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

Call for Entry

MIRA!
Celebrating Chicano/Latino Culture Though Arts & Education

A Collaborative Exhibit between CHAC Galley & Cultural Center, Metropolitan State University, Journey Through Our Heritage Program

Exhibit Name and Theme:
“Mira” (Look)
Celebrating Chicano/Latino Culture Though Arts & Education

We are looking for visual artwork that is reflective and celebrates the richness, customs and traditions found in the Chicano/Latino Culture. This may cover a broad spectrum of topics from traditional work such as Santos, Icons such as Frida Kahlo and others, as well as many other contemporary interpretations.

We realize this is a pretty broad spectrum, but we wanted the artists to really stretch their imaginations and search their minds, hearts and souls for what speaks to them in celebrating and embracing the Chicano/Latino culture.

This show will embrace the traditional aspects as well as contemporary aspects of the art exhibited. It is meant as a celebration of the many interpretations of the Chicano/Latino Culture through art. This means there will be several art forms shown together. This show will highlight the differences in art forms, how we think of culture and how we celebrate this rich culture and traditions through several mediums and art forms. This will be different for each artist participating. We are all individuals and see the world and the culture in different ways.  We ask for mutual respect and admiration from each participant showing in this exhibit.

Requirements for Submissions:

  1. Each entry must address the theme of the exhibit

  2. All Mediums are welcome

  3. Artworks may not have been showed at CHAC Gallery previously

  4. Work must be all age appropriate. We reserve the right to turn away and artwork deemed inappropriate for any reason

  5. Exhibited work must be available for sale, prints of original art are encouraged

  6. Work must be ready to hang, no saw tooth hangers please

  7. CHAC will retain a 30% commission on work sold

  8. CHAC members will pay an entry fee of $5.00 (max. 5 pieces, unless they are very small or jewelry)

  9. Non-CHAC members will pay a $10.00 entry fee (max. 5 pieces)

Entry Information:

  1. Drop off of work is Sunday April 27th from noon to 4:00 PM at our CHAC Norte location of 774 Santa Fe Drive. You may also drop off during the week during regular gallery hours

  2. Artist may enter up to five different artworks. (unless arranged prior)

  3. You must volunteer to staff the gallery at least one time during the event; you must sign up at drop off. Bring your colanders.

  4. All work must be tagged with artist name, title and price prior to leaving the gallery

  5. All artwork must be picked up on May 31st, 2014 between 3-4 PM

  6. Checks for sales will be issued at the end of the exhibit

  7. *Submission to this exhibit constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to conditions set forth in the gallery agreement, which will be presented at drop off.   CHAC Gallery reserves the right to final curatorial and installation decisions.

Other

  • This is an exciting exhibit that has several components to it including a presentation by Michael Heralda’s “Aztec Stories on May8, 2014 at 7:00 PM presented by Metropolitan State University, Journey Through Our Heritage Program. See all the details below for Michael’s Event.
  • A presentation by CHAC Gallery Founding member Stevon Lucero about CHAC beginning and CHAC: The MayanRain God. (dates to be determined)
  • The Movie Presentation of CHAC, The Rain God: TBD.

    “Chac: Dios de la lluvia” (original title)
    Unique story of a village’s attempts to solve drought by appealing to the powers of a mysterious mountain-dwelling diviner.

If you have any questions please call  the Gallery at 303-571-0440.


Michael Heralda’s Aztec Stories Spring Program Includes:
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.

Michael brings over 35 hand-made indigenous instruments to demonstrate
and share during his presentations to Denver audiences during his
weeklong tour.  Audience participation is welcomed and encouraged.

Questions and topics to be covered during Michael’s presentation
include:

  • What is the Xinachtli concept?
  • What is, and what takes place during, a planting ceremony?
  • Why is corn so important to the natives of this continent?
  • Why is taking care of the earth and growing our own foods so important?
  • Why is the concept of Xochitl so important, especially today?
  • What are the 7 Warrior Foods?

For more information on Michael Heralda’s Aztec Stories presentations
please visit: Aztec Stories on Facebook, and Michael’s Aztec Stories
website.

