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Globalocation II: an Artnauts Exhibition

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Globalocation II: an Artnauts Exhibition

The exhibition features work by the Artnauts, an international collective of artists who use art as a medium to ex

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Opening Reception: Thursday, November 16, 6:00PM - 9:00PM with Lecture at 7:30PM

The exhibition features work by the Artnauts, an international collective of artists who use art as a medium to express global issues and connect people across the world. Globalocation II is a compilation of the finest works from previous shows which share a common theme: each piece addresses some of the biggest political, social, and personal issues affecting our current existence. Founded in 1996 by Dr. George Rivera, Professor of Art in the University of Colorado-Boulder Department of Art and Art History, he chose the name Artnauts to reflect that the group's work "was not (naut) art as usual." Together with professional artists Garrison Roots, Dennis Dalton, Beth Krensky, and Luis Valdovino set out to change the artist narrative by removing it from the high society of the gallery and into the sociopolitical issues of remote or marginalized communities.

In the group's 15th Anniversary Exhibition Catalog, internationally renowned art critic, writer, activist and curator remarked of the Artnauts, "[They] are well named. They take off for outer spaces (a.k.a. the margins) where angels are in short supply, filling gaps that shouldn't be there, speaking out where few can or will." Member artists were the first to exhibit in Russia, Palestinian territories, and remote locations along the Amazon River in Columbia. In each location, the works used art to bring attention to important issues in the region. Nearly 300 artists have participated in the collective and originate from 13 American states and 9 countries. Currently, there are 50 active artists participating in Artnaut exhibits.