Monday, March 19, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Show ReCap

Alright, I think it's safe to say we're on a roll.  Now, let's keep rolling!

The Knight's of Columbus council #539 has always hosted a  huge St. Patrick's Day party to go along with the annual Denver Parade, and this year they offered the downstairs hall for us to set up in during the day's events.  What a wonderful gift!  Catholic Art and Culture got lots of publicity and we are headed down the right road for the rest of the year!  Let's keep it up, People!

(Again, I brought my camera, but as Nicole can attest to, I didn't take pictures.  I forgot I even had it with me, I was having so much fun.  But I'm hoping some of the other artists did, and I'm really, really hoping they will either email them to me, or post them here on their own.  Pretty please?)

Here are a few shots of the superstar of the show- Erik Feltes' Lucky Pipe.  How appropriate for the day!  I believe this is still available for sale if anybody is interested.
 You can read more about this pipe on Erik's Blog, here
Remember, our next show is NOT the first weekend of April, as that is Good Friday, but is the following weekend, April 13th and 14th- Divine Mercy weekend! See you then!  If you're interested in learning more about how you can support Catholic Art and Culture in Colorado in the mean time, let us know!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Poster for St. Patrick's Day show

Spread the news!  1 week from tomorrow.  Thanks to Mark for the great poster, and thanks to all the guys who spent the day passing out the posters around town.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Ok, so i don't have any pictures to share with you yet from this past weekend's show, but let me just say this.


We had probably 75 people come through the door Friday night, and another good group for the art lesson on Saturday.  We couldn't be more thrilled!  And to top it all off, we had both amazing art and fabulous works of fiction and non-fiction being displayed.  Friday night we had 3 readings by authors, and another reading on Saturday. 

This thing is really starting to take shape!

So now, here's the scope.  We're having another show... on March 17th.  And it's a biggie.

The Knight's of Columbus traditionally have always had a big St. Patrick's Day party to accompany the big parade through downtown.  This year, St Patty's day is actually on a Saturday, and the Knights have generously lent us the basement hall for the day so that we can show downstairs while you party upstairs.  They'll have beer, and food, and Irish Step Dancing, and bagpipes, and beer.  Oh, and beer.  There's a small entry fee (somebody help me out with how much?  $5 comes to mind) but it's a grand party and you'll love it!  Downstairs will be us, and we're bringing out all the big guns!  The Knights have waived their typical 10% donation for the day and we are going to be able to donate 25% of all sales directly to Catholic Education in the Diocese!  And wait, there's more!  YOU- that's right, you, the buyer of all our fine art- are going to pick where your donation goes!  If you have kids at St. James and you want your donation to go there, BAM!  there it goes!  If you work with a Homeschool co-op and think they deserve the extra buck, it goes straight to them.  How about your home parishes Religious Education Department?  Think they need a little boost?  Buy art, and they'll get 25% of your sale price in their pockets!

This is a very special event, and we're excited beyond imagination about it!  So come on down to the KofC hall from 10-7 of March 17th.  This is a 1 day only event, so don't miss it!  And don't forget your checkbook- the donation special only lasts 1 day!

Stay tuned, our next regularly scheduled show will be the week after Easter, April 13th and 14th, instead of the first weekend so as not to conflict with Holy Week.  After that it will be back to the regular First Friday Schedule for the remainder of the year.

I'll post pictures as soon as I get them.  Jen?