Now On Display

Representing the West: A New Frontier

White Gallery

January 30 - May 15, 2016

The 14th year of this exhibition has expanded scope which asks artists "What does the American West mean to you?"  Viewers can expect to find non-traditional subject matter, materials, and concepts as well as traditional depictions of the West.

 

Opening Reception:  Meet the artists during the Opening Reception, in conjunction with First Friday Artwalk on Friday, February 5 from 4:30 pm - 7 pm.  Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Jackson Foundation.

Touched by the Hands of God: Michelangelo’s Models

King Gallery


Showing now through  May 29, 2016

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.  -Michelangelo

This collection of six models has an incredible origin story founded in technology and art in which Dr. Harry Spell, of the Harry & Karly Spell Foundation, has created a way to replicate the fragile models Michelangelo used as maquettes for his famous sculptures.  In collaboration with the Museo Casa Buonarotti in Florence, Italy, Dr. Spell was able to use his five-step process to re-create the priceless pieces through laser scanning and rapid prototyping technology.  Reproduction – let alone travel or touching – of these pieces fashioned with clay, wax,  and wood has been unthinkable before now, because the risk of damage to the irreplaceable models was much too great.  This collection of models captures Michelangelo’s masterpieces in a version that will sustain time, travel, and wear.  

The bozzetti provide insight to Michelangelo’s process and preparation for his sculptures.  The pieces which will be on display are Nudo Virile (David), Torso Virile (Louvre Slave), Dio Fluviale (River God), Due Lottatori (Two Wrestlers), Nudo Femminile (Female Nude), and Crocifisso (Crucifix).  It is believed that Michelangelo was nearly blind when he created the piece Crocifisso late in his career.   

Visit us on Touch Tuesdays:  This exhibition allows touching each Tuesday in order to provide a tactile experience.  

First Fridays:  The Helen T. White Galleries are open free to the public every first friday of the month from 4:30 pm - 7 pm.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Dante Alighieri Society, Don and Helen Banner, Joe and Kris Bower, Gregory and Haydee Kort, Jim and Bernadette Warren, Mike and Fran Hurtado, Barbara Fortino, Kim and Kim Barickman, Rudy and Bernadette Padula, Elaine and Bill Nicoll, Rita Gersick, Michael Occhiato, Temple Hoyle Buell Foundation, Koncilja & Koncilja, Edward and Neta DeRose, Dr. Harry and Karly Spell, Ralph and Jan Williams, Carl and Kay Bartecchi, Ashok and Smitta Patel, Judy and Chris Stjernholm, Joe Arrigo and KC Savage, Pueblo Community College, Colorado State University - Pueblo and Classical KCME 88.7-FM.
 

Botanicals

King Gallery

Showing now through May 30, 2016

Regional artists Pauline Foss and Corinne Bisland bring their interpretations to the genre of botanical artwork in the show Botanicals.  Pauline creates drawings of strange and repulsive plants and frightening insects, each of which form a miniature cabinet of wonder.  Corinne’s work uses nature photography illuminated in handmade lightboxes - all the elements of which are samples from a specific space, arranged to convey personal emotion and experiences of the time.

 

Steamorphics by Dave Duros

Hoag Gallery 

Showing now
through March 6, 2016

Artist Dave Duros (aka Dr. Orphic) presents Steamorphics, an exhibition of Steampunk machines, devices, and contraptions.  Art Donovan, author of “The Art of Steampunk” and curator of the world’s first museum Steampunk exhibit at Oxford University in England, says Duros’ work is “wonderfully unique and is pure, authentic Steampunk: Great style, well-conceived, well-executed…and done with a subtle sense of humor.”

Radeaux Illustration

2nd Floor Foyer

Jan 23 – April 10, 2016

This exhibition from native Colorado artist, Radeaux, shows a selection of illustrations from Colorado’s Second Breeding Bird Atlas and a selection of illustrations from the first Atlas as well as the cover art from both books.  These illustrations represent the wide variety, abundance, and beauty of Colorado’s nesting birds.  

RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado

Regional Gallery


Showing now through April 16, 2016

This informative botanical art exhibit showcases the overlooked beauty of famous Rocky Mountain wildflowers as well as some rare plant gems unknown to the public.  

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature one finds it attached to the rest of the world.”   - John Muir