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Unbound: Sculpture in the Field Installation Begins

 

The Arvada Center Gallery staff has been hard at work preparing for this summer’s outdoor exhibition
Unbound: Sculpture in the Field in partnership with the Museum of Outdoor Arts.

Beginning a year and a half ago, the staff of both institutions met to select the artists for exhibition. Now that artists are finalized and works selected, the exhibition will feature twenty seven sculptures by fifteen Colorado artists of various size and media. Utilizing the open field just south of the Arvada Center, art will be placed throughout a meandering path inviting patrons near and far to explore the wonderful world of sculpture.

For the last few days - Colorado Hardscapes, Inc. has been pouring the concrete forms where the sculptures will be installed.

With over 50,000 cars a day driving on Wadsworth Blvd. , this an exhibition that cannot be missed!

We hope to see you for the opening reception Thursday, June 26, 2014  from 6 to 9 p.m. Mark your calendars!

 This is exhibition is scheduled to be installed through September, 2015.

 

Participating Artists:

Vanessa Clarke
Emmett Culligan
John Ferguson
Erick C. Johnson
Andy Libertone
Nancy Lovendahl
Robert Mangold
Patrick Marold
Dave Mazza
Andy Miller
Charles Parson
Carl Reed
Joe Riche
Kevin Robb
Bill Vielehr

Colorado Hardscapes starts installing concrete forms for sculpture install at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, May 2014

Colorado Hardscapes starts installing concrete forms for sculpture install at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, May 2014

Colorado Hardscapes starts installing concrete forms for sculpture install at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, May 2014

Colorado Hardscapes starts installing concrete forms for sculpture install at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, May 2014

Colorado Hardscapes starts installing concrete forms for sculpture install at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, May 2014

Colorado Hardscapes starts installing concrete forms for sculpture install at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, May 2014

Colorado Hardscapes starts installing concrete forms for sculpture install at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, May 2014

Colorado Hardscapes starts installing concrete forms for sculpture install at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, May 2014

 

 

Arvada Center Announces Preliminary Line Up for 2014 Summer Stage Concert Series

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Summer At the Center with Swallow Hill Music, KBCO and Exempla Lutheran

The Outdoor Amphitheater at Arvada Center

Summer Stage, part of Arvada Center’s annual Summer At The Center has a new partner -  Swallow Hill Music
Swallow Hill Music is co-presenting the Arvada Center’s popular concert series, Summer Stage.

Read more about the partnership

Tickets on Sale March 14

Tickets for the 2014 Summer Stage Concert Series go on sale to the General Public on March 14.

More concerts announced on April 1st! Be sure to sign up for our mailing list to get all the latest announcements of Arvada Center events!


VIP pre-sales start Wednesday, March 12. You must have a special promo code in order to purchase pre-sale tickets. Special promo codes are available to certain groups like Arvada Center subscribers and donorsSwallow Hill Music members and KBCO Interactive Members.


 

Jamie Cullum with KING
Jamie Cullum at Arvada Center June 9, 2014

June 9
7:30 p.m.
Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater

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Pat Metheny Unity Group w/ Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, and Giulio Carmassi
Pat Metheny Unity Group at Arvada Center July 25, 2014

July 25
7:30 p.m.
Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater

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Don McLean and Judy Collins
Don McLean and Judy Collins at Arvada Center July 30, 2014

July 30
7:30 p.m.
Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater

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Los Lonely Boys and Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Los Lonely Boys & Kenny Wayne Shepherd at Arvada Center Aug 5, 2014

Aug 5
7:30 p.m.
Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater

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The Denver Brass: A Space Odyssey
The Denver Brass at Arvada Center Aug 23, 2014

Aug 23
7:30 p.m.
Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater

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More Concerts Announced on April 1!

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Denver Post YourHub features Arvada Center Artistic Producer Rod Lansberry

 

Today, the local feature of DenverPost.com, YourHub Arvada , profiled our Artistic Producer, Rod Lansberry.Rod Lansberry, Artistic Producer, Arvada Center

Rod explains his start at the Center, and why he’s still here, 21 years later… in an industry that’s known for fluidity.

