Convention & Visitors Bureau
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A unique, community-wide celebration of Boulder's visual arts legacy will take place during Celebration! A History of the Visual Arts in Boulder (HOVAB) from Sept. 29, 2016 to Jan. 15, 2017.
Across town in 18 exhibition venues, the event will feature more than 300 artists, spanning 121 years of Boulder arts history, with 42 opening receptions, film screenings, presentations and panel discussions.
From a books arts exhibition, which displays "books as sculpture" throughout the Boulder Public Library (Sept. 19, 2016) to The Visual Art of Boulder Filmmakers at the Boedecker Cinema, this is an extraordinary opportunity to admire and learn about the Boulder arts tradition in nearly every visual medium.
Other venues include the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Naropa University, Canyon Gallery at the Boulder Public Library and the Dairy Arts Center, among others, and will coincide with Pioneers: Women Artists in Boulder, 1898-1950 at the CU Art Museum.
HOVAB is dedicated to Karen Ripley Dugan (1939 – 2015), a passionate voice for the arts in Boulder.
There is an exhibition, talk, reception or other event scheduled for nearly every day from late September through early January, so check out the full calendar on the HOVAB website. Many (though not all) events are free.
Image Credits, from top:
Eve Drewelowe (1899-1988) "Faces and Findings: The Past in the Present," 1982. Collection of the City of Boulder. HOVAB @ BMoCA: Evolving Visions of Land and Landscape, curated by Joan Markowitz, on exhibit Sept. 29, 2016 to Jan. 15, 2017
Helen Barchilon Redman, “Kenny: Free Form DJ,” 1973. HOVAB @ First Congregational Church Gallery: Sumptuous Locals (Portraits of Boulderites by Boulder artists), curated by Jennifer Heath and Sally Elliott, on exhibit Sept. 29, 2016 to Nov. 28, 2016.