Yoshitomo Saito: millionyearseeds

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

February 3 - April 29, 2018

  • First Friday Art Party: February 2 from 4:30-7:30pm; from 5:30-6:00 artist Yoshitomo Saito will give a tour of his exhibition
  • Also on display: Takaamanohara, two videos by Japanese artist Chiho Aoshima
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Born in Tokyo, Japan but residing in the United States since 1983, Yoshitomo Saito finds inspiration in the minutia of the natural world, drawing out details of the environment surrounding us and elements of everyday experiences that most would miss or take for granted. In 2006, Saito moved to the Rocky Mountain region in search of a new and affordable live/work situation to pursue the lifestyle of a fully engaged independent artist. Utilizing the Italian lost-wax process of bronze casting at his Ironton Studios foundry in the RiNo Art District of Denver, the artist freezes delicate, organic objects in time and assembles them into immersive, meditative, thoughtful and sometimes humorous installations.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.634.5583
http://www.csfineartscenter.org

 

Melanie Yazzie: Coded: Works on Paper (Third Floor Foyer)

Representing the West (White Gallery)

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center (Pueblo, CO)

February - May, 2018

  • Art Talk with Melanie Yazzi: Saturday February 3 at 11:15AM in the White Gallery
  • Ms. Yazzi is this year's juror for our Representing the West exhibition; She is a professor and Area Coordinator, Printmaking with the University of Colorado's Department of Art & Art History
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  • Representing the West: February 2 - May 6
The Representing the West: A New Frontier juried art show features both non-traditional subject matters, materials, and concepts as well as traditional depictions of the West, including audio and video pieces. Over $5,000 in prize money is awarded during this exhibition, along with a coveted "People's Choice" title which is bestowed by public vote affording the opportunity for the winning artist to show a solo exhibit at the Arts Center.
  • Melanie Yazzie: Coded: Works on Paper: February 2 - May 13
Melanie is the juror for Representing the West this year. As a printmaker, painter, and sculptor, Melanie Yazzie's work draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. She is of the Salt and Bitter Water clans. Her work follows the Diné dictum "walk in beauty" literally, creating beauty and harmony. As an artist, she works to serve as an agent of change by encouraging others to learn about social, cultural, and political phenomena shaping the contemporary lives of Native peoples in the United States and beyond. Her work incorporates both personal experiences, as well as the events and symbols from Dine culture.

Admission $8 Adults, $6 Children, Military, and Seniors 65+. Arts Center Members always free. Wed-Sat 11AM - 4PM, Sun 12-4PM

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

 

Sue McNally: This Land is My Land

Chuck Kimmerle: From the Heart:Land

Museum of Art, Fort Collins

​January 19 – March 18, 2018

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Chuck Kimmerle, Cloud Over Cut Wheat Field, digital photography, Courtesy of the Artist

The series of paintings exhibited in This Land Is My Land is part of a much larger project that Sue McNally is working on to paint a landscape in all fifty states. The selection shown here represents the west through her eyes and vantage point and how the magnificent landscapes and varied terrain in states such as New Mexico, Colorado and Washington, for example, shape us as residents and tourists. Since 2010, with her first painting of Devil's Tower in Wyoming, McNally has crossed the country to try and see America as a whole through her relationship with its different landscapes, some iconic and some personal. This Land Is My Land represents one artist reckoning with our culture and what it means to be an American, starting with our land and the views that we mythologize and hold sacred.

Chuck Kimmerle’s landscape photography centers primarily around the intersections of where man and nature meet. These areas, which now seem to be the norm of our landscape, offer an insight and significance which cannot be found in nature alone, according to the artist. Kimmerle works exclusively in black and white with its inherently graphic format, which allows him the maximum opportunities for creative exploration.

Museum of Art, Fort Collins
201 S. College Ave
Fort Collins CO 80524
$5 adults; $4 students/adults 65+; $1 youth (7-17); children (0-6) and members always get in FREE
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday & Tuesday: Closed
970.482.2787
http://www.moafc.org

 

Lumonics Mind Spa: Stretching the Body, Mind and Spirit

McNichols Civic Center Building (First Floor)

January 13 - May 27, 2018

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The Lumonics Mind Spa is a site-specific art installation by Dorothy Tanner created for the McNichols Civic Center Building first floor community exhibition space. It features light sculptures by Dorothy and the late Mel Tanner, and music and video by Dorothy Tanner and Marc Billard.

