Member show: Fever Dreams, featuring Dennis Pippen and friends

Edge Gallery

June 14 - 30, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday June 14 from 6-10pm
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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

 

Phil Bender & Scottie Burgess

Pirate: Contemporary Art

June 14 – 30, 2019

  • Artists’ Reception: Friday June 14th, 6 to 10pm
  • Guest artist Julia Boone–Davenport: Exhibiting as a special guest in the Treasure Chest
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Phil Bender: Art Deco Building in Ventura, 2019

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Scottie Burgess: Couer Accretions

The word core derived from the Old French word couer, which translates to “the heart or inmost part of anything.” The process of accretion consists of a gradual build-up over time. It’s the mechanism by which planets are built and beaches are formed. Similar to the human body, when a tree undergoes internal or external stress, a burl can develop, a rare and unique distortion of natural layering. This means of growth is not concerned with refinement or mistakes, but instead builds on every successive development, ultimately resulting in the end form. scottieburgess.com

Pirate: Contemporary Art
7130 W 16th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214
303.458.6058
http://www.pirateartonline.org

 

Jonathan Saiz: Colorado Coastal

K Contemporary

June 8 - July 6, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday June 8, 6-9 pm
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K Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibition by Denver-based artist Jonathan Saiz, titled Colorado Coastal. Composed of 1,000 artworks varying in size, as well as floor-to-ceiling vinyl lettering that stretches 45 feet in length, the exhibit explores a new Colorado landscape in a post-dystopian world.

Instead of mountains, Saiz imagines a vast seascape, where all of the reminders of Colorado — beloved landmarks, forests of pine trees, the great plains — are submerged. Through the use of oil paintings that evoke the movement and grandeur of waves, he offers an ominous warning — Colorado is still landlocked, for now.

K Contemporary
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
303.590.9800
http://kcontemporaryart.com

 

Clark Richert in Hyperspace

Musem of Contemporary Art Denver

June 7 - September 1, 2019

  • Opening Celebration: Friday June 7th ; VIP Preview | 5:00PM - 6:30PM; Opening Celebration | 6:30PM - 11PM (tickets required)
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Clark Richert in Hyperspace at the MCA Denver curated by Zoe Larkins draws a through-line connecting Richert's over 50 year artistic practice. The exhibition begins with his foundational role in the experimental community Drop City in the 1960's that combined visual art, architecture and daily living as a creative exercise. The exhibition continues with his interest in geometric dimensionality within his individual painting practice and participation as a member of the pattern oriented collective and publication Criss Cross in the 1970's followed by his turn in the 1980's and 1990's towards imagining these geometries operating within pictorial spaces. The exhibition concludes with Richert's return to geometric painting in recent years and rounds out with a concurrent exhibition at the museum titled Nth Dimension that includes younger artists influenced by Richert’s 28 year career as a professor of painting at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7554
http://mcadenver.org

 

Clark Richert: Pattern and Dimensions

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

June 6 - September 15, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, June 6; 5:30pm members preview; 6:30-8:30pm free public reception
  • Guest curated by Cortney Lane Stell
  • Artist/Curator Talk with Clark Richert and Cortney Lane Stell: Thursday, June 20; 6pm doors open; 6:30-7:30pm talk; $12 / $8 members
  • Join Clark Richert and Guest Curator Cortney Lane Stell as they discuss their unique insights into the inspiration behind this exhibition
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Clark Richert, Starpants (detail), 2012, acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Rule Gallery.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.443.2122
http://bmoca.org

 

Regeneration: featuring new work by printmaker Sharon Strasburg and ceramist April Cannon

Mai Wyn Fine Art

June 7 - July 13, 2019

  • Special Preview Event: Thursday, June 6th from 5-8pm
  • Public Opening Reception: 1st Friday, June 7th, 5-10pm (coincides with First Friday Gallery Walk in the Art District on Santa Fe)
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Detail of Rejuvenate by April Cannon. Ceramic, 20in x 29in x 20in. Photo courtesy the artist

Mai Wyn Fine Art opens their summer gallery season with Regeneration, a two-person exhibition featuring new work by printmaker Sharon Strasburg and ceramist April Cannon. Both artists create abstract works loosely informed by the western landscape.

