Sharon Feder & Dallas Parkins: Life Cycles

Michael Warren Contemporary

December 5, 2019 - January 11, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5 (5-8pm)
  • First Friday Art Walk: December 6 (6-9pm)
  • Artist Talk moderated by Rupert Jenkins: Saturday, December 7 (10:30-noon)
  • Third Friday Art Reception: December 20 (5-8pm)
  • First Friday Art Walk: January 3 (6-9pm)
  • Life Cycles features structural still lifes — paintings and photographs — engaged in dialogue with each other and the observer
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Farmington Station - photographic c-print 40 x 60 inches - Dallas Parkins


StationNo1 iContactStation No. 1 oil on panel 36 x 24 inches - Sharon Feder

Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, Colorado 80202

 

Jordan Wolfson: Small Works on Paper

Arts Project 101

December 6 - 29, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday December 6th from 6-8pm
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Jordan Wolfson will be exhibiting recent, and archived, small works on paper. Exploring various motifs including landscape, interiors, still life and the figure, the drawings span a range of development, as Wolfson delves into and unpacks a given situation. The works incorporate a range of media, including graphite, charcoal, ink and most recently, watercolor. Viewing by appointment.

Arts Project 101
4949 North Broadway, Unit 101
Boulder, CO 80304
https://jordanwolfson.com

 

Blue Skies Forever: contemporary interpretations of the west

fooLPRoof contemporary art

December 6, 2019 - January 18, 2020

  • Opening Reception: First Friday December 6th from 8-10pm
  • Artists exhibiting in the Main Gallery: Emmanuelle Auzias, Devin Campbell, Denise Demby, Miguel Dominguez, Tobias Flores, Gay Germain, Robert Green, David Lobdell, Coral Penelope Lambert, Laura Phelps Rogers, Louis Recchia, Tracey Russell, Jean Smith, Hannah Tidechild, Ben Woodeson
  • In the Rear and Represented Artist Gallery: Gwen Arkin, Betsy Cole, Rob Crossno, Brett Fox, Paul Higham, Yoshimoto Saito, Isaac Sandoval, Laura Schneider
foolprooffooLPRoof contemporary art
3240 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
303.641.3472

 

Heat Death: New Works by George Bangs

Dateline

December 6, 2019 - January 1, 2020

  • Artists Reception: First Friday December 6th from 6-11pm
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If you like fun colorful shiny works inspired by anxiety over Earth’s impending climate apocalypse, this is the perfect show for you.

George Bangs is a Boulder based artist who was anxious about the ethics of advertising, the fall of a free and open internet, and the rise of nationalist political groups, before finally settling on a healthy concern with climate change. These pieces riff on physical stress and industrial materials with a faux-naif application of color and illustrations. :^)

DATELINE is Denver art gallery specializing in emerging and experimental contemporary art.

DATELINE
3004 Larimer Street
Denver Colorado 80205
http://www.ddaatteelliinnee.com

 

Small Wonders: Annual EDGE Member Show

EDGE Gallery

December 6 - 22, 2019

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An annual exhibition of artworks in a variety of media. Accessible (any works sold may be taken home by the buyer on the date of purchase) and affordable contemporary art.

EDGE Gallery
6851 W Colfax Ave
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
Fridays 6-10 PM; Saturdays 12-5 PM; Sundays 12-5 PM
http://edgeart.org

 

Tsogo Mijid: A Retrospective /1999-2019

Leah Swenson: Fetal Dreams

With guest artist Gavin Slyter

Pirate: Contemporary Art

November 29 - December 15, 2019

  • Artist Reception: Friday, December 6th, 6-10pm
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A love story, 48" X 76", acrylic on canvas

Pirate: Contemporary Art
7130 W 16th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80214
Friday: 6-10pm; Saturday/Sunday: Noon-5pm
http://PirateArtOnline.org

 

Maryanne Quinn

Boulder JCC

December 5, 2019 - February 20, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday December 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm reception with with refreshments and live music by Ethan Mindlin Jones; 6:30 pm conversation with the artist
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Maryanne Quinn is a Boulder-based textile artist whose hand-felted paintings exploit a sense of childhood wonder. Bringing textile to life through bold colors and patterns, Quinn builds imagined landscapes and expressive compositions from layers of naturally-dyed Merino wool cut, shaped, and then laboriously felted. Using her hands, she manipulates and massages the fibers, fusing the individual layers into tight units of her own musing.

