Latino Expressions

Lincoln Center Art Gallery

January 15 - February 28, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 5–7 p.m.; Awards Judge, Carlos Fresquez, will make the Awards Announcements at 6 p.m.
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 Image by Carlos Fresquez

Eleven Colorado artists share their views into Latino culture, history and values with artworks in many different media. From beautifully carved Santos by Carlos Santistevan to a tongue-in-cheek video mash-up by Tony Ortega that calls out various stereotypes of Latino culture, the exhibit offers work in various media including drawing, fiber art, installations, painting, photograhy, printmaking, sculpture video, and more. In addition, Awards Judge Carlos Fresquez will be exhibiting a collection of his paintings, screen prints and other mixed media artworks in the Lobby Gallery (see image to left). On view through February 27, the exhibit is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 6pm. Admission is always free. 

Lincoln Center
417 W. Magnolia
Fort Collins, CO 80521
970.221.6735
http://www.lctix.com/exhibitions

 

Illuminated

The Center for Fine Art Photography

December 4, 2015 - January 16, 2016

  • Public Artist Talk: Friday December 4th, 5-6pm; Reception from 6-9pm
  • Juror: Elizabeth Avedon
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Slide & Clouds by Brenda Biondo

The act of illumination, since it’s introduction in the 15th century, has influenced our way of seeing and subsequently the world throughout the ages; and so, keeping the definition of ILLUMINATE posted on my computer screen, I set out on an adventure to journey through the fine work submitted along this theme to The Center for Fine Art Photography. There were many images documenting the real world, others imagining a world far away from this one, inspiring us to imagine places we have never been, or situations we’ve never experienced before this visual moment. -Juror Elizabeth Avedon for C4FAP

Featuring Artists: John Banasiak, Sheri Lynn Behr, Brenda Biondo, Eleanor M. Brown, Shannon Bruns, Emiliano Cavicchi, Robert Cleveland, Anastasia Davis, Stefanie Dworkin, Carol Erb, Millie Falcaro, Diane Fenster, Xill Fessenden, Dan Gemkow, Terri Gold, Marsha Guggenheim, Susan Guice, Ellen Jantzen, Leslie Jean-Bart, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Priscilla Kanady, Devaprasad Kantharaj, Susan Keiser, Paul Kessel, Karen Kirkpatrick, Karen Klinedinst, David Kressler, Melissa Lazuka, Vanessa Marsh, Kevin Mellis, Rebecca Moseman, Filippo Mutani, Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer, Judit Pap, George Pellissier, Donna Rosser, Maureen Ruddy-Burkhart, Erik Rudolph, Wendi Schneider, Aoife Shanahan, Monica Shulman, Jay Spilker, Ayumi Tanaka, Ron A. Testa, Kathryn Van Aernum, Andre Viking, DB Waltrip, Guanyu Xu, Antonio Ysursa, Yelena Zhavoronkova, David Zlotky and Frank Zurey.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

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Sixth Annual Miniature Masterpieces

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery

November 20 - December 5, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 20 from 5-8pm
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David Santillanes, "Memories of the Fremont; Study", Oil, 9x12

A world of small wonders lies in store as Evergreen Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden prepares to unveil its sixth annual Miniature Masterpieces exhibition on Nov. 20. This year’s much-anticipated celebration of scale will feature works by 50 large talents presented in delightfully diminutive dimensions. Miniature Masterpieces offers not only a rare opportunity to marvel at the patience, concentration and immense skill needed to render a universe of beauty in less than 120 square inches, the invitational event will also afford art collectors of every caliber the opportunity to add some very prominent signatures to their personal gallery at more modest prices.

