Brenda Mallory, Sydney Pursel, Melanie Yazzie: Intricate Form and Mind Mapping

Museum of Art | Fort Collins

January 18 - March 17, 2019

  • Opening reception for Museum members: Thursday January 17th from 6-8 pm
Intricate
Museum of Art | Fort Collins
201 S College Avenue
Fort Collins CO 80524
970.482.2787
http://www.moafc.org

 

Horizons: Derrick Breidenthal, Patricia FInley, Laura Guese, George Kozmon, Melanie Grein, Barbara Sorensen

Walker Fine Art

January 11 - March 2, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019 from 5-9pm

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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

 

William Stockman: Belle Epoque

Gildar Gallery

January 11 - February 9, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 11th from 6-9PM
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Gildar Gallery is pleased to present its third solo exhibition by the artist William Stockman titled "Belle Epoque." Based in Denver, for nearly thirty years Stockman has been known for his paired-down drawings and paintings that reduce everyday imagery into evocative otherworldly forms.

Gildar Gallery
82 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Wed-Sat: 12-6pm or by appointment
303.993.4474
http://gildargallery.com

 

Locals Only: Denver Group Exhibition

Mirus Gallery

January 11 - February 9, 2019

  • Mirus Gallery Denver presents "Locals Only", a group exhibition featuring local Denver artists opening Friday January 11, 7-10pm
  • Featuring: Adam Ian Psybe, Alexa Fourier, Andres Acosta, Andrew Huffman, Anna Charney, Camila Galofre, Chris Bohlin, Colton Hindle Collections, Corinne Bee Bop, CT Nelson, Gerard Smithwick, Ian Spencer, RUMTUM, Johnny Draco, Justin Eastman, Kate McGregor, Mario Zoots, Noelle Phares, Ramón Bonilla, Rosston Meyer of Poposition Press, The Crown Collection, Sandra Fettingis, Sarah Neubert, Jolt, Steven Allen, Tod Kapke, Valerie Savarie
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Johnny Draco

Mirus Gallery
1144 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
303.910.4005
Open Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm or by appointment
http://www.mirusgallery.com 

 

Three Views: Charles, Collin and Devon Parson

Lakewood Cultural Center (470 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood)

January 10 - March 24, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 18th from 5 - 7pm
  • Free Artist Talk: Saturday, February 16th at 11am
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Two generations of Parson family artists will occupy three exhibition spaces within the Lakewood Cultural Center as part of the City's 50th Anniversary exhibition series. Charles, Collin, and Devon, each exceptionally well regarded artists in their own right, will coalesce for a collection of exhibitions celebrating the creative similarities and differences between multiple family generations.

The Parson's describe their artistic connection be saying " With the common bonds of time and place, (our) separate visual vocabularies speak to the contemporary experience of living and raising a creative family (in Lakewood, Colorado) in the 21st Century."

Celebrating Lakewood’s 50th Anniversary this current exhibit presents the work of longtime residents, The Parson Family. It presents the similarities and differences of two family generations of creativity. With the common bonds of time and place, their separate visual vocabularies speak to the 21st century’s experience of living in the Western United States in the 21st century. The distinctions of views of light and shadow, massive scale and delicateness, expansive space and airy atmosphere address the connections of landscapes and passages of time.

The resulting experience of this exhibit is to enrich the viewers’ looking and thinking, specifically of the contemporary western experience we all share. The artists aspire to present contemplative moments of the universal themes represented by sunrise and sunsets; earth’s surfaces and forms; the West’s spaces and the individual’s sense of place in it.

Having lived in Lakewood since 1987 the Parson’s family has continued their tradition of creativity not only in the visual arts but in their past and present larger family’s active contributions to the world of folk music, dance, and activism. Being part of the nationally recognized folk arts “Ritchie Singing Family of the Cumberland’s”, they also are part of the regionally renowned Kermiet family who ran the oldest square dance store in America as well as for 30 years operated the Lookout Mountain Lighted Lantern Folk & Square Dance camp. This family’s current generation continues to adding to this rich cultural history with visual arts, music, dance and performance.

