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Collectivism  |  August 1 - October 19, 2019



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September 5

Image from performance given by subRosa members walking through a gallery space with projected text and imagery

subRosa Artist Talk

Join artists Hyla Willis and Faith Wilding to delve into the work of the cyberfeminist artists collective, subRosa. This event is generously supported by the MSU Denver Office of Diversity and Inclusion. ATTEND

September 6

Members of cyberfeminist artist collective, subRosa, performing in a gallery with colorful projects on the walls

subRosa Performance Gentrification U

subRosa’s new work explores the intersections of the higher education industry with housing gentrification, the gig economy and the new forms of digitizing and monetizing of life and death. Join us to experience this new work live as it unfolds in real time at CVA. This event is generously supported by the MSU Denver Office of Diversity and Inclusion. GET TICKETS

September 6

Image of student dipping a paintbrush into a cup of paint.

First Fridays at CVA

CVA is open late til 8 pm for viewing and free, all ages art making in our studio during Denver's Art District on Santa Fe's First Friday Art Walk

September 18

Different, abstract close-up patterns from different collective's drawings and installations

Collectivism Artist Panel

Hear how and why these artists work in collectives. Panelists include members of Secret Love Collective, Ladies Fancywork Society, Distill Collective, DMB Collective and Women’s Art League. ATTEND

October 10

Members of the Secret Love Collective dress in handmade, hand sewn, colorful and vibrant costumes exuberantly parading down the street.

Collect This! Secret Love Collective Game Show

Participants will collect seemingly random elements in order to make art. Puppets, costumes and artful chaos to ensue! GET TICKETS



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The Center for Visual Art is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the Jan and Fred Mayer Fund, the Marcia Gold Naiman Fund, the Campbell Foundation Fund, BBVA Compass Foundation, Denver Arts and Venues – Imagine 2020, Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti, Delta Dental, the MSU Denver Office of Diversity and Inclusion and other private sources including CVA members and individual donors. 

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