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery
3042 Evergreen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439
303.679.3610
http://www.evergreenfineart.com 

 

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Bob Coonts: Art & Influence

Fort Collins Museum of Art

November 20, 2015 - January 10, 2016

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Bob Coonts, The Awakening, Collection of the Eastham Family

The Fort Collins Museum of Art invites you to step into the amazing color-filled world of Bob Coonts, the beloved Fort Collins artist. In addition to his artistic work, this exhibition celebrates his decades of teaching and service with a display of 20 artists and graphic designers that Bob has mentored and taught throughout his career.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Wednesday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday and Sunday noon – 5:00pm; Closed Monday and Tuesday
$5 adults, $4 students with valid id and adults 65 and over, $1 youth (7-18), Children 6 and under free
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Julia Klimova: new REALITIES

Mirada Fine Art

October 24 – November 15, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, October 23rd, 6-9pm
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Julia Klimova at Mirada Fine Art, ‘Blue Hills,’ Original Oil on Canvas, 30” x 60”

Utilizing vibrant oil to create texturally rich portraits, landscapes and still-lifes, Julia Klimova feels each of her paintings is a culmination of everything she has seen and felt. After studying Fine Arts in Russia and working as an interior designer, Julia moved to Toronto, Canada and fine art became her full time career. Seen in publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur and American Art Collector, her pieces are avidly collected throughout Europe, the U.S. and Canada. 

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd., PO Box 85
Indian Hills, CO 80454
303.697.9006
Tuesday-Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 12-4
Closed Mondays
http://miradafineart.com

 

Gary Kim: In the Spirit

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery

October 3 - 31, 2015

  • Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 3, 2015, 2-5pm
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Gary Kim - Sky High 5, 48x60, oil

For nationally acclaimed oil painter Gary Kim, faithfully portraying a subject is only the beginning. Starting on Oct. 3, guests to his Evergreen Fine Art Gallery exhibit “In the Spirit” will quickly discover that Kim’s passion, and his gift, is revealing the secret heart and hidden vitality that pulses just beneath the surface of all Creation. “I hope guests can enjoy the outer beauty of my paintings,” says Kim, “and their inner beauty, as well.”

Possessing a bachelor’s degree in fine art and a master’s in advertising design, Kim left his native South Korea in 1999 and settled in New York, where he earned a master’s in art from Brooklyn’s prestigious Pratt Institute and soon became one of the Empire State’s most sought-after portrait artists. In 2011 he moved palette and easel south and west and began applying his perceptive eye and nimble brush to the Land of Enchantment.

“When I watched Western movies when I was a child, I gained the impression of the West as a beautiful, romantic and brave frontier,” Kim says. “Ever since I moved to Santa Fe, I couldn’t contain my curiosity about its spiritual culture and gratitude towards nature.”

Kim is perhaps best and justly renowned for his aspen trees. While many artists find inspiration in the West’s iconic softwood, few can match Kim’s breathtaking portrayals. Each leaf and limb, tree and grove, seems to quake on the canvas, and by his almost mystical command of color and value one might believe his paintings could cast sunlight into a darkened room. “I try to convey the light they give off in such a way that would make their souls wake.” “I want people to feel their hearts fluttering as they view my art.”

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery
3042 Evergreen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439
303.679.3610
http://www.evergreenfineart.com 

 

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Larisa Aukon: Radiance

Mirada Fine Art

September 19 – October 11, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, September 19, 6-9pm
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Larisa Aukon at Mirada Fine Art - photo courtesy of the gallery

Over the last five years, Latvian-born artist Larisa Aukon has been busy accumulating accolades from the national and international art press. On September 19th, Ms. Aukon arrives at Mirada Fine Art gallery to unveil her latest collection of work, “RADIANCE.”

