July 2015 Events at CHAC Gallery

CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center Presents:

jul1Viva la Vida!, in celebration to the life and times of Frida Khalo CHAC will be hosting a collection of works by artist who explore the iconic painter’s themes of gender, politics, national Identity and beauty. Opening First Friday July 3rd, 2015. Artist Reception Saturday July 11th, 2015, 6:00-9:00 pm, featuring traditional light Mexican Refreshments, Live music, cash bar, raffle, and the movie “Frida” will be showing in the background. Come celebrate Frida! Great for all ages!


 

CHAC Norte Presents:

jul2Artist David Ocelotl Garcia
I began my journey as an artist from the day I was given life. Through self-meditation and creative exploration I have developed my own technique and philosophy in painting and sculpture. I call it Abstract Imaginism. This technique allows me to explore many aspects of life including spirituality, science, history, tradition and nature. In my practice of this philosophy I have learned to honor my ancestors, friends, family and my community. I learned that it is important to respect the earth and strive to live equally, in harmony with all living things, to be one with the elements that create life. The purpose of my art is not only for visual beauty but also for visual education. I create it to enlighten the mind, body and soul of the viewer.  Through these expressions I am able to explore my own past, rich in tradition, art, music, and dance. I express current events happening in my life, my community and around the world. My art is continuously evolving and moving in new directions paralleled by the energy of life that surrounds me.


CHAC Norte Artists for July:

jul3Adriane Mensching, The vibrancy of color is amazing, people have fallen in love with the work and the realistic features of the paintings. Many have said they felt it was a place they have been before.

Stevon Lucero has reached the third and final stage of his life, painting his profound visions with power and beauty.  His prices for the large Metarealism has permanently gone up.  Smaller quick pieces are not only affordable, but priced to sell.

Daniel Luna, Daniel will be showing some new vibrant pieces to brighten up you collection just in time for summer!

Robert Martinez, Come see some amazing contemporary abstract renditions of Native American beauty.

MPEK, Explore the mind and works of the creative soul that is MPEK

jul4Lisa 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. As a self-taught artist, I believe that in art, there are no rules.”

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

Tony Ankele“A walk into the woods or a walk in a dream reveal visual images of realism and fantasy. This month I will reveal images of both.”

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.”

We welcome the work of photographer Joe N. Martinez . He is hard at work getting ready to present his new and exciting collection of photos from his travels around the Country.


 

Holiday Hours
jul5

CHAC Gallery will be open for First Friday July 3rd from 4-9 pm

CHAC Gallery will be Closed July 4th for Independence Day.


Art @ the Armory and CHAC Gallery Present: Santos!  The Art of Faith and Culture

jul6July 7 through August 25th

Reception Date: Fridya July 10, 6-8PM

300 Strong St. Brighton, CO 80601brightonarmory.org.


 

Free Saturday Art Class at Access Gallery

jul7“Me Myself and Frida”

Saturday, July 18-12:00-1:30 pm at Access Gallery
Colorado/VSA Access Gallery in collaboration with CHAC Gallery and Cultural Center is Proud to Present a free hands on workshop inspired by the art and writing of Frida Khalo you will have the opportunity to create an expressive self portrait incorporating painting, drawing and writing. All ages are welcome and we encourage the entire family to participate.

Vino Y Pintura at CHAC Gallery

jul8Vino Y Pintura- Abstract Renditions of Trees

Friday, July 24th  6:30-8:30
Contact CHAC with questions or to sign up 303- 571- 0440 or education@chacweb.org.


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).


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 Sean Trujillo, 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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June 2015 Events at CHAC Gallery

CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center Presents:

Collective Identitad

june1Collective Identitad is CHAC Gallery’s upcoming group show for the month of June. This show features artists Nancy Slyter, Monica Valdez, Saul & Vincent Jimenez, Lisa Diamor Sanchez, Adrian Rojas, and Frank Policiano. Collective Identidad represents a wide variety of unique styles of visual art – from paintings, drawings, mixed media work, jewelry, and fashion – brought together through each artist’s exploration of art as self expression.

“All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are. And we must pass through solitude and difficulty, isolation and silence in order to reach forth to the enchanted place where we can dance our clumsy dance and sing our sorrowful song.”  – Pablo Neruda

First Friday Opening
Friday, June 5th, 2015
6 PM

Third Friday Special Event
Friday, June 19th, 2015
6 PM


CHAC Norte Presents:

june2Artist Robert Martinez
We are pleased to welcome Robert Martinez to our front gallery for the month of June.
Robert’s interest in art ranges from painting contemporary abstract to creating Native American representational paintings. Though not Native American, Robert has a keen interest in portraying a proud and illustrious people. His favorite medium is acrylics which he applies most to canvas.
We are excited to share his amazing work with you this month!


