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February 2015

January 28, 2015

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There is a beginning and end to every flame. From bright spark to mute ash, fire is a process of beguiling and fleeting beauty. It’s an all-in situation, though. There is no turning back from combustion, no reverse reaction. Just the charred ruin left in its wake. Beyond the literal, though, a flame is a symbol for love and passion, as well as the intensity and duration of a relationship.

For the cold month of February, Helikon Gallery will warm things up with a fire-themed group show: “Spark & Ruin: Anatomy of a Flame.” Curated by 1of1 Magazine, the exhibition will feature works by 13 artists that are inspired by the temporary beauty and/or irreversible destruction of fire, treated either literally or figuratively.

Opening reception on February 3rd from 6-10pm,  First Friday Art Walk from 6-10pm February 6th. The exhibit will close on February 24th from 12-5pm.

Receptions:
Tue, Feb 3rd – 6-10pm
Fri, Feb 6th – 6-10pm
Sat, Feb 24th – 12-5pm

Adventures in Fabric

Opening Reception January 30, 5:30-7:00 pm

Lone Tree Art Center, 10075 Commons St, Lone Tree
See a retrospective of Jean Herman’s work including new pieces and work that has just returned from other exhibits. Her fabric collage work will be exhibiting at the Lone Tree Art Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. The show runs January 28th through March1 and includes a collection of the small “Musings” pieces.  The center is open M – F 10- 4 pm and during the times various events are occurring.

CALLS FOR ARTISTS

 

NCAR Group or Solo Exhibits

Artists will be selected by jury for solo or group exhibition in the two public galleries of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Individuals interested in submitting their work for consideration may register via the NCAR Community Art Program- UCAR Center for Science Education:

http://scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/ncar-community-art-program

The deadline for registration is April 1, 2015 at 5pm. There is no fee. Registration may be limited, if necessary. This round of judging will select artists for exhibits June 2015-May 2016, at NCAR’s Mesa Laboratory. Artists are requested to submit three representative pieces of their work and may provide a statement of 100 words or less (optional). Gallery space limits NCAR exhibits to wall-hanging artwork.

The NCAR Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact:

Audrey Lewis at (303)-497-2570 Email: alewis@ucar.edu

NCAR Community Art Program, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, Fax: (303) 497-2411

25 Years of Inspiration Quilt Challenge

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum invites you to help celebrate its 25th anniversary. Create a 25″-square quilt about something that has inspired you during the last 25 years. Was it a person, a place, or an event? All entries will be displayed as part of the museum’s 25th anniversary exhibit, July 30 through October 27, 2015.

Quilts will be judged. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place. Entry deadline is July 15, 2015. Visit http://www.rmqm.org for more information.

Public Display Space

Erie Community Library has wall space available for the visual arts. There is no fee to display, but there is a form to be completed. We can accommodate one artist if they prefer or if several artists would like to show together, that is fine as well. We are also booking for winter and spring of 2015.

Erie Community Library, 400 Powers, St., Erie. Contact Steph Myers, Librarian.

Art Classroom Space Available in Golden

The Foothills Art Center in Golden has a large art classroom that is underutilized.  Lots of light, tables, chairs, sinks and more for your art group or school group to hold classes!

For more information, rates and availability, please contact:

Eriq Hochuli
Education Coordinator and Preparator
303.279.3922 Ext. 32
education@foothillsartcenter.org

December News

December 8, 2014

HAVE YOU HEARD?

SDA is in need of your support before the end of the year. To pledge your support or find more information please visit the SDA website here.

 

THE QUIET BEAUTY OF THE IMPERFECT

Deidre Adams – The quiet beauty of the imperfect is an article not to be missed at TextileArtist.org.

Colorado artist, Deidre Adams, talks about her influences and process. See more of her work on her website

THE ART OF FIBER: 50 YEARS OF THE HANDWEAVERS GUILD OF BOULDER

Now showing at The Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder through January 16, 2015.

Critique Group Meeting

Who: Open to all.

When: The second Saturday of the month. December 13,  from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 Where: Hearthstone Cohousing Common House

Laurie Gibb: resident

4700 W. 37th Ave  (Address for the Common House)

Denver, CO

Laurie’s phones:  Cell: 303-455-1612   Home 303-455-9324

General location:  Between Federal Blvd and Sheridan Blvd in Northwest Denver.

From the East part of Denver:  Take 38th Ave West.  Main streets you will pass are Federal Blvd., Tennyson Blvd (the old entrance to Elitch Gardens). Go to Winona St.  Turn left (south) on Winona St. (it runs in front of Sprouts Market).  Winona St. dead ends on 37th Ave.  (Winona is only two blocks long here).  You will see a larger building which has a cupola on top right at the end of Winona.  It is robin egg blue building and has white trim and a white porch running across the front.  This is the Common House, our meeting place.  Park anywhere you can find a place on 37th or on Winona.  Go to the porch.  The door should be unlocked.  If not, come to the courtyard side of the building.  There are 2 entrances.

 

QUILTS=ART=QUILTS

November 7, 2014

Congratulations to our Colorado SDA members that have work in Quilts=Art=Quilts at Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, November 2,2014 – January 4, 2015.

Margaret Abramshe, Arvada

Lisa Call, Denve

Ayn Hanna, Ft Collins

Charlotte Ziebarth, Boulder

“LineScape #36 (Bridges)”, 42 x 69 inches (deconstructed screen-printed cloth, batting, stitching) ©2014 Ayn Hanna

“LineScape #36 (Bridges)”, 42 x 69 inches (deconstructed screen-printed cloth, batting, stitching) ©2014 Ayn Hanna

Ayn Hanna received the Award for Surface Design for her piece, Linescapes #36. Ayn is also exhibiting her work at the Chicago SOFA show this weekend at the Palette Contemporary Art & Craft gallery booth, #1320.