 

What Lies Ahead

Featuring John Defeo, June Glasson, Future Retrieval, Carly Glovinski, Mathew Mullins, Zemer Peled, Jennifer Nehrbass, Aaron Zulpo, and Julie Buffalohead

Visions West Contemporary

January 11 - February 23, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 11th, 6 - 8pm
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Julie Buffalohead - Ideal Proportions Female - mixed media on paper - 28.5" X 63.5"

For many, the start of the new year is a time for creating a road map for the upcoming year. The title of this exhibition is descriptive not only of the work being shown, but also for What Lies Ahead for Visions West Contemporary in 2019. The exhibition highlights the new relationships being formed with artists. What Lies Ahead will provide a platform to share the upcoming projects each artist has at Visions West Cotemporary. It is going to be an exciting year!

Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205
303.292.0909
http://www.visionswestcontemporary.com

 

Ben Siekierski: Adult Swim

DATELINE

January 12 - February 3, 2019

  • Artists Reception: Saturday January 12th from 6-11pm
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Ben Siekierski - Pool Shark - 2018 - Porcelain, tile, grout, mid-fire porcelain clay

Returning to DATELINE for his first ever solo show as a graduate of the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Ben Siekerski presents ‘Adult Swim’ a distinctly tongue-in-cheek play on where each of us stand in relation to our perceived competitors.

Siekerski’s ceramic works reflect the artist’s own thoughts about competition in the art world: these swimmers are viewed as stationary statues wanting to wade further both forward and against other swimmers, but instead act as symbols of their own futile enterprise.

Although directly harking on sportsmanship, Siekerski’s sculptures—suspended swimmers, fish and other aquatic paraphernalia—hark on the claustrophobia of confined arenas and definitions of success that pervade everyday experience.

DATELINE
3004 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
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The Color of Light

A National Exhibition presented by the Pikes Peak Pastel Society

Sangre de Cristo Art and Conference Center (210 North Santa Fe Ave in Pueblo)

January 12 – May 5, 2019

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Daniel Rich - “Moon Glow” - 12 x 18 soft pastel painting from the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge

Artists, art fans, and the general public are invited to the upcoming pastel exhibit, The Color of Light, at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center in Pueblo CO. The exhibition features original pastel paintings from Pikes Peak Pastel Society members and pastel artists nationally. All exhibited artwork will be available for purchase.

About The Color of Light

“In nature, light creates the color. In a picture, color creates the light,” said Hans Hofmann, a German-born American painter, renowned as an artist and teacher in a career that spanned two generations and two continents. He is considered to have both preceded and influenced Abstract Expressionism.

Artists for generations have attempted to “capture the light” in their paintings, both representational and abstract. The selection of colors they choose, how they interact and play off one another, their value and intensity, all combine to increase or decrease the perception of light.

Hofmann, whose medium of expression was color, said: “The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.” Scientifically, all of the colors we see are a byproduct of spectrum light, as it is reflected off or absorbed into an object.

The medium of expression in this exhibition comes in the form of soft pastels, a simple mixture of pure color pigments, water and binder. Under a microscope, pastel particles look like colorful, multi-faceted gems. Pastel paintings are vibrant, with strong darks and brilliant color—a perfect medium for The Color of Light.

 

StitchCraft

Next Gallery

January 11 - 27, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday Jaunary 11th from 6-10pm
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StitchCraft at Next Gallery showcases artist that use fiber arts in bizarre and beautiful ways. Whether it has to do with the process or in the subject matter, these artists are taking a new look on one of the oldest mediums. Stitchcraft showcases 23 local Colorado Artist which includes Brandon Martinez, Betsy Rudolph, Pam Farris, Leah Diament, Emilie Luckett, Rob Watt, Drew Austin, Barbara Gal, Christy Seving, Kayla Edgar, Katie Vuletich, Karen Bennet, Holly Nordeck, Veronica Gene Nichols, Shira Roth, James Goldsworthy, Jill Mustoffa, Sarah Baldwin, Mary Cianciolo, Laura Ellstrom, and Erin McAllister.