Known for her richly hued monotypes, Sharon Strasburg has spent the last decade laser cutting and refashioning these works into ornate nature abstractions. Rocks, rivers and roots are the inspiration for this latest body of work. Strasburg starts with representational imagery and through her unique process distills it down to pure abstraction. The resulting works mounted on board read like suede and are often mistaken for inlaid wood, a rich tapestry of saturated color, pattern and variation. Sharon Strasburg is an affiliate faculty member at Regis University in Denver.

Ceramist April Cannon also draws inspiration from the natural world. Like a desert in bloom, her ceramic sculptures combine geometric, rock-like foundations with groupings of colorful, high gloss appendages or flowers. Drawing on personal reflection, Cannon considers the delicacy of life: how nature survives and flourishes in even the harshest landscape. April Cannon received her MFA at Fort Hays University in Fort Hays, Kansas in 2018.

Mai Wyn Fine Art is located at 744 Santa Fe Dr. in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe Drive. The gallery exclusively features Colorado-based contemporary artists and makers showcased through rotating curated exhibitions. Regular gallery hours are 11am - 5pm Tuesday through Saturday. Enjoy extended hours every 1st Friday Art Walk (open until 10pm) and 3rd Friday Collectors’ Preview (open until 8pm).

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

 

Grown-up?

fooLPRoof contemporary art

June 7 - July 19, 2019

  • 38 local, regional, national and international artists investigate growth conceptually, literally and figuratively
  • Opening Reception: Friday June 7 from 7-9pm
  • In the Extension Gallery: Birds, Botanicals, Land and Man
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fooLPRoof contemporary art
3240 Larimer Street
Denver, CO
303.641.3472
http://www.foolproofcontemporaryart.com

 

The Stonewall Inn, a Light and Sculpture Installation

The STOREROOM (1700 Vine St. Denver)

June 12 - 30, 2019

  • Opening night is Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 8:30-10pm; Join us afterwards for a FREE drag show at Vine Street Pub & Brewery!
  • A new art installation celebrating queer pride through the month of June at The STOREROOM – a storefront window at 1700 Vine St. in Denver
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The STOREROOM and Vine St. Pub celebrate The Stonewall Inn, a window display of the iconic NYC bar where the modern gay rights movement began, 50 year ago this June. Let’s remember, honor and celebrate all those who fought and are still fighting for love, justice and equality!

About The STOREROOM: The STOREROOM is an art installation and exhibition space in a former empty storefront adjacent to the Vine St. Pub and Brewery. This space is open for artists to create installation artworks in an empty storeroom that is viewable to the public along 17th St. For more information please contact Brendan Picker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also find us on Instagram @storeroomdenver and on Facebook at The Storeroom.

 

Christine Fontenot: Kaizen, My Zen

Cousins Gallery at the Blair Caldwell Library (2405 Welton Street, Denver)

June 1 - July 26, 2019

  • Artist Reception: Saturday, June 29th from 12:00pm - 3:00pm
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“Zen Moment” by Christine Fontenot, Oil on Linen, 10 x 8 inches

Kaizen (noun): a Japanese word for improvement, Wikipedia /‘kīzən/

Zen (noun): a state of calm attentiveness in which one’s actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort, Merriam-Webster 2nd definition

“Kaizen, My Zen” references the goal of this artist’s journey; continuously improving her ability to translate the interaction of light and color, revealing a dimensionality of subject and emotion. Fontenot aims to create her works with a deeply peaceful awareness, when her brush is guided more by intuition than the conscious repetition of learned technique. This exhibition invites the viewer to experience part of her artist’s journey, which she hopes will leave one feeling peaceful and relaxed.

 

Carol Till: Tequila Hues

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery

June 5 - 29, 2019

  • Open Monday-Friday from 10-5 and Saturdays from 10-4
  • 1st Friday Art Walk - June 5, 6-9 pm
  • 3rd Friday Artist’s Reception - June 21, 5-8 pm
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Artists on Santa Fe Gallery + Studios June exhibition features new work by printmaker Carol Till. This show includes a series of beautiful metal etchings of agaves, botanically accurate and finely detailed, printed in the intense colors of the desert using colored inks and handmade papers. Don’t miss meeting Carol during 1st and 3rd Friday evening openings.

