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UNBOUND: Sculpture in the Field Installs Begin

Sculpture in the Field is making progress!

Today, Chuck Parson starts installing his piece for the UNBOUND: Sculpture in the Field Summer 2014 Gallery Outdoor Exhibition. Scroll down to experience what his installation SOUNDS like !

Arvada Center South Field
Opens June 26, 2014 through September, 2015

summer2014-unbound-sculpture-install-parson (6)The impetus for this summer’s series of exhibitions began by re-imagining the 17-acre open space just south of the Arvada Center to create a compelling and engaging outdoor sculpture exhibition. In partnering with the Museum of Outdoor Arts, who specializes in the placement of site-specific sculpture in Colorado, 27 sculptures were chosen of various sizes and media by 15 highly acclaimed Colorado artists. This creative vision will ultimately transform and evolve to create a one-of-a-kind space in the western region by devoting a dedicated area to showcase modern and contemporary sculptures. In placing art, it changes the landscape of Arvada and brings the programming of the Arvada Center galleries inside, out.

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

Opening Reception in the Field: Thursday, June 26, 2014 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Rain or Shine

Sponsored by:
Museum of Outdoor Arts
Exempla Lutheran Medical Center

In-Kind sponsors:
Colorado Hardscapes
Sunbelt Rentals
Lowe’s (Arvada location)
Demiurge Sculptural & Architectural Fabrication
Arvada Rent-Alls
Art Management and Planning Inc.

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And what does Chuck Parson’s exhibit sound like?! Ask Exhibition Curator Collin Parson (or watch the quick video).

The 37th Annual Spring Pottery Sale – May 6 – 11

The 37th Annual Spring Pottery Sale is in full swing through this Sunday, May 11, 2014! 

Come by and find the perfect gift for yourself, or for Mother’s Day. Works offered in this annual show and sale range from functional dinnerware and jewelry, to sculpture for your home and garden. Presented by the Arvada Center’s nationally recognized faculty of ceramic artists and advanced students, this 6-day sale is free and open to the public.Proceeds benefit the Arvada Center Ceramics Studio – please shop and support one of our education programs!

Sale hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.Sunday Noon – 5:00 p.m.


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