When Latvian-born artist Larisa Aukon arrived in the American Southwest, the explosion of color in the landscape literally took her breath away. A child prodigy, Larisa had been creating artwork since the time she could hold a brush, and our Rocky Mountain region inspired her to start imbuing the warm rich hues and endless panoramas of her adopted home into her work. Featured in American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Cowboys and Indians, and numerous other publications, the celebrated artist will not disappoint with her stunning new collection of natural and urban landscapes.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd., PO Box 85
Indian Hills, CO 80454
303.697.9006
Tuesday-Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 12-4
Closed Mondays
http://miradafineart.com

 

Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers

Fort Collins Museum of Art 

September 4 - November 1, 2015

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The Fort Collins Museum of Art invites you to step into the world of Norman Rockwell as the museum exhibits his beloved Saturday Evening Post covers. This traveling exhibition brings one of the most popular American artists of the past century to Fort Collins. For nearly seven decades, while history was in the making all around him, Norman Rockwell chronicled our changing society in the small details and nuanced scenes of ordinary people in everyday life. Rockwell’s contributions to our visual legacy, many of them now icons of American culture, have found a permanent place in our national psyche.

The exhibition features all 323 Saturday Evening Post covers created by Rockwell from before the 1920’s through the 1960’s. Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The exhibition is sponsored by the City of Fort Collins, Colorado Creative Industries, ReMax Advanced, Coloradoan, Silver Grill, EKS&H and KRFC.

About Norman Rockwell Norman Perceval Rockwell, The Saturday Evening Post’s most famous and prolific illustrator, is considered by many to be the greatest American artist of all time. He was a master storyteller via canvas and paint, and his works, capturing the triumphs and foibles of the common man, are as popular today as they were in decades past. Born in New York City on February 3, 1894, Rockwell always wanted to be an illustrator. Rockwell’s involvement with The Saturday Evening Post began in 1916. Forty-seven years later, Rockwell had published a total of 323 original covers for The Saturday Evening Post, the last in 1963.

About The Fort Collins Museum of Art

The museum is located 201 South College Ave., in the heart of Downtown Fort Collins. The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Regular admission is $7.00 for adults; $5.00 for students with ID and seniors (over 65) and $1.00 for youth 7-18. Children 6 and under and museum members are free. For more information, visit www.ftcma.org or connect with the Museum on Facebook.

The mission of the Fort Collins Museum of Art is to engage our community in cultural experiences that promote an awareness and appreciation of the visual arts. To offer our audiences the highest-quality art experiences, the Fort Collins Museum of Art presents a diverse series of exhibitions, community events, publications, and educational programs for children and adults. The Fort Collins Museum of Art seeks to enrich the cultural life of the region and advance community understanding of the power of the visual arts to foster life-long learning, social interaction, and personal inquiry.

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

 

Robert Spooner: Edge of Expansion

Evergreen Fine Art

August 1 - 29, 2015

  • Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Saturday, August 1, from 2-5pm
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Robert Spooner at Evergreen Fine Art

If there’s a constant in Robert Spooner’s artistry, it’s his steadfast refusal to be tethered by constancy.

“Originally I was known as a figurative artist,” says Spooner, whose ongoing voyage beyond the frontiers of convention will find harbor this August at Evergreen Fine Art Gallery. “But I began to see things differently, to see my work differently. I began expanding into other visual realms.”

Beginning with an Artist Reception at 2 p.m. on Aug. 1, “Edge of Expansion” will run through Aug. 29 and feature more than two dozen paintings that recount Spooner’s remarkable journey into new spheres of expression, and reveal the unexpected worlds that lie beneath the familiar.

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery
3042 Evergreen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439
303.679.3610
http://www.evergreenfineart.com 

 

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Jennyfer Stratman & Javier Lopez Barbosa: Connection

Mirada Fine Art

August 1 - 23, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 31, 2015, 6-9pm
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Mirada Fine Art seamlessly fuses two artists from vastly different cultural backgrounds and life experience in one stunning exhibit, “Connection.” Uniting the artists is their emotional and intellectual reaction to the physical world and its connection to the human psyche. Representative human figures and the roots and branches of trees frequently intertwine in the spare and eloquently simple multi-media sculpture of Jennyfer Stratman, depicting our bond to Nature. Splitting her time between studios in Australia and Arizona, Stratman brings her newest work to Colorado for this exhibit. Perfectly complementing Stratman is Javier Lopez Barbosa, whose impressive arsenal of technical ability results in gloriously bright abstract landscape paintings reflecting the vibrant culture of his Mexican heritage. Barbosa is also shown exclusively at Mirada in Colorado.  