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

 

Gravity of Perception

Center for Visual Art

January 11 - March 23, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday January 11 from 6 - 8 pm
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How can images influence our perception of things we have not experienced? Viewers are invited to explore the power of photography as a way to tell a story, to impart understanding or to stand in for another’s experience in Gravity of Perception at the Center for Visual Art beginning January 11, 2019.

This exhibition features the work of 7 photo-based artists – Krista Wortendyke, Lorenzo Triburgo, Xaviera Simmons, Zora Murff, Kris Graves, Marcella Ernest and Tya Anthony – all who reflect on the past by reclaiming and re-contextualizing visual archives, both appropriated and newly created archives. These visual investigations confront themes of oppression and institutionalized discrimination, offering moments for reflection and space to envision a future where equality thrives.

“This exhibition is inspired, in part, by the writing of Frederick Douglass who recognized that photography held the power to change a viewer’s thinking,” says Cecily Cullen, Director and Curator of CVA. “Gravity of Perception provides a profound opportunity for viewers to not only experience the impact of these images but to contemplate how they may shift our perspective and invite empathy.”

Gravity of Perception is organized by the Center for Visual Art and the Center for Fine Art Photography and is curated by Cecily Cullen, Hamidah Glasgow and Natascha Seideneck. Special thanks to the MSU Denver of Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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

 

Natura Obscura, an Immersive Arts Experience

Museum of Outdoor Arts

January 11 - April 28, 2019

  • An immersive arts experience featuring more than 30 Colorado-based artists and creatives
Natura Obscura Logo PurpleNatura Obscura begs the question, “What’s your nature?,” inviting the public to step into a self-guided exploration through a surrealist, dreamlike forest that combines art, sculpture, and the latest in virtual, augmented and digital technologies.

MOA and Prismajic designed and produced the installation, collaborating with well-known Colorado artists and 10 intern emerging artists from MOA’s Design and Build education program. Natura Obscura features installations by local artists Chris Bagley, Nicole Banowetz, Tiffany Matheson, Travis Powell, Scott Soffa and Ian Wagner. In addition, Grammy award-winning recording engineer, Mickey Houlihan, along with MOA, produced a custom cloud chamber environment in MOA’s Sound Gallery as part of the immersive experience.

“For more than 35 years, MOA has curated a variety of immersive experiences. Natura Obscura is the most innovative indoor environment MOA has produced to date. We anticipate thousands of people will engage with our space in a unique way over the duration of the installation,” said Cynthia Madden Leitner, MOA president. “We encourage people to wander among the surrealist forest where they will encounter fantastical woodland creatures and hopefully leave with a feeling of inspiration and excitement.”

The exhibition will be open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets will be honored until one hour before the closing time to provide enough time to experience the installation. Tickets range in price from $10 to $20 based on day of the week and time of purchase. To purchase online tickets, please visit http://www.naturaobscura.org. Free SCFD days will take place on the first Tuesday of February, March and April. 

About MOA (Museum of Outdoor Arts)

Founded in 1981, MOA (Museum of Outdoor Arts) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to making the visual and performing arts accessible to everyone by implementing its mission of “Making Art a Part of Everyday Life.” MOA owns and operates Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in collaboration with its tenant AEG Presents and features more than 150 pieces in its outdoor collection. Additionally, MOA is home to art studios and indoor galleries hosting several exhibitions per year, an artist in residence program and its signature education program, Design and Build, an annual opportunity for young artists, students and creative minds to work with professional artists on collaborative art projects. MOA receives partial funding from the City of Englewood, and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) of Arapahoe County. The Museum is located at 1000 Englewood Parkway, Suite 2-230, Englewood, CO 80110. For more information on MOA, visit www.moaonline.org or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram (@OutdoorArts) or Twitter (@OutdoorArts).