Artists on Santa Fe is a gallery with working artists' studios located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe. It's an engaging environment where visitors can interact with professional artists and view work in progress.

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

 

Composed Hypothesis

Featuring: Chloe Hedden, Zelda Zinn Bryan Leister, Angie Piehl Lennon Michalski, Kellie Cannon

Walker Fine Art

May 31 - July 13, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 31, 2019, 5-9pm
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Zelda Zinn - Plastic

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

 

Remixed Environments

Featuring New Work By: Noelle Phares, Philip Tarlow, Graeme Duncan, Ben Schwab

Space Gallery

May 30 - July 13, 2019

  • Artist Reception: Thursday May 30th 5-9pm
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Noelle Phares, The Alchemist, Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolor and Pencil on Linen, 30"x40"

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

 

Eyes On: Jonathan Saiz

Denver Art Museum - Hamilton Building (Level 4)

May 12 - November 17, 2019

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Jonathan Saiz, Study for Utopia, 2018. Mixed media
Courtesy of the artist and K Contemporary Gallery, Photo by Wes Magyar. © Jonathan Saiz

Jonathan Saiz’s installation #WhatisUtopia is comprised of a column covered with 10,000 tiny drawings, paintings, and sculptures. By definition, utopia is “an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens.” The artist employs social media to spark conversation and document responses about our ability to re-envision and embody a modern utopia. More than 10,000 artworks were made to be given away after the end of the exhibition.

Consider Jonathan Saiz's invitation to join his dialogue about utopia. Engage through Instagram at @utopia_is_free with the hashtag #WhatisUtopia or #JonathanSaizatDAM.

Details about the giveaway will be posted beginning October 2019. To receive email notification, register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
720.865.5000

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

 

Birdwatcher

Visions West Contemporary

May 22 – July 6, 2019

  • Gallery reception: Friday, May 31 from 6-8pm
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Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers, Turn a Blind Eye 3, 2017, glazed ceramic, maple, 72 x 72"

Visions West Contemporary is pleased to announce Birdwatcher a group exhibition featuring the work of Troy Abbott, Tim Berg & Rebekah Myers, Rachel Denny, Adonna Khare, Enrique De Molina, Malia Landis, Mariko Paterson, and Shelley Reed.

Birds serve as symbols of wisdom, power, spirituality, freedom, good fortune, and hope. Each of the artists in Birdwatcher draw inspiration from birds as been seen throughout art history. Working in a variety of media each artists approaches the bird in a unique way ranging from technology to ceramics.

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

 

Momentum

Space Annex

May 23 - July 13, 2019

  • Grand Opening: Thursday May 23rd from 5-10pm
  • Special Performance By Hannah Kahn Dance Company at 8pm
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 Please join us for an epic celebration for the grand opening of our new gallery - Space Annex. We've transformed an old warehouse in the historic Baker Neighborhood into a beautiful setting to showcase our talented artists. This inaugural exhibit will serve as a marker of things to come. We invited all of our artists to create one special piece for the opening and we can't wait to share them with you.

Featuring New Work By: Marks Aardsma, Patricia Aaron, Monica Aiello, Tyler Aiello, Robin Ault, Steven Baris, Pattie Lee Becker, Heather Bentz, Ramon Bonilla, Paul Brokering, Frea Buckler, Judy Campbell, Taiko Chandler, Nancy Charak, Diane Cionni, Rimas Ciurlionis, Jodie Roth Cooper, Jeff Curry, Haze Diedrich, Madeleine Dodge Graeme Duncan, Paul Ecke, Miguel Edwards, Tony Ellis, Joshua Enck, Anthony Falcetta, Marcus Fitzgibbons, Karen Freedman, Amber George, Jane Guthridge, Michael Hedges Howard Hersh, Ruth Hiller, Scott Holdeman, Anna Elise, Jeff Juhlin, Nancy Koenigsberg, Wendy Kowynia, Karine Léger Virginia Maitland, David Marshall, Frank Martinez, Hyland Mather Joanne Mattera, Skyler Mcgee, Diane Mcgregor, Lewis Mcinnis, Ian Mclaughlin, Yianni Mellios, Jean Pierre Morin, Connor O’donnell, Sue Oehme, Regula Onstad, Corey Postiglione, Lisa Purdy, Mike Rand, Lynda Ray, Sangeeta Reddy, Rebecca Rutstein, Julia Sanders, Karen Scharer, Ben Schwab Stephen Shachtman, Bill Snider, Betsy Stewart, William Stoehr Krista Svalbonas, Sharon Swidler, Cuong Ta, Philip Tarlow, Debra Van Tuinen, Jeff Wenzel, Jeff Glode Wise, John Wood, Charles Wooldridge, Nick Young

