EVENT AT CHATFIELD FARMS
Butterflies at Chatfield Farms
May 26 – September, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$4 adult/child, $2 member adult/child
This seasonal habitat is home to hundreds of native butterflies, such as swallowtails, monarchs, mourning cloaks and painted ladies. There are more than 50 native plant species in this garden. The rest of the plants (about 20 species) were chosen for the nectar production for butterfly food and are not native species in Colorado.
Elusive: Works by Andrew Roberts-Gray
February 22 – May 14
Included with Gardens’ admission
Artist Andrew Roberts-Gray combines formal abstraction, the painted landscape and areas of unpainted canvas to create dynamic works that defy traditional genre. His work hovers between painterly abstraction and sculptural space, peppered with symbolic elements.
April 28 – September 24
American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is considered one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century and is known for his bold energetic sculptures. Calder: Monumental features these iconic works of bolted steel plate–which rise in sweeping curves, or puncture space with geometric lines–revealing the artist’s exploration of forms, volumes, and voids. Using shapes that resonate with the natural world, Calder’s large lively abstractions interact with the surrounding outdoor landscape.
Color: Works by Teresa Booth Brown
May 24 – August 6 | Opening Reception: May 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m.
Teresa Booth Brown uses painting as a chance to make order out of chaos; to organize thoughts and ideas that resist written language. From a simple composition, each painting is developed intuitively by the addition and subtraction of layers of paint, collage and drawing.