Trine Bumiller: Stations of the Cross

O'Sullivan Art Gallery at Regis University

January 15 - February 15, 2019

  • Opening reception: Thursday January 24th at 4:30pm
  • Artist talk with Trine Bumiller: Thursday January 31st at 7pm


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Artist Trine Bumiller learned about the Christian devotional practice called The Stations of the Cross at a residency program several years ago. She was impressed with the idea of depicting the moments of Jesus’ last day in a series of 14 abstract canvases. Many artists choose to depict these scenes with images of Jesus and the cross. Bumiller, instead, uses images of nature. She believes that even without recognizable imagery, the pieces depict the emotional depth of the historic event.

“In my piece, trees and branches take the place of figures and events. They are mostly bare, exposing their structure and existence, rooted in the ground, reaching toward the sky,” Bumiller said. This is the first time these paintings have been shown publicly. Bumiller explores the relationship between memory and experience through paintings and installations that balance on the edge of environmental issues and abstraction.

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. One of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation, Regis has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs and extensive online program offerings with more than 11,000 enrolled students.

Regis University
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80221

 

Art of the State 2019

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

January 17 – March 31, 2019

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 The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is proud to present Art of the State 2019. This juried exhibition will showcase the quality, depth, and diversity of Colorado artists. "Art of the State 2019 is a great follow-up to its 2016 predecessor," said Collin Parson, Arvada Center Director of Galleries and Curator. "The exhibition features some of the state's most recognized names plus offers glimpses into artists that I was previously unaware of. With over 150 pieces, there is something for everyone."

In its third iteration, Art of the State 2019 garnered 1,555 entries from 566 artists. Jurors Joy Armstrong (Colorado Springs Fine Art Center), Daisy McGowan (University of Colorado- Colorado Springs Galleries of Contemporary Art) and Parson selected 154 works by 135 artists to represent art in Colorado being created by both emerging and established artists. The call for entry was open to all Colorado artists in all media. All three of the Arvada Center’s galleries, over 10,000 square feet, will be devoted to this celebration of art in Colorado.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003
Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
720.898.7255
http://arvadacenter.org

 

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No Show (third annual invitational)

Bitfactory

January 18 - March 7, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 18th 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Featured artists: Amy Lee, Lummus Art by 13, Charly Fasano, Dan Drossman, Elaine Wendt, Emit, Gracey Ripa, Henry Esparza, Jennifer Bobola, Keri Bell, Perle, Sharon Healy, Topher Straus, Vincent Cheap, W. Max Thomason
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Bitfactory Gallery is pleased to present the third annual No Show group exhibition. No Show is an annual group exhibition, now in its third year, put on by Bitfactory Gallery. All artist have been carefully selected and invited to display their work by gallery owner and curator Bill Thomason. This year’s exhibition will feature work from fifteen local artists. Each artist will exhibit one to three pieces each. The exhibit will cover genres from natural realism to abstract expressionism and everything in between. No Show is an opportunity for artists who have shown and artists that have not shown, at Bitfactory Gallery, to display their work for the public to view. It is also a chance for people who may have missed a previous exhibition or may be curious about future exhibitions, to familiarize themselves with the artists and their work.

Bitfactory Gallery and Studios
851 Sante Fe Blvd.
Denver, CO.
http://bitfactory.net
https://www.facebook.com/bitfactorygallery

 

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
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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

 

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

 

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
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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

 

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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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

 

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

 

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

 

“The Parks" by Topher Straus

Niza Knoll Gallery

January 11 - February 16, 2019

  • Artist’s reception: Third Friday Art Walk on January 18, 5-8 pm
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As our nation’s leadership shifts its environmental priorities from protection to exploitation, it is critical, now more than ever, for citizens to appreciate and explore the treasured landscapes that have inspired inhabitants of our continent for centuries. To that end, artist Topher Straus chose to use the vast National Park system, established 150 years ago, as a blueprint for his unconventional representational landscapes featured in a new exhibit at Niza Knoll Gallery entitled “The Parks”. Straus highlights popular vistas through spectacular 30” x 60” paintings on metal with the goal of providing a personal and rich experience for the viewer, much like when visiting the parks themselves.