About Prismajic

Founded and run by Eric Jaenike and Jennifer Mosquera, Prismajic creates immersive arts experiences that combine physical art installations along with the latest in digital technologies. For more than five years, the company worked in the corporate event market as Artistry Events & Design, building and creating for clients, including Microsoft, The Ritz Carlton and JP Morgan Chase. The same team is leveraging their experience to create cutting-edge art for the public with Natura Obscura. Prismajic is currently seeking partners and supporters for a large immersive space of their own. Learn more at www.prismajic.com.

Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway
Englewood, CO 80110
303.806.0444
Tue-Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
http://www.moaonline.org

 

Enrique Martínez Celaya

“The Boy: Witness and Marker, 2003-2018”

Robischon Gallery

January 17 – March 9, 2019

  • Pubic Opening Reception for the Artist: Thursday, January 17th from 6 - 8pm
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The Relic and the Pure 2013-2015 Oil and wax on canvas 100 x 78 inches

Robischon Gallery is pleased to present the gallery’s first solo exhibition of highly acclaimed Cuban-born artist and author Enrique Martínez Celaya. The extensive presentation features painting, photography and sculpture investigating Martínez Celaya’s re-emerging theme of a boy and the psychic or philosophical forces which surround. The new and earlier select works reflect a poetic exploration into the nature of vulnerability, power, confidence and fear, while allowing the physicality of each medium employed – oil and wax, bronze, watercolor, wood, tar and straw – to carry with it a sense of the ineffable. Martínez Celaya states, “Since the mid-90s I have been using the image of a boy coming of age, still moored in childhood, but already half-embarked on that journey to adulthood from which he will not return. This reference has appeared in my paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, and writings, and this exhibition at the Robischon Gallery is the first one dedicated to the boy as image, concept and metaphor. It is an expansive effort bringing together work from 2003 to the present, including paintings and sculptures that have never been seen before.”

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

 

Read more: Robischon: Enrique Martínez Celaya

Yoshitomo Saito: Woven

William Havu Gallery

January 11 - March 2, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 11th from 6-9pm
  • Artist Talk With Yoshitomo Saito: Saturday January 12th at 12pm
  • On The Mezzanine: Dennis Lee Mitchell
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Yoshitomo Saito, Rolling Bamboo Loop, Unique Bronze, 34" X 33" X 6"

"When I create weaving type pieces, I work like a nest-making bird. I start from a small section and expand the form larger by interlacing and interlocking the lines little by little. But unlike birds, I really don't know how I finish the work. I let my construction grow, ending it with some feeling of unexpected surprises.

While welding, I don't talk or think, but get absorbed in the task right in front of my eyes. It is technically demanding and physically uncomfortable because of safety gear I must wear all the time. It's clumsy, dirty work. So at the end of each day, particularly during the hot summer I become like a smoked fish in an oven. By saying that, I may want to imply what's woven into each piece is not just metal sticks and other natural forms cast in bronze, but invisible fibers made out of my physical psychological experiences and a string of my sculptural imaginations.

My creative impulse includes a compositional preference of basketry format with its dichotomy of hollow and solid. It might also suggest the rustic poetry of Japanese folk art such as bamboo basketries used for their traditional fishery and agricultural activities. The material bronze responds well with this line of earthy connotations.

To create these artifacts with a sort of automatic weaving technique enables me to conjure my interest in nature's biomorphic abstraction into the work as well, and it has become one of the reoccurring approaches from the early days. Each sculpture describes something amicably familiar, but totally remote at once. The mystery of such discrepancy is a product of my dual-linguistic, culturally intertwined brain. I need to craft these enigmatic artifacts in order to seek some healthy outlet for my otherwise entangled, psychological makeup. The process of weaving is a metaphorical experience of myself being woven and the results are uniquely constructed salvations to my awareness."