Dorothy’s intention for this meditative environment is for everyone to experience new ways to stretch the body, expand the mind, and achieve greater spiritual awareness.

Exhibition Viewing Times:
  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Access to art exhibitions may be restricted due to private events. Please call 720-865-5570 ahead for availability or to make an appointment
Previous exhibits of Tanner light sculptures include Union Station, Denver International Airport, and the Lakewood Cultural Center. In 2017, the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) presented, Then & Now: A Retrospective of Light-Based Sculpture by Dorothy & Mel Tanner. MOA produced a documentary about the Tanners and the Lumonics art form.

McNichols Civic Center Building
144 West Colfax (corner of West Colfax and Bannock)
Denver, CO 80202
720.865.4220
http://mcnicholsbuilding.com

 

It's a Colorful World

Denver International Airport Main Terminal Gallery (Level 5)

December 2017 - April 2018

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Melanie Rothchild - Guten Tag Trails - Acrylic on panel - 48"x36"

For most of us, color plays an important role in the way we perceive the world. As children, we develop our understanding of the world establishing color associations with most of the things that we can touch, taste, smell and even hear.

Think of an apple...what color popped into your mind?
A rubber duck?
A swimming pool?
The grass under your feet?

As you continue on your travels, you will probably think of many more. The artists in this exhibit explore the several ways colors sit together, how they make us feel, and the impact the use of color has in our world.

"One color carries its own meaning. Two colors create a harmony. Three colors create something totally new.” - Inkyo Back

Michael Warren Contemporary is a leading contemporary art gallery in the Arts District on Santa Fe Drive in Denver. The gallery provides one of the largest bodies of salable art in the city representing 45 artists from around the country. Additionally the gallery consigns more than 5,000 fine art prints from internationally recognized artists whose work has been placed into museums around the world.

 

Read more: DIA: It's a Colorful World

ICONOCLASM: Jonathan Dankenbring & Corey Drieth

GOCA 121 (Downtown Colorado Springs)

December 1, 2017 - March 17, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday December 1 from 5-9pm; gallery conversation with the artists starting at 5:30pm
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Colorado-based artists Jonathan Dankenbring and Corey Drieth will exhibit new works in sculpture, drawing and mixed-media, exploring the concept of iconoclasm - a rejection of images and iconography - and minimalism. The exhibition's genesis was a conversation between the artists about minimalism and art; their dialogue continues and is explored through the exhibition and an accompanying broadside publication.

Minimalist art is marked by an avoidance of overt symbolism and emotional content, instead calling attention to the materiality of the works through a limited palette and simple media. This art movement emerged in the early 1960s and applied to a wide range of artists who were overtly rejecting the energy-filled and emotionally charged art of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Artists such as Frank Stella, Robert Irwin, Agnes Martin, and Donald Judd questioned the very existence of painting and sculpture as they rejected the very labels applied to them. At its core, Minimalism asserts that art should have its own reality and not be an imitation of some other thing.

Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA) is a regional hub of contemporary art, culture, and conversation. By featuring world-class artists, hosting artist and expert talks, and offering meaningful events, GOCA engages University of Colorado Colorado Springs students, faculty, staff and Pikes Peak Region community members in contemporary culture and life. GOCA is a contemporary arts organization with two galleries, one founded on the UCCS campus in 1981 and a satellite downtown location that opened in 2010 in the Plaza of the Rockies building.

GOCA 121
Plaza of the Rockies
121 S. Tejon | Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

 

Small Works

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

November 17 - December 16, 2017

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Small Works is an exhibition that will pull you closer—quite literally—to photography. These 12-inch and smaller sized images range from Polaroid photos to precious metal pieces. Every small work portrays a unique story from each artist. "I decided not to let other artists’ motives be what guided my own. Instead, I would use what I needed from them in order to express my feelings regarding my own small place in the Universe. For me, the resulting imaginary realities feel more relevant than the realities expressed in the scientific language of quantum particles, billions of light years, and infinite accelerations.” –Artist Jeannie Hutchins. Visit us to see these small works while they are here!

