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Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30
Saturdays 10:00- 4:00
Art Exhibits, Lectures & Special Events
When: January 7th - February 23
Reception: Saturday, January 12th 6-8pm
The horse culture plays an important role in the Greenwood Village community. While it is home to the Denver Technology Center and its many contemporary, high-rise buildings, Greenwood Village is still dotted with horse property and barns. To honor this culture, the Curtis Center for the Arts presents two exhibits celebrating the art of the horse. “Horse Power” is an exhibit featuring works from contemporary artists from across the country at the Curtis Center for the Arts. The exhibit will include several life size, horse sculptures outside of Curtis by internationally renowned artist Doug Owen. "Caballo de Fuerza" is a display of historical, horse artifacts on loan from Museo De Las Americas in Denver's Santa Fe Arts District. These works will be on display at the Greenwood Village City Hall. The purpose of the exhibits is to express the beauty of these magnificent creatures in many different styles and mediums.
Youth Art Month
When: March 2- March 30
Receptions: March 6 (Littleton Schools) and March 13 (Cherry Creek Schools) 5-7pm
Youth Art Month is a celebration of the visual arts! Youth Art Month links more than 800,000 K-12 students and over 200 art educators all across America. Student exhibitions, public artworks, art festivals, and school events raise awareness and support of the visual arts. This exhibit celebrates the creativity of the youth in our community.
Month of Photography- This is Not a Photo
When: April 6th- May 4th
Reception: Saturday, April 6th 6-8pm
In his piece “Ceci N’est Pas Une Pipe”, artists Rene Magritte points out the arbitrary relationship between an object and its name. This was Magritte's way of saying that, "an image is not be confused with something tangible". In this exhibit, “This is Not a Photo” three artists challenge what is considered a “photo”. Using photographs as a foundry, these artists work in non-traditional mediums like acrylic, steel and paint to push the boundaries of traditional photography.
This exhibit will also feature a project from the students at Aspen Academy. Students partnered with guest photographer Jim Sidinger to create the "Home Project." Students explored the art the works of Jim Sidinger, Peter Menzel and Faith D'Alusio and then brainstormed a list of what "home" means. Jim lead the students in a two-day mini photography workshop focusing on visual storytelling and compositions. Students then went into their communities to take pictures of "home," which they used to create digital collages in Photoshop featured on walls and throughout the installation.
15th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition
When: May 11- June 29
Reception: Saturday, May 11 6-8pm
The Curtis Center for the Arts is proud to host the 15th Annual Mile High Pastel Exhibition. This is a juried exhibit featuring pastel artists from across the country. Nationally known artist Barbara Jaenicke will serve as this years juror. Primarily a landscape painter, Barbara has the distinction of Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and has shown her work across the country. More information and a Call for Entries can be found on the Pastel Society of Colorado's website.
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.