Currents New Media

Location: El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM

June 8 - 24, 2018

Opening Weekend: June 8 - 10

  • El Museo Cultural: 555 Camino de la Familia in Santa Fe, NM
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Join us for the 9th annual edition of CURRENTS NEW MEDIA festival at the Railyard in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 2018 will boast over 90 collaborating artists in the fields of interactive installations, VR and AR environments, multimedia performances, single-channel videos, animation, robotics, app projects, experimental documentaries, 3D printing, and more.

CURRENTS NEW MEDIA brings together the work of established and emerging new media artists from around the world for events that incorporate cutting-edge new media technology, visual arts, and community interaction. The festival introduces the public to new technology molded by artists into vehicles for expression and the communication of ideas – broadening the definition of 21st century art making and fostering a more expansive use of technology.

CURRENTS NEW MEDIA Festival Opening Night
Friday, June 8 / 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
$5 suggested donation over 18
Location: CURRENTS festival main exhibition venue at El Museo Cultural

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Marcio Diaz: Life in a BUBBLE (a contemporary exhibit)

Mirada Fine Art

May 12 - June 3, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 11th, 2018 6-9pm
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Marcio Diaz, Under the Moonlight, Original Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 40"

Nicaraguan artist Marcio Diaz’s work reflects the saturated hues of his rural childhood. A move to the U.S. Pacific Northwest as an adult helped refine his distinct style, a cross between Jackson Pollock and pointillism It is a style Marcio simply calls ‘bubblism.’ As if seeing images through the distortion of raindrops, Marco draws a background scene, drips paint, applies heat, and wipes it down innumerable times, followed by layer after layer of circles of color, reinforcing and harmonizing his compositions. The end result is truly mesmerizing. This is Marcio's first solo exhibition east of the Pacifica Northwest...don't miss it!

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

 

Trine Bumiller

Centenary: Selections from 100 Paintings for 100 Years

Gallery 81435 (Telluride)

March 1 - April 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1, 5-8 pm
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Trine Bumiller’s 100 Paintings for 100 Years is a series of 100 paintings that were inspired by a residency during the centennial year of Rocky Mountain National Park, but evolved into something much greater, an immersive experience, both in practice and in installation, that points to our human need to record, remember, and reflect. The works are meditations on our relationship to nature, and, through various perspectives, present a deconstructed portrait of the landscape. They advance the dialogue between abstraction and representation, resting somewhere between the two; as if between experience and memory lies true reality.

The oil paintings are painstakingly created with the application of fifty transparent oil glazes, over a year’s time. The soft edges of the paint layers add an additional level of organic form, balanced against the overriding geometric structure and arrangement of the panels. The process itself is a study in abstraction through iterations of focus. The sheer number is an exercise in obsession and perseverance and relates small parts to an infinite whole in many ways: a step becomes a mile, becomes a journey; a moment becomes an hour, a year and 100 years; and a brushstroke becomes a painting, becoming a series of 100 paintings.

Trine Bumiller explores the relationship between memory and experience through paintings and installations that balance on the edge of both abstract and environmental concerns. She has a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and studied in Rome with the European Honors Program. Trine has had many exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Solo shows include the McNichols Building in Denver, the University of Wyoming Art Museum, the Las Cruces Museum of Art and most recently at the International Arts Festival of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has received grants from Colorado Council on the Arts and Colorado Federation of the Arts and been an artist in residence at Yaddo, Denali National Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, artltd., ArtNews, the New Art Examiner, the Christian Science Monitor, the Denver Post, and Westword. She is on the board of Denver Art Museum’s DAM Contemporaries. She is represented by Robischon Gallery, Denver, Markel Fine Arts, New York and Zg Gallery, Chicago.

Telluride Arts District

Gallery 81435 is a project of Telluride Arts. Telluride Arts promotes a culture of the arts within the Telluride Arts District, which contains a remarkable concentration of arts and cultural activity that engages artists from around the region and across the globe. For more information find us online at http://www.telluridearts.org 

Gallery 81435
230 S Fir St
Telluride, CO
Open daily from 12-6 pm

 

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

 

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

 

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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

 

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

 

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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

 

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