Thursday, April 18, 2013

"One Teacher, Many Voices"

Some teachers are flattered when students imitate their styles. Not me. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my students develop their own voices. In our new show “Sandra Kaplan And Friends,” you’ll see accomplished work that more than makes my point. And don’t be put off by the fact that you’ll be looking at student work. A number of these artists are represented by commercial galleries. I’ve selected works that I’m proud to curate, and which I wouldn’t hesitate to suggest that you add to your collection. Yes, the art will be for sale, and you’ll find paintings that should appeal to a variety of tastes. But if you just want to browse, join us anyway. I think you’ll be as intrigued as I was when I assembled this impressive sampling of work by current and former students.

In my classes at the Art Students League of Denver and other workshops, artists are encouraged to develop a personal, individualized approach to the world through their painting. Technical expertise is used in the service of vision. I believe that the stronger the exploration of a personal perspective becomes, the more interesting the resultant paintings will be.

“Sandra Kaplan And Friends”

Where: Theodore Schultz Architectural Offices, 863 Santa Fe Drive, 2nd Floor, Denver

When: May 3, 2013 through June 30, 2013

Artists will be present during the following times: First Friday, May 3, 2013, 5 to 9 PM Opening Celebration, Saturday, May 11, 2 to 5 PM First Friday, June 7, 5 to 9 PM Closing Party, Friday, June 21, 5 to 9 PM (although the exhibit continues until June 30)

Please visit us on one or more of the above listed dates. The exhibition will also be on view during normal Monday through Friday business hours, or by appointment with one of the artists.

Participating artists:

Tim Alcock, Acrylic

Courtney Ahn, Mixed Media

Young Hee Back, Oil

Rob Davenport, Acrylic

Pricilla Garrett, Watercolor

Matt Hardwick, Acrylic

Sandra Kaplan, Collage and Acrylic

Nancy Kembel, Watercolor

Suzanne Mills Kramer, Mixed Media

Gwen Marie, Watercolor

Elke McGuire, Acrylic

Patty Ramey, Oil

Dale Smith, Acrylic

Patti Spranger, Acrylic