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The Arvada Center Announces 2011 Summer Gallery Exhibitions
May 27, 2011
For Immediate Release
May 27, 2011 Media Contact: Melanie Mayner
Run Through August 28, 2011 303-433-8646 / email@example.com
The Arvada Center Announces New Summer Gallery Exhibitions
ARVADA, CO - The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities announces four new visual arts exhibitions that will be on display in June through August in the Galleries at the Center. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities and Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art follow the success of last year's 100+ Years of Colorado Art exhibition with Time Travel-Decorative Art from Kirkland Museum, on June 9-August 28, 2011, in the Main Gallery. Featuring works from the Kirkland's international decorative art collection of over 15,000 objects - many of which have never been on display at the museum - Time Travel presents salon settings of decorative art and paintings, representing the Art Nouveau, Wiener Werkstätte, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Modern and Contemporary eras. The exhibition was co-curated by Hugh Grant, Kirkland Museum Founding Director & Curator, and Kirkland Museum's Registrar & Collections Manager, Christopher Herron.
"America has always been an idea, a construct of our imagination, and our imagination has outdistanced even its vast boundaries and empty places," states western landscape artist Michael Gregory, whose exhibition Michael Gregory: Western Construct in the Upper Gallery features fifteen of the artist's large-scale paintings. Western Construct is presented at the Arvada Center in partnership with the Fort Collins Museum of Art, Butler Institute of American Art and Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York. The consortium of exhibitors last presented an exhibition of large-scale floral watercolors at the Center by nationally known artist Joseph Raffael in 2009.
Structures in Clothpresented by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) in the Theater Gallery explores the theme of architecture in quilts. Founded in 1989, SAQA lists over 2700 international members. "The overwhelming response by our artists to take part in Structures in Cloth promises for an exciting exhibit," states SAQA curator Christi Beckmann. Following its run at the Arvada Center, Structures in Cloth will travel to the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo and Fort Collins Museum of Art, marking the first time a locally curated exhibition has been presented at all three institutions.
This summer, popular performance painter Keith "Scramble" Campbell also makes a return visit with a special exhibition outside of Ballroom A of artwork produced at the Arvada Center, Summer at the Center. Scramble also can be seen at amphitheater performances throughout the summer.
Galleries at the Center exhibitions open June 9 with a reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and close on August 28, Exhibition discussions will be presented on June 13 at 10:30 a.m., with SAQA representative Christi Beckmann and on July 21 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., with Kirkland Museum Founding Director and Curator Hugh Grant. A Quilt Workshop on Free Form Fabric Design will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., on Saturday July 23rd. Cost to participate in the workshop is $45 and includes design kit with all the supplies. Please visit www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7242 for more information.
The Arvada Center galleries are free and open to the public Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The galleries are also open until 7:30 p.m. on evenings with theater presentations. Free docent-led tours of the Arvada Center's gallery exhibitions and history museum are available to groups. To schedule a tour, call the Arvada Center's gallery/museum tour line at 720-898-7240.
About the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Now celebrating its 35th Season, the award winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is one of the nation's largest multidisciplinary arts centers, devoted to all aspects of the arts and generously supported in part by the City of Arvada and by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). For more information, visit www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200.
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