New art gallery opens downtown

The Mardosz Fine Art Gallery will open at 109 S. Carona St. on Friday.

Artist Chuck Mardosz and his wife Diana Love found a garage building across Corona from the Cottonwood Center for the Arts at 427 E. Colorado Avenue earlier this year and turned it into a gallery.

The couple hopes their addition to the enclave sheltered by railroad tracks will contribute to  an emerging arts district in the area.

The Mardosz Fine Art Gallery will showcase Mardosz’s oil paintings and bronze sculptures, as well as works by Eric Michaels, Richard Dahlquist and Dean Made.

Mardosz and Love opened their own gallery because gallery commissions have been climbing throughout the country during the economic downturn.

The gallery will open Friday at 3 p.m. for its grand opening, and will keep regular hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.