August 27, 2012
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The Arvada Center Fall Gallery Exhibitions Feature Influential Women
This exhibition continues the Center’s long standing commitment to regional artists and collectors
Arvada CO – This fall the nationally recognized Arvada Center will feature a significant showing of notable Colorado women artists and cultural icons of Mexico. Women of Influence: Colorado Artists and Curators will show in the Center’s Main Gallery. Intimate Dialogue: Seven Women, Seven Voices will be featured in the Upper Gallery while the Arvada Center welcomes back for a second year, pieces from the prestigious Abarca Family collection with La Mexicana: Female Icons in Mexican Culture in the intimate Theater Gallery.
Women of Influence: Colorado Artists and Curators
September 13 - November 11, 2012
The Arvada Center curatorial team, with the assistance of seven of Colorado’s leading female curators, selected artists to create an overview of influential female artists from regional areas throughout the state.
This exhibition boasts a wide variety of media and concepts, and will feature installations, photography,
video, prints, paintings and ceramics. For a list of the seven curators and fifteen selected artists go to http://arvadacenter.org/galleries/women-of-influence-colorado-artists-and-curators
Intimate Dialogue: Seven Women, Seven Voices
September 13 - November 11, 2012
Abstracted intimacy is the specific uniting factor in this exhibition of seven women artists. The artists featured in this exhibition are well-known in the Denver art scene, exhibiting at local galleries regularly. Intimate Dialogue artist Theresa Anderson explained the dynamics between these artists and their works: “I see us intertwined as mentors, exhibiting together, collaborators in organizations that support and encourage new paradigms of thinking in the visual arts. This group is invested in art-making as a way of life, with an intense interaction with the contemporary and alternative art community and with an extreme regard for risk-taking and a high quality of work.” The participating artists are: Theresa Anderson; Christine Buchsbaum; Amber Cobb; Heather Doyle-Maier; Jennifer Jeannelle; Kathy Knaus and Rebecca Vaughan.
La Mexicana: Female Icons in Mexican Culture
Courtesy of the Abarca Family Collection
September 13 - December 16, 2012
Denver businessman Luis Abarca’s commitment to the arts and culture of his homeland has produced one of the area’s largest private collections of Mexican fine and folk art. In the second of three annual fall exhibitions, La Mexicana: Female Icons in Mexican Culture, will feature various art forms that represent the power, influence and significance of women throughout Mexican history. Some of the images will pay homage to La Adelita, La Chicana, La Frida, La Luna, and La Virgen, to name a few.
Galleries at the Center information:
The exhibitions open with a public reception on Thursday, September 13 from 6-9 p.m. and will run through November 11. La Mexicana: Female Icons in Mexican Culture will be on display through December 16. The Arvada Center galleries are 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, noon to 5:00 p.m. The galleries remain open until 7:30 p.m. on evenings with theater performances. Free docent-led tours of the Arvada Center’s gallery exhibitions and history museum are available to groups. To schedule a tour, call the Arvada Center’s gallery/museum tour line at 720-898-7255.
About the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities:
Since its opening in July 1976, the award winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary arts centers, devoted to all aspects of the arts and generously supported in part by the City of Arvada and by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons. For more information go to www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200.