Opening is this Thursday, September 7th from 5:00-7:00 PM
Faculty Exhibition: 2023 celebrates the creative work of faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder whose scholarship and teaching are grounded in an art-making practice. CU Art Museum showcases the collective creativity of faculty artists for campus and community audiences. Ceramics, film, multimedia and sculptural installations, painting, photography, and video works will be on view in the museum’s galleries throughout the 2023 fall semester.
Tuesday, September 19-20, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 PM in the lobby of the Visual Arts Complex (VAC)
The Visual Arts Complex will have its doors open to welcome all visitors on Sept. 19 and 20. Explore the works of students and visiting artists exhibited throughout the building on all floors. There will be a reception from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the lobby on both days with light refreshments and staff present to answer questions about programs. Visitors are also welcome to drop by anytime during building hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Culture Crawl is a campus-wide event celebrating several cultural heritage sites and groups at CU Boulder. Stop by the different locations and take part in immersive activities, performances, games and shows. Every location you visit gives you a chance to win a prize.
Keynote address by Jennifer Ling Datchuk
Friday, September 22 at 5:00 PM in the VAC auditorium, 1B20
Jennifer Ling Datchuk is an artist born in Warren, Ohio and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her work is an exploration of her layered identity – as a woman, a Chinese woman, as an “American,” as a third culture kid. Trained in ceramics, Datchuk works with porcelain and other materials often associated with traditional women’s work, such as textiles and hair, to discuss fragility, beauty, femininity, intersectionality, identity, and personal history. Her practice evolved from sculpture to mixed media as she began to focus on domestic objects and the feminine sphere. Handwork and hair both became totems of the small rituals that fix, smooth over, and ground women’s lives. Through these materials, she explores how Western beauty standards influenced the East, how the non-white body is commodified and sold, and how women’s – globally, girls’ – work is still a major economic driver whose workers still struggle for equality.
Other ways to participate:
Panel discussion on Graduate Student Success Saturday, September 23 from 9 -11 AM in the VAC auditorium, 1B20
Visiting Artist Lecture: Binh Danh
Monday, October 2 at 4:00 PM
Visual Arts Complex auditorium 1B20
Binh Danh reconfigures traditional photographic techniques and processes in unconventional ways to delve into the connection between history, identity, and place. As a child who immigrated to the US from war-torn Vietnam in 1979, his family stories and diasporic experience are the foundation for his investigative practice. In his highly acclaimed series of chlorophyll prints, Danh uses photosynthesis to directly print portraits from the Vietnam War era onto the leaves surfaces. Danh is also noted for his contemporary daguerreotypes of national parks. Their reflective surfaces enable people of all backgrounds to see themselves as a part of the beauty of the American landscape.
He earned a BFA from San José State University and an MFA from Stanford University. His awards include a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco, and a 2019 Creative Work Fund, collaborating with the Visual and Performing Art Department at the California State University, Monterey Bay. His work has been collected by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Gallery of Art, Washington; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the San Jose Museum of Art, among others. He is an associate professor of art at San José State University.
10/23 Tomashi Jackson
11/06 Jason Stopa
11/13 Sarah Rosalena
11/27 rafa esparza
Martha Russo, Instructor
Exhibition on view at the Gallery of Contemporary Art (GOCA)
August 3 - December 2, 2023
Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery | Ent Center for the Arts
5225 Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 1 - 6 pm, and by appointment
In Greek and Latin verse, a caesura is a break between words within a metrical foot. In modern verse, it is a pause near the middle of a line, any interruption or break. An underpinning of all of Russo’s art is to give people pause – to figure the work out. The artworks are hinged on the familiar but not quite recognizable. The forms, scales, patterns, textures, and unfamiliar gravity knock people off kilter and compel contemplation.
Hellems Arts & Sciences Building - Request for Qualifications
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC ART
Due: September 26, 2023, 11:59 pm MST – Deadline for receipt of submission via CaFÉ™ system
The CU Boulder Hellems Renovation Committee is looking for artworks that address one or more of the potential locations within the Hellems Arts and Sciences Building. Among the locations available for artwork are wall-mounted opportunities and one ceiling-hung location. The building cannot accommodate three-dimensional sculptural artworks on the floor of any space. The committee is interested in multiple artworks from multiple artists; the total budget of $255,000 will be split between multiple commissions, in amounts to be determined. A diversity in artists and types of artwork is desired to best represent the diversity of CU Boulder’s students.
The committee is interested in artists and artworks that reflect the University’s goals of inclusiveness and accessibility. Artworks that address CU Boulder and the area's history, including land acknowledgment, are of high interest, as are artworks that relate to the departments in the building. Language-based artworks are of particular interest.