March 2015 Events

CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center Presents:The Focused Eye Exhibition

march1An amazing array of photographic images created by local and out of town photographers will be exhibited from March 6 – 28, 2015, at the Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, at 772 Santa Fe Drive, in Denver. “The Focused Eye,” an annual juried photography exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. Curators for the show are Judy Miranda and Charlie Walter.  For more detailed information regarding this show please visit www.chacweb.org.

 


CHAC Norte Presents: Lisa DiAmor Sanchez

march2“I am inspired by the diverse layers of the past hidden beneath layers of paint in our cities and the possibility of change and the vibrancy that change brings.  A background in psychology helps to provide me with an understanding of how powerful the written word can be and why I use it so frequently in my art.  As a self taught artist, I believe that in art, there are no rules.”

 


CHAC Norte Artists for March:

march3Come check out Dominic’s one of a kind paint sculptured art work.  It’s inventive, modern and original.
Felipe Dominguez’s first time showing his art at CHAC Gallery- Just for Fun 80204art.
Michael Penny- Great new items to choose from starting at only $45!
Tony Ankele- Colorful pieces that dance with subject and texture mixing the beauty of the universe and images of faith and Hispanic cultures.
Amazing artwork by MPEK!!!

march4Daniel Luna
Bob Martinez- “Art must discover and reveal the beauty which prejudice and caricature have overlaid” -Elaine Locke
Joe Martinez- “I am never looking for a photo the photo always finds me” photo guy joe
Stevon Lucero- More than a visual artist he is in truth, a philosopher artist. Each painting reflects a metaphor of his own internal dialogue between himself and God. Each piece tells a story, a story in which the ultimate intent and value lies in the future when people will have a greater understanding and appreciation for true spiritual art.

 


Free Saturday Art Class at CHAC Gallery: Surreal

march5March 7th 1:00- 2:30
Join artist Corrina Espinosa for an intriguing and fun art workshop…  Worlds Collide as we learn to combine technical technique of one-point perspective drawing with the traditional surrealist style of artists like Salvador Dali and Frida Khalo.

 


3rd Saturday Free Art Class at Byers Library: Amate Paper Paintings

march6BYERS LIBRARY
675 SANTA FE DR. 80204
720-865-0160
MARCH 21st, 2 – 3:30 PM

CONNECTING VECINOS  is proud to present ​CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center and VSA Colorado Access Gallery for a hands-on workshop that explores the Mexican painting style typical to amate (bark paper) art. You will create your own amate painting using pre-made templates or you may bring an original design. This program is bilingual (English and Spanish), free and for all ages.

 


Bikers, Beaners, Borrachos, and Dreamers by Lionel Trujillo

7Lionel A. Trujillo’s book shares his family’s roots in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. He brings to life the characters in the Westside Barrio where he grew up in Pueblo, Colorado, He was jailed for his participation in the 1970 Chicano Moratorium against the war in Viet Nam only to be drafted a month later. Motorcycle adventures include a photo of a young John Elway clad in a leather jacket and trips to Sturgis S.D. and Old Mexico. In the chapter I dreamt I had a beer with Jesus laugh as the author has a conversation with Jesus.The author has been labeled the Chicano Forrest Gump.

Bikers, Beaners, Borrachos, and Dreamers is available for purchase at the CHAC Gallery gift shop!

 


Special Event Rentals

8CHAC Gallery is a beautiful and vibrant space to rent for your next event.  We have two spacious galleries, one with a full kitchen, and an outdoor courtyard.  Our Gallery space is great for wedding showers, receptions, graduation or holiday parties, and fundraising events.
Contact Suzanne Martino, our Event Coordinator, to book your next event at 303-571-0440 or chacevents@gmail.com

 

 


CHAC Gallery Thanks Our Sponsors!
Thank you to our sponsors. Without you we could not serve over 25,000 people yearly!

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The Focused Eye – Juried Photography Exhibition

The Focused Eye! Annual juried Photography exhibition. Drop off Feb. 28th from. 11-4 at CHAC Gallery.

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Denver – While the debate over who first invented photography may never be settled, there is little argument that photography has evolved into a classic art form. Through clever use of light and shadow, it evokes emotion, inspires imagination and captures souls and images forever in the blink of an eye.

An amazing array of photographic images created by local and out of town photographers will be exhibited from March 6 – 28, 2015, at the Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, at 772 Santa Fe Drive, in Denver. “The Focused Eye,” an annual juried photography exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. Curators for the show are Judy Miranda and Charlie Walter.

“The show will feature an amazing, imaginative and beautiful array of work,” says curators and photographers Miranda and Walter. “Visitors will be seeing photography in a completely new and fascinating light.” Some of the artist/photographers are long-time professionals with decades of work along with national and international recognition. Others will be showing for the first time. “What they all have in common,” says Miranda, “are an eye and imagination that that has captured unique images and chosen to share with the world.”

“The Focused Eye,” will be one of the most elaborate and sophisticated photographic exhibits CHAC has ever showed. “We are expanding the viewing area and dedicating the entire space to this exhibit,” says Crystal O’Brien, gallery director.
Visitors can get their first look at the exhibit on Friday, March 6th when CHAC hosts an opening reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will be second CHAC reception on March 20th, also from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The judges awards will be presented on that date and time. Contact: Judy Miranda – fotojudy@comcast.net or CHAC at 303.571.0440.

