May 2015 Events

CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center Presents:

may1Traces of Life

Featuring new works by:

  • Ariane
  • El Rincon
  • Tony Ankele
  • Gerry Pruitt
  • Oralia Venzor
  • Daniel Lowenstein

Show runs from April 30 through May 30
Opening First Friday May 1, 2015


 

Support CHAC Gallery On First Friday:  ~BAKE SALE~

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We will have a bake sale on First Friday, May 1, 2015.  Come support CHAC Gallery by purchasing a yummy baked good!  If you would like to donate baked goods for the event, contact the Gallery!


 

CHAC Norte Presents:

may3Artist Rebecca Rozales
Rebecca Rozales remains grounded with her unique passion for creativity that combines her art with life.
She has been creating art for over thirty five years.  Earning a BFA from Metropolitan State University and is a native to Colorado.

“I love the challenge of looking at things differently. When the door is open the creative spirit comes through.”


 

CHAC Norte Artists for May:

may4MPEK: From an amazing brilliant and creative mind, MPEK will be
showing his unique vibrant colorful works.
Daniel Luna: Don’t forget to pick up New amazing works from the master
artist himself, Mr. Daniel Luna.
Sean Trujillo: New Hand Carved Retablos and Santos will be on display
from the Santero himself.
Bob Martinez: Robert’s creative contemporary abstract expressions of
Native American essence continue to capture the elegance of these
cultures.

may5Joe Martinez- “I am a self-taught photographer artist my work always brings a sense of serenity calmness and spirituality it is always nice to know that my work will find a lovely home and be appreciated as much as I love the photo. Thanks, photo guy Joe”
Stevon Lucero is on a spiritual journey. More than a visual artist he is in truth, a philosopher artist.
Each month Stevon will feature a Painting at an extremely reduced rate for a limited time.
Lisa DiAmor Sanchez- “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.”
Tony Ankele- “A visual journey of life’s experience, sites and relationships; combined with dreams, thoughts and passions that occupy imagination and creativity. Conscious and spiritual thought presented on canvas.”
Michael Penny- “Our ancestors have given us more beauty than our eyes can bear. Precious things have been put in our hands. Honoring and paying tribute to those who came before us is my gift to share.”
Felipe Dominguez- Just for Fun 80204art.


 

Vino Y Pintura at CHAC Gallery

April Showers Bring May Artists
may6Please join artist Rudi Monterroso at CHAC Gallery for our upcoming Vino Y Pintura class: Abstract Fun . Rudi will explore with his students the world of abstract painting, encouraging you to have fun with color, shapes and design enabling you to create your own abstract painting.
When: Friday May 8th  6:30 – 8:30
Cost: $30.00 per person includes all materials, light appetizers, and a complimentary glass of beer or wine.  Cash bar will also be available.
Pre-registration requested and recommended.  Please contact CHAC Gallery at 303 571-0440 oreducation@chacweb.org to register or for more information.

Free Saturday Art Class at CHAC Gallery

may7Saturday, May  16th  12:00-1:30 p.m. at  CHAC Gallery  “Mayan Musings”
CHAC Gallery and Cultural Center in Collaboration with VSA Colorado/Access Gallery is proud to present a Free hands-on workshop.Come and enjoy some of the beautiful images of the Maya.  During this hands on workshop students will have an opportunity to make a mask in the likeness of CHAC, the Mayan Rain God as well as try their hand at Mayan stone rubbings.  All ages are welcome and we encourage the entire family to participate.


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Special Event Rentals

march8CHAC 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


 

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April 2015 Events at CHAC Gallery

CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center Presents:
The 14th Annual Santos and Crosses Show

april 1For generations Hispanic Villagers of New Mexico and Southern Colorado have created Santos, religious images of Catholic Christian Saints and biblical scenes. These were used in their homes, churches and private chapels to aid in worship and for adornment. The contemporary Santeros and Santeras of today continue this tradition in creating wonderful and meaningful artwork. They still use many of the same material and methods their “antepasados” used. 

The Images of Penance, Images of Mercy show will highlight wonderful examples of retablos, bultos, straw appliqué crosses and more from the region’s top Santeros and Santeras. The Show this year will once again be held in the month of April, from April 1 to April 25, 2015. This year’s participating artists will be: Lena Blea, Teresa Duran, Jose Esquibel, Lynn Fresquez, Vanessa Fresquez, Ronn Miera, Sean Trujillo and Roberta Westrick, S.C.

On Saturday, April 18 at 1:00pm there will be a special presentation at CHAC Gallery.  Santero Ronn Miera will give a short talk on the early Santero artists of Colorado.  Anthony Garcia, Author, researcher and translator will give a presentation on New Mexico and Colorado Penitente Alabados. Alabados are ancient Spanish hymns of praise, worship and community sung by Hispanics and members of the Penitente Brotherhood.


 

CHAC Norte Presents: Selena Quintanilla, Dreaming of You

april 2March 31st  Art Show Opening 5-9pm Selena Quintanilla Candle Light Vigil
Please bring a special item to put on the Community Offrenda, Aztec Dancers (Grupo Tlaloc), Music by Miss Vero (Veronica Gallegos), Spoken Word by Dr. Ramon del Castillo.

April 3rd First Friday 5-9pm featuring Los Latineerz Band

April 17th Third Friday 5-9pm Selena look-a-like contest and Karaoke
3 different categories Women’s, Children’s, and Alternatives

April 18th 12-4pm Selena Children’s Art Education hosted by Arlette Lucero (1:00- 2:30) and Selena Car Show hosted by the Viejitos Car Club y Amigos

All events will be held at CHAC Gallery 772 Santa Fe Dr, except the Selena Car Show which will be at the Bill Trust parking lot 6th Ave and Santa Fe Dr.


 

CHAC Norte Artists for April:

april 3Michael Penny- Great new items to choose from starting at only $45!
Daniel Luna- Get ready for spring with one of Daniel’s beautiful painted pots!
Bob Martinez- “Art must discover and reveal the beauty which prejudice and caricature have overlaid” -Elaine Locke


 

Free Saturday Art Class at CHAC Gallery

april 4April 18th 1:00- 2:30
Dreaming of You: Selena Art Show is proud to present a hands-on workshop for kids of all ages. The females will enjoy creating fashion outfits for her Selena paper doll with a variety of materials. The males will create designs for their paper Low-rider cars. Also, there will be Tattoo designs to practice your drawing skills with. The program is free and for all ages.


You Shop.  Amazon Gives.  Shop Amazon Smile and support CHAC Gallery!

amasmileAmazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Chicano Humanities And Arts Council Inc when you shop at AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com).


New Gift Shop at CHAC Gallery

apri 5Ok…..so we hope to be ready by First Friday! We have been working so hard painting, new lights, fixtures, the new doorway…..we are ready to present “Regalos del Corazon” or “Gifts from the Heart” a new high end boutique featuring items from Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Columbia and maybe more. We are still setting up! We will keep you posted on our progress…..keep your fingers crossed!


 

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



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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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