Topher Straus is a Denver born, New York trained fine artist, known for his raw playfulness and imaginative concepts. He describes his work as “… a deconstruction of reality that is layered with radical color combinations and bold texture. My style is unconventional, fresh and inspired. My work is fun, fearless and full of rhythm.” He believes that nature is food for our souls and fuel for our imagination.

In 2009 Niza Knoll Gallery opened in the Art District on Santa Fe at 915 Santa Fe drive. The gallery specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits, hosts first and third Friday events, monthly salons, private concerts and guest speakers. Past exhibits have included unusual artist pairings, outsider art, collaborative work, thought provoking thematic exhibits of artists using non-traditional media. Through a partnership with Kingman Winery the space serves a tasting room for their fine Colorado wines and is proud to offer their wine for sale during art walks and other special events.

Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.953.1789
http://www.nizaknollgallery.com

 

Small Works XI

The Modbo and SPQR Art Space (Colorado Springs)

December 7, 2018 - January 4, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday December 7 from 5:30 pm until midnight
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The Modbo and SPQR Art Space jovially present Small Works XI, Colorado Springs' original Small Works Show! This amazing show features over 500 pieces of art (!!!) by nearly 150 community artists in both The Modbo and S.P.Q.R. The pieces are hung floor to ceiling in a spectacular, salon-style display. A perfect show for holiday shopping, Small Works XI is a buy-and-carry event. See a piece, buy a piece, take a piece with you! All pieces are under 24" in every dimension. Where else can you shop local, support local artists and local galleries, and knock out presents for nearly everyone on your list?! Check facebook or http://themodbo.com for other hours throughout the month.

The galleries are located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17B and 17C E. Bijou. Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only a $1 after 3 pm.

 

Lyudmila Agrich: IMPRESSIONABLE: A Visual Journal

Mirada Fine Art

October 6 - November 4, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 5th, 6-9pm
3AutumnParkAgrich36x36Lyudmila Agrich, Autumn Park, Oil on Canvas, 36” x 36”

A childhood spent in the beautiful seaside city of Odessa, Ukraine, has had a lifelong influence on artist Lyudmila Agrich. Now a Denver resident, Lyudmila’s lush and luminous canvases created entirely with a palette knife, have become her trademark, capturing the very light that entranced her as a child. Her newest work, to be unveiled at Mirada Fine Art on October 5th, once again reveals the mastery of her craft. Entitled “Impressionable: A Visual Journey,” the collection of paintings allows us to join Agrich along this wondrous artistic path.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO (minutes from Denver)
303.697.9006
http://www.miradafineart.com

 

El Infinito

Museo de las Americas

September 13, 2018 - February 23, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13 from 6-9 PM
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In collaboration with Lockheed Martin and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, this exhibit will feature images captured by satellites that will highlight the human connection to the universe through the power of color and its interpretation. Images of the universe will also have a cultural tie-in with the prophecies of the Aztecs and the way the ancient civilization interpreted the universe as represented through a selection of prints from the Codex Borgia (the Aztec manuscript written before the Spanish conquest of Mexico).

Curatorial Statement: The powerful images taken by various satellites over the past 30 years are testament to the connection that exists between humans, technology and the Infinite. This magical triangle provides us with the opportunity to color the universe and establish individual connections with the Gods, the eternal inhabitants of the universe. - Chief Curator, Maruca G Salazar

Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.571.4401

http://museo.org

 

4 Fall 2018 Exhibitions at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center (Pueblo)

Mendoza | Mendoza | Oct 13 – Jan 13, White Gallery

"Going Out of Business Sale" A Retrospective: Tom Vail | Sep 15 – Nov 11, Regional & Hoag Galleries

