ART & SOUL
- Exhibition: ART & SOUL
- Showing: April 2nd 2015 - April 26th 2015
- Opening Reception: APRIL 18TH, 6.30PM
For Immediate Release Contact: Kim McCarty
Art Students League’s ART&SOUL to Feature Artists from Across the US, Selected by Christoph Heinrich of DAM
Biennial Gala | Fine Art Sale & Auction
Exhibition: April 2 – 25, 2015
Gala | Fine Art Sale & Auction: April 18, 2015
SPACE Gallery | 400 Santa Fe Drive, Denver
The Art Students League of Denver’s (ASLD) biennial gala, ART&SOUL will feature work juried by Christoph Heinrich, PhD, Frederick & Jan Mayer Director of the Denver Art Museum. Presented by Delta Dental of Colorado, the ART&SOUL gala and juried exhibition will be held at SPACE Gallery in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. The exhibition will be on view April 2 – 25, 2015 in conjunction with the fundraising gala on April 18 to benefit the programing and mission of ASLD. Work from the exhibition will be available for purchase at the gala, in addition to artwork from invited artists that will be available for auction exclusively the night of the gala.
Of the 420 entries from across the country for the ART&SOUL juried exhibition, Heinrich narrowed the field down to 75 pieces. The juried work represents a wide breadth of media and genres that reflect on the meaning of soul. “It’s been a great journey to travel through the 420 entries for the Art Students League exhibition: Many delivered visual reflections of what the soul is and how it can be expressed through art. I still don’t totally know where that soul lies, and to what purpose, but I found many different ways to search for it, play with it, catch it and define it! And with that – soul or not – there is a lot of great art that can be explored by soul mates and kindred spirits in the splendid new rooms of SPACE gallery,” reflected Heinrich of his jury process. Heinrich will also curate the exhibition with ASLD’s gallery manager, Robin Whatley. Work from the juried artists can be viewed before the opening at ASLD.org.
ASLD’s ART&SOUL biennial gala, with honorary gala chairpersons, Landis and Sharon Martin will feature artful culinary delights, creative cocktails, vibrant entertainment and an exclusive fine art sale and auction. The ART&SOUL Host Committee is chaired by Fritz and Stacy Smith. Smith, senior vice president for IHS and long-time supporter of ASLD expects the event to sell out based on the art community’s overwhelming support of ASLD’s. Tickets can be purchased at ASLD.org.
Delta Dental of Colorado has signed on a Presenting Sponsor. “Art is at the heart of what makes Denver a vibrant and special place, and we are thrilled to support the Art Students League of Denver in helping local artists reach their full potential. The ART&SOUL exhibit and gala is a not-to-be-missed event for anyone with an interest in the arts,” said Greg Vochis, controller for Delta Dental of Colorado and ASLD board member.
In addition to artwork from the juried exhibition, gala revelers will be able to bid on 20 exclusive pieces from invited ASLD artists. The auction work will be available exclusively the night of the gala and features the work of such area luminaries as Daniel Sprick, Andrea Kemp, Quang Ho, Molly Davis, Clark Richert, Tony Ortega, Homare Ikeda and Martha Russo. As a special perk for Elite Patron ticket holder, Kevin Sloan, this year’s ART&SOUL featured artist will open up his studio for an exclusive brunch and tour on April 12. Invited auction work can be viewed at ASLD.org.
New this year to the biennial gala are efforts to draw in the under 40, young professional through the Moxie Mob $50 ticket. “It’s a great bargain for an all-inclusive evening of great food cocktails and entertainment,” said Kate Rooney of Wells Fargo, as well as board member for ASLD and one of the gala’s Moxie Mob Committee chairs. Rooney summed up the Moxie Mob best, “The driving force behind ASLD’s new Moxie Mob is to provide Denver’s future business leaders with a path to support and appreciate Denver’s emerging artists.”
The ART&SOUL exhibition can be viewed at SPACE Gallery, during regular business hours, April 2 – 25, 2015. Tickets for the April 18, ART&SOUL Gala can be purchased online at ASLD.org. The Patron Champagne Preview begins at 5:30 and the main event at 6:30. Please visit ASLD.org to purchase tickets and for more information on the exhibition and gala.
About the Art Students League of Denver:
Established in 1987, The Art Students League of Denver provides an inclusive art community where professional artists guide individuals of all abilities to reach their highest potential. The Art Students League of Denver, along with the Denver Public Library, recently won the 2013 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.