Boulder JCC
6007 Oreg Avenue
Boulder, CO

 

Gina Smith Caswell: Portraiture

Johnny Plastini: Post-Digital Haruspex

CORE New Art Space

December 6 - 22, 2019

  • First Friday Reception: December 6th from 6-10pm
  • Closing Reception: Friday December 20th from 6-10pm
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Gina Smith Caswell: Portraiture

Gina Smith Caswell’s current body of work returns to her exploration of portraiture. Usually she paints herself or family and friends. While in the past her subjects were typically young, this year she completed a poignant painting of her 87-year old father. “I’ve explored capturing the individual's personality as well incorporating them within a traditional setting,such as a living room.” Conversely, another painting echoesToulouse Lautrec in its gaudiness and lack of interest in "beauty". Caswell’s use of pattern is a dominant theme along with her signature vibrant color.

Johnny Plastini: Post-Digital Haruspex

Johnny Plastini employs innovative technologies such as laser engravers and computer numerically controlled milling machines in combination with traditional intaglio printmaking processes on handmade papers. His new series, Post-Digital Haruspex, explores a wide range of appropriated imageries that appear simultaneously ancient and futuristic, when juxtaposed together.

CORE New Art Space
6851 W. Colfax Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80214
303.297.8428
Friday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM ; Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Unity: DAVA’s Annual Holiday Show and Sale

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

December 5, 2019 - January 10, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5th from 4-7pm
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Start the season of giving with original art by DAVA youth and local artists. DAVA is a wonderful destination for handmade holiday gifts! Proceeds from this exhibition support free year-round art programs for kids in our northern Aurora community. DAVA is located at 1405 Florence Street, one block south of East Colfax Avenue in the Aurora Cultural Arts District. This exhibition opens with a festive reception and art sale from 4 pm to 7 pm on Thursday, December 5th, 2019.

Students in all DAVA programs are creating unique artworks to share with you. In November, DAVA is excited to be partnering with Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus School and its connections to modern design in Colorado. DAVA students are creating a wide range of art inspired by the tools, techniques, shapes and colors used by Bauhaus artists. These artworks include ceramic dishes, jewelry, loom weavings, prints, photographs and more. After display at the Kirkland Museum, this work will be for sale at DAVA during Unity.

DAVA students also created a collection of drawings of candies during a special colored pencil workshop with guest artist Kate Woodliff O’Donnell and drawing students from the Community College of Aurora (CCA). Selected works by DAVA and CCA students will be shown along with original drawings by Kate Woodliff O’Donnell.

Guest artists Matthew Jorgensen and Liz Quan add to the exhibition with their series of contemporary ceramic objects. Matthew Jorgensen’s containers are functional and modern with unique glazes, while Liz Quan’s porcelain jewelry and multifaceted cups and bowls are intimate and delicate. Come find creative gifts for everyone on your list!

The exhibition is free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday and by appointment. For more information, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 303-367-5886.

DAVA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the community through the arts with youth as its primary focus.

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
1405 Florence Street
Aurora, CO 80010
303.367.5886
www.davarts.org
www.facebook.com/davarts
twitter.com/davarts

 

2019 Bibelot Show

Kanon Collective

November 29 - December 15, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 29, 6-10 pm
  • Juror: Westword's Susan Froyd
  • Kanon's annual juried show featuring the beauty of small works of art
  • Bibelot: from the French word meaning a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity
kanon.bibSkip all the Black Friday madness and join us this Friday for the opening of our Bibelot show, featuring an array of small works of art by local artists. This is definitely one of our favorite shows -- we've been doing it since 2006 -- and this year's show has some beautiful pieces.

We would like to thank Susan Froyd from Westword for being the juror for this year's show.

Featuring the following artists: Elizabeth Stanbro, Sydney Bell, Lauren Kolsum, Jessica Lee Perry, Edward Reynolds, Niri Cath, Stacey Long Reynolds, Jill Mustoffa, Kay Gross, Sylvie Abecassis, Eric Havelock-Bailie, Elizabeth Pruess, April Watson, Kari Erickson, Jeanne Trueax, Shirley Dale, Terra Marks, John Wooldridge, Gary Reed, Lise Anthonissen, and Dagmar Nickerson.
 
Kanon Collective is an artist-owned and operated gallery located in the heart of the 40 West Arts District in Lakewood, featuring the work of a dynamic group of local artists.

