October 26 - November 11, 2018: Claudia Roulier, Michelle Lamb & Rochelle Dammell

Opening Reception 10/26, 6-10 pm
Closing Reception 11/11, 6-9 pm

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Michelle Lamb

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Night Circus - Claudia Roulier & Michelle Lamb

Come one, come all and experience a unique carousel of rusty elephants and horses, fortune tellers and toads. This multi-faceted dreamscape of attractions is the culmination of artworks by Claudia Roulier & Michelle Lamb.

Roulier’s work incorporates the curious, the odd, the intrigue, the magic and the enigma of the circus world. Returning to her earlier fascinations with the circus she weaves together dystopian shrines and sculptures with tapestries of found objects, lights, electronics, and various skeletal bits and pieces. Her paintings bring a perspective to the nostalgia of the circus memories from days past with it’s warm and sympathetic animal performers.

An industrial baroque carousel of clockworks and fortune teller fun, Lamb magically transforms common or obsolete objects into thought provoking marvels of assemblage. Deconstructed then reassembled, she highly manipulates parts and pieces so the metamorphosis is eerily seamless. Often literally turning things inside out, her story-filled oddities feature nature merging with machinery, metals meshed with clay, the grotesque magnified into beauty.

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Artropism--growth through art, Rochelle Dammel

Can art makes us better human beings?

I’ve created a grouping of pieces that offer the opportunity to explore the idea of Artopism--the innate ability to emotionally react to art in a positive way, resulting in personal growth and a greater understanding of those around us. Like a sunflower turning towards the sun, or a seedling reaching for the sky, the goal is growth.

I use layers of drips, bright colors and thickly spread oil paint on canvas to create comparisons and discussion.  My preference is to paint large, to create a more thorough experience.

How can we grow as people through our innate reaction to, and interaction with art? Is it possible to achieve personal growth through self-reflection and discussion of what we find compelling, or even odd in art?

In the Annex - Woman’s Caucus for Art

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GREEN VERDE VERT - JURIED BY MOLLY CASEY

The Colorado Chapter of the Woman’s Caucus for Art proudly sponsors the GREEN VERDE VERT Show Juried by Molly Casey, Co-founder and Studio Chief of Nine Dot Arts Consulting Business in Denver. The show received 126 entries from both women and men from across the United States. The artists were asked to interrupt the theme in a variety of ways from using the color green to addressing the ecological green, the political green, the monetary green, or the age of green. At the Opening Reception on Friday, October 26th, at 7 PM, Molly will present awards to the Best of Show and three Honorable Mentions and speak about her experience as the juror of this show. A documentation/catalog will be available for purchase featuring the accepted artists. For more information about the WCA/CO, please visit our website: https://wcaco.org/home.html

October 4 - 21, 2018: Gina Caswell, Tracey Russell & Lola Montejo

OPENING RECEPTION: Oct. 12 6-9pm

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SUMMER SERIES - Gina Smith Caswell

A long time member of CORE New Art Space Gallery, Gina Smith Caswell works only in oil paints and enjoys exploring pattern, color and texture within her well known body of floral images. She also utilizes similar expressive techniques when exploring abstraction, water imagery, and portraiture. 

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NUMINOSITY - Tracey Russell

My recent abstract expressionist work is based upon my perceived awareness of the natural environment. In my studio I’m trying to recapture the subtle mystery or “numinosity” of nature on a 2 dimensional piece of birch panel. I use many layers of oil paint, wax, graphite, oil stick, and pigment. By scratching a texture or expressive line into the medium with different tools, the layers are revealed!

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ORDERED DISORDER - Lola Montejo

It is as though there is a contrasting conversation I have in the studio, a back and forth between order and disorder. My practice is experimental. It involves a series of decisions that contain a history of creation and elimination.  Working with variety of techniques and approaches, I create strategies that I fallow and break. By challenging the way, the painting is constructed each layer caries or destroys prior ideas by cutting and fragmentation of previous gestures. The practice is a kind of choreography; a dance between spontaneous and learned behaviors. Both my conscious and unconscious are played out at different times. It is about knowing when to embrace expectations, rules, desire, and even fear, but knowing that it is equally as important to tell when to let them go. 

