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Current and Upcoming Events and Exhibitions:

Turning Points
group exhibition with the Artnauts Collective
Royal University of Fine Arts
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
: November 1-7, 2019
Artnauts : http://www.artnauts.org
“Turning Points” addresses the changes inherent in our country at this time: how everyday life is affected by the social conditions wherein we find ourselves. This exhibition will explore the connection between personal issues and public issues. The exhibition will create visualizations of everyday life in American society in the present time, and inspire dialogue and discussion about the connections and differences in “turning points” among people all over the world.

Melissa Furness– Atelier Workshop: Creating Patterns and Image Transfers with Painting
Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant St, Denver, CO
: November 8-9, 2019
$250 for 2-day workshop, Materials fee: $10
Learn how to produce layered paintings in acrylic and oil through the use of patterns and image transfers. Students are invited to try out pattern making techniques including pochoir, taping, press printing, basic litho process and more. We will also explore the use of image transfers and collage with painting in multiple ways, helping students expand the ability to produce painted works through the use of unique designs and borrowed imagery. Students will be asked to bring images and patterns of interest in order to produce a small series of experimental works that utilize a variety of alternative print-related methods in the realm of painting.

Drawing in Italy
Study Abroad Program led by Melissa Furness
University of Colorado Denver, Santa Reparata International School of Art
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/