Carrie MaKenna

Anam Cara Studio & Gallery, Denver Colorado

Art Shows and Events at Anam Cara Living Arts Studio & Gallery

Anam Cara Living Arts Studio & Gallery is on Block 7 in Belmar
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The Galleries on Block 7 and the Belmar Arts District host a block-wide art walk the First Friday of every month all year round.
Please join us in Belmar on Block 7 Arts First Fridays for an evening of art, entertainment, and sustenance that is food for body, mind and spirit.

The Block 7 and Belmar Arts District Art Walk Schedule -
1st Fridays 6-9pm
Year Round.

Anam Cara Living Arts Studio & Gallery, Alternative Arts and Inspiration
Belmar Block 7, 445 S. Saulsbury St. Studio C, Lakewood Colorado 80226
720 933-3813, anamcara@ecentral.com

     There's new artwork happening all the time in the studio and gallery.
Come on out for 1st Fridays or call for an appointment to see what we're working on and what we have in store.

     Represented in our Studio Gallery are Carrie MaKenna working in  acrylic on canvas. She had a variety of subjects and abstracts that have a lot of texture.

     Craig Rouse creates fine art graphics featuring modernist takes on Denver Architecture, Colorado places and symbols as well as the annual Italian Festival poster.

Carrie MaKenna - Seed Series
Grain Emanation, Acrylic 16x20

Carrie MaKenna - Seed Series
Seed Nucleus, Acrylic 16x20

Carrie MaKenna - Seed Series
Seed Shoot, Acrylic 16x20

Carrie MaKenna - Tree Series
Luminous Daybreak, Acrylic 16x20
Carrie MaKenna - Tree Series
Standing in a Thunder Cloud, Acrylic 16x20
Carrie MaKenna - Tree Series
Streamside Passage, Acrylic 16x20
Craig Rouse - Alphabet Haiku
Letter A, Linocut Print 8x10

Craig Rouse - Alphabet Haiku
Letter B, Linocut Print 8x10

Craig Rouse - Alphabet Haiku
Letter G, Linocut Print 8x10

Craig Rouse - Italian Festival Poster
Avanti, Silkscreen 18x24

Craig Rouse - Italian Festival Poster
Gettare, Silkscreen 18x24

Craig Rouse - Italian Festival Poster
Bocce, Silkscreen 18x24

Carrie MaKenna, Portrait Commission
Brother Jeffery, Acrylic 11x14

Carrie MaKenna, Portrait Commission
Rachel Anne, Acrylic 11x14

Carrie MaKenna, Portrait Commission
Maysie, Acrylic 11x14

Carrie MaKenna, Photocopier Series
Open for Discussion, Print 11x14

Carrie MaKenna, Photocopier Series
Bound by Femininity, Print 11x14

Carrie MaKenna, Photocopier Series
Remember This One, Print 11x14


Carrie MaKenna, MA
Anam Cara Living Arts Studio & Gallery
, Alternative Arts and Inspiration
www.carrie-makenna.artistwebsites.com
www.anamcarastudiogallery.com
720 933-3813  anamcara@ecentral.com
Belmar Block 7 - 445 S. Saulsbury St. Studio C, Lakewood Colorado 80226
Craig Rouse unveils his new modernist style Denver Architectural Series.
Carrie MaKenna is showing intimate landscapes, "Scenes from On and Off the Road."
Mike Kloepfer is featured with a "Horse Show" of his amazing drawings and paintings of horses.

6th Annual Public Image Portrait Exhibit
Belmar Block 7 Art Walk - First Friday, August 1, 6-9pm

Our 6th Annual Public Image exhibit features artwork from our monthly Intuitive Healing Arts Journaling Workshops. Some members have been attending for several years and have selected works from their journals to share with the public. We consider these images to be self-portraits of the internal kind. They offer a deeper view of the artist on a very personal level.
Deanna Raso 4/9/14 - Strength.
When I feel strong I feel grounded (black) clear (blue) creative (orange) inspired (red) at peace (green) loved (pink) playful (texture). It's that simple.
Laura Relue 4/4/13 - Self-Portrait.
The Outer Face. Iron Control. Ruled by Fear and Strength of Will
Ellen Makenna 9/4/13 - Peace.
The Persistant Ecosystem. The ecosystem works on out behalf so that we can relax and accept the natural course of things.
Belmar Block 7 Arts District.
Block 7 is home to nine artist-owned studio/galleries in the heart of Belmar, Lakewood's City Center. For over ten years we've featured ever-changing world-class artists on an affordable local scale. Join us for 1st Friday Art Walks, Classes and Workshops, and other Events. Make it an evening out for dinner and the arts. Lots of free parking in garages and lots, and imminently walkable. Come on over to the west side, Belmar is closer than you think!


Carrie MaKenna, MA
Anam Cara Living Arts Studio & Gallery

Alternative Arts and Inspiration
www.carrie-makenna.artistwebsites.com
www.anamcarastudiogallery.com
720 933-3813
anamcara@ecentral.com
Belmar Block 7
445 S. Saulsbury St. Studio G
Lakewood Colorado 80226

Block 7 Art Walk
Art for Life's Sake - Healing Art Mandalas
Benefit for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Friday, September 13, 2013 6-9pm

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
10% of Sales throughout September will go to
Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance

The artwork this month will focus on Healing Art Mandalas. These are Mandalas created by Carrie MaKenna during her Healing Art Mandalas classes. They cover a wide range of topics and can benefit anyone's living space.

