Exhibit will be constructed from Mixed Media.
James Dixon Artist Statement:
Since the "Smoke and Shadow" exhibit at the Walker Fine Art Gallery in 2010, my corporate emphasis remains committed to creating aesthetically efficient forms of limited physical mass which allude to possess far significant visual space. Increased transparency, textured surfaces, improvised asymmetric orientations and visceral affections continue to be the foundations of my design concepts. Life has pointed me in the direction toward equal admiration for "greater risk taking'. Through my recent exploration using textiles, wood, plastics and various viscous embellishments, I have come to the conclusion that the Arts continue to provide a vital function as the "avant-garde" vehicle of expression for "free thinkers" in American Society.
James is very well known for his sculptures using iron. Take a look at the video below of his most recent exhibition at the McNichols Civic Center available unit March 15.
Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Presents: Legacies as Tall as Mountains
February 2 - February 28
Blair-Caldwell Library: Cousins Gallery - Level 3
Honoring Colorado’s African American Trailblazers (1985-2015)
Inductees Featured at the Blair-Caldwell Library:
Clara Brown, Lauren Young Casteel, Oleta Lawanda Crain, Evie Dennis, EdD, Fannie Mae Duncan, Justina Ford, MD, Carlotta Walls LaNier, Hattie McDaniels, Reynelda Muse, Rachel Bassette Noel, Cleo Parker Robinson, Pauline Short Robinson, Gloria Travis Tanner, Arie Taylor, Mildred Pitts Walter , and Wilma Webb.
The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize, honor and preserve the contributions of outstanding women in Colorado who have shaped our state and made the world a better place. The Hall is dedicated to educating the people of Colorado about these women whose courage, leadership, creativity and compassion has made a major impact on others and helped elevate the status of women.
For more information on all past and present inductees visit the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.
Changing the Tide of History: 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act Of 1965
February 1 - March 31
Central Library: Schlessman Hall - Level 1
Voting rights haven’t always been guaranteed to people of color or women in America. Explore the most significant moments in history that have lead up to this monumental decision though the blood, sweat, and tears of the thousands of individuals who fought for equality.
African American Planning Group of the Denver Public Library
This exhibit was made possible by the combined efforts of the AAPG (African American Planning Group).
- To create and pursue positive outreach programs needed within the community.
- To establish an open and productive line of communication among the African- American and non African-American staff within DPL.
- To encourage participation in continuing education programs offered by DPL and the City and County of Denver.
The exhibit is a small representation of the many components that made up the Civil Rights Movement. For additional information contained in this exhibit check out our many resources online.
*NOTE: All Libraries will open at 12 Noon on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.