In the Annex - Gianni Coria

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Opening Reception: October 5th,2018  6-9pm

RADAR TOWERS

Through my art work I try to bring the outside in by portraying plants and animals. I see my creations looking as if they have lived or grown somewhere, beautiful objects that pay tribute to the natural world. My goal is to inspire those who see my work, to look more carefully at the world around them to discover beauty in unusual places.

August 23 - September 9, 2018: Jude Barton & Brian Haley

Opening Reception:  August 24th, 7 – 10 PM 

Live Gypsy Jazz music featuring the Aaron Walker Trio

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Meditation on the Square ~ Jude Barton

Jude Barton’s work explores the form and function of line, shape and space; creating a certain uncluttered calm and freedom within her structuring of fragmented and blurred iconic images. Her uninhibited wanderings towards creative vision and away from annihilation strive to bring reason and structure within chaos and clutter.

“There is an organic process of thought and intention within each line and shape – an interactive conversation that moves my mark making.” Barton’s blending of each element’s shadows and shades contain nuances of serenity and freedom, yet are quietly focused and ordered. Reception: Aug. 24th 7-10pm

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Contemporary Wood & Steel ~ Brian Haley

Primarily exhibiting on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM, Brian Haley explores the synergies and contrasts between clean rolled steel and distressed wood, Haley works to assimilate the disparities between century old hand salvaged mine wood and mid-century modern design characteristics to create one of a kind tables, chairs, and wall art. 

In the Annex - Leslie Jorgensen

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Hikes & Bikes

Opening Reception: Friday, August 24 6-9pm

Show runs Aug 23 - Sept 9

With Coloradans often ranked the most active in the nation, it’s no wonder so many of its residents are enjoying the Rocky Mountains in every way possible. We hike to amazing places to ski. We bike scenic byways and mountain trails. Simply put, we love our outdoors. Artist Leslie Jorgensen travels across the Rocky Mountains and the West skiing, hiking and biking along the way. She paints the landscapes she visits and our outdoor activities within it. Her landscapes are abstracted and playful. Join us as we close out the summer season with this fun show that runs through Sunday, Sept 9.

  

August 2 - 19, 2018: Donny Dixon & Earl Chuvarsky

Artist Reception: August 17, 6-9 pm

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Donny Dixon: Chaos

Donny Dixon uses fire to create his art. This primal element gives the work a push-pull relationship of chaos versus control. This technique, combined with other mediums, creates rich and complex surfaces that contain both concrete and ethereal elements. It is here on these surfaces that he can build a stage to provoke response, and combat the overwhelming noise that fills our lives.

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Earl  Chuvarsky:  Made in America

In what may very well be his last show with Core New Art Space at it’s current location Earl Chuvarsky presents his ongoing series “Made in America.” 

Born from the political maelstrom that has defined the last several years, Chuvarsky’s paintings seek to critique the continued divisiveness and disinformation of modern politics while examining the issues that define American culture, whether it be our insatiable appetite for consumerism or pop-culture rhetoric. By acknowledging and documenting the flaws, Chuvarsky hopes to shift focus to something uniquely American: optimism.

Chuvarsky quips: “I’m inviting everyone to take a moment, to pause Cardi B and stop taking selfies. Take the time and reflect on what you really want for the future- then go out there and actually do it.”

In the Annex - Melissa Van Deventer

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Go with the Flow

Opening reception: Friday, 8/3:  5PM - 8PM

Emerging Artist Melissa Van Deventer, a Colorado Native and Graduate of the University of Colorado Fine Arts and Art History Department, is sharing her beautifully unique abstract pieces with us in her Go with the Flow Show starting August 2nd. Her love for paint in its purest form influenced her recent works involving various pouring and color mixing techniques, that create beautifully organic contemporary compositions and unveil a unique beauty in the eye of each beholder. Similar to a modern-day Rorschach Test – you’ll leave the Go with the Flow Show with a delightfully unique interpretation of the paint combinations you’ve seen. 

