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Dairy Arts Center

EXHIBITIONS

The Dairy Arts Center has four award-winning galleries that are free and open to the public. These galleries include the Hand-Rudy, MacMillian Family Lobby, Polly Addison, and the McMahon Gallery. Annually our four galleries show works by more than 100 regional, national, and international artists in a variety of exhibitions. The galleries are free and open to the public Monday-Sunday, from 2pm-6pm.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Marcus Murray

Marcus MurraySnapshots of Black History Month Marcus Murray Digital Illustration Left to Right: Magic, Spirit, Ancestors, Afro On view along the North wall of The Dairy Arts Center’s main entrance: June – September, 2022   This work was developed in February 2022 to celebrate Black History Month as part of Murray’s collaborative drawing challenge launched

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Vessel

A vessel takes on many different definitions and exists within a range of disciplines; from science and the blood to vessels that sail the wide open seas, all the way to ancient vessels that were used for water transportation or storage. The ways in which vessels are understood are also quite abstract and far-reaching. Artists

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Natascha Seideneck

Natascha Seideneck – Outlandish Redux Caruso Lounge, Dairy Arts Center, West Entrance March 31st, 2022 –  This re-installation of works produced for Outlandish (presented as part of Brutal Realities, Jan 17 – Feb. 23, 2020), a two person exhibition with Regan Rosburg, is a playful composition of works from two bodies of Seideneck’s work, Uncanny

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Jodi Stuart – Nested Rhomboids

Jodi Stuart Nested Rhomboids Jodi Stuart Nested Rhomboids ABS Plastic, Nylon Filament 120″ x 60″ x 72″ On view in the Dairy’s West Entrance Jodi Stuart explores the aesthetic of the digital technologies which saturate our lives, in relation to tactile and sensory experience. Stuart subverts the materials and tools of high-tech culture through her

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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Fan Mail 2.0

Fan Mail 2.0 February 3rd – April 1st, 2023 Co-Curated by Hyperlink Collection While the internet and social media provide artists with ample opportunities to both disseminate  imagery and gain exposure to other artists, it often hinders one’s ability to make the same  meaningful connections that are cultivated when co-existing in proximity. The dynamic that

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PAST EXHIBITIONS

Water is Life

Water is Life Co-Curated by JayCee Beyale September 23rd – November 26th, 2022 Participating Artists: JayCee Beyale, Theresa Clowes, Kendall Rose Kippley, Zeke Peña, Nicole Salimbene, and Anna Tsouhlarakis “Water doesn’t discriminate, but people do. How do we make this a human need rather than a demographic need?” -JayCee Beyale Our bodies are living organisms

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HOMELANDS

HOMELANDS September 16th – November 26th Guest Curated by: Robert Martinez (Northern Arapaho) and Bruce Cook (Haida/Arapaho) Participating Artists: Karen Box, Bruce Cook, Ron Howard, Brent Learned, George Curtis Levi, Robert Martinez, Eugene Ridgley Jr., Jackie Sevier  Featuring Contemporary Indigenous Artists with historical ties to the Colorado Area, HOMELANDS will exhibit their diverse creations bringing

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Traveling Exhibition

Traveling Exhibition July 22nd – September 17th, 2022 Closing Reception September 17th, 6:00-8:00pm Participating Artists: Amy Guion Clay and Caroline Douglas, Louise Grauer, Kristen Snedeker, and Adventure Painting*.  *Adventure Painting exhibition co-curated by Johnny Defeo and Aaron Zulpo, including artists: Johnny Defeo, Daniel M. Granitto, Chris Kannen, Grace Kennison, Aitor Lajarain-Encina, Marius Lehene, Robert Martin,

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inVISIBLE | hyperVISIBLE

inVISIBLE | hyperVISIBLE May 20th – July 16th, 2022 Curated by Boram Jeong, Boyung Lee, Sammy Lee, and Chad Shomura Opening Reception May 20th, 5:00-8:00pm The theme inVISIBLE | hyperVISIBLE captures the struggles of Asians and Asian Americans to survive and thrive in the face of strong anti-Asian sentiment. Asians and Asian Americans are alternately

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BVSD 2022

Boulder Valley School District Student and Faculty Exhibition A presentation of works from students and educators part of Boulder Valley School District April 14th – May 11th, 2022 Opening Reception: April 14th, 5:00-8:00pm Boulder Valley School District and The Dairy Arts Center’s annual art exhibition features works by high school students and art education faculty.

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Presentiment: Virtual Exhibition

Presentiment March 4-April, 9, 2022 Featuring works by Emily McIlroy, Paula Gasparini-Santos, Sarah Darlene Palmeri, and Alli Lemon The galleries are free and open to the public Monday-Sunday, from 2pm-6pm. Docent tours are available Thursday beginning at 5pm in the lobby, or by special arrangement. Presentiment showcases the work of four artists all separately and collectively

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Withers Photography Collection Exhibition

ON VIEW: Jan. 16 – Feb. 27, 2022 The galleries are free and open to the public Monday-Sunday, from 2pm-6pm. Take a walk with us and experience America’s Black History through the lens of famed civil rights photojournalist, Dr. Ernest Withers. A 6-week exhibition comprising of over 100 iconic photographs that document civil rights activism,

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Contemplation & Diptych

KEITH BRENNERBELGIN YUCELENBELGIN YUCELENNATASHA MISTRYPAUL BROKERING Previous Next On View November 5, 2021 – January 7, 2022 New Visual Arts Exhibits at the Dairy Arts Center: “Diptych” by Keith Brenner and “Contemplation” by Belgin Yucelen, Natasha Mistry, and Paul Brokering Opening Reception is Friday, November 5th from 5:30 – 8:00pm:  Join us for the opening

