Local and Regional Art News Including Events, Call For Entries and National News of Local Interest

Call for Artists: Summerfest 2015

Call for Artists: Summerfest 2015

July 18 and 19, 2015, 10am-5pm

Artists Apply by May 15, 2015

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Summerfest is a two-day community fine arts and crafts festival held outdoors in beautiful Evergreen, CO. Now in its 35th year, Summerfest kicks off Arts Alive Evergreen, a 10-day visual and performing arts showcase.

With over 100 artists from all over the country, Summerfest provides fun for all ages. In addition to great art, we have local food, live music, special performances, and a children's activity area.

 
 

click! Photography Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs

click! Photography Walks in downtown Colorado Springs

  • 3rd Thursday each month at noon: February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, and December 17, 2015
  • http://www.downtowncs.com/tours
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Self Portrait by Bryan Oller

Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs announces click! Photography Walks, offering a new way to explore downtown Colorado Springs—from behind the lens.

Join acclaimed photojournalist Bryan Oller for monthly lunchtime photography walks. The architecture, people, and events of downtown Colorado Springs offer ideal and ever-changing photo shoot options. Oller will highlight different locations and topics each month, and will offer photography tips along the way.

Currently the Staff Photographer for Colorado College Communications, Oller served as a staff photographer for The Gazette, and then worked as a freelance photographer with work produced for The Independent, The Denver Post, the Associated Press, and Reuters. Oller has been assigned to cover events such as the Colorado floods and forest fires, Hurricane Katrina, Denver’s Democratic National Convention, and local presidential visits.

The hour-long walks will be held monthly on the 3rd Thursday each month at noon. 2015 click! Photography Walks will take place on the following dates in 2015: February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, and December 17, 2015.

All levels of photography and camera types are welcome. Participants should bring their own camera. Tours will meet outside the South Tower entrance to Plaza of the Rockies, at 121 S. Tejon Street. Price for the walk is $5 (cash only, and free for Downtown Partnership members—call 719 886.0088 for membership/discount details). No reservations required, and walks happen in all types of weather, rain or shine.

click! Photography Walks are part of the Core Culture walking tour series presented by Downtown Colorado Springs. Support comes in part from Colorado Creative Industries, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Boettcher Foundation as part of downtown’s Creative District programming. More information is available online at www.downtowncs.com/tours.

 

Call for Entries: AANC 2015 Spring 2D & 3D Online Art Exhibition

Call for Entries: Artists Association of Northern Colorado

2015 Spring 2D & 3D Online Art Exhibition

Entry deadline: Sunday, March 16, 2015, 11:59 PM Mountain Time

  • Theme: Springtime. Any image or 3d work that represents and celebrates Springtime
  • Artwork must be submitted online via the digital entry program Online Juried Shows at http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com
  • Juror: Robert Gratiot
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The prestigious Artists Association of Northern Colorado (AANC) announces an art call for the Association’s Online Juried Art Competition and Exhibition. The Association invites artists from around the world to make online submissions for entry into the Association’s Spring 2D (two dimension) and 3D (three dimension) online art exhibition. AANC encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field to enter their best works.

AWARDS: Best in Show: $200
$100 First Place Awards in the following categories
1. Painting: oil and pastel
2. Painting: acrylic, mixed media and watercolor
3. Photography (traditional)
4. Enhanced digital work from photography
5. Created digital work (no photographic elements)
6. Three Dimensional: pottery, sculpture, woodwork

Honorable Mentions as determined by the juror

The AANC is a not-for-profit association of talented artists committed to helping artists of all media through mutual encouragement, classes, workshops, competitions and the opportunity to display and sell their work. The AANC strives to give the arts a more visible presence and promotes emerging artists through scholarships for deserving local high school and college art students.

 

PlatteForum 2015-2016 Artist Residency

PlatteForum 2015-2016 Artist Residency

Application Deadline March 27, 2015

Residency Schedule: September 2015 - May 31, 2016

  • Six-to-eight-week residency
  • Weekly stipend ($250)
  • Share ideas with and demonstrate process to a diverse group of youth in structured Learning Labs (approximately four hours per week, supported by staff)
  • Application and information: http://www.platteforum.org
  • Q&A Panel: Applying for a Residency at PlatteForum: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 6:30 pm at our new home at 2400 Curtis Street
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PlatteForum’s Artist Residency program supports contemporary artists as they work, strengthening individual practice through collaboration and community engagement. Our residencies are designed to celebrate creativity and foster and challenge artists to incorporate a bit of social practice, or social narrative into their process. Each resident artist becomes a catalyst for innovative and expansive thinking about what art is and can be.

