Nov 192003
 
Authors: Daniel Hallford

From art walks to travel talks, there’s plenty to see in the art

world of Fort Collins if you’re not too busy eating this

Thanksgiving.

At the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the work of

Divit Cardoza and CSU’s own professor Dave Yust is on display until

Jan. 9. Cardoza won first place in the 2002 Biennial Art

Competition at the MOCA and was rewarded this year with a personal

one-artist exhibit. Cardoza’s art consists of large-scale

multi-panel landscapes, in oil pastel and India ink washes. Coming

from Boise, Idaho, many of his works are inspired from the

countryside of the Rocky Mountains and scattered prairies that fill

that region.

Dave Yust’s exhibit, “Painting in Circles” is a retrospective

exhibit portraying his life and experiences as an artist over a

period of nearly 40 years. Yust’s abstract paintings give the

exhibit its name, as many are painted inside a circular frame.

“Painting in Circles” has been a theme throughout his life as an

artist. The exhibit, a culmination of his life thus far, contains

original paintings along with prints from 1966 through 2003. On

Dec. 5, Yust will give a free gallery talk from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

at the MOCA, offering insight into his work.

Coming up at the MOCA, the “Rocky Mountain Biennial,” an art

competition, will fill the two large galleries at the museum,

providing viewers with over 4,000 square feet of art. Artists from

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming

will be contributing works in the contest. The sixth annual exhibit

brings together over 150 artists and over 200 works. Any artists

interested in submitting works should call the MOCA. The deadline

for submissions is Dec. 1.

Also, the first Friday of every month several downtown galleries

stay open until 9 p.m., during “Gallery Walk.” Local galleries

encourage people to come and view the artistic talent of Fort

Collins.

The Lincoln Center will be showing “Thailand” at 7:30 p.m. on

Nov. 24, as part of their annual Travel Log series. “Thailand” is

an in-depth documentary on the island, presented by Mike Shiley.

Shiley will talk about the enchanting and fascinating qualities of

Thailand, relating his travels and experiences there and

abroad.

The Hatton Gallery on campus is showcasing Japanese wood-block

prints until Friday. “A Floating World: The Art of Japanese Print”

features scenes of courtesans and Kabuki theatre that call back the

days of ancient Japan. Works in this Japanese “ukiyo-e” style

include pieces by renowned artists Utamaro Kitagawa, Hiroshige Ando

and Hokusai Katsushika. The works portray an important step forward

for western art. The pieces showcased were donated to the Hatton

Gallery.

 

 

 

 

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