The Arvada Center Summer Gallery Exhibition FACES, PLACES & SPACES

Arvada CO – The nationally recognized Arvada Center will open its latest art gallery exhibition, FACES, PLACES & SPACES sponsored by Exempla Lutheran Medical Center with a public reception on Thursday, June 7 from 6-9 p.m. FACES, in the main gallery, goes beyond the traditional portrait show focusing only on the face, the quintessential expression of humanity. Through painting, photography and sculpture, PLACES, in the upper gallery, will highlight the juxtaposition of the interior, intimate and exterior, urban spaces created by humans. SPACES, in the theater gallery and in collaboration with Michele Mosko will feature large encaustic work by Earl Schofield and ethereal paintings by Lanny DeVuono, two artists who tackle open spaces.

"The Arvada Center is proud to be presenting a major exhibition featuring 36 of the region’s top artistic talents.” Remarked Collin Parson, Exhibition Manager, “From emerging to internationally known, these artists aim to explore the artistic dialogue that these genres have created in art and the continued evolution of their various representations. We are honored to be partnering with eight of the state’s top galleries to help secure these top-flight artists." The galleries represented are Walker Fine Art; David B. Smith Gallery; Michele Mosko Fine Art; Plus Gallery; Rule Gallery; Sandra Phillips Gallery; Shark’s Ink. and William Havu Gallery.

Upper Gallery
June 7 - August 26, 2012
When one thinks of place, we think of an architectural landmark, urban landscape, or somewhere as simple as home. It is we, as human beings, who often define them as a place. These places can be large or small, inside or out, but we determine their function or purpose. No matter where we go, we are always in a place, both literally and metaphorically. The artists in this exhibition express their interpretation of place through many forms of media and matter, giving credence to the sense of place. Artists represented in PLACES include Marc Berghaus; Lisa Calzavara; Alan Chimacoff; Rick Dula; Sharon Feder; Sarah McKenzie; David Menard; Chandler Romeo and Denis Roussel.

There will be two free panel discussions moderated by Erik Isaac and Michael Keen from the Untitled Art Show, one on Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. with Adam Milner (Faces), Sarah McKenzie (Places), Lanny DeVuono (Spaces), Xi Zhang (Faces), Danyl Cook (Faces), and Chandler Romeo (Places). The other will take place on Saturday, August 4 at 1:30 p.m. with Sharon Brown (Faces), Barbara Shark (Faces), Lisa Calzavara (Places), Sharon Feder (Places), Rick Dula (Places), and Dave Seiler (Faces). Please RSVP at 720-898-7242 or The Untitled Art Show is a weekly, internet, talk-radio show about art and the art world hosted by Erik Isaac and Mike Keen. To view recent interviews go to