‘Embracing the impermanence in our universe – in shifting sands, in the flowers that bud, then blossom, then fade, in the ebb and flow of our connections with others – compels us to seize the opportunities and appreciate the gifts we have right now in a quest to live every moment to its fullest.’ – this concept is explored in Beth Erickson Sand’s art exhibit, “Ephemerality”, which will be on display at Alliance Française de Denver now through December 23, 2017. On the evening of December 1, 2017, a special reception, along with the “First Friday” art walk, will take place.
“This series, varied in visual tone, celebrates the stroll through the flower garden, the open water dive over a busy coral reef, the richness of our relationships and the energetic journey of lives well lived,” said Sand. “This show is dedicated with love to my father, Albert Erickson.”
Her current exhibit is an exploration of the ephemerality of our universe, and the fleeting nature of beauty. Her chosen mediums are acrylics on glass, canvas and wood, emphasizing texture and color, using techniques and tools that vary with each piece.
“My paintings are the visual expression of bold emotion on canvas or glass. Taking a Jungian approach to art, I do not meticulously plan my paintings but rather start with a loosely abstract idea and let the creative process mold and shape the piece as I work,” said Sand. “Specific personal emotions dominate each individual piece, but as in most abstract work, each piece is subject to individual interpretation by the observer.”
The Artist’s Reception will be held on December 1, 2017, from 6-8 pm in the gallery at Alliance Française de Denver, 571 Galapago Street in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. Stop by between 5 and 8 PM to meet the artist and view the show while enjoying French wines and cheeses. This event is sponsored in part by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty. Then pencil December 1st into your schedule for the “First Friday” art walk; the gallery will be open from 6-8 pm. Food and drink will be served and parking is free.
A portion of the proceeds from all sales at this exhibition will benefit Alliance Française de Denver as well as Hope Communities, a local non-profit organization that offers individuals and families in greater Denver safe and affordable housing enriched by services.
To make a night of it, come early and then head two blocks west to the Santa Fe Art District for more First Friday art fun- a great way to kick off the late fall/winter season.
Chicago born and raised, Beth moved to Colorado in 1996. She worked primarily on sculpture until the late 1990’s when she found herself inspired to paint. The majority of her work is abstract expressionism with some notable departures including abstract nudes. Beth has an art studio in River North (RiNo); hours are by appointment. By day, Beth lives her other passion; she is a Realtor® with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, uniting extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives.
For more information, contact LIV Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Beth Erickson Sand at 720.353.2384. For all of your real estate needs, visit, www.livsothebysrealty.com.