Space Annex
95 S. Cherokee St
Denver, CO 80223

 

Four Concurrent Solo Exhibitions in Abstraction

BARBARA TAKENAGA: “Manifold”

LINDA FLEMING: “Allusion”

JAQ CHARTIER: “SunTests”

ALISON HALL: “Heirlooms”

Robischon Gallery

May 16 - July 6, 2019

  • Opening Reception for the Artists: Thursday, May 16 from 6 – 8 pm
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JAQ CHARTIER - Green/Blue Chart acrylic, ink, dyes, stains and spray paint on panel diptych 40 x 61 in

Robischon Gallery is pleased to present concurrent solo exhibitions in abstraction by artists Barbara Takenaga (NY), Linda Fleming (CO/CA), Jaq Chartier (WA) and Alison Hall (NY). Each process-oriented approach by painters Takenaga, Hall and Chartier as well as sculptor, Fleming, manifests in an uncommon range of imaginative possibilities of pattern and form stemming from the organic to the systematic. The large and small works exhibited utilize an array of media, including Takenaga’s paintings of acrylic on linen or panel, Chartier’s applications of ink, dye or spray paint and acrylic resins on panel along with the artist’s archival dye sublimation on aluminum prints, Hall’s paintings employing oil, graphite and plaster on panel, and Fleming’s chromed and enameled steel wall sculpture alongside works on paper of gouache and pastel.

The four distinctive artists on view offer an opportunity to experience a wide range of color, from deeply nuanced shades to vivid luminous hues, which are primarily carried by mesmerizing repetition and the subtle or dramatic shifts of movement within each artist’s vernacular. By chosen means and the vehicle of abstraction, Takenaga, Hall, Chartier and Fleming visually accentuate and synthesize the binary conditions of order and flux through counterbalance, reflection and process, while alluding to the intimacy of contemplation and the expansiveness of the cosmological.

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

 

Unveiled: Lindsey Beal, Megan Jacobs + Sarah Sudhoff

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

May 17 - June 29, 2019

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The Colorado Photographic Arts Center presents Unveiled – an exhibition of three photographic projects that reveal overlooked aspects of women’s sexuality, motherhood, and reproductive health. Featuring artists Lindsey Beal, Megan Jacobs + Sarah Sudhoff.

In her series Parturition, Lindsey Beal documents vintage gynecological and obstetric instruments from libraries at Harvard, Yale, Duke and Brown. Beal’s choice of materials links past to present and invites us to reflect on how women’s reproductive health and medicine has evolved, yet in some aspects remains the same.

Megan Jacobs’ series of portraits references Victorian-era “hidden mother” photography, when mothers who wanted a record of their children would hide under fabric and hold their child for the duration of the exposure to ensure a sharp image. Jacobs’ images are a metaphor for the unrecognized work that mothers do to support, provide for and nurture their children.

Wired, by Sarah Sudhoff, is a series of documentary photographs of sexual devices used by the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Founded by the famous sexologist Alfred Kinsey in 1947, the Institute has always been a lightning rod for controversy.