May 31 - June 17: Linda Gleitz & Andrea Gordon

Opening Reception, June 1, 6-10pm

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Linda Gleitz presents “Social Structure” a multi-piece work consisting of 80 “buildings” about social justice on many different levels.  Linda calls it a “city” made of clay. The buildings average about 9 inches-ish. The buildings are full of people doing all of the nefarious and pleasant things that people do behind closed doors.  Linda will also show individual pieces that are part of her “army” of goddesses.  Their purpose is simply to bring compassion and beauty to our world.

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Andrea Gordon’s collection of work called “What’s Next” is about embracing change and taking chances.  The varied works reflect Andrea’s exploration of abstract painting from the past 3 years. Trying to be free and open throughout, she created groups completely different from one another using different techniques or sources of inspiration. Moving onto larger works, Andrea pushes the boundaries of color and pattern, most notably a 6’x8’ mural made of 24 separate pieces – each standing on it’s own while being part of the whole.  Most recently, large scale paper-mache sculptures and ceramics incorporate her unique style.

In the Annex - University of Denver Students

Opening Reception, June 1, 6-10pm

"Within" is an exhibition of art created by University of Denver students in an experimental workshop taught by Professor Deborah Howard.  In the course personal expression was strongly encouraged and students were free to work in any media.  Students had their own studios in a large classroom that was a community where the exchange of ideas flourished.  

"Within" explores childhood, memory, cultural identity and the natural environment.  Media and subjects include: portraits in ois, photo transfers on fabric, sculptures made of toys and animated digital media.

May 10 - 27 All That You Can Imagine - Mixed Media Show

Opening Reception:  May 11, 6-9 pm

A painting, a drawing, a sculpture... NO! It’s mixed media! It’s all of those things and more. Showcasing endeavors in assemblage, mixed media paintings, collage, sculpture and all that you can imagine. 

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Juror: Suzette Rosenthal

Suzette Rosenthal is a mixed media artist living and working in Broomfield, Colorado. She received her BA in Art from Cal State LA and is a recent transplant from Laguna Beach California.  While living in California, she exhibited for ten years at the prestigious Laguna Beach Sawdust festival and taught classes and workshops in mixed media. She has contributed instructional chapters to two publications available on Amazon:  “101 Mixed Media Techniques” (2014) and “Mixed Media Workshop” (2012)     Suzette continues to teach mixed media classes and workshops from her home studio in Broomfield and serves on the board of the Broomfield Art Guild.

Her work is unique and visually compelling. She is drawn to textures and likes to experiment with incorporating found objects and upcycled materials to create visual interest. Taking the cast-off objects of others and bringing new life and meaning to it is a driving force behind her inspiration.

This past year, Suzette has curated two shows at the Bricolage Gallery inside Art Parts in Boulder Colorado: “It’s a Small World – Miniature and Mail Art” and “Reused Refuge”

In the Annex - Victoria Kwasinski & Joyce Nielsen

Opening Reception:  Friday, May 18, 6-9 pm

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“Dazzle & Jazz” features artists Victoria Kwasinski and Joyce Nielsen who take an intuitive approach to abstract painting, using color and structure in variegated and expressive ways. Victoria explores energy, rhythm and movement as unspoken dialogue with the viewer and Joyce examines the aspects that different mediums in contemporary art and how that process can both hint at fun and whimsy while conveying seriousness. 

