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DenverArts.org Newsletter: What's Happening February 2018

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[Event Announcements]

Art & Soul at the Art Students League Denver

Saturday, February 10, 2018

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An arty party not to miss! Art & Soul is the ASLD annual gala, with live music, food, battling artist demonstrations, drinks and interesting people! Proceeds benefit the programming and community of the Art Students League of Denver.
 
Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203

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Untitled Final Fridays 2018

Denver Art Museum

Final Friday of the Month, January through October 2018

  • Events take place from 6–10 pm
  • Untitled is included in general admission; Members receive free admission to every Untitled event and all the special programming that happens inside
  • College students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission
Untitled CreativeTakeover 2018

Untitled Final Fridays just got even more creative. Each event is completely artist designed and delivered, highlighting each partner's unique talent and vision. Experience the museum in an entirely different way—every time.

For 10 seasons, Untitled has embraced experimentation and collaboration, and this year, we’re upping the ante. We’ve handed over the reins to amazing guest creatives who will design one-of-a-kind experiences and mix up the entire night’s programming by showcasing their work, inviting their friends and co-creating with you, while still providing the same hands-on and engaging atmosphere we all know and love at Untitled.

While we can’t tell you exactly what will happen (where’s the fun in that?!) we can promise you it will be a year unlike any other, with 10 totally different nights of creativity unleashed. Working alongside DAM staff, each group will showcase the museum in a whole new way and introduce you do the art and artists that make our city thrive. Untitled Final Fridays is the place to pick up new creative tricks, be inspired and discover new artists and culture makers, right here in Denver!
  • February 23: The Narrators (storytelling artists and podcast producers)
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
720.865.5000

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

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[Local Exhibits]

Opening This Month:
 

Nathan Abels: History of the Future

Guest curated by Mandy Vink

BMOCA

February 1 - May 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, February 1
  • 5:30pm members preview; 6:30-9pm free public reception
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Nathan Abels, Omne Ignotum Pro Magnifico (every unknown thing appears magnificent), 2017

History of the Future by Nathan Abels embeds contemporary technologies and icons into scenes from a perspective of faith, ritual and religion. These works ask the viewer to assume the role of anthropologist - to decipher the significance of the narrative: what is the significance of the natural world and its characters, any spiritual and religious aspects, and ultimately how these correspond with the celestial?

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.443.2122
http://bmoca.org


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10X: 10th Anniversary Retrospective Resident Artists Exhibition

A Retrospective & Celebration One Decade in the Making

RedLine Contemporary Art Center

February 2 – April 1, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday February 2 from 6 – 10pm
  • Curated by Cortney Lane Stell, Chief Curator + Executive Director of Black Cube
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RedLine presents 10X, a yearlong program that includes the 10X 10th Anniversary Retrospective Resident Artist exhibition and special events, educational programming, and talks that honors and appreciates all the relationships that have circulated through RedLine’s mission and continues to be nurtured today.

The 10X program will launch on February 2 at 6PM with an exhibition celebrating ten years of RedLine's Artist-in-Residency program (also titled 10X). Louise Martorano, RedLine’s Executive Director, has invited back Cortney Lane Stell, Chief Curator + Executive Director of Black Cube to curate the entire 29,000 sq. ft. building of RedLine (inside and out) with over 86 artists. RedLine has invited every artists that has participated in the Artist-in-Residence program to participate in our 10th anniversary launch exhibition.

