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Current and Upcoming Exhibits

Journeys: Pastel Society of Colorado
2015 Signature Members' Show

October 9-November 22
Free Artist Reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, October 9
North and Mezzanine Galleries, Lakewood Cultural Center

The signature members of the Pastel Society of Colorado were challenged to create a new body of work about a personal visual journey. Each artist's painting will be exhibited with a narrative explaining their journey. “My sometimes twisty, sometimes smooth artistic journey is parallel with life in general as we humans work to make something with meaning and in the end, find our personal road is solitary no matter how many others surround us.” - Bev Lee

Journeys Exhibit

Threads by Roxanne Rossi

October 9-November 20
Free Artist Reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, October 9
James J. Richey Gallery, Lakewood Civic Center South

“Hanging by a thread” suggests something risky, precarious and unpredictable, a feeling of being unsettled. So does the start of new work feel, until the time it becomes a cohesive concept. This idea of a thread, thin yet strong, became the connecting concept, the sequence of time, the material imagery and the visual language. Using the cast handmade paper’s white expanse, the sewn lines create a dynamic interplay with the delicate and intricate lines.

 Threads Exhibit

From Fire: Contemporary works in clay

December 3-January 10
Free Artist Reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, December 4
North Gallery, Lakewood Cultural Center

The exhibit celebrates the artistic and fine pottery work from the arts program instructors at the Washington Heights Arts Center in Lakewood. Works include traditional firings and techniques obtained through raku, pit firing, soda kiln firings and a wood kiln. The artists use these techniques to transform
clay into stunning contemporary works of art.

 From Fire Exhibit

Animal Wisdom

December 3-January 10
Free Artist Reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, December 4
Mezzanine Gallery, Lakewood Cultural Center

Native American tribes believe that animals can teach us many things and that often one specific animal is our teacher, guide or totem. This interactive exhibit is accompanied by QR codes that can be scanned with a smartphone to learn about the unique wisdom each animal offers. Simultaneously portraits of individual animals and artistic visions, the photographs open the viewer to new ways of seeing the world and gathering insights offered by animals. The exhibit combines the talents, stunning wildlife images and cutting-edge vision of three renowned wildlife photographers: William Eager, Vic Schendel and Barbara von Hoffmann.

 Animal Wisdom Exhibit

Of the Earth

December 3-January 8
Free Artist Reception: 5-7 p.m., Friday, December 4
James J. Richey Gallery, Lakewood Civic Center South

“The earth does not need us. We need the earth.” This quote recently stopped two artists in their tracks and launched them in a new artistic direction. For clay artist Gail Frasier and painter Lynne Milliken, a long connection with the natural world suddenly took on new meaning. The result of their collaboration is “Of the Earth,” an interpretation of the gifts this earth bestows on humankind.


First Tracks: Ski and Snowboard Design, Then and Now

September 24, 2015-February 27, 2016
Exhibit Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday
Radius Gallery, Lakewood Heritage Center

The first tracks made by flat wooden skis occurred thousands of years ago. Over the past decades, ski use has changed immensely from a mode of travel and exploration to a form of entertainment and competition. With this transformation, graphic designs on skis and snowboards have gained a place of importance alongside technological advancements. The fashions and graphics chosen by a manufacturer or an individual skier represent singular styles as well as the desire to engage with nature as a community. Visit First Tracks to learn about the birth of snowboarding, experience ski culture on film and lose yourself in the inspiring designs of several local snow sports companies.

 First Tracks Exhibit

Spirit of Lakewood Gallery

Permanent ongoing installation, Lakewood Heritage Center

Lakewood Heritage Center’s permanent gallery highlights significant local events through the 20th century including early settlers, May Bonfils-Stanton’s ownership of farmland, which later became city municipal buildings, Villa Italia mall and up to Lakewood’s incorporation as a city. Permanent ongoing installation


Corner Gallery

Corner Gallery, Lakewood Cultural Center

Corner Gallery inside Lakewood Cultural Center serves the needs of the local arts community for rentable space. Come by monthly to see what's new!

September: Anne Van Leeuvan, Paper
October: Jerry Halsor, Bronze Sculpture
November: Behind the Art: Ski and Snowboard Design
December: Carolyn Weidner, Oil Paintings


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