Please come in and add your message to a Healing Mandala Mobile.


This is a treacherous disease that is more prevalent than breast cancer and strikes with no warning. There is no good early detection so most women learn they have it after it's already progressed to a devastating level. 

10% of sales in the Anam Cara Living Arts Studio & Gallery will benefit Ovarian Cancer patients through the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance. Their mission includes providing Comfort Kits to women who are going through ovarian cancer treatment, financial assistance to women going through ovarian cancer treatment, and education about ovarian cancer.? - Deadliest of all gynecologic cancers

- 5th leading cause of cancer death for women
- 15,000 American women/220 Coloradans die from ovarian cancer annually
- Only 45% of women with ovarian cancer will survive five years
- 81% are diagnosed at advanced stage - only 30% of those will survive five years

For more information about the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance Click Here

Join us at our Block-wide Art Walk
on Friday September 13, 2013 6-9pm.
and add your message to a Healing Mandala Mobile
10% of Sales throughout September will go to the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance
Anam Cara Living Arts Studio & Gallery -
445 S. Saulsbury St. Studio G
Lakewood CO 80226
720-933-3813

If you're looking for unique, beautiful fine jewelry
please check out Carrie's website www.anamcarafinejewelry.com

Carrie is an Independent Weddding Officiant in Colorado.

Rev. Carrie MaKenna
Ordained Wedding Officiant
Serving the Denver Metro Area
Including Evergreen, Boulder,
Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs,
Mountains and Plains.
Please check out her website www.anamcaraceremonies.com

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Belmar Block 7 Arts District.
     Block 7 is home to nine artist-owned studio/galleries in the heart of Belmar, Lakewood's City Center.
     For over ten years Block 7 has featured ever-changing world-class artists on an affordable local scale.
     Join us for 1st Friday Art Walks, Classes and Workshops, and other Events. Make it an evening out with dinner and the arts. Lots of free parking in garages and lots, and imminently walkable.
     Come on over to the west side,
Belmar is closer than you think!

Carrie MaKenna, MA
Anam Cara Living Arts Studio & Gallery

Alternative Arts and Inspiration
www.carrie-makenna.artistwebsites.com
www.anamcarastudiogallery.com
720 933-3813  anamcara@ecentral.com
Belmar Block 7 - 445 S. Saulsbury St. Studio C,
Lakewood Colorado 80226

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Husband/Wife Studios Celebrate
7th Anniversary on Belmar Block 7


     Seven years ago husband and wife Craig Rouse and Carrie MaKenna leased adjoining studio spaces on Block 7 in Belmar. They celebrate this milestone as they participate in Denver Arts Week the annual city-wide festival of the arts and culture in the metro area. Block 7 is recognized as an Arts District and a full participant in the burgeoning cultural scene in Metro-Denver.

    MaKenna and Rouse are long-time members of the Denver art, design and architecture scene. Both are active in the Design Council of the Denver Art Museum. Rouse has worked with major architectural firms to design the exterior and interior signs of the DAM Hamilton building, much of the DU Campus and Clayton Lane in Cherry Creek. While MaKenna has been a working artist for 25 years. Both have contributed works of art for fundraising events that benefit everything from parks and schools to health and human services organizations. On the lighter side, Rouse has been the captain of his volleyball team in the Architects and Designers summer league for 23 years.

     "From the outset, Block 7 was designed and developed to be an outlet for the arts in the heart of the new "downtown" of Belmar. It's gone through several incarnations and has settled into its role as a block where the arts live," says Makenna. "From the first time we came to an event on Block 7, eight years ago, we wanted to have studio space here. Five years ago that dream was realized. Everyday when I unlock my door and turn on the lights, I think, 'this is what I've always wanted.
"It really is a dream come true."

     The couple shares studio space. Rouse's graphic design studio, R Design LLC, sports a collection of pencil sharpeners displayed atop a Wall-of-Macs (a stack of old Classics purchased at a DPS auction). On the back wall is a display of all styles and sizes of the letter R. Each collection represents an aspect of the history of the graphic design industry.

     MaKenna's art studio and gallery has moveable walls she designed and built, with Rouse's help, to display a large amount of artwork in a relatively small space. The walls are easily moved to accommodate her creative expression workshops, as well as events like intimate weddings and music concerts.

     The exhibit they've put together for their 5th Anniversary and Denver Arts Week is a sampling of a variety of artwork spanning their 30 year careers. It's called 5 by 2 on 7. The title is shorthand for Five Years by Two Artists on Block 7.

     Rouse is showing 1940s inspired illustrations of Colorado Icons like the Bighorn Sheep and Maroon Bells, Illustrations based on Haiku by Matsuo Basho, and his linocut Haiku Alphabet. MaKenna's highly textured Landscape Abstractions are featured along with her couples series called The Look of Love, and a variety of collage works created in the Intuitive Art Collage workshops she holds.

     You'll find a lot to see and enjoy in this show. 

Carrie MaKenna, MA
Anam Cara Living Arts Studio & Gallery

Alternative Arts and Inspiration
www.carrie-makenna.artistwebsites.com
www.anamcarastudiogallery.com
720 933-3813  anamcara@ecentral.com
Belmar Block 7 - 445 S. Saulsbury St. Studio C,
Lakewood Colorado 80226