‌Back to the Fridge

Metropolitan State University of Denver | Department of Art
Exhibition Dates: November 16 - 29, 2012

The first of two BFA Thesis exhibitions, Back to the Fridge is a collaborative, student produced exhibition featuring the thesis work of 13 graduating Metropolitan State University of Denver fine arts students. Back to the Fridge will include 2D and 3D work in Digital, Performance, Photography, Drawing, and Experimental art.

Quantum Soup

Metropolitan State University of Denver | Department of Art
Exhibition Dates: December 7 - 13, 2012

Quantum Soup is a BFA Thesis Exhibition that features the work of 17 emerging artists from the Metropolitan State University of Denver graduating class of 2012. The second of two BFA Exhibition shows, Quantum Soup showcases both two and three dimensional works from diverse disciplines including sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, video/digital art and ceramics.

Creative Impulse: An Experiential Art Festival‌

Festival Dates: November 8 - 10, 2012

In celebration of Denver Arts Week, the Center for Visual Art will be transformed into an immersive art workshop space for three days. Creative Impulse is a unique opportunity that will compel guests/participants to scratch their creative itch. Featuring performance art, collaborative and evolving art installations, music, a pop-up shop and more, Creative Impulse provided guests with a platform to participate and experiment with different approaches toward art.

Return‌ of the Corn Mothers

Exhibition Dates: September 20 - November 2, 2012

Return of the Corn Mothers features stories and portraits of modern unsung heroines. These Corn Mothers of the Southwest are multi-generational and multi-cultural, their influence having created significant change in their respective communities. Award-winning photographer Todd Pierson spent five years interviewing and photographing subjects for the exhibition. Return of the Corn Mothers features 34 women from Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, who have earned the respect and admiration of their community for their activism and creative endeavors. Each woman also recounts in story form her memories of other women who influenced her.

State of Colorado On My Own Time

October 5 – 27, 2012

On My Own Time, is a partnership with Colorado Creative Industries and the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts featuring artwork created by state employees.

MetroSphere, Artists of CVA & Impressions of the Piedra Lumbra-Ghost Ranch

August 24 - September 8, 2012

This group of three concurrent exhibitions features the creative talent of Metropolitan State University of Denver’s art students and alumni.  

Taos  Contemporary‌

Exhibition Dates: May 31 – August 11, 2012

Taos Contemporary, an exhibition featuring 56 artists living and working in Taos County, examined the influence of place in contemporary art.

Throughout the twentieth century, Taos figured prominently as an important contemporary art colony. Far away from other innovative art centers, Taos held sway in the imagination, and its very name is still synonymous with an independent aesthetic sensibility. Keeping this tradition alive — taking it into the now — makes Taos unique. While other towns and cities have vital art scenes, no other area has such a high concentration of creative individuals, many of whom deliberately chose Taos for its artistic, cultural, and geographical resonance. Certainly New York City is the undisputed art capital, but artists flock there to be near the heart of the industry and among its tastemakers.

Preferring to be off the grid, artists settle in Taos for the space in which to pursue their muse apart from such distractions and to draw inspiration from its landscape, light, and spirituality — at once grounding and transcendent.

Taos Contemporary offered a view of the current art colony as represented by a variety of artists who call Taos County home. These artists are engaged with current issues and processes of art-making in a way that suggests Taos maintains its tradition of innovation and independence. Yet these artists tap into the energy of place as well as a supportive environment in a way that gives the New Mexico community its own center of gravity.


BFA Thesis Exhibition

Metropolitan State University of Denver | Department of Art

Show 1: April 20 - 26, 2012

Show 2: May 4 - 10, 2012

Intertwined is the BFA Thesis exhibition that will feature the works of 44 emerging artists in the Metropolitan State College of Denver graduating class of 2012. The works are divided between two shows, each with an opening reception, and include both two and three dimensional works including sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, video/digital art and ceramics.


Exhibition Dates: February 2 – April 7, 2012

Out FIGURED, an exhibition where emotive interpretations of the human figure are explored. Historically, of all the subjects in art, none is more prevalent than the human figure. Out FIGURED demonstrated mastery of the figure paired with an intriguing, expressive dialogue between artist and viewer.

OUR COMMUNITY: CVA Outreach Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: January 6 - 21, 2012

OUR COMMUNITY: CVA Outreach Exhibition featured artwork produced by youth in the community through the CVA’s outreach programs Art Builds Communities (ABC), Technology Art & Graphics (TAG), and Community Art Project (CAP). Over one hundred artworks created in collaboration with partners such as ACE Community Challenge School, the Boys & Girls Club, The Bridge Project, and Arts Street are featured. Artwork in the exhibition was created with a variety of mediums, such as painting, sculpture, drawing, & digital art.