Denver’s Contemporary Art Gallery in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe
Hosts D’art Gallery 2nd Anniversary Members Exhibition: “Take Two”
Located at 900 Santa Fe Drive, D’art Gallery hosts “Take Two”, an exhibition of work by seventeen Member Artists from Thursday, July 29 through Sunday, August 22, 2021. The artists host an Opening Reception on Friday July 30 from 6 - 9pm. This exhibition marks the Second Anniversary for the gallery.
D’art Gallery opened at 900 Santa Fe Drive on August 1, 2019 featuring 18 contemporary artists. Just eight months after opening, COVID lockdown hit and the gallery responded to the Governor’s and Denver Mayor’s requests to close all businesses that were not essential. The March exhibition was closed on March 17, 2020. Immediately, the following Monday, D’art Gallery repositioned a “moveable exhibition wall” so that work hung on that wall, plus the two front walls could be viewed from the front door and set up a group show. The exhibition, “D’art Gallery Walk Up Window Members Exhibition” ran from 3/23/20 - 5/15/20.
In April when online galleries seemed to be the only answer for shuttered galleries, D’art Gallery, in addition to the “Walk Up Window” Exhibition, added an online exhibition,
“Through the Portal”, featuring members work on the D’art Gallery webpage from 4/27/20 - 5/15/20.
On May 15, 2020, D’art Gallery was able to open the doors to the gallery exhibition space again but to a limited number of people (10 or less). The members repositioned the moveable wall and set up a second group exhibition, "Andrà Tutto Bene”, translated as “Everything is Going To Be All Right”. From 5/15/20 - 6/14/20, D’art opened with limited hours.
On 6/15/20 the gallery continued the limited hours the gallery was open but resumed the exhibition schedule that had been interrupted by the COVID restrictions.
Once again the gallery moved forward, against all odds, and reorganized the exhibition schedule to include all the artists whose exhibitions had been interrupted by the COVID restrictions.
With deep gratitude and appreciation for the support the gallery received during the COVID crisis, D’art Gallery celebrates staying in business for two years, against all odds and the daunting COVID conditions. The opening of the “Take Two: D’art Gallery 2nd Anniversary Members Exhibition” is a celebration of ingenuity, resilience and determination of the gallery artists.
The gallery members chose “Take Two” for the title of the exhibition to celebrate completing two years as a contemporary art exhibition space in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. The work exhibited by members highlights each artist’s personal expression using various media; ceramics, painting, prints, photography, sculpture and mixed media.
At D’art Gallery, art appreciators will discover a wide variety of artistic techniques, styles and points of view to create a unique collection of contemporary artwork.
The exhibition features seventeen Denver area contemporary artists exhibiting diverse and thought provoking art: Kelly Austin-Rolo, Terrel Bailey, Laura Brenton, Dan Baumbach, Lisa Calzavara, Barbara DeMarlie, Lori Dresner, Suzanne Frazier, Susan Hazaleus, Ashton Lacy Jones, Tara Kelley-Cruz, Carrie MaKenna, Emily Oldak, Lydia Riegle, Kim Roberts, Jean Smith, and Vicky Smith.
The work of participating artists can be viewed at https://dartgallery.org
Gallery Hours are Thursday Noon - 5pm, Friday Noon to 9 pm, Saturday Noon to 5 pm, Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm, with special Sunday Hours 11 am – 4 pm the last Sunday of each month for “Sundays on Santa Fe”.