October 2014 Events

CHAC Presents: Who’s The Immigrant Now?  CUIDADOoct1

  • Rob Yancey
  • Stevon Lucero
  • Jerry Rael
  • Jerry Jaramillo
  • Jay Jaramillo
  • Carlos Sandoval
  • Kayla Sandoval
  • Abraxas Aguilera

Special Preview: Thursday, Oct. 2nd
Opening Night: Friday, Oct. 3rd


 

CHAC Norte Presents: El Dia de Los Muertos!oct2

2014 “El Dia de Los Muertos” –A Celebration of Life!
Show Dates: Wed. Oct. 1- Sat. November 1, 2014
First Friday October 3rd 6-9 PM with Aztec dancers!
Opening Reception October 17th 6-9 PM
With a procession with Aztec dancers, and traditional refreshments!


 

CHAC Norte Artists for October:

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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.
Daniel Luna- new El Dia de Los Muertos work!
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.
Tony Ankele, “I hope to create paintings that make the viewer think, wonder or even fantasize about what the painting means to them”


 

oct4Come together to discuss positive solutions to SUPPORT A FAIR EQUALITY (S.A.F.E) for all women, in a verbal and visual way, with art, speakers, poets and “Positive Messaging” which one can write on a piece of paper that will go into the sleeves of Sculpture called “Coyolxzuhqui” by Rebecca Rozales.  October 11th from 4PM- 7PM.  For more information call 720-331-8768 or e-mailrebecca112@me.com.


 

Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Skull Workshop!oct5

All Ages Event- $5
October 18th, 1PM-3PM
For more information contact CHAC at 303 571-0440


 

Vino Y Pintura: Paint your own sugar skull & create your version of La Catrina!oct6

Join CHAC Artist Rebecca Romero for a very special and festive Vino Y Pintura!
$25 Advanced Registration or $30 Day of Event
Friday, October 10th 6:30PM-8:30PM
Includes complimentary glass of wine or beer (cash bar).  For Registration Information call 303-571-0440.
Join your friends at CHAC Gallery as we create Catrina’s and Sugar Skulls celebrating Dia de Los Muertos.


 

Need Sugar?

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Make CHAC Gallery your one stop sugar shop!  Please visit our gift shop where we have everything you need to make your own sugar skulls: sugar skull molds and meringue, as well as pre-made sugar skulls for your sweet celebrations.  Our gift shop also has an extensive collection of Dia de Los Muertos merchandise.
CHAC Gallery offers sugar skull and La Catrina workshops for your school, workplace, private party or public celebrations.  We will send an artist to you or you can book your workshop at the gallery and enjoy the festive environment at CHAC!


 

Coming in November!

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The Chicano Humanities and Arts Council will host an exhibition titled an “Incubate, Indirect, Metanoia, Oblique and Walk about”. This exhibition will feature 6 Denver area artists: Hunter Lawrence, Clara Gillihan, Sylvia Montero, Tony Ortega, Eugene Stewart Huidobro and Kelly Bernal.P This exhibit will run from November 5 to November 22. The opening reception will be on Friday November 7, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.


 

Special Event Rentals

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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 chacevents@gmail.com

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September 2014 Events at CHAC Gallery

CHAC Presents: HIGH ENERGY!  COLOR AND VIBRATION!

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HIGH ENERGY!
A vigorously energetic and forceful group of artists who have come together to exhibit their artistic talent!

COLOR AND VIBRATION!
Color is, therefore, one of the manifestations of vibration and all vibration manifests in corresponding color, the color being merely an indication of the occult chemical activity.  Come and see the vibrant colors and feel what the artist and photographers felt as they were creating their master pieces!!
Artists and Photographers that will be exhibiting their work are:

  • Cecilia Broder
  • Chris Valdez
  • Juanita Gutierrez
  • Keith West
  • Lucille Ruibal
  • Raphael Sanchez
  • Susie Malbacias

 

CHAC Norte Presents:

2We would personally like to invite you to the“HILOS Culturales Desde Ayer” photo exhibit.  The exhibit will be held at CHAC Gallery fromSeptember 3rd through September 27th, 2014.  If your schedule permits the opening for the exhibit isFriday September 5th 2014, 6-10pm.


 

CHAC Norte Artists for September:

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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 by Daniel 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.

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Tony Ankele, “I hope to create paintings that make the viewer think, wonder or even fantasize about what the painting means to them”

Suzanne Martino “I enjoy finding relationships between objects, combining old with new and through a mixed medium presenting the parts in a fresh context.”

Crystal O’Brien, “I am Happy to be showing my mixed media assemble artwork with two other very talented mixed media artists! I love working with found objects and turning them into a works of art!”

Joy McIntosh, “My art is a mélange of detritus:  a mixture of disparate remnants that I have collected and reincarnated. I will be showing some of my broken tile mosaics as well as some sacred hearts and crosses that are made of wood, metal, and found objects.”

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 call720-331-8768 or e-mail rebecca112@me.com.

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Sean Trujillo: Santos artwork carries a rich traditional and cultural history in the Hispanic-American community. For centuries these methods have carried on and have adapted to modern day society. Sean Trujillo is a Santero from Denver Colorado whose Spanish colonial ancestors gave him this religious cultural tradition.  He uses traditional and modern methods to create theses religious venerations to fulfill the duties of a Santero in today’s society.