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

 

Personal Visions: Projects by Veterans

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

January 12 - February 9, 2019

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Chuck Rasco, Red Feather Milky Way

Personal Visions: Projects by Veterans features a compelling collection of fine art photography created by five Denver-area artists who have served in the U.S. Army, Navy or Air Force. This unique exhibition is the culmination of CPAC’s Veterans Workshop Series, a five-month program of advanced photography courses. Each project is intensely personal, reflecting each artist’s inspirations, life experiences, creativity and point of view.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303.837.1341
http://www.cpacphoto.org

 

Horse Power and Caballo de Fuerza: Celebrating the Art of the Horse

Curtis Center for the Arts

January 7 - February 23, 2019

  • Gallery Reception: Saturday, January 12th 6-8pm
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Doug Owen

The horse culture plays an important role in the Greenwood Village community. While it is home to the Denver Technology Center and its many contemporary, high-rise buildings, Greenwood Village is still dotted with horse property and barns. To honor this culture, the Curtis Center for the Arts presents two exhibits celebrating the art of the horse. “Horse Power” is an exhibit featuring works from contemporary artists from across the country at the Curtis Center for the Arts. The exhibit will include several life size, horse sculptures outside of Curtis by internationally renowned arts Doug Owen.

"Caballo de Fuerza" is a display of historical, horse artifacts on loan from Museo De Las Americas in Denver's Santa Fe Arts District. These works will be on display at the Greenwood Village City Hall. The purpose of the exhibits is to express the beauty of these magnificent creatures in many different styles and mediums.

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80210
Monday - Friday: 8:30- 4:30
http://www.greenwoodvillage.com

 

Resolutions: Featuring over 30 Members of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Colorado Chapter

Core New Art Space

January 3 – 20, 2019

  • First Friday Reception: January 4 from 6 – 9 PM
  • Artist Reception: January 11 from 6 – 9 PM
  • Last Look Sunday/Artist’s Talk: January 20 from 1:30 – 3 PM
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Women’s Caucus for Art, Colorado Chapter, present “RESOLUTIONS,” Show at Core: New Art Space Gallery. The WCA Co chapter of the National WCA was founded in 1990. The Mission of the group is to create community through art, education and social activism by supporting women artists, by creating leadership opportunities, and by offering exhibition opportunities. The title of this year’s Annual Member’s Show was chosen because it represents the action of solving a problem or making a decision. The key word being ‘action’. With a membership of over 30 Members, our Colorado Chapter is proactive in support of women artists and is making plans for community, art, and action in 2019. If you are interested in joining us, please visit our website: https://wcaco.org/home.html

 

Retrospective: EDGE member artist exhibition

Edge Gallery

January 4 - 13, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 4 from 5-10pm
  • Edge currently has openings for Full and Associate Members. Please click here for more information
  • See Edge's Fence Art Installation on the 40 West ArtLine: https://www.40westartline.org/art 
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Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat/Sun:12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

Tabitha Aaron and Michelle Lamb

UCAR Community Art Program at NCAR (1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder)

January 6 - March 1, 2019

  • Gallery Reception: Saturday February 2 (time TBD)
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The UCAR Community Art Program at NCAR is proud to present two new exhibits: Mixed Media by Tabitha Aaron and Assemblage/Mixed Media/Sculpture by Michelle Lamb

Tabitha Benedict Aaron establishes a calming spiritual connection to nature with her latest collection “The Peace of Wild Things.” She believes that an intimate connection with nature enhances our lives and can put us at ease during a time when stress is a global epidemic and that nature connects us to the natural rhythm of life. Tabitha aims to create this emotional experience, engaging the viewer a little closer.

Multi-disciplinary artist Michelle Lamb of Littleton, CO considers herself a maxed- rather than mixed-media artist, because she believes diversity keeps creativity fresh, exploration a must, and fuels the fire for reinvention. Lamb is a member of CORE New Art Space Gallery on 900 Santa Fe Drive in Denver and has a BFA from Colorado State University.

This body of work focuses on assemblages where Lamb skillfully manipulates and arranges found objects, allowing a determined amount of original patina, shape, texture or inherent iconography to provide the “plot” for her story. These objects are the “characters”, adding depth and weight to her narratives as Lamb prudently chooses whether to amplify them, or conversely, to alter and deconstruct their original context.

NCAR's Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no charge for admission.