Michael Heralda’s “Aztec Stories”
Ph: 323-633-9599
E-mail: michaelheralda@aol.com
Website: www.aztecstories.com
www.Facebook.com/aztecstories

P.O. Box 50221
Los Angeles, CA 90050

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

vinoypinturaOur 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 “Savor Latino” you will be painting a Flamenco dancer and enjoying Sangria and Tapas!

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The class is only $40 and is limited to the first 24 people to RSVP to 303-571-0440. 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!(Image may vary from one shown).

Call CHAC Gallery at 303-571-0440 with any questions and to reserve your space at this amazing workshop today!

 

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March 22nd Event: Meet the Artist – Dominic A. Domingo

CHAC Gallery Presents: Your Invitation to Meet the Artist

Acrylic Sculpture Paintings by:

Dominic A. Domingo

Open Reception:  Saturday, March 22, 2014 6:00-9:00PM
Live Music/ Light Appetizers/ Drinks

* Live Music By: La Pompe Jazz Contact: Andrew Hannum 303-506-2877 lapompejazz@gmail.com
* Free Raffle ticket for everyone at the door for a chance to win an original oil painting by: Dominic A. Domingo titled, “Ruby”

Dominic A. Domingo

Dominic Domingo was born in Denver, Colorado in April of 1977 where he has lived ever since.  His parents had always valued and included art in their lifestyles.  For as long as Dominic can remember, the passion to create has always been a large part of his life.
Dominic is a self-taught artist who began expressing this passion with drawing during his childhood which slowly progressed to painting and expressing his inner most thoughts onto canvas.  While he is a firm believer that he was blessed with his talent, Dominic affirms “My artwork is a reflection of me.”  With his unique style and ability to work with multiple techniques, he creates his pieces using acrylic paints.  His “Sculpture Paintings” as he likes to call it “are rich in form, color, composition, and texture.”
The “Sculpture Paintings” are works of art that do not contain any fabric, tape, ribbon or metal which most believe are embedded into the paint to add the effect of waves or folds.  The “Sculpture Paintings” are made of dried acrylic paint which can be formed into just about anything.

 

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March 2014 Events

March 2014 Events at CHAC Gallery

CHAC Gallery Presents

An amazing array of photographic images created and compiled by more than thirty Denver and Colorado photographers will be exhibited from March 7 – 29, 2014.  “The Focused Eye,” an annual juried photography exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. Judges for the show are Hal Gould and Loretta Young-Gautier. Curators are Judy Miranda and Charlie Walter.
“The show will feature an amazing, imaginative and beautiful array of work,” says curator and photographer Judy Miranda, who will also be showing. “Visitors will be seeing photography in a completely new and fascinating light.” Some of the artist/photographers are long-time professionals with decades of work along with national and international recognition. Others will be showing for the first time. “What they all have in common,” says Miranda, “are an eye and imagination that that has captured unique images and chosen to share with the world.”
“The Focused Eye,” will be one of the most elaborate and sophisticated photographic exhibits CHAC has ever showed. “We are expanding the viewing area and dedicating the entire space to this exhibit,” says Miranda, a former college educator and California expatriate.
Visitors can get their first look at the exhibit on Friday, March 7th when CHAC hosts an opening reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will be second CHAC reception on March 21st, also from6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information go to www.facebook.com/chac.denver

CHAC Norte Presents

Dominic A. Domingo says, “My artwork is a reflection of me“.  With his unique style and ability to work with multiple techniques, he creates his pieces using acrylic paints.  His “Sculpture Paintings” are rich in form, color, composition and texture.

 

Jaime DelFino says, “Realistically surreal, abstractedly abstract, romantically mad & in love with the beauty that is, ‘Life.’ Punx not dead, it’s just in love.”

Beverly Green says, “My style of painting is both realistic and impressionistic.”
Rob Yancey aka: El Guero Santero, the name given to him by Stevon Lucero is an award winning, international selling Santero.  El Guero Santero continues to explore La Cultura  and Chicanismo through his art and continues his journey into assimilation.

Suzanne Martino says, “I make an attempt through artistic commentary to look at the ways in which our humanity unfolds.  Sometimes it is with seriousness, sometimes humor and hopefully always with a bit of whimsy and imagination.”

