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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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Apr - Sep, 2017


Denver Botanic Gardens

Ebb & Flow: Water in the Semi-Arrid Desert
Denver Botanic Gardens is a collaborator in the upcoming Water Line: A Creative Exchange 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

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.

May 4-27, 2017


Print // Ex: A Community Print Exchange

As part of the student-curated 965 Gallery exhibition, Analogue Impression: Examining the Printmaking Process. Submit six 2D handmade prints to CVA. Minimum dimensions 4" x 6", maximum 11" x 17", open to all, no entry fee. One print from each submission will be part of a 965 Gallery silent auction fundraiser and is a tax-deductible donation.

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
Register here

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. 

Print // Ex: A Community Print Exchange reception, 6-7pm
As part of First Friday in Santa Fe Art Districut, pick up prints after your submission to the exhange (see above). Prints may picked up beginning June 2 at 6pm through June 16.

Fri Jun 16, 2017


Third Friday on Santa Fe, 6-8pm

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

Carving Your Niche: Printmaking Practices, 6:30-7:30pm
As part of Third Friday in Santa Fe Art District and the student-curated 965 Gallery exhibition, Analogue Impression: Examining the Printmaking Process, a panel discussion featuring Peter Bergman, Jennifer Ghormley, Thomas McLaughlin and Mandi Quinn.


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
Register here

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: A Creative Exchange, 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: A Creative Exchange 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.


Thu Sep 7, 2017


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

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

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.

 

 

 


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