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Arvada Center's Faces, Places & Spaces supports the local art community

Arvada Center's Faces, Places & Spaces supports the local art community

Wes Magyar

Michael Paglia writes on page 35 of this week's Westword, and online at "Faces, Places & Spaces," that even if Faces, Places & Spaces, Collin Parson's first effort as exhibition manager, isn't up to the lofty standard of the Robert Mangold retrospective earlier this year -- and it isn't -- the exhibit has plenty to recommend it, notably the high quality of the material included.

Adding to the strength of the show are some non-art aspects, including Parson enlisting many of the city's galleries to serve as allies and collaborators, the high number of Colorado artists, and a catalogue for sale that reproduces examples of each artist's pieces.

"Parson has used the show to support the local art community," Paglia writes. "He deserves a big pat on the back for that."

Below are some samples from the show.

Arvada Center's Faces, Places & Spaces supports the local art community

Adam Milner

Arvada Center's Faces, Places & Spaces supports the local art community

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Arvada Center's Faces, Places & Spaces supports the local art community

Earl Schofield, New Hampshire Aerial, Encaustic on panel, 36 x 36 inches, 2012, Courtesy of Michele Mosko Fine Art

Arvada Center's Faces, Places & Spaces supports the local art community

Earl Schofield, Quilt, Encaustic on panel, 36 x 36 inches, 2012, Courtesy of Michele Mosko Fine Art

Arvada Center's Faces, Places & Spaces supports the local art community

John Bonath, The Executive Suite, Kirby Henderson, Bill Pledger, Bill Amundson_Unique archival silver gelatin prints, 30 x 36 inches each, 1998

Arvada Center's Faces, Places & Spaces supports the local art community

Marc Berghaus, Freeway Chase, mixed media, 72 x 36 x 36 inches, 2007

Arvada Center's Faces, Places & Spaces supports the local art community

Marie Gibbons

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Arvada Center's Faces, Places & Spaces supports the local art community

Nate Baldwin, Self Portrait Acrylic on canvas 48 x 36 inches 2008

Arvada Center's Faces, Places & Spaces supports the local art community

Romeo and Chimacoff install shot

Arvada Center's Faces, Places & Spaces supports the local art community

Sarah McKenzie, Black Box, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 inches, 2010 Courtesy of Robin Rule

Arvada Center's Faces, Places & Spaces supports the local art community

Sharon Feder install shot