“HIGH POINT, The Art of Showing Horses” opened in Westminster, Co at a celebratory reception during the Kentucky Derby weekend at the Westminster Brewing Company, May 2nd & 3rd. Wearing their best Derby bonnets, patrons vied for signature shirts by watercolor artist, Cheri Isgreen. Prizes were awarded for the “Derby Winner,” (best hat), to Nicole Grabowski & the “Daily Double,” (best themed hats worn by 2 people), to Rhonda Smith and Nancy Kelso. Patrons learned to fold a paper horse, (called Zhezi in China) and experimented with Chinese brush painting. A local jazz combo provided tasty musical selections to the festive atmosphere.
A fun group of friends participated in Saturday’s workshop, “Muse & Brews.” Cheri led the group with tips and techniques to discovery their Muses through found objects. We enjoyed watching the Kentucky Derby back stories and the big race while sampling the Brewery’s exemplary craft beers and playing with art materials, techniques, and ideas.
The show features artwork by Barb Haynie, acrylics and Cheri Isgreen, watercolor, depicting horses in a wide variety of contexts and disciplines, with something for all viewers and patrons. The new hanging system showcases the artwork in complementary settings, with the art grouped by subject matter and/or themes. “High Point” in Westminster is a benefit for the Colorado Horsecare Foodbank. 10% of all art sales will be donated to the CHF. “High Point” continues through the end of May
The Westminster Brewing Company boasts a casual, friendly setting with a roomy bar area and a cozy conference room.
7655 West 108th Avenue, Unit 600,Westminster, CO 80021