Wayne Thiebaud at the Loveland Museum/Gallery

June 1 2009, 8:48 AM

Dessert never goes out of style--or so goes the painting philosophy of 88-year-old artist Wayne Thiebaud. In the 1960s, Thiebaud began painting likenesses of cakes and pies, using thick acrylics to mimic frosting and meringue. At the time, New York galleries thought Thiebaud was crazy, but when the painter's first show drew hundreds, and the city's Museum of Modern Art bought a piece, the art world reconsidered. Since then, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Chicago Institute of Art have displayed Thiebaud's works. His latest show, Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of Painting, will be catching eyes on the Front Range through the end of the summer. Through August 16. Tue-Wed 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun noon-4 p.m. Loveland Museum/Gallery, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland 970-962-2410 Free