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MOA Design and Build Summer Art Program 2015

MOA Recruiting for Paid Summer Art Internship

Application deadline: Friday April 10, 2015

Program dates: June 15 - August 10, 2015

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Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) is recruiting undergraduate and high school senior level interns for its Design and Build Summer Art Program. Interns will work in a professional studio environment with artist in residence, Cory Gilstrap to create works for an exhibition at MOA's indoor gallery. Participants will be awarded a $1,500 stipend and college credit may also be available.

Ideal candidates for the program should have a good understanding of or be enrolled in programs such as painting, drawing, sculpture, wood working, carpentry, industrial design, exhibition design and installation, engineering, electronic engineering, digital media production, graphic design, video etc.

Interested candidates should view http://www.moaonline.org/design-and-build for detailed information about the program and application instructions. The application deadline is April 10, 2015 and the program dates are June 15- August 10, M - F 9:30am-5pm.

Since 1991, MOA's Design and Build program has provided an opportunity for young artists, students and creative minds to express their creativity in collaborative public art and gallery exhibition projects. Assisted by professional artists in residence, Design and Build participants produce exciting and original site-specific art works for public spaces in the Denver metro area and MOA's indoor galleries. Interns find creative solutions to practical challenges as they master the skills to transform their creative ideas into finished pieces.

The program generates temporary public art/exhibitions and offers lessons in collaborative teamwork, problem-solving and aesthetic and technical considerations. From concept to installation, students must consider all elements of the public art process, including environmental concern, safety, budgeting, project design, proposal writing, maquette making, construction, installation and removal. When installed, Design and Build artworks enliven the everyday life of the community. 

Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway
Englewood, CO 80110
303.806.0444
Tue-Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
http://www.moaonline.org

 

Feminism & Co. 2015 at the MCA

Feminism & Co. 2015

MCA Denver

Every Thursday, April 2 through April 23, 2015

  • 6:30PM Reception, 7PM Program
  • Tickets $10 / $5 members
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Feminism & Co. is a weekly lecture series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver that explores contemporary culture through issues relating to women and gender. With film screenings, creative performances, lectures and panel discussions, these events address women’s (and men’s) complicated relationship to art, politics and sexuality.

Star Chefs
Thursday, April 2 7PM–8:30P
Denver is experiencing a culinary golden age dining, and some of the best chefs on the scene are women. Join Jennifer Jasinski of Rioja, Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, Dana Rodriguez of Work & Class, and Elise Wiggins of Panzano for a conversation about women’s connections to the business of food. Moderated by University of Colorado Denver professor Nicky Beer, the evening features samples of the chefs’ specialties.

Infidelity: New Perspectives
Thursday, April 9 7PM–8:30PM
What percentage of married women are adulterous? How many will admit it? Do emotional affairs really count as cheating? Join us for a frank discussion on the ins and outs of infidelity. Psychologist Beth Allen discusses her research on the impact of cheating on marriages; family lawyer Marte Timmers weighs in with a legal perspective; and professor of media studies Brian Ott discusses contemporary depictions of infidelity in film and television.

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Saturday, April 11 NOON–5PM
Ever looked at a Wikipedia page and thought something is missing? Learn how to edit Wikipedia while improving current entries on women and feminist art and culture. Volunteer Wikipedians will also be present to provide support and instruction. Bring your own laptop if possible.

Married to the Military
Thursday, April 16 7PM–8:30PM
Women now make up over fifteen percent of US Armed Forces, but the numbers don’t tell the whole story of the remarkable sea change women have seen in their relationship to the military in the last fifteen years. Helen Thorpe, author of Soldier Girls, will jumpstart a dynamic discussion with Angie Ricketts, author of No Man’s War, and Warrant Officer Jaclyn Scott about women’s roles as active duty soldiers, reservists, and wives.

Big Woman
Thursday, April 23 7PM–8:30PM
Poet and performer Andrea Moore chews the fat about bigness, body image, and the female experience in this cabaret-style performance about what it means to be an unapologetically large woman living in America.

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

 

Liz Hickok RiNo Mural

Large-scale Liz Hickok mural brings new life to vacant RiNo building

  • On view at 3357 Downing Street in Denver
  • Liz Hickok’s photographs and time-lapse videos are on view through April 4th 2015 at Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC)
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photo courtesy of Michael Warren Contemporary

(from the press release)

A large, captivating photomural by artist Liz Hickok has been installed on the windows of a vacant RiNo building at Downing and 34th streets. The image, entitled Preternatural, is part of a new body of work from the San Francisco artist, who used a liquid crystal solution to create miniature worlds where both natural and urban environments were overgrown by strange formations. She then photographed these formations, magnifying them to accentuate their crystal structure and vibrant detail.

While Hickok was preparing for an exhibition at Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC), in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, she began planning how she might execute a long-standing goal: to insert her otherworldly imagery into large-scale public settings. The fact that her show was to coincide with Month of Photography Denver provided the ideal setting. “With this piece, I hope people imagine something magical and surreal is going on inside the building – that my imagery enhances the cityscape and becomes a part of the neighborhood,” says Hickok.