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd., PO Box 85
Indian Hills, CO 80454
303.697.9006
Tuesday-Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 12-4
Closed Mondays
http://miradafineart.com

 

Fresh

Firehouse Arts Center

July 24 - August 29, 2015

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Linda Gleitz - "Jacquie Monroe, the Goddess of Produce"
After Jacquie Monroe of Monroe Farm

The Firehouse Arts Center's Fresh is a collaboration between local farms, artists and area chefs facilitated and curated by the Firehouse. Each farm was assigned one 2D artist, one 3D artist and a poet or writer. Artists visited local farms and created art inspired by them.

Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
http://www.firehouseart.org

 

Rubi Lebovitch: Home Sweet Home (Gould Gallery)

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

July 3 - August 22, 2015

  • Public Reception: August 7, from 6-9pm
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 Rubi Lebovitch

Stepping into the Home Sweet Home exhibition is like stepping through a funhouse mirror. Using straightforward images of domestic scenes, Rubi Lebovitch creates new context and meaning; often transforming these comfortable and familiar scenes into something strange and surprising. Lebovitch seeks to highlight the things at home normally hidden. The scenes he creates can be divided in to two main categories: inanimate objects and human scenarios. Both categories are characterized by mystery, vagueness and absurdity. A mixture of anxiety and humor is experienced when viewing these works, which bel ie the peacefulness and security usually associated with home.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Chris Ofili: Night and Day

Aspen Art Museum

July 17 - November 1, 2015

  • Reception with the artist: Thursday, July 16 at 6pm
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Chris Ofili, Afronirvana, 2002 (detail) - Oil, acrylic, polyester resin, aluminum foil, glitter, map pins, and elephant dung on canvas,108 × 144 in
Courtesy the artist, David Zwirner, New York/London, and Victoria Miro, London. © Chris Ofili

Beginning Friday, July 17, 2015, the Aspen Art Museum (AAM) presents Chris Ofili: Night and Day, the Turner Prize–winning British artist’s first solo museum survey. Encompassing five galleries and all three floors of the AAM, Night and Day features over thirty major paintings and a vast number of drawings, as well as sculptures spanning Ofili’s influential career from 1992 to the present. The AAM exhibition also includes three additional, new works created since the show’s initial presentation at the New Museum, New York (October 29, 2014–February 1, 2015).

Chris Ofili: Night and Day opens at the AAM with a reception with the artist on Thursday, July 16, and will be on view through Sunday, November 1, 2015. The exhibition was curated at the New Museum by Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director; Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator; and Margot Norton, Associate Curator. It is overseen at the AAM by Heidi Zuckerman, Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director.

Chris Ofili: Night and Day has been organized by the New Museum, New York. This exhibition was made possible by Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg, Susan and Leonard Feinstein, Lietta and Dakis Joannou, Beth Swofford, David Teiger, and an anonymous donor. Special thanks to David Zwirner, New York/London, and Victoria Miro, London. The accompanying catalogue, published by Rizzoli, is made possible by the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum.

Aspen Art Museum
637 East Hyman Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611
970.925.8050
http://aspenartmuseum.org

 

Bright Young Things

GOCA 121 (Colorado Springs)

July 10 - August 29, 2015

  • Opening Events: Friday, July 10, 5 - 9 pm
  • Performance by Tobias Fike & Matthew Harris: 7 pm
  • GOCA Late Nights After Party: 9 pm - midnight
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Caitlin Goebel, Jane, acrylic and vinyl on panel 30x30”, 2013

BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS surveys emerging artists working along the Colorado Front Range corridor. Artists working in Colorado in 2015 are diverse and this exhibit at our downtown GOCA121 site aims to reflect that reality. Works presented include collaborative performance, ceramics, photography, installation, painting and new and mixed-media. The artists in this exhibit are pushing and innovating the limits of contemporary art and practice in exciting and challenging ways. BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS will introduce you to some of the brightest (art) stars from the Front Range of Colorado.

BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS includes eight artists living and working along the Front Range of Colorado: Tobias Fike (Denver), Megan Gafford (Boulder), Caitlin Goebel (Colorado Springs), Matthew Harris (Denver), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Daisy Patton (Denver), George P. Perez (Boulder), and Kristin Stransky (Denver).

GOCA 121
Plaza of the Rockies
121 S. Tejon | Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
http://www.uccs.edu/goca/VISIT/GOCA-121.html

 

Form/Function

Gallery Nine-Seventy

July 2 - August 1, 2015

  • Opening Reception with food, music and more: July 10 6pm-8pm
  • Featured Artists: Haley Bates, Anne Bossert, Brooke Cashion, Justin Donofrio, Ryan Embry, Matt Kaufman, Kelsey Leppek, Jessi Maddocks, Jacqueline Mckinny, Brad Reed Nelson, Joe Norman, Katie Smith
As stated by American Architect Louis Sullivan, "Whether it be the sweeping eagle in his flight, or the open apple-blossom, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the branching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drifting clouds, over all the coursing sun, form ever follows function, and this is the law."

For example; a chair has a certain form because it serves a certain function. The saying goes that when form follow function an object is more desirable, more successful. But when does that object become a work or art? This happens when its form---its materials, concepts and processes--and its function--its purpose of use--are so skillfully coordinated and presented that the piece transcends strict functionality it enters into the realm of art. Form/Function presents artists who have become so skilled in their practice with functional materials (wood, clay, metal) that their works need to be under the lens of observation and appreciation

Gallery Nine-Seventy
1015 S. Lincoln Ave
Loveland, CO
Thu-Sat: 11am-6pm
http://www.gallery970.com

 

Andrew Baird: Beautiful CHAOS

Mirada Fine Art

June 19 - July 12, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 19, 6-9pm
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Andrew Baird at work in his Evergreen studio

Local artist turned national phenomenon, the work of fifth-generation Coloradoan Andrew Baird stuns and intrigues. His distinctive style and technique are as mesmerizing as the resulting contemporary portraits. Utilizing a paint stir stick, Baird drips acrylic paint onto canvases, building images color by color over a period of months...a paint brush is NEVER used. The process is nearly as amazing as the gorgeous faces that emerge in his large scale work. Mr. Baird was named 'the best artist in Colorado' by the editors of 5280 Magazine in 2011. This is his first exhibition in Colorado in over three years. 

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd., PO Box 85
Indian Hills, CO 80454
303.697.9006
Tuesday-Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 12-4
Closed Mondays
http://miradafineart.com

 

2015 CURRENTS: Santa Fe New Media Festival

Main location: El Museo Cultural, Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM

Partner locations: Various in Santa Fe, Hobbs, Roswell, Magdalena, Taos

June 12 - 28, 2015

  • Opening Night: Friday June 12 at the El Museo Cultural and the Railyard Plaza from 6pm – Midnight
  • For more information on the artists, installations, projections, workshops, dates/times/locations see the CURRENTS website: http://currentsnewmedia.org/festivals/currents-2015
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Image from Myriam Bleau's multimedia performance "Soft Revolvers"

A public event, CURRENTS serves as a platform for artistic experimentation and generates exploration into all forms of new media art and for over 100 new media artists, performers and presenters from the United States and thirteen countries outside of the US.

The main exhibition space will house the work of new media, video and interactive installation, 3D printing, oculus rift, robotic, single channel, multimedia performance and web based artists.