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More Than Street Art: De La Gente

Featuring Anthony Garcia Sr., Juan Fuentes, Markham Maes, Anthony Maes, Diego Flores Arroyo, Victor Escobedo, UC Sepia, and Karma Leigh Opening Reception: September 10th from 5:30-7:30 pm Exhibition runs from September 10 through October 31, 2021 ¡Oye! More Than Street Art: De La Gente brings together a diverse group of Colorado-based street artists reflecting inspiration,

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Sing Our Rivers Red

SING OUR RIVERS RED Open to the public May – Oct., 2021 The SORR exhibit will take place in the McMahon Gallery at the Dairy Arts Center. Free and open to the public Monday-Saturday 2pm-6pm.  Featuring works by Chad Yellowjohn, Nathalie Standingcloud, Mary Jane Oatman, Crystal Dugi, Lakota Sage, Olivia Montoya, and JayCee Beyale, Sarah

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Foreign Born

Foreign Born February 28 – April 5, 2020 Featuring works from Taiko Chandler, Dianna Frid, Hung Lui, Ana Maria Hernando, Danqi Cai, Eriko Tsogo, and Roberta Restaino. Foreign Born explores the unique perspectives of female immigrants from Asia, South America and Europe. Individually, each artist charted a unique path to citizenship, while collectively that path

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Brutal Realities

Brutal Realities January 17- February 23, 2020 Previous Next Featuring works from Annette Isham, Michael Theodore, Regan Rosburg, Natascha Seideneck and University of Colorado’s TECHNE LAB artists. Co-curated by Drew Austin and Mark Amerika, Brutal Realities exposes how contemporary artists confront their shifting nature of reality in digitally mediated culture. This manifests through various artistic

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Brutal Realities

January 17th – February 23rd, 2020 Co-curated by Drew Austin and Mark Amerika, Brutal Realities exposes how contemporary artists confront their shifting nature of reality in digitally mediated culture. This manifests through various artistic mediums but focuses on artists working in the field of new media art. Presented primarily through video, sound, animation, photography, performance,

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We Are What We Wear

We Are What We Wear December 6 – January 12, 2019 Participating artists: Winnie van der Rijn, Noah Pica, Jim Arendt, Erika Diamond and Peggy Turchette. We Are What We Wear presents a limited survey of contemporary artists across the United States working with clothing as a form of artistic medium. Textiles, whether created or

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Grounded

Grounded October 18 – December 1, 2019 Participating Artists: Sonja Hinrichsen , Kathleen Probst, Eileen Roscina Richardson, Tyler Jones, Gregg Deal, bARTer Collective, Tory Tepp, Ana Maria Hernando and Kenneth Robinson. Land affects all of us. From the moment we take our first steps to the realization that the land we walk on may not actually belong to us, the place

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Modern Habitat: Building Energetic Spaces

Modern Habitat: Building Energetic Spaces September 5 – October 13, 2019 Previous Next Featuring Will Day, Margie Criner, Davis Arney, Mike Homner, Arch11, Workshop 8, Pyatt Studio, HMH Architecture + Interiors, Renée del Gaudio Architecture, Sopher Sparn Architects & Housefish In partnership with Month of Modern & EFFA (Boulder, CO – August 5, 2019) –

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Autumn T. Thomas – Dark Side of The Moon

Autumn T. Thomas Dark Side of the Moon Autumn T. Thomas Dark Side of the Moon, 2019 Wood, Copper, Cement, Resin 72″ x 48″ x 12″ On view on the Dairy’s Palmer Terrace: June – September   Dark Side of the Moon is an Afrofuturistic self-portrait and a reflection of the ways in which I

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Scottie Burgess – Cause 2 Become

Scottie BurgessCause 2 Become Image courtesy of Scottie Burgess Scottie Burgess Cause 2 Become Expanded polystyrene & latex paint 9’5” x 3′ x 3′   On view on the Dairy’s Palmer Terrace March-June   Comprised of materials originally meant to be discarded, this form exists as a means to capture hopeful ephemera. Through the coloring,

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Project Worthmore

https://vimeo.com/600381231 The Dairy Arts Center’s newest outdoor mural/wheatpaste by Erica Pacha, is a collaboration with Streetwise Boulder and Project Worthmore, an organization in aurora Colorado who works with refugees from 160 countries. “We have been working in the refugee community since 2009 and the entire time we have always woven arts and music into the

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The Found Collective Market

The Found Collective Market Brings 25+ Vendors of Artists, Makers, Vintage Collectors, and Small Businesses to the Dairy Arts Center Saturday, September 24, 2022 (Boulder, CO – August 31, 2022) – The Dairy Arts Center is set to host the first of many outdoor marketplace events on Saturday, September 24 from 2 pm-6 pm. The

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Iconic civil rights images by famed photojournalist Ernest Withers travel from Memphis to Boulder

NAACP Boulder County kicks off Black History Month with Dairy Arts Center exhibit, ‘Walk With Me’ series By KALENE MCCORT | kmccort@prairiemountainmedia.com | Boulder Daily CameraPUBLISHED: January 12, 2022 at 10:41 a.m. | UPDATED: January 12, 2022 at 10:49 a.m. The photographs of Ernest C. Withers line the walls at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder on Tuesday. Withers documented African-American life

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MARCH 2020

As of today, 3/12/2020, The Dairy Arts Center remains open and operational. Should scheduling changes occur, ticket holders will be directly notified by The Dairy Arts Center.

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