While artists share their creative process and work with youth, PlatteForum gives guidance and ongoing support throughout each artist residency and beyond. Such support generates dialogue with the larger community about the role of the artist in society. Located in a rich urban context, PlatteForum’s dynamic, artist-centered residencies engage this community in the creation of new work where artists, youth, and the public collaborate.

Preference will be given to artists whose work addresses the larger questions in our world today such as race, class, social and ecological issues. In doing this we hope to provoke dialogue that helps shape our public narratives and cultural conversations.

PlatteForum
2400 Curtis St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
Mon-Fri: Noon - 4:00 PM or by appointment

303.893.0791
http://www.platteforum.org

 

Black Sheep Fridays 2015 at the MCA

Black Sheep Fridays at the MCA

January 23 – March 27, 2015

From 6–8PM in the MCA Café

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) today announced the return of Black Sheep Fridays, a program that merges unadulterated eccentricity with fresh cocktails and world-class art. Every Friday this winter, museumgoers can experience a wide range of topical events including “Extra-Terrariums,” in which patrons make alien-inspired terrariums with some help from local Ironwood, or “Black Sheep Pi Day (Eve)” where visitors play irrational parlor games with pi and pie. Black Sheep Fridays create an atmosphere of sophisticated nonsense, a place where patrons can experience something completely out of the ordinary before stepping back into the museum’s pristine galleries for a moment of reflection.

“This year we were fortunate to have the startling and wonderful mind of Mark Mothersbaugh from which to draw inspiration,” said Carina Buchwald, MCA Denver’s café manager, who also happens to curate the program. “Since museum admission is just $5 after 5PM on Fridays, Black Sheep Fridays is a great way to experience first the exhibition Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia and then something completely different.”

Black Sheep Fridays runs weekly January 23–March 27, 2015, from 6–8PM in the MCA Café. Visitors can stop by anytime during the evening to experience the fun.

BLACK SHEEP FRIDAYS COMPLETE 2015 SEASON
  • JANUARY 23 - DEVO VS. BOWIE: Karaoke showdown
  • JANUARY 30 - EXTRA-TERRARIUMS: Make your own alien-inspired terrariums, with guests Ironwood
  • FEBRUARY 6 - DEAR DIARY OPEN MIC: Read or re-invent your teenage journal, with guests My Teenage Angst
  • FEBRUARY 13 - SPEED METAL DATING Speed dating to black metal music
  • FEBRUARY 20 - MIAMI VICE PRESIDENT: Table reading of Miami Vice by Joe Biden and Dick Cheney impersonators
  • FEBRUARY 27 – TEEN FAILURE: MCA Denver’s Teen Failure Lab curates Black Sheep Friday
  • MARCH 6 – A WES ANDERSON PURIM: Dress as a Wes Anderson movie character and eat hamantashen
  • MARCH 13 – BLACK SHEEP PI DAY (EVE): Irrational parlor games with pi and pie, hosted by Andrew Novick
  • MARCH 20 – ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A CURATOR? (OF COURSE YOU ARE): Test local curators’ knowledge of popular culture
  • MARCH 27 – PEE WEE’S MUSEUM ADVENTURE: Celebrate Pee Wee Herman’s birthday with bowtie contest, “secret word,” and more
ABOUT MCA DENVER

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) is a non-collecting institution acting as an incubator for art and ideas, artistic exchange and dialogue. In 2007, eleven years after its founding, the museum opened a new David Adjaye-designed building in Lower Downtown Denver. MCA Denver presents exhibitions featuring local, national and international artists, as well as offering ongoing public programs that explore the relationship between art and contemporary life. MCA Denver has a robust youth program, with a focus on teens. In 2009, The Lab at Belmar merged with MCA Denver.

MUSEUM LOCATION, HOURS AND TICKET PRICES

MCA Denver is located at 1485 Delgany on the corner of 15th Street and Delgany in Denver, CO. The telephone number is 303 298 7554. As of May 29, MCA Denver’s winter hours are Tuesday through Thursday NOON to 7PM, Friday NOON to 9PM, Saturday and Sunday 10AM to 7PM. The museum is closed on Monday. MCA Denver Members are ALWAYS FREE, general admission to the museum is $8, college students and seniors 65+ are $5, teens (13–18) and children (12 & under) are free and underwritten by the David & Laura Merage Foundation.

