The Future is Fluid: Miguel Edwards, Michael Hedges, Monroe Hodder

Space Gallery

June 29 - August 4, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday June 29th from 5-9pm
Monroe Hodder, Taxi Thunder, Acrylic on Canvas 60x60 inches

Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Special Guest: A collaborative Denver art show presented by Meow Wolf

Next Stage Gallery at the Denver Performing Arts Complex

June 14 - December 31, 2018

  • Artists include Molly Bounds, Derrick Velasquez, Laura Shill, Diego Rodriguez-Warner and Dmitri Obergfell

Special Guest, a collaborative Denver art show presented by Meow Wolf, will open June 14 at The Next Stage Gallery, an interactive and collaborative space curated and run by CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media in a partnership with Denver Arts & Venues. This exhibition opening coincides with the American for the Arts Conference, and will run through December 31.

This is a special partnership between Meow Wolf and Denver, as they begin the journey to build a new facility located near the CU Denver campus. Meow Wolf is expected to bring a new level of creativity and collaboration to Denver’s art scene.

“Denver is excited for the first of what is certain to be many partnerships with Meow Wolf to take Denver’s arts and culture to the next level,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “This educational and cultural partner collaboration is exactly the sort of innovative ways we are activating the Denver Performing Arts Complex through Denver’s Next Stage NOW initiative. Denverites will have so much to look forward to as we explore new ways to engage our communities in the arts.”

As one of Meow Wolf’s first footprints in Denver, select local artists, including Molly Bounds, Derrick Velasquez, Laura Shill, Diego Rodriguez-Warner and Dmitri Obergfell, will collaborate with community institutions like CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media and the Denver Performing Arts Complex to create Special Guest, a diverse and evolving installation, built as a movable talk show stage featuring poetry readings, film screenings and dance performances.

“The installation for the Americans for the Arts Conference is particularly exciting to us because we’ve been long-time fans of the phenomenal work of the Denver-based artists we’ve invited and are inspired to see them collaborate with one another, with the College of Arts & Media students, and with our team,” said Han Sayles, artist liaison at Meow Wolf. “The product, Special Guest, is thoughtful, humorous, and inviting. These well-deserving artists have taken the opportunity of this special platform to craft an ambitious and beautiful show that emphasizes accessibility and inclusion to all Denver audiences.”

The location of the Next Stage Gallery is also a part of the story that makes this installation timely and unique. On June 14-17, arts and community leaders from across the country will be in Denver for the 2018 Americans for the Arts Convention, held steps away from the gallery which is located within the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

“With Denver hosting the international Americans for the Arts convention in June, Arts & Venues is excited to showcase local artists and Denver’s newest member of the cultural community, Meow Wolf, at the Arts Complex,” says Ginger White Brunetti, Denver Arts & Venues Deputy Director. “The exhibit will kick-off in time for AFTA and can be enjoyed through the end of the year, providing time for all members of the community to get to know Meow Wolf.”

As creative industry influencers and activists will gather to discuss the issues of public arts, community development, education and equality, the Meow Wolf installation embodies the phenomenon of making art accessible and fun.

“The selected artists are wonderful and their vision is to make this installation a platform for anyone to come and create, from poets to artists to performers to 5th graders,” says Jeff Lambson, director of the College of Arts & Media’s Next Stage Gallery. “This is a manifestation of the energy and commitment to the arts between our three institutions and the result of Coloradans who are dedicated to making Denver a better place through art.”

Next Stage Gallery at the Denver Performing Arts Complex
1025 13th St
Denver, CO 80202
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 12:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Rethinking Urbanism


June 22 - July 22, 2018

  • RedLine’s 5th Annual Juried Exhibition
  • Curated and juried by RedLine's Louise Martorano
  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 22nd, 2018, 6-9 pm
Evan Anderman - Three Sripes, Strasburg, CO, 2017, archival inkjet print

The works featured in Rethinking Urbanism explore the social, cultural and political complexities of urban space. These complexities emerge in part through abstracted representations of density as with the work of Ramona Freeman, or the distillation of color that conveys a sense of bleakness as with Frank Lucero's "Traces of our Hands." The urban aesthetic and tone that connect the selected works all contribute to the defining of a metropolis-state. In this case, that definition takes shape in multiples and en masse, but with curiously a lack of human representation thus conveying a sense of urban isolationism rather than shared or communal space.

