Emma Balder: First Friday in Olde Town Arvada
For the month of August, Balefire Goods welcomes Denver based artist, Emma Balder, for an exhibit of her fiber paintings. Balder's work leverages discarded and recycled textiles as the driving element in her designs to create small-scale works with an organic and otherworldly feel.
Emma Balder is a New England-bred visual artist. She received her BFA in Painting and Art History from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Emma was awarded a year-long Staff Artist Residency Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center and has received recognition in publications such as Studio Visit Magazine, American Art Collector and Fresh Paint Magazine. Emma has exhibited both nationally and internationally and her works are included in private and public collections such as the Dave Bown Projects.
Emma currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado. She keeps a sustainable art practice, with a "no-waste" policy in her studio. Donated waste from other artists as well as vibrantly colored found materials and scraps from her own studio, keeps Emma's practice full of excitement and constant evolution.
Join us for drinks, snacks, and a wonderful evening celebrating local art. In addition to our opening, Olde Town Arvada is a great destination for First Friday with openings at Vouna, The Cereal Box, Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters, Gallery 1874, Light Rail Gallery, Grand Lake Brewing, Arvada Ceramic Arts Guild, New Image, and more.