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.

Dominic Domingo 
affirms “My artwork is a reflection of me.”

Tami Thurston, “I doodle on everything, all the time.  My family and friends have prompted me to doodle on canvases so they’ll be archival.  I hope you enjoy the whimsy.”


Free 3rd Saturday Class at Byers Library!

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Please join CHAC Gallery in collaboration with Byers Branch Library Connecting Vecinos program for a FREE 3rd Saturday art class: Sugar Skulls.  Saturday, September 20th from 2:00-3:30PM.

For more information contact CHAC at 303 571-0440 or education@chacweb.org


Call for Entry: El Dia de Los Muertos

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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 28th from 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 or 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 at303-571-0440 with any questions!


 

Brighton Day of the Dead Art Show

8Come out and see the work of CHAC and other local artists!


 

Need Sugar?

9Make CHAC Gallery your one stop sugar shop!  Please visit our gift shop where we have everything you need to make your own sugar skulls: sugar skull molds and meringue, as well as pre-made sugar skulls for your sweet celebrations.  Our gift shop also has an extensive collection of Dia de Los Muertos merchandise.
CHAC Gallery offers sugar skull and La Catrina workshops for your school, workplace, private party or public celebrations.  We will send an artist to you or you can book your workshop at the gallery and enjoy the festive environment at CHAC!


CHAC Gallery Thanks Our Sponsors!

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

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August 2014 Events

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

solcreacionSeven 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:

norte1Raphael 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:
norte2Bob 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.”

norte3This 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 rebecca112@me.com.

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

pinturaPlease 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 education@chacweb.org


 

 

Free 3rd Saturday Class at CHAC Gallery!

saturdayPlaying 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 oreducation@chacweb.org


 

Call for Entry: El Dia de Los Muertos

calldiaCHAC 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

callarmoryCHAC 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 education@chacweb.org or call the gallery for details at 303-571-0440.


 

Santos en Pueblo Call for Entry

callsantosArtcorp Gallery in Pueblo, please contact Maria Lopez: 719-252-4512 lopez@gmail.com or Ronn Miera: 303-653-2807 rjmiera@yahoo.com


 

Special Event Rentals

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

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June 2014 Events

June 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: Suenos (Dreams)

June 4- June 28, 2014
First Friday Opening June 6, 2014

Original Art Work By:  Yavanne Jaramillo, Rebecca Rozales, Jacinta Lobato, Tony Ankele, Tony Diego, Suzanna Vega, Frank Policiano, & Daniel Lowenstein.

Neurons fire long lost Memorias
Hibernating Complex Ancestral Genes ­
Silently bringing forth SUENOS
Yearning to Escape mysterious DREAMS
To appear…  On the Scene
Take Heart… “The Visual Feast”
Suzanne Vega


 

CHAC Norte Presents:

“Exploration of a dream – reflections of the inner self”

Francisco J. Luna will be showing his abstract works at the CHAC Gallery for the month of June. This collection of work will show the artist’s progression over the past decade and include some exciting new works. Francisco is both grateful and excited to kick off the Summer Arts Season at the CHAC Gallery.


 

CHAC Norte Artists for June:

Michael Penny
Rebecca Rozales
Tony Ankele
Bob Martinez
Joe N. Martinez
Robert Maestas
Dominic Domingo
Daniel Luna
Stevon Lucero
Lisa Diamor Sanchez


Brighton Culture Fest:

Come out and visit the CHAC booth at this year’s Brighton Culture Fest Saturday June 7th 11:00-5:00. Demonstrations by CHAC artists Ron Mierra and Jerry Jaramillo, original art and gift items will be for sale.


Vino y Pintura

When Being Blue is a Good Thing!  Come join Rudi Monterosso for another wonderful evening of painting.  This class will draw from his Blue Series focusing on various techniques of using color.  Participants will receive a complimentary glass of wine, appetizers and a cash bar will be available. When:  Friday June 13th 6:30-8:30          Cost $30.00   Reservations are recommended. Contact CHAC at 303 571-0440 orchacevents@gmail.com


 

Family Art Saturday, For Kids and Their Parents: Third Saturday of Every Month

Come join us for our next 3rd Saturday Art in the Library on June 21st from 2:00- 3:30PM.  This month’s theme is Mexican Tin Art.  Byers is located at 675 Santa Fe Drive, just one block south of CHAC Gallery.  To learn more about what program will be happening each month, visit denverlibrary.org, and click on Events and Classes or the CHAC website, chacweb.org and go to the Education classes page.  You may also call the Byers Branch Library at 720-865-0160 or CHAC Gallery at 303-571-0440.


 

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 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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FUNDRAISER: Cien por Cien – 100 for 100

Join us May 31st from 6-9 PM at CHAC Gallery, 772 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

Tickets are $100, which includes amazing appetizers from “King of the Kitchen,” drink tickets, live music by the John Romero Band, and you will get to choose a great art piece worth at least $100 to take home. Numbers drawn randomly. 

Please call us at 303-571-0440 to purchase a ticket.

Your purchase will help sustain a great cultural non-profit organization that has been serving the community for over 35 years!

Artwork Preview:  Cien por Cien

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