Hoffman Fine Art will present an evening of eclectic works
September 24, 2013
Don Hoffman, owner of Hoffman Fine Art in the Redstone Center, knows that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
"Not everybody likes the same things," Hoffman said during an interview with The Park Record. "Some people don’t like what I put out on display, so I try to offer different things."
In addition to sculptures and paintings, Hoffman showcased Fazioli pianos, Ducati motorcycles and Cirrus Aircrafts.
On Friday, Sept. 27, Hoffman will also welcome Colorado-based jeweler Ingrid Antoni, during an opening artist reception from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Antoni, the former owner of the Golden Bough jewelry stores that were located in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jackson Hole, Wyo., stopped the retail business to privately create her jewelry.
Hoffman has followed Antoni’s work for more than 50 years and reached out to her last year.
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"I’ve always wanted to handle her work, because she does some great stuff," he said. "It’s very contemporary, and I like the fact that her style is a little rugged and sophisticated in the same tone. I like her creativity and the rustic look she gives her work."
Hoffman’s favorite pieces are Antoni’s bracelets.
"I just think they are so pretty," he said.
Antoni will be featured in the Hoffman Fine Art Gallery, located one door west of the Hoffman Fine Art Showroom, Friday.
"We will have her sit at the desk in the gallery because it’s a little more intimate," Hoffman said. "That way she’ll have a desk to work at and a cabinet to display her pieces."
Hoffman talked with the jeweler a year ago and told her he had a venue her for her to showcase the works.
"I really want people to see how great she is," he said.
While Hoffman’s gallery will host Antoni, his showroom will be alive with other activities that night.
Representatives of Cirrus Aircraft will be on site to take people on virtual tours of their airplanes, including the Cirrus Vision SF50, through the video registry that will be accessible through a big-screen, digital TV.
"The SF50 is a jet and flies 300 miles per hour and has a range of 1,100 miles," Hoffman said. "Hopefully, he’ll sell a plane or two."
The event will also feature works from other artists such as painters Ray, Gary and Trevor Swanson, Brownell McGrew and sculptors Stanley Wanlass and Greg Woodard.
Wanlass will be in attendance, said Hoffman.
"Their works have always made my heart sing and I always loved to be around them," Hoffman said of the artists. "I’ve always wanted people to appreciate them like I do."
As an added bonus, Safari Experts owner Tim Lapage will participate in the event to book safaris, Hoffman said.
"We’re able to get some cool things to show here," he said. "We hope people will come and meet Ingrid and look around at the other works of art we have on display."
Hoffman Fine Art, 1678 W. Redstone Center Dr., Suite 110-115, will host an evening of art on Friday, Sept. 27, from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.hoffmansfineart.com.
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