April Newsletter

HANNAH BEAN  \  APRIL 11, 2022

\#\#\# Program Updates \*\*The Art Garage is Hiring\!\*\* The Art Garage is looking for individuals who are passionate about the arts, education, and equity to join our team! Open Positions: Interns and Volunteers Guest Artists and Speakers Studio Assistant Visual Art Instructor/Facilitator Visual Art Party Instructor Apply `[HERE](`[``](`)`! \*\*Featured Upcoming Classes:\*\* \*\*Adult Mixed Media\*\* Thursdays, April 7th-28th: 5:30PM-7:30PM With artist Joy Giles Insta: @[]( Using paper, fabric, found objects, and various other materials, create amazing 2 and 3 dimensional compositions. You will print, layer, glue, nail, and sew your way to creating fantastic art pieces that could express personal or historical experiences, allow exploration in color and texture, or just give yourself time to express your creativity and make something with your own hands! Register `[HERE](`[``](`)`! \*\*Adult Watercolor\*\* Thursdays, April 7th-28th: 1PM-3PM With artist Claire Simpson Website: []( Insta: @[]( <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0)">Each week, our instructor will give a short demo on different watercolor techniques at the beginning of class and students will paint with individualized instruction. This class will focus on artistic concepts including value, color theory and composition. Additionally, this class will explore other themes such as complementary color schemes, gradated washes and practice various landscape techniques. </span>Register `[HERE](`[``](`2``)`! \*\*There's so much more to explore at The Art Garage\!\*\* See all of our upcoming Adult Art Classes `[HERE](`[``](`)` and check out all of our upcoming classes for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults at `[HERE](`[``](`)`! \#\#\# Events in Our Community \*\*Women \+ Film Fest Opening Night\*\* Tuesday, April 5th, 5:30 PM at Sie Film Center Enjoy the Opening Night Reception at Sie Film Center on Colfax and see the hit documentary _Fire of Love_ about "intrepid scientists and lovers Katia and Maurice Krafft who died in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of volcanoes by capturing the most explosive imagery ever recorded." Learn more and get tickets `[HERE](`[``](`)`! \*\*Free Day at the DAM\!\*\* Visit the Denver Art Museum on Tuesday, April 12 from 10AM - 9PM to enjoy FREE general admission! See all of the upcoming SCFD Free Days `[HERE](`[``](`)`! \#\#\# Community Resources \*\*Use Your Tax Return to Support Local Nonprofits\!\*\* Through `[ReFund Colorado](`[``](`)`, you can safely and easily donate all or part of your tax return to The Art Garage or one of more than 7,750 eligible nonprofits registered with the state! To donate: After you've determined your refund amount, look for "Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund" under the Voluntary Contributions Schedule. Enter: \- The Art Garage \- Registration number: 20143022386 \- Amount you would like to donate \*\*Article: Ethical Art Collecting in the Internet Age\*\* "Ethics and art collecting should not be mutually exclusive. As museums prepare to return cultural artifacts to their countries of origin and restitution cases—including those stemming from the Holocaust—attempt to finally right historical wrongs, the topic of ethical art collecting has perhaps never been more urgently debated within the international art world."  Read it `[HERE](`[``](`)`! \*\*Joyous Book Club:\*\* Monthly book recommendations from The Art Garage's Community Liaison\, Joy Giles _**Other Words for Home_ by Jasmine Warga** For Arab American Heritage Month, I highly recommend this young adult story about a girl and her family. Jude and her mother have fled a war-stricken Syria to live with her uncle in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her father and brother have stayed behind - her father to take care of their family business and her brother to fight for justice for the Syrian people. Jasmine Warga beautifully wrote this book in free verse. It’s so easy to read and lets the reader into the life of a very brave girl and her family as she learns how to navigate a new country, school, language, and culture while still holding on to her own. \*\*Looking for More?\*\* Check out Syrian artist `[Tammam Azzam](`[``](`)`, a mixed media artist who juxtaposes imagery between the conflicts of his homeland and pop culture, teetering between figurative and abstraction. \*\*Do you know of an artist who might like to be featured as our Artist of the Month?\*\* Contact []( to submit a local artist!
Hannah Bean
Program Director


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