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
https://www.instagram.com/TheC4FAP

 

Read more: Small Works at the C4FAP

Dalí & Picasso: Drawings & Prints from the Collection of Dr. Wayne F. Yakes

Fort Collins Museum of Art

November 3, 2017 – January 7, 2018

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Salvador Dalí, Destino #27, Pen, ink, watercolor on buff paper. Collection of Dr. Wayne F. Yakes 

Salvador Dalí (1904 – 1989) & Pablo Picasso (1881- 1973) are two of the most well-known artists in all of 20th century art. For both, aspects of their personal lives and outsized personalities sometimes overshadowed their large creative output. Both were master draftsmen, creative pioneers in many artistic movements throughout the 20th century and moved freely between many mediums. This exhibition will feature the intimate drawings, prints and sketches of both Dalí and Picasso from the collection of Dr. Wayne F. Yakes. Among the highlights, the exhibition will showcase Dalí’s rendering of Dante’s Divine Comedy with 100 prints made from his exquisite watercolors. Fun hands-on educational projects for the entire family will also be in our Art.Edu.Osity Creative Space for the run of the exhibition.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Theresa Anderson: Some Kind Of Cuddle/Site Conditioner

And in the second gallery: Amber Cobb, Jonathan Cowan, Mel DeWees, Derrick Velasquez

Gray Contemporary (Houston)

October 21 - November 22, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, October 21st 5:00 - 8:00 pm
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Theresa Anderson - object for safety/object for target practice - 2017

Gray Contemporary is pleased to announce Theresa Anderson: Some Kind Of Cuddle/Site Conditioner in the Main Gallery and works by Amber Cobb, Jonathan Cowan, Mel DeWees, Derrick Velasquez in the Second Gallery.

Gray Contemporary
3508 Lake Street
Houston, Texas 77098
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11-5pm or by appointment
713.862.4425
http://www.graycontemporary.com

 

Read more: Theresa Anderson at Gray Contemporary

Western Traditions

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center (Pueblo, CO)

King Gallery

October 14, 2017 - January 20, 2018

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Western Traditions features a selection of paintings about the history and traditions of people of the American West. These paintings are chosen from the over 425 works that now make up the Francis King Collection of Western Art. A donation from Francis E. King in 1979 of over 100 significant works of Western art started the Sangre de Cristo's permanent collection.

Admission $8 Adults, $6 Children, Military, and Seniors 65+; Arts Center Members always free

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

 

natural ELEMENTS (a contemporary exhibit)

Mirada Fine Art

October 7 – November 5, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 6th, 2017 6-9pm
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Three amazing artists join forces for this stunning organic exhibition! Acclaimed-artist Michael McLaughlin creates remarkable bronze sculptures focused on all sorts of critters...big and small! Thomas Harvey is a gifted woodworker using exotic hardwoods and proves that furniture truly can be fine art! Greg Dye is an astounding painter who tackles Colorado landscapes with a palette knife and an explosion of color. Together these three artists will create an organic symphony sure to delight your senses.

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

 

Portfolio ShowCase 10 Photography Exhibition

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

September 29 - November 25, 2017

  • Free Artist + Public Reception: Friday October 20, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm; Artist Talks from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
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Photograph by Astrid Reischwitz

Portfolio ShowCase 10 brings together the collective works of ten artists. "When we look at the creative process, photographing a single successful image is not all that difficult. This applies to amateurs and professional photographers alike. Facebook and Instagram are full of one-hit wonders, and some are memorably nice. Even artists have those one-off images they just had to photograph. Developing an entire series, however, is a completely different matter. It not only requires exponentially more skill, but also real courage to dig deep into oneself to create a fully rounded, multifaceted project. Once the series exists, the real challenge of culling the coveted portfolio begins.” -Juror Hannah Frieser 2017

10 Featured Artists: Julie Anand with Damon Sauer, Frank Hamrick, Ben Marcin, Molly McCall, Lisa McCarty, Katie Kalkstein, Tema Stauffer, Emmanuel Monzon, Matthew Hamon and Astrid Reischwitz

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
https://www.instagram.com/TheC4FAP

 

8th Annual Center Forward

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

August 25 - September 30, 2017

  • C4FAP's annual open themed exhibition
  • Gallery Reception and Artist Talk: Friday September 22, 5:30-8pm
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Janet Holmes - Freddy & Travis (Catskill Animal Sanctuary)

"The photography world is changing at a rapid pace as historical processes meld with contemporary digital work. Common themes throughout artwork such as the human condition, relation to the land, identity, sexuality, secrets, still life, and abstraction are all represented in Center Forward. Specific to photography are works that hint at artistic process and the history and evolution of the medium. These uncommon works evoke history while claiming new territory. As a whole, the works in this exhibition culminate in an experience of history, life, love, loss, and ultimately, magic." –Hamidah Glasgow 2017

