‘Kaleidoscope’ juried exhibit opens at college

Artworks will be on display at Littleton campus through Aug. 3

Posted 7/16/18

The annual community exhibit, “Kaleidoscope,” is open through Aug. 3 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College/Littleton, offering a varied look at works by artists in the …

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‘Kaleidoscope’ juried exhibit opens at college

Artworks will be on display at Littleton campus through Aug. 3

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The annual community exhibit, “Kaleidoscope,” is open through Aug. 3 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College/Littleton, offering a varied look at works by artists in the community — bringing together many, sometimes combined, media, interests and techniques — the open entry format invites works both traditional and a bit edgy.

The juror was ACC Art Department Chair Angela Faris Belt, who combines fine art photography with her administrative skills. Her eye for fine detail is apparent in her choices of ribbon winners.

Linda Schmale won first place for a screen print called simply “Tulip.” It has the pristine look of a carefully drawn black ink rendition — which is how it started out in this world, one suspects. The artist has several related artworks near it on the wall and I liked the decision to hang works submitted by a given artist together. It’s a nice way to take in the range of work by a particular person, or refinements on a given approach or vision.

Second place was awarded to multi-talented Littleton artist Michelle Lamb, who has an exhibit of her assemblage work, “Altered Alchemy,” coming up in Boulder soon at Bricolage Gallery. Her winning piece, “Capricorn” is sculpture created from epoxy-resin clay. The charming goat figure with a fish tail exudes confidence and an air of being in charge. (Lamb is the artist who painted the mural at the downtown Littleton light rail station, commissioned by Littleton’s Fine Art Board before the train started running.)

It was a pleasant surprise to see the name of Michelle Lamb’s daughter, Emily Lamb, on the third-place winner, “Kindred,” a pair of beautifully crafted, classical-looking porcelain heads, connected at the crown by a colored glass piece. (Emily graduated with a fine arts degree a little over a year ago, where she focused on glass as her material of choice and she has been working and traveling, perfecting her skills.) Fun to see a young community artist touch base again. She also has a smaller work, “Infinity,” depicting two ethereal classic figures — again connected with a bit of glass.

Honorable mentions were awarded to Barbara Veatch and Bobbi Shupe, both longtime local figures in the art world.

This exhibit is a pleasing combination of very approachable works of art, with paintings, prints, photographs, sculptural works and color and texture both subdued and noisy.

There will be a closing reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 3, and the show is open Mondays to Fridays from noon to 5 p.m. until then.

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