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

Lisa Diamor Sanchez says, “I am so excited to kick off the New Year at CHAC.  This gallery is a great community to be a part of, we give back at every opportunity and I feel honored to help when I can.  I will be busy traveling around the country to art shows this year but will always call CHAC home and will be exhibiting as much as possible there.”

Rebecca Rozales says, “Art is not only a business but a business expression.”

Robert Martinez relates this quote to his artwork, “Art must discover and reveal the beauty which prejudice and caricature have overlaid.”  Alaine Locke
We thrilled to have Stevon Lucero with a show of all his small works.  He will have some small original oils and some prints, all priced to sell.

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

Building Bridges – A Festive Evening Supporting Empowered Women Eliminating Poverty in Guatemala

April 24, 2014 5:30 – 10:00PM
Mile High Station 2027 West Colfax Ave., Denver, CO
Tickets: $80
303.674.0171
“The Building Bridges Gala will feature an authentic Guatemalan marketplace, live music, distinctive live and silent auctions, great friends and Latin-themed cuisine.
Friendship Bridge currently provides Microcredit Plus to more than 20,000 Guatemalan women so they can create more sustainable futures for themselves, their children and their communities.  Most women joining Friendship Bridge earn less than $2 per day.  With your support, we provide small renewable loans and education that allow them to enhance their own small business and learn new skills to create a better life.”  http://www.friendshipbridge.org/whatsnew/events/building-bridges/

Oh What a Relief It Is

An Upcoming workshop which will be held at Access Gallery, a collaborative partner of CHAC Gallery:  March 8, 2014, 12:30 to 2:30PM, Workshop 3: Oh What a Relief It Is: Lead by professional artists Amy Odorizzi and Javier Flores, participants will explore jigsaw-relief-printing.  Using a variety of materials, students will create their own masterpieces around the theme of important people and places in their lives.

To learn more contact VSA Colorado/Access Gallery at 303-777-0797 or emailcris@accessgallery.org

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

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Call for Entry – Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

March 7-29, 2014
Judges: Hal Gould, Loretta Young-Gautier
CHAC curators: Judy Miranda and Charlie Walter

Prizes: Best of Show $100.00, Judges Award $50.00, and Most Unique $25.00

All photographic processes will be accepted i.e. non silver process, silver process, digital process, giclee prints, and any medium using the photographic process. If you are considering entering this show send an email to Judy Miranda, fotojudy@comcast.net or Charlie Walter, chalee9533@gmail.com , subject line should be Photography Exhibition.

All delivery and pick up times must be met. Consider dates carefully before entering.

  • February 28, Friday from 12-5 p.m. Deliver art work to Chac Gallery,
  • March 4, Tuesday, Jury date
  • March 5, Wednesday, 12-4 p.m. any work not accepted must be picked up at the Gallery.
  • Friday, March 7, 6-9 p.m. opening
  • Friday, March 21, 7-9 p.m. Judges Awards presentation
  • March 29, Saturday12-4 p.m. all works must be picked up or a storage fee will commence.

Eligibility: Open to all Photographers. Chac is a family oriented gallery, be discrete with your submission. We reserve the right to refuse any photographs that do not meet this criteria.

  • The exhibition dates are March 7 – 29, 2014.
  • Chac Member fee: $30.00 for 1-3 original works.
  • Non-Members fee: $40.00 for 1-3 original works.
  • Any additional works $15.00 each piece
  • All works must be ready to hang (no saw tooth or clip angers, no exceptions).
  • All works must be original (within 2 years) by the photographer or works not previously shown at Chac Gallery.
  • All works must be identified on the back with the photographer’s name & phone number, title & medium and price.
  • Sales: A 25 % commission is charged on all sales.
  • Liability & Responsibility: Chac will excerse reasonable care in handling all entries, but will not assume liability for loss or damage in shipping.

For more information and labels for your entries, please download the Call for Entry PDF here.

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February 22nd – Meet the Artist!

CHAC Gallery Presents… Your invitation to…Meet the Artist!

Tom “Raphael” Sanchez Artist Reception
Come join us and meet our newest member and very talented mixed media artist!

