Diehl Gallery is celebrating the holidays by hanging new works from its world-renowned roster of artists. The holiday show is one of Diehl’s two group affairs during the year, after the summer fete.

The show’s title, “Bright and Beautiful,” is fitting. Featuring work from 14 artists, the show’s unifying thread is its inclusion of luminescent works that cause you to question what it is you’re even looking at.

Miya Ando’s new works are no exception. If you’re not familiar with Ando, but have been to Diehl, she is famous for her reflective, dynamic paintings on aluminum.

“The works on aluminum have layers of pigment, urethane, resin and many other substances on them that Ando uses to create luminescent jewels that capture the imagination,” sales manager Kiera Wakeman said.

Ando contributed a series of new aluminum pieces, as well as delicate leaf mandalas and burnt-wood panels, that use drastically different techniques but are grounded in the same philosophy: to “invite the viewer to look and wonder,” Wakeman said.

The show includes artwork from Claire Brewster, Matt Devine, Helen Durant, Jeri Eisenberg, Jeremy Houghton, Anastasia Kimmett, Kollabs, Udo Noger, Caprice Pierucci, Angie Renfro, Jason Rohlf, Hunt Slonem and JenMarie Zeleznak.

The works hanging at Diehl Gallery are often layered, reflective and sparkling (with diamond dust, no less).

Of course, there’s no way our newsprint can showcase the complexity of these wonderful jewels — so be sure to go see them for yourself.

Diehl is hosting a reception during the Holiday Gallery Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

This winter, the gallery is also staying open late for Apres and Art. From 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays you’re invited to come sip wine or hot chocolate and peruse art after a day in the mountains. Ski attire is welcome. 

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