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Sangre Colorado: Carlos Frésquez Mid-Career Survey

January 12 - March 24


Carlos Fresquez CVA show


Sangre Colorado: Carlos Frésquez Mid-Career Survey features over 100 works that span forty years of the influential and prolific career of Denver's own Carlos Frésquez. In his paintings, prints, installations, and set designs, Frésquez honors his Chicano background and pulls in varied influences from punk and pop culture to modern masters, blending visual and cultural cues with both reverence and humor. 


All events are free and open to the public and take place at the Center for Visual Art unless otherwise noted. Partner events offer CVA Members a discount; see below for details.

Friday, Jan 12, 2018, 6-8pm
Opening Reception 
Music by DJ Dizzy D

Wednesday, March 7, 2017, 5:30pm
Carlos Frésquez Artist Talk

Saturday, March 24, 2017, 4-6pm
Closing Reception and Poetry Reading.
Join Carlos in a ceremonial repainting of the walls, erasing the temporary murals while reflecting on their content.

First and Third Fridays, 6-8pm
Open late for viewing art art making

Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 9–March 22, 3:30-5:30pm
Free and open workshops for ages 11-21


More of Carlos’ work will be on view at CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center

772 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204

Recognizing One of Our Own: Carlos Frésquez
Through the month of February 

Artist Reception and Book Signing
Friday, February 16, 6-8pm 

New faculty member Marin Abell

Marin Abell - Assistant Professor, Sculpture

Marin Abell grew up in coastal Virginia, earned his BFA in Sculpture from James Madison University, and his MFA in Sculpture and Expanded Practice from Ohio University. His sculptural practice is evocative of the trickster that engages our world in ways that dispel the illusion of separateness. He has received fellowships from organizations such as: The Center for Art and Urbanistics in Berlin; Sculpture Space in Utica, New York; and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO. He has exhibited at venues such as The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art; and installed public sculptures at venues such as: The ArtLot, Brooklyn; The I-Park Foundation and Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. His work has been reviewed by publications such as Hyperallergic, he has served as an editor for the online art theory journal .continent, and was the director of outreach at Spiro Arts in Park City, UT. Before coming to Denver, Abell was the Catron Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Washburn University in Topeka, KS where he cultivated creative educational programs that interfaced with rural communities throughout Kansas, and has also taught at Ohio University, The University of Michigan, and The University of Alabama Huntsville.


New faculty member Jade Hoyer

Jade Hoyer - Assistant Professor, Printmaking

Jade Hoyer is an Assistant Professor of Art at Metropolitan State University of Denver whose work utilizes printmaking, installation, and social practice. She addresses social issues in both research and practice. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and Philippine Women’s University. Jade has been recognized by organizations such as the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and she has also held leadership positions on international print organizations like SGC International and the Association of Print Scholars. Jade completed her MFA with a printmaking emphasis at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (2016) and her BA in Studio Art and Environmental Studies at Carleton College (2007).

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