– The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will present three Summer Exhibitions, showcasing contemporary printmaking and work in mixed media. An Opening Reception for the general public will be held on June 9 from
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
galleries are free and open to the public during regular business hours.
Five Presses: Selected Works
will be featured in the Center’s Lower Gallery
from June 9 – August 28. This exhibition focuses on the variety of techniques used in contemporary printmaking and the wonderful diversity of these selected artists. The Five Presses were chosen for their artistic and technical risk-taking and proven historical ability to work in an open collaborative forum unbound by constraints. This exhibition will include 75 international, national and regional artists. Five Presses: Selected Works is generously sponsored by Xcel Energy Foundation.
Donald Quade: Journal
will be on display in the Upper Gallery
from June 2 – August 21. The relationship between opposite and competing elements found in nature and everyday life are a great source of inspiration in the creation of Quade’s paintings. Every painting tells a story of people, places, experiences and the mysterious wonder of living. Segments within a single painting often contain images and planes of color that are simultaneously independent and co-dependent. This coexistence of smaller compositions within a larger painting is symbolic of the interconnectivity shared between all living and inanimate objects.
Chuck McCoy: New Works on Paper
will take place from June 2 – August 21 in the Theater Gallery
. These artworks are a combination of letterpress and monotypes on paper. The process starts with a limited run letterpress printing on fine art paper at Vintage Pressworks in
.Those pieces are then reworked at Hand Graphics in
using the monotype technique of printing. In this process, McCoy uses a combination of hand crafted commercial type printing and traditional fine art printing in a way that gives a finished look to pieces that are about unfinished business.
galleries are free and open to the public Monday-Friday,
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
; and 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
’s gallery exhibitions and history museum are available to groups of 10 or more. To schedule a tour, call the
’s gallery/museum tour line at 720-898-7255.
for the Arts and Humanities is generously supported by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). It is the metro area’s seventh largest cultural attraction, devoted to all aspects of the arts. Located two and a half miles north of Interstate 70 on
is a short 20-minute drive from downtown
. For more information, call the
box office at 720-898-7200 or visit the Center’s website at www.arvadacenter.org
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