November Art Happenings

November 5, 2014

Denver Arts Week

November 7–15

 

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SDA member Brooks is in booth #204 of the Art Denver Trunk Show. Click here for more info.

 

bas bleu 2014 names

Fiber Visions, a group including a number of distinguished, nationally recognized fiber artists, will be presenting an exhibit at the Bas Bleu Theater, 401 Pine St., Fort Collins, Colorado, this November and December.  For more information about these artists, you can read their group blog, www.fibervisionsartists.blogspot.com.

There will be two first Friday receptions, on November 7th and December 5th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm,

 

 

Critique Group Meeting

Who: SDA members and people who may want to join SDA.

When: The second Saturday of the month. November 8,  from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 Where: Hearthstone Cohousing Common House

Laurie Gibb: resident

4700 W. 37th Ave  (Address for the Common House)

Denver, CO

Laurie’s phones:  Cell: 303-455-1612   Home 303-455-9324

General location:  Between Federal Blvd and Sheridan Blvd in Northwest Denver.

From the East part of Denver:  Take 38th Ave West.  Main streets you will pass are Federal Blvd., Tennyson Blvd (the old entrance to Elitch Gardens). Go to Winona St.  Turn left (south) on Winona St. (it runs in front of Sprouts Market).  Winona St. dead ends on 37th Ave.  (Winona is only two blocks long here).  You will see a larger building which has a cupola on top right at the end of Winona.  It is robin egg blue building and has white trim and a white porch running across the front.  This is the Common House, our meeting place.  Park anywhere you can find a place on 37th or on Winona.  Go to the porch.  The door should be unlocked.  If not, come to the courtyard side of the building.  There are 2 entrances.

 

November Events

October 9, 2014

 

Ayn Hanna Teaching Eco Dye

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Ready to play, experiment, and let your inner chemist run wild?

Ayn Hanna is teaching an eco dye class Saturday and Sunday, Oct 18 & 19.

This 2 day in-person Playshop will be held at the Hanna-Gilhooly Studios in Fort Collins, CO 10am-4pm both days.
$150 – Class Fee.
Class size is limited to 10 students.

Click here for more information and to register.

 

Valerie White One of Three Artists at CWCC Gallery

 

Refuge 3 © Valerie C. White

Refuge 3 © Valerie C. White

Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Art Gallery opening, featuring art by Anne Weber, Kim Howard, and Valerie White.

Thursday, October 23rd
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
CWCC Office
1350 17th Street, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202

Join us for an evening of business networking, art, and refreshments provided by Sam’s Club and Wild Women Wine.

Valerie C. White on Episode 1508 of The Quilt Show

In this episode Valerie shares ideas for creating prayer flags and talks about her quilting inspirations. The show debuts October 13, 2014 on The Quilt Show. com. You must be a member to watch the show

Kimono Kakushin

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Stop by for a peek at our new North Gallery on the upper level of the Lafayette library, opening September 5. The North Gallery is a library-managed space available to community artists and youth. Contact us for details on how to apply for a display.

The opening show is Kimono Kakushin, by the Boundless Fiber Artists. Authentic kimonos have been surface-designed using various media, and stitched as contemporary quilts.  In Japanese, “Kakushin” embodies renewal, reform, and a change from the status quo. The show is up through December 2, 2014.

 

Jean Herman Publishes Portfolio

jean hermanIt was a fun challenge to choose the pieces to be featured in my 82 page book “Jean Herman”.  I described the inspiration for each piece and feature a detail and full piece high quality photo.  It is rewarding to see a printed retrospective of my work.  The book is for sale for $25 including postage and tax.  Please contact me at jean.herman@gmail.com if you are interested in acquiring a catalog of my work. —Jean Herman

October Critique

October 7, 2014

Critique Group Meeting

Who: SDA members and people who may want to join SDA.

When: The second Saturday of the month. October 11,  from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 Where: Hearthstone Cohousing Common House

Laurie Gibb: resident

4700 W. 37th Ave  (Address for the Common House)

Denver, CO

Laurie’s phones:  Cell: 303-455-1612   Home 303-455-9324

General location:  Between Federal Blvd and Sheridan Blvd in Northwest Denver.

From the East part of Denver:  Take 38th Ave West.  Main streets you will pass are Federal Blvd., Tennyson Blvd (the old entrance to Elitch Gardens). Go to Winona St.  Turn left (south) on Winona St. (it runs in front of Sprouts Market).  Winona St. dead ends on 37th Ave.  (Winona is only two blocks long here).  You will see a larger building which has a cupola on top right at the end of Winona.  It is robin egg blue building and has white trim and a white porch running across the front.  This is the Common House, our meeting place.  Park anywhere you can find a place on 37th or on Winona.  Go to the porch.  The door should be unlocked.  If not, come to the courtyard side of the building.  There are 2 entrances.

Link for Arts District

September 26, 2014

Just in from Regina Benson:

Last night was the first airing of PBS’ Arts District crew visiting my
studio and my current solo show, “Catching Fire” at Ice Cube Gallery in
Denver – I share this large gallery with another artist, Ray Tomasso, a
master paper artist, and his solo show, “Wind & Storm”. The PBS art’s
bureau was originally drawn to the solo show pairing – they saw a connection
in the concepts, materiality and process. I hope you enjoy it:

http://video.rmpbs.org/video/2365332247/

Tomorrow, Saturday September 27 at 2pm, I will be presenting an artist talk
and soft demo “Setting Your Own Fire”. I hope you will attend. My textile
installation show runs through Oct 11. Ice Cube Gallery is located at 3320
Walnut Street in Denver www.icecubegallery.com

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