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

 

INTOLERANCE: Tales of Loss, Survival and Perseverance

Niza Knoll Gallery

May 2 - July 13, 2019

  • Artwork in a variety of mediums by Penney Bidwell, Dennis Dalton Jerry DeLaCruz, Nancy Enyart, Michael Gadlin, Niza Knoll, Gayla Lemke, Charles Luna, Aliki McCain and Sheary Clough Suiter
  • Opening and artist reception: Thursday, May 2, 6-8:30 pm
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As artist and gallery owner Niza Knoll watched the march of Neo-Nazis on Charlottesville, North Carolina in August of 2017, she became alarmed. As a descendent of family members who were lost to the holocaust and whose father escaped and survived, she was physically shaken that some 80 years later in the United States of America, the same rhetoric of intolerance that started a genocide was in full display. The event conjured images of concentration camps, immigration quotas and families seeking asylum; thoughts of innocent people who were killed because they were considered animals and “undesirable”, but had no place to go. And of the story, written by her father, of an incident with his scouting group just before the occupation of Austria by the Germans. As an artist, she poured those anxieties into her artwork and invited other, like-minded artist to reflect on the same theme. 

In March of 1938, at 18 years old, Niza Knoll’s father Fred Knoll escaped Vienna, Austria with a group of other youths in a secret exodus to Israel. His mother (his father had died before this time), grandmother and uncles were transported to Auschwitz concentration camp where they were all killed. Both of his siblings survived—Niza’s Aunt Lili who migrated to Brooklyn, NY in 1940 at age 17, just barely escaping, and his and older brother Otto, who had migrated to Israel in the early 1930's. Niza’s father recounts his personal story of an incident with his scouting group and a Nazi parade, in a written essay called “The Flags” that will be displayed, along with other written reflections of loss, survival and perseverance.

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

 

Pastel Society of Colorado’s 2019 Mile High National Pastel Exhibition

Curtis Center for the Arts

May 11 - June 29, 2019

  • Opening reception and awards ceremony: Saturday May 11 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Party“Party of One,” a pastel by Leslie Trujillo-Batts (Colorado) will be one of the pastel paintings on display during the
Pastel Society of Colorado’s 2019 Mile High National Pastel Exhibition at the Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village

The Pastel Society of Colorado presents its 15th annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition featuring 80 luminous pastel paintings by some of the finest pastel artists in the nation, which were selected and judged by eminent pastel artist Barbara Jaenicke. Meet artists at the opening reception and awards ceremony from 6 – 8 p.m., Saturday May 11 at the Curtis Center for the Arts. Paintings are available for purchase.

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

 

Nueva Tierra: A Contemporary Interpretation of the American Southwest

Mirada Fine Art

April 13 - May 19

  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 12th, 6-9pm
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The American Southwest is steeped in history. The area—its rich culture, earthy hues, unique architecture, sublime light—has inspired artists from around the globe throughout the years. We tasked our artists with capturing the essence of this incomparable land in a fresh, modern way. The gallery’s award-winning artists proved themselves up to the challenge, creating more than two dozen spectacular new works for the exhibit. A highlight of the show will be the introduction of Marcela Panasiti, acclaimed ‘adobe artist’ who incorporates the many-hued soils surrounding her home in Sedona, Arizona to create her deeply textured and patinated sculptural paintings. Nary a pink coyote or mint green cactus will be in sight in this stunning contemporary exhibit. This stunning show kicks off Mirada Fine Art's 10th season of contemporary art exhibitions.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO 80454 (minutes from Denver)
303.697.9006
http://www.miradafineart.com

 

Joy by Betsy Margolius

1801 California Building in Denver

February 4 - June 28, 2019

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Arts Brookfield presents Joy! by Betsy Margolius from February 4 through June 28 at 1801 California in downtown Denver. Margolius was commissioned to create a site-specific installation that wraps the lobby columns, and her work elicits a smile and feelings of warmth, beauty and harmony. Crisp floral patterns in vivid poppy-red wind their way up seven massive columns that are 24-feet-high by 10-feet in circumference. The space is immediately transformed from a white-marbled business environment into a veritable garden.

 

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

 

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.

 

Natura Obscura, an Immersive Arts Experience

Museum of Outdoor Arts

January 11 - April 28 extended through September 29, 2019

  • An immersive arts experience featuring more than 30 Colorado-based artists and creatives
  • Due to popular demand, extended to September 29! Since opening on January 11, more visitors have come to MOA's indoor gallery than in all of 2018
  • A time slot reservation ticket is required to enter. Tickets are still available for purchase online. Weekends sell out quickly, so don't delay in getting your tickets!
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

 

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
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