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

Talk: Degas and Dance
FOPAS Annual Member Meeting
Friday, September 8
FOPAS Member Reception, 5:00pm

Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
Lower level Hamilton Building, Sharp Auditorium lobby
Annual Meeting, 6:00pm

Lower level Hamilton Building, Sharp Auditorium
Member Reception and Annual Meeting open to FOPAS Members only
Reservations required: programs@fopas.net or 720-767-1234

Talk by Richard Kendall and Jill DeVonyar, 6:30 pm (Open to the public)
Free, no reservations required
Degas scholars Richard Kendall and Jill DeVonyar will enlighten all about Degas's fascination with the world of ballet.  Kendall, considered one of the world's leading scholars on Degas, will lecture with charm and wit why the artist was so obsessed with this subject. DeVonyar, a former Ballerina, will demonstrate the various poses that Degas took great pains to depict throughout the lecture. This lecture anticipates the important exhibition opening of Degas: A Passion for Perfection, opening in February, 2018, at the Denver Art Museum, for its only venue in the United States.

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

Denver Art Museum