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.

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.

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Hours


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

Take the Cultural Arts Survey


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The Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council is developing a Cultural Arts Plan to frame the future of art and cultural activities in the City of Greenwood Village. In communities large and small, arts and culture are important contributors to the quality of life for residents. A critical part of the development process is getting input from you on the activities you would like to see the Village offer moving forward. To implement an action plan, we need your input!

There are two options for completing the survey. Residents will receive a paper survey in the mail, or we encourage you to go online to Village Voices at www.greenwoodvillagevoices.com and complete the survey electronically.  The survey should take only 5 to 10 minutes to complete, and we ask that you complete the survey by May 1st.

On behalf of the Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council, and the staff at Greenwood Village, we appreciate your time and thank you for your participation in the Cultural Arts Survey. Your comments are vital in determining the future of cultural arts programming in the Village. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the Cultural Arts Program at 303-708-6110.



Art Exhibits, Lectures & Special Events

Exhibits

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

Meet Anastasia Pottinger- Thursday, March 25th 6pm via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/97211114691

Meet the Artists of B&W in the 21st Century- Wednesday, April 7th 6pm via Zoom  https://zoom.us/j/99158201338

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.

Upcoming Exhibits

17th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition
May 8- June 26

Reception: Friday, May 21st 6-8pm (pending current health guidelines)

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The Pastel Society of Colorado is proud to present our 17th Mile High International Pastel Exhibition and we’re honored and appreciative of the challenging task our juror and judge Alain J. Picard had to select the works that were submitted from all over the US. Alain is an award-winning artist, instructor, author and speaker. His acclaimed pastel and oil paintings have been exhibited throughout the US, Europe, China and the UK. Alain travels internationally as an art instructor, demonstrator, speaker and artistic advocate for the vulnerable. We are grateful to all the artists who submitted entries.

This show is a wonderful representation of diverse methods, styles and visions! The medium of pastel is brilliantly luminous in the hands of different artists. Enjoy the bold colors, subtle rendering and expressive mark-making employed in this collection of artwork. Linger in front of these paintings and savor the landscapes, celebrations of light and color, quiet nocturnes, lovingly rendered portraits and intimate observations of familiar objects.

Thank you artists, art lovers and collectors for your support!

Jeannette Stutzman and Sarah St. George, Mile High Exhibition Co-chairs


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.