Adams State Art News

a detail of the painting, Seeing Stars in the Darkness by Les Caison III

Adams State offers artists a breath of “rare A.I.R.”

"It is really a win-win. The artists get time and support to focus, and the students get to see fresh faces and approaches.” Continue Reading…

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Adams State presents An Evening of Performance Art

“The course is a collaboration of student artists who come together to create new works, challenge personal and artistic boundaries, and expand their understanding of what art is and can be.” Continue Reading…

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Adams State senior art majors exhibit their work

Five Bachelor of Fine Arts students will be featured in the show Areté, including Ashley Comly, Robert Gallegos, Brent Montoya, Lucie Olivas, and Andrew Rascon. Continue Reading…

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Off Country is next Faculty Lecture

The goal is to use digital media to advocate for responsible nuclear stewardship, empower and educate local communities and connect activists, community members and generations. Continue Reading…

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Scatter exhibit opening reception is April 12

Alicia Hess explored themes in vulnerability and mental health using rabbits as a metaphor for human emotion and created cast, handmade paper sculptures, for her installation piece, Scatter. Continue Reading…

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Iron exhibit closing reception is April 6

“Iron pour events provide an extremely productive and inspiring time to put all your energy into making art,” Guntren said. Continue Reading…

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Adams State Art Department will dedicate Butters’ bike

Schilling worked with faculty, students, and staff across campus to mount the tall bicycle sculpture to an outside wall of the Art Building. Continue Reading…

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Adams State Art Symposium final events scheduled

La Monarca represents beauty, migration, and transformation. Continue Reading…

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Art alumnus Tilahun recognizes Adams State for contributing to his success

“The immense amount that I gained from other ASU students, staff, and faculty can't be summed up in a few words. I am humbled and grateful for all the patience and support that I received from them.” Continue Reading…

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Santa Fe artist will lead hands-on workshop at Adams State

López, born and raised in Santa Fe, NM, is proud to be working in the long tradition of New Mexico santero artists. Continue Reading…

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ASU art alumni express personal experiences through artwork

“More than anything it was the absolutely amazing people I met at Adams State that truly changed my life.” Continue Reading…

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La Monarca continues free events for public

Using found material and the sun this workshop will explore 19th century photochemistry to create camera-less images or photograms. Continue Reading…

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La Monarca Art Symposium begins February 14

La Monarca, a one month symposium focused on empowering local traditions and resisting global movements of power through the arts, represents beauty, migration, and transformation. Continue Reading…

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Adams State Art Department plans special events

Films and workshops are free and open to the public. Continue Reading…

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Boom Days art exhibit opening reception is January 25

Over the last several years van der Plas has painted images of rocks and water relating to the history of mining in Colorado. Continue Reading…

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Art alumnus Tilahun explores human experience in American University exhibit

Vital Signs explores universal human experience through the manifold meaning we associate with the human body, its parts, its sustenance, and its loftiest ambitions. Continue Reading…

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Regional High School Exhibition awards Adams State scholarships

Riley Pertile, Meeker High School will receive a $1000 scholarship to Adams State for first place, an etching “Aspen Trees.” Continue Reading…

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Adams State Art Department opening reception is November 30

“The rubber ducks were used as inspiration or departure for a piece of art.” Continue Reading…

High school art opening reception is December 1

Family, friends, and all valley communities are invited to come and support young valley artists. Continue Reading…

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Adams State Haunted House will attract screams

The Haunted House entrance is located in the north entrance to the Art Department, located on 401 Richardson Ave. Continue Reading…

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Coffee and integrity inspire gift to Adams State

It all began when, in a linear algebra class, Dr. Stephen Aldrich repeated the quote “Mathematicians are devices for turning coffee into theorems.” Continue Reading…

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Threshold opening reception is October 5

The Adams State University art students will host a Pop Up Exhibition, Threshold, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at 507 Bell Avenue (space adjacent to Main Copy Source) in Alamosa. Continue Reading…

Community open studio class offered this fall

This course is open to anyone who has had at least two semesters of ceramic instruction, or comparable experience. Continue Reading…

Adams State senior art majors exhibit their work

A closing reception for Propensity and The Clear Conscience will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Art Building. Continue Reading…

Land + Scape opens this week

Ahlborn’s exhibit, Scape includes a one-night-only performance, "I Think (not): A play in one act." Continue Reading…

First Friday Art Hop is April 7

Mary Van Pelt, Adams State alumna, is one of the featured artists. Continue Reading…

First Friday Art Hop is March 3

Adams State art students are featured in this opening, but the committee would like to open up the next showing to artists in the local community. Continue Reading…

Crock returns to Adams State with exhibit in Hatfield Gallery

An elementary art teacher, Crock finds that he often connects his work with the playfulness of his students and is inspired by the energy they bring to the classroom. Continue Reading…

Art Hop is February 3

The event will include live music, food and entertainment. Continue Reading…

Art students welcomed back

“At the beginning of every semester the Art Department hosts an event to build excitement and energy for the students.” Continue Reading…