Participating Artists: Alexi High, Alicia Ordal, Alvin Gregorio, Amber Cobb, Andrew Huffman, Andy Rising, Ashley Frazier, Ashley Eliza Williams, Beau Carey, Becky Wareing Steele, Bob Koons, Bruce Price, Bryan Leister, Chinn Wang, Clark Richert, Clay Hawkley, Collin Parson, Conor King, Daisy Patton, Derrick Velasquez, Dmitri Obergfell, Donald Fodness, Dustin Young, dylan scholinki, Ella Maria Ray, Esther Hernandez, Frankie Toan, George Perez, Gretchen Marie Schaefer, Homare Ikeda, Ian Fisher, Jaime Carrejo, Jeff Page, Jennifer Ghormley, Jennifer Miller, Jodi Stuart, Joel Swanson, John Lake, John McEnroe, Jonathan Saiz, Justin Beard, Kate Speer, Katie Caron, Kelton Osborn, Kenzie Sitterud, Lanny DeVuono, Laura Merage (Founder), Laura Shill, Libby Barbee, Linda Campbell, Margaret Neumann, MacKenzie Browning, Mario Zoots, Mark Sink, Megan Gafford, Molly Bounds, Nikki Pike, Ramón Bonilla, Rebecca Vaughan, Sammy Lee, Sandra Fettingis, Sarah Fukami, Sarah Rockett, Sarah Wallace Scott, Stephanie Kantor, Stephen Batura, Suchitra Mattai, Terry Campbell, Theresa Anderson, Theresa Clowes, Thomas Evans, Virginia Folkestad, Viviane Le Courtois, Zach Reini

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


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Cleon Peterson: Shadow of Men

Diego Rodriguez-Warner: Honestly Lying

Arthur Jafa: Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

February 2 - May 13, 2018 (Cleon Peterson until May 27)

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Cleon Peterson, Victory, 2017. Acrylic on Canvas, 128 x 84 inches. Courtesy the artist & Over the Influence.

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

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Pachucos y Sirenas

Museo de las Americas

February 8 – May 26, 2018

  • Opening reception: Thursday, February 8 from 6-9 pm
  • Artist talk: Friday, February 9 from 6-8 pm
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Pachucos y Sirenas explores the roles that fashion plays in developing a cultural Identity in major urban settings. The exhibition will feature old school and new school artists that share an affinity with the Pachuco legacy. Artists such as Justin Favela, Antonia Fernandez, Carlos Fresquez, Josiah Lopez, Jerry Vigil, and Daniel Salazar will highlight the impact that the 1940’s Pachuco legacy had on the American experience. Exhibition programming will include contributing fashion designers Cha Cha Romero and Alexandra Peralta, Suavecito Car Club, and artist Alfredo Cardenas.

Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.571.4401

http://museo.org

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Leon set to re-launch as non-profit arts organization in February with Eriko Tsogo’s Wrong Women: Myths From Sky

February 17 - March 31, 2018

ErikoTsogoEriko Tsogo at Pirate, circa 2013 - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

Leon eagerly announces the re-launch of its innovative artistic programming within the structure of a 501 (c) (3) arts organization, with an exhibition of Eriko Tsogo’s stunningly beautiful and psychologically disturbing drawings, collages, prints, and monotypes.

Eriko Tsogo is the last of the fast vanishing nomadic Mongol ethnicity. She was born and raised in the heart of the vast steppes and luminous mountains of Mongolia. She grew up in societies of parallel dysfunction between that of Mongolia and Budapest, Hungary during the Socialist regime; an oppressive period when strong cultural censorship and Communist idealism shaped her adolescent mind.

Scheduled events include:
  • Opening Reception w/ music performance by Entrancer - Saturday, February 17th, 2018, 7pm-11pm
  • Artis Talk and Book Signing - Saturday, March 10th, 2018, 2pm-4pm
  • Artist Workshop/Month of Printmaking Studio Tour - Saturday, March 24th, 2018, 10am-4pm
  • Closing Party w/ music by Voight and live Performance Piece - Saturday, March 31st, 2018 7pm-11pm
The opening reception, sponsored by the Mongolian Culture & Heritage Center of Colorado and Bd’s Mongolian Grill, will feature drawings, collages, prints, and monotypes, in which Tsogo seeks to explore the conflicting psycho-spiritual, cultural and disjointed effects/emotional middle space of globalization on marginalized identities, with attention to women’s issues; one who perpetually lives simultaneously in war and peace within two worlds, and more or less a stranger in both.
Leon
1112 17th St
Denver, CO 80202

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Currently On Display:
 

Eva Bovenzi: Timelines and Chalcedonies

Michael Warren Contemporary

January 16 – March 3, 2018

  • First Friday Art Walks, February 2 & March 2 (6-9pm)
  • Third Friday Art Reception, February 16 (6-8pm)
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“Chalcedony #1” by Eva Bovenzi

Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC) is pleased to present “Eva Bovenzi: Timelines and Chalcedonies.” This show will run concurrently with a group exhibit throughout the remaining presentation areas of the gallery.