“It’s been kind of a wild ride,” Lansberry said. “I thought I’d be here a couple years and then move on. Theater work is so transitional, but 21 years later, here I am.”

Multi-tasking is the name of the game for Rod’s role… read more about our multi-talented, hard-working Artistic Producer that has helped shaped the Center into what it is today!

original article on YourHub Arvada by reporter Austin Briggs

 

Rod Lansberry, Artistic Producer, Arvada Center
photo by Anya Semenoff

Galleries Kicks off 2014 with COLLECT: featuring art from 17 collections

Explore the motivations & passions behind art collections

Arvada Center welcomes you!

Theater at Arvada CenterGalleries at Arvada CenterEducation at Arvada CenterSupport the Arvada Center
COLLECT: Galleries at the Arvada Center Winter 2014 Exhibition

The Arvada Center’s Winter 2014 Gallery Exhibition Series addresses three major areas of collecting.

NINE dot ARTS logoThe Main Gallery will focus on the stories and motivations behind corporate art collections in partnership with NINE dot ARTS

The Upper Gallery will highlight collections from Colorado institutions and the importance their roles play in the region.

The Theater Gallery will tell unique stories of the origins and passion behind five private collections. The Arvada Center encourages everyone to start collecting and begin telling their own story.

Jan 23 – March 30

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.,  Monday-Friday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday

Opening reception for all exhibitions:

Thursday, Jan 23 at 6:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free and open to the public

And don’t miss the Wunderkammers – these Curiosity Cabinets feature the unique collections of some Arvada Center employees – Eiffel towers, thimbles, drumsticks and more!

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COLLECT: Art of Colorado Corporations
Wes Magyar, "Preserve", Delta Dental of Colorado

Wes Magyar, Preserve, Delta Dental of Colorado

COLLECT: Art of Colorado Institutions
Andy Warhol, "John Denver and Kimiko Powers", CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 2008.02.138

Andy Warhol, American (1928-1987)

John Denver and Kimiko Powers n.d.(20th century)

Gelatin silver print, 8×10 inches

Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 2008.02.138

Photo: CU Art Museum

© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

COLLECT: Art of Individuals
Charles Bunnell, Untitled, Collection of Tracy and Sushe Felix

Collection of Tracy and Sushe Felix

Charles Bunnell, Untitled

oil on canvas, 21 x 25″, 1955

Upcoming Events to Arvada Center

COLLECT: Lecture

The Joy of Collecting Art and Why It’s Important

COLLECT Lecture from Dana Cain, local art collector
Collection of Dana Cain

Local art collector Dana Cain explains how and why anyone and everyone can collect art. You will be inspired to buy art – no matter your budget – in this lively presentation.

Museum

Saturday, February 22

1:30 p.m.   Cash Bar

2:00 p.m.   Lecture

Free and open to the public

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Arvada Center Ceramics Program Installs New Salt Kiln

The new year kicks off at Arvada Center with a new salt kiln for our renowned Ceramics Program.
This new kiln is the Cooperworks Mini and is a small salt/soda kiln, built by Cooperworks Kilns. Cooperworks is a  Denver company owned by Jim Cooper, who has been building kilns in Colorado for over 30 years. cooperworks_saltKiln_arvadacenter_jan2014_yard
The new kiln will be primarily used for the Center’s  Salt Firing class. “The smaller size will give us the ability to fire quickly, probably a 6-7 hour firing instead of about 18 hours (as was with the old kiln),” says Bebe Alexander, Ceramics Coordinator. “And we can do two class firings for every 5 week class. The old salt kiln was large, so we fired once at the end of each 5 week session,” explains Alexander.
“We will also be able to do soda firings, which is similar to salt, but uses sodium bicarbonate. The surface results are different and adds yet another type of firing to our studio. So, we now have low fire, high fire reduction, raku, salt and soda firings available to our students,” says Alexander.

 

 

To view our Ceramics classes offered – click the CERAMICS tab on the CLASSES page

 

 

images used with permission from Jim Cooper of Cooperworks Kilns

 

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installing new CooperWorks Mini salt kiln Bebe Alexander, Ceramics Coordinator with new salt kiln