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DenverArts.org Newsletter: What's Happening in January
Conversación Contacto: "Take it to the Streets" Mural Crawl Tour
Museo De Las Americas
Friday, January 12, 2018 from 6-8pm
Tour with local muralist Josiah Lopez up and down Santa Fe Art District to discover the rich history embedded in between the streets. First meet at Museo de las Americas for the final walk-through of Las Hadas exhibition to say good-bye to the vibrant and energizing work.
Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Athena Project‘s Artists’ Night Out
Art Students League of Denver (200 Grant Street, Annex Building)
Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6:30pm-9pm
Meet other local female artists, but instead of TELLING us what kind of artist you are… SHOW us! Bring your dancing shoes, your monologues, your paintings or photographs, or even your guitar and have 1-2 minutes to highlight your work among community supporters and future collaborators. What:
Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Opening This Month:
Intersecting Formations: Twelve Collaborations
Museum of Outdoor Arts Indoor Gallery (Englewood CO)
January 19 - March 30, 2018
In addition to the collaborative works, Smith created diptychs as tribute to late artists Richard Diebenkorn and Jan Stüssy by combining their techniques and his. Smith studied with both artists in his time as a student at UCLA.
Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway
Englewood, CO 80110
Tue-Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sangre Colorado: Carlos Frésquez Mid-Career Survey
Curated by Cecily Cullen, Managing Director / Curator of CVA
Center for Visual Art
January 12 - March 24, 2018
Carlos Frésquez, The Cubist Cholo, Pastel and Color Pencil on Paper, 1992
Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) Center for Visual Art (CVA) announces Sangre Colorado: Carlos Frésquez Mid-Career Survey, an exhibition that features work spanning forty years of the influential and prolific career of Denver’s own Carlos Frésquez. A celebrated Chicano artist, Frésquez’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in major collections. In his paintings, prints, and installations Frésquez honors his Chicano background and pulls in varied influences from punk and pop culture to modern masters, blending visual and cultural cues with both reverence and humor.
Center for Visual Art
Metropolitan State University of Denver
965 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Lost Pollinators: Mia Brownell, A. Mary Kay and Kara Maria
Goodwin Fine Art
January 12 - February 24, 2018
Mia Brownell, Still Life with Sun Spots, oil on linen, 10 x 12 in.
Goodwin Fine Art is pleased to present an intimate body of work by three accomplished artists who share the common bond of current day environmental concerns. While the backdrop of their work is intertwined conceptually each approaches the theme in their own unique and personal way.
Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5
Sophie Clements: Attempting to Delay the Inevitable
Philip J. Steele Gallery at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
January 16 – February 16, 2018
The lecture will take place at the Mary Harris Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Attendees are encouraged to register at http://www.rmcad.edu/vasd-lecture/sophie-clements prior to the event.
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
1600 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214
Open Space: The Finite Frontier
Curtis Center for the Arts Greenwood Village
January 6 - February 24, 2018
Rick Dula "Mile High Construction"
The American West, once the uncharted, undiscovered territory is not without its limitations. This picturesque open landscape is now shared with man’s footprint of overdevelopment, industrial pollution and destructive mining practices. On the contrary, the ever-growing city brings us modern day conveniences, cutting-edge technology, infrastructure and anthropological opportunities. This exhibition explores the wild frontier juxtaposed with the urban habitat, and how we as humans both resist and rely on these finite environments. Artists included in the exhibit: Rick Dula, Sharon Feder, Chandler Romeo, Sarah Winkler, Beau Carey and many more.
Curtis Arts and Humanities Center
Concurrent Solo Exhibitions:
Tom Judd: Disruption
Jerry Kunkel: RECON TEXT
Terry Maker: Point Blank
Jim Sanborn: Meridian
Edie Winograde: Place and Time: Reenactment Pageant
January 11 – March 3, 2018
Terry Maker - Without End - mixed media
Robischon Gallery is pleased to present a multi-part, thought-provoking series featuring five solo exhibitions by artists Tom Judd (PA), Jerry Kunkel (CO/KS), Terry Maker (CO), Jim Sanborn, (D.C.) and Edie Winograde (CO). With a pointed, yet humorous mix of imagery intended to spotlight a range of historical and modern-day cultural controversies, the five distinctive artists on view stir the dialogue in the current American political scene. Painters, Tom Judd’s Disruption and Jerry Kunkel’s RECON TEXT, alongside sculptors Terry Maker’s Point Blank and Jim Sanborn’s Meridian, in addition to photographer Edie Winograde’s Place and Time: Reenactment Pageant, offer their unique works as cleverly provocative visual puzzles for the viewer. With imagination and wide-ranging subject matter – from the American founding fathers and Manifest Destiny to the overt contradictions and clash of cultures, both historic and pop, to the hot button topics of the day such as gun control and the environment – the large and small-scale paintings, sculptures and photography presented, as well as specific installation works, invite investigation in unexpected and thoroughly engaging ways.
1740 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
Tue-Fri: 11am-6pm; Sat: 12-5pm
The Wrong Biennale and DATELINE present: Light Lite Coin
January 3 - February 9, 2018
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.
3004 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
2018 Winter Hours: Saturday 1-5pm ; By appointment or by chance all other times
in SITu: 3 Exhibitions Centering on Chairs
From the Artist’s Perspective (Main Gallery)
Chairs from Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art (Theatre Gallery)
January 18 – April 1, 2018
Roger Reutimann - M Chair - Item 134; part of the in SITu Art Chair Auction
This January, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities hosts in SITu, three gallery exhibitions that explore the artistic potential of chairs. A Latin term, in situ means: “in its original place” or “in position.” In the Upper Gallery, 50 artists transform 50 IKEA IVAR chairs into works of art as part of an Art Chair Auction. In the Theatre Gallery, chairs from the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art will be on display featuring a selection of designer chairs from the museum’s collection. And in the Main Gallery, From the Artist’s Perspective shows the interactive connection between an artist and their studio chair.
