Water is Gold
April 24th thru June 21st
600 Main Street
Friday evening beginning at 5 pm, June 7th at MOF, 600 Main Street in Walsenburg artists from the “Water is Gold” exhibition will be present to discuss their work in an informal setting. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP is greatly appreciated @719-738-2858,
Water is Gold, a group exhibition that explores the theme of water in art.
Opening: April 24th from 3 to 6 pm in conjunction with the Arkansas River Basis Water Forum in Walsenburg.
Hours: Tue through Sat, noon until 4 pm
Admission is free with suggested donation $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for children
Artists in the exhibition include:
Dean Fleming, Chuck Parsons, Camille Seaman, Janey Waldrep, Ben Eagle, Antonio Petracca, Richard Mock, Jaune Quick-to-see Smith, John Wark, Paul Yalowitz, Bobby Valentine, Jim Wark, Robert Schwinger, Brendt Berger, Maria Cocchiarelli, Tony Dalton, Zoe Childerley, Aurora Cocchiarelli-Petrillo, Clyde Schroeder, Ann Gethen, Joan Hanley, Joan Cantrell, Kelly Burgess, Carey Linn, John Carlson, Raggio!, Kathy Hill, Christo, Ionne Glumac, Jim Fowler, Kay Beth Faris Avery, Brett Habermann, Michael Burrows, Libby Barbee, Nicole Copel, Gordon Lucero, Kenny Showell, Robert Sussman, Dietrich Varez, David Elmer Pearce, Beatrice Mady, Richard Lillis, Gabrielle Ratajczak , Matt Gonzalez, Sybilla Wallenborn, Shigeo Matsubara
Artists Talk on Art Series: presenting a walk-through the exhibition with guest artists on
Friday June 7th, beginning at 6 pm, please RSVP: 719-738-2858
Friday Art Laboratory for ages 5 to 14, session from 1 pm until 3 pm – May 3 rd through
August 9th, $5.00 fee – materials included, please call for further info.
MOF welcomes summer
Artist in Residence Zoe Childerley
The Museum of Friends is organizing its first ever “Artist-in-Residence” program with Zoe Childerley in June and July of 2012. Zoe is a senior lecturer of Photography and Video at De Montfort University in London and is known for “community arts practice.”
For the program “Where’s Walsenburg?” community members will be invited to sit for his/her portrait in the downstairs space of the Museum of Friends on Main and 6th Street. The site-specific photographic art studio will serve as a space where the interaction of history and biography of the sitter will unfold in unexpected ways.
View images from the June 8 reception for Zoe Childerley
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Eudora Welty first learned to use a camera as a teenager. After a year in graduate school in New York City, Welty returned to her native Mississippi and began taking pictures. Despite her relatively privileged Southern upbringing, Welty was notably attentive to the lives and plight of African-Americans and laborers. The privations of the Depression were a recurring subject-as were patterns in the New York City streetscape.
Read more about Eudora Welty in Smithsonian Magaizne, April, 2009.
All images © Eudora Welty, LLC; Eudora Welty Collection, Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Friday Art School
The Museum of Friends is pleased to announce a new initiative, the Friday Art School, in the Museum of Friends first floor galleries. The program will be open to Kindergarteners through young adults and there are plans to include pre-kindergarteners in the near future.
We are looking for partners and an advisory board to help launch a successful program. On May 14, 2012 we will be holding a meeting at 600 Main Street at 3:30 pm and hope that you will join us to be part of this exciting new initiative.
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: “Materials, Methods and Seeing”, Two sessions, noon to 1:30 and 2 pm to 3:30, all ages welcomed
July 6, 13, 20, 27: “Origins of Drawing – how to simplify what we draw into basic elements” Two sessions, noon to 1:30 and 2 pm to 3:30, all ages welcomed
August 3rd through 31st Classes suspended during installation of new exhibition. Classes begin again Sept. 7. See fall schedule below.
Support for the planning portion of the summer programs made possible by a grant from Colorado Creative Industries
Upcoming exhibitions and programs
Aug. 24-Dec. 21: “Where’s Walsenburg,” by artist-in-residence Zoe Childerley and
“Portraits from the Heart,” by Eudora Welty. 600 Main. Opening reception Aug. 24, 6-8 p.m.
Sept. 7-28: Exhibition by Paul Biron, 109 E. Sixth. Opening reception Sept. 7, 6-8 p.m.
Oct. 5-26: Exhibition by Claude Appel, 109 E. Sixth. Opening reception Oct. 5, 6-8 p.m.
Nov. 2-23: Exhibition by John Wark, 109 E. Sixth. Opening reception Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m.
Nov.30-Dec. 21: Exhibition by Ralph Price, 109 E. Sixth. Opening reception Nov. 30, 6-8 p.m.
Sept. 21, 5:30-7 pm: Paul Biron, Artists Talk on Art.
Oct. 19, 5:30-7 pm: Claude Appel, Artists Talk on Art.
Nov. 16, 5:30-7 pm: John Wark, Artists Talk on Art.
Dec. 14, 5:30-7 pm: Ralph Price, Artists Talk on Art.
600 Main; $5 admission
Friday Art School
September 7, 14, 21, 28: “Color and Expression.”
October 5, 12, 19, 26: “Every picture tells a story – the idea of narrative in art.”
November 2, 9, 16: “Printmaking and gift giving.”
December 7, 14, 21: “Creative Visualization and what the future will bring through art.”
Two sessions, noon – 1:30 and 2 pm – 3:30, all ages. Suggested donation $5
School Tour Program
September through December:
Discipline-based art education, K-12,Tuesdays and Thursdays. $2 per student.
High school and college internships available. Call 719.738.2858 to schedule.
School tour program supported by the Museum of Friends Board of Trustees.
10 a.m. – noon: Moms and dads, bring your toddlers to have fun in a creative environment. $5.00 admission for one adult and one child. All materials included.Call 719.738.2858 to schedule.