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Join us for CHAC’s 16th Annual Milagros del Corazon Fundraiser

Join us for CHAC’s 16th Annual Milagros del Corazon Fundraiser

Opening Night – First Friday February 6th, 6-9 PM
La Ultima Noche – Friday, February 13th, 6-9 PM

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Call For Entry – Milagros Del Corazon 2015 Annual Fundraiser

Milagros Del Corazon 2015 Annual Fundraiser

unnamedMilagros Del Corazon 2015 Annual Fundraiser!!! ~Call for Entry~

  • You are invited to design a heart for our silent auction fundraiser!
  • Pick up your blank wooden heart at CHAC Gallery during regular gallery hours. Hearts are only $3.00 each to cover the cost of the supplies and labor.
  • Create and design your masterpiece in your own personal art style.
  • Due date: Saturday, January 31st or before.
  • Proceeds benefit CHAC’s year round on-going cultural arts programming!
  • Fundraiser to be held February 6-15 at CHAC Gallery, 772 Santa Fe Drive
  • Free ticket to the event when you turn in your heart!
  • We are also accepting donations of original art and goods and services!

*Note: Art work must be suitable for a family friendly, environment, and be all age appropriate.

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January 2015 Events

January 2015 Events at CHAC Gallery

CHAC Gallery Presents:

jan1CHAC Gallery is proud to present a retrospective of Co-Founder and Fine Artist Jerry Jaramillo’s artwork including paintings and sculpture the Month of January in our South Gallery 772 Santa Fe Drive. Opening reception is First Friday January 2, 2015 from 5-9 PM. Jerry is also the 2015 recipient of our 2015 “Life Work Achievement Award” which will be presented on Third Friday, January 16th. Stay tuned for details.

 

 

 


 

CHAC Norte Presents:

jan2Join us this First Friday for the amazing work of Raphael Sanchez! Start your New Year out with a great new piece from Raphael’s newest collection featured for the first time right here at CHAC Gallery!

 

 
CHAC Norte Artists for January:

jan3Come check out Dominic’s one of a kind paint sculptured art work.  It’s inventive, modern and original.

All new work, never been shown…..Arturo Garcia presents his “Colorado Series” you will love this new series of original paintings. They are so vivid and fresh! He will also have prints available for purchase.
Michael Penny- Great new items to choose from starting at only $45!

Santo Nino de Atocha and many other Santos by Sean Trujillo will be on display.

Rebecca Rozales- has the ability to capture the essence of the soul in her paintings. She navigates through Modern art and contributes to our understanding of culture.
jan4Joe Martinez- “I think of my work as an inventory of memories”
Tony Ankele- This month I’ll be showing pieces in acrylic and colored pencil. Colorful pieces that dance with subject and texture. I’ll be showing a part of my new series mixing the beauty of the universe and images of faith and Hispanic cultures.

Stevon Lucero- More than a visual artist he is in truth, a philosopher artist. Each painting reflects a metaphor of his own internal dialogue between himself and God. Each piece tells a story, a story in which the ultimate intent and value lies in the future when people will have a greater understanding and appreciation for true spiritual art.

jan6Daniel Luna- Who does not need a little Avocado Rain in their life? This wonderful piece and so many other fun pieces that will delight your senses!
Introducing Denver Artist Jerry Miera
Bob Martinez- “Art must discover and reveal the beauty which prejudice and caricature have overlaid” -Elaine Locke


 

Celebration of Life

jan7Please join us on January 17th 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 for an Open House Celebrating the Life of G. Belinda Maestas. Belinda worked for CHAC Gallery for several years in our gift shop, La Tienda, and passed away in November 2014. Join us as we celebrate the good memories we have of her and her contributions to CHAC and our lives. This is an open house, very casual and you may drop in and come and go as you wish. We will have light appetizers, cookies, soft drinks, and some music.
Please call us at 303-571-0440 with any questions.


Coming in March 2015 – Annual Juried Photography Exhibition: The Focused Eye – March 6-28

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March is dedicated the month of Photography. Many galleries will be showing photographic works. This exhibition will be a collaboration with other local galleries. The Focused Eye 2015 Exhibition will show from March 6-28. For more information visit chacweb.org or contact Judy Miranda at fotojudy@comcast.net or Charlie Walter at chalee9533@gmail.com


Coming in April 2015 – Selena Art Show 3/31- 4/25

selenaEl REY Artwork, Estilos Denver in conjunction with CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center are presenting more than just a first class art show. The show will open on 03/31/15 with a candle light vigil starting at CHAC Gallery. The show runs 03/31/15 – 04/25/15 Selena Quintanilla Perez, “A Celebration of Life”, will take place at CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center, 774 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, Colorado

This multi layered show will feature:

  • A call for entry art show featuring the art in all mediums
  • Candle light vigil on 03/31/15
  • Selena inspired Music
  • Educational children’s art workshop, influenced by Selena
  • Selena inspired college step dancers, and karaoke

Details

  • Artwork drop off is Sunday March 29th from 11:00 to 4:00 PM at 774 Santa Fe Drive.
  • Please call us at 303-571-0440 with questions
  • All Mediums of art are welcome
  • Artwork will be juried and can be rejected if deemed inappropriate for the exhibit by the curator. Work should be all age appropriate for gallery visitors.
  • Entry fee of $10 per artist

 


 

Special Event Rentals

jan8CHAC Gallery is a beautiful and vibrant space to rent for your next event.  We have two spacious galleries, one with a full kitchen, and an outdoor courtyard.  Our Gallery space is great for wedding showers, receptions, graduation or holiday parties, and fundraising events.

Contact Suzanne Martino, our Event Coordinator, to book your next event at 303-571-0440 or chacevents@gmail.com


 

CHAC Gallery Thanks Our Sponsors!

jan9Thank you to our sponsors. Without you we could not serve over 25,000 people yearly!

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