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

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

 Michelle Lamb

Michelle Lamb

 Claudia Roulier

Claudia Roulier

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