2350 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm


The Pirate Alumni Show

Scottie Burgess: Boundary Lines

Pirate: Contemporary Art

June 22 – July 8, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 22, 6-10pm
  • Pirate’s guest artist in the Treasure Chest gallery is Travis Hetman, a Denver based artist who creates drawings that touch on themes of space, time, and an endless frolic between meaning and meaninglessness
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In the main space Pirate Contemporary Art is having a retrospective featuring the work of former members called “The Pirate Alumni Show”. This show features work by some of the best artists to have walked the decks at Pirate. After leaving Pirate many of the artists represented in this show have attained commercial gallery representation, had museum exhibitions, and went on to have national, and international success. Featuring work by Margaret Neumann, Bill Stockman, Martha Daniels, Wes Magyer, Matthew Doubek, Michael Brohman, Viviane LeCourtois, Terry Campbell , Claudia Roulier, Marie Gibbons, Janelle Anderson, Peter Illig, Monique Crine, Christine Buchsbaum, Collin Parson, Sigri Strand, Nick Silici, and Dale Chisman.

In the associate space is “Boundary Lines” by Scottie Burgess. His work explores the existential human condition as it relates to the linear quality of the aesthetic experience. Through sustainable constructs, meditative wrappings, and textural sculptures, Burgess emphasizes the delineating qualities of the line, which defines the edges between the seen and obscured amidst our ever forward moving trajectory.

Pirate: Contemporary Art
7130 W 16th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214


Real Shapes: Amanda Martinez, Joani Tremblay, Aaron Mulligan, Erik Frydenborg, Robert Taite, Sarah Schlesinger, Amber Cobb, Michael Villarreal, Jacob Haupt, Lauren Pakradooni


​June 15 - July 22, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday June 15 from 6-11pm
  • Curated by Aaron Mulligan
UntitledNo.13Jacob Haupt, Untitled No. 13 (2017)

DATELINE is pleased to present Real Shapes a group show curated by Aaron Mulligan, artist, curator and co-founder of JuiceBox Art Space.

Real Shapes broadly explores varying definitions of plasticity — environmental, material, cultural, behavioral — through a play on its meaning as both a highly malleable and ubiquitous substance. Originally used to describe ‘the art of modeling or sculpting figures’, today the word ‘plastic’ refers primarily to its corresponding polymer petroleum product. The works on display in Real Shapes unifies the classical meaning of the term with the cultural implications of anthropomorphism, ambiguity, and isolation derived from daily life in the Anthropocene. By bringing together artists who work and, in some ways, rely on plastic as material, Real Shapes is an attempt to reinstate the original meaning of plastic which, Mulligan writes, ‘is close to synonymous with “flexible”’ and, somewhat significantly, predates the discovery of the synthetic material. In effect, the exhibition asks the viewer to view these works at a distance from their materials by occupying an imaginary ‘Gumby’ world where everything is pliable and stretches outward into its next real shape.

Aaron Mulligan is an artist and curator based in Denver, Colorado, where he currently runs JuiceBox, a gallery and educational space, alongside artist Lucía Rodrígez. Prior, he was based in Brooklyn, New York. Mulligan earned his BFA in painting from Metropolitan State University of Denver and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art.

3004 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
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The Way I See It

Four Elements

Art Gym Denver

June 14 - July 6, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, June 14 from 5-8pm; special dance performance by Phannie Haver at 6:15pm
The Way I See It, a curated exhibition featuring the work of member-artists—Julia Kuster, Maxwell Roath, Mackenzie Schmidt and Brady Smith—with different perspectives using different techniques: stone lithography, etching, charcoal and acrylic. Their works will be showcased in the Art Gym Gallery from June 14 to July 6.

Four Elements brings together the metal and fire of metalsmith Randy Burns with the wood and water of print maker Leon Loughridge. Randy’s series is composed of six brooches created in the same design using different techniques. Leon will exhibit woodblock prints and folios from the book “Gorge Songs,” a collaboration with Beat poet John Macker. Four Elements will be featured in the Common Space Gallery from June 14 to July 6. Meet Leon and hear a presentation about his work on June 15 from 6-8PM. Meet Randy and learn more about his metalsmithing techniques during his Artist Talk on Saturday, June 16 from 2-4PM.

Both galleries are open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The exhibits will be available through July 6, 2018.

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220


Patrick Wilkins: “Fun Isn’t Fun Anymore”


June 16 - July 28, 2018

  • Opening reception: Saturday, June 16th, from 7-11pm
Patrick Wilkins - Bad Boy - 2017 - 60" x 60"

Leon proudly announces, “Fun Isn’t Fun Anymore”, the debut solo exhibition of paintings by artist Patrick Wilkins. Fresh from a successful group exhibition at Chicago’s Shane Campbell Gallery, Patrick Wilkins, a recent MFA recipient in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will be mounting his first solo exhibition at Leon on June 16th, 2018. The exhibition features a wide variety of paintings created by the artist over the past two years.

