Archive for the ‘exhibits’ Category

Exhibit and opening: Cinco de Mayo by Tony Ortega

April 1, 2014

Library Art Exhibit for April: Cinco de Mayo by Tony Ortega

The latest exhibit features original illustrations by Tony Ortega for his book Cinco de Mayo: Aventuras patrióticas de Cholo, Vato, y Pano (Cinco de Mayo: Patriotic Adventures of Cholo, Vato, and Pano; co-authored with George Rivera).

Cinco de Mayo cover

Opening reception celebrating art as well as the book’s publication:

Thursday, April 3rd
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
DML Fireplace lounge

We will also be celebrating the publication of Virtually Embedded: The Librarian in an Online Environment [Association of College and Research Libraries, 2014], edited by Elizabeth Leonard and our own Erin McCaffrey.

Exhibit opening and roundtable for Repainting the Future: A Community Mural Project on Domestic Violence

March 10, 2014

“Repainting the Future: A Community Mural Project on Domestic Violence” brings together the perspectives and artistic expression of multiple people who’ve survived this kind of violence and/or hope to foster a deeper understanding of this issue.

Exhibit opening and roundtable – Tuesday, March 11th
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Dayton Memorial Library

4:30 p.m.
Come to our lively roundtable discussion with artist and writer Leticia Tanguma and Regis College senior Hannah Jones. Dr. Janna Goodwin will facilitate the dialogue.

5:30 p.m.
Opening reception for exhibit Re-painting the Future: A Community Mural Project on Domestic Violence

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided. Co-sponsored by the Regis Collge Women and Gender Studies, Department of Communication, and Peace and Justice Studies Program, with support from the Regis Mission Office and the Dayton Memorial Library.

Repainting the Future

Read more about the project and visit their facebook page.

new exhibit: Chaos & Control

December 2, 2013

Chaos & Control: recent works by Ken Phillips and Steven Long will be on display in the Hartman Gallery of the Dayton Memorial Library from December 5, 2013 – January 24, 2014.

The show, featuring works in a variety of media, marks a first-time collaboration of the longtime friends, who both turned 60 this year. Their work explores the purpose and challenges of creative expression at this landmark decade, asking such questions as what impact do changes in body, brain, energy and shifting worldview have on the production of visual and musical art? Is the outer world more chaotic? And does the inner world have more clarity as we get older?

All are welcome at an opening reception with the artists Thursday, December 5, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

For further information, contact

Muslim Journeys through Art exhibit

November 8, 2013

As part of its Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys grant, the Regis University Library is pleased to present Muslim Journeys through Art, an exhibit featuring three Colorado artists. Using painting (Jannah Farooque), photography (Shahidah Aleem), and traditional henna design (Amirah Aleem), these artists explore themes of belief, love, and the beauty of creation. Books on Islamic art from the library’s collection, including those provided through the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf grant, are also on display. The exhibit will be on display through November 30th in the library’s Hartman Exhibit Gallery and fireplace lounge and is open during regular library hours.

Public reception: Saturday, November 16th from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This exhibit is second in a series of programs celebrating the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys grant, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The grant consists of 25 books, 4 films, and a year’s subscription to the Oxford Islamic Studies Online database. All resources are available at the Regis University Library.

Muslim Journeys

Ralph Nagel exhibit: A Decade of Painting

September 10, 2013

A Decade of Painting
Dayton Memorial Library, Regis University Denver
September – October, 2013

Being There
Littleton Museum
September 19 – October 27, 2013

“Painting is about having the courage to take risks toward an outcome that is unknown.”
Ralph J. Nagel

Ralph Nagel began painting in 1991. Prolific and versatile, Nagel paints in the classic en plein air style. His watercolors and oils exude the powerful essence of place and time, and his personal attention and response to the vast subtleties of color, light and form.

