Archive for the ‘exhibits’ Category

Political Hats exhibit – 4th floor Notarianni Gallery

July 18, 2014

Part of the Notarianni Gallery on the 4th floor of the Library is hosting an exhibit of Political Hats from its collection of presidential campaign memorabilia. The exhibit is inspired by the large exhibit of hats and headware from around the world owned and displayed by Beverly Chico on the Library’s 2nd floor.

Roosevelt hat pin

Library open house, July 17th

July 14, 2014

Come to the Dayton Memorial Library main (second) floor between 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 17th, to enjoy a cookie, check out our new carpet, and view the Hats and Headwear Around the World exhibit. You might even try a hat on for size!

Hats and Headwear Around the World exhibit

July 1, 2014

Dr. Beverly Chico’s recent publication, Hats and Headwear Around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia, is the catalyst for a spectacular exhibit of the world’s unique headwear. An encyclopedic representation of items from Dr. Chico’s personal collection will be on display in the Dayton Memorial Library during July.

A reception will be held on Tuesday, July 8, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

boy's tiger hat

A Slice of Life – new exhibit for June

June 5, 2014

A Slice of Life features “slice quilts,” in which each participant decided on an image. Many chose a personal photograph. The photographs were simplified into line drawings, which were enlarged and cut into sections. On a rotation, each member of the group worked on a section of another’s quilt with the owner finishing the last section and completing the quilt.

The exhibit is on display for the month of June in the fireplace lounge of the Dayton Memorial Library.

Slice of Life quilt

Terra Firma: Intrinsic Reflections – exhibit and opening reception

May 2, 2014

Terra Firma: Intrinsic Reflections
A 10 Year Retrospective for Weaver, Aneesha Parrone

Opening reception:

Wednesday, May 7th
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
DML Fireplace lounge

The exhibition will be on display during May. Aneesha will also have looms available at the reception so that attendees may try weaving themselves.

The intention of breathing light….the intention on which this exhibits stands…. is appreciation for all that the thousands of breaths, expressed with affection in each chosen thread woven through the warp.

The exhibition spans a 10 year period of exploring inner and outer landscapes. In addition to Aneesha’s creative expression, the show includes work by her students. Some come to her studio, Arpana Aneesha Studios, llc, in Niwot, Colorado. Some live in assisted living facilities. Some students live in independent living facilities. For others, “dwelling place” is still in a family home or apartment. The intention is to include creativity and artistic expression in the beauty of living every day.

It is this kind of intentional living that seems to enable us to dance on the sky while keeping our feet grounded to the earth—the sky of love, peace and joy become real, not the philosophy of a passing cloud….We are and become more real to each other and to others. The intangibility of light is who we are–Such a paradox!!

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 kphillip@regis.edu.

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.


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