The focus of Wilkins’ work is the expression of stress and anxiety that comes from leading two very different lives: holding down blue collar jobs and being a painter. Wilkins utilizes a formal painting language and cartoon imagery to create and unstable cacophony of patterns, colors, and marks. Adding to the compositions, he collages found objects, drawings, and craft materials into his work. The results have a bright and playful façade that upon further inspection reveals a contradictory critical content. Although the final result may be seen as a compromise, there is both a clashing discordance and a unifying harmony to be found in his deft balancing act. Patrick Wilkins was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and grew up in Elkhart, Indiana. He earned his BA in Painting and Printmaking at Purdue University, and his MFA in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He currently lives and paints in Chicago, Illinois.

1112 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday 10-6pm; Saturday + Sunday: 12-5pm


Elements: Jean Gumpper, Joanne Kerrihard, Betsy Margolius

William Havu Gallery

June 15 - July 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 15th 6 - 9 pm
  • Also on display: Charles Birnbaum and Hank Saxe
Joanne Kerrihard, Last Year's Garden, Oil On Canvas, 60" X 70"

William Havu Gallery presents Elements, an exhibition of new work by Jean Gumpper, Joanne Kerrihard and Betsy Margolius. Also featured will be new work by ceramic sculptor, Charles Birnbaum. On the mezzanine, the gallery presents an introductory exhibit of fourteen works by Taos, NM ceramic sculptor, Hank Saxe.

William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204


Not Much Of A Writer, I Love You: New Works by Sierra Montoya Barela

Collective SML | k

June 15 - July 27, 2018

Odessa is pleased to present ‘Not Much Of A Writer, I Love You | New Works by Sierra Montoya Barela’ at their new location at Collective SML | k in Denver, Colorado.

Not Much Of A Writer, I Love You is an examination of alterity and the desire for meaning. Oscillating between playfulness and indifference, Sierra Montoya Barela’s new painted works are riddled with dark humor, diagrammatic forms, and icons of past and present. Drawing upon influences from embroidery, collage and sculpture, the artist considers cynicism and sincerity within the paradoxical realm of painting.

Sierra Montoya Barela is an artist living and working in Denver, Colorado. Barela earned a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 and was an Artist-In-Residence at the Vermont Studio Center and the Horned Dorset Colony in the months that followed. She has since shown in various group and solo exhibitions, most recently at Yes Ma'am Projects, Gildar Gallery and as part of the Octopus Initiative at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.

Odessa is a Nomadic Arts Incubator comprised of visual artists with the purpose of investigating new intersections of forward thinking art exhibitions, dynamic storytelling, critical discourse, and community enrichment! For 2018 Odessa has teamed up with Collective SML | k for their first Curatorial Residency!

"This year we are so excited to recommit ourselves to this mission of Artistic Empowerment & Creative Impact by collaborating with artists we love to reimagine how an art gallery can better serve and engage with our growing community!" -Kristopher Michael Wright (Executive Director)

Collective SML | k is an artist-run project space located just south of Santa Fe Art District of Denver, Colorado. It is open for any creative suggestions to make Denver more exciting and supportive art community, however, it also has a focus of promoting Asian and Asian-American art and narratives.

Odessa at Collective SML | k
430 Santa Fe Dr
Denver CO


Organic Archetype: new work by Julie Anderson & Tommy White

Mai Wyn Fine Art

June 15 - July 29, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 15th, 6-9pm; Refreshments & light fare provided
  • Informal artist talk with Tommy White: Saturday, June 23rd at 1pm
Mariposa Vessels by Julie Anderson, Glazed porcelain

Mai Wyn Fine Art is thrilled to present Organic Archetype, a two-person exhibition by ceramist Julie Anderson and painter Tommy White. Both artists explore line, color and balance in their work — Anderson through primordial, organic forms in porcelain and White via highly detailed, dreamlike compositions. Meet both featured artists at the Opening Reception: Friday, June 15th from 6-9pm which coincides with the Art District on Santa Fe's 3rd Friday Collectors' Preview.

Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204


Future Retrieval: Survey

June Glasson: Mountain Drag

Troy Abbot

Visions West Contemporary

June 15 – July 21, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday, June 15th, 6-8pm
Average Wife
June Glasson - Average Wife, 2018, gouache, pencil, ink-on-paper

Visions West Contemporary is pleased to announce our June 2018 exhibitions. Artists duo, Future Retrieval, will present Survey, a selection of highlights from the past two years. June Glasson will present, Mountain Drag, a series of works on paper. Troy Abbot will present three new technology-based sculptures, in the gallery’s project space.