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

 

Weekly Drawing Workshop at RedLine

Non-Instructive Figure Drawing Workshop

RedLine

Every Monday from 6:30-9:30pm

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RedLine is proud to introduce a non-instructive figure workshop that is open to all media 

RedLine
2350 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205
303.296.4448
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm
http://www.redlineart.org

 

Call for Entries: Predictions & Perceptions at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts

Call for Entries: Predictions & Perceptions

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts - Palmer Lake, Colorado

Entry deadline: March 16, 2015

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The spiritual realm is as real as the natural realm. The two realms are inexplicably intertwined. There is continual interaction between both. The TLCA is accepting all forms of visual art that relates to, or is characteristic of, any subject matter that inspires the creative spirit of the artist and elevates the viewer. Please submit whatever art that has affected you deeply, and/or carries deep spiritual meaning to you.

Entry Instructions:
Pay your entry fee with credit/debit online or by phone, or via check (mail all checks www.trilakesarts.org - 719-481-0475 - PO Box 1154, Palmer Lake CO, 80133
Download registration form, and email or mail back completed.
Email your entry submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Important Show Dates:
Mar 16 - Deadline for Entries
Mar 20 – Notice of Acceptance
Mar 28 – Deliver Work to TLCA - 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
Apr 10 – Opening Reception from 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates – March 31 to May 2 in the Main Gallery
Pick up work May 3 Entry
Fees:TLCA Members = $20 for 3 entries (+$5 for additional entries, up to 6 total)Non-Members = $30 for 3 entries (+$5 for additional entries, up to 6 total)

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts
304 Hwy 105
Palmer Lake, CO 80133
719-481-0475
http://trilakesarts.org

 

Outreach for Local Artists at Mountain High Appliance

Outreach for Local Artists at Mountain High Appliance

  • February's theme is Architecture & The Built Environment

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Mountain High Appliance is excited to support our community by opening the Louisville showroom as a gallery space for local artists of all mediums (2D and 3D) ages 15 years and up!

Mountain High Appliance is Colorado's premier appliance showroom with state of the art appliances displayed in 14 designer kitchens. This is a great opportunity to display your artwork in a high-traffic, professional setting to get the exposure your art deserves for FREE. Pieces can be listed for sale, and we do not take commission. We will accept cash and check sales only from buyers of your work(s).

• All art mediums will be considered but must be appropriate for a retail setting; no works depicting violence, nudity, or profanity will be accepted and we reserve the right to refuse any art at our discretion.
• Each artist may submit up to 5 pieces and they will be displayed for 30 days.
• Hanging items must be professionally framed with wire hanger.
• Artists are responsible for drop off and pick-up of all pieces to the Louisville showroom. Receiving: 3 days prior to the 1st day of your display month from 8am - 10am and 4pm -- 6pm only. Pick up: Must be within 7 days after the display month has ended during our regular business hours. Pieces left beyond 7 days will be donated to local charity for fundraising. No exceptions.
• There will be a 4 month waiting period between showings of any individual artist.

Please send JPG or PDF images of the work to be considered with dimensions to tasia (at ) mountainhighappliance (dot) com. Artists that are chosen for display will be contacted directly.

No phone calls please.

Tasia VanderVegt
Mountain High Appliance
1130 Pine Street
Louisvile, CO 80027
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Untitled 2015 at the Denver Art Museum

Untitled 2015

Denver Art Museum

Final Fridays January through October from 6-10pm

  • Free with museum admission
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Buntport Theater’s "Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme"

(from the press release)

On the final Friday of the month, from 6 to 10 p.m., the Denver Art Museum (DAM) offers a unique museum experience with unconventional art encounters, new insight into the DAM collections, artmaking activities, a cash bar and more. At each mixed-media Untitled event, the museum highlights a specific theme with exhibition-related activities and community collaborations.

“Untitled serves as a platform for local creatives to share work, be inspired by the museum, and activate our collections,” said Jaime Kopke, manager of adult and college programs. “Untitled events are designed for individuals looking for an off-beat art experience. It serves as an opportunity for local creatives to share their creative processes and inspirations with Untitled visitors to create a fun, collaborative atmosphere.”

Visitors are encouraged to curate their own night by choosing from a full menu of activities ranging from crafty projects and tours with a twist to theater performances.

Untitled events are included in general museum admission and are free for DAM members. Students presenting a valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission when tickets are purchased on-site.

A preview of the 2015 Untitled season line up follows:

Untitled: On the Rocks: Jan. 30, 6–10 p.m.
Break the ice of the 2015 season with precious gems, designer jewels and specially crafted cocktails.

Untitled: Statement Piece: Feb. 27, 6–10 p.m.
Make a lasting impression in different media, from fashion to film.

Untitled: Dream On: March 27, 6–10 p.m.
Choose your own late-night adventure: Gear up for a museum-style all-nighter or kick back with some R&R in the galleries.

Untitled: Fake Out: April 24, 6–10 p.m.
Do a double take with life-like artworks, stage makeup and other optical illusions.

