the mysteries of the season at DAVA 

Opening Reception: Friday December 4th; 4 pm to 7:30 pm.

Youth at DAVA create special works of art year round and this is their contribution to the holiday spirit of giving. The exhibit focuses on the theme of nature and growth.

Proceeds from this exhibit support year round art programs for youth at DAVA. 

Location: 1405 Florence Street, Aurora CO 80010, one block south of East Colfax Avenue in the Aurora Cultural Arts District.  Works will be on display until January 22nd, 2016.

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Above: Handmade print by Isis J, age 11 and bug houses by Hiram S., age 16

DAVA is a wonderful destination for handmade holiday gifts. Youth experimented with a wide range of materials and techniques to create natural products, ceramic succulent pots and soap dishes, paintings, prints and bug houses. There are carefully crafted soaps and lotions from organic ingredients, along with prints of birds and locally grown plants. Scrap wood from DAVA’s construction site was used to make houses for bugs and mixed media paintings. You will find treasures to keep or give away!         

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(Left to Right: artworks by Meredith Nemirov, Farrago Candles and Naomi Scheck) 

Artworks by guest artists include works with stains and paper cuts by Naomi Scheck that recall natural growth. Meredith Nemirov draws details of trees in original manners. Paintings by DAVA alumni Uriel Pelaez will also be included. Colorful candles sculpted on a lathe by Farrago Candles and fabric baskets by Jill Davis complete the exhibit.

The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday and by appointment.  For more information, e-mail gallery@davarts.org, call 303-367-5886


Aurora Public Schools Art Educators Exhibit:

Opening Wednesday February 3rd, 4-7:30 pm.



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Lanterns at the Holiday Show ArtBot exhibition in the DAVA Gallery Maria at a gallery opening reception Mural detail by Job Training students