Working with Mark Sink, founder of Month of Photography Denver and The Big Picture program, Hickok mocked-up examples of how her work might look on large exterior building walls. This innovation appealed to Jorgen Jensen and Amy Harmon of Urban Market Partners (UMP), who jumped at the opportunity to let Hickok use one of UMP’s properties for her newest creation. The collaboration, which also included Gary Reed, of Reed Art and Imaging, realizes a hope that art can reach neighborhoods and populations that might otherwise be overlooked.

Liz Hickok’s mural will be on view for an extended period of time at 3357 Downing Street in Denver. Liz Hickok’s photographs and time-lapse videos of her crystal formations are on view through April 4th at MWC.

Michael Warren Contemporary is located in the heart of the Art District at 760 Santa Fe Drive. The gallery presents contemporary artwork with emphasis on materials and process. Additionally, MWC showcases artwork from the van Straaten Gallery and Riverhouse Editions, consigned collections of fine art prints.

Reed Art & Imaging provides photography and digital art printing services. Established in 1976, Reed Art & Imaging is committed to the highest standards of professional quality and service in conventional photo film processing / film developing and photography, as well as, state-of-the-art digital imaging, giclée printing and photo printing technologies.

Urban Market Partners is a full service real estate group building partnerships to implement progressive development projects. UMP’s portfolio is specific to the Urban Planning, cultural and market development initiatives in Denver's Urban Core.

 

New American Paintings: 2015 Western Competition

New American Paintings: 2015 Western Competition

Deadline: Thursday April 30th 2015

To Enter, visit: http://www.newamericanpaintings.net

  • Juror: Evan Garza, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
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New American Paintings is a museum-quality, soft-cover art periodical, published bimonthly by The Open Studios Press. Each 184 page volume is a regional exhibition-in-print, selling for $20 at 1,500 bookstores, museum shops and art supply stores nationwide. The books have become periodical resources for collectors and art world professionals.
  • Competition winners retain all rights to their images and pay nothing to appear in New American Paintings
  • Now accepting entries from: AZ, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, SD, TX, UT, WY
  • The competition’s 40 winners will appear in the Oct/Nov 2015 edition of New American Paintings
  • All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional
  • For more details, visit: http://www.newamericanpaintings.com/competitions.html
  • Questions? Call 617.778.5265




Dylan Burr: The Neighbours Project at Studio Denver

Dylan Burr: The Neighbours Project

Studio Denver (4950 Washington St, Denver)

1 night only: Friday March 27th at 6pm

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Photographer Dylan Burr has set out to make a difference in 30 lives for Denver area homeless with The Neighbours Project. A philanthropic project of video interviews and wet plate collodion portraits. Dylan has directly affected the lives of 30 people; connecting those who want to help with those who need help. The original photographic plates will be auctioned off on March 27th at the The Studio at 4950 Washington Street. Denver, CO, 80216 as well as premier for the documentary film. The photographs and stories were compiled into a book in two editions. Proceeds of the film and the book will be going to the St Francis Center of Denver CO. The sales of the original photographs will go directly to the people in the photographs with St Francis helping manage the funds for the individuals.

The idea was to create a project with a transparency to connect those who want to help with those you can use it the most. These donations will not go to a massive non-profit. It’s just me and my assistant. From these interviews I created a 32 minute documentary film. I am very excited to say that composer, Philip Glass (Truman Show, The Hours, Candyman, Koyaanisqatsi), allowed me to use his music in the film. Patrick O'Hearn from the band Missing Persons fame and Paul Ortiz from Chimp Spanner also let me use songs of theirs.

Dylan, a professional wedding photographer, took a wet plate collodion workshop and became obsessed by the amazing quality, beauty of the process, and the resulting images. In an age where almost everything can be photoshopped, these images cannot. They are truly unique and one-of-a-kind. You can’t make copies and they are direct positives (the view you see of yourself in the mirror). Using the wet plate process forces you to be methodical and purposeful. Something that goes hand in hand with The Neighbours Project.

 

Denver's Month of Photography 2015

Month of Photography: March 2015

A Month Long Celebration of Photography

Various Locations Throughout the Metro Denver Area

Details: http://www.mopdenver.com

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Month of Photography Denver Curator Mark Sink - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

 

Call for Entries: Denver Community Church Art in Action

Call for Entries: Denver Community Church - Art in Action

Entries due March 31, 2015

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This May, the annual Art and Wine night thrown by Denver Community Church will relaunch as Art in Action after a 2 years hiatus. The long awaited special POP Art themed night is a benefit for two great local charities; Dry Bones Denver (http://drybonesdenver.org/) and Mission Wear (http://themissionwear.org/). The night will have a wine and beer tasting paired with local artists selling their inspired art, live music, a spectacular fashion show and a community driven Art Project that will be auctioned off at the end of the night.

