OUR CURRENT EXHIBITS DEBUTED to an appreciative audience Friday, October 25th. These exhibits bring you art by four artists, each interpreting the natural world with a unique voice.
Mankind has always found sustenance, solace, challenge and mystery in nature. Artists seek to capture and interpret nature through constructions of their own making. Each of these artists, Dan Baumbach (Boulder), Ayn Hanna (Fort Collins), Virginia Jenkins (WA) and Priscilla Fowler (Denver) has his or her own way of seeing and expressing feelings for the world around us. Their mediums are as diverse as their artistic voices. Respectively, they work in ice photography, fiber art, abstract ceramic sculpture, and paintings and drawings on paper and mylar.
These three exhibits will be in place from October 25th though December 2nd. The Dairy’s Galleries are free and open to the public seven days a week during the following hours: Monday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
For expanded information about the artists, these exhibits and the artists’ websites, scroll below to “Current Exhibits.”
Monday & Tuesday, 9am – 5pm | Wednesday–Friday, 9am – 8:30pm | Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 8:30pmEvenings & Weekends during live performances & film screenings
In Focus Gallery & Polly Addison Exhibition Space
Accessible and open to the public whenever The Dairy building is open.
Visiting our galleries and attending Opening Events for Exhibits are FREE of charge. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
Bike Art at The Dairy!
“An Extravaganza in Visual Art, Performance, Film and More, Celebrating the Bicycle”
By popular demand, Bike Art at the Dairy! returns to our galleries December 5, 2013 – January 17, 2014. The USA Cyclo-cross championships also come to Boulder in January, so expect lots of bike mania in town! From nearly 500 submitted works of art, we’ve selected 134 pieces by 94 artists from as far away as Hawaii and Alaska. Some of these artists have also provided miniature works, perfect for holiday gift-giving. Join up for either of the OPENING NIGHTS, December 5th 4:00 – 6:30 PM or December 6th 4:00-6:30 PM. See the Schedule below.
Bike Art Challenge for Children & Youth – We’ve teamed up with Boulder Manufacturer Polar Polar Bottle® to bring your kids an exciting opportunity to design art that will be reporduced on a 20 ounce Polar Bottle. One winner will be chosen from each of the following categories: pre-school & elementary grades, middle school and high school.
Bike Art at The Dairy 2013 schedule
Dates: December 5, 2013 – January 17, 2014
134 pieces of art by 94 artists from across the U.S. PLUS a miniatures gallery
2 Opening Receptions, Thursday December 5th and Friday December 6th, 4:00 – 6:30 PM each day, Get your FREE ticket to guarantee admission.
For December 5th: HERE
For December 6th: HERE
Rising from Ashes: Bike Art Special
LA Times says “Layers if suffering and joy mingle” in this story of cycling Team Rwanda and their coach, Jock Boyer.
Click here for tix, times, trailer, and info.
A Winter of Cyclists: Bike Art Special
Local film about the rewards and challenges of winter commuting via bicycle, followed by Q & A with the filmmaker and featured cyclists.
Click here for tix, times, trailer, and info.
Coming later in December: Wadjd, a foreign Oscar contender about a young girl’s struggle to buy a bicycle in Saudi Arabia.
Be part of the Bike Art Action – Volunteer! We need lots of help hanging the exhibit and with the exciting programs in store for Bike Art 2013. To learn more, please contact Mary Horrocks, email@example.com, 303-440-7826, ext 103.
CURRENT EXHIBITS, October 25 – December 1
“Imagined Biologies” – McMahon Gallery: Fantastical ceramic works by Virginia Jenkins (Seattle WA – http://jenkinsclay.com) and abstract paintings on paper and constructions of mylar by Denver’s Priscilla Fowler (http://www.priscillafowler.com). Jenkins’ sculptures are small, sensual and somewhat whimsical. According to Jenkins, “[They] . . . represent a convergence between existing and imagined realities inspired by the potential of the millions of undiscovered life forms in our oceans.” She uses iconographies drawn from coastal environments together with subtle allusions to the human body, to create objects that suggest an esoteric existence. The objects are unique biological entities with their own spirituality and provoke the experience of an independent, symbolic world, revealing covert process, intrinsic sexuality, and vulnerability.
Fowler’s work depicts aqueous movement in or around water. The semi-predictable movement of paint suspended in liquid puddles appears in some pieces as do billows of surf and the voluptuousness of a bed of seaweed in her Scroll paintings and the Blood Nest IV bas-relief assemblage.
On the walls of In-Focus Gallery, Boulder artist Dan Baumbach (http://www.danbaumbach.com) demonstrates his mastery of abstract photography with compelling images in “Frozen.” Baumbach’s “Frozen Galaxy” could as easily be an image of the cosmos as one taken from our local winter landscape. The photograph titled “Rune” suggests the casting of an ancient tool for divination. Says Baumbach, “What I love about abstractions is that they stand by themselves. You don’t have to relate them to the original scene that was in front of the camera. You can just extract the essence of what’s in front of you and make a beautiful image out of it.”
