July 2013 Events at CHAC Gallery
CHAC Gallery Presents
LITTLE BIG ART
Featuring Original works by:
Anita D. Rodriguez
July 3 – July 27, 2013
Opening – First Friday, July 5
CHAC Gallery Norte Artists
CHAC Norte Shows July 3-27, 2013
“Anthony Armijo, pursues an area of art that is often neglected by modern artists. The art of portraits is precise and non-forgiving in comparison with the abstract art that currently fill galleries across the country. Armijo’s talent has developed during his life to give him the tools necessary to excel in this area. The fine details of the faces and subjects come to life when combined with his unique style of colored background settings.
Over the years Armijo’s talent has evolved to an ability to capture not only a visual likeness, but also the character of a subject. Having been raised in the Westcoast and Southwest himself, Armijo has had a lifetime of exposure to various subjects, which gives him an insight that is displayed on canvas in his unique art style.
Combining the age old technique of line art, with the latest in layered oils, Armijo brings alive his various subjects in a style all his own.”
Lucas Luna will be showing some of his newest creations this month in our CHAC Norte Gallery. Lucas showed with us once before and nearly sold out! His work is a collection of assorted images, bright colors and wonderful stories! Stop by and take a look, meet Lucas, and he can tell you a great story or two!
Claudia is an emerging artist who brings passion and energy into her work. At 15, Claudia moves fluidly between mediums but prefers working with oils, acrylics, charcoal and pastel. With a little Tejano in her, she is comfortable with big and bold expressions in her art. She is strongly inspired by the New Mexican art style. She strives to include an element of her love for nature or fierce human expression in her work. She hopes to stir up an emotion in the eyes of her audience whether it be fear, humor, courage, or peace. She believes in the term “a forever student” , always trying to learn a new technique or skill that she can bring into her next piece. She finds her inspiration comes to her when she least expects it; watering her vegetable garden, laughing with her little sister, losing a basketball game or even driving home from school. With such a wide range of inspiration the theme in her art pieces jumps around constantly, her mother advises her to create a line of themed pieces but every time she starts one they morph into pieces unique all on their own. Her dream is to have her own art studio in her basement, mainly so she doesn’t have to ruin the kitchen table anymore.
Crystal will be showing a small group of mixed media assemble pieces in July. Crystal says ”It has been fun seeing where my art takes me, I never know what will show up next… Frida inspired pieces are my favorite! I can’t seem to get enough of Frida….”
Lisa says, “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 help 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.”
Krystie Rose Millich
Krystie Rose is a mixed media mosaic artist that creates bright-colored, message-oriented decorative and functional art infused with her love of Mexico and Mexican and American folk and pop art.
Suzanne says, “Perhaps the greatest driving force in my work is to find ways to relate to the human experience. In my own attempts to understand myself, I make an attempt through artistic commentary to look at the ways in which our humanity unfolds, sometimes with seriousness, sometimes with humor and hopefully always with a bit of whimsy and imagination”.
Dominic Domingo was born in Denver, Colorado where he continues to live today. Art has always been a part of his life growing up, as his father was an artist but chose to raise a family instead of pursuing his dreams of living as an artist. Art appreciation was always encouraged and Dominic discovered he had a natural talent and really enjoyed the creative process.
Although applying acrylic to canvas has allowed him to perfect his painting technique, he felt something was lacking and felt he could take it to another level using the medium of paint itself to achieve a sense of “leaping off the canvas”. In his quest, he developed a process that allows him to sculpt with the medium of acrylic paint in ways that are unique.
Dominic says of his sculptural paintings, “They are a reflection of me” He feels very passionate about each and every one of his pieces as they move him into further self-expression and exploration.
Robert Martinez is a native of Colorado. His interest in art ranges from painting bold contemporary abstract pieces 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 often to canvas. He also enjoys using water colors in his varied works.
Robert’s Native American paintings and his contemporary art can be found in businesses and private collections throughout the United States.
