March: The Oxford Hotel Presents a Curated Art Series, brought to you by NINE dot ARTS
NINE dot ARTS is proud to facilitate art experiences that go beyond our traditional curating services – especially those that engage our communities and allow local artists to shine! That’s why we’re partnering with Sage Hospitality Group and Denver’s historic Oxford Hotel to host a Curated Art Series throughout the months of March and April.
Join us at The Oxford Hotel (1600 17th St, Denver, CO 80202) on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 7pm for FREE art activities led by local Colorado creatives.
Throughout March, art activities will honor both Women’s History Month and Colorado Printmaking Month. While learning about and creating their own artwork, guests can also enjoy music and local whiskey samples from The Oxford’s Bourbon Bar. Browse the list of engaging art activities below, and be sure to share these events with your networks.
Riana Casas | Tuesday, March 1st, 5-7PM
In honor of Women’s History Month and Colorado Print Making Month, Riana will lead participants through a hands-on workshop where they will create customized portraits of five prolific female artists (Frida Kahlo, Lee Krasner, Yayoi Kusama, Kara Walker, and Louise Bourgeois) using DIY embroidery hoop screens. Versions of these portraits made by Riana will also be available for sale.
Riana Casas is the NINE dot ARTS Office Manager and a working artist and teacher. She graduated from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY with a BFA in painting and printmaking and has since worked in NYC, Miami, and Denver. Her artist practice is centered around the healing properties of art making and typically incorporates tactile experiences, printmaking, embroidery, installation art, and watercolors. Instagram: @artworkbyriana.
Jennifer Ghormley | Tuesday, March 8th, 5-7PM
Visual artist demonstration of Printmaking process – Jennifer will demonstrate and discuss the printmaking process, welcoming participants to stop for a minute or stay for an hour to try their hand with printing. Jennifer will also have a pop-up sale of her original artwork and products. These make excellent gifts and souvenirs for locals and visitors alike.
Amelia Furman | Tuesday, March 15th, 5-7PM
Come and help local artist Amelia Furman create a mixed media piece about gratitude. She will collect statements of gratitude to use in the collage background of a painting she will create that features an evergreen tree common to Colorado. Like the evergreen tree, gratitude is never out of season and reminds us there is life in the bleakest of seasons. Amelia will be painting on site for guests and showing a small selection of her available mixed media paintings.
Amelia Furman: “The core of my art stems from an internal contrast of traditions, as I examine my heritage and environment. The human body represents an infinite terrain for exploration, analysis, and inspection. Working with various processes of printmaking, drawing, photography, installations, paper, fabric, thread, sewing and staining, my artwork evokes a sensual response. Metaphoric images and objects instigate a physical experience, creating a personal dialogue between the art object and the perception of the viewer.” Website: www.ameliafurman.com.
Damon McLeese, Access Gallery | Tuesday, March 22nd, 5-7PM
By giving people of wildly differing experiences the opportunity to connect and create, we can learn to communicate through creativity without ever saying a word. Channeling artist Yayoi Kusama, Damon will help participants experiment with nontraditional art materials in a no-stress, no-mess experience.
Damon McLeese is a speaker, trainer, activist, and community artist who specializes in unlocking the creative power of people regardless of their background, beliefs, or experience in creativity. Damon is also the Executive Director of Access Gallery, an inclusive nonprofit organization that engages the community by opening doors to creative, educational, and economic opportunities for people with disabilities to access, experience, and benefit from the arts.
J.C. Milner | Tuesday, March 29th, 5-7PM
Join public artist J.C. (Jennie) Milner for an intuitive painting experience, with “conversation between colors.” Guests are invited to interact with one another and Jennie while she completes a live painting. She will also be selling adult coloring pages and smaller wall sculptures during the event.
J.C. Milner (Jennie) lives with her husband and two daughters in the Beer-muda Triangle known as Northern Colorado. Public art gives Jennie an opportunity to speak on topics much bigger than a living room wall can handle, while jewelry-making is the most intimate of the arts. Jennie does it all at Artworks Loveland with her 30 other studio mates. Website: jcmilnerartworks.com.
Learn more about The Oxford’s Nightly Happenings. See you on Tuesdays!