Why is it that wolves are one of the most mysterious, even other-worldly of images?They are so magnificent and yet figure chillingly in many tales of adventure, even the oft-told children’s story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. They have been the focus of harsh, bloody encounters almost to the point of extinction, yet they emerge in many nature studies as nurturing and collaborative within their packs. Whatever the reasons wolves may frighten or intrigue us, one thing’s for sure: we can’t look away!
VISIONS WEST galleries (Denver, Livingston, Bozeman) have partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council, to host HOWL,
a group exhibition in their Denver location, to support education and awareness about wolves and to support their preservation and their habitat. Participating artists were asked to create works exploring the wolf’s many aspects, from myths and legends to their current plight in the Rocky Mountains. A portion of sales will go to benefit the NRDC’s ongoing work.
The show opens on April 22nd, with a reception at 1715 Wazee Street, Denver, from 6-9 p.m. It runs through May 5,
2010. Fifteen artists, including Duke Beardsley, Rocky Hawkins, Robert McCauley, Mary Roberson, and Matt Flint, among others, will be showing their interpretations on the theme. ROCKY HAWKINS WILL BE PRESENT AT THE GALLERY ON 4/22 !!
Visions West is open Monday–Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm – Phone: 303.292.0909
-- Rosemary Carstens
(Images: upper left, Rocky Hawkins, Yellow Wolf Howl (12x12 oil on board); right, Robert McCauley, A Brief History of Westward Expansion (29x35 oil on canvas); lower left, Mary Roberson, Omega Serenade (22x14 oil on canvas)