Tenn Street Coffee and Books
4418 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
A plethora of works by nine Denver printmakers: Jeff Russell, Julie Scott, Joe Scott, Dawn Leopardi, Grant Williams, Kathie Lucas, Mark Dalessandro, Becky Bormann, and Sasha Thackeray. Nine is the theme, however you pronounce it. Oreos available at the opening.
PAST SHOW | March 2020
554 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204
This exhibit explores how images, patterns and visual fragments can evoke a memory. Jeff Russell and Thomas Robertson become story tellers through their artwork. Inevitably, life finds its way into art. Jeff’s use of imagery in his screen-prints present visual cues of historical time periods, cultural symbols and nature from around the world. While Tom’s work explores what happens if you lose your memory and if there’s a way to retrieve it. He regards his artwork as a Rosetta stone, a cluster of codes that jumbles created images and memories. His father and his grandfather both lost most of their memories to Alzheimer’s and doctors say odds are he’ll end up with it too. He uses old family photos to silhouette figures. With digital die cutting and printing the figures full of holes, he’s eroding their identity and mimics the disease. The voids serve as windows through which to peer deeper and the shadows speak to the known and unknown.
On view March 6 through March 28, 2020.
Exhibit is open to the public on First Friday, March 6th; Saturday, March 7th and the Show Reception on Sunday, March 8th. Other times available by appointment only (please call or text Tom at 303.594.4559)
PAST | March 2020
Artists on Santa Fe Gallery
747 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204
The three printmakers in this exhibit all draw their inspiration from the natural world. They find the beauty of form arising from the balanced proportions of botanical, animal and geologic subjects. Artists Mary “Patty” McAuliffe and Carol Till are both known for their detailed realistic drawing skills which they translate into beautiful, intricate intaglio etchings. Jeff Russell is inspired by his worldly travel and incorporates those images into dazzling geometric polymer plate prints. These printmakers use traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques (chine collé, hand-coloring, embossments, á la poupée inking) to explore and expand the possibilities of of an image.
Secondary artists reception: March 20, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Regular gallery hours are M-F, 10:00-5:00, Saturday 10:00 - 5:00. First Friday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
On view March 2 through March 30, 2020.
In conjunction with the Month of Printmaking, this show presents creative, innovative approaches to the process of creating artworks by printmaking. The juror, Master Printer Mark Lunning, brings 30 years of experience working with artists and printmaking styles to select the best examples of current printmaking.
Access Gallery is an inclusive nonprofit organization that engages the community by opening doors to creative, educational and economic opportunities for people with disabilities to access, experience and benefit from the arts.
100% of the proceeds from the sale of my print went to Access Gallery.
MO’PRINT IS A CELEBRATION OF THE ART OF MAKING ORIGINAL PRINTS TO INSPIRE, EDUCATE AND PROMOTE AWARENESS IN THE DENVER METROPOLITAN AREA, THE FRONT RANGE REGION, AND THROUGHOUT COLORADO.
Mo'Print 2020 - The Month of Printmaking occurs in March and April.