The Pueblo West View

‘Western Landscapes’ reception set Aug. 8

W alking along the historic Union Avenue, one might look up at the buildings and witness history.

The architectural importance of the buildings dates back over a century, with the Union Avenue Historic Commercial District known as the oldest business district in Pueblo.

The area developed quickly following the platting of South Pueblo in 1872, with the first brick buildings appearing in the early 1880’s.

Originally a wholesale and warehouse district associated with the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, Union Avenue experienced a major flooding of the Arkansas River in June 1921.

For local photographer Linda Cates and artists Steven Mason, the architectural taste of Pueblo has become a featured item.

The artists are opening their first show together in “Architectural Tastes” from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at Steel City Art Works in Pueblo.

The show will include Cates colorful architectural photographs of Pueblo and the Creative Corridor.

Mason’s paintings include various architectural “tastes” of homes, from the bungalow to the beach house.

Cates has won awards for her work judged at various art shows, as well as the Colorado State Fair.

Her work has also been displayed at libraries, galleries, restaurants and other businesses.

She is a member of the Southern Colorado Photography Society and the Pueblo Art Guild and former Board member of the Guild.

For more information, email lindacates11@gmail.com.

Mason is a cartographer and photographer, whose love of art began in high school.

Although primarily a sketch artist, he has branched out into more colorful paintings because of his love of architecture.

He can be emailed at cartosteve@gmail.com.

DETAILS

Local artist Terry Cates will have an opening reception for “Western Landscapes” from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library, Second Floor, Hispanic Resource Center.

The show will run through August.

Cates began painting colorful landscapes more recently, feeling a kindred spirit to Grandma Moses.

He has won awards at the Pueblo Art Guild and is excited about the unique art coming off his easel.

His work has been shown at Steel City Art Works and the Pueblo Art Guild.

He can be emailed at terrylindacates@aol.com.

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