Preview all artists' work on the UCAR Community Art Calendar at: http://scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/community-art-program

 

Petz & Animalz

3 Square Art Gallery (Fort Collins)

January 31 – February 22, 2019

  • Juried by Bob Coonts, Award-Winning Fine Artist
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 31, 5-8pm
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Petz & Animalz stampede and stock the 3 Square Art Gallery this January & February 2019! See the fury, the friendly, the fierce and the wild. See how local and national artists create art using the subject of Petz and Animalz (what does the z stand for you say? Maybe the z is for zebra.. or zillions of new ideas.. or something new and different than just the typcial s !?)

Pets and animals have been an ongoing theme in art. Artists use animals in their work as the sole subject or with other figures and scenery to convey emotions and ideas that were previously unimaginable. From the earliest cave paintings to modern abstract works of art, pets and animals conjure our imagination of the wild or of the close and loyal friend. They create emotions and themes that we can relate to. Our bond with animals is as old as the notion of family. Bring out the purr of a kitten or the roar of a lion using realism or abstraction.

Accepted artists will be Juried by Bob Coonts for Gold and Silver cash prizes and 1st and 2nd Honorary awards. All accepted artists will be posted on the 3 Square Art website and our social media platforms. Top artists will be selected by 3 Square Art to be represented in our online gallery coming in 2019.

About 3 Square Art

We are pleased to share news of our upcoming National Exhibition at the newest contemporary Fine Art Gallery in Northern Colorado. Opened in 2017 and located at 2415 Donella Ct in Fort Collins, 3 Square Art is setting the trend for fresh, contemporary artwork and exhibitions. 3 Square Art is the place for Creating, Sharing, and Learning Art with our Fine Art Gallery, Rentable Artist Studios, and the 3SA Academy of Fine Art. We host multiple exhibits and events throughout the year. If you would like to learn more about 3 Square Art and this great new space in Northern Colorado, please do not hesitate to contact us.

3 Square Art
2415 Donella Ct Suite 110
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.581.9046
http://www.3square-art.com

 

Touch: Breaking the barrier between art and viewer

Art for you to touch

The Dairy Arts Center

January 18 - March 3, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 18 from 5:00-8:00pm; Join us at 5:30 for a short performance by BETC followed by an introduction to the artists
  • Featured artists: Chelsea Gilmore, Angie Eng, Kenzie Sitterud & Elizabeth Morisette, Thomas Scharfenberg, Clay Hawkley, Sean Patrick Faling, Mark Bueno, Julie Maren
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Distressed Art Poster - Clay Hawkley

The Dairy Arts Center kicks off 2019 by breaking down a standard barrier between artwork and viewer –allowing visitors to touch and play with everything in the exhibition. All four galleries are dedicated to paintings, installations and sculptures you can touch, manipulate and interact with.

Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-7328
http://www.thedairy.org

 

Calibration: An exhibition exploring rehabilitation and the body

Featuring Alex Branch

PlatteForum

December 14, 2018 - January 26, 2019

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Disassembled crutch parts, deconstructed during ArtLab sessions with Resident Artist Alex Branch and ArtLab

Together, for six weeks, Alex Branch and ArtLab have been cutting, drilling, altering the shapes of medical mobility equipment, to create an ensemble of sound sculptures. In addition, Alex has spent time with ArtLab interns discussing the philosophies behind music therapy, and how it's been used throughout history as a rehabilitation modality. They have also obtained and incorporated other medical supplies into sculptural objects. To that end, Branch and the ArtLab interns are creating a musical orchestra from these items – most notably, used aluminum crutches. This exhibition seeks to create a link between the crutch as a medical device and musical instruments as tools for rehabilitation. The title "Calibration" references the ability to tune a body and a musical instrument.

About Alex Branch

Alex Branch is a multidisciplinary artist living in Brooklyn, New York. Her practice is made up of objects, time based pieces, collected sounds, musical architecture, and attempted collaborations with the natural world. Her work has been exhibited in Seattle, Chicago, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Montreal and Wisconsin. She often creates architectural musical sculptures from salvaged materials that dually function as gathering spaces for the communities in which they are built. The spaces she creates often serve as conduits for artists, writers and musicians to experiment with new work and foster collaboration.

