Public Art Dedication: "Clerestory"

Judy Montero Storytime Circle in the Children's Area

Join us for a dedication celebration in the children's area for light refreshments and to enjoy a unique art work!

Denver Arts & Venues’ Public Art program, in conjunction with Denver Public Library, Denver City Council and artist Ethan Jackson will dedicate a new camera obscura-based artwork, “clerestory,” by Jackson in the vaulted Storytime Tower at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Library.

The Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji Quilt Guild Presents: “Color My World” Exhibit

Floor 3 - Cousins Gallery

We can learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to learn to live in the same box. Each participant will select a crayon and will use 20 percent of that color in their quilt design. A mini exhibit, “Doors, Doors, Doors,” features guild members who will also creatively capture and translate the phrase, “Today could be the perfect day for opening a new door or exiting an old door” and express in their designs.

Reception, Saturday, August 13, 12 p.m.

For All Who Wish to Learn, 100 Years of Emily Griffith's Legacy, 1916 - 2016

Floor 5, Gates Reading Room

Celebrate 100 years of the Opportunity School established by Emily Griffith. Learn about her life and those she influenced.

The Race Card Project

Floor 3, Reference Sercives

Race Cards are submissions from people who have engaged in a little exercise. Here’s how it works. Think about the word Race. How would you distill your thoughts, experiences or observations about race into one sentence that only has six words?

The Great Migrations Art Exhibit- Arturo Garcia

Second Floor Exhibit Space

Great Migrations is an art exhibit that talks about movement- the movement of the animal species of the world, including men. It is an exhibit that talks about survival. The animal instinct is a powerful force that dives insects, birds, and larger animals by land, water, and air, to travel great distances in order to stay alive.

Christine Fontenot: Favorite Subjects

Floor 3, Cousins Gallery

Favorite Subjects is an exhibition of recent paintings by local artist Christine Fontenot. A collection of works that reflects her love of color while exploring figurative, floral and still-life genres, it seeks to remind us of the beauty that abounds in our everyday lives.

Artist's Reception:
Saturday, July 23, 1-4 p.m.


Quilt Exhibit

Floor 5, Gates Reading Room

Members of the Colorado Quilting Council have returned to the Central Library for their biannual exhibit. This year they focused on images of Colorado and twenty-four quilts represent this theme. They included eight additional quilts from the Council's historic collection. The Western History and Genealogy Department is pleased to present this exhibit created by fellow Coloradans.

Herndon Davis: Journalist and Painter

Floor 5, Western Art Gallery

This exhibit includes selections from the rich Herndon Davis (1901-1962) collection found in the Western History and Genealogy Department collections. Most of the paintings are watercolors of Denver's historic buildings as well as a couple from elsewhere in the state. Davis created portraits and storyboard drawings for newspapers making him not only an artists but a journalist as well.

The Horndribbles: Illuminate the Imagination!


Exhibit runs the month of July
Opening reception and party Saturday, July 2, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. @ Ross-Cherry Creek
Puppet show at 11 a.m. July 2
Come experience the wacky, fun, and special world full of The Horndribbles! These wonderful monsters are the creation of Denver artist Herbert Joel (aka Lucas Richards), and are a delight to kids and grownups alike. The opening party will include fun activities and snacks.

12th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibit

Floor 7, Vida Ellison Gallery

The Pastel Society of Colorado presents the 12th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition. For more details, visit http://www.pastelsocietyofcolorado.org.

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