Untitled: Some Assembly Required: May 29, 6–10 p.m.
Put the parts and pieces together to see how artworks are made, collections amassed and installations assembled.

Untitled: Habitat: June 26, 6–10 p.m.
Traverse new terrain by exploring national parks, Colorado history and lounging in art-inspired environments.

Untitled: Fresh Cut: July 31, 6–10 p.m.
A summer celebrating flowers springs to life with a look at the art of arrangement and flower-focused food.

Untitled: Cross-Pollinate: Aug. 28, 6–10 p.m.
Take in the scientific side of flowers with a look at botany, bees and blooms.

Untitled: Offshoot: Sept. 25, 6–10 p.m.
Experience everything that flowers inspire, from perfumes to photography.

Untitled: Flip Side: Oct. 30, 6–10 p.m.
Hear the other side of the story as the backs of artworks are unveiled and alternative perspectives are revealed.

Untitled Vocabulary: A quick look at events that occur at Untitled events.

Detour: Non-art experts lead tours through the DAM’s collections from their point of expertise. Past examples include geologists, comedians, historians and fashion designers.

Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme: At each Untitled event visitors can watch Buntport Theater perform their sitcom Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme based on a painting found in the modern and contemporary art collection.

MakeARTtalk: An ongoing series where local creatives produce a new work inspired by the museum collections, exhibitions or the space itself. During Untitled, the MakeARTtalk participant(s) shares their ideas with the audience while discussing their inspiration, process, successes and failures, as well as the final work(s).

Off the Record: DAM staff and community members share their take on specific topics related to the evening’s theme.

The programming for Untitled is produced with local creatives from all disciplines, including chefs, crafters and musicians. On Nov. 14, the DAM hosted Meet Here, an evening of discussion and brainstorming for community creatives who brought the ideas and know-how for the 2015 Untitled season, museum residencies, and outdoor installations. More than 100 local creatives participated in the DAM’s annual brainstorming event.

Untitled is sponsored by Macy’s Foundation and CultureHaus and made possible by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Catering is provided by Kevin Taylor. For more information, visit www.denverartmuseum.org.

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

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

 

Next Gallery: 2015 Call for Members

Next Gallery: Call for Members

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NEXT Art Gallery in Denver is looking for new energetic and driven artists to join our community. NEXT Gallery's vision is to create an environment for active artists to present and grow as artists in a fostering community. Next gallery is an independent art gallery, run by artists. We have monthly meetings to discuss Art and NEXT Gallery's involvement in the Art community. We are a cooperative so each member pitches in by paying dues to cover rent, coming to monthly meetings, supporting each others' shows and performing duties at the gallery.

There are two types of membership at NEXT--full and associate. Each member gets a solo show each year as well as the opportunity to hang work in our small works gallery year round and in any of our annual shows.  

Next Gallery
3759 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
303.433.4933
Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM
http://www.nextartgallerydenver.com

 

Call for Entires: Art & Soul: Soul Struck

Art & Soul: Soul Struck

Deadline to Enter: March 2, 2015

Juror: Christoph Heinrich, Director of the Denver Art Museum

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Humanity has long deliberated over the definition and existence of the soul. Is it the essence of life, our true self or a moral compass? Perhaps it is nothing more than an emotional fervor. From immortality personified to allegorical contrivance, the soul resists a single definition. Juror selected artists utilize their chosen media to address these contradictory perspectives.

Eligibility: Art & Soul - Soul Struck is a biennial, national juried exhibition of original artwork open to artists that work in a wide variety of media. The exhibition is open to national artists at least 18 years of age. Eligible work is any original piece that correlates with the exhibit description and has been created over the course of 2013-2015 (no earlier than 2013). 2-D work must be framed, ready to hang and met the ASLD framing specifications and parameters (see below). Any 3-D work must include instructions for display.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Art Students League of Denver (ASLD) will host their biennial fundraising gala, ART&SOUL on April 18, 2015. The ART&SOUL gala is a ticketed fundraising event to support the mission and programming of ASLD. In addition to the juried art, select work from invited, ASLD-affiliated artists will be available for auction (one night only). In keeping with ASLD’s standards that artists are always paid for the work, juried and invited artists will not be asked to donate work and ASLD will receive a standard commission for any art work sales.

 

Jacquelyn Connolly Selected as New Director and Curator for Emmanuel Gallery

Jacquelyn Connolly Selected as New Director and Curator for Emmanuel Gallery


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photo credit: Andrea Moore

DENVER – The College of Arts and Media, University of Colorado Denver along with Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Community College of Denver are pleased to announce that Jacquelyn Connolly has been selected as the new Director and Curator for the Emmanuel Gallery. An alumnus of CU Denver, Connolly returned to the Auraria Campus in February to serve as Interim Director after the position was vacated by director Shannon Corrigan. After a national search was conducted she was selected as the finalist and began her new role on November 17th. She brings with her a strong skill set of exhibition making, community engagement and a passion for the education of future arts professionals. Her community ties and collaborative mindset make her an asset to this long beloved Denver institution.

