He did a fantastic job, Cain enthuses. I was so excited about having him do the jurying, because he just really loves looking at art. And hes got some of that art-snob thing going on, too, which I think is probably essential for an art critic. Paglia had to narrow the show down to about 35 works from a pool of 170 submissions no small feat and Cain, a big advocate of art collecting and local artists, promises that the result is stunning. It will show the city of Denver how strong some of the work is here, she says. Overall, its going to be super-powerful.
Art District Best of 2010 opens with a catered reception and awards gala from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at eventgallery 910Arts, 910 Santa Fe, and continues through January 16. Admission to the gala is only $5; get tickets in advance at http://artdistrictbest.eventbrite.com.
Nov. 19-Jan. 29, 2010