Events

‌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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Thu Aug 17, 2017


Art On Film: Summer Series on Santa Fe, 7:30pm

Denver's Art District on Santa Fe is excited to introduce the Art On Film Summer Series on Santa Fe hosted by Center for Visual Art, MSU Denver! Join us each month this summer for a FREE art-house film, local live bands, and food trucks hosted in the CVA parking lot and late-night art viewing in the gallery. BYOB and blankets and meet you here in the CVA parking lot!

The lineup for this evening includes:
FILM LA LA Land

Fri Aug 18, 2017


Third Friday in Art District on Santa Fe, 6-8pm

Join us for the Third Friday art walk for evening art viewing and art making activities.

Fri Sep 1, 2017


First Friday in Art District on Santa Fe, 6-8pm

Join us for the First Friday art walk for evening art viewing and art making activities.

Thu Sep 7, 2017


 Denver Botanic Gardens

Ebb & Flow: Water in the Semi-Arrid Desert
Denver Botanic Gardens is a collaborator in the upcoming at CVA

**CVA Members receive Denver Botanic Gardens Member rate**
Select Reciprocal Adult Member at checkout

In this 2017 series, Denver Botanic Gardens explores the importance of watert through the lens of art, conservation, home owndership and gardening. The lecture series includes topics such as enhancing the abundance of water throughout the world, rock gardening and water quality of the Colorado River through underwater photography. A parallel series of initimate workshops, tours and trips further the exploration. Learn more about the series and register at Denver Botanic Gardens

Highlighted event

Keynote Talk & Panel: Where Does Your Water Come From?
Thursday 9/7 6:30-8pm
Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street
Learn more and register

Do you know that 50% of the water used in Denver comes from the Colorado River on the Western Slope? A presentation by Tom Cech of One World One Water Center at MSU Denver is followed by a panel discussion with water experts from the Denver area. A Q&A session concludes the event.

Thu Sep 14, 2017


Artist talk with Anna McKee & Jim White, 6pm
Register here

Anna McKee is a visual artist living and working in Seattle. Her art is an exploration of memories that accumulate in the physical world – specifically where human history intersects a longer time span. McKee’s work, WAIS Reliquary, is a sculptural representation of 68,000 years of climate records taken from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The 22-foot long x 14.5-inch deep x 9-foot high sculpture consists of silk, glass, glacier water and wood. The work also includes a multi-channel soundscape by sound artist Steve Peters made from the sounds of the glass ampules used in the visual work, referencing the crystalline qualities of ice and the vertical representation of geological time implied by the drilled ice core. Jim White is a CU Boulder professor of geological sciences and environmental studies.

Fri Sep 15, 2017


Third Friday in Art District on Santa Fe, 6-8pm

Join us for the Third Friday art walk for evening art viewing and art making activities.

Wed Sep 20, 2017


Art, Democracy and Water, artist talk with Matt Jenkins and Lynna Kaucheck, 6pm
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Matthew Jenkins is an assistant professor at MSU Denver with research interests in performance art, socially engaged art, internet art and land art/environmental art. He will contribute installation work addressing water in Flint, MI. For his work in Water Line, Jenkins collaborated with Lynna Kaucheck of Food & Water Watch to obtain Flint tap water from the home of water activist Melissa Mays.

Thu Sep 21, 2017


Art On Film: Summer Series on Santa Fe, 7:30pm

Denver's Art District on Santa Fe is excited to introduce the Art On Film Summer Series on Santa Fe hosted by Center for Visual Art, MSU Denver! Join us each month this summer for a FREE art-house film, local live bands, and food trucks hosted in the CVA parking lot and late-night art viewing in the gallery. BYOB and blankets and meet you here in the CVA parking lot!

The lineup for this evening includes:
FILM Network

Wed Oct 4, 2017


Uncanny Territory, artist talk with Natascha Seideneck, 6pm
Register here

Natascha Seideneck was born in Germany, grew up in England and now lives in Denver and has been an artist for more than 30 years. Seideneck has produced numerous site specific artworks often collaborating with artists, designers and architects. Seideneck is a visiting assistant professor at MSU Denver and a member of Tank Studios. Seideneck will contribute photographs, video and installation work reflecting on the impact of global warming on water stability. In her series, Uncanny Territory, we bear witness to the melting of otherworldly ice “planets.”
 

Fri Oct 6, 2017


First Friday in Art District on Santa Fe, 6-8pm

Join us for the First Friday art walk for evening art viewing and art making activities.

Thu Oct 12, 2017


Artist talk with Eileen Roscina Richardson, 6pm

Eileen Roscina Richardson is an exhibiting artist in CVA's student-organized 965 Gallery featuring Propagate: A Backyard Revolution, a complement to Water Line: A Creative Exchange.

Fri Oct 20, 2017


Third Friday in Art District on Santa Fe, 6-8pm

Join us for the Third Friday art walk for evening art viewing and art making activities. This is the last evening to see Water Line: A Creative Exchange before it closes on October 21.