Cultural Arts

The Cultural Arts program creates an environment where artists and cultural organizations thrive by advancing and supporting the arts for the benefit of the citizens of Greenwood Village. Art and culture are integral to the livability of our community. Diverse cultural offerings play an essential part in the high quality of life in Greenwood Village and in maintaining a strong sense of civic pride. The Village’s contribution to the arts through its programs as well as ongoing collaborations with many local arts groups and individual artists makes Greenwood Village stand apart from other Colorado communities. In addition to initiating and supporting a variety of arts and culture programs, the Cultural Arts program manages the Curtis Center for the Arts bringing rotating exhibits and art classes for youth and adults, brings concerts and special events to the parks and other city venues and presents public art throughout the city.  

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Arts Council Seeks Youth Member

Want to have a say about cultural arts programming in Greenwood Village? The Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council is seeking a Youth Member to serve on the Council. This is a great opportunity for you to help lend your input in the Village’s cultural arts programs and make a difference in your community!

The Village’s Youth At-Large must be 16 to 18 years old or a junior or senior in high school and a resident of Greenwood Village for at least one year. The preferred candidate should have an interest and/or experience in the arts. The minimum time commitment is approximately four to eight hours of evening meeting time at Arts Council meetings. The Council meetings are scheduled on the third Thursday of each month at 6pm. The Youth At-Large can begin his/her term immediately.

Interested youth can read more about the Village’s cultural arts programs online at www.greenwoodvillage.com/culturalart. If you have any questions, contact Chris Stevens, Cultural Arts Manager at 303-708-6110 or email: cstevens@greenwoodvillage.com. An application can be found at www.greenwoodvillage.com. To apply for this open position click here. 

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Call for Artists for the 36th Annual All Colorado Art Show

The City of Greenwood Village’s Curtis Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 36th Annual All Colorado Art Show. This exhibit is open for submissions from artists who reside in Colorado; artists may use any medium. The exhibit takes place from July 13 through August 31, 2019, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Artists may submit either one or two individual pieces of work, with a maximum of six total images of those one or two pieces. 

Submission deadline is Monday, May 27, 2019.

We are honored to have Collin Parson serve as this year's juror. Collin serves as Director of Galleries at the Arvada Center. He was recognized as one of 100 Colorado Creatives by Westword Magazine in 2013. Collin's artwork is represented by Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver.

Click here to apply. 

Westlands Park Sculptures

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Once again, the Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council has partnered with the Museum of Outdoor Arts to bring public art to Westlands Park. This year the outdoor exhibit will feature three new works from Chicago based artist Neil Goodman. Currently a professor of art at Indiana University Northwest, Goodman's work has been featured in "Art Forum", "Art in America" "art News" and "Sculpture Magazine. Goodman’s work is not rooted in organic forms. His objects look like physical manifestations of mathematical principals, equations somehow made dimensional and wrought in metal and fiberglass. For all their weight and bulk, they have an airy purity about them, like music. To walk among them is a little like listening to a Bach Fugue. The three works, "Rudder", "Wind" and "Reach" will be on display in Westlands Park through August 2019..

On Display at City Hall- Lusterware

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Lusterware is a type of pottery or porcelain with a metallic glaze that gives the effect of iridescence, produced by metallic oxides in an overglaze finish. Staining glass vessels with copper and silver pigments was known from around the 3rd century AD, although true luster technology probably began sometime between the 4th and 8th centuries AD.

Lusterware became popular in England during the 19th century where another sort of metallic lusterware was created which imparts the appearance of an object of silver, gold or copper. Wedgwood's lusterware made in the 1820s spawned the production of mass quantities of copper and silver lusterware in England and Wales. Cream pitchers with appliqué-detailed spouts and meticulously applied handles were most common. Raised, multicolored patterns depicting pastoral scenes were also created, and sand was sometimes incorporated into the glaze to add texture.

In the United States, copper lusterware became popular because of its lustrousness. Apparently, as gaslights became available to the rich, the fad was to place groupings of lusterware on mirror platforms to be used as centerpieces for dinner parties. Gaslights accentuated their lustrousness.

The lusterware on display through June at Greenwood Village City Hall comes from a local, private collection. Most of these pots date back to the mid to late 1800’s.