Special Events

Colorado artist and former Loveland resident, Dena Peterson, was one of 125 international artists selected from 5000 portfolio submissions to recreate scenes in oil paint based on Van Gogh’s paintings. Loving Vincent is truly a labor of love and tribute to the life and struggles of Van Gogh as told through his paintings. An award-winning artist, Dena’s paintings have been exhibited in regional, national, and international shows. She received her training at the Loveland Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Students League of Denver, and the Scottsdale Artists School.

Film Preview Presentation with Dena Peterson
Tuesday, January 22, 6 pm
Devereaux Room at the Rialto Theater
Dena will share her unique experiences as a painter and animator for the Academy Award-Nominated film, “Loving Vincent.”


Loving Vincent Screening
Wednesday, January 23, 7 pm
Rialto Theater
Tickets $6
Film screening followed by a Q&A with
Dena Peterson. (p.26)
PG-13. 1 hour, 34 minutes.

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Van Gogh Painting Workshop
Thursday, January 24, 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Fee: $50 ($40 Museum Members)
Students will need to bring own supplies

In this workshop, Dena will share what she learned as she studied and painted scenes for the film in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. A supply list will be available upon online registration. 10 students max.