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‌CVA offers programming, events, lectures and much more to foster a deeper understanding of the art we have on view, encouraging a dialog about contemporary art between MSU Denver students, faculty, and the greater Denver community. All programs are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

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Tue & Wed Apr 4 - May 24, 2017


Young Artist Studio: Printmaking Workshop, 3:30-5:30pm

Open studio and workshops for youth ages 11-21. Learn more about YAS and workshops here.
 

Fri Apr 21, 2017


BFA Thesis Exhibition I opening reception, 6-8pm

The first of two week-long exhibitions showcasing MSU Denver's BFA Thesis Exhibitions opens during Third Friday on Santa Fe.

 

Fri May 5, 2017


BFA Thesis Exhibition II opening reception, 6-8pm

The second of two week-long exhibitions showcasing MSU Denver's BFA Thesis Exhibitions opens during First Friday on Santa Fe.


Fri May 26, 2017


528.0 Juried Printmaking Exhibition, opening reception, 6-8pm

Join us for the opening of an exhibition that celebrates the expansive diversity of contemporary printmaking found wihtin our western region. All featured printmaking artists live within a 528.0 mile radius of Denver. This exhibition is hosted by CVA and sponsored by The Invisible Museum.


Sat May 27, 2017


Overview of Printmaking with Mark Lunning, 1-3pm
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Join Mark Lunning – co-organizer of the 528.0 exhibition and founder / owner of Open Press – for a workshop all about the world of printmaking. Using example prints, plates and printmaking tools, Mark will explain how to recognize the difference between the four processes of printmaking (intaglio, lithography, silkscreen and relief), and how monotypes are their own medium.


Fri Jun 2, 2017


First Friday on Santa Fe, 6-8pm
Pronto Plate Lithography with FlatIron Press

Galleries open late for exhibition viewing and hands-on artmaking. Special First Friday guests Chris Blume – an exhibiting artist – and Sam Cikauskas, both of Boulder’s FlatIron Press, will demonstrate pronto plate lithography and offer visitors the opportunity to try their hands at this printmaking technique. 

Fri Jun 16, 2017


Third Friday on Santa Fe, 6-8pm

Galleries open late for exhibition viewing and hands-on artmaking. 

Sat Jun 24, 2017


Gelatin Monotypes with Emily Moyer, 1-3pm
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Emily Moyer – co-organizer of the 528.0 exhibition and an instructor at Art Students League of Denver – will show you this no-press process that produces a monotype. In this workshop open to all ages, learn how to make your own gelatin plate and take a completed monotype home with you.

Sat Jul 1, 2017


Screen Printing with Mark Friday, 1-3pm
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Pull a print with exhibiting artist Mark Friday as he demonstrates how screen prints are made. Mark will share his personal tools and materials, setting up one of his screens with a squeegee, ink and paper, and then guide you through the printmaking process.

Fri Jul 7, 2017


First Friday on Santa Fe, 6-8pm

Galleries open late for exhibition viewing and hands-on artmaking. 

Sat Jul 15, 2017


Monotypes on Black Printing Paper with Tony Ortega, 1-3pm
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Learn first-hand how to create monotypes on black printing paper with exhibiting artist Tony Ortega. He will show you how the multi-step monotype process yields a final print that can look different than the original image on the plexiglass plate.

Fri Jul 21, 2017


Third Friday on Santa Fe, 6-8pm

Galleries open late for exhibition viewing and hands-on artmaking. 


Fri Aug 4, 2017


Water Line, opening reception, 6-8pm

Join us for the opening of an exhibition organized by CVA. Our center will serve as a hub for an artist-led response to the water crisis. Water Line examines the loaded issue of water, and promotes stewardship, advocacy and activism through the work of contemporary artists, and in direct conversation with students, policy analysts and scientists.

 

 

 

 

 


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