In ‘Holy Moly’ Denver Art Show, Artists Explore What Religion Means To Them

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Religion and its influence is something artist Niza Knoll says she thinks about a lot.

Born in Haifa, Israel, Knoll came to the United States with her family when she was still a child. She says she was the only Jewish student in her classes at that time and that made her feel excluded.

This is a feeling she's held on too and, more recently, Knoll wondered how often other artists think about their faith. That's the premise of her juried art show "Holy Moly: Religious Commentary in Contemporary Art." It's up at her gallery, Niza Knoll Gallery, in Denver's Arts District on Santa Fe through next Saturday. Knoll says she received about 250 submissions for the exhibition and 32 made the final cut.

Colorado Matters host Nathan Heffel took a tour of "Holy Moly" with Knoll.

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