Northglenn Arts is proud to partner with Access Gallery on Northglenn’s Parsons Theatre Gallery Wall. Access Gallery is an inclusive nonprofit organization that engages the community by opening doors to creative, educational, and economic opportunities for people with disabilities to access, experience and benefit from the arts. Northglenn Arts works to provide access to the arts for all people and have chosen to collaborate with Access Gallery due to their dedication to inclusivity and their commitment to artists with disabilities from across Colorado.


“A Gift From God”

Access Gallery is thrilled to present recent paintings by Alonzo Clemons. Being known primarily as a sculptor, he has received international recognition and acclaim for his ability to sculpt animals in amazing detail. While his technique is unique to his medium, his subject matter rarely strays from his favorite themes. Notice in the work the depiction of dignified animals in pastoral scenes. Alonzo has a story behind each of his animals: whether they be family, friends, or strangers, none ever want to be lonely. Can you feel a cool breeze or scorching heat in each piece? Alonzo often notes the temperature in a corner of the canvas and finds joy in discussing how it must feel to be in each scene. He explores his canvas and his subjects through loose brushstrokes which conform to a structure of his own making. He chooses to work from memory rather than photographs or models. Spending more time in the studio and settling into a new home closer to family, his work occasionally explores buildings and people in environments related more closely to a hereafter, void of temperature. Alonzo bravely questions the world, and this work is a window into his philosophies on life. As he is known to say, “Do something different. Life’s too short to do something over and over.”

Northglenn Arts and Access Gallery will host an opening reception on October 26 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Art enthusiasts, patrons, and the public are cordially invited to join this celebration. The Parsons Theatre Gallery is located inside the Northglenn Recreation Center, 1 East Memorial Parkway Northglenn, CO, 80233. Use the south entrance of the building (Parsons Theatre entrance); the exhibit space is near the community rooms. For more information, please call the Parsons Theatre Box Office at 303-450-8888.

For purchase inquires, contact Louis Trujillo 303-927-6279 or email


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