Curtis Center for the Arts
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Art Exhibits, Lectures & Special Events
When: April 7 - May 5
Earth Day Celebration: Saturday, April 21th 10am-2pm
Where: Curtis Center for the Arts
This exhibition was created to artistically explore issues regarding the sustainability of our planet’s environment. It seems that nearly every day we hear about or witness something that is changing our planet’s climate and environment, and as artists our surroundings are a vital element in the creation of our work. In this show artists explore what’s happening and what might be done to address the sustainability of our planet. Each work has an artist statement that connects it to the theme of the exhibition. A small group of artists led by Bob Doyle, artist and Greenwood Village resident, curated this show with the objective of connecting art to the environmental wonders, changes and threats we are now experiencing. We encourage all to join with us in creating powerful displays and messages that sensitize and motivate others to join in the preservation of our earthly home. Click here for a sneak preview of some of the works from the show.
When: May 12- June 30
Reception: Saturday, May 12th 6-8pm
Curator's Talk: Saturday, June 2nd 1pm
Where: Curtis Center for the Arts
A self-taught oil painter, Joellyn T Duesberry’s long and distinguished career took her around the world while establishing herself as a regionalist. Exhibited are both well-known landscapes and rarely seen works that reveal the subjects that continually inspired Duesberry to revisit them on the canvas and in person. Her plein air locales focused on the northeast and western United States, while utilizing the winter months to create monotypes to experiment with abstraction.
This exhibit is curated by Brenda LaBier.
35th Annual All Colorado Art Show
Juror's Talk: Thursday, July 26th 6pm
The Curtis Center for the Arts is proud to present the 35th Annual All Colorado Art Show. This exhibit features Colorado artists in all styles and mediums. The exhibit is open to any artists residing in Colorado. A call for artists will be posted in April on Call for Entry. All Colorado based artists are encouraged to apply. More information will be posted soon.
Chasing 360- Exploring the Creative Process of Five Colorado Abstract ArtistsArtist Reception: Saturday, September 8 6-8pm
The inspiration for this exhibition evolved out of the artists meeting to connect about their work and process. Artist Jessica Magee coined the phrase “Chasing 360” as a metaphor for the feeling an artist has as they work- in a sense, as if they are chasing their tail or running in circles. While some artworks seem to come together effortlessly, often there are a multitude of variations and experimentations before a painting finally comes full circle and feels “finished.” The artists included in “Chasing 360” allow themselves to surrender to this process, making the resolution in their work unpredictable and intriguing. Artists included in this exhibit: Kristen Abbott, Deidre Adams, Molly Berger, Jessica Magee, and Julia Rymer. For more information and images click here.
Scientific & Cultural Facilities District
Through the Arapahoe County Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center is enriched by grants that enable the center to create new programs or enhance existing programs.