Roamin' the Range for March 2014

There’s never a shortage of things to do, places to go, people to meet along the Front Range. This month the visual arts seem especially exciting. Enjoy it all!

The Clara Hatton Gallery in the Visual Arts Building on West Pitkin,e CSU main campus, is showcasing the creative energies of students, faculty and staff in the CSU Art and Science Exhibition through March 7. This exhibition exemplifies the common ties between scientific inquiry and artistic practice.

At the CSU Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, 1400 Remington St. in Fort Collins, there’s an unusual exhibition:The Intricate Web: Lacemaking Trade and Tradition, through May 16.

Visit the Innovators & Legends: Generations in
Textiles and Fiber
exhibition at the CSU University Art Museum, 1400 Remington St. in Fort Collins. This touring exhibition of artwork by multiple generations of top-tier, internationallly celebrated fiber artists explores the explosion of fiber as a fine arts movement during the latter half of the 20th century. Seventy-five works by 50 atists tell the story of the ongoing transformation of the fiber arts from the functional and decorative to the innovative and experimental. Closes April 4.

Andy Warhol prints from the Cochran Collection runs through March 16 at the Fort Collins Museum of Art, 201 S. College Avenue. Works from several periods of the artist’s career and complete sets of prints fromhis Myths and Cowboys and Indians series. $8 admission Info: 970-482-2787 or www.ftcma.org.

The University of Northern Colorado Alumni Association and the College of Performing and Visual Arts present a community conversation, “Creativity for a Healthy and Balanced Life,” at the Sol Vista Room, UNC Centerra campus, 2915 Rocky Mountain Avenue, Loveland, Colorado, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 13. Arts education and art history professor Dr. Connie Stewart will kick off a conversation on how the arts reflect current culture and connect to personal life stories. The goal is to reach an enriched understanding of contemporary art using examples in the everyday world. An open discussion will allow for interacting with artwork being discussed and promote deep connections between artistic expression and people’s daily lives. $5 admission. Info: register by March 7 at 970-351-2551 or alumni@unco.edu.

Designs and Images at the Clara Hatton Gallery in the Visual Arts Building, West Pitkin St., CSU campus. Here’s a chance to appreciate some amazing artwork by Poudre School District students in grades kindergarten through high school. Come and see the visions and expressions of creative youth, alive and thriving in the schools. Opening reception March 17, 5 p.m. Show ends April 24.

Lovers of the visual arts can hear a lecture by Dr. Susan J. Torntoree, Avenir Museum curator: Defined by Lace: Dresses, Frills and Flourishes in Fashion on March 13, 7 p.m. room 136, University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins.

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