To enter your artwork, please email the following information to Art Committee by March 31, 2015 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: In subject line please note Art in Action-Artist
  • Artist’s name and contact information (email address and phone number)
  • 1-2 jpegs of the piece(s) you are planning on exhibiting. Jpegs need to be 72 dpi with pixel dimensions as close to 1024 (w) x 768 (h) as possible.
  • Image should contain artwork only – framing and background should be cropped out.
  • Label files with artist’s last name and corresponding number (for example: smith_1.jpg)
  • Also include within the email body a brief artist’s statement (approximately 100-200 words) describing your inspiration and intentions in creating the work.
  • If you have a website or other social media accounts where the Committee can view more of your work, please include the links in addition to the jpegs in body of email.
Specific Qualifications prior to approval:
  • Artist must be available for set up and tear down times scheduled.
  • Artist must be available for day and time of Art in Action. May 9, 2015
  • Artist must provide own displays within space provided for you at event. 10’ x 10’ including folding table 3’ x 5’ (may use table at own discretion)
  • Artist must provide own form of payment method for patrons to purchase their pieces at event
  • Artist is required to donate one piece of art where 100% proceeds go to Dry Bones Denver and Mission Wear
Please note: The Art Committee intends to display a wide variety of works that demonstrate the innate, unique creativity engraved in us all by the Creator. However, the art team reserves the right to refuse work that significantly differs from the submitted jpegs or art that is not suitable for presentation. In addition, please understand that Denver Community Church will not take care of displaying any of the artwork for this specific event and DCC is not responsible for damaged or lost pieces of art.

We look forward to seeing your work, Art in Action and DCC Art Committee  

 

Call for Artists: PAAC 19th Annual Exhibit

Call for Artists: Plein Air Artists Colorado 19th Annual National Juried Exhibit

Deadline for entry is April 17, 2015

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Plein Air Artists Colorado invites plein air painters to submit work for its 19th Annual National Juried Exhibit and Sale, August 1-30, 2015, at Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, Colorado

 

Spring 2015 Logan Lectures at the DAM

Spring 2015 Logan Lecture Series

Denver Art Museum: Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building

Doors open at 5:30 pm, lecture at 6 pm

  • Sponsored by Vicki and Kent Logan and DAM Contemporaries, a DAM support group
  • Tickets are $8 students and volunteers, $12 DAMC members and artists, $15 DAM members, $18 nonmembers
  • Purchase tickets online or call 720-913-0130
  • Series package is available: $35 DAMC members, $48 DAM members, $60 nonmembers
  • After each lecture, join DAM Contemporaries for a reception with the speaker at MAD Wine Bar, across Martin Plaza from the Hamilton Building 
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"We know there is something special about the West. Whether it’s the wide-open spaces, the character of light, or simply an attitude, there is something special that affects what happens here. This series of Logan Lectures highlights artists who live in the West. Though their work is varied, each of these artists engages directly with his or her environment."

Gwen Chanzit, Curator - Department of Modern & Contemporary Art
  • Jim Green: Wednesday March 11, 6 pm
Denverites love Colorado artist Jim Green for his audial interventions that are installed around town. His Soundwalk, on the 1500 block of Curtis Street; Laughing Escalator, at Denver’s Convention Center; and the Singing Sinks, in the DAM’s North Building, are among his most popular local works, and some of the most beloved public installations in Denver. Green has earned national recognition, including two NEA grants and airtime on NPR, for his innovative use of sound to enliven public space.
  • Ben Jackel: Wednesday April 8, 6 pm
Colorado native Ben Jackel is storming the art world from Los Angeles with an arsenal of weapons that he’s made from clay and wood. The artist’s enormous halberd and an austere medieval helmet are on display at the DAM this spring on level 4 of the Hamilton Building. Weapons and equipment such as fire hoses and extinguishers fascinate Jackel both as aesthetic objects and because of their association with violence or disaster. Doors open at 5:30 pm, lecture at 6 pm (new time)
  • Robert Irwin: Wednesday April 29, 6 pm
Associated with the Southern California-centered Light and Space movement, Robert Irwin pioneered the use of light as a primary medium. His “site-conditional” works—from the scrim installations he made in the 1970s, to more recent architecture and landscape projects, such as Dia: Beacon’s building and grounds—call attention to light and perception. Irwin was the first artist to receive the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur “Genius” Award, in 1984.
  • Virgil Ortiz: Wednesday May 13, 6 pm
Cochiti Pueblo native Virgil Ortiz is a contemporary ceramist, painter, designer of fashion and home interiors, and storyteller. The grandson and son of noted Pueblo potters, he grew up making ceramics in the Pueblo tradition, but his practice has expanded well beyond clay. Representations of Pueblo art and history dominate Ortiz’s work. A subject that has particular meaning for him is the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. He says, “I want to pay tribute to our great leader Po’pay and ancestors that lived and walked on our lands, and respect that their spirit will live on through me.” An immersive exhibition, Revolt 1680/2180: Virgil Ortiz, featuring his figurative ceramics and design work, opens at the DAM on May 17, 2015.

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

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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