  • Saturday February 22, 2014 6-9 PM
  • Join us for light appetizers and drinks!
  • 772 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colorado 80204 Please RSVP 303-571-0440

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Tom “Raphael” Sanchez

Raphael was born in Denver on April 24 of 1954, the seventh of nine children to Tomas and Viola Sanchez.

Tomas Raphael Maximo Sanchez a pensive child that used to see turtles, bears, giraffes, horses and faces in the clouds. He grew up in the 60s a true flower child, always a very passionate person especially pertaining to form, design, texture and color, and an admirer of Modigliani, Picasso, Diego Rivera and Basquiat.

Raphael experimented with music first, discovering his passion for ceramic  and acrylic painting among other media when receiving training at San Miguel de Allende art school in Guanajuato Mexico in 1987.

Exploring new opportunities in the United States he developed a unique technique of casting paper, using found objects and handmade forms. Raphael is a true mixed media artist, using acrylic paint, board, canvas, paper, glass, and sometimes concrete, and mixing them together in one piece, which makes Raphael pieces very distinctive and unique. The variety of sizes and finishes shows his creativity and ability to manipulate the media he uses to express himself.

While being a prolific artist who has a great respect for the past, he reaches into the future without fear of experimenting with new techniques and media.

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Thank You from Our Executive Director

On behalf of CHAC Gallery, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for your participation in the 15th annual Milagros del Corazon (Miracles of the Heart) event!

Nearly eight hundred individuals were present at the 2014 annual fundraiser, which featured hundreds of beautifully designed hearts created by Denver artists, school children and community supporters, as well as a variety of wonderful silent auction items.  Your participation assisted not only in creating an evening filled with creativity and enjoyment, but more importantly, enabled CHAC to host Milagros del Corazon,  and to raise almost $8,000, and there are more items still being picked up and donations still coming in!

As CHAC enters its 36th year in existence, these funds will assist us in meeting a growing number of requests from the community, while simultaneously offering more than 25,701 annual patrons an experience which promotes diversity, understanding and inclusiveness.  Additionally, it will enable CHAC to make certain that more than 5,600 local K-12 students, regardless of economic background or living situation, are provided with authentic cultural opportunities in the arts.

Whether monetary, in-kind or a gracious donation of time, your contribution will allow CHAC to continue to offer a wide variety of year-round cultural arts programs, to broaden outreach efforts and to feature and highlight the art and culture of the vibrant Chicano/Latino community of Metro Denver.  For that, I am grateful.

Thank you again for supporting Milagros del Corazon and for being a part of the CHAC familia!

Muchas Gracias,

Crystal O’Brien
Executive Director

 

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February 2014 Events

Thanks For Your Support! CHAC Gallery’s 15th Annual Silent Auction and Fundraiser: Milagros Del Corazon!

Thanks to everyone was able to join us on 1/31 to celebrate St. Valentine and help support CHAC Gallery’s year round cultural art and community outreach programs.  The event was a wonderful success and we appreciate the community support, our sponsors, and the hard work of all our artists, staff members, and volunteers!

For those that couldn’t make it, you can still help in support of this fundraiser by purchasing a heart during regular gallery hours or on First Friday 2/7. Hearts that were not purchased at the event will be for sale for $5 each.

CHAC Gallery Presents

CHAC Gallery is excited to present the work of Tom “Raphael” Sanchez the month of February in our South Gallery.  We have tried for years to get Tom’s work at CHAC Gallery… and he finally said… Yes!  You will enjoy all the texture and vibrant colors that embody his work.  Tom has an amazing selection of work, including some masks, as well as very large canvas pieces.

Raphael was born in Denver on April 24 of 1954, the seventh of nine children to Tomas and Viola Sanchez. Tomas Raphael Maximo Sanchez a pensive child that used to see turtles, bears, giraffes, horses and faces in the clouds. He grew up in the 60s a true flower child, always a very passionate person especially pertaining to form, design, texture and color, and an admirer of Modigliani, Picasso, Diego Rivera and Basquiat. Raphael experimented with music first, discovering his passion for ceramic  and acrylic painting among other media when receiving training at San Miguel de Allende art school in Guanajuato Mexico in 1987. Exploring new opportunities in the United States he developed a unique technique of casting paper, using found objects and handmade forms. Raphael is a true mixed media artist, using acrylic paint, board, canvas, paper, glass, and sometimes concrete, and mixing them together in one piece, which makes Raphael pieces very distinctive and unique. The variety of sizes and finishes shows his creativity and ability to manipulate the media he uses to express himself.  While being a prolific artist who has a great respect for the past, he reaches into the future without fear of experimenting with new techniques and media.

