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Odd, Quirky & Curious Art at the Creek

The 2014 Cherry Creek Arts Festival was part Old Curiosity Shop wonder and slick new organic shapes and colors.  The miles of booths brought to mind memorabilia of another time and place.  I noticed the trend for recycled-objects-art was waning and there were few fine art photography booths. This show was unusual but lovely with its odd, nostalgic, narrative tone. Contemporary art mixed elegantly with classic, vintage themes, style and colors.

The art work below is exactly why I came away with ‘nostalgia’ in my conscientiousness. See for yourself.

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I was enchanted with the sepia intonations in many of the works, and the use of multi-mixed mediums to create a work of art. The brown & black, pen & ink drawn and colored over a collection of old music sheets was typical and original.  I was transported to the pages of Grimm’s Fairy Tales and the bewitching art of early children’s book illustrations, prints and re-touched photography. The feeling I took away from the festival was, let me say, a circus poster.  Colorful exquisite details in the art,  elegantly reminiscent of an eye-popping, vintage color poster that brought a sense of excitement to the moment. I felt like the circus was coming.

 

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List of artists:

Beverly Hayden, Chattanooga, TN; Valerie Bunnell, Northampton, MA; Bradford J. Salamon; Claudia Roulier, Denver, CO; Richard Ryan, Bourbonnais, IL; Brianna Martray, Denver, CO; Cali Hobgood, Urbana, IL.

 

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Strut Your Stuff

 

And, it’s FREE.

For the first time ever, Cherry Creek North is kicking off Fashion Week in a big way! On the evening of September 6th, style lovers will whet their appetites of the latest fall fashions at in-store events throughout Cherry Creek North, followed by a runway fashion show on Fillmore Plaza featuring Cherry Creek North boutiques.

Cherry Creek North stores are pulling out all the stops in preparation for this big night in fashion by planning fabulous in-store events from 6 – 8pm. Guests can expect everything from trunk shows to mini fashion shows to complimentary services, giveaways, and more. Nearly 40 stores are participating and event details can be found at CherryCreekNorth.com.

Immediately following the in-store events, there will be a spectacular runway fashion show at 9pm on Fillmore Plaza. The show will feature 11 boutiques, which will give the audience a taste of the diverse collection of fashion offerings available in Cherry Creek North. The boutiques featured in this year’s show will be: Alicia the Boutique, Eccentricity, Felice Bridal, Garbarini, Lawrence Covell, Mariel, SOL… Store of Lingerie, and Marks Lloyd Furs. Jewelry is being provided by Oster Jewelers, and there will also be a surprise children’s component provided by Little Me’s and Little Feet. Each of these stores will walk the 88 foot runway showcasing their fall and winter looks that can be found in stores this September!

This event benefits Goodwill Industries of Denver’s programs that outfit individuals for success. As you’re walking through Cherry Creek North between now and September 6th, you may notice some life-size blue, “Success Silhouettes” that represent the tremendous stories of six individuals that have been greatly impacted by the phenomenal work that Goodwill has done in our community. We are proud to partner with them on this event and help drive awareness of their programs.

Our official partners are: 303 Magazine, FirstBank, Little Black Dress Vodka, Little Black Dress Wine, Great Divide, Piatti, and Cuppy Cakes of Cherry Creek. Guest should be sure to strut their stuff on the 303 Magazine red carpet for a photo opportunity on Fillmore Plaza from 6pm – 9pm.

The entire event is free and open to anyone; however there will be a limited number of reserved VIP tickets for sale for the fashion show. VIP tickets include (depending on level purchased): Reserved runway seat, access to the VIP party before the show (complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres), free parking, and a goodie bag. Additional details for Cherry Creek North’s celebration of fashion are being finalized and will be announced as September 6th approaches!

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