The pieces on display include lithography, etchings and engravings in a wide range of style and subject matter, from John Steuart Curry's striking "John Brown" featuring a bellowing man with his arms thrown wide, the heavens behind him responding to his furor to Martin Lewis's sweet and nostalgic image of a woman gazing outside a window at the setting sun, framed by clotheslines. "There's a dimension of this work that is socially conscious in a way that is consonant with people's desire to see art reflect and mirror moral values," Zalkind continues. "In other words, morality and beauty can actually spring from the same source and serve the same function."
Good Impressions opens today with a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. and remains on display through April 13. Visit www.mizelcenter.org or call 303-399-2660 for information.
Feb. 17-April 13, 2008