“Art must discover and reveal the beauty which prejudice and caricature have overlaid.” Alaine Locke
Bob Martinez http://www.martinezrobert.com/
Rebecca Rozales presents beautiful paintings that combine abstract and representational elements into a style truly her own. Her creative recipe includes spirited energy and flavored color that connects art to the ritual of life’s experiences.
See Rebecca’s work in the Stevon Lucero and CHAC Founding Member’s Gallery at CHAC Norte.
Rebecca Rozales http://www.rebeccarozales.com/
Michael Penny is a local artist using deep relief sand blasting of stone as a medium. Recreating the high artistry of ancient civilizations in stone.
Michael says, “Incising symbolic images in deep relief. I like to pay tribute to ancient cultures and the people who came before us through my art. Man would be nothing without culture. All my creations are an effort to weave a web of connection with the world. We are truly connected and all citizens of the world.”
Joe N. Martinez
Joe says, “I don’t look for a photo, the photo just appears to me. Themes in my photography are related to spiritual places, family, and culture. My work engages familiar visual signs, as a Denver native, and from my family heritage in Colorado and New Mexico/Nuevo Mexico. Often times these themes feature the Ancient Ones (mountains), churches and missions, and sites of spiritual heritage.”
CHAC Gallery Thanks:
CHAC Gallery is pleased to announce we just received a grant from the Sheila Fortune Foundation for our Children’s Cultural Arts Education Program. Sheila Fortune Foundation has been a great supporter of our Children’s art programming over the last several years and we are grateful.
Last year CHAC Gallery served 7625 children with 252 projects! Thanks to amazing foundations such as the Sheila Fortune Foundation we are able to continue and grow our Cultural Arts Educational Arts Programming!
For more information about the Sheila Fortune Foundation please check out their web site atwww.sheilafortunefoundation.com
CHAC Gallery is Pleased to Announce…
CHAC Gallery is pleased to announce we just received a grant from The Denver Foundation for General operating! We are so excited and pleased to be a recipient of this grant. The Denver Foundation has been a longtime supporter, and for this we are so grateful!
2 weeks left: 4 Artists*4 Weeks*4-FUN!! CHAC Gallery: 772 Santa Fe Drive, Denver 303 571-0440
Rita Flores de Wallace July 11th 10:30 – 12:00
Students will be making rag dolls in traditional style as well as having an opportunity to participate in some fun and engaging movement activities. Rita was born in Galena, Nuevo León Mexico, and has spent a lifetime teaching others about the beauty of the traditions she grew up with through traditional folk art forms, music, and storytelling.
Geraldina (Jerry) Lawson July 25th 10:30 -12:00
Jerry will be telling the story “Ti Piedritas” (Little Stones). Students will join in the fun by having the opportunity to participate in the process of writing, telling, and illustrating. Jerry is a masterful storyteller who has captivated audiences of all ages for over twenty years.
A Family discount is offered: First child $5.00 Second child $4.00 and Third child $3.00.
Family Art Saturday, For Kids and Their Parents: Third Saturday of Every Month
Our recent 3rd Saturday Art in the Library was a wonderful event. Art students and their parents had two hours of creativity. The theme was Mexican Clay Sun and Moons. Students were read an Aztec legend of how the sun and moon were created. Numerous books from the Byers Branch collection revolving around this theme were shared and recommended for check out! The class also had the opportunity to work with air dry terra cotta clay. Come join us for our next 3rd Saturday Art in the Library on July 20th at 2PM: When Gold Became Tin: 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.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Paint Shirts/Smocks for Kids
Every now and then… we get a little messy when we are doing our children’s art projects! We are looking for some “paint shirts” to be donated that we can keep here in case the kids want to use them.
We have a washer and dryer and can launder them right after they have been used. Men’s dress shirts are great! We can put them on backwards and they will work great as a smock. You can drop them off at CHAC Gallery during regular business hours.
We can also use any extra art supplies that you may have on hand.