42 Featured Artists: Ben Altman, Philip V. Augustin, Anne-Laure Autin, Mark Bennett, Christa Blackwood, Marcie Rose Brewer, Gina Cholick, Ally Christmas, A.M. Clark, Dave Conkling, Anastasia Davis, Chadric Devin, Yuxiang Dong, Carol Erb, Lori Foltz, Randi Ganulin, Julie Hamel, Scott Herndon, Janet Holmes, Larassa Kabel, Hwa Kyung Kim, Kevin Lyle, Shinya Masuda, Takatoshi Masuda, Molly McCall, Trevor Messersmith, Melanie Metz, Alyssa Minahan, Courtney Mooney, Petrea Noyes, Michael Pointer, Juan Reyes, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, Joshua Sarinana, Nicolo Sertorio, S. Gayle Stevens, Laurinda Stockwell, Derick Whitson, Ariel C. Wilson, Ying Ying Wang, Cheryl Zibisky, Rosemary Scott- Fishburn

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
https://www.instagram.com/TheC4FAP

 

Read more: Center Forward at the Center for Fine Art Photography

Betty Ross & Murray Ross: Democratic Vistas

GOCA 1420

September 8 - December 9, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 8 from 5-8p
  • Final exhibit at the UCCS campus gallery before moving to Ent Center for the Arts
  • Curated by GOCA Director & Chief Curator Daisy McGowan
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"USA Map" Murray Ross

The art of Betty Ross and Murray Ross traverses time, world travels, and concepts and connects across a lifelong collaboration. As founders of UCCS Theatreworks, Betty and Murray were always artists in their own right and together. Works in painting, drawing, and assemblage will fill our flagship space for one last hurrah. This is the final exhibition in the UCCS GOCA 1420 gallery space, opened in 1981, before moving to the new Ent Center for the Arts in 2018. A full-color, 92-page catalog with essays by art historians Caitlin Green and Joanna Roche accompanies this exhibition.

GOCA 1420
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

 

Illuminated: A Contemporary Exhibit

Mirada Fine Art

August 19 – September 17, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 18th, 2017 6-9pm
  • Painting Demonstration: Saturday, August 19th, 10am - 2pm
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Bruce Marion, '5280,' Acrylic on Canvas, 36" x 60"

Whether depicting the strength and motion of wildlife, portraying the human form, or interpreting Denver's distinctive skyline, Bruce Marion's lyrical coloration and dramatic use of light and shadow seems to illuminate his subjects from their souls. In all of his work, Marion strives to reflect the inner light playing against the exterior reality, delving into the intersection of inner versus outer spaces.

Classically trained, Marion's career has been showcased in numerous international publications and honored in juried shows; his work is collected globally.

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

 

Jolt: Street Fonts and Funk

Foothills Art Center

August 11- October 15, 2017

  • Member Opening Reception: Thursday August 10, 2017 at 6pm
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Jolt has been creating his vibrant paintings on the walls of Denver for over 20 years. Vibrant public art, commercial graffiti, abstract expressionism and illustrative characters; his body of work is as broad as it is exciting. This exhibition represents another step forward for the artist in a long established career. In an all new body of work, he seeks to find the limits of abstraction while displaying his signature mastery. Viewers can expect a wide variety of work, as well as some gigantic murals, created right in our gallery!

Foothills Art Center
809 15th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Tue-Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 pm
303.279.3922
http://www.foothillsartcenter.org

 

Loveland's 31st Annual Sculpture In the Park Show and Sale

Benson Sculpture Gardens in Loveland, CO

Saturday August 12 from 9:30am - 6pm

Sunday August 13 from 9:30am - 4:30pm

  • 160 jury-selected artists showing over 2000 sculptures
  • $7 admission, under 14 free
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Benson Sculpture Gardens
29th and Aspen Drive
Loveland, CO

Sean O'Meallie: "O'Meallie"

The Modbo (Colorado Springs)

August 4 - 25, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 5th from 5pm-Midnight
  • Artist's Talk: Friday August 25th at 5:30pm
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Quoth Sean O'Meallie: "This show is about relevant cultural issues and color and form."

The Modbo presents August's First Friday on August 4th, 2017 with "O'Meallie," a show of new work by Sean O'Meallie that manages to be both beautiful and humorous. First Friday's reception happens from 5 pm til midnight, and the show remains up through Friday, August 25th. There will be sporadic and roving sound improvisation by Joseph Dugan. There will be a free artist's talk on Friday, August 25th, at 5:30 pm.