Future Retrieval is a collaboration of Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis. Future Retrieval ceramics and other installation-based work incorporate a variety of media and technologies such as 3-d scanning to create their labor intense work. Their work explores, often mimicking, the history of decorative arts and design. Katie Parker is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Cincinnati, and Guy Michael Davis is an Annualized Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Cincinnati. They both received their MFA from The Ohio State University and BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, MO.

June Glasson’s series, Mountain Drag, is inspired by the history of the Mountain Man as well as other iconic images of the Old West. All of Glasson’s portraits are females adorned with props and clothing inspired by ideas of the Old West. Glasson works from photos she shoots at her studio in Laramie, WY, where she has been living for the past seven years. She works with a variety of mediums ranging from installation to sculptures. Her true passion lies in paintings and drawings which is clearly seen in the highly rendered ink, gouache, and pencil works on paper in the series Mountain Drag.

Troy Abbott collects vintage bird cages to create his technology-based sculptures. Each antique bird cage is occupied by an animated bird on a looping video. The careful selection of the cage and the type of bird, usually a typical house pet variety, create a harmonious single entity.

Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205


Sherman Finch & Jiffer Harriman: Kinetic Iterations

Ayn Hanna: LineScapes

Madeleine Dodge: RUST

Laura Ahola-Young: Echo Trail

Dairy Arts Center

June 22 - July 29, 2018

Dairy June July Exhibition
Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302


Read more: Dairy Arts Center: 4 Summer Exhibitions

MANIPULATED: cut…folded…molded

Republic Plaza

June 28 - August 15, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 28 from 5:30 to 8pm
  • Artists in the show include: Robert Brinker, Taiko Chandler, Diane Cionni, Kim Ferrer, Marcus Fitzgibbons Pam Fortner, Jane Guthridge, Michael McClung, Sara Ransford, Jeff Richards, Craig Robb, Chandler Romeo, Matthew Shlian, John Garrett, Mary Mackey
Robert Brinker Metropolitan Dragon
Robert Brinker - Metropolitan Dragon

Arts Brookfield presents MANIPULATED, cut…folded…molded from June 28 until August 15 in the Mile High City’s tallest sky scraper, Republic Plaza. The show features a site-specific installation by Taiko Chandler and at least 15 other artists in a wide range of styles within the various artists’ versions of manipulated materials and visual imagery including works on paper, ceramics, metal, wood and even the manipulation of light. The public is invited to a free opening reception on Thursday, June 28 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the lobby and concourse levels at Republic Plaza.

Republic Plaza
370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202


Micro Cosmos

Featuring Guest Artist Nicole Banowetz

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

June 28 - August 31, 2018

  • Opening Reception, part of DAVA’s 25th ongoing anniversary celebration: Thursday June 28th from 4 to 7 pm
Nicole banowetz explaining her works to students
Nicole Banowetz explaining her works to students

Micro Cosmos focuses on artwork inspired by microbiology created by DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts) youth, along with guest artist Nicole Banowetz.

This spring, DAVA students used microscopes to discover the worlds of microorganisms. Artistic Petri dishes and cellular installations were created by middle/high school students. Younger artists experimented with microscopic shapes and images. This exhibit is part of our theme for 2018: Crosscurrents in the Arts and Sciences, showcasing the artistic intersections between science with the arts.

Colorado based artist Nicole Banowetz exhibits her works internationally. Her giant inflatable fabric sculptures, inspired by microscopic forms such as algae and viruses, invade indoor and outdoor spaces. Her inflatable sculptures will be displayed as part of the exhibit. Additional pieces will pop up outside of the building for the opening night only. Nicole shared her artistic process and her interest in the positive and negative qualities of microscopic life forms with youth at DAVA.

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
1405 Florence St
Aurora CO 80010
Mon-Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm or by appointment



Josh Davy & Kelly Clements

Next Gallery

June 8 – 24, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday June 8th, 6-10pm
Josh Davy ImageJosh Davy

Kelly Clements imageKelly Clements
Next Gallery is pleased to present Love and Physics, new art and artifacts by Josh Davy and Rock n’ Roll Casserole by Kelly Clements. This show marks a return to antique futurism for Davy, with 28 new sculptures inspired by vintage robot design. Revisit the days of future past with vintage robots. For Kelly it is a one woman show celebrating music and food!