Also on view around the Center is Victory by Stephen Farland and Brian Sartor, massive soldier statues made entirely of handmade chairs and chair parts. in SITu opens January 18 with a free public reception, and runs until April 1, 2018. The exhibitions are sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center.
50 of IKEA’s IVAR chair were generously donated by IKEA Centennial for artists to transform. These wooden chairs have been turned into sculptures, art objects, and re-imagined functional chairs, and will all be offered for auction throughout the duration of the exhibition. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Arvada Center Exhibitions program and will help keep our galleries free.
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003
Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
|Current and Upcoming Exhibits by Gallery:
Call for Entries: Gilpin County Arts Association 71st Juried Art Show
Deadline for entries: March 10, 2018
The Gilpin County Arts Association proudly announces its 71st juried art show in 2018. This is the longest continuously running juried show in Colorado. We invite artists to be a part of this historic event in Central City, Colorado. Open to artists in 8 western states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Deadline for entries is March 10, 2018. See the prospectus at http://www.gilpinarts.org for all details.
Call for Entries: The Printed Page III
Final submission deadline: Sunday January 7, 2018
The Printed Page III is an international juried exhibition of contemporary artist book works featuring printmaking techniques. Eligible are any artist bookworks that utilize hands-on forms of printmaking. Included in this are relief, silkscreen, pochoir, intaglio, lithography, letterpress, monotypes and new technologies. Disallowed are photographic or offset litho books. Books may be editioned or unique, sculptural or more traditionally bound, interactive or passive. Books that measure more than 20 inches (closed) in any dimension are ineligible. Both wall and 3D work is acceptable.
The Printed Page III will be on view at multiple venues through out the Denver metro area in conjunction with and extending beyond Denver's Bi-Annual Mo'Print (Month of Printmaking) events.
Call for Entries: Colfax Avenue: Past, Present & Future
40 West Gallery
Submission Deadline: Saturday January 13, 2018
Our annual Colfax Avenue exhibit celebrates the grit and glamour of Colorado's most iconic street. We welcome your take on anything that intrigues, inspires or shocks you about the people, places and things located on this stretch of asphalt. All mediums are welcome and we invite interpretations related to the past, present and future of Colfax Avenue.
40 West Arts Gallery
1560 Teller Street
Lakewood, CO 80214
Call for Entry: delecTABLE: The Fine Art of Dining
Fourth Biennial Juried Exhibit of Functional Ceramics Artist
Submissions open through January 22, 2018
Ceramics by juror Marty Fielding: visit http://www.martyfielding.com for more information about the juror
delecTABLE is A juried exhibit dedicated to enhancing the presentation of functional ceramics, focusing on the fine art of dining, to include serving vessels, place settings, platters and dinner table décor. Proceeds from the sale of work, and associated fundraising events that will showcase the work, will benefit the Art Students League of Denver.
200 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Dairy Arts Center 2019 Call for Entries
Application deadline: 11:59pm on Friday January 5, 2018The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder has opened its annual call for entry for individual and curated group exhibitions for January – December 2019. The Dairy encourages artists who work in all visual art mediums to apply.
The Dairy’s Visual Art Jury is a ten-member committee comprised of artists, curators, university faculty, and art collectors. Following the close of this call, applications will be reviewed by the Dairy’s Curator of Visual Arts and the Visual Arts Jury to select individual artists and groups of artists to exhibit in the Dairy's four galleries during the period defined above. A floor plan of the Dairy's exhibition spaces has been provided for review by potential applicants, however, if selected for exhibition the Dairy's Curator of Visual Arts will select the gallery or galleries that are most appropriate for the display of invited artist(s) work.
ICONOCLASM: Jonathan Dankenbring & Corey Drieth
GOCA 121 (Downtown Colorado Springs)
December 1, 2017 - March 17, 2018
Colorado-based artists Jonathan Dankenbring and Corey Drieth will exhibit new works in sculpture, drawing and mixed-media, exploring the concept of iconoclasm - a rejection of images and iconography - and minimalism. The exhibition's genesis was a conversation between the artists about minimalism and art; their dialogue continues and is explored through the exhibition and an accompanying broadside publication.
Minimalist art is marked by an avoidance of overt symbolism and emotional content, instead calling attention to the materiality of the works through a limited palette and simple media. This art movement emerged in the early 1960s and applied to a wide range of artists who were overtly rejecting the energy-filled and emotionally charged art of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Artists such as Frank Stella, Robert Irwin, Agnes Martin, and Donald Judd questioned the very existence of painting and sculpture as they rejected the very labels applied to them. At its core, Minimalism asserts that art should have its own reality and not be an imitation of some other thing.
Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA) is a regional hub of contemporary art, culture, and conversation. By featuring world-class artists, hosting artist and expert talks, and offering meaningful events, GOCA engages University of Colorado Colorado Springs students, faculty, staff and Pikes Peak Region community members in contemporary culture and life. GOCA is a contemporary arts organization with two galleries, one founded on the UCCS campus in 1981 and a satellite downtown location that opened in 2010 in the Plaza of the Rockies building.
Plaza of the Rockies
121 S. Tejon | Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903