Over the Rainbow

Artist Shelley Irish-Smith spent a year creating Chakra Rainbow, a self-portrait project detailing the imbalance and subsequent healing of her body’s energy systems. Through fifteen oil paintings, Irish-Smith explores various stages of the seven chakras. “I used these paintings to speak to my own archetypes,” explains the certified Reiki master. “My goal was to bring that healing to the masses.”

Tonight’s opening reception at 910 Arts, 910 Santa Fe Drive, kicks off the gallery’s restorative-workshop series, which will run until April 30 and explore healing practices through art, yoga and healthy eating, as well as metaphysical work with plants, stones and crystals. Irish-Smith will teach a handful of the classes; other workshop leaders will include experts in the field of energy work. Tonight’s reception is free; classes cost between $13 and $42. For more information, go to www.910arts.com or call 303-815-1779.
March 18-April 30, 2011

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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