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


 

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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!


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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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May 2014 Events

May 2014 Events at CHAC Gallery

CHAC Gallery Presents

Board and Staff show “Lend a Hand” at CHAC Gallery is where 50% of all sale proceeds will go back to CHAC Gallery to lend a hand.  It is our way of giving back to an amazing cultural non-profit organization that we are all grateful for and love!

CHAC Norte Presents

MIRA!
“Celebrating Chicano/Latino Culture Through Arts & Education &CHAC the Mayan Rain God”
A collaborative exhibit between CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center & Metropolitan State University’s Journey Though Our Heritage Program
May 1-31
• Fri. May 2, Opening Reception with music by Band of Life with Jon Romero and Paul Glover
• Thurs. May 8 @ 7 P.M. Michael Heralda’s Aztec Stories Colorado Tour, free and open to the public
• Fri. May 9, 6:30 to 8:30, Vino y Pintura, Mayan painting class with Rudi Monterosso RSVP 303-571-0440
• Sat. May 10, 2:00 P.M. Presentation “CHAC the Mayan Rain God, and how CHAC Gallery got its name” by Stevon Lucero
• Sat. May 17, 2-4 P.M. Kids art class with Mayan masks & stone rubbings
• Thurs. May 22,  7 PM Movie: CHAC The Rain God, free and open to the public
• Saturday May 31, Cien por Cien, or 100 for 100 Fundraiser for CHAC Gallery
• “Lend a Hand” May 2014 Board of Directors and Staff art show, where 50% of sales will be given to the organization.

Rebecca Rozales says,“I feel a spiritual vigor when approaching my art.  The process is like lovely melodies all playing in harmony”.

Michael Penny, “A generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion are things that renew humanity”-Buddha.

Robert Martinez relates this quote to his artwork, “Art must discover and reveal the beauty which prejudice and caricature have overlaid.”  Alaine Locke

Michael Heralda’s Aztec Stories Spring Program

Los Angeles performance artist and storyteller Michael Heralda, and his son Chi, will be presenting a very unique one hour performance program that shares indigenous knowledge from the Mexica/Aztec culture regarding the seasonal concepts of springtime- its meaning, symbolism, philosophical understanding, and ceremonial applications.  Through oral tradition stories, music, and narratives, audience members will be treated to an intimate view of indigenous women and men and their connections to the earth and nature.  For more information on Michael Heralda’s Aztec Stories presentations please visit: Website: www.aztecstories.com

“Cien por Cien” or “100 for 100″ Fundraiser

• We are seeking artists that would like to donate a piece to our fundraiser that is valued at $100 or more!
• The event will take place May 31st from 6-9 PM at CHAC Gallery!
• We are seeking the 100 pieces of art for our auction.  If we sell all 100 tickets for $100 we will have raised $10,000!!!
• This fundraising will help us with some of the short fall we are experiencing with funding this year.
• If you purchase a ticket to the event you will not only be helping sustain a great cultural non-profit organization but will experience a great evening of wonderful music by the Jon Romero Band, appetizers from King of the Kitchen Catering, great drinks….but go home with a painting valued at $100 or more!
• Please call us at 303-571-0440 if you can donate a piece of art, or would like to volunteer or buy a ticket to the event.  With your help we can make this happen!

 

From the Board President: Monica Valdez

Dear CHAC Supporter,

Please take a moment to read a letter from our Board President, Monica Valdez that was mailed to you.  Please “Lend a Hand” toCHAC Gallery today!

Special Event Rentals

CHAC Gallery is a beautiful and vibrant space to rent for your nextevent.  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 fundraisingevents.
Contact Suzanne Martino, our Event Coordinator, to book your nextevent 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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April 2014 Events at CHAC Gallery

April 2014 Events at CHAC Gallery

CHAC Presents: The 13th Annual Santos and Crosses Group Show

Announcing  the 13th  Annual group show of Traditional and Contemporary Santos and Crosses at the CHAC Gallery.
For 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 Santitos show will highlight wonderful examples of retablos, bultos, 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 2nd to April 26th.  This year’s participating artists will be: Gary Bellah, Lena Blea, Teresa Duran, Jose Esquibel, Lynn Fresquez, Vanessa Fresquez, Ronn Miera and Roberta Westrick, S.C.
Opening reception is Friday, April 4th
Special Presentation: “Traditional Santo Methods”.  by Santera Teresa Duran.  Saturday April 19th at 1:00pm
More information please visit website: http://www.santitos2.weebly.com

 

CHAC Norte Presents

Frank Policiano is showing in the Front room of CHAC Norte!