Contemporary Western | Sep 22 – Jan 20, 2nd Floor Foyer

Western Romance From the King Collection | Oct 5 – Jan 13, King Gallery

  • Galleries are open Wed-Sat 11AM-4PM & Sun 12-4PM; $8 / $6 Children, Seniors 65+, Military; Free for members
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 "Going Out of Business Sale" A Retrospective: Tom Vail | Sept 15 – Nov 11, Regional & Hoag Galleries
Vail was born in Hollywood, CA in 1946. He says in his artist statement, “Writing about my art work is an exercise I find difficult. I could go into the formal aspects of my art but the most important part is unexplainable. In the collages, a dark humor about the human condition seems to be a recurring element — the use of collage to attack bourgeois values with its own propaganda images. The kinetic photographs explore the space-time dynamics using the female figure as subject.” The images were printed using photo, silkscreen, hand-tint prints, and archival digital prints.

Contemporary Western | Sept 22 – Jan 20, 2nd Floor Foyer
This exhibit features selected works from the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s extensive collection of contemporary western art. We will feature well-known contemporary artists such as Donna Howell-Sickles, Paul Pletka, Fritz Scholder and R.C. Gorman. Local and regional artists including Orlin Helgoe, Terry Galusha, and Judith Pierce will also be represented.

Western Romance From the King Collection | Oct 5 – Jan 13, King Gallery
Francis King’s original donation of artworks in 1979 forms the cornerstone of the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s permanent collection. For nearly 40 years, Mr. King, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, and other generous donors have been augmenting this fabulous collection. This exhibit will feature some of the best-known names in traditional Western art, including John Clymer, Frank McCarthy, Joseph Sharpe, Gerald Cassidy, and Oscar Berninghaus.

Mendoza | Mendoza | Oct 13 – Jan 13, White Gallery
JOHN L. MENDOZA: The work of John L. Mendoza is a diary of the man and his view of life. His oil paintings and watercolors bespeak romance, nostalgia, and natural beauty. Many of his paintings display dual characteristics. They are gentle yet passionate, simple yet detailed, bold yet subtle, and concrete yet abstract. His work includes contemporary, oil, and watercolor landscapes, as well as still life, abstracts, and portraits.
DOROTHY J. MENDOZA: Exploring different media and technique has been the history of Dorothy’s paintings. Always curious to explore the various methods of artistic expression, Dorothy began painting in oils. She continued to work for years in gouche and watercolor. In 1998, she began experimenting with acrylics, merging the fluid transparent quality of watercolor with the opacity of oils and gouche. The result is exciting and vibrant paintings full of color and spirit.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center
210 N Santa Fe Ave
Pueblo, CO 81003
719.295.7200
http://www.sdc-arts.org

 

Harnessing Light: Marietta Patricia Leis, Debbie Long & Mary Shaffer

Harwood Museum of Art, Taos

August 4 - October 7, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday August 4th, 3-5 PM
  • Curator: J. Matthew Thomas
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New Mexico based artist Marietta Patricia Leis will be exhibiting her multimedia works with artists Debbie Long and Mary Shaffer in the exhibition Harnessing Light. Curator J. Matthew Thomas selected these 3 artists who by different paths converge on a common focus: light on surface. Leis’ art contributes a contrast to the other artists as she captures light’s tenebrous illumination of darkness in her graphite acrylic pieces, prints on metal, small sculptures and oil paintings on wood. Her approach to this marriage of two extremes presents us with a duality of lightness and dark, for without one there cannot be the other.

Becoming immersed in the soft nebulous incandescence of the arctic, Leis’ eyes forgot the programming of modern artificial lighting and she began to see the nuances and elegant shades of darkness more clear. Leis’ intention is to present unique visions of the natural world. Through her art, she hopes to make viewers more acutely aware of the fragile beauty and tenuous future of our planet so that we may seek ways to preserve it for generations.

Taos was Leis’ first home in New Mexico after she migrated from Los Angeles in 1982. She considers her time in Taos as decompressing and centering after years of working in the endlessly illuminated cityscapes of New York and LA. Leis is honored to be exhibiting at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, and feels a deep gratitude for the place that gave her such peace and serenity.

Harwood Museum of Art
238 Ledoux Street
Taos, NM
575.758.9826