About PlatteForum

Founded in 2002, PlatteForum is an innovative arts education and youth development organization serving close to 4,000 inner-city, underserved youth, their families, and the general public. PlatteForum provides in-depth, curriculum-based arts education experiences that meet state educational standards and allow for longer-term mentoring relationships between youth and professional artists who work in residency at PlatteForum. These artist residencies offer time, space, and resources for professional artists to create new work and shape an experience where young people can learn through practice, expanding their sense of what is possible.

PlatteForum
2400 Curtis St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
Tue-Sat: Noon - 6:00 PM

303.893.0791
http://www.platteforum.org

 

Julia Sanders and William Stoehr: Morphogenesis

Space Gallery

January 10 - February 16, 2019

  • Opening reception: Thursday, January 10 from 6-9pm
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Julia Sanders, Yonder, Thither VI, Oil on Board, 36x24 inches

Space Gallery is pleased to present our annual figurative exhibition featuring the work of emerging artist Julia Sanders and internationally recognized artist William Stoehr. Blurring the lines between realism and abstraction, both artists rely on the viewer's subjective participation to deepen the reality beyond the mere image.

Sanders highlights the struggle separating the self and contemporary culture. To her, "morphogenesis refers to the innate desire for entity and environment to become one,” which can be seen in the swirling and twisting of her paint brush. Challenging the static historical portrayal of the female figure, Sanders also explores themes of fertility and dissolution, both visually and metaphorically as her figures simultaneously dissolve and take shape.

Stoehr's artwork also focuses on the human condition. The essence of his art is the exploration of fundamental issues of our time. He explores intolerance, discrimination, addiction, violence and war with its victims, witnesses and survivors. While Sanders mingles figure with background, Stoehr isolates his figures for the viewer to subjectively respond to. Both artists work freely; dripping, brushing and pouring paint. To this Stoehr adds touches and hints of realism. He often paints facial features slightly out of alignment or paints vaguely different expressions for each side of the face. These variations might make his images appear more real as time, half remembered memories, and prior experiences affect your perception.

Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
720.904.1088
http://www.spacegallery.org

 

Tiana Graves: Recollections

Lynda Tygart: Nostalgic Denver

Jesse Van Horne: Myth, Symbol & Allusion

Sync Gallery

January 17 - February 9, 2019

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: January 18 from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: February 1 from 6-9pm
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Tiana Graves: Quilted Recollections; Found Photographs, Mixed Media; 3.4' X 5’

Tiana Graves: Recollections

Tiana Graves has an unyielding urge within herself to collect and preserve pieces of a history not of her own. She has come across hundreds of discarded photographs which she has salvaged within her work. These photographs contain a lifetime’s worth of memories which can often feel very reminiscent and familiar; however, they are ultimately foreign and their history is left unknown. This vague familiarity can often provide a false sense of comfort and it is within this concept that the work seeks to reconnect with these long forgotten memories.

lyndaLynda Tygart: Dazzle Jazz Club, Denver; Photography, Mixed Media on Wood Panel; 24”x 30”

Lynda Tygart: Nostalgic Denver

When Lynda Tygart moved to Denver a few years ago, she was inspired to photograph her new neighborhood in Berkeley. She found Tennyson Street very charming with its little cottage homes, galleries and barbershop. Just a few years later, she would be looking at those photos with fond memories. Almost overnight, those cottages were torn down and replaced with new slot homes and apartments. Lynda quickly realized that her photographs from 2012 were now Nostalgic!

After witnessing what happened on Tennyson Street, Lynda decided to start photographing other sites in Denver as the city continues to change in many ways. Each image of Denver is printed in sepia tones and then hand colored for an aged appearance. The viewers will feel they are looking at old postcards from days gone by, even though many of these pictures were taken just a few months ago.