April 19 - May 6: Lori Dresner, Ketty Devieux & Susan Hazaleus

Opening Reception:  Thursday, April 19, 6-9 pm

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Between the Lines - Lori Dresner

Repetitive patterns have been the focus of my sculptures and pottery.  But recently, intrigued with imagery and storytelling, I find myself moving in the direction of drawing on vessels; their forms like a blank canvas with shape.  Influenced by ever-changing events in the world; floods, fires, mudslides and colorful politics, while not favorite subjects, are sometimes reflected in my drawings which are a delicate balance of fantasy and reality.

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Feeling Blue - Ketty Devieux

“Feeling blue” is a collection of blue artworks created by Ketty Devieux over the past 10 years on canvas, paper and textile. The versatility of hues of blue to express, by means of different techniques, a wide variety of emotions (longing, nostalgia, loss, exuberance, serenity, trust etc.) as well as spiritual aspirations of the soul, and dreamlike fantasies, is made evident.  It’s a journey through memory and consciousness.

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Silicon Shrine - Susan Hazaleus

Celebrate your devotion to your electronic devices through a visit to the Silicon Shrine.  A glittering installation where you can experience the power and voice of the great god Si, pray for intercession to repair your failing operating system and purchase actual relics from the first cosmic explosion which created our binary universe. 

In the Annex - Super Predators - Liebre+Ferry

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Opening reception Friday, April 20, 6-9pm

Photography reimagined, digitally scratched and gesturally designed, unbounded pieces and sculptures evoking nature. Complemented by precise geometric paintings projecting playfully colorful daydreams of strength and erupting violence. Viewers will encounter an adult-themed take on cartoonish characters mixed with geometric robots and rabbits along with delightful provocations of traditional norms. This colorful collaboration between these two friends poses the question who is predator and who is prey.  

 

Emmanuelle Auzias & Jen Herling: March 29 - April 15, 2018

Opening Reception: March 30, 6-9 pm

Turquoise Variations - Emmanuelle Auzias

Emmanuelle Auzias explores turquoise, a color that intuitively finds its way into her abstracts and associated in several cultures as therapeutic in its protective properties and helpful in reconciling grief with positive mothering and controlled nurturing. Green relates to the heart chakra and blue to the voice which aptly fits this powerfully emotive work that is a genuine conversation about personal emotions and observations. Additionally, Emmanuelle shares her latest mixed-media collages inspired by traditional French free-speech satirical comments on current events. 

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Savage Calm - Jen Herling

Jen Herling’s doll like figures and portraits tell enigmatic and emotive stories. Her work evokes magical dreamscapes depicting a flair for innocence with a dark twist. “Savage Calm” consists of new work highlighting a slight shift towards realism, including a deepening understanding of space, light, and color. Woven throughout her exhibit are themes of surrender, perseverance, and spirituality. 

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In the Annex - Lisa Purdy

Ms. Purdy’s pieces for this exhibit are made from water-based oils on watercolor paper.  She interweaves bold uses of color and lines to create an almost three dimensional quality. These smaller scale works represent a new style for Lisa in comparison to her large-scale abstract oils for which she is well known. Award winning Ms. Purdy has been juried into numerous exhibits around the state, including the State Capitol, Denver International Airport, and the Botanic Gardens.

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WOW: March 8 - 25, 2018

Opening Reception:  March 9: 6-8 pm

The WOW show has been a  Denver metro-area tradition for over 25 years.  Artists of all skill levels and media are represented.  Come to the gallery and experience the cacophony!

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Jeanette Chinelli & Terrilynn Moore: February 15 - March 4

CORE New Art Space presents two solo shows in the main gallery February 15  – March 4

Opening Reception:  February 16, 6-8

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This new body of work by Jeanette Chinelli titled "Arms Backs Legs & Seats", moves from quiet, understated restrained imagery to explosive, dynamic compositions.  From dense interplay of pattern, vivid color and wallpaper motifs they become the backdrop for the subjects in Chinelli’s art where the chair is the stand in for the human form. Chinelli is currently attending the University of Denver working on a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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Terrilynn Moore’s organic, soul searching compositions,  “Working from the Guff”. She draws from the ancient spiritual meaning of the word “Guf” or “Guph” as that creative, amorphous space inside each of us where art begins; that place where souls are quickened into being.  “For me, the Guf is that internal space full of wonder and fear; hope and despair; goodness and evil.

