Duke Beardsley Checks Into Pop-Up Studio at the Four Seasons Today

Yeehaw! The National Western Stock Show is in town, which means that Denver hotels are full of boots and cowboy hats. The Four Seasons is offering an artful twist: Today Western artist Duke Beardsley will take up residence in the front of the Edge bar/lounge, where he'll be painting throughout the month. See also: National Western Stock Show Adds a Barbecue Throwdown Beardsley is the hotel's first "artist in residence," and not only will he be painting in his pop-up studio -- and painting fast, judging from the piece he produced during a preview this week -- but he'll also host a variety of events over the next few weeks, including visits from other artists.

On January 13, photographer Brown W.Cannon III will join Beardsley for a cocktail-hour confab from 4 to 8 p.m.

On January 20, Denver native Scott Parker, who now lives in France, will be painting at the hotel all day, and then join in a cocktail party from 4 to 8 p.m.

On January 27, contemporary artists Virginia Diaz Saiki will join Beardsley for the day, which will be capped off by another cocktail gathering from 4 to 8 p.m.

That's not all.... At noon on January 23, the hotel will host the Western Fashion Luncheon featuring Rockmount Ranchwear and the art of Duke Beardsley. Tickets are $22, and include an Edge quartet lunch. And at 6 p.m. on January 28, Dinner with Duke will feature the artist and a Colorado ranch- focused, five-course dinner; tickets are $100.

For more information, call the Four Season at 303-389-3300. See more of Beardsley's work at dukebeardsleystudio.com -- or catch him in person every weekday by the Edge.

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