Radical Compliance and Wayfinding to Sustainability
May 6 - July 2, 2016
The burden of teaching innovation and working within institutional compliance lands squarely on art educators. In this exhibition, Colorado art teachers share work that responds to the contemporary school climate.
A local chapter of the National Art Education Association, Colorado Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators in Colorado working to advance visual arts education with the intent to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.
Wayfinding to Sustainability
Theory Loves Practice is a Metropolitan State University-sponsored research group that brings art educators together monthly to cultivate contemporary arts practices in our classrooms.
Artists traditionally break molds, betray expectations, document and respond to current events and art teachers are no exception. As teachers they are challenged with developing space for radical ideation while complying with assessment and evaluation standards. In this exhibition Colorado art educators explore the opposing forces inherent in their profession through art.
May 6, 2016
Opening reception, 6pm
Gallery talk, 7pm
May 20, 2016
Living Catalog, 6pm
Artists share reflections on their latest work in a forum for discussion
June 3, 2016
Theory Loves Practice Task Party, 5-8pm
A playful, improvisational, maker event held during the First Friday art walk. Participants of all ages will respond to and create "tasks" to inspire connection in our community!