Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Collin Parson currently serves as the Director of Galleries and Curator for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, Colorado and is a former member at the historic Pirate: Contemporary Art cooperative and recently finished up his artist residency at RedLine Denver. An arts administrator, artist, curator and designer he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology with emphasis in Lighting and Scene Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Master in Arts in Visual Culture and Arts Administration from Regis University in Denver. His creative work involves the control of light and color to create vivid geometric light and space works. He has had the privilege of jurying many arts festivals and exhibitions and has received many awards and recognition for his curatorial projects. He was awarded 100 Colorado Creatives by Westword magazine in 2013 and featured in many television and print productions. Parson is the son of Colorado sculptor Charles Parson, whose experience with the regions arts community helped Collin long before his professional career began. Growing up in a family of artists, Collin is proud to be continuing the educational and creative traditions.
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Parson's current curatorial project Colorado Abstract +10: A Survey at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities opens September 16 - November 17, 2019. Artistically, he recently was awarded a public art commission at Addenbrooke Park in Lakewood, CO which will be unveiled on October 12 at 1p.m. and has two sculptures on display through 2019 as part of Art on the Streets in Colorado Springs, CO. INTERFERENCE an exhibition opens at the Buell Theatre Auditorium in Denver, CO July 1st-October 1st.
"The intention of a phenomenal art is simply the gift of seeing a little more today than you did yesterday”-Robert Irwin.