Englewood

Malley Center art show opens

Amateurs display work in annual exhibition

Posted 10/3/16

Instead of people playing cards or shooting pool, the Malley Senior Recreation Center's game area is the main gallery for the creations of those who make art as a hobby, on display in this year's Englewood Art Show.

The show opened Sept. 28 and …

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Englewood

Malley Center art show opens

Amateurs display work in annual exhibition

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Instead of people playing cards or shooting pool, the Malley Senior Recreation Center's game area is the main gallery for the creations of those who make art as a hobby, on display in this year's Englewood Art Show.

The show opened Sept. 28 and the entries will remain on display through Oct. 12 at the center located at 3380 S. Lincoln St.

The viewing hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

There is no charge for admission and those who attend the show will be asked to cast votes for the People's Choice Award.

This is the show's 11th year and Cheryl Adamson, project coordinator, said there are 64 works displayed in the game area and down the hall of the center. She said artists used many different media, including drawing, painting and sculpture

Laurel Burns easily located her framed drawing of a bird that is on display in the main room area.

“I did some drawing when I was in high school and that wasn't yesterday,” the Denver resident said. “But I took a drawing class here at Malley recently and began drawing again. I started with black and white pencil drawings and then began using colored pencils. I have rediscovered drawing, I love it and I can't get enough of it.”

She said her teacher suggested the very colorful bird native to Thailand as the subject of her colored pencil drawing. Burns said using colored pencils to get all the colors in the drawing was a bit challenging and it was fun.

Ron Kaemingk's bowl drew a lot of attention. He said has been into wood turning for a long time but this is the first artwork like this he has done.

He explained the base of the bowl is on a lathe and he slowly turned it so he could put one of the small pieces of wood in place at a time. He used three different types of wood for contrasting colors.

“I learned about this type of wood turning art work at a class in Aspen,” he said. “I decided to try it. It was challenging and it took me about 60 hours to complete the bowl. I wish it was about five times bigger and if I were to do it again, I would choose additional types of wood with more contracting colors.”

The metal sculpture by Jeanette Bush also drew a lot of attention.

“I like to weld and work with metal,” the Englewood resident said. “I used a roller to bend this metal into these shapes and then welded them into this sculpture.”

She said she was an art major at Colorado State University and had always found art to be like magic for her.

“I weld, I sculpt and I also create abstract paintings that are whatever you see in them,” she said. “I just let my feelings be my guide as I do my art. It just feels good to be creative.”

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