Arts and Culture

Choki Gallery Will Bring Bhutan to Denver This Weekend

Casey Hartnett gave up a career in finance to travel the world without a plan -- just guided by his spirit. "If something felt good, then that's the path I chose," Hartnet says. "I just kept following beautiful things. If something made sense, then that's where I would go."

Through a series of twists and turns, Hartnett landed in Bhutan, a small country tucked between China and India. Harnett quickly fell in love with the country, and two years later he's created Choki, a non-profit that showcases art and cultures from developing countries. Choki will open its gallery space inside Carmen Wiedenhoeft on Saturday, November 1 with a permanent exhibit of Bhutanese artwork, including scarves, paintings, drawings, mandalas and photography.

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Amanda Moutinho
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