It’s a Little Bit Chile, Opening reception, Sept. 7, 5-8 p.m., on display through Sept. 30, Steel City Art Works,
216 S. Union Ave., Pueblo, steelcityartworks.com.
ueblo loves its peppers — a fact well understood by any of the 140,000 folks (yearly) who have attended the city’s annual Chile & Frijoles Festival
and taken advantage of two of Pueblo’s most popular staples, the Mirasol pepper and pinto beans. To build up some excitement for the celebration (which will take place Sept. 21-23), Steel City Art Works
will present an exhibit of chile-inspired art, alongside a showcase of four featured artists. Peruse still-life oil paintings by George Ivins; Katheryn Jacobsen’s impressive woodwork; eclectic, colorful artwork of many mediums by Sharon Orman; and unique wood and metal sculptures by Lionel Trujillo. In addition to the featured artists, guest artist Mary Schafer will display her watercolors, and photographer David S. Hayden will showcase Pueblo County through a series of photos. This exhibit of artists, like the Chile Festival itself, is all about celebrating what makes Pueblo unique.