Arts and Culture

Desirée Holman brings auras and aliens to the Philip J. Steele Gallery at RMCAD

Oakland-based artist Desirée Holman is admittedly a bit of a geek when it comes to otherworldly things, from auras to aliens, and that's the subject matter she taps visually in her ongoing project, Sophont. Begun in 2012, Sophont is a multimedia mixture of light, video, sound and physical paintings that incorporates both pop culture-driven imagery and more atmospheric visions.

See also: 100 Colorado Creatives: Cortney Lane Stell

Curator Cortney Lane Stell brings Holman and Sophont -- in all its spacey parts and pieces -- to the Philip J. Steele Gallery at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design for an exhibition that opens tonight with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. and then runs through November 23. The gallery is open daily except Sundays; visit the website for more information.

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