Victory by Brian Sartor and Stephen Farland
       
     
in SITu: From the Artist's Perspective
       
     
in SITu: Art Chair Auction
       
     
in SITu: Chairs from the Kirkland Museum Collection
       
     
In Sight On Site: Muarls
       
     
In Sight On Site: Murals
       
     
In Sight On Site: Murals
       
     
VIRGINIA MAITLAND RETROSPECTIVE
       
     
CONNECTED BY COLOR
       
     
LAURA MERAGE: nausy nausy
       
     
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Victory by Brian Sartor and Stephen Farland
       
     
Victory by Brian Sartor and Stephen Farland

January 18 - April 1, 2018

As part of in SITu, the Victory sculptures are made from chairs and chair parts.

in SITu: From the Artist's Perspective
       
     
in SITu: From the Artist's Perspective

January 18 - April 1, 2018

in si·tu

adverb & adjective

in its original place.

"mosaics and frescoes have been left in situ"

in position

A prevalent element all artist studios have in common is a chair. No matter the type, style, or medium of work created by the artist, the studio chair is an important tool for their creative practice. In this exhibition, artwork by twenty nine artists can be viewed while sitting in the artist’s studio chair, which will be situated in front of their work. While viewing artwork from the artist’s own studio chair, visitors can ponder each piece and hopefully gain a glimpse of the artist’s vision.

in SITu: Art Chair Auction
       
     
in SITu: Art Chair Auction

January 18 - April 1, 2018

50 of IKEA’s IVAR chair were generously donated by IKEA Centennial for artists to transform. These wooden chairs have been turned into sculptures, art objects, and re-imagined functional chairs, and will all be offered for auction throughout the duration of the exhibition.

in SITu: Chairs from the Kirkland Museum Collection
       
     
in SITu: Chairs from the Kirkland Museum Collection

January 18 - April 1, 2018

The Theatre Gallery will feature a selection of designer chairs from Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art in Denver. See a display of wide-ranging chairs from functional to sculptural, sleek and modern to audacious by designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Frank Gehry, Frank Lloyd Wright and Verner Panton.

In Sight On Site: Muarls
       
     
In Sight On Site: Muarls

Main Gallery

Artists at work: May 29 - June 24
Murals on View through August 26

Working on blank panels hung in all three Arvada Center galleries, artists created murals in a variety of styles and processes. Working on site at the Arvada Center as artist schedules allow, visitors were able to see murals develop over a weekend, a week, or even a month.

In Sight On Site: Murals
       
     
In Sight On Site: Murals

Upper Gallery

Artists at work: May 29 - June 24
Murals on View through August 26

Working on blank panels hung in all three Arvada Center galleries, artists created murals in a variety of styles and processes. Working on site at the Arvada Center as artist schedules allow, visitors were able to see murals develop over a weekend, a week, or even a month.

In Sight On Site: Murals
       
     
In Sight On Site: Murals

Theatre Gallery

Artists at work: May 29 - June 24
Murals on View through August 26

Working on blank panels hung in all three Arvada Center galleries, artists created murals in a variety of styles and processes. Working on site at the Arvada Center as artist schedules allow, visitors were able to see murals develop over a weekend, a week, or even a month.

VIRGINIA MAITLAND RETROSPECTIVE
       
     
VIRGINIA MAITLAND RETROSPECTIVE

September 13 - November 11, 2018

Opening Reception: September 13, 6-9 p.m. - Free and open to the public

1965-Present

The Arvada Center is proud to present a career retrospective by acclaimed Boulder painter Virginia Maitland. Maitland, long considered one of the region’s premier abstract colorists is featured in a 53-year retrospective, highlighting the evolution and determination of her art practice.

Maitland’s prolific career will be explored with over 45 artworks along with other archive materials from her prolific career, starting in 1965. She incorporates color, light, and nature into her large-scale paintings. Her color fields are an amalgamation of vibrant hues, composition, and translucent paint layers. To achieve this, Maitland applies at least 15-20 layers of poured paint while shifting the canvas, and then uses minimal brush work to define certain areas.

CONNECTED BY COLOR
       
     
CONNECTED BY COLOR

Upper Gallery - September 13 - November 11, 2018

Opening Reception: September 13, 6-9 p.m. - Free and open to the public

Participating Artists:
Patricia Aaron

Jennifer Ivanovic

Sue Oehme

Jodi Stuart

Connected by Color explores color’s limitless possibilities through the work of four artists. Aaron works in encaustic, Ivanovic pours acrylic paint straight into her composition, Oehme is a master printmaker, and Stuart creates ethereal sculptures using 3D printing pens. Each of these artists take vastly different approaches to color to expose its many different facets.

LAURA MERAGE: nausy nausy
       
     
LAURA MERAGE: nausy nausy

September 13 - December 23, 2018

Laura Merage’s soft sculpture installation takes over the Arvada Center’s Theatre Gallery with vibrations of color. The title, Nausy Nausy, is meant to evoke the words we coo to children when they pet an animal or touch something fragile, to be nice, to be gentle, to be considerate. This installation will flow from the walls to the floor and feature a few huggable pillow and comfortable seats so visitors can immerse themselves in plush color.

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