BMoCA and artist Olive Moya present a vibrant and uplifting exhibition that celebrates the transformative power of kindness, the expressive language of color, and the profound impact they have by building joyful communities. This bold exhibition fills the Belmar, Lakewood, and Standley Lake libraries with a kaleidoscope of hues, funky shapes, and personal narratives that remind us of the goodness in community and the power of collective compassion. Each library will feature complementary programs and workshops throughout the exhibition inspired by artist Olive Moya and focused on cultivating kindness.
About the artist
Olive Moya is a visual artist living and working in Denver. Originally from Southern California, Moya received her bachelor of fine arts from Otis College of Art + Design in 2011. Her work’s bold, graphic colorscapes, defined edges, line work, and movement are referential to the artist’s background in illustration and lettering. She describes her paintings as “abstract storytelling,” influenced in part by her early study of photography. She has created commissions for The Denver Art Museum, Denver Theater District, The Virgin Low-Rise Las Vegas, Art In Public Places Vail and exhibited work at ReCreative Denver, Dateline Gallery, and The Gallery @ The Bus Stop in Boulder.
Make Your Own Kindness Collage!
Join BMoCA instructors in creating a kindness collage as inspired by Stories of Kindness and the colorful work of artist Olive Moya. All materials will be provided. The collage creations will be on display the Belmar Library art wall throughout August! Free and open to the public, all ages welcome!
Friday August 4, 11am-12pm (immediately following the Stories of Kindness youth program) @Belmar Library
Friday August 11, 12-1pm (immediately following the Stories of Kindness adult program) @Belmar Library
Kindness Maps, and Sketchbook Building Workshop!
Create your own sketchbook, explore a kindness map, and learn about being a working artist and having a career in the arts! Teens are encouraged to attend this workshop and create their own methods to share with their peers during the regularly scheduled Teen Advisory Board. All materials will be provided. Free and open to teens only.
Thursday August 3, 5-6pm (right after the Teen Advisory Board program) @Lakewood Library
Thank you to our generous sponsors: The BMoCA and JCPL collaboration is funded in part by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District and the Kemper Family Foundations, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee.