ARVADA, CO – The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is proud to present It’s Alive!
, a gallery exhibition featuring fiber and mixed media sculpture, May 30-Aug. 25 in the upper gallery.
It’s Alive! features the work of Colorado artist Gail Wagner. Wagner links the existence of humans and nature by creating forms that have elements of both the human and natural worlds and placing the forms so that they grow out of gallery floors and walls, “infecting” pristine spaces. The crocheting, sewing and weaving used to make the forms also provide a metaphor for linking or reconnecting with nature.
Wagner has had numerous solo exhibitions in many cities throughout the United States, including New York, Chicago, and Denver. She has recently participated in a group exhibition entitled More is More in Hamburg, Germany and has been included in many group shows across the United States, in such cities as Los Angeles, New York, Denver, Chicago, St. Louis, Portland, San Diego, Dallas, Albuquerque, and Tucson. She is also a recipient of the Colorado Council on the Arts 2001 Artist Fellowship.
The public is invited to the free events being held in conjunction with the exhibition. A meet-the-artists’ opening party will be held on Thursday, June 6 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Free refreshments will be served, and there will be a cash bar. An informal gallery talk with Wagner will be held on Monday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m.
For more information on It’s Alive! call the Arvada Center box office at 303-431-3939 or visit the Center’s website at www.arvadacenter.org.
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 to 5:00 p.m. The upper gallery, where It’s Alive! is being held, is also open evenings when classes or theater performances are in session. 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 303-431-3080, ext. 3124.
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is the metro area’s 12th 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 just a short 20-minute drive from downtown Denver. For more information call the Arvada Center box office at 303-431-3939 or visit the Center’s website at www.arvadacenter.org. For media requests, contact Kristin Stork, director of media relations, at 303-431-3962 or email@example.com.
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