Associate Professor and Chair of the CU Denver Visual Arts Department, Lanny DeVuono, said, “We had a committee representing all three schools that support the Emmanuel and its programming, and an overwhelmingly high number of capable and talented applicants. We are delighted to welcome Jacquelyn Connolly and look forward to what she will bring to this important Auraria Campus institution”

Connolly has spent eight years curating exhibitions and managing public art projects in the Denver community. Through her art consulting business she spent three years with Denver International Airport’s Art and Culture Program as their Curator producing exhibitions and managing large scale public art projects. She also contracted with American Airlines, the City of Denver, Art Planning and Associates and Western States Arts Federation. Prior to starting her consulting business, she worked for the state arts agency, Colorado Creative Industries- Art in Public Places Program, Arts and Venues Denver and the Denver Art Museum.

She says, “Emmanuel Gallery has long been esteemed by the Denver arts community and it is an honor to be a part of its tradition. I will continue my predecessor’s tradition of high quality exhibitions and grow the collaborative opportunities and funding sources for this unique space.”

Begun in 1973, Emmanuel Gallery is a tri-institutional non-profit art space supported by the Community College of Denver, The Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver. Emmanuel Gallery exhibits work of exceptional visual artists as well as faulty and students from Auraria Campus. It is free and open to the public, located in the heart of Auraria Campus in Downtown Denver.

 

Sync Gallery Call for Members

SYNC Gallery is accepting applications for membership

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If you wish to apply for membership, please submit the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:%20">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• A letter of interest explaining how you found out about SYNC Gallery, and the strengths you would bring to the gallery as a collaborative member.
• 5-10 jpeg images, no larger than 1MB each labeled with your name, title, medium, dimensions, and year completed.
• CV or resume
• artist statement and website

Your email attachments should not exceed 7MB

Once your information is received, a committee will review your submission, and notify you about the status of your application.

Sync Gallery
931 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu: 1-4pm
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm
Sat 12-4pm

http://syncgallery.org

 

‘Cloudscape’ Floats Home

‘Cloudscape’ Sculpture Floats Home from Denver International Airport to the Children’s Museum of Denver

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Christopher Lavery’s Cloudscape

Denver International Airport (DIA) and the Children’s Museum of Denver are pleased to announce Christopher Lavery’s sculpture, “Cloudscape,” which has been on temporary display at the airport since 2010, will be on permanent display at the Children’s Museum of Denver. In addition to museum visitors, travelers along I-25 will be able to enjoy their beauty.

“Cloudscape” is a series of three large-scale sculptural objects comprised of clouds perched atop steel towers reminiscent of the oil well towers, water pump, and utility towers scattered across Colorado. These playful clouds, ranging in size from 15 feet to 40 feet, were installed in 2010 through the City and County of Denver’s Public Art Program and greeted travelers for the last four years. However, the project was always meant to be temporary to encourage a unique experience for travelers along Peña Boulevard.

“The temporality of this project provided a unique partnership opportunity with the City and County of Denver and the Children’s Museum of Denver,” said DIA Art and Culture Program Manager, Chris Stevens. “The artist, Christopher Lavery, first generously donated the sculpture to the City, and now the Children’s Museum is providing a long-term home for the work. I am so pleased the community will continue to be able to view this whimsical piece of artwork nearby.”

“Cloudscape” has “floated” away from Denver International Airport and will be installed at the Children’s Museum of Denver early 2015. The works have been disassembled and transported from the airport to local fabrication studio JunoWorks. While at JunoWorks, the sculptures will be slightly refurbished to address the specifics of the work’s new site.

“We are thrilled to partner with DIA and Arts & Venues to move this beloved sculpture to the Children’s Museum,” said Mike Yankovich, president and CEO of the Children’s Museum of Denver. “Cloudscape will be the perfect addition to our soon to be 9-acre campus and expanded Museum, opening late 2015. It will be a public art piece that the children of Colorado can call their own.”

About DIA’s Art and Culture Program: DIA’s Art and Culture Program administers the City and County of Denver’s “one percent for art” ordinance which enhances public places and features nearly 30 site-specific works including sculptures, murals and other installations. The pieces are displayed in outdoor landscapes, inside Jeppesen Terminal and on airport concourses, as well as in the train tunnels and on the train itself. In addition to its permanent art collection, DIA curates temporary exhibitions, collaborating with museums, cultural institutions and arts organizations to present the highest quality two- and three-dimensional work. For more information, visit www.flydenver.com/about/art_culture.

