William Lamb Picknell, From My Studio Windows (detail), c. 1890, oil paint on canvas, Denver Art Museum: Funds from the Friends of Painting and Sculpture and T. Edward and Tullah Hanley by exchange, 1998.213
Photography Courtesy of the Denver Art Museum

Steve Kestrel Studio Tour and CSU Art Museum Visit
, September 23, 2017
Attendees will car pool (if desired) to meet at the Kestrel studio at 10 AM, spend about 2 hours there and then have lunch on their own in Ft. Collins. We will then reassemble at the CSU Art Museum at 1:30 PM to tour their collections. We should be finished about 3:30. Addresses to be provided at a later date.
Limited to 25 FOPAS members
Advanced reservations required: programs@fopas.net or 720-767-1234

Steve Kestrel Studio Tour
My studio in Redstone Canyon is a converted 3,400 sq. ft. barn (originally built in 1952 & added to in 1984) on which I have done very extensive remodeling work.  I now have it divided into working sections: stone carving room; welding & metal chasing room; mold & wax storage room; large 28’ x 40’  general work room; office, library, display room and large storage rooms. We will start at the studio, viewing the various work areas- large general work area, carving room with many stone working tools, bronze welding room & then the office/display area. Outside the studio are hundreds of stones to be carved which vary in weight from 10 to 4000 pounds. We’ll then walk to our house & yard where there is a collection of my work plus other artists’ work which we’ve collected over many years.
CSU Art Museum
The 20th Biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition — the only exhibition of its kind in North America featuring the world’s top poster artists and designers — returns to Colorado State University this fall. “Since 1979, the goal of this show has been to expose CSU and the surrounding community to these leading international designers,” said CIIPE director and coordinator Jason Frazier, assistant professor of graphic design. “The 20th exhibition is sure to have an impact.” We will also spend time in the main gallery, where we will see many works from the Hartford-Tandstad Collection, which includes over 200 works of art, primarily dating from the late Renaissance through the late 19th century. The collection includes major works by pivotal figures in the history of European art, an extensive collection of drawings, and examples of decorative arts. CSU Website


Wednesday, October 4, 6pm
Lower level Hamilton Building, Sharp Auditorium
Open to the public: Free, no reservations required

Excited by the image of an airplane his father had drawn, Daniel Sprick began making art at an early age. His recent works now have been compared to those of Dutch and Flemish Masters. DANIEL SPRICK: PURSUIT OF TRUTH AND BEAUTY reveals the amazing personal story of artistic inspiration, vision and fulfillment. The insightful documentary profile of this internationally known modern-day master is produced by CPT12, a PBS Affiliate Station: Executive Producer-Cynthia Madden Leitner, Producer-Joshua V. Hassel, Director & Cinematographer-David Schler and Associate Producer-Beverly Jacobson Schler.

A panel discussion will follow the showing of the movie. The panel will consist of:
Daniel Sprick, artist
Cynthia Madden Leitner, Executive Producer
David Schler, Director & Cinematographer
Angelica Daneo, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, DAM

Talk by Jordan Wolfson
Whirlwind: Where are we and how did we get here?
One Painter's Perspective

Tuesday, October 10, 6-7:30pm
Lower level Hamilton Building, Sharp Auditorium
Open to the public: Free, no reservations required

A talk by Jordan Wolfson exploring how the development of painting moved from an emphasis on conventional imagery based on Renaissance assumptions through the inventions of Modernism, Post-Modernism, and Contemporary imagery.  Have you found yourself ever wondering about what is going on in the Art World today and how did we get here?  In a fast-paced presentation contemporary artist Jordan Wolfson will provide one painter’s imagined journey from the advent of Modernity into the first decades of the twenty-first century.  Exploring a variety of cultural and social influences, Wolfson will give a context for our current Contemporary situation of aesthetics and beyond.  Jordan Wolfson is a Colorado based painter who has exhibited internationally and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.  In addition, Wolfson is the author of “How Painting Can Help Save the World, Actually”, an essay exploring the deeper meaning of hand-made image making.

Denver Art Museum