Kanon Collective
6851 W Colfax Ave (inside Pasternack's Art Hub)
Lakewood, Colorado 80214

 

Three Concurrent Solo Exhibitions: Richard Serra, Stephen Westfall, Don Voisine

Two-Person Exhibition: Derrick Velasquez & Kate Petley

Robischon Gallery

November 21 - December 31, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday November 21 from 6 - 8pm; An Informal Gallery Talk Begins at 7pm
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Richard Serra - Equal II - Paintstik And Silica On Two Sheets Of Handmade Paper - 71 1/2 X 39 Inches

Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7788
Tue-Fri: 11am-6pm; Sat: 12-5pm
http://www.robischongallery.com

 

New Work from Barbara Baer and Gary Manuel

with Rob Watt in the North Gallery

November 21 - December 15, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 22, 5-9 pm
  • Art of Brunch: November 24, 11 am-3 pm
  • First Friday: December 6, 5-9 pm
  • Last Look: Sunday, December 15, 1-4 pm
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Barbara Baer - Hosta, 2019

Barbara Baer "Planted" 

It's about trees: visual studies of the power of the planted world. Images from wild and urban forests cloak a landscape of temporary installations. These experimental structures use the gallery as an armature, exploiting the natural forces of time, tension, friction, and gravity.
See more of Barbara's work at http://barbarabaerstudio.com
 
Gary Manuel "Turning"

The name “Turning” applies to the spiral forms that I am incorporating in some of my new pieces, but also to the fact that I am turning some indoor sculptures into outdoor. I am not just changing the name to outdoor, but actually incorporating bases into the design. I will still have wood sculptures, but the ideas will be wall reliefs for indoor presentation, that is until I can turn them into outdoor!
See more of Gary's work at http://garymanuelsculptures.com
 
Rob Watt "Embroidery: New Work"
 
The artist is like a cat, very sensitive to changes in their environment. Like the cat, however, we adapt to our new surroundings. Last year, I moved from Denver to Colorado Springs and my show reflects both my new surroundings and my former preoccupations with my usual subjects as I've settled in.

Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
720.889.2200
Thu-Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
First Friday and Openings 6:00 to 9:00 PM
http://www.sparkgallery.com

 

Holiday Art Show at Aspen Grove

Cherry Creek Art Gallery (at Aspen Grove in Littleton)

November 14, 2019 - January 5, 2020

  • Gallery Reception: Thursday, November 21st from 5-9pm
  • Unit 514, in the middle of Aspen Grove
  • 7301 S Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120
  • Thu - Sat: 11:00 - 8:00; Sunday: 11:00 - 6:00
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Annual Holiday Show

Next Gallery

November 22 - December 30, 2019

  • Opening Celebration: Friday November 22nd from 6pm-10pm
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We have put together an amazing collection of member artwork just for you!

NEXT Gallery

6851 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80214
303.433.4933
Fri: 5-10pm; Sat/Sun 12-5pm
http://nextartgallerydenver.com

 

Jivan Lee: Monument

William Havu Gallery

November 15, 2019 - January 11, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 15th 6-9 Pm
  • Introducing: Cheryl Ann Thomas
  • On The Mezzanine: James Cook
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Jivan Lee, Monument #5 - Sunrise Spectrum, Oil On Linen, 68 X 50 Inches

Jivan Lee is an oil painter based in Taos, NM. He grew up in Woodstock, NY and studied painting at Bard College. His work explores the nature of paint as raw material, creator of image, and catalyst for emotional response, and is increasingly addressing the complexities of how humans see and shape their environment.

His paintings are rhythmic, colorful, textural responses to the Western landscape in its many forms, from untrammeled wild lands to urban machinery to iconic chapels. They've been exhibited nationally at museums and educational institutions and covered in publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, Art Business News, and Plein Air Magazine among others. In addition to painting as much as time allows, Jivan occasionally teaches and continues work with his Project for Art and the Environment.

William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204
303.893.2360
http://williamhavugallery.com

 

Red Show

CORE New Art Space

November 15 - December 1, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 15th from 5-10pm
  • Juror: Michael Paglia
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Red has been used in art before language and history. It comes with infinite meaning, symbolism and psychology. Cultures have used red to dominate, empower, or strike fear yet it also has the power to seduce, warn, celebrate, embarrass, and ignite. This Open Call show invited all artists in all mediums to express what red means to them.