DIA was named “Best U.S. Airport for Art” in USA Today’s “10Best Reader’s Choice” travel contest in 2013. The category focuses on how airports have been transforming from utilitarian hubs of transport to spaces with beautiful works of art, great restaurants, comfy lounges and terrific shopping. DIA was selected by readers as the favorite among 20 airports nominated by the publication.

About Children’s Museum of Denver: At the Children's Museum of Denver we believe in kid-powered learning. Every day, our expertly designed exhibits and programs open doors for Colorado's curious young minds to express what they know and to discover, create and explore more - on their own terms. Since 1973, the Children’s Museum of Denver has served the metro-Denver community as a learning institute dedicated to the education and growth of young children, newborn through age 8, and their caregivers.

Last year, we served more than 348,000 children and their grown-ups. The Museum provides rich play experiences and a dynamic learning environment for children to joyously learn through play. We offer innovative and interactive Playscapes (hands-on exhibits), engaging daily programming and exciting year-round special events.

 

Processus On Indiegogo

Processus: The Institute of Art and Life, fundraising campaign on Indiegogo 

Brought to you by co-founders Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez

  • Make your contribution before November 1, 2014
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Processus co-founders Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez

(from Chris and Vivian)

Dear friends and supporters,

We are writing to let you know about 'Processus - the institute for art and life'. Some of you have followed our works for years but may not be aware of our new venture. Processus will be a place to think and make. A shared creative space where interactions bring ideas to next level. We have been working on this project since January, and are getting closer to our opening, but we need your contributions to get the space ready, and get all the equipment we need to open.

To support our efforts and the works of our current and future members, please take a moment to check it out on Indiegogo and also share it with your friends.

Get perks, make a contribution, or simply follow updates. If enough of you get behind it, we can make 'Processus - the institute for art and life' happen very soon!

Click here to learn more and contribute!

 

Watch Carlos Fresquez Mural Painting in Globeville

Public Art Mural with Carlos Fresquez + PlatteForum ArtLab Interns

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Despite torrential rain, sloping sites with speeding cars and jammed scissor lifts, the painting goes on! PlatteForum’s ArtLab has been painting their second mural at Globeville, undaunted by challenges from mother nature! Stop by all day Monday and Tuesday, August 4 & 5, to watch ArtLab teens and master artist Carlo Fresquez complete their work.

Lead Artist Carlos Fresquez from Metropolitan State University of Denver (with Metro students John Plehinger and Michael Diaz-Rivera) have guided ArtLab through the creative process in order to contribute to the growing body of public art in the Globeville neighborhood. The planning process included visiting both recently installed and historical public art sites in downtown Denver and reflecting on the interviews and community meetings with Globeville residents last year. In July ArtLab completed a number of brainstorming, drawing and design sessions to create a collective piece that includes ideas from ArtLab interns and the voices of the community members that ArtLab interviewed. During this process, ArtLab developed their knowledge of techniques used to create murals, including how to create representations to scale and use a grid system to expand a drawing, and how to discuss their work using an artist's technical vocabulary.

Painting started Monday July 28th and culminates Tuesday evening August 5 at 46th and Lincoln in Globeville. We expect another exciting mural and great community interaction and will hold a public mural ribbon cutting celebration to celebrate the new public art piece at the end of the summer. Stay tuned for details on the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The mural project is supported by Denver’s Urban Arts Fund, and City Councilwoman Judy Montero’s office, ProForm brushes, Swinerton Builders, Sherwin-Williams and a crew of volunteers!

About the mural:At the heart of the mural is a treasure chest that can be viewed as a metaphor for the Globeville neighborhood. Out of the chest emerges a hand holding a key, the chest has unlocked itself from within and many things have emerged. The bright light and variety of objects that emerge from the chest are intended to capture the vibrant and diverse group of people and interests that can be found in the neighborhood. ArtLab chose to use this abstract means of representing the strength of the people in this community after reviewing the interviews and meetings they recorded last year. The chest rests on a bed of flowers with the word "Globeville" included as a transparent script, enveloped by the natural elements, which reflects current efforts to return Globeville to a healthy natural ecology.

