Curtis Center for the Arts

Welcome Back

The Curtis Center for the Arts is now re-open! Current COVID-19 guidelines will be required for all visitors which will include mask wearing, social distancing and there will only be a limit of 10 visitors in the Center at a time. If you are not feeling well please do not visit.

The current exhibit Old Myths New Stories has been extended through February 27! Exhibit is FREE and open to the public. No reservation is required.

All in-person classes for January have been cancelled. Classes are planned to begin in February at the Center. Please check website for more information and to register for a class go to www.greenwoodvillage.com/art.

For more information please call the Curtis Center for the Arts at 303-797-1779 or check the website for updates.

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The Curtis Center for the Arts is home to many unique and exciting art exhibits, lectures, cultural events, concerts, activities for seniors, and youth, and adult art programs. Curtis serves as the focal point in Greenwood Village’s commitment to the arts. Seven exhibits are offered at Curtis during the year including Youth Art Month, the Greenwood and Beyond Photography Show, and the All Colorado Art Show. Learn more about the History of Curtis.

The Curtis Center for the Arts is available to rent for your next special occasion. Click here to learn more.

Hours


Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30
Saturdays 10:00- 4:00

Art Exhibits, Lectures & Special Events

Exhibits

The Colorado Women’s Caucus for Art Presents- Old Myths, New Stories  
November 7- February 27

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 Please enjoy this video walkthrough of the exhibit. Click here to watch the video.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women (womxn, womyn, wimmin) the right to vote. This gives us pause to consider where we’ve come, where we are and where we’re going as women and artists. Much has been achieved with the recent emphasis on women artists of the past and the spotlight on contemporary women artists.

This show will feature women in the arts expressing ideas about the experience of women through time and today. What is the unique voice of women; the feminine, and the sacred feminine in art? Show us your visual voice and vision of the power of women’s past, present and future in society and in the arts.

Upcoming Exhibits

Month of Photography- Black and White in the 21st Century 
March 6- April 24

Meet Anastasia Pottinger- Thursday, March 25th 6pm via Zoom
Meet the Artists of B&W in the 21st Century- Wednesday, April 7th 6pm via Zoom

Closing Reception- Saturday, April 24th 6-8pm (pending current COVID guidelines)

Sidinger- Cottonwood Study VII

Black & white (B&W) photography is thought by some to be only a relic of the past. 19th and 20th century photographers like Julia Margaret Cameron and Ansel Adams are recognizable names and their images are well known. However, many assume that, with digital cameras and colorful ink printing available, B&W is an abandoned art form.

To the contrary, some 21st century photographic artists still prefer to express their art through this medium. They find that the subtraction of color from their images allows them to create their own unique visual ‘reality’ through which to communicate with their audience. 

This exhibition explores the work of seven contemporary B&W photographers and provides insight into their philosophies of subject selection and their reasons for choosing a B&W presentation for them. Varied subjects are represented here – from beautiful traditional landscapes to abstract explorations of the aged human body. Photographers include: Jim Sidinger, Eric Biggerstaff, Tom Finke, Jeff Graves, Keith Pitman and Bruce Zander. This exhibit will also feature Anastasia Pottinger’s series, Centenarians, a photo essay of images of the human body at age 100. 

From each photographer, you will also learn of the techniques and methods used by them to create their images – from 19th century Wet Plate work to 21st century Digital Giclee images to fusions of Digital capture and image printing methods which predate the art of photography itself.

Pastel Society of Colorado 
May 8- June 26

Pastel Society of Colorado announces its 17th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition to be held May 8-June 26, 2021 at the Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Judge of Awards and workshop instructor will be Alain Picard. Download full prospectus at pastelsocietyofcolorado.org/shows.php and Onlinejuriedshows.com. Entry fees for Members: up to three paintings $45, $10 each up to two additional paintings; Non-members: up to three paintings $55, $15 each up to two additional paintings. Contacts: Sarah St George, sarahstg317@gmail.com; Jeannette Stutzman, js@acmedesignonline.com

38th Annual All Colorado Art Show 
July 10- August 28

Watercolor Society of Colorado- New Trends 
September 4- October 30

Chaos and Order 
November 6- December 23

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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.

Americans with Disabilities Act:

If you require special accommodations for participation in our recreation programs, please call 303-486-5773. If you require special accommodations for participation in our art programs, or to access Curtis Center for the Arts, please call 303-797-1779.