2009 Governor’s Invitational Art Show and Sale
The 18th annual Colorado Governor’s Art Show fills the galleries at Loveland Museum/Gallery through May 17, 2009. Featured are the works of 56 of Colorado’s finest painters and sculptors. The show is staged by the Thompson Valley Rotary and Loveland Rotary Clubs with proceeds used for Rotary projects in Larimer County. All works – watercolors, pastels, acrylics, oils, mixed media and sculpture – are for sale.
Show director, Judy Archibald says, "The governor’s show offers an excellent opportunity for collectors to view works by some of the best and brightest artistic talents." Paintings by Kit Hevron Mahoney, Quang Ho, Michael Untiedt are annual favorites. A large number of sculptors make the Loveland area home. Locals George Lundeen, Rosetta, George Walbye and Fritz White are among the 15 represented in this year’s show.
The show is open Tuesday – Friday 10am-5pm, Thursday evening until 9pm, Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday noon – 4pm. No admission fee is charge; you can support the show by purchasing the full-color catalog, raffle tickets and, of course, the art. Donations gratefully accepted.
Nancy’s Notes: You’ll find sculpture in publics places throughout the Loveland community – "Mighty Casey" by Mark Lundeen at the Barnes Softball Complex, in front of businesses and firehouses, in parks and the civic center. A trip to Loveland should include a search for sculpture. Benson Park Sculpture Garden at 29th and Beech Drive exhibits the highest concentration with over 100 permanent installations. Studios, galleries and foundries further the visitor’s art experience.
My favorite lunch site in Loveland is Schmidt’s Bakery & Deli at 808 14th SW. Don’t leave without something from the bakery – a sweet treat.