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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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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Artist Workshop, 4/12/14: The Art of Selling Art!

The Art of Selling Art!

Join us  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.

Date/Time: Saturday April 12th, 2014, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM
Place: CHAC Norte Gallery 774 Santa Fe Drive Denver, 80204
Cost: Free for CHAC Members, $5 for non members

Call 303-571-0440 today to reserve your spot!

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