Women's Caucus for Art - Colorado Chapter, Member's Exhibition, January 25 - February 11, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 25, 6 – 9 PM

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK: Friday, February 2, 6 – 9 PM

CLOSING CONVERSATION: Sunday, February 11, 2 – 4 PM

The National organization was founded in 1972. The Colorado Chapter was founded in 1990, and is celebrating their 28th Anniversary. There are currently over 25 members in the Colorado group.  Our mission is to create community through art, education, and social activism by supporting women artists, by creating leadership opportunities, and by offering exhibition opportunities.

Artistic mediums represented by members of the group in this show are painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, watercolor, fiber/textiles, photography and printmaking

For more information about the Colorado Chapter, please visit our website: www.wcaco.org, or our National website: http://www.nationalwca.org/

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EnCore - CORE Members Show: January 4 - 21, 2018

Opening Reception:  January 5,  6 - 9 pm

Please join us as we kick off the new year with “EnCore”, an intensive look at the work of the talented members of  an artist run co-operative gallery.  Core is located in the heart of the arts district and will host the opening reception on January 5, 2018 from 6-9 pm. 

The diversification of art on display will be a visual feast for all attending and a must see. Each member has their own creative vision which is the pinnacle of the work that will be exhibited. The CORE members are a well seasoned group of artists.  

Drawings defining detail, kinetic art in motion, rich radiant paintings that  embrace the contemporary and ceramics that breathe color.  With over 30 pieces on display,the viewer will not be disappointed.

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Urban Landscape: December 7 - 23

Opening Reception:  Friday December 8th, 6-8 pm

An exploration of the urban landscape in works depicting cityscapes, architecture and candid street scenes.  Expressions of visceral feelings about the vibrancy of the city: the smells, the streets, the walls, the skyline and the relentless activity.

Juried by Robert Spooner

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In the Annex:  Lakewood High School Drawing and Painting Students taught by Gwen Ahlers

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Susie Biehl, Emmanuel Auzias, Jude Barton, Susan Hazaleus, Jen Herling, Austin Howlett & Jim Riggins November 16 - December 3rd

Opening reception is Friday, November 17th from 6-8 PM. 

  Susie Biehl’s  “Discards: Man and Nature” is an exploration of the accumulation and remains of man-made objects and plant based discards. Her fascination with the footprint of both man and nature provides the inspiration for this eclectic collection of rejected material which are then artfully and sometimes whimsically displayed in collage and assemblage

Susie Biehl’s “Discards: Man and Nature” is an exploration of the accumulation and remains of man-made objects and plant based discards. Her fascination with the footprint of both man and nature provides the inspiration for this eclectic collection of rejected material which are then artfully and sometimes whimsically displayed in collage and assemblage

  Emmanuel Auzias  “Abstract Postcards from the Seashore” are images inspired by the seashore of the South of France. Her paintings invite the viewer to share a place and a moment in time from her life and her memory with the desire to evoke a response and summon the viewer to engage in a conversation with her art and with herself as the sender.

Emmanuel Auzias “Abstract Postcards from the Seashore” are images inspired by the seashore of the South of France. Her paintings invite the viewer to share a place and a moment in time from her life and her memory with the desire to evoke a response and summon the viewer to engage in a conversation with her art and with herself as the sender.

  Jude Barton’s  “Chasing Kandinsky” series draws on the principle of color and form as an outward expression of an inner content. In her exploration of non-objective forms she uses a spiritual vocabulary of which Kandinsky speaks in his treatise “Concerning the Spiritual in Art”.  