In 2016, Eva Bovenzi was awarded an NEA fellowship at the Pt. Reyes National Seashore that brought artists and writers together for a residency on the theme of climate change. While there, Bovenzi began thinking about cycles of time: cosmic, geologic, biologic and human. As she collected stones on her hikes along the coast, she realized that they were literal time capsules, revealing both how they were formed and also what had happened to them over time. Bovenzi based the forms of the collages she made at Pt. Reyes on stones and imbedded each with a horizontal “timeline” which is a reference to her own mark in the cycles of time. Works from 2017, called “Chalcedonies”, are also on exhibition. Although not specifically referencing Pt. Reyes National Seashore, they are also based on the shapes and structures of stones.

Eva Bovenzi lives and works in El Cerrito and spends her summers in southern Colorado. Bovenzi achieved her MFA at California College of the Arts and has exhibited extensively in California, Colorado and throughout the Western United States.

Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO 80204
303.635.6255
http://www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com


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18th Annual Aurora Public Schools Art Educators’ Exhibit

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

January 25 - March 16, 2018

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The exhibit features the professional artworks of Aurora Public Schools art educators. Some art teachers were inspired by the 2018 DAVA’s theme, crossovers between art and science of this year. The exhibit, coordinated by Deborah Nolasco, art teacher at Boston K-8, gives the opportunity to teachers to get together around their personal artwork and interests.

Making art on their own time allows teachers to be better teachers in the classroom, always inventing and researching new processes and ideas. “Over the years my art making and my teaching became interlinked by the same set of ideas. At this point my role as an artist is a fundamental element of my teaching and of the classroom experience of my students. Now we explore together as fellow artists.”- says Jon Olson, Art Teacher at Montview Elementary. For others, art is also created by a need to escape the daily demands of a teaching job: “Making my own work is my therapy. It allows me to drain all of the nonsense out and solely focus on creating.” Mark Manner, Ceramic Teacher at Aurora Central High School.

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
1405 Florence St
Aurora CO 80010
Mon-Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm or by appointment

303.367.5886
http://davarts.org


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It's a Colorful World

Denver International Airport Main Terminal Gallery (Level 5)

December 2017 - April 2018

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

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Closing Soon:
 

The Wrong Biennale and DATELINE present: Light Lite Coin

DATELINE Gallery

January 3 - February 9, 2018

  • Curated by Coleman Mummery
  • See the online exhibition and more at http://www.lightlitecoin.info
  • Featuring: Sasha Gymn, Klara-vincent Novotna, Lara Joy Evans, Irene P Tello, Alexander Lee Page, Manuel Minch, Sam Jorgensen, Nick Jorgensen, Glenn Young, David Atlas, Tristan Bryant, Ike Clateman
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DATELINE presents Light Lite Coin, a group show of digital and net art in conjunction with The Wrong: Digital Art Biennale. This exhibition is a physical iteration of the Light Lite Coin pavilion, part of many online pavilions housing thousands of digital and internet artists from around the world. The exhibition is curated by Coleman Mummery.

Light Lite Coin can be best described by its curator as "self-help for collective paranoia" and brings together some of his internet idols, most of whom are artists exploring the human condition of living in a post-internet age. Light Lite Coin will occupy a physical space as well as online, and promises to be a unique art experience for all.
 
