Baur's Restaurant and Listening Lounge's new fine-art program kicks off with a show by Denver artist Adam Buehler. Today's opening reception, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the restaurant, will include sips and snacks, and Buehler will be on hand. He'll return to Baur's tomorrow through Saturday for live-painting sessions.
Buehler, a grad student in architecture at the University of Colorado Denver, is the former Reach Studio program coordinator at RedLine Gallery. He graduated from the University of Denver in 2006, and recently worked in art education in the Denver Public Schools.
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“I feel that the power of abstract art is in its openness, its ability to welcome each person — whoever they are, and wherever they are coming from — and bring that person in and offer them a chance to look back at themselves," says Buehler on Baur's website. "My paintings evolve as I work; I rarely start a painting with an idea in mind. One step leads to the next. One color suggests another color to follow. One shape calls for a different one to overlap it. I look for shapes, colors, texture and spacing that complement each other, that work together to form a cohesive and balanced whole. It sometimes feels like a puzzle. For me, this process and action of putting marks on the canvas surface is just as important as the finished piece."
Baur's plans to display a new artist's work every four months, and a portion of all art sales will be donated to local art programs or schools chosen by the featured artist. Buehler’s art will be displayed at Baur’s through mid-August; he chose Reach Studio at Redline to receive a portion of his art sales. Get all the details at baursrestaurant.com.