Curtis Center for the Arts
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Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Art Exhibits, Lectures & Special Events
Watercolor Society of Colorado- Exploration in Watermedia
September 4- October 30
Reception: Saturday, September 4th 6-8pm
The Watercolor Society of Colorado presents “Exploration in Watermedia”. This is a unique and different exhibition of watermedia art. There are ways that we tell stories from themes, concepts, and life. And when we add a water-based media to ‘show’ a story, the opportunities become unlimited. This watercolor exhibit provides an opportunity to view an exciting show that includes images that result from unrestrained creativity. The juror for this year’s exhibit is Karen Roehl. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Karen now lives in Denver, CO and maintains a studio in the vibrant RiNo Arts District. Roehl completed the graphic design program at the Art Institute of Colorado in 1987. In 2004, she entered the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program at University of Colorado at Denver. She was the recipient of the Colorado Scholar’s scholarship award in 2007, UCD’s Fellowship award in 2006 and 2007, and completed her BFA degree in December 2007, graduating magna cum laude. Roehl joined the faculty at Art Students League of Denver in 2011, where she hosts classes in basic and abstract painting.
Of Chaos and Order
November 6- December 23
Reception: Saturday, November 6th, 6-8pm
Of Chaos and Order Art Collective (OCAO) was launched in 2019 by Richard Rodriguez, Elizabeth Rouland, Dan Oakleaf, Sascha Ripps, and Kevin Weckbach. In their debut exhibition, the group grapples with Lessons from Chaos. In a show initially planned to explore the visual idea of ‘Equalization’ - working with repeated patterns and textures to find order, the group expanded the project to mark their journey through the chaos wrought by COVID and a year in lockdown. Navigating the pandemic collectively via monthly Zoom calls, the five OCAO artists reveal the visual document of their first two years working in community.
Chuck Parson Solo Exhibit
January 8- February 27
Reception: Saturday, January 8th 6-8pm
The Curtis Center for the Arts is proud to feature a one-person exhibit of works by Denver-based artist, Charles Parson. In this exhibit Charles’s intimate to large-scale drawings will be featured along with his smaller interior sculptures. These recent works will include steel, Plexiglas and stone abstract sculptures, along with the dimensional drawings from the “Landscape's Scores” series, developed during his recent role as a Resource Artist at Redline Art Center. This exhibit will focus upon his current series” Near/ Far”, based upon site-specific drawings and narratives done this past year and a half on the Eastern High Plains of Colorado, his major point of inspiration. These displayed studies and writing have also been converted to book form, also on display, for his grandchildren to read 20 years from now. These drawings and written reflections and descriptions have been the catalyst for the exhibit's focus of the larger-scaled dimensional drawings (2'x6'), utilizing the blend and adaptation of these representational site-observations with geometric abstractions positioned under layered surfaces.
Youth Art Month
Receptions: Wednesday, March 9th (Cherry Creek) Wednesday March 16th (Littleton) 5-7pm
Month of Print
Reception: Saturday, April 2nd 6-8pm
Scientific & Cultural Facilities District
Through the Arapahoe County Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center is enriched by grants that enable the center to create new programs or enhance existing programs.