Inferno by Cristal Dominguez

Boys & Girls Clubs Fine Arts Showcase

On Display at the DAM through February 3

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver connect children to opportunities for community involvement and personal growth, including access to museums. The Denver Art Museum’s core educational values for creative thinking, expression, and transformative experiences help provide a platform for the emerging artists of the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Each year, members of all ages submit artwork to their local Boys & Girls Clubs Fine Arts Showcase to be juried by a panel of judges. The Denver Art Museum is proud to help jury and display the winners of this competition before the works are advanced to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s regional competition. (see artworks in slide show below)

This year, the show comprises of artworks in a variety of mediums, sizes, and styles. Each artist shows a strong understanding and application of the visual elements of art and communicates powerful messages about personal, social, environmental, and cultural issues happening in our world today. Artworks like La Calvavera Hermosa, Spirit Animal, and Journey to Myself combine cultural topics with personal insight and reflection. Glorious Garden and Ocean call our attention to the beauty and strength of our environment. While other works like Inferno (by Cristal Dominguez, artwork pictured at top), Mom, Money Does Grow on Trees, and Does Love Win? invite us to contemplate complicated social issues.

While visiting the museum, complete your experience by visiting this showcase full of talented young artists from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. The showcase is on display through Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in the Lower Level of the North Building. Access to the showcase is included in general admission.

Boys and Girls club art showcase

Untitled by Angel Ferguson

Boys and Girls club art showcase

The Sun by Seairra Hughes

Boys and Girls club art showcase

Sprouting Speech by Guicela Flores

Boys and Girls club art showcase

Spirit Animal by Abdi Haji

Boys and Girls club art showcase

Silly Face by Zachary Castellano

Boys and Girls club art showcase

Rainbow Face by Miguel Acosta

Boys and Girls club art showcase

Ocean by Jenny Alvarez

Boys and Girls club art showcase

Mom, Money Does Grow on Trees by Laura Alvia

Boys and Girls club art showcase

La Calavera Hermosa by Thulukshika Suresh

Boys and Girls club art showcase

Journey to Myself by Rachael Haynes

Boys and Girls club art showcase

Dreams on the Highest Bough by Rachael Haynes

Boys and Girls club art showcase

Glorious Garden by Armando Padilla-Andrade

Boys and Girls club art showcase

Does Love Win by Kirstin Cassidy

Boys and Girls club art showcase

Day Dream World! by Rhiennen Martinez

Adriane Byrd is an intern with teacher and school outreach programs in the department of learning and engagement. Her favorite artist at the Denver Art Museum is Thomas Hart Benton. Adriane moved from Texas to Colorado in 2012 to enjoy the cool weather and beautiful landscape, but still hasn’t figured out how to drive in the snow.