LOCATION: Thrive Ballpark - 1415 Park Avenue West
RiNo ARTIST: ARTAOS
EVENT CATEGORY: Art Events
PAST DATES AND TIMES
- Fri, Jul 9, 2021 - Fri, Aug 6, 2021
ARTAOS Gallery's FOURTH art install at THRIVE Ballpark is HUGE! We are featuring the incredible raw street-art mixed with Indigenous and activist art by New Mexico creative Jesse Raine Littlebird.
We are expanding this impressive body of work (over 18 paintings!) into multiple rooms throughout the building, creating a museum-like exhibit that you can meander about in the awesome space that THRIVE provides! Jesse will be in town the week of July 2nd to do a few outdoor murals in the Denver metro area for ARTAOS.
Closing Reception and Artist Talk Friday, August 6th from 5PM-9PM
There will be Drinks, a DJ and Socializing is strongly encouraged!
Closing reception and artists Q & A TBD.
Jesse Raine Littlebird (Laguna/Kewa Pueblos) Born 1992 in Santa Fe, New Mexico is an artist, painter, writer and film director with a passion for telling stories that inspire personal and community action to be the change you want to see in the world. Storytelling through the medium of painting and film is a vital part of life for Jesse with his Indigenous heritage deeply rooted in the oral tradition culture of his Pueblo Indian lineage and growing up in a creative household of art, film and story.
Littlebird’s provocative paintings have gained recognition in the Southwest art scene with several solo exhibitions and group shows during 2018-2020 and with several collectors commissioning his work during the tumultuous year of Covid.
Littlebird says this about his painting, “My work is inspired by teachings, prophecies and stories that are common among Earthly rooted people. I delve into the inner workings of what makes up thoughts, choices and actions of humankind, past, present and future. Experiences that interest me are encounters with miracles and mass exchanges of energy that can be represented in a field of pace and color. For example, what would a genocide look like with a vibrant composition of primary colors? How could the death of an eternal being be represented as sacred and placed on a pedestal, martyred and sainted by the artist.”
He is a Sundance Institute Full Circle Fellow, Andy Warhol Foundation recipient and Assistant Director of Hamaatsa: an indigenous learning center non-profit.
ARTAOS's long-term vision by 2022 is to make the THRIVE Ballpark a Denver arts destination with a 24,000 sq ft curated-community destination where local artists retain 100% of their sales.