ARVADA, Colo. - The Arvada Center is pleased to announce a Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) 15th
anniversary celebration in conjunction with its fall gallery exhibitions opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Created by Denver metro area voters in 1988, SCFD provides a consistent source of unrestricted funding to scientific and cultural organizations.The Arvada Center is among the arts organizations included in the SCFD’s Tier II distribution structure.The Center has been receiving funding since SCFD’s inception.
In association with other arts organizations throughout the Denver metro area, the Arvada Center will be hosting a free event, open to the public, in celebration of the 15th
anniversary of SCFD.Listed below is additional information on the event:
Exhibitions Opening Reception/SCFD 15th
A free evening that is open to the public, this event is the opening reception for all three of the Arvada Center’s fall gallery exhibitions listed below.It is an opportunity to be among the first to see these new exhibitions and meet the artists, who will be in attendance.Complimentary appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be open.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Frank Sampson: “Retrospective”
Sampson’s art involves elements of fantasy and narration and spans more than five decades.
Sept. 12-Nov. 16, Lower Gallery
Debbie Masuoka: “Big Hare: Ceramic Sculpture”
Masouka’s sculptures use the rabbit head image to create an ironic twist, turning prey (rabbit) into predator, and embrace deeper issues such as vulnerability and protection.
Sept. 12 – Dec. 31, 2003 Upper Gallery
Gary Paul and Ken Nack
Gary Paul’s work as a painter, printmaker and in mixed media collage is guided by extensive travels and absorption of cultural differences.Ken Nack was an instructor, friend, and major mentor for Gary Paul.Nack’s work is a formidable combination of collage and mixed media.
Sept. 12-Nov. 23, Theater Gallery
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 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.The galleries are also open through intermission on show evenings.Free docent-led tours of the Arvada Center’s gallery exhibitions and museum are available to adult, classroom and other 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 the metro area’s eighth largest cultural attraction, devoted to all aspects of the arts.Located two and a half miles north of Interstate 70 on Wadsworth, the Arvada Center is a short 20-minute drive from downtown Denver.For more information call the Arvada Center box office at 720-898-7200 or visit the Center’s website at www.arvadacenter.org
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