The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only a $1 after 3 pm. The Modbo can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., themodbo.com, or 633-4240.

ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd

Fort Collins Museum of Art

July 28 – October 22, 2017

  • Lynnette C. Jung Memorial Lecture with Nancy Judd: Friday, September 8, 6:00pm at the Lincoln Center (417 W. Magnolia St)
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Nancy Judd, Eco-Flamenco, 2011, Cereal boxes, recycled paint, parachute scraps, Courtesy of the Artist
This dress was created from cereal boxes painted with recycled paint and transformed into cascades of ruffles.
Over 5,000 people wrote eco-pledges on the ruffles before they were sewn on to the dress which was sewn from parachute scraps.

​ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd features couture fashion sculptures made from everyday throwaways. Glamorous, shimmering evening gowns, appearing as fine couture and refined garments, are made from crushed glass and salvaged upholstery fabric. Artist and environmental educator, Nancy Judd began creating recycled fashions in 1998 while serving as the recycling coordinator for the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Through her art she encourages people to look differently at trash, to see garbage not as waste, but as wasted resources.

This exhibition has been organized by Nancy Judd and is circulating through GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions.

Lynnette C. Jung Memorial Lecture with Nancy Judd: Friday, September 8, 6:00pm at the Lincoln Center (417 W. Magnolia St): This lecture will feature artist and environmental educator Nancy Judd who utilizes her beautiful couture fashion sculptures made from trash to engage audiences in a conversation about different ways of looking at waste. This lecture is sponsored by Dr. Peter Springberg in Memory of Lynnette C. Jung.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
http://www.ftcma.org

 

3 Scientists - 3 Artists - 3 Forms: An Exhibition in Stone

Foothills Art Center

July 14 - October 15, 2017

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For this unique exhibit we have partnered with three Golden artists with professional backgrounds in geology to show the beauty of stone art through the lens of science. The diverse approaches in this show are each outstanding in their own way and make for a very interesting exhibition.

Foothills Art Center
809 15th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Tue-Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 pm
303.279.3922
http://www.foothillsartcenter.org

 

Sculpture on the Green

Fiddler's Green Circle in Greenwood Village

May 2017 - April 2018

  • Brought to you by the Museum of Outdoor Arts
  • Participating artists include Patricia Aaron, Virginia Folkestad, Erick C. Johnson and Dmitri Obergfell
  • Artist reception at The Green at Palazzo Verdi: Thursday June 29th from 4-6:30pm (6363 S. Fiddler's Green Circle)
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MOA presents Sculpture on the Green, an exhibition featuring the work of four Colorado artists. Artworks are placed around Fiddler’s Green Circle and will remain on exhibit from May 2017 through April 2018. The exhibition was assembled in collaboration with John Madden Company and MOA’s Design and Build Public Art Education Program.

An artist reception will be held on The Green at Palazzo Verdi on June 29th from 4-6:30pm. This will include music, pop-up art, drinks, and a food truck. Self-guided walking tours will be available and artists will be present.

 

Devon Dikeou: "Pray for Me" - Pope Francis I

James Fuentes Gallery (NYC)

June 28 - July 28, 2017

  • Opening reception: Wednesday June 28, 6-8pm
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Left: Caravaggio, Portrait of Pope Paul V, oil on canvas, 80 in x 47 in, c. 1605-1606
Right: Devon Dikeou, "Pray For Me"-Pope Francis I: Caravaggio, Portrait of Pope Paul V, mounted C-print, 80 in x 47 in, 2014

55 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002
212.577.1201
http://jamesfuentes.com 

Read more: Devon Dikeou at James Fuentes Gallery

Sordid & Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt's Etchings

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center (Pueblo, CO)

June 3 - September 24, 2017

  • Sordid and Sacred is drawn from the John Villarino Collection and organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions
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Rembrandt Van Rijn, widely recognized as the greatest practitioner of the etching technique in the history of art, created a body of work unparalleled in richness and beauty. Rembrandt repeatedly chose beggars as the subject for his etchings.

The Villarino collection features 26 rare etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606- 1669), executed between 1629 and 1648. In addition, a Rembrandt piece from the Harry & Karly Spell collection and a sampling of Rembrandt etchings from the collection of the late Dr. Ronald Moreschini will be displayed along with educational text about provenance and the art of collecting.

