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Denver contemporary artist hosts exhibit at Laramie County Community College

Laramie County Community College (Courtesy LCCC, Facebook)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — “Urban Jungle,” an art exhibit by contemporary mixed-media artist Michael Gadlin, is on display in the Esther and John Clay Fine Art Gallery at the Laramie County Community College.

The gallery runs from Jan. 23 to Mar. 1 and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Friday.

The opening reception will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8. It will be followed by an Artist Talk at 2 p.m. in the Surbrugg/Prentice Auditorium.

This event is free and open to the public.

Born in Colorado, Gadlin studied drawing and painting at the Art Students League of Denver and later attended Pratt Institute in New York after graduating high school. He focused his discipline on classical drawing and painting, later emphasizing his studies in abstract concepts in contemporary art.

In 1999, Gadlin was the youngest artist ever to win Best Of Show at Denver’s nationally renowned Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The Vance Kirkland Museum acquired a work of his as part of their permanent collection. Gadlin’s public art installation, commissioned by the City of Denver, hangs permanently in Denver’s District 2 Police Station.

The Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art selected Gadlin to be included in the museum’s Rocky Mountain Biennial. He has recently exhibited in Denver, Aspen, Vail, Telluride and France.