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Current and Upcoming Events and Exhibitions:

As of Now II
group exhibition with gallery represented artists
K Contemporary Art
1412 Wazee St, Denver, Colorado
: December 14, 2019 – January 4, 2020
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00pm
Contact: gallery@kcontemporaryart.com; Phone: 303-590-9800
This December, K Contemporary is proud to present a group exhibition celebrating K contemporary’s two-year anniversary, featuring works by the gallery’s represented artists. This two-year celebration exhibit is a celebration of what’s been achieved by the artists and the gallery and what is yet to come. This artist-centric gallery’s mission is to establish great working relationships with artists, create a platform for Colorado-based artists to have national and international influence, and bring incredibly engaging work from international artists to Denver; K Contemporary aims to revolutionize the role of a contemporary gallery.
Westword: “A collaboration between painter Melissa Furness and sculptor Rian Kerrane tops the roster of work that must be seen.”

The Know Denver Post: “The new top dog: K Contemporary In two short years, gallerist Doug Kacena has realigned the artist hierarchy in Denver, assembling a stable of painters and makers who have delivered consistently solid exhibitions while sparking their own commercial careers. Among them: Daisy Patton, Melissa Furness, Michael Gadlin, Suchitra Mattai and Mario Zoots.”

From “Northside” to Monet, Denver’s biggest arts and culture moments of 2019

Drawing in Italy
Study Abroad Program led by Melissa Furness
University of Colorado Denver, Santa Reparata International School of Art
December 28, 2019 – January 18, 2020; Florence, Italy
Travel Dates: December 2019 – January 2020
Drawing in Italy is a three plus week global study program based in Florence, Italy. This program consists of a 3 credit course in studio art. The focus is on travel as a mode of artistic practice via unique methods of drawing and painting, illustration, printmaking and book arts. The program runs every other winterim, December (odd) to January (even years). Check out Melissa’s creative research blog here as the time approaches: http://melissafurness.com/translocalities/

“I cannot heave my heart in my mouth”
group exhibition with faculty of the University of Colorado Denver
Emmanuel Gallery
Auraria Campus, University of Colorado Denver,
1205 10th Street Plaza, Denver, CO 80204
: January 23 – TBD
Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Contact: +1 303-315-7431
“I Cannot Heave My Heart Into My Mouth,” comes from Cordelia in Shakespeare’s King Lear, the authentic daughter who doesn’t waiver.  As artists, art historians, and designers the faculty at CU Denver use a language to express themselves that goes beyond words.

group traveling exhibition with the Artnauts Collective
Venue 1: Artificum Gallery
Villavicencio, Meta, Columbia
Dates: January 15 – February 15, 2020
Venue 2: Guayupe Gallery
Villavicencio, Meta, Columbia
Dates: March 15 – April 15, 2020
Venue 3: National University of Columbia
Leticia, Amazonas, Columbia
Dates: June 1 – 24, 2020
Venue 4: House of Culture
Arauca, Columbia
Dates: August 1 – 30, 2020

My Country: Dreams and/or Reality
group traveling exhibition with the Artnauts Collective
Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Sarajevo Winter Festival 2020
Sarajevo, Bosnia
February 7, 2020
This theme addresses our perception of the state of our country today.  How do we perceive ourselves given what is happening today?

Pink Progression: Collaborations
group exhibition with the Pink Progression Collective
Arvada Center
6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003
Opening Reception: June 4, 2020

: June 4 – August 23, 2020
Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm, and Sunday 1:00-5:00pm
Contact: +1 720-898-7200
The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial offers us the opportunity to commemorate a milestone and recognize the consecutive dates in which all women attained the right to vote in America. In order to inspire social change, collaboration must occur. Working together allows us to share our knowledge and experience, while challenging each other to move outside of our comfort zone and discover a fusion of narratives. For Arvada Center, Pink Progression artists are invited to collaborate with an artist of their choice to explore ideas of feminism, equality, inclusivity, gender identity, unity, and community.

collaborative installation with artist Susanne Mitchell
Back Alley Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204
: July 2020
Gallery hours: Upcoming
Contact: Kcputnam1412@msn.com; +1 303-748-2188
Where Contemporary, Conceptual and Experimental Converge

group exhibition with the Artnauts Collective
Center for Visual Art
Metropolitan State University
965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80206
Opening Reception: July 31, 6:00 – 8:00pm
: July 31 – October 17, 2020
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11:00am – 6:00pm, Saturday 12:00 – 5:00pm
Contcact: cva@msudenver.edu; Phone: +1 303-294-5207
This theme came from a discussion of crossing borders – politically charged, contested, invisible and those clearly designated, as well as socioeconomic, emotional and other intangible barriers. Our goal is to inspire the broad and deep creative exploration that has flourished in past Artnauts exhibitions.