The spirit of Nagel’s paintings is seen in the spontaneity of his brushwork. Bold colors, sometimes several layers thick, at times alternating with soft transparent ones, articulate the interaction between painter and painting as well as the ever-present tension between experimentation and control.

The Dayton Memorial Library exhibition exhibits features 30 of Nagel’s best paintings made between 2003 – 2013. Additionally, Nagel was invited by Littleton Museum for a solo exhibition of his work after being awarded “Best of the Show” in 2012 at the museum’s 47th annual show Own an Original. The 40 painting exhibition features large-scale watercolors of Ghost Ranch that explores the unusual rock formations and changing moods of the New Mexican landscape.

Nagel’s paintings are in private collections in the United States, Argentina, Australia, France, Italy, Brazil, Thailand and New Zealand.

Educated as an architect and city planner, Ralph continues to pursue business and well as an array of philanthropic projects in parallel with a full painting schedule. The Nagels are producing partners for Denver Center’s premier of Just Like Us, and are responsible for Nagel Art Studios and for the gift of the extensive collection of Colorado artists on permanent installation in Nagel Residence Hall at Denver University.

Santo gallery closed 6/17 – 7/12

June 13, 2013

The Santo gallery on the third floor of the library will be closed from Monday, June 17th through Friday, July 12th for much-needed painting, carpeting, and re-installation of exhibits.

Upcoming exhibits

March 7, 2013

Dayton Memorial Library – Doyle & Margaret Hartman Gallery exhibit schedule

December 2013 – January 2014
Chaos & Control

February 2014
Black History Month, Black Student Alliance

March 2014
Women’s History Month

Black History Month display

February 7, 2013

Through the month of February, come view sample quilt squares of the controversial Underground Railroad Secret Code. The quilts were crafted signal, message, and instruct the Conductor or escaping slaves how to reach freedom in the north. Also on display is a 1960s era hand-pieced and stitched quilt created by native American sisters in the American south.

The display will be in the Hartman Gallery during February.

Yvonne Williams has created the Black History Month display in the Dayton Memorial Library for 15 years. This will be her last year, so please join us in thanking her for her dedication and hard work!

Gifts of the Spirit in African Art

December 6, 2012

Gifts of the Spirit in African Art is an exhibit of traditional African sculpture and works by a contemporary artist in the Dayton Memorial Library from December 10, 2012 – January 30, 2013.

This exhibit in the Hartman Gallery of the Dayton Memorial Library combines traditional African sculptures from Regis’ Archives and Special Collection with the contemporary vision of artist Donneve Rae. In a variety of media, Rae explores the timeless beliefs grounding both African religious beliefs and African art. Subtle, balanced, and mysterious, the art of Africa offers the viewer a spiritual journey.

The opening reception is on Monday, December 10th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the fireplace lounge in the Dayton Memorial Library. On Thursday, January 17th, “Coffee with the Archivist and the Artist”, is hosted in the library from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Mi Frontera Es Su Frontera – Tony Ortega exhibit

November 1, 2012

Mi Frontera Es Su Frontera – Tony Ortega
November 1 – November 29, 2012, The Hartman Art Gallery in the Dayton Memorial Library
November 8, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – opening reception

Chicano artist Tony Ortega has long been renowned for creating paintings chronicling the Latino experience. Utilizing a signature style of bold coloration, simplified forms, anonymous figures, and cultural icons, he explores community, family, street life, labor, entertainment, youth culture, popular culture, and cultural politics. While in the past his work has been more focused on the sociological interactions of community than on identity politics, the influences of social movements, historical precedents, and a long tradition of visual representation are profound. To Ortega, the border is porous, with layered implications. In “Mi Frontera Es Su Frontera”, through the use of monotype/silkscreens, charcoal drawings, hand-colored etchings, and a mural installation, Ortega offers a timely glimpse of the melding of histories, traditions, culture, and politics of our ever-expanding and diversified population.

Sponsored by the Regis University Ignatian Collaborative for Service & Justice


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