 

Sculpture In the Park 2014

31st Annual Sculpture In the Park Show and Sale

Benson Sculpture Gardens

29th and Aspen Drive, Loveland, CO

Saturday/Sunday August 9th and 10th, 2014


 

Hard Hat Tours at Processus, Institute for Art and Life

Hard Hat Tours at Processus, Institute for Art and Life

Thursday July 17th, at 7 pm and 8 pm at The Temple, 2400 Curtis St., Denver

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Viviane Le Courtois making paper bricks from Junk Mail

Created by artists Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez, Processus is a shared place for artists to think and make. It will include a multi-use shop, a darkroom, a clean space and a coffee shop/pop up space. Please join us for a Hard Hat Tour and information on Thursday July 17th, at 7 pm and 8 pm at The Temple, 2400 Curtis St., Denver CO 80205 (entrance on 24th St.). The expected opening date is September 1st, 2014. Memberships to use the space start at $100/ month. Reserve your spot now!

“ Processus [prɔsesys] is the French word for process, evolution; a group of actions with a common goal; a series of events or a succession of methods. This multi-use space is inspired by our art philosophies and way of life. Driven by process and ideas, our works reflect timeless actions and methods as we often go back to the basics. For years, we have dreamed about a place to work, a place to meet new people and share important ideas. We envision a place where the artist community will share processes and ideas, a place to experiment and discover new things, a place that focuses on experience and chance encounters.”

The focus of the workspace will be on handmade objects, sculpture, wood fabrication, photography and works on paper. It will provide tools, assistance and advice for artists to make what they need to professionally display their works. We want to bring people together around ideas that are worth making to contribute to the evolution of art and life and make a difference. As part of the project, a coffee shop will offer a space for people to think and share ideas. The café will be open to the public while the workspaces will be open to members only. Regular workshops, lectures and events will start this fall.

Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez, have lived and worked together for over 12 years. They are both respected artists and art professionals in Colorado and beyond. They bring the expertise of all aspects of art, community and life together. They love making objects, growing or transforming things, cooking, walking, traveling, bringing people together and making them think. Christopher R. Perez is a photographer with outstanding experience in both contemporary and alternative photographic processes. He also has over 20 years of experience in art handling, framing, crate building, and wood fabrication. Viviane Le Courtois is a conceptual and process based artist working primarily with installation, performance, sculpture, fiber arts, ceramic and printmaking. Most of her work over the last 25 years has linked art, life and people. As an educator, curator and organizer of participatory projects, she will give and artistic direction to the space.

For questions or to sign up for membership, please contact Viviane Le Courtois at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303 526 8064 or Christopher R. Perez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303 653 4091.

The Temple
2400 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80205

 

Colorado Loops by Yoshitomo Saito in Vail

Yoshitomo Saito’s Colorado Loops

On view through September 30, 2014

International Bridge in Vail Village, Vail CO

Saito Vail
Yoshitomo Saito - Colorado Loop #9 on view through September 30 on Vail’s International Bridge
photo courtesy of Art in Public Places, Town of Vail

The Town of Vail’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) is pleased to present a temporary sculpture exhibition of Colorado Loops by Yoshitomo Saito on the International Bridge in Vail Village. The two unique cast bronze sculptures will be on loan to AIPP for this exhibition through September 30.

Yoshitomo Saito is a multitalented and award winning artist who was born in 1958 in Tokyo, Japan. Saito came to the United States in 1983 to study American studio glass art at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. He then moved to the Bay Area to attend California College of the Arts in Oakland. There he studied glass under Marvin Lipofsky and sculpture under Dennis Leon and Linda Fleming. He began using bronze during this period and received his MFA in Sculpture with High Distinction in 1987. In 2006, the artist moved to Colorado in search of new and affordable lifestyle to work as a fully engaged independent artist.

Saito now operates his private studio foundry at Ironton Studios in RiNo Art District of Denver. He actively exhibits his work in both group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States and is in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco: M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA; Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA; Hawaii State Foundation of Cultures and Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii; For-Site Foundation, Nevada City/San Francisco, California; and California College of the Arts, Oakland/San Francisco, CA.

Saito describes the sculptures, “The Colorado Loop is a series of sculpture constituted of looping bronze branches creating simple interlocking rings of lines. Each piece was welded spontaneously without knowing the precise outcome, mimicking the gestural purity of the art of Japanese Enso painters perfecting a one-stroke circle. This sculpture also can invoke the "old West" images of a lasso being used to do rope tricks.”

For more information about Yoshitomo’s Colorado Loops which are available for purchase and related events around this temporary exhibition in Vail visit www.artinvail.com or contact Molly Eppard, AIPP Coordinator at 970-479-2344. A portion of sales proceeds will go towards funding future AIPP programs and exhibitions.

 

1929 Mural Restored at DU’s Reiman Theater

A legendary Colorado artist, heated public clash and exquisite mural returned to glory

  • Article by Scott Reiman and Dan Jacobs
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After years of restoration, Thompson’s mural in the Reiman Theater has been restored to near original condition
Photo: University of Denver

Lost for nearly a century, we are pleased to announce that an incredible work of art was recently restored with the re-opening of the Reiman Theater in historic Margery Reed Hall at the University of Denver (DU). Formerly known as the Little Theatre, the venue was renamed in honor of DU trustee and arts patron Scott Reiman.

