Rudi Cerri, the public-art administrator for the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, has organized a series of art shows over the past year at the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The latest is Heart Land, which features a dozen large-scale pastel drawings by Chandler Romeo that depict landscapes of the eastern plains punctuated by manmade elements (one is pictured).
Romeo is well-known in Denver -- she and her husband, Reed Weimer, have been the prime movers behind the art-friendly strip at 37th Avenue and Navajo Street -- and a number of her pieces can be found in various public and private collections in the region. She’s also a past winner of the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and the Denver Art Museum’s AFKEY Award. She is represented by Sandra Phillips Gallery.
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There’s only one problem with Heart Land: It can only be seen by those who have tickets to productions at the Buell, which is a pretty steep price to pay to see an art show, no matter how good it is. Well, there is one way to get into the Buell free: Go to the opening reception tonight, Monday, June 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 720-865-4313 or go to www.denvergov.org/publicart. -- Michael Paglia