Juror, Michael Paglia, art historian and weekly column writer for Westword has written essays on the visual arts and published in Art News, Architecture, Art Ltd., Modernism, Art & Auction and Sculpture Magazine, among others. He periodically teaches art history at the University of Colorado Denver.

Core New Art Space
6851 W. Colfax Ave. (inside Pasternack’s Art Hub)
Lakewood, CO 80214
303.297.8428
Friday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
http://www.CoreArtSpace.com

 

Gayla Lemke : The Beat Goes On

Mala Setaram-Wolfe : Mending Revisited

Edge Gallery

November 15 - December 1, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 15th from 6-10pm
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Gayla Lemke: Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies, ceramic/mixed, 24 1/2” ht (left)
Oh Monday, Monday, How Could You Leave...?, ceramic/mixed, 28” ht (right)

Gayla Lemke : The Beat Goes On...

This body of work is mostly about color and shape...and the rhythm of our existence. The work, which includes ceramic sculpture and woodblock prints, was influenced by music and art from the 1960’s.

Mala Setaram-Wolfe : Mending Revisited (with guest artists)

Mending Revisited is an exhibition conceived by a collection of past and present Edge members. The concept for the show was based on the idea of mending as the restoration of wholeness from insignificant fragments.

Works from Wendy Clough, Carrie Fox, Sara-Lou Klein, Jennifer Pettus, Wynne Reynolds, Mala Setaram-Wolfe, Janine Thornton and Gail Wagner.

Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat/Sun:12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

Annual Winter Group Show

Featuring work by: Julie Anderson, Fawn Atencio, April Cannon, Amelia Caruso, Chris DeKnikker, Sophia Dixon Dillo, Kim Harrell, Rian Kerrane, Lynda Ladwig, Katharine McGuinness, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Charles Parson, Sharon Strasburg, Tommy White, Pamela Webb & Mai Wyn Schantz

Mai Wyn Fine Art

November 15 - December 31, 2019

  • Third Friday Opening Reception: Friday, November 15th, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Holiday Open House & Fundraiser for The Gathering Place: Saturday, November 23rd, 11am-5pm
  • Art of Brunch: Sunday, November 24th, 11am-3pm
  • First Friday Gallery Walk: Friday, December 6th, 5-10pm
  • Third Friday: December 20th, 5:30-8:30
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Full Surrender by Tommy White. Acrylic & graphite on panel, 44in x 66in

Please join us for our Annual Winter Group Show featuring work by all our gallery artists. The expansive show encompasses the entire exhibition space and includes a “small works showcase” just in time for holiday gift-giving. Meet the artists at the Third Friday Opening Reception on Friday, November 15th from 5:30 - 8:30pm.

Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204
303.893.4182
http://maiwyn.com

 

Zachary Reece & Keith Oelschlager: Fashionably Taught

Valkarie Gallery

November 13 - December 8, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 16, 5 - 8:30pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: Friday, December 6, 5 - 9pm
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Zachary Reece, "Muertos on the Farm", Limited edition digital drawing print, 20"x30", $320

Fashionably Taught opens Nov. 13, unintentionally scheduled within Denver Fashion Week (Nov. 9-17). Cosmically timed within that week, one might say, as gallery resident Zachary Reece is finishing his latest and largest piece just in time for this show, it is an homage to fashion designer Christian Dior that he began in spring not knowing of this show being within Denver Fashion Week, only inspired by the Dior show that had passed through Denver Art Museum earlier this year. A sample of his work in progress shown here. This will be Reece’s centerpiece of Fashionably Taught, shared with artist Keith Oelschlager, a brilliant figurative artist with many tantalizing lady subjects that makes for a fine match with this and other of Reece’s other works of classy international ladies.

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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http://www.valkariefineart.com

 

Layers of Existence

Featuring: Sabin Aell, Mark Penner-Howell, Meagen Svendsen, Peter Illig, Farida Hughes, Gail Folwell

Walker Fine Art

November 8, 2019 - January 4, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 8th from 5-9pm
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Peter Illig

In an increasingly global society, questions of identity and existence are being explored as never before. While our uniqueness and individuality can leave us feeling isolated, a myriad of commonalities unite us in the collective experience. Join Walker Fine Art for LAYERS OF EXISTENCE, a group exhibition in which six distinctive artists hope to celebrate and value human differences through inner awareness and outward empathy, as we contemplate the complexities of identity.

Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave (11th and Cherokee)
Denver CO 80204
303.355.8955
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
http://www.walkerfineart.com

 

Karma & Faith

The Chancery Art Space

November 1, 2019 - February 7, 2020

  • Opening: Friday, November 1 from 5-8pm
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In this exhibition, Artists Karma Phuntsok and Faith Stone explore the traditions of Buddhist Tibetan thangka paintings through a Contemporary re-framing of this ancient art form. Karma layers his thangka paintings with influences from Aboriginal Australian artmakers. Faith's work is deeply rooted in a desire to preserve this beautiful and meaningful Tibetan cultural expression.

Come discover the long history of this artistic tradition with guests Curator Sarah Magnatta, Ph.D., and Artist Faith Stone who will be available to answer any questions you have about the history, philosophy, symbolism and meaning of these works.

We are blessed with such breathtaking works in our inaugural exhibition and invite you to join us to experience the joy and wisdom of these two incredible artists.

The Chancery Art Space
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 150
Denver, CO 80203
Monday - Friday 11am - 6:30pm
http://www.chanceryartspace.com 

 

Instructor Showcase

Curtis Center for the Arts

November 2 - December 28, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, November 2, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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Instructor Showcase will feature works from instructors currently teaching classes at the Curtis Center for the Arts in a wide variety of mediums and styles. This exhibit will also display smaller works form the artists that will be priced for the holidays.

Curtis Center for the Arts
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80210
Monday - Friday: 8:30- 4:30; Saturdays - 10am - 4pm
http://www.greenwoodvillage.com/curtis

 

32nd Annual Holiday Exhibition

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery

November 1 - December 30, 2019

  • 1st Friday Art Walk: November 1 from 6-9pm
  • Sunday Brunch at the Art District on Santa Fe: November 24 from 11am-3pm
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The winter holidays will soon be upon us and the festivities will begin. Be prepared this season, if you aren't already, and finish your gift shopping now to avoid that last-minute hectic rush. Artists on Santa Fe Gallery + Studios has a huge variety of specialty handmade items that will be perfect for your family and friends. Stop in and have a leisurely look at our fantastic array of functional and decorative art.

We will be displaying paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, and sculpture. Join us during the week and on 1st and 3rd Fridays for fun evenings at our gallery. While you’re visiting us, explore two floors of studios inhabited by thirty artists working in a variety of media. Visit with the artists and see what's happening at Artists on Santa Fe Gallery.

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery
747 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Mon-Fri: 10-5; Sat: 10-4
303.573.5903
http://www.artistsonsantafe.com

 

Fall 2019 MSU Denver BFA Thesis Exhibition

Center for Visual Art

November 1 - 30, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, November 1 from 6-8 pm
msubfaThe Fall 2019 MSU Denver BFA Thesis Exhibition marks the culmination of MSU Denver studio art and communication design students’ education. Graduating students will present their thesis work across one exhibition opening November 1 on view through November 30, 2019.

MSU Denver’s BFA Thesis exhibitions are held bi-annually at the Center for Visual Art located in the heart of Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe Drive offering students valuable exposure to the broader local arts community. These dynamic exhibitions offer a chance to see some of MSU Denver's best and brightest emerging art and design talent.

The exhibition features the work of 21 artists and designers including: Monique Archuleta, Alexandra Dirksen, Annamarie Dunn, Erin Graboski, Visi Herman, Bradley Kramer, Julie Le, Amber Likun Song, Benjamin Myklebust, Margaret Pollock, Cheyne Potter, Jesse Pudillo-Davila, Sean Reifman, Grace Rink, Helen Rivera, Krystle Ruiz, Kristin Smith, Shaina Smith, Megan Stevens, Hans Wendlant and Jasmine Wynter

MSU Denver BFA graduates explore a variety of social issues in their exhibition including themes around identity, addiction and social interaction. Visitors are invited to interact with select installations and explore their understanding of current issues through work created in diverse media including ceramics, communication design, painting, photography and sculpture.

The Center for Visual Art is a division of the MSU Denver Art Department which is dedicated to providing students an unparalleled urban learning environment and a strong sense of community within the local art scene. In addition to hosting the BFA Thesis exhibitions, the Center for Visual Art contributes to MSU Denver’s status as a higher education art program in Colorado that maintains accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Learn More

Center for Visual Art
Metropolitan State University of Denver
965 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.294.5207
Tue-Fri: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
http://www.metrostateCVA.org