Frank Policiano says, “Because I am self taught, my art is constantly in a state of discovery.  I have been told that there is a spiritual influence in my art work.  I enjoy creating art that can be enjoyed for the beauty or the spiritual influence.  Which I call the difference of expression.”

Laying it on the line, a retrospective.  Rob Yancey aka el Guero Santero began carving Santos in 2007 as he began a Spiritual and Artistic evolution of culture and self.
Rebecca Rozales says,“I feel a spiritual vigor when approaching my art.  The process is like lovely melodies all playing in harmony”.
Michael Penny, “A generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion are things that renew humanity”-Buddha.
Jessica Bernal

Robert Martinez relates this quote to his artwork, “Art must discover and reveal the beauty which prejudice and caricature have overlaid.”  Alaine Locke

Joe Martinez has some new exciting pieces!  He is going to open the door for you to explore some of his new photographs; always top notch and thought provoking.

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

We are excited to have the one and only Daniel Luna at CHAC Norte this month!

Announcing a New Adult Class on 4/11 – “Vino y Pintura” or “Wine and Paint”

Our first class will be held on April 11th, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  The class will be held at our CHAC Norte Gallery and our First Instructor is CHAC Gallery Member and renowned artist/painter Rudi Monterroso.  The first class will be called “Sabor Latino” you will be painting a Flamenco dancer and enjoying Sangria and Tapas!

The class is only $40 and is limited to the first 24 people to RSVP. This includes all of your art supplies and a glass of sangria and tapas. You will leave with a beautifully completed painting of a flamenco dancer ready to hang on your wall!
Call CHAC Gallery at 303-571-0440 with any questions and to reserve your space at this amazing workshop today!

2nd Saturday Community Art Day: “Architecture, Exploration and Floor Plans”

Join us for our 2nd Saturday Community Art Day, April 12th, 2014, 12:30 to 2:30PM:  In partnership with CHAC Gallery, VSA Colorado presents “Architecture, Exploration and Floor Plans”.  Lead by Professional Artists, participants will explore various architecture design, then using various mediums, students will create their own floor plan for their dream structure.
To learn more contact VSA Colorado/Access Gallery at 303/777-0797 or email cris@accessgallery.org

 

The Art of Selling Art!

Join us Saturday April 12th, 2014 for a brand new workshop geared towards artists called “The Art of Selling Art”
Workshop Facilitated by Artist CHAC Member Raphael Sanchez.  Raphael has had a successful art career spanning nearly four decades.  You will learn the art of selling your work, qualifying your prospective customers, building and maintaining relationship and closing a sale.
Time: 2:00 to 3:30 PM at our CHAC Norte Gallery 774 Santa Fe Drive Denver, 80204
Free for CHAC Members, $5 for non members
Call 303-571-0440 today to reserve your spot

Come Celebrate Art…Artist’s…… and…Daniel Luna’s 60th Birthday with us!

What: Pot luck celebration!  Please bring a dish to share.
Call 303-571-0440 to RSVP with what you are going to bring.

CHAC Gallery will provide the birthday cake!
When: Third Friday April 18th 6-9 PM
Where: 774 Santa Fe Drive, CHAC Norte Gallery

***Just by attending, you can register to win an original Daniel Luna hand painted flower pot filled with loads of garden items to get you stated planting for Spring!!!

Coming up in May!

Michael Heralda’s Aztec Stories Spring Program Thursday, May 8th at 7:00PM:  Los Angeles performance artist and storyteller Michael Heralda, and his son Chi, will be presenting a very unique one hour performance program that shares indigenous knowledge from the Mexica/Aztec culture regarding the seasonal concepts of springtime- its meaning, symbolism, philosophical understanding, and ceremonial applications.  Through oral tradition stories, music, and narratives, audience members will be treated to an intimate view of indigenous women and men and their connections to the earth and nature.  For more information on Michael Heralda’s Aztec Stories presentations please visit: Website:www.aztecstories.com

CALL FOR ENTRY: MIRA! (Look!) – Celebrating Chicano/Latino Culture Though Arts & Education

Please read the details of the Call for Entry on our website:

http://www.chacweb.org/2014/03/call-for-entry-mira-look-celebrating-chicanolatino-culture-though-arts-education/

Education Outreach Wish List

  • Good quality paint brushes
  • Acrylic paint
  • Sets of water colors
  • Non toxic pastels
  • Colored feathers
  • Decorative items : sequins etc
  • Paper plates
  • Yarn
  • Xerox paper
  • Printer cartridge (Check with Crystal or Suzanne for type)

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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