Painted by leading Colorado artist John Edward Thompson in 1929, the large proscenium arch framing the theater stage features a vibrant mural highlighting characters from Shakespeare plays. Thompson, often called the “Dean of Colorado Painters,” is largely credited for introducing Colorado to modern art in the 1920s.

In early 1931 -- barely one year after its unveiling -- Thompson’s mural was covered with layers of black paint by then-theatre director Walter Sinclair, and was believed to be destroyed.

The public clash following the mural’s defacement was heated. Thompson was quoted in the January 27, 1931, Denver Post as saying, “I know now why some men, otherwise law-abiding, sometimes commit murder.”

Despite the initial controversy, this artistic treasure faded from memory and was lost for 76 years. When architects began planning for restoration of the theater space, they hoped to replicate Thompson’s work based on an old black and white photo of the mural.

It was then, in 2007, that the surviving mural was discovered beneath countless layers of black paint by DU Art Collections curator Dan Jacobs. After a significant fundraising effort, a team of DU students worked alongside professional art conservators, including a team from the Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts on the lengthy and painstaking restoration process. As a result of this effort, this exquisite frame to the Reiman Theater has now been restored to near original condition.

Restoration of the Thompson mural is the latest chapter in this incredible journey of creation, loss and return to glory as one of the University of Denver Art Collections’ most prized assets.

We are honored to share the remarkable story of this piece of Colorado history.

Scott Reiman is Founder and President of Denver-based private-investment company Hexagon and a longtime patron of the arts. He serves as a University of Denver trustee and was pleased to support the Thompson mural restoration.

Dan Jacobs is Curator of the University of Denver Art Collections and Director of the University’s Vicki Myhren Gallery. In the course of research on artist John E. Thompson, he discovered the Shakespeare mural in 2007 and directed its restoration.

 

Santa Fe's Currents 2014

Currents: The Santa Fe International New Media Festival

Various locations throughout Santa Fe (New Mexico)

June 13 - 29, 2014

SynthesisLuftwerk
Synthesis by Luftwerk

The Festival offers New Media Arts exhibitions, screenings of experimental documentary vid-eo, panel discussions, workshops, multimedia performances and docent tours for youth groups and the general public.

This year, work by artists from the United States, Ireland, Korea, Italy, Finland, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Scotland, Rwanda, and The Netherlands were selected. Video and interactive installations, art gaming, social media art, digital dome screenings, multimedia performances as well as exquisite, articulate single channel video – narrative, abstract, per-sonal and social – with compelling content and imagery will be shown at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe in the Railyard District and venues throughout the city of Santa Fe, NM.

 

Colorado Springs 16th Annual Art on the Streets

cosprEleven Artists/Artist Teams Selected for 16th Annual Art on the Streets

  • 2014-2015 exhibit will feature 11 works, including Colorado Springs locals Andrew Tirado and Sandy Friedman
Downtown Colorado Springs and Community Ventures are pleased to announce the selection of artists for the 2014-2015 Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition. Now in its 16th year, Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, while turning the streets of downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor sculpture gallery.

A national call for artists attracted proposals from artists in four countries, 21 states and 16 Colorado cities. Artists were selected through a jury process in which artistic quality served as the primary criteria. This year’s jury included Blake Milteer, Museum Director and Chief Curator for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; local architect Michael Collins, and award-winning visual artist Jimmy Descant. Selected artists each receive a $1,000 honorarium. In addition, artists are eligible for a $10,000 Juror Award and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award.

The 2014-2015 exhibit will be on display June 2014 through May 2015 throughout Downtown Colorado Springs. The eleven artists selected for the exhibit are:
  • Dee Briggs, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Timothy D. Cassidy, New York Mills, MN
  • Steven Durow, Fruitland, MD
  • Atomic Elroy, Petaluma, CA
  • Sandy Friedman, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Steven Huffman, Ottumwa, IA
  • Suzanne Kane, Las Cruces, NM
  • James Alan Murray, South Portland, ME
  • Michael Shewmaker, Hilo, HI
  • Andrew Tirado, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Adina Ana Vomisescu and Juliana Morar, Toronto, Canada
Art on the Streets is a program of Downtown Colorado Springs, through Community Ventures, Inc. The program is supported entirely by private contributions, including founding sponsor U.S. Bank, with additional support from Colorado Creative Industries, Boettcher Foundation, and many other corporate and individual donors. All of the artwork in the exhibit is for sale, and purchase inquiries are welcome.  

 

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