CHAC Norte Artists for June:

june3We are pleased to present the artwork of Adriane Mensching, Ellen Rincon-Pruit, and Jerry Pruit together in our CHAC Norte Gallery for the month of June. The vibrancy of color is amazing. People have fallen in love with the work and the realistic features of the painting. Many have said they felt it was a place they have been before. Stop by to check out their work, you will be amazed!

Mardelle Espinoza, a sculptor of stone & bronze statues, & a painter will be exhibiting her various styles of works.  Her pieces develop a rapport with audiences through the senses of thought, sight and touch.  She has been showing professionally for 36 years.

june4Reuben Espinoza, local Silver-Smith, will be exhibiting his original pieces of jewelry, consisting of Turquoise, Lapis-Lazuli, Bear Claws, Crystals, & various gemstones, all incorporated with Silver.  He spends many hours of intricate soldering, cutting, & designing each piece.

Enjoy the fun and intriguing work by artist MPEK. Pieces starting at $65! Get them now…..before they are all gone!

Tony Ankele“A walk into the woods or a walk in a dream reveal visual images of realism and fantasy. This month I will reveal images of both.”


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.

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.”

june5We are pleased to present the work of local artist Daniel Luna! Daniel always delights us with his great use of color and makes us smile with his great use of humor! He has an amazing collection of super pieces to choose from.

We welcome the work of photographer Joe N. Martinez . He is hard at work getting ready to present his new and exciting collection of photos from his travels around the Country.


 

Patxi’s Pizza fundraiser for CHAC Gallery!

june6Please join us June 16th at Patxi’s (1598 E. 17th Ave – their Uptown location), 10% of their proceeds for the day will be donated to CHAC Gallery!  This includes lunch, dinner, carryout and catering.  In addition, they have gluten free crust!  See you there!


Vino Y Pintura at CHAC Gallery

Vino Y Pintura Returns in July

june7We will once again be offering our Vino Y Pintura series beginning in July. It will now be held on the 4th Friday of every month, and the next one will be Friday, July 24th.    Please look for more Vino details in the July newsletter and contact CHAC at 303 571- 0440  oreducation@chacweb.org for more information.


Free Saturday Art Class at Byers Library

june8PIÑATA FIESTA
Saturday, June 20, 2015 – 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Byers Branch Library Meeting Room
Connecting Vecinos is proud to present CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center and VSA Colorado Access Gallery for a colorful art fiesta! You will learn about the origins of Piñatas and the Mexican method of making one. Then you will decorate your own mini Piñata to take home. Please note there is a limit of 25 piñatas granted on a first-come first-served basis. You may arrive up to 30 minutes early to guarantee your spot. This program is bilingual (English and Spanish), free and for all ages.


Call for Entry: ¡Viva la vida! A Celebration of Frida’s Life

june9CHAC invites all artists to participate in an exhibition of 2-D and 3-D works based on or inspired by Frida Kahlo.

Eligibility:  In keeping with the theme of the show, preference will be given to works inspired or broadly influenced by the iconic painter.  Work must be original. Reproductions of Kahlo’s work will not qualify. Art must be suitable for a family friendly environment.  It is at the jurors’ discretion to choose single or multiple works from each artist’s submission.

Entry fee and instructions:  $15 (up to three entries). The fee will be refunded if the artist is not invited to participate. Submit your images in JPEG format and title each file with your full name and entry number. For example: fridakahlo_1.jpeg.
Please submit to: eastlosarte@yahoo.com

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for submission: June 10, 2015
  • Notification to artists: June 19, 2015
  • Drop-off: June 28, 2015 12:00-2:00PM (or during regular gallery hours prior to 6/28/15)
  • Opening and First Friday: July 3, 2015
  • Artists’ reception: July 11, 2015

Conditions for Exhibition of Accepted Works:  Detailed instructions will be sent with notification of acceptance. As a general guideline, accepted work must:

  • arrive ready to be hung
  • be shipped prepaid in a sturdy, (preferably) reusable container. (Only for out-of-town submissions.)
  • remain on display for the entire exhibition
  • Entering this exhibition constitutes agreement that images may be used for publicity purposes.

 Artists Reception: Saturday, July 11, 2015, 06:00 – 9:00pm, featuring traditional light Mexican refreshments and Tequila Tasting.  Please plan on attending this event if you are able to do so.
Sales: A 30% commission will be retained by CHAC Gallery from the retail price listed on the entry form. All work will be available for purchase unless indicated NFS on the entry form.
This exhibition is curated by David and Velia Martinez. Please forward any questions to: eastlosarte@yahoo.com or you can reach us at 626-617-1520.


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

Amazon 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).


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

 

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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~

may2
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.


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).


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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