Jude Barton’s “Chasing Kandinsky” series draws on the principle of color and form as an outward expression of an inner content. In her exploration of non-objective forms she uses a spiritual vocabulary of which Kandinsky speaks in his treatise “Concerning the Spiritual in Art”.  

  Susan Hazaleus  creates work that is ephemeral, unexpected and particularly interactive. Her work employs a variety of media including traditional materials along with more contemporary objects processes and materials such as electronic, microcontrollers, video, light, sound and kinetic components with light and movement.

Susan Hazaleus creates work that is ephemeral, unexpected and particularly interactive. Her work employs a variety of media including traditional materials along with more contemporary objects processes and materials such as electronic, microcontrollers, video, light, sound and kinetic components with light and movement.

  Jen Herling’s  mythopoetic dreamscapes express universal themes of isolation, loss and grief balanced with innocence, hope and strength. With a flair for innocence juxtaposed with a dark twist, her decidedly feminine figures are enigmatic and emotionally provocative.

Jen Herling’s mythopoetic dreamscapes express universal themes of isolation, loss and grief balanced with innocence, hope and strength. With a flair for innocence juxtaposed with a dark twist, her decidedly feminine figures are enigmatic and emotionally provocative.

  Austin Howlett’s  work is driven by a desire to invite the viewer into an emotional connection of vulnerability. His figurative images illustrate a connection and unity with the world through emotion and the comfort of the nature which surrounds them.  He challenges the viewer to participate in an empathetic attitude with their own vulnerability.

Austin Howlett’s work is driven by a desire to invite the viewer into an emotional connection of vulnerability. His figurative images illustrate a connection and unity with the world through emotion and the comfort of the nature which surrounds them.  He challenges the viewer to participate in an empathetic attitude with their own vulnerability.

 Jim Riggin’s ink work stems from a loose stream of consciousness that is driven by the process itself. The result of fine detail and intricate patterns evoke an alternate time and place. A closer look at the patterns and images within images delights the viewer with surprises and discovery.

Jim Riggin’s ink work stems from a loose stream of consciousness that is driven by the process itself. The result of fine detail and intricate patterns evoke an alternate time and place. A closer look at the patterns and images within images delights the viewer with surprises and discovery.

Gina Smith Caswell & Lisa Corine von Koch: October 26 - November 12, 2017

CORE Member show features Gina Smith Caswell, Lisa Corine von Koch and the Women’s Caucus for Art, Colorado Chapter.

In the main gallery, Gina Smith Caswell’s Guardians, will feature oil paintings of family, friends and pets while in contrast, von Koch’s exhibition, The Nomadic Womb —or— Adventures in Narcissism — or — A Brief Hysteria of Histrionic Behavior, spans one year of paintings depicting her performances of the Cosmic Nun and more. Much more.

In the Annex, The Women’s Caucus for Art, Colorado Chapter will be presenting Metamorphosis, a national juried exhibition juried by Bobbi Walker owner of Walker Fine Art Gallery in Denver. 

Opening Reception: Friday, October 27, 6-9 PM

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Tracey Russell & Suzanne Kramer: October 5 - 22, 2017

Tracey Russell explores the honesty, beauty and complexity of expressive, deliberate, and subconscious mark making in her show entitled, Modifiable Mark. Using wood panels, graphite and oil paint, and by spontaneously following suggestions of line, texture, and pattern, a hint or implication of a thought or experience is created.

Suzanne Kramer’s “Untamed” was inspired by a recent trip to Africa that was so transformative, she was compelled to explore the visual and emotional aspects of the experience on canvas.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 13, 6-9 PM

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Dog & Pony Show: Sept 14 - October 1, 2017

The definition of a Dog & Pony show is that it is “often over-staged performance, presentation, or event designed to sway or convince public opinion for political, (or less often) commercial ends." This national open entry show proves to be all that and more. From hundreds of entries from all over the country, juror Doug Kacena has selected pieces ranging from over the top political to circus-y fun, welcome to the “Greatest Show …. in Denver”.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 6-9 PM

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