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Jesse Van Horne: The Reckoning; Acrylic on Plywood: 22”x 48”

Jesse Van Horne: Myth, Symbol & Allusion

Myth leans heavily on image. Image in turn evokes myth. Symbols stand for things. These things can be the mundane or the profound, but at its strongest, symbol communicates idea. Effective symbols stand for a collection of ideas. Allusion is the sly move of referring to something important or significant without stating it directly. It asks the viewer to participate in the discovery and the creation of meaning.

Jesse Van Hoorn is drawn to subject matter that evokes mythology, or that alludes to mythological memory. Most of his work speaks to the dichotomy man/nature or science/mysticism. However, he does not see these as opposites as is typical in Western culture, but as aspects of the same unified whole. His work strives toward an underlying unity.

Jesse creates his work using a variety of methods and techniques. When conceiving any work he likes to explore possibilities with a variety of medias, in sketchbooks, on paper bags, on canvas or even on the computer. He sees all these tools as extensions of his creative capabilities.

But when it comes right down to it, his main concern with his art is to manifest the imagery that he conjures with his third eye. The work you see here is mostly acrylic on plywood, though you will find some of his illustration work executed with ink and colored pencil on vellum.

Jesse’s artwork represents transformation and evolution. His artwork depicts unity through perceived disparity. At its very essential root, it exudes the principle of human awakening. There is also an imbedded commentary on how far we have come, but how far we still have to go as the human race.

Sync Gallery
931 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu: 1-4pm
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm
Sat 12-4pm

http://syncgallery.org

 

Stephen Austin: The Atmosphere

Valkarie Gallery

January 9 - February 2, 2019

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Stephen Austin - Rotation

The Atmosphere -- a one-man show at the ValKarie Galley in the Belmar Center in Lakewood -- consists of eleven large canvases by Colorado artist, Stephen Austin. These paintings depict a multitude of atmospheric phenomena in states of dynamic, restless movement of often complex geometric arrangements of multi-layered shapes. The predominantly vertical orientation of the paintings compliments the upward, weightless movement of clouds. The tightly rendered, exquisitely intricate forms mimic the chaotic dance of air currents but could easily represent all manner of physical forces within our universe.

Stephen Austinís paintings adhere to basic elements of color and design, as well as a highly developed eye for composition. The rigidity of geometry might seem to present a problem of coldness and impermeability not commonly associated with phenomena as ethereal as clouds and gases. Yet flying in the face of this logic, the viewer is drawn into genuine intimacy with the painting through the clever combination of the use of scale and visual complexity. Here a drama is played out on an infinite expanse of sky.

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

 

"Drawn to Nature"

New Work from Tom Mazzullo and Susan Rubin

with Carol Till in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

January 17 - February 10, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 18, 5-9 pm
  • First Friday: February 1, 5-9 pm
  • Last Look: Saturday, February 9, noon-5 pm
tomTom Mazzullo - Fulgora laternaria, 2018
TOM MAZZULLO "Infestation"

Infestation is comprised of 18 silverpoint drawings of mounted insects from my own collection and from specimens at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the CU Boulder Zoological Collection. I’ve been devoted to making a few of these drawings each week for over a year, of which I’ve picked a handful of the best or most interesting examples for this show. Silverpoint is a very old way of making drawings that uses soft metal tools to mark on specially-coated papers.
susanSusan Rubin - Progressive, 2018

SUSAN RUBIN "Political Landscape"

As a botanical artist, I focus on the exquisite detail and color of the plant realm. In Political Landscape, I turn my attention to the oddly compelling lexicon of the political chaos that surrounds us. Using modern colored pencil in a time-honored natural science genre, I invite plants to illustrate the word salad that describes our daily dose of altered reality and, at the same time, to remind us that there is beauty and order beneath it all.
 
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Carol Till - Entangled, 2018

In the North Gallery: CAROL TILL "Arboreal"

Arboreal is a collection of hand printed etchings that I have made of trees and tree-related subjects. As a careful observer, exploring the intricacies of tree branching, woven bird nests and feathers challenges and rewards me. The fine, fluid line I can achieve with the etching process suits both me and my subjects.

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