Gallery Sitting, First Friday, Special Events, and many more volunteer opportunities.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact CHAC Gallery. We can mail you a volunteer application or put one in the mail to you.
Thank you in advance for your service!
NEW at La Tiendita
The Art of Stevon Lucero
We have some exciting news! Stevon Lucero just dropped off a huge bin of new prints, it has been awhile and we have had people asking for his prints. They are here… and range in price from only $10 to $20!!!!
Stop by La Tiendita today and pick up the one you have been waiting for!
CHAC Gallery Super Stars
We would like to thank CHAC Members Robert & Patricia Maestasfor all their generosity! Robert gives his time freely and helps with all of our design, IT, and computer work! He is a real GEM, and is so generous with his time!
Patricia is wonderful; she volunteers on First Fridays, helps with assorted projects, and has donated some amazing things that we really needed! Please take a moment to thank both of them if you see them around, they are an amazing couple, and we are so thankful to have them in our lives!
Meet the Artist: Greg Marquez
Greg Marquez is a painter (primarily watercolor and acrylic), illustrator, carver, and sculptor.
He participated in this year’s Christmas Mercado: Our Lady of Guadalupe show, exhibiting beautifully carved sacred hearts.
CHAC has been fortunate to have Greg as one of its artists who teaches once a week at our after school program at Cristo Rey Parish. He has been a faithful teacher committed to bringing art, inspiration and creativity to the children who attend this program, which is part of CHAC’s extended community.
If you haven’t met Greg you can view his work at: artquez.blogspot.com
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CALL TO ARTISTS
CHAC Gallery has been invited to participate in Noche de Mexico which is being put on by the Mexican Cultural Center. This is a wonderful event which will be free to the public and feature authentic food, art, and entertainment.
We are in need of two to three artists, who are willing to participate by doing art demonstrations of their work and engaging with the public regarding their art form. Large crowds are expected.
When: July 8th from 6:30 until 8:30
Where: Civic Center Park
If you are interested please contact Suzanne Martino at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303 571-0440
Public Art Opportunity
DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
C GATES WEST EXPANSION
The Denver International Airport (DEN) Art and Culture Program (in collaboration with Denver Arts & Venues) seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create a work of art for the expansion of the C Gates Concourse. This new facility at DEN will add five additional gates, seating, walkways and shopping areas. In keeping with the airport’s reputation for airy, light-filled, easy-to-navigate spaces, this new building will be a wide and open space in which several civic, commercial, and airline-focused activities will take place.
This commission is open to artists/artist teams working in all media. The commission amount is $200,000 USD. Deadline for submitting portfolios is July 7, 2013 – 5:00 PM MST.
The full RFQ for this project, as well as more information about all the public art and design opportunities at DEN will be posted on our website: http://business.flydenver.com/bizops/artProgram.asp. Be sure to sign up for email program notifications at the same website.
Once you have reviewed the RFQ, you may submit your application at the DIA Slideroom website: https://flydenver.slideroom.com. Applications will only be accepted through Slideroom.
An informational video is now available with details about the project: https://vimeo.com/69089002.
For questions, please contact Matt Chasansky at email@example.com
Special Event Rentals
CHAC Gallery is an excellent venue for your special event! We have two galleries and a beautiful outdoor courtyard. Our gallery spaces can accommodate groups of between 20-300 people looking to enjoy an intimate atmosphere with cultural artwork providing a unique and creative backdrop. There’s a full kitchen area and bar, which provide a perfect workspace for caterers. Ideal for Networking Events, Meetings, Book signings, Holiday Parties, Charity Events, Corporate Events and Cocktail Parties. For more information call CHAC Gallery at 303-571-0440 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention all Artists: Ashlie Hovland will be publishing the monthly electronic newsletter for CHAC Gallery. If you want a new image and/or paragraph describing your work you must send it to Ashlie by the 15th of each month. Ashlie’s email is email@example.com
CHAC Gallery Thanks our Sponsors!
Thank you to our sponsors. Without you we could not serve over 22,000 people yearly!