ARVADA, CO – The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
announces its upcoming Winter Gallery exhibition, Uzi Buzgalo, running
December 6, 2007 – March 30, 2008 in the Upper Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, December 6 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. This gallery exhibition is sponsored
by the Xcel Energy Foundation.
Uzi Buzgalo celebrates the
hearing-impaired's "picturesque" mode of communication and how essential hands,
rather than voices, are to personal expression. The importance and beauty of
non-audible language is featured—swirling motifs of
dancers, movement cascading down as musical notes, flower arrangements that
live and speak as human hands; indeed, artwork imparting a visual richness and
color, continually sighing and signing.
will feature three-dimensional, altar-like mixed-media portraits of famous deaf
and hard-of-hearing figures throughout history. Buzgalo is one of sixty artists
featured in Deborah M. Sonnenstrahl's award-winning book Deaf Artists in America: Colonial to Contemporary.
The Arvada Center galleries are free and open to the
public Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The galleries are also open through
intermission on evenings with main stage presentations. Free docent-led tours
of the Arvada Center's gallery exhibitions and history
museum are available to groups of 10 or more. To schedule a tour, call the Arvada Center's gallery/museum tour line at (720) 898-7255.
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is one
of the metro area's largest cultural attractions, devoted to all
aspects of the arts. It is generously supported by the Scientific &
Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and located two and a half miles north of
Interstate 70 on Wadsworth Blvd. For more information, call the Arvada Center box office at (720) 898-7200 or
visit the Center's website at arvadacenter.org.
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