CHAC Norte Presents

Sonny Valdez will be showing in the front room at CHAC Norte.  The following has been said about his work, “Each piece a feast for the eyes and the soul, Sonny’s work beautifies homes, offices and commercial buildings throughout the Rocky Mountain Area. And, while he is happy to market his work worldwide, Sonny is proud of the influence his Latin heritage and Colorado roots add to his gifts to the world.”

In addition to Sonny’s work, Y.C. Jaramillo will be showing her handcrafted metal tables.

Y.C. Jaramillo says, “I have always enjoyed the process of creation and the beauty that is produced through self expression using various art forms”.  www.ycjaramillo.com

Rob Yancey aka: El Guero Santero, the name given to him by Stevon Lucero is an award winning, international selling Santero.  El Guero Santero continues to explore La Cultura  and Chicanismo through his art and continues his journey into assimilation.
Rebecca Rozales says, “Art is not only a business but a business expression.”

Explore the new and colorful new work by Dominic Domingo!  He has a very unique technique that is quite impressive and will intrigue your imagination… how does he do it?

We are excited to have the one and only Daniel Luna at CHAC Norte this month.  He tells us he has been painting up a storm and should have plenty of fresh new work to start out the New Year!
Joe Martinez has some new exciting pieces he has been waiting to show!  He is going to open the door for you to explore some of his new photographs; always top notch and thought provoking.

We thrilled to have Stevon Lucero with a show of all his small works.  He will have some small original oils and some prints, all priced to sell.

Robert Martinez relates this quote to his artwork, “Art must discover and reveal the beauty which prejudice and caricature have overlaid.”  Alaine Locke
Michael Penny, “A generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion are things that renew humanity”-Buddha.  Come explore the great new Buddha work of artist Michael Penny.  He has some free standing pieces along with several new hanging pieces in various sizes.  Always affordable and extremely well done.

Francisco J. Luna is a self-taught, abstract painter from Southern Colorado who lives and works in the Denver metro area.  While art has always been a part of Francisco’s life, he has only recently decided to transition from a career in software development to the life of an artist.  He is both delighted and excited to debut his work at CHAC Gallery.

Featuring the work of a new local artist Zack Armijo.  Zack is an fine art major at Metropolitan State University.  He was born and raised in Denver and works mostly in acrylic on board.

 

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 onFebruary 15th from 2:00- 3:00PM.  This month’s theme is “Ojo De Dios, God’s Eye Weaving”.  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.

Learning to Love Ourselves: Art Therapy Group in February, 2014

Ahh, February… the month of love.  For some, it brings disappointment.  For some, it brings joy.  The truth is that learning to love yourself gives strength and health to significant relationships, whether you have a current love in your life or not.  So, take time out for yourself to explore this very important skill.  You will increase your ability to receive and to give love in this group therapy setting that uses art as a means of expression.  No art experience necessary.
The group meets Tuesday evenings, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 from 6:30-8:30at the Park Plaza Conference room, 2nd floor, 6343 West 120th Ave, Broomfield.  Cost is $150.00 ($35.00 per class plus a $10.00 materials fee).  Register by January 27th and waive your materials fee!  Registration deadline is Feb. 3rd.
Topics include:
February 4th - How do you love yourself?
February 11th - Knowing ourselves; embracing myself, shadow and all.
February 18th - Love your neighbor as yourself.
February 25th - Love Bank Account, Believe it… or Not?

For more information or to register, contact Heart Therapy Counseling Services.  Emailheart.therapy@yahoo.com or call 303-521-0653.  Julie Marino, the therapist, is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and a Certified Art Therapist.

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 22,000 people yearly!

 

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