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Sacred art exhibit in River North to benefit Dominicans

The Fra Angelico Celebration of Art and Spirituality, sponsored by the Colorado Dominican Vocation Foundation (CDVF), will be held May 17 through June 6 at ArtHaus in the River North (RiNo) Arts District, near downtown Denver.

The celebration, held every other year by the CDVF, supports the nonprofit in providing spiritual and financial support for the Dominican novices studying to become priests and brothers at the Dominican Novitiate house of formation in Denver.

The focal point of the celebration will be the Windows to the Divine art exhibit and sale featuring more than 80 original works of sacred art from 57 artists representing Christian, Jewish and Native American traditions. Through art, the CDVF aims to promote interfaith dialogue and the vocations of the artists and the Dominican order. They believe artists are inspired by the divine and have a special vocation to bring beauty into the world and thereby promote the good, according to a CDVF statement.

Since 2011 they have helped educate 19 novices at the Dominican novitiate, who minister in the Church serving the poor, sick, elderly and youth at Samaritan House homeless shelter, Mullen Home for the Aged, St. Vincent de Paul School and Escuela de Guadalupe.

The gala opening, which will include light supper and cocktails, will be held at ArtHaus at 3343 Larimer St. beginning at 6:30 p.m. May 17. Tickets range from $75 to $150 per person. For more information, visit www.windowstothedivine.org or contact Shannon Robinson at 303-679-1365 or Shannon@artistcalling.com. Following the opening, the exhibit will remain open to the public, at no charge, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays.



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