City and County of Denver
Arts & Venues
‘The New West’ on display at McNichols
DENVER – March 5, 2014 – In conjunction with the release of IMAGINE 2020: Denver’s Cultural Plan, Denver Arts & Venues and Visions West Galleries are proud to present “The New West,” an exhibition celebrating Colorado’s Western heritage as interpreted by artists today.
“The New West: Contemporary Perspectives of the Rocky Mountain Region” is open through May 25 at the McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. The show is open during all public and private events and the McNichols Building is open to the general public on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and by appointment.
The exhibition celebrates Colorado’s heritage, featuring works by contemporary artists with personal connections to the Rocky Mountain West. “The show tells a visual story that honors our proud heritage and contemporary spirit,” said Tariana Navas-Nieves, Manager of Cultural Programs for Denver Arts & Venues. “Furthermore, it embodies the ideals of IMAGINE 2020 as we shape the future of art, culture and creativity in our city, a path that is inspired by innovation yet very much rooted in the past.”
An exhibition reception will be held at the IMAGINE 2020 Official Release Party on Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m. at the McNichols Building.
From abstracted landscapes to depictions of the modern cowboy to symbolic images of the West, the show creates an interesting and thought-provoking visual juxtaposition. Artists include Maura Allen, Duke Beardsley, Mark England, Rocky Hawkins, Adam Jahiel, Charles Lindsay, Robert McCauley, Gordon McConnell, Tracy Stuckey, Barbara Van Cleve, Arin Waddell, and Theodore Waddell.
The exhibition is supported by the McNichols Cultural Partner Program. For more information, please contact Tariana Navas-Nieves at 720-865-4312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denver Arts & Venues seeks to enhance Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, arts and entertainment opportunities. The agency operates some of the region’s most renowned facilities, including Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Coliseum and McNichols Civic Center Building. Arts & Venues also oversees the Denver Public Art program, Create Denver economic development initiative, Youth One Book, One Denver literacy program, and entertainment and cultural events such as the Five Points Jazz Festival.
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