As one of the towering figures in the history of art, Rembrandt, a miller’s son from the university town of Leiden, was an artist of unmatched genius. Equally gifted as a painter, printmaker, and draftsman, Rembrandt proved himself to be as skillful at making portraits as he was at creating religious and mythological narratives. His landscapes are just as remarkable as his rare still lifes and subjects detailing everyday life.

Widely recognized as the greatest practitioner of the etching technique in the history of art, Rembrandt created 300 prints that constitute a body of work unparalleled in richness and beauty. Rembrandt repeatedly chose beggars as the subject for his etchings. Many of Rembrandt’s etchings sympathetically portray beggars as biblical figures. These etchings of beggars also played an essential role in Rembrandt’s formative years as an artist.

Dutch author, art historian, and editor of, “The Complete Etchings of Rembrandt,” Dover Publications, NY, 1994, Gary Schwartz, in his essay for the exhibition catalogue, writes “The image of the beggar in Netherlandish art was no better than in society as a whole. It would not then have been out of line with the convictions of his society, with Netherlandish artistic tradition or classical art theory, had Rembrandt depicted beggars as contemptible or loathsome creatures. Indeed, some of his work fits perfectly well into this picture.” However, many of Rembrandt’s etchings are of biblical scenes with biblical figures portrayed as beggars. Schwartz writes, “This kind of crossover between street life and sacred history matches a pattern that is found elsewhere in Rembrandt’s work. Mean and sordid though they may have been in life and in art theory, in Rembrandt’s etchings beggars are bestowed with sanctity and individuality.” 

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center
210 N. Santa Fe Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81003
Wed-Sun: 11am - 4pm
http://www.sdc-arts.org

 

Landscapes 2017

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

May 19 - July 1, 2017

  • Featuring 47 international photographers chosen by Juror Lisa Volpe
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Image by Monica Stevenson

‘Take a trip to any coastline or national park and you’re sure to encounter stops for “Scenic Views,” “Lookout Points,” or most blatantly, a sign encouraging you to “Take Photos Here”. Yet, not much is revealed in this endless repetition of imagery. As Andy Warhol would stress with his silkscreens, “The more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away.” This is not to say that every landscape must depict a radically new scene, but rather that it should attempt to convey something new. It must—to borrow from Evans—reveal a secret that only the unique mind behind the camera can capture. The history of landscape photography is long. Yet, there is much more to be said.’ –Landscapes Juror Lisa Volpe for C4FAP 2017.

47 Featured Artists: Paul Adams, Robert Atwater, Ivy Bigbee, Amanda Breitbach, Scott Campbell, Georgina Campbell, Michael Carlebach, Dewey Chapman, Mary Ciullo, Pinque Clark, Adam Crosson, Sean Du, Suzanne Engelberg, Michael Farrell, Aaron Feinberg, Jason Flack, Bryan Florentin, Doug Frost, Sharon Lee Hart, Drew Harty, Scott Herndon, Kevin Hoth, Adriene Hughes, Melinda Hurst-Frye, Yoichi Kawamura, Tim Kelly, Jim Kostecky, J. Jason Lazarus, Noah Macfaden, Ellen Mahaffy, Barbara Smith and JC Maxon, David McCrae, Noah McLaurine, Carsten Meier, Natalie Morawsky, Iva Nash, Marcus Newton, Jeff Phillips, Robert Harding Pittman, Ronald Saunders, Colin Seitz, Monica Stevenson, Lisa Toby Goodman, John Upton, Sarah Wentworth and Eric Williams.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
400 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
https://www.instagram.com/TheC4FAP

 

Read more: Landscapes 2017 at the Center for Fine Art Photography

Impressions: a contemporary exhibit featuring the artwork of Russian artists Lyudmila Agrich & Julia Klimova

Mirada Fine Art

May 20 – June 11, 2017

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Julia Klimova, 'Bright Song,' Oil on Canvas, 36" x 36"

Much of the magic imparted by art is its ability to lead each viewer down a different path. Often the memory or emotion a piece evokes is as important as the actual scene depicted. This is particularly true in contemporary impressionist artwork.

Mirada Fine Art unites two of their most popular artists (both born and raised in Russia), Lyudmila Agrich and Julia Klimova, for an exhibit of their newest work. Agrich layers lush color with a palette knife, masterfully capturing the internal glow of European cityscapes, lush fields of poppies and sunsets across water. Klimova’s work evokes a soft romanticism within her figures, landscapes and still life paintings.

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

 

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