The intricate fiber works in “LineScapes,” by Fort Collins artist Ayn Hanna (http://www.aynhanna.com) are inspired by topography and maps of both real and imagined places. Line quality, drawing and color are all predominant features of art that incorporates hand-dyed, screen-printed and stitched cloth.
Hanna brings a strong background in printmaking to works that she refers to as textile “paintings.” According to Hanna, “These works are mappings of my personal places and experiences inspired by memories, dreams, and my studies of cartography and the visual display of information.”
GALLERIES AT THE DAIRY
The Dairy’s galleries began with the inception of the Colorado Community Curator (CCC) program in 1997 with a roughed-out gallery area and rolling wall padlocked each night for security purposes. When Phase II of The Dairy renovation was completed in 2001, the McMahon Gallery, In Focus Gallery, Polly Addison Exhibition Space and The MacMillan Family Lobby opened as premier gallery spaces for local art exhibitions. Today, our Dairy galleries exhibit the work of more than eighty regional, national and international artists in eighteen juried shows each year.
The Dairy Galleries are growing in recognition throughout Colorado and , nationally and internationally. In January of each year, a Call for Entries is made for art to be shown in our galleries for the following year; e.g. in February 2012, the Call for Entries will be made for juried shows in 2013. Information about the application process will be given on this site at that time. The application process will close in late March. The Dairy’s Visual Art Committee (VAC) will jury applications in April with final selection notification made to artists in May or June. The volunteer committee VAC is comprised of business owners, artists, CU faculty, art patrons, board members and The Dairy’s Curator of Visual Art and Education.
For more information, please contact , Mary Horrocks, Curator of Visual Arts and Education, 303-440-7826, ext 103.
Special thanks to: AEC Trust, Anchor Point Fund, Boulder Arts Commission, Boedecker Foundation, City of Boulder, Colorado Creative Industries, Crestone Capital Advisors, Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, Denver Foundation, Flatirons Bank, Gerstacker Foundation, Google, L&N Andreas Foundation, Messing Family Charitable Foundation, Polk Family Charitable Fund, SCFD , Snikiddy, Western Disposal, WhiteWave Foods, Xcel Energy Foundation, 1040 Foundation
Polar Bottle® Bike Art Challenge
Boulder’s Dairy Center for the Arts and Polar Bottle® are excited to announce an art competition for children and youth for Bike Art at the Dairy 2013. Polar Bottle, the Boulder-based insulated water bottle manufacturer, has partnered with The Dairy for the first-ever Children and Youth Custom Water Bottle Design Contest.
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Bicycle-themed art submissions will be accepted and judged in three categories: 1) pre-school and elementary school, 2) middle school, and 3) high school. Either original art or electronic files may be submitted and must be received at The Dairy by 6:00 p.m. December 2, 2013. Deliver or mail original to Mary Horrocks, The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder CO 80302 or email in jpg form to firstname.lastname@example.org. With each submission, please provide name and age of artist, grade, name of school and art teacher’s name. This competition is open to all children and youth across Colorado.
The Polar Bottle dual-wall insulation design features an inner and outer plastic bottle sealed around a foil liner, where the custom graphic will be printed. To participate, students must design their own graphics for the foil liners used in Polar Bottle insulated water bottles. One winning design from each age group will be selected by a team of executives and designers from Polar Bottle and Visual Art jurors from The Dairy. The art will be reproduced on 20-ounce Polar Bottles with winning art and artists announced at the opening events for this year’s Bike Art at The Dairy, December 5th and 6th and posted throughout the Bike Art exhibition, December 5, 2013 – January 17, 2014.
Contest submissions will be accepted in various mediums, ranging from crayon drawing to digital Photoshop™ designs. A printed template detailing the size and shape of the bottles is available at The Dairy Main Box Office window, weekdays, noon to 5:30 p.m. or downloaded from the Polar Bottle website http://www.polarbottle.com/polar-bottle-water-bottle-templates/
Bike Art at The Dairy 2012 opened to a crowd of over 1,600 arts and sports patrons with an exhibit of works by 126 artists from around the country. During the three-week exhibit, an estimated 12,000 additional visitors came to view art and attend bike-related events. In keeping with Boulder’s “Go Big or Go Home” culture, Bike Art at The Dairy 2013 has been expanded to cover a six-week period. The exhibit kicks off with two opening nights: December 5th and 6th, and continues with other events including performances by national touring group Bicycle Men and a ticketed VIP event January 9th, during the 2014 USA Cyclo-cross National Championships, to be held at the Boulder Valmont Bike Park January 8th – 12th.
For more information on The Dairy Center for the Arts, Bike Art at The Dairy 2013 or the Polar Bottle bike art competition, go to http://www.thedairy.org or contact Mary Horrocks, Curator of Visual Art and Education, email@example.com, 303-440-7826, ext 103. For more details on the Made in America Polar Bottle products email Public Relations Associate Adeline Bash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in our gallery program! For more information, contact Mary Horrocks, Curator of Visual Art and Education: 303-440-7826, ext 103, email@example.com.