February 3rd - 21st
Columbine UU Church is hosting our first BIPOC art show, showcasing the creative and colorful work of Denver based artist Mario Sauceda. Mario has been active in the local art community for many decades and we are blessed to have him as our first featured artist.
About the artist: Mario was inspired to artistic pursuits from an early age by his mother’s artwork. His work today exudes a lifetime process that fuses spiritual content with artistic mastery of composition and execution. His paintings hang in collections throughout the world, and he has completed dozens of prestigious commissions. Born and based in Denver, CO, Mario’s cultural lineage includes Yaqui Indian and Hebrew, influences to which he adds his deep experience with eastern wisdom ways through his lifelong learning in traditional martial arts, Chinese medicine and yoga. All of these influences and more, combined with his dedicated participation in Native American ceremonial practices, serve to inform his work in ways which he discovers on a daily basis. From mystery teachings and ancestral ways, and from sources also unseen, he works out his art all the better to serve humankind’s urge for a spiritual evolution, a harmonious kinship among infinite diversity.
Mario’s work is on display in the Columbine UU Church’s sanctuary from January 20-February 21st. Please join us for a Reception to celebrate Mario’s work Friday, February 3rd, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
We also invite you to help keep our walls hung with the work of various artists both from within our church and the local community. We look forward to showcasing the work of youth as well as up and coming BIPOC or artists from other traditionally marginalized groups who are looking for a first opening where they can display and sell their work. Please celebrate with us to build relationships in the wider community. If you have ideas or artists that you would like to share with the Art Show Committee, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.