Avalanche Pop-Up Performance September 9th

  Institute for New Feeling presents: Avalanche


 “By conflating the language of bottled water advertising with that of municipal water usage, we hope to push this idea of water “enhancement” to its most extreme degree. What if water could be enhanced (physically, nutritiously, energetically) by human usage rather than simply contaminated by it?” 

— Institute for New Feeling 







Saturday, September 9, 8:30 pm (doors at 8pm)
Location: Denver Wastewater Management
2000 West 3rd Avenue, Denver 80223



Opening: Thursday, September 14 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Exhibition: September 14 – October 1, 2017
Location: Vicki Myhren Gallery, University of Denver
2121 E. Asbury Ave, Denver 80210


 Free and open to the public. 

The exhibition is a joint presentation of the Vicki Myhren Gallery, and the Black Cube Nomadic Museum. A one night pop-up performance on September 9th will demonstrate the bottling process. Avalanche Water will be available for purchase at the Vicki Myhren Gallery September 14th- October 1st.





Storm Warning Symposium: On Balance / Art, Science and Politics in the 21st Century

The Vicki Myhren Gallery presents a symposium in conjunction with the Storm Warning exhibition on April 13th from 11:00am-5:00pm

(Cosponsored by the Department of Communications Studies and the Department of Biological Sciences)


Lindsay Auditorium at Sturm Hall

2000 E. Asbury Ave



11:00 Coffee and welcoming remarks from gallery director Dan Jacobs

11:30 Dr. Gregory Heming lecture: The Storm Cloud of the Twenty-First Century: Lecture I In honor of John Ruskin

12:00 Panel Discussion with Susan Camp, J. Henry Fair, Dr. Phaedra Pezzullo and Dr. Heidi Steltzer moderated by Gregory Heming

— following the panel discussion there will be a brief Q&A

1:45 Break for refreshments

3:00 J Henry Fair: The Hidden Costs of Goods Sold


Panelists and Speakers:

Dr. Gregory Heming Over the course of the last 30 years Dr. Heming has devoted much of his time to participating in processes and procedures that promote a dialogue on the inter-connectedness of the environment, economics, rural community development and politics. He has done so as a journalist, academic, published author, community activist, businessman and elected representative.

Dr. Phaedra Pezzullo is an associate professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Colorado at Boulder whose personal interests are in environmental communication, environmental justice, tourism studies and public advocacy.

Dr. Heidi Steltzer is an associate professor of biology at Fort Lewis College. She joined the college in 2009 from Colorado State University (CSU), where she was a research scientist in the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory. Previously, Dr. Steltzer was a researcher in CSU’s Department of Forestry. Dr. Steltzer is an active environmental science scholar who collaborates with colleagues from around the country as well as students to investigate a range of environmental issues that impact both science and society. Her research has appeared in publications from Nature to Global Change Biology, and she presents her work to peers, scientists and students across the U.S. She was a fellow for the Center for Collaborative Conservation at CSU. Dr. Steltzer serves on the board of the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies, is a science advisor to the Mountain Studies Institute and is an ad-hoc reviewer for many journals, including Journal of Geophysical Research, Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, Ecology andOecologiaamong others.

Susan Camp  is a sculptor/printmaker based in rural Maine who is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine in Orono, where she teaches printmaking, sculpture and foundations.  With a focus on minimising the environmental impact of her practice, Susan makes biodegradable artwork from constrained gourds which are grown into her molds, which have been exhibited widely.  Susan is a “think globally/act locally” artist/activist who has created several community projects around her work that provide a nexus for learning and discussion about environmental issues including local farming/production and/vs Big-Agra.

J. Henry Fair is an internally recognised photographer, author and environmental activist who is perhaps best known for his photographs of eco-disasters from the air.  Henry’s deceptively beautiful, swirling abstractions draw the viewer in and which then, on further inspection, turn out to be horrific industrial scars.


Storm Warning Opening Reception

Waste Impoundment at Arctic iron mineJoin us for the opening reception of Storm Warning: Artists on Climate Change

March 9th, 5-8pm

Reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.



Richard Rinehart: Dusk to Dusk Curator Talk, 5 pm

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Curator Richard Rinehart will be visiting DU on Thursday, February 23rd, 5-6:30 pm, to discuss our current exhibit, “Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal.” We’re incredibly lucky to have him visit our gallery before “Dusk to Dusk” leaves us–you don’t want to miss this event!

Richard Rinehart is Director and Chief Curator of the Samek Art Gallery & Downtown Art Gallery at Bucknell University. He has served as Digital Media Director & Adjunct Curator at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and as curator at New Langton Arts and for the San Jose Arts Commission. He juried for the Rockefeller Foundation,, and others. Richard has taught courses on art and new media at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Art Institute and elsewhere. He has lead NEA and NEH-funded national research projects on new media, art, preservation, and museums and he is currently working on a book for MIT Press on preserving digital culture. He served on the boards of the Berkeley Center for New Media, New Langton Arts, and the Museum Computer Network.


Vicki Myhren Gallery

2121 E Asbury Ave, Denver, Colorado 80210


(James Aldridge, The Gathering, 2010. Acrylic on canvas.)

Lesley Baker Artist Talk February 9th, 6pm

Join the School of Art and Art History in welcoming Lesley Baker to campus. Her practice combines screen printing and ceramics, and serves as inspiration for a collaborative student taking place this winter quarter.

Lesley Baker, Reclamation

Lesley Baker, Reclamation



Lesley’s artist talk is free and open to the public.

Wednesday February 8th, 6pm 

Shwayder Art Building

2121 Asbury Street

Room 119

Daniela Edburg Visiting Artist Lecture 1/19 7pm


Please join the School of Art and Art History in welcoming the 2016/17 Hamilton Visiting Artist, Daniela Edburg. Daniela is one of 13 artists exhibiting in the Denver Art Museum’s Mi Tierra exhibition, which opens in February.

Daniela will be talking about her project at 7pm in Sturm 281, Lindsay Auditorium

A reception for the artist will be held in the lobby of the Vicki Myhren Gallery from 5-7 pm. The artist will be in attendance.

Thank you to the Hamilton Family, The Denver Art Museum and all in the DU Community who have participated in this project.

Questions: Contact