It's hard to believe that in the midst of all this good work, Renteria is also a fine folk artist in her own right, an aspect of her personality that doesn't seem so important to her at the moment. Yet the show must go on: She's taken a series of paintings inspired by her young daughter Serena's close relationship with a tsunami victim they bonded with in Thailand and wove them into A Wave of Inspiration, a beautiful children's book. The paintings and the book will be featured during grand-opening festivities this weekend at the relocated boutique Oilily, now at 3000 East Third Avenue, which Renteria touts as carrying "the quintessential folk-art line for clothing."
See Renteria's work through October 7; call 303-322-8869.
Sept. 7-Oct. 7, 2007