On Saturday, May 17, the RiNo gallery Arthaus will hold a gala to christen the opening of its “Windows to the Divine” exhibition. This unusual installation combines the works of well-known and emerging artists (59 of them in all, primarily American) under one roof as part of the eighth Fra Angelico Celebration of Art & Spirituality.
Despite the exhibit’s title, only a small portion of the art is explicitly religious. Organizers have intentionally juxtaposed woks of contemporary realism, abstract expressionism, and traditional styles to demonstrate the myriad forms inspiration and spirituality can have.
The gala begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday the 17th—the exhibit itself opens on Friday and runs until June 7, but by purchasing a $150 ticket to the gala, you’ll get access to Friday's pre-sale of the works. To encourage budding art collectors, organizers have convinced many of the participating artists to offer their work at discounted prices to patrons under 45 years old. The gala will also feature a unique “art and wine” pairing in which local sommeliers have selected particular vintages to accompany certain works, and anyone who buys one of them will receive a bottle of the respective wine.
Finally, Arthaus will offer classes for new art collectors throughout the exhibit’s run. On Sunday, June 1, the gallery is hosting a free viewing party and seminar about the topic, and the gallery is always free to visit between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
For more information, visit the Arthaus website.