Art with Impact
Heart and Soul
In the Gallery
Image: Stevie, FaLook, Acrylic on canvas
Heart and Soul
a group exhibition featuring participants from A.R.T.
new works by AJ K.
First Friday Art Walk: January 6 and February 17, 2023,
from 6 PM - 9 PM
Meet the Artists: Friday, January 20 and February 17, 2023,
from 6 PM - 8 PM & December 2, 2022, from 6 PM - 9 PM
On View: January 6 through February 18, 2023
Free and open to the public.
Access Gallery is honored to present Heart and Soul, an exhibition featuring works created through the Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.) program. We have wanted to bring this incredible program to Denver for many years and thanks to the generous funding received through Arts in Society we were finally able to achieve it. Founded over 25 years ago by visual artist Tim Lefens, A.R.T. empowers artists who have limited or no use of their hands to fully direct the artmaking process from start to finish. In the case of Access Gallery this was accomplished in multiple ways depending on the artist's abilities. Some of our artists used a laser pointer and non-verbal cues. Others voiced their ideas and incorporated resource images found from the internet. One artist in particular physically painted onto the canvas. All of this was accomplished through the aid of a tracker; a person who is assigned to be a conduit for the artist to transfer their creative thoughts to the canvas. Facilitated painting using A.R.T. empowers artists to transcend physical limitations and share their creativity.
Participating Artists: Brandon, Corey, Jeffrey Marshall, Stevie
Live A.R.T. Demonstration: Friday, February 17, 2023
from 6:45 PM - 7:30PM
Image: AJ Kiel, I Spy Railway, Posca marker on canvas, 20 x 20”
Access Gallery is excited to present Urban Jumble, new works by AJ K. Through his thematic compositions, AJ invites the audience into the world that lives in his mind. Hidden details emerge as you take in each scene. A puzzle of trains emerges from a starkly contrasting tangle of line work. A delicious looking taco, a bowl of ramen and a steak float in a sea of many more foods. Characters with traffic lights for heads run through city streets. AJ’s whimsical compositions incorporate people, places and things that are tangled together to weave stories of everyday life.
Join us on Friday, January 20, 2022 from 6 - 8 PM to meet AJ and learn about his process and inspirations.
We're open to the public on:
- Thursday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- Friday, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
- First Friday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
- Third Friday, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
- Saturday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- Final Sunday, 11:00am - 3:00pm
- By appointment
To schedule an appointment, please email our Gallery Manager, Louis.
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