Naropa University Art Galleries joins the HOVAB Celebration
with two exhibitions: HOVAB: Past & Present – Naropa University Visual Art Faculty
and local photographer Christopher Brown in Five Portfolios: Revisited
October 14 – December 11, 2016
Reception: Thursday, October 27th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Naropa University is proud to be one of the venues connected to the HOVAB Celebration and opens the exhibition HOVAB: Past & Present – Naropa University Visual Art Faculty in the White Cube Gallery. We are also honored to present Christopher Brown’s phenomenal photography in Five Portfolios: Revisited the Nalanda Gallery that captures the heart of natural beauty. Both exhibitions run October 14- December 11, 2016 on the Nalanda Campus (6287 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO.) Join us to celebrate Naropa’s world renowned visual arts faculty and their work at the Reception on Thursday, October 27th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Regular Gallery hours: M-F: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
HOVAB Celebration! is an unprecedented, community-wide cultural event that reexamines and celebrates the City of Boulder’s dynamic and diverse visual arts past in 16 venues, featuring 300 artists, spanning 121 years of history, with 32 opening receptions, film screenings, presentations and panel discussions. HOVAB takes place Boulder-wide (and in Longmont) from September 29 through December 31, 2016. Naropa University Art Galleries showcases the past and present Visual Arts Faculty who taught at Naropa during the 40 plus years of the community.
The exhibit features: Keith Abbott, Elizabeth Acosta, Gina Adams, Tyler Alpern, Joan Anderson, Barbara Bash, Marlow Brooks, Geraldine Brussel, Laurie Doctor, Susan H. Edwards, Sanje Elliott, Diane Stum Fekete, Michael Franklin, Bernie Marek, Laura Marshall, Cynthia Moku, Jill Powers, Robert Spellman, Harrison Tu and Sue Hammond West. Please visit the exhibition to recognize and honor the contribution Naropa’s Visual Arts faculty has made in the Boulder Community and beyond.
Christopher Brown is a true artist who uses his photography of the American West to show subtle colors, sweeping panoramas, and quiet details of the natural world. His photographs are mostly landscapes, but also include more close-up views of tree roots, rocks, water, ice and whatever captures his imagination.
The exhibit Five Portfolios: Revisited explores Chris’s work throughout several decades of shooting the land that surrounds us. From everyday images, to the North and South rims of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, to the Canyonlands and to the great 2013 Boulder flood; Chris’s vision reveals the beauty of nature in its primal form. His photographs create windows that show natural forms with exceptional depth, detail and a subtle palette of colors that only his “eye” seems to uncover.
Christopher’s photographs have been published in many books, calendars, posters and periodicals including Sierra, Arizona Highways, Outside, National Geographic and The Colorado River Through the Grand Canyon. His prints are in many collections throughout the country, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Denver Art Museum and the University of Colorado. He has taught many photography workshops for institutions such as Anderson Ranch, Naropa University and Lifelong Learning.
For more information about the exhibitions contact: Charmain Schuh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-245-4637. For more information about HOVAB please visit www.hovabcelebrations.org. For more information about Christopher Brown and purchase inquires please visit chrisbrownphotography.com.
Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact Charmain Schuh at email@example.com or 303-546-3549. About Naropa University (www.naropa.edu): Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Naropa University is a leader in contemplative education; an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom studies with traditional Western scholarship. Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.