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The Arvada Center Summer Gallery Exhibition FACES, PLACES & SPACES opens June 7
Exhibition will introduce new Smart Art technology for dynamic interactive experience
Arvada CO – The nationally recognized Arvada Center will open its latest art gallery exhibition, FACES, PLACES & SPACES sponsored by Exempla Lutheran Medical Center with a public reception on Thursday, June 7 from 6-9 p.m. FACES, in the main gallery, goes beyond the traditional portrait show focusing only on the face, the quintessential expression of humanity. Through painting, photography and sculpture, PLACES, in the upper gallery, will highlight the juxtaposition of the interior, intimate and exterior, urban spaces created by humans. SPACES, in the theater gallery and in collaboration with Michele Mosko will feature large encaustic work by Earl Schofield and ethereal paintings by Lanny DeVuono, two artists who tackle open spaces.
New this summer is the introduction of “Smart Art”, exciting, interactive technology that will allow patrons to use their personal smart phones to connect with the artists in dynamic and interesting ways. Enhancing the existing “Guide by Cell” audio tour, the galleries will initiate “Augmented Reality” technology on select pieces representing every artist in the show. Visitors will have the option to download “Layar”, a free app, allowing them to use their smartphone to fill their screens with additional information about the art and artist, links to video, and other features. Using iPads provided for onsite use by the Arvada Center, a fun, new interactive photo app will give visitors the opportunity to create their own art to share in a digital space. This new technology will further enhance the gallery experience for long time art aficionados and novices alike.
"The Arvada Center is proud to be presenting a major exhibition featuring 36 of the region’s top artistic talents.” Remarked Collin Parson, Exhibition Manager, “From emerging to internationally known, these artists aim to explore the artistic dialogue that these genres have created in art and the continued evolution of their various representations. We are honored to be partnering with eight of the state’s top galleries to help secure these top-flight artists." The galleries represented are Walker Fine Art; David B. Smith Gallery; Michele Mosko Fine Art; Plus Gallery; Rule Gallery; Sandra Phillips Gallery; Shark’s Ink. and William Havu Gallery. Prominent artists featured in this invitational series will include Bill Amundson, Noah Kalina, Monique Crine, Jenny Morgan, Rick Dula, and Alan Chimacoff.
June 7 – August 26, 2012
Our faces embody our identities and are what we present to the world. Inevitably, when someone says a person’s name, their face is the first image to pop into your head. Not the car they drive, the career they pursue, their favorite color or food, but their face. This exhibition aims to explore the dialogue that faces create and have created over time in artwork. Artists represented in the FACES exhibition include: Bill Amundson; Nate Baldwin; John Bonath; Sharon Brown; Evan Colbert; Danyl Cook; Monique Crine; Lui Ferreyra; Marie EVB Gibbons; Noah Kalina; Margaret Kasahara; Kris Lewis; Hung Liu; Irene Delka McCray; Wes Magyar; Adam Milner; Jenny Morgan; Austin Parkhill; Christopher R. Perez; Dave Seiler; Barbara Shark; Sally Stockhold; Laurel Swab; M. Vlasic and Xi Zhang.
June 7 - August 26, 2012
When one thinks of place, we think of an architectural landmark, urban landscape, or somewhere as simple as home. It is we, as human beings, who often define them as a place. These places can be large or small, inside or out, but we determine their function or purpose. No matter where we go, we are always in a place, both literally and metaphorically. The artists in this exhibition express their interpretation of place through many forms of media and matter, giving credence to the sense of place. Artists represented in PLACES include Marc Berghaus; Lisa Calzavara; Alan Chimacoff; Rick Dula; Sharon Feder; Sarah McKenzie; David Menard; Chandler Romeo and Denis Roussel.
Lanny DeVuono and Earl Schofield
In Collaboration with Michele Mosko
June 7 – August 26, 2012
The work of both Lanny DeVuono and Earl Schofield explore untouched space - the landscape, the open vista, the sky, the oceans and the clouds. Whereas traditional landscape paintings have only one, maybe more central focal points, these artists stand further back with a wider lens, and depict spaces for what they are, sprawling land and nature, occasionally interrupted in their scope, but stretching further and further nonetheless. The works of these artists are a poignant example of the space that once was, and still can be, and will draw everyone closer to look at their exacting details.
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 until 7:30 p.m. on evenings with theater presentations and outdoor concerts. 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 720-898-7240.
There will be two free panel discussions moderated by Erik Isaac and Michael Keen from the Untitled Art Show, one on Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. with Adam Milner (Faces), Sarah McKenzie (Places), Lanny DeVuono (Spaces), Xi Zhang (Faces), Danyl Cook (Faces), and Chandler Romeo (Places). The other will take place on Saturday, August 4 at 1:30 p.m. with Sharon Brown (Faces), Barbara Shark (Faces), Lisa Calzavara (Places), Sharon Feder (Places), Rick Dula (Places), and Dave Seiler (Faces). Please RSVP at 720-898-7242 or Kbueb@arvadacenter.org The Untitled Art Show is a weekly, internet, talk-radio show about art and the art world hosted by Erik Isaac and Mike Keen. To view recent interviews go to www.untitledartshow.com
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.