DATELINE
3004 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
303.505.2127
2018 Winter Hours: Saturday 1-5pm ; By appointment or by chance all other times
http://www.ddaatteelliinnee.com 


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Occupied Space: Sculpture by Sean O'Meallie

Set For Life: Embroidery by Rob Watt

O'Sullivan Art Gallery at Regis University

January 16 - February 16, 2018

  • Gallery Talk by the Artists: Thursday, February 8, 7 pm
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O'Sullivan Art Gallery
Regis University's Northwest Denver Campus
3333 Regis Boulevard (aka 50th Avenue)
Denver, CO 80221
Tue/Wed/Fri: 10am-4pm; Thu: 2pm-8pm
http://www.regis.edu

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The New Underground

Spark Gallery

January 11 - February 4, 2018

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Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
720.889.2200
Thu-Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
First Friday and Openings 6:00 to 9:00 PM

http://www.sparkgallery.com

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UCD Sculpture Club: "Quandary" in the main space

d1Dn in the associate space

Pirate: Contemporary Art

January 26 - February 11, 2018

  • Gallery Reception: Friday February 2nd from 6-10pm
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Pirate: Contemporary Art
7130 W 16th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214
303.458.6058
http://www.pirateartonline.org


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Current and Upcoming Exhibits by Gallery:
1801 California: Meditations in Color
40 West: About the Body
Abend: Perspectives
Art Gym: Mask(ed)
Artists on Santa Fe: Paintings by Mark Lesser
Arvada Center: in SITu: 3 Exhibitions Centering on Chairs
Bitfactory: No Show 2018
BMoCA: Nathan Abels: History of the Future
Core: We Are Here 2018
CPAC: On the Street with Bill Cunningham
Curtis Center: Open Space: The Finite Frontier
CVA: Carlos Frésquez
Dateline: Light Lite Coin
DAVA: Aurora Public Schools Art Educators' 2018
David B. Smith: Robert Burnier & Justine Hill
DBG: Whimsy
Depot: Straight From the Heart
DIA: It's a Colorful World
Dikeou Pop-Up: SupaStore Human
Emmanuel: Belleza Mexicana
Gallery 1874: Renee Peterson and Becky Silver
Gildar: Zach Reini: A Leaden Stride to Nowhere
Goodwin: Lost Pollinators
Havu: Waid, Rieke, Saito and Smith
Highlands Ranch Library: Inspirations by CMA
K Contemporary: Kevin Sloan and Melissa Furness
Kanon: Matt Graff and Sam Carstens
Leon: Eriko Tsogo
Lowbrow: Katy Zimmerman
m. Romero: Dawn Cohen: Denver Captured in Plein Air
MCA: Peterson, Rodriguez-Warner and Jafa
McNichols: Lumonics Mind Spa
McNichols: New Regionalisms
MOA: Intersecting Formations
MOA: Sculpture on the Green
Museo: Pachucos y Sirenas
MWC: Eva Bovenzi: Timelines and Chalcedonies
Myhren: Fieldworks
Next: Christy Lynne Seving and Postcard Show
Niza Knoll: Birth of Venus
O'Sullivan: Sean O'Meallie and Rob Watt
Pirate: Brian Cavanaugh and Vinnie Alfonso
Pirate: UCD Sculpture Club and d1Dn
PlatteForum: Sarah Fukami
Plinth: Paul Donnelly
Redline: 10X:10th Anniversary Retrospective
RMCAD: Sophie Clements
Robischon: Judd, Kunkel, Maker, Sanborn and Winograde
Rule: Wilma Fiori: Works on Paper
Sandra Phillips: Abstract Immersion
Space: Reconfigured II
Spark: Sidekicks
Spark: The New Underground
Spectra: Abstract Curiousity
Spectra: Ian Spencer and Collin Jones
Sync: Deeply Rooted
Sync: SYNChronocity and Blue
Tansey Contemporary: Courney M. Leonard
Valkarie: 2018 Sneak Peek
Visions West: Shelley Reed
Walker Fine Art: Uncanny
Zip 37: The Valentine Un-Valentine Show

[Call for Entries]

