Blue Wonder

Blue WonderDAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts), 1405 Florence St., Aurora CO 80010fri10mar(mar 10)4:00 pmfri28apr(apr 28)7:00 pm(march 10) 4:00 pm - (april 28) 7:00 pm

cyanotype printed on a fabric skirt by Lizbeth Guadalupe

Photo Credit

Lizeth Guadalupe – detail of cyanotype on fabric skirt

Event Details

Blue Wonder
March 10 – April 28, 2023
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)

Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 4 – 7 pm


Immerse yourself in a beautiful blue and white exhibition of cyanotypes by DAVA teens and guest artists Lizeth Guadalupe, Christine Nguyen, Leah Diament, and Christopher R. Perez.

DAVA will host a free Opening Reception on Friday, March 10th from 4 pm – 7 pm in conjunction with Month of Photography Denver. DAVA is located at 1405 Florence St., one block south of Colfax Avenue in the Aurora Cultural Arts District. This exhibition is free and open to the public Monday to Friday, from 10 am – 5 pm, through April 28, 2023.

DAVA’s middle and high school students learned about the history of photographic processes before exploring a myriad of cyanotype possibilities with artists Lizeth Guadalupe and Leah Diament.

Students used film photography, digital photography, drawing, and digital collage as the base of their works. Some even experimented with cyanotypes on porcelain! In addition, DAVA’s youngest students in the Open Studio took photos using disposable film cameras. The photos are displayed as a mobile with fabric pieces, hand prints, and text.

The guest artists included in Blue Wonder use the historical process of cyanotype to explore a variety of subjects and techniques that represent their unique story and experimental approaches.

Lizeth Guadalupe, who also teaches at DAVA, covered a skirt with cyanotypes using photographs of family members and digital drawings to represent her family tree and cultural heritage.

Leah Diament is folding cyanotype prints to create a light-filled three-dimensional installation. Christine Nguyen’s large experimental cyanotypes use botanical items and cosmic special effects. A master of photographic processes and light, Christopher R. Perez uses cyanotypes in ethereal landscapes. All of the artists in the show provided technical knowledge and inspiration for teachers and students at DAVA.


March 10 (Friday) 4:00 pm - April 28 (Friday) 7:00 pm


East of Downtown Denver

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