In celebration of bringing jazz to Denver for 30 years, KUVO has teamed up with the Blair-Caldwell Library to create an exhibit sure to take jazz lovers down a musical memory lane! Since its very first record dropped on August 29, 1985, KUVO 89.3 Jazz FM has proudly been offering a mix of jazz, Latino and blues. Located in a studio in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood, KUVO has established a go-to hub for musicians from around the world.
As a travel and portrait photographer, Amy K. Wright has spent the last 13 years working to capture the faces and landscapes of those in her local and global community. As a team member at Whole Foods Market, she has had the opportunity to visit India twice, in the last 2 years, and witness the transformative power of micro-lending through the Whole Planet Foundation.
Members of the Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji Quilt Guild will depict their individual journeys to Colorado. These quilts, original in design, are 18" x 24" and will be displayed both vertically and horizontally, with no borders or bindings, so that when hung together the roads and byways the members traveled will connect them to Denver. Though predominantly of African-American ancestry, the RMWSQG celebrates ethnic diversity in membership, as well as in the many different patterns displayed in their quilts. For information about the guild visit their website http://www.washonaji.org/
Artist Joe Barry Carroll, seven-foot-tall NBA All-Star, wealth advisor, philanthropist, painter and author began painting several years ago in his home studio. His current exhibit Growing Up tells the story of a young boy who was shaped and guided by the people and places he encountered growing up in the American south, "up north" in Denver and eventually in the NBA. Visit his website at http://www.joebarrycarroll.com/
James Russell Sherman, (1906-1989), studied at Kansas City Art Institute and Arts Students League of New York. One of his paid commissions, through a U.S. Treasury Department national competition, was a mural for the Loveland post office. Sherman’s subjects included landscapes, cowboys, cubism, abstracts, portraits, still life and social issues. Sherman also did a series of highway safety paintings to bring attention to accidents related to drinking and speeding.
Black and white images of the Colorado landscape by Thomas Carr, Staff Archaeologist for History Colorado in Denver. The images represent his second decade of photographic work in Colorado, where Thomas has lived for the past twenty years.