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Event Series Event Series: Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders

October 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm MDT


Athena Project, in collaboration with Melissa Furness & Anna Kaye with PINKPROGRESSION, presents Crossing Borders, a public art show featuring an exploration of the limitless definitions of the term “border” by a group of 15 diverse artists.

Join us on First Friday, October 6, 2023 at 6:00 – 9:00 pm, for the opening reception of the art show which will celebrate the artists. Event is free, although a suggested donation is welcome.

What: Crossing Borders Art Show
Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 2023, 6:00-9:00 pm
Where: 40 West Gallery at 6501 W. Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, CO, 80214
When: October 6 -28, 2023; Art pieces up for viewing Wed-Sun from 12-4 pm

Curated and organized by Angela Astle & Anne Myers with Athena Project in collaboration with Melissa Furness & Anna Kaye with PINKPROGRESSION, Crossing Borders showcases artwork that explores the ways we navigate physical and invisible boundaries set by our emotional and cultural landscapes, raising important questions regarding cultural biases, stereotypes, and human rights.

Artists: Carlos Frezquez, Sarah Fukami, Melissa Furness, Narkita Wiley, Margaret Kasahara, Cherish Marquez, Laleh Mehran, Onecho, Sangeeta Reddy, Autumn T. Thomas, Louis Trujillo, Eriko Tsogo, Becky Wareing Steele, Melanie Yazzie, and Belgin Yucelen

All artwork is on display through October 28 – see full details along with artist bios and statements at

In addition, some of the artwork is available for purchase online.

Following this event on Thursday, October 19th is Artful Reflections, where artists and non-artists are welcome to come reflect about the artwork from the show. Register here to join the conversation and connect with the artists!

What: Artful Reflections
October 19: 6:30-8:30pm
Where: 40 West Arts Gallery at 6501 W. Colfax Ave, Lakewood CO 80214

Designed to uplift women artists, Artful Reflections is an opportunity to connect artists with each other and their communities. This monthly event, open to artists and nonartists, invites reflection about the art work. Through the participants’ experience of the art and the moderated conversations that follow, connection and community are strengthened.

Taking place at a gallery (owned or curated by women artists), participants let the art in to increase understanding of themselves and others. Featured women artists are invited to listen to the impact of their art. Join us for our next session as part of the Crossing Borders Art Show.


October 6, 2023
6:00 pm MDT
Event Category:


Athena Project Arts
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40 West Art Gallery
6501 W. Colfax Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80214 United States
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