ARVADA, CO – The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is
proud to announce three new visual arts exhibitions that will be on display in
April and May in the Center’s three gallery spaces. All exhibitions are curated
by Gallery/Museum Director Jerry Gilmore and are free and open to the public.
The 36th Annual Jeffco High Schools Art Exhibit will be shown
in the Lower Gallery from April 13 – May
13. Featuring the young artistic talents of high school students in the Jefferson County School District, this juried exhibition includes
ceramics, sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, collage and mixed media. An
opening reception will be held on Monday, April 30 from 6:00 –
John Counterman: Odd
Man Out will be exhibited in
the Theater Gallery from April 5 – May 6.
This exhibition features oil paintings and finds the artist, John Counterman,
in a time warp, contemplating his past as he works with various techniques to
find his future. Subject matter ranges from his childhood hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, to his military upbringing and
service, to a deep passion for history and his own life experiences.
The Jeffco Juried Teachers Exhibition will
be displayed in the Upper Gallery from April
9 – May 20. In its third year, this competitive exhibition features works
in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, sculpture, photography, painting,
drawing, collage and mixed media, by art instructors currently teaching in Jefferson County elementary, middle and high schools.
Out of 63 total entries, 36 artists were selected by this year’s juror, the well-respected
visual artist David Seiler. An opening reception for John Counterman and the
Jeffco Juried Teachers Exhibition will be held on Thursday, April 19 from 7:00 –
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 ten 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.
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