August 2014 Events at CHAC Gallery
Celebrating Latino / Chicano Arts and Culture Since 1978
Thank you for supporting the CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center. We have some exciting events coming up this month and can’t wait to see you!
CHAC Presents: Sol Creación
Seven artists with diverse backgrounds and mediums fuse together to produce one great Art Show. August 1st – August 29th at CHAC.
Christy Mundy ~ Christy is working with intricate embroidery on fine fabrics – including scarves and clothing. She will also be showing hand-beaded, multi-media jewelry pieces.
Steve Rozic ~ Steve’s artwork is inspired by nature. Working in acrylic allows Steve to express his illustrative painting in bright bold colors. Little Bleu Egg is a company started by Steve to highlight and sell his Natural Soaps, Hand Scrubs, Bath Salts and Sugar Scrubs.
Leann Stelzer ~ Leann continues her devotion to fabric art, choosing projects that depict nature’s beauty and diversity.
Janis Adams ~ Janis has been making things all her life and in the last few years, she has discovered new mediums in glass and in fiber. Janis will be showing fused glass jewelry and other glass creations, as well as hand painted silk scarves and felted scarves. She is always drawn to color and texture, especially in nature. She is inspired by her wonderful circle of fellow artists, who encourage and challenge her.
Paul Potts ~ Paul is deep in his fixation with steampunk, which means this show will have more of his owls, foxes, gears, and queens. He is a storyteller with his art. Many of his paintings include humorous twists that he hopes no one has seen before – an octopus waving a wrench, owls at Marti Gras, a gentleman owl enjoying a good cigar and a deer experiencing a close encounter to name a few.
Rene Horton ~ In Rene’s words “I went to a Saturday market once with a friend. She saw a chair she liked, and I made the comment that I could make the chair, so why buy it? She said prove it. So I did.” Rene creates wire and beaded jewelry.
Suzanne Sigona ~ Suzanne has created vibrant oil paintings to add to her works in watercolors and acrylics.
CHAC Norte Presents:
Raphael will be exhibiting at CHAC Gallery starting on August 1, 2014. Raphael will be presenting his latest collection, “Colors of Espanola.” Inspired by his New Mexican heritage Raphael has poured his emotions in each painting as they reflect upon the culture, the land and of course the colors of the people, the food and the ambience of the land of enchantment. He accomplished this in his unique abstract style, using texture and colors his paintings and sculptures are also appealing to the sense of touch.
CHAC Norte Artists for July:
Bob Martinez- when Robert was quite young he developed an interest for Native American cultures. He was raised in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. His family frequently visited New Mexico where his fascination with Native American cultures grew and developed. His work is profound and stunning. Many have complimented the strength and grace portrayed in his fine paintings.
“Learn the Hope”- one of the many wonderful inspiring art pieces byDaniel Luna. They are not only paintings; they get you thinking, you try to figure out the message hidden among the images on his canvas…
Michael Penny- shares his broad collection of inspirational art pieces that include a wide selection of fine pieces that were inspired by his love of nature, culture and life.
Denver artist, Moses “Sonny” Valdez established his artistic roots over the course of 20 years working as a custom automotive painter. With brushed metal as his canvas, automotive paint as his medium and imagination seeding his artistic dreams, Sonny Valdez is creating contemporary abstract works of art that are hard to restrict to a certain genre.
Tony Ankele, “I hope to create paintings that make the viewer think, wonder or even fantasize about what the painting means to them.”
This picture of Rebecca Rozales by her sculpture Coyolxzuhqui” the re- created Aztec Moon Goddess. At the CHAC Gallery, June 4th 2014 group Show called Sueños “Dreams” in recognition of “Support A Fair Equality” (S.A.F.E ) for all Women, The objective is engaging in Positive Messaging. There people can write a positive letter, message, note or good word which will go into the sleeves (small box shapes) surrounding the perimeter of the circular piece which will be sealed October 2014. Then on October 11th 2014, there will be an open to the public forum with poetry and refreshments. For more information call 720-331-8768 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa Diamor says, “This show is a long time coming. Over the years I have collected life and love stories that connect people. These stories have influenced my art and because of that people are more open with me as they see words that reflect their story. Can you find yours??”
Joe Martinez- “Our Lady of Guadalupe”. Most people a familiar with Joe’s photography work; he is trying his hand at Santos! They are quite nice and have a great flair of originality! Stop by to see this new journey that Joe is embarking upon.
Robert Maestas- Colorado Sunset… nothing better! Stop by and enjoy the amazing work that Robert has created for this show!
Dominic Domingo affirms “My artwork is a reflection of me.”
Local Artist and Metro Student Zach Armijo will be displaying his new work this month in our CHAC Norte Gallery. He has some very interesting takes on the City of Denver with some new techniques he is trying out! Very cool indeed!
Vino Y Pintura
Please join artist Rudi Monterosso for our August Vino Y Pintura class : Falling into Landscape
Using the theme of Fall, Rudi will be teaching impressionistic techniques which combine lighter brush strokes vivid color, and less attention to detail forming a greater bias towards the structure of building a landscape.
When: Friday August 8th 6:30-8:30 Cost $35.00 $30.00 with pre registration and pre payment. Contact CHAC at 303 571-0440 or email@example.com
Free 3rd Saturday Class at CHAC Gallery!
Playing With Picasso: Students will have an opportunity to create a mixed media art piece with hints of the stylings of Picasso. Saturday August 16th 1:00-2:30 Contact CHAC at 303 571-0440 firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Entry: El Dia de Los Muertos
CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center 774 Santa Fe Drive Denver
Attention Artists, Students, Teachers and Community Members!
2014 “El Dia de Los Muertos” –A Celebration of Life!
Best of Show $100, and two honorable mentions $25 each!
Judges Stephanie Shearer and Chris Bacorn owners of Pandora on the Hill and Soul Haus!
Show Dates: Wed. Oct. 1- Sat. November 1, 2014
Opening Reception October 17th 6-9 PM
With a procession with Aztec dancers, and traditional refreshments
- Artwork drop off is Sunday September 28thfrom noon to 4 PM at 774 Santa Fe Drive Denver CO 80205. 303-571-0440
- You may also drop off your work ahead of time during regular gallery hours the week prior.
- Requirements: Work must be Festive, Fun…new, never shown at CHAC, and based on the cultural theme of El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Work must be ready to hang. (Student artwork is the only exception) Art work must be suitable for a family friendly, environment, and be all age appropriate. 25% commission on all sales.
- All Mediums are welcome including, but not limited to paintings, photography, sculpture, drawings, carvings, mixed media, fabric and jewelry.
- Artwork may be refused for any reason if deemed inappropriate for the exhibit.
- Altars-We are encouraging small altars due to limited space. Sunday set up only! Please call to reserve a spot beforehand. $20 donation required.
Entry fee: Free for CHAC Gallery members, $10 each 3 for $25 for non members Teachers and schools $1.00 per art piece per child. We will work with you on pricing and sizes. Please call Crystal at 303-571-0440 with any questions!
Call to Artists
CHAC Gallery in collaboration with The Armory at Brighton Cultural Center is hosting a Dia de Los Muertos Show. The show will run from September through October 2014. There is no entry fee and artists will receive 100% of the sales.
Work can begin to be dropped off at CHAC anytime between now and Saturday, August 23rd. The city of Brighton will be promoting the show, and a reception is scheduled for Friday evening, October 10th from 6:00-9:00PM at Brighton Armory.
Please contact Suzanne at email@example.com or call the gallery for details at 303-571-0440.
Santos en Pueblo Call for Entry
Special Event Rentals
CHAC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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