Opening Reception

Jun 21 2024

6:00 pm


Jun 21 2024 - Jul 13 2024

Juried Group Exhibition
Opening Reception Friday, June 21, 2024, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
First Friday: Friday, July 05, 2024 ,6:00 – 9:00 pm
Featured Artists: Elvi Bjorkquist , Vicki Christensen, Ru Ciel, AnnCharlott Denslow, Pam Hake, Susan Merriman, Johanna Morrell, Rachel Turelli, and Karen Valliant

Tadashi Hayakawa, a renowned and oft-featured artist at Bitfactory Gallery shares his knowledge through workshops meant to inspire emerging and other professional artists to learn from and support each other. The first Workshop Exhibition was held in 2022 as a showcase for all his participating students and will now take place on a biennial basis. This year’s iteration employs a more formal approach to the selection process. Each student was invited to submit up to 5 pieces for consideration of which Gallerist and curator Bill Thomason blindly juried into the show, selecting 18 works by nine artists. Attendees will see the effect that mentoring by an artist of Hayakawa’s caliber, via a workshop setting, can have on the creative process and execution of ideas. Workshop IIis on display at 815 Santa Fe Drive from June 21–July 13, 2024, with a public Opening Reception on Friday, June 21 from 6-9 p.m. and will be on view during regular gallery hours, Tuesday–Sunday 11-4 p.m. and during the First Friday Art Walk on Jul 5, 6-9 p.m.

“The work of each artist is sincere art produced from their imagination and heart. That is the most important goal of my workshop: nurturing work that comes from the artist’s soul.” Says Hayakawa, “Thomason has a mission to provide opportunities for artists that other galleries may not typically show. I appreciate his support, enthusiasm, and the opportunity he is giving to my workshop participants with this exhibition.

Bitfactory Gallery, located at 851 Santa Fe Drive in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, exhibits work by the best emerging and up-and-coming local, national and international visual artists, striving to showcase art that may not be a good fit for other galleries. They also host one major or renowned artist a year, bringing new and exciting work to Denver. The building also houses Bitfactory Studios with the vision of providing a helpful, friendly working atmosphere for artists and the Garage at Bitfactory, a pop-up gallery space available to rent in one-, three-, or seven-day blocks. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and by appointment. For additional information please contact Bill Thomason at info@bitfactory.net or (303) 862-9367 or visit www.bitfactory.net. They can be found on Facebook and Instagram @bitfactorygallery and on X at @bitfactoryg