Installation Continues on New Exhibitions

Installation Continues on New Exhibitions

Heard a lot of banging, drilling, and general construction noise while in the Shwayder Art Building recently?  Have you tried to visit the gallery in the last two weeks only to find the doors closed and locked?  No, we aren’t participating in spring cleaning at the gallery, but preparing for the opening of two exhibitions this Thursday!  At  5pm, Thursday, April 1st (no this is not an April Fool’s Joke) “Master Watercolors from the Jan Perry Mayer Collection of Works on Paper” and “Faculty Collects” will both open to the public. “Master Watercolors” is the final student curated exhibition for...

Say What?! Interview With Two Curators

Say What?! Interview With Two Curators

Before our new show The Gleaners: Contemporary art from the collection of Sarah and Jim Taylor opened last Thursday, I was able to sit down with two of the student curators. Graduate students Samantha Carantit and Lindsay Smith guided me through their process for curating the show and how the pieces selected fit within their theme. Their insight really opened the show and the artists up for me and I think you will also find this interview very informative for the show. If you would like more information about the exhibition you can always purchase the exhibition catalogue prepared by...

Ummm…I…um like your work? How to talk to an artist

Ummm…I…um like your work? How to talk to an artist

Being able to meet an artist can be a fabulous experience…or incredibly intimidating depending on your adeptness at speaking with strangers who think way outside the box. If you are one of those that aren’t as comfortable, the entire Myhren gallery staff has prepared a short guide for you.  We’ve included the do’s and don’ts followed by a list of general questions.  Talking one on one with an artist allows you a unique opportunity to discuss what you find interesting and get your questions answered. Don’t worry about asking a question because you think it will make you look dumb...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

It’s only 4 days into 2010 and so much has happened I don’t know where to begin. First, Myhren Gallery would like to welcome Kate Donaldson to our fine lookin’ staff as the new Operations Coordinator. She hails from Oregon and if you want to know her favorite Skittle color check back for my exclusive interview. I also already have an event for you to add to your iPhone for this week, which is the opening reception for Cliff Evans’s show this Thursday, January 7th from 5-8pm.  Most of you should have already received your Facebook invite, but if you...

Thank You

Thank You

For the final entry of my first quarter at DU it is wonderful to announce that the Thompson opening reception was a huge success and the show is fabuloso! Thank you to everyone that came out last Thursday evening.  Our guest curators were busy all night explaining Thompson and his development as a Modern artist to the visitors that came in throughout the evening. Didn’t get a personalized tour of the gallery? Well, Kirsten, Molly, and Sarah did such a wonderful job installing the show you’ll be a Thompson expert after spending some time at the gallery on your own....

Interview with the Thompson Curating Team

Interview with the Thompson Curating Team

The team during the Opening Reception in front of the mural display From left to right: Sarah Mills, Kirsten Nicholas, Molly Nuanes, This year our North Gallery has been handed over to Dan’s Curatorial Practicum class.  Over the last nine weeks students have learned the different aspects of creating an exhibition—choosing a theme, selecting and preparing works for display, catalogue and label writing, and communicating ideas about the art and the artist.  Their first exhibition opens tomorrow, John Edward Thompson: Colorado Modernist. I’ve asked the student curators, Kirsten Nicholas, Molly Nuanes, and Sarah Mills, to enlighten us on Thompson’s work and some...