Art Gym Call for Entry: imPressed 2018
Call for Artists: MOA Design and Build Program 2018
Call for Artists: Spring 2018 Juried Show at Gallery 1505
Call for Entries: Artsweek Golden 2018
Call for Entries: Currents 2018
Call for Entries: GCAA 71st Juried Art Show
Call for Entries: Pink Palace at Next
Call for Muralists: 4th Annual West Colfax MuralFest
Call for Student Artists: Greenwood Village Arts Sholarship
 
 

Call for Muralists: 4th Annual West Colfax MuralFest

Theme: Energy and Movement

Open Call for Artist Qualifications Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018

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  • 3 mural projects with Artist Commissions ranging from $1,700 to $3,000 (includes materials budget)
  • Upon submission of artist qualifications, artist selection committee will choose 4-6 finalists, who will be paid $100 each to submit and present detailed mural concepts
  • Final selection of muralists will occur on or before April 14, 2018
PROJECT OVERVIEW

West Colfax MuralFest is an annual one-day festival, held in the heart of 40 West Arts District in Lakewood, CO that celebrates art, creativity, makers and creators in all forms. This festival, the largest annual arts festival in the district, highlights mural artists in particular, who will paint murals on-site leading up to and on the day of the festival.

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MOA Design and Build Program Now Recruiting Undergraduate & Graduate Bound Summer Interns

Application deadline: March 30, 2018

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MOA is now accepting applications for its summer Design and Build Internship Program. The program runs from June 11th - August 3rd, and operates Monday-Friday 9:30am-5pm and is open to undergraduate and graduate bound students who are majoring in a creative field of study. MOA is seeking 10 students to participate in the internship program. Each intern will be awarded a $2,000 stipend and college credit may also be available.

Participants will collaborate and pre-produce a large portion of an immersive exhibition coming to MOA in 2019. From concept development, proposal review, materials procurement, timeline and budget management, to creation and installation, this immersive 8-week program will provide interns the opportunity to participate completely in the art making process.

Summer session Design and Build interns receive a paid stipend and college credit is also available. Interested candidates can find more information about the application process at www.moaonline.org/design-and-build.

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


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Call for Entries: Artsweek Golden 2018

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Event Dates: Saturday and Sunday, July 21 & 22, 2018

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Artsweek Golden is a week-long celebration of arts-related programming in Golden that culminates with a juried arts festival featuring over 125 artists from around the country. More information online at: http://www.foothillsartcenter.org/artsweek

Requirements
  • Images: 5 - A booth shot IS required. Please do not submit blurry images, images with superimposed text, or images that identify the artists name
  • Artist Statement: This text should describe material and technique that explains the body of work well AND a range of value for the work that the artist will be bringing
  • Application Fee: $30.00 (You can submit up to 4 applications total)
  • Booth Fee: $395 due by March 26, 2018 (Double Booth Fees are $790 and based on availability and first-come first-served)

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Call for Entries: Pink Palace (an Homage to Casa Bonita) at Next Gallery

Email Entry Submission Deadline: Friday February 9th, 2018

Special Guest Juror and Casa Bonita Aficionodo Andrew Novick

  • Entry fee is $20 for first entry, $10 for the second and $6 for any additional artwork
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Next Gallery is now accepting submissions artwork that features the Denver (and 40West) landmark “Casa Bonita for a juried art exhibition at Next Gallery. We are looking for quality 2D and 3D artwork in any medium that features Casa Bonita in some way for this show and would prefer artwork completed in the last 5 years.
  • Email Notification of Selected Artwork: February 14th, 2018
  • Selected work to be dropped off at Next Gallery: Friday February 16th between 6-10 p.m , Saturday and Sunday the 17th, & 18th between 12-5 p.m.
  • Exhibition Dates: February 23 – March 11, 2018
  • Artwork Pick-up: Sunday March 11th, 2017, between 12- 5 p.m.
NEXT Gallery
6851 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80214
303.433.4933
Fri: 5-10pm; Sat/Sun 12-5pm
http://nextartgallerydenver.com



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[Regional Exhibits]

Yoshitomo Saito: millionyearseeds

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

February 3 - April 29, 2018

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

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


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