UPCOMING EXHIBITIONSEye Center of Northern Colorado Exhibition Series
Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home
January 17 – March 15, 2020
Shelter is universally identified as a basic human right, yet refuge and protection are out of reach for millions of people. The United Nations reports a record of 65.3 million people was uprooted worldwide last year, a figure that has increased by 50 percent over the past five years. In the US, 2.5 million children are now homeless each year. This historic high represents one in every 30 children. In communities across the US, real estate development and growth bring increasing concerns about effects of gentrification and housing equity. To bring this subject to light, Contemporary Craft, is focusing public attention on the basic human need for safe housing through the major exhibition, Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home.
35 works in diverse craft media created by 14 contemporary artists will convey personal stories and experiences to demonstrate the local and worldwide impact displacement and housing insecurity have on individuals and society, and how the arts can encourage positive self-expression and guide thoughtful conversation. Innovative contemporary art expressions, rooted in traditional craft materials, will highlight a range of techniques and forms. Because of the visionary, poetic, and experiential potential of art, visitors will be able to see, feel, and understand the need for stable housing in new and meaningful ways; to transform their thinking and be moved to become part of the solution.
This exhibition was organized by Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Elliot Ross: American Backyard
January 17 – March 15, 2020
American Backyard looks at the reality of American lives on the border through the voices of those that occupy those spaces. This photographic project took shape over five months with interviews from thousands of residents along the 2,000 mile border, which covered over 8,000 miles of circumnavigational travel from Brownsville, TX to San Diego, CA.
Elliot Ross is an internationally represented photographer based in Colorado with a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His work has been widely published, with notable appearances in National Geographic Magazine, TIME, The Guardian, Vice and The Atlantic. Blending formalism with editorial storytelling, his work aims to achieve a timeless quality. As a result, many of Elliot’s clients have roots in American heritage. His fine art work focuses predominantly on human stories that explore spaces in transition, among them, the rapidly changing American arctic, and the divisive nature of geopolitical borders including the plight of refugees seeking asylum in Europe and stories from marginalized American communities of the U.S. / Mexico borderlands.
Eye Center of Northern Colorado/ DaVinci Sign Systems Masks Exhibition and Silent Auction
April 3 – May 1, 2020
2020 marks the 16th year of Masks, MoA’s signature event. Masks offer a highly popular exhibition of community art while raising money to support the museum’s mission. Over its 16-year history, Masks has raised over $1.6 million to support the museum’s exhibitions and educational programming. Each year has been an exciting journey as the unadorned ceramic forms leave the museum and return as an amazing collection of unique masks.
Fiberart International 2019
May 22 – July 26, 2020
Fiber art has become a widely celebrated art medium, one that is ever evolving and crosses the boundaries between fine art and craft. Fiberart International 2019 will feature artworks by 56 artists from the US and abroad. Fiberart International 2019 records the changing definition of textile art. Internationally respected artists and exhibition jurors, Sonya Clark and Jane Sauer reviewed more than 1,400 art works submitted by artists from 28 countries and across the United States. They refined the selection to 57 pieces bringing together artists from eight countries and 43 states. The exhibition presents viewers with art that explores the unexpected relationships between textile art
and other creative disciplines. Drawing on a variety of visual languages and global points of view, ancient textile techniques are transformed into contemporary artworks that ask questions and challenge us to look at ourselves and our place in the world.
This exhibition was organized by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc, Pennsylvania.
Lorri Acott + Adam Schultz
Beauty and the Beast
August 7 – September 27, 2020
Beauty and the Beast:
An Unexpected Journey
Taking an intriguing new look at an ancient tale, artists Lorri Acott and Adam Schultz have joined forces for a compelling exhibition of original paintings and sculpture. The two-person show will feature both their individual works of art, as well as a new series of collaborative sculptures.
Celebrating ideas around unexpected relationships, the nature of duality, and the connective power of mythology on society, this reinterpretation of the “tale as old as time” seeks to inspire a new conversation about what we really define as beautiful, and exactly who is the beast.
Displaying works ranging in size from miniature to monumental, and rendered in styles from realistic to abstract, the artists invite you to join them on their journey of self-discovery through their exploration of this timeless theme.
Lorri Acott’s impressionistic figurative sculptures reside in private and public collections throughout the US and abroad. A favorite of collectors and critics alike, Lorri’s work receives a powerful emotional response wherever it is placed. Living in the mountains of Colorado, she has found the idea place to nurture her creative spirit. Lorri, with her husband Adam Schultz, is the co-founder of www.DreamBigSculpture.com, a company specializing in the creation of large scale artwork for both corporate and public collections worldwide.
Adam Schultz is an elected member the National Sculpture Society who has been living in Northern Colorado for over 30 years. Working primarily in bronze, he creates sculptures ranging in size from miniature to monumental for both private and public collections around the country.
Otter Products at 20
October 2- 25, 2020
This exhibition will look at 20 years of innovation at this Fort Collins-based worldwide company. Founded in 1998, Otter Products has grown to become a global innovator of premium protective products for smartphones and tablets. Their focus is on breaking ground and leading the way to help people do more and go more places with technology in hand. The innovative spirit of founder and chairman Curt Richardson is evident in the variety of products produced.
Baller Art Collection
Picasso as Printmaker
November 6 – January 3, 2021
This exhibition will look at the creative genius of Picasso through his focus on printmaking. Artwork featured will be drawn from the collection of Dr. Robert Baller.