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
555 Camino de la Familia
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505.992.0591
http://elmuseocultural.org

 

The World of Jan Brett

Fort Collins Museum of Art

June 5 - August 23, 2015

  • Opening Reception: Friday June 5 at 5:00pm
  • Book Signing with Jan Brett: Saturday June 27 from 5-7pm at The Lincoln Center
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The Fort Collins Museum of Art invites you to step into The World of Jan Brett. Opening June 5 at 5:00pm at our FREE First Friday event, sponsored by The Eye Center of Northern Colorado, this new traveling exhibit brings the stories of the admired children’s author/illustrator to life. Folk tale story settings and favorite characters jump off the pages with kid-friendly, interactive adventure areas and original artwork. The exhibit is on display at the Fort Collins Museum of Art through August 23, 2015.

The museum will also host a book signing by Jan Brett at the Lincoln Center on June 27th from 5:00-7:00pm. Admission is $1 for adults and children 13 and older and FREE for kids 12 and under. Members of the museum are FREE. Tickets are currently available at the museum.

“Visitors to the exhibit are going to be able to interact with their favorite Jan Brett stories like never before,” explains exhibit designer Mike Breza. “The World of Jan Brett takes the book out of the reader’s hands and places the reader inside the book.” The exhibit features more than 50 original paintings and sketchbooks, interactive exhibit areas, themed reading environments and kid-friendly graphics and labels. Children can bake up delicious fun in a child-size gingerbread playhouse or sail away with their favorite book in the Noah’s ark reading ship.

Recreated book scenes and favorite characters welcome children and adults alike into The World of Jan Brett. The exhibit encourages playful exploration and hands-on discovery as immersive environments and colorful graphics introduce visitors to cultures around the world. Exhibit programming offers hands-on activities that bring the pages and paintings of Jan Brett’s stories to life.

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

 

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On the Land

Gallery 970

May 22 - June 26, 2015

  • Gallery Reception: Friday June 5, 5-9pm
  • Artists: Rachael Davis, Laura Grossett, Sandra Hopkins, Suchitra Mattai, Carrie Johansing, Scott Laumann, J. Diane Martonis, Joe Norman, Nikki Pike, Chandler Romeo, Doug Sink, David Young
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Gallery Nine-Seventy invites you to our inaugural exhibit featuring 12 artists from Denver, Loveland and Fort Collins. The opening will feature the the bARTer Collective who will be presenting an interactive art happening.

Exhibit Statement: “Until we understand what the land is, we are at odds with everything we touch.” ---Wendell Berry, The Art of Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

To understand the land we must interact with it. Though our chances to connect with and work on the land have greatly diminished over the last century, there is still a yearning for it. On the Land includes works from local artists that focus on human interaction with our land.  

Gallery 970
1015 S. Lincoln Ave
Loveland, CO
Thu-Sat: 11am-6pm
http://www.gallery970.com

 

Evan Colbert: Warning Signs

Firehouse Art Center

April 22 - May 25, 2015

  • Gallery Reception: Friday May 8th from 6-9pm
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Evan Colbert at his Arvada Center exhibition artist talk (March 2015) - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

Many of my paintings are inspired by objects so ubiquitous that one hardly notices them anymore: street signs, logos, symbols, and pictograms. Often, actual language has been discarded in favor of simple imagery that is meant to communicate its message as universally as possible. Colors may represent a state of alert or urgency, orange means “amber alert.” Red means stop. Blue is calming … or is it water … or does it represent Japan on a map? It depends on which system of information you are accessing.

I often tend to inject a bit of humor into my artwork. Some of the signs have been slightly altered. New pictograms have been created. Pie-graphs are posing as modernist art. By appropriating the various subjects I choose to paint and placing them in a fine-art context I make them my own.

http://evancolbert.com
 
Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
http://www.firehouseart.org

 

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