Members of the Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji Quilt Guild will depict their individual journeys to Colorado. Those who are native to Denver will illustrate their lives through the unique and expressive medium of quilts. 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.
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/
Come and see the work the 4th Grade Students from Godsman Elementary. These students created Timelines, images and Letters to "Corky." The students researched Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales and visited the library for a tour of the building and received information about programs at the library. They shared the letters they wrote to "Corky," and you can read them all in the Children's Area. These items are placed on the end caps. Letters are in English and in Spanish.
“Threads of Commonality”
The experience of displacement is not unique to refugees. We all experience moments of being out-of-place. What are the barriers that prevent us from a sense of belonging? What does it look like to triumph over these barriers? The goal with this exhibit is to create threads of commonalities - through a wide variety of personal perspectives which depict the sense of feeling at home wherever and whoever we are.
Featured Artists: Maxwell Koepke, Frank Anello, Carmen Melton, Lynn Burnes, Tiffinny Branson, Cris Cardenas, Kiyasha Newson, Knyaw Paw.
Explore fine oil paintings of the Black American West.
Saturday, July 11, 1-4pm
Light Refreshments Served
Local artist Lesa Rose Webb was born in Los Angeles, Calif. and graduated from Santa Barbara City College with an Associates in Art degree. She specializes in the production of high quality fine art paintings of people and cultures of color. She works in a variety of mediums, including oil, acrylic, and watercolor paints. Her bold and graphic depictions have also been rendered in pencil, charcoal, and pastel. Visit her website at https://lesarose.wordpress.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.
Breaking the Barriers 2.0 – The Asian Connection Portrait Series
The United Tennis Association-Colorado District and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Barry Gutierrez are collaborating to bringing stories of diversity, health, creativity, wellness and inclusion through art. Barry Gutierrez specializes in corporate clients with experience as a photojournalist and as a photographer. For more information on his work visit www.barrygutierrez.com