NEXT Gallery
6851 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80214
Fri: 5-10pm; Sat/Sun 12-5pm


unCANNY: An exhibition of ArtLab Alumni artworks


June 8 - 16, 2018

  • Curated by ArtLab alumni Ariana Romero and Harris Schwieterman
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7th from 6-8pm
Maya Ramirez, ArtLab intern graduate, 2016

2400 Curtis St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
Tue-Sat: Noon - 6:00 PM



Made in Colorado

Emmanuel Art Gallery (June 7 - August 10, 2018)

Gallery 808 (June 7 - July 30, 2018)

  • Due to the size of the exhibition, Made in Colorado is presenting at another downtown location: Gallery 808 in the Santa Fe Art District, with different pieces installed in each location
  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 7 from 6 – 9 pm at both locations

The Emmanuel Art Gallery, located on the campus of CU Denver, announces the opening of Made in Colorado on June 7th. The juried show received nearly 1,000 submissions from artists throughout the state and works were selected by Olga Viso, named one of the most powerful women in art by artnet, and Cameron Gainer, a Colorado-born and internationally known visual artist, publisher, and gallerist.

Made in Colorado is the re-envisioning of Zip 802, the Emmanuel’s juried exhibition first conceived in 1985 featuring Denver artists hailing from the 802 zip codes. As Emmanuel Art Gallery director Jeff Lambson discovered when looking to revive the show, the Denver landscape has changed. Soaring real estate prices have pushed many artists out of the 802 area. To open the opportunity to show in the Emmanuel Art Gallery to as many artists as possible, he opened the call to all of Colorado.

“Colorado artists are making art that is powerful and timely,” says Lambson. “It is engaging with the politics, movements, fights, and conversations happening around the world in meaningful ways. By pulling together works made by artists around the State, varying perspectives are revealed about what’s happening in the world today and how Coloradoans are reacting, contributing, and seeking change.”

The Emmanuel Art Gallery, curated and run by CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media, is housed in Denver’s oldest standing religious structure, which is the first building in Colorado on the national historic register and the first building on the state’s landmark preservation commission. It is located at the historic crossroads of the original pioneer downtown and was a true melting pot of people coming from around the world to find their fortune and create new lives. First an Episcopalian Chapel, it was later converted to one of the first Synagogues in the West. It has been an art gallery since 1973.

Brining in two renowned jurors from beyond state lines validates the impact that Colorado is having in the creative industries nationwide. Viso is considered one of the leading contemporary art curators in the western world. The former director of the Walker Art Center and the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, she has also been a curator for the Norton Collection and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and served on the board of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Association of Art Museum Directors. Gainer has shown at museums around the world and his publication, The Third Rail, is a nonprofit quarterly devoted to a discussion of modern and contemporary art, politics, philosophy, and culture.

“At the Emmanuel, artists explore portraiture through aspects of cultural and personal identity. Landscape is another important subject as artists here examine humanity’s relationship to the natural world and also consider our impact on the environment,” says Viso, creating a distinction between the two spaces as a part of a single show. “Gallery 808 gathers artists of varying sensibilities who experiment with abstraction and the tactile and formal qualities of materials, including latex, paper, fiber, and human hair.”

The Emmanuel Art Gallery’s mission is to enhance understanding and experience of the visual arts through the presentation of significant art exhibitions, lectures and events. CU Denver recently took over management of the Emmanuel Art Gallery and is committed to exhibiting and making accessible the important art of our time.

CU Denver College of Arts and Media is the first college in Colorado devoted exclusively to arts and entertainment. The College of Arts & Media understands the influence of modern trends on traditional art forms, with a skilled faculty that is comprised of artistic masters and educators in creativity who are connected to the pulse of art, entertainment, and the creative industries.

Emmanuel Gallery
Auraria Higher Education Center
10th and Lawrence St Mall
Denver, CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


We Make Our Own Wings

Emma Balder, Bonnie Ferrill Roman and Yoshitomo Saito


June 7 - August 25, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 7 from 6-9pm


Please join ATC DEN as we present our summer exhibition featuring a sculpture and mixed media art show by three varied Denver artists, Emma Balder, Bonnie Ferrill Roman and Yoshitomo Saito. These artists are each at different stages of their careers, yet they are linked by the common thread of transcendence within their work and processes.

Emma's fiber paintings combine string and delicate layers of drawings with an eye towards form and spacial relations. She is an artist on the rise in Denver's RiNo art district.

Bonnie creates layered paper sculptures and we are excited to present her sculpture in an immersive environment to give the viewer an opportunity to participate in finding their own transcendence state.

Yoshitomo is a very well respected and established artist on a national level who works in Denver's RiNo art district as well. We are honored to welcome him and his unique motion sculpture to our exhibition.

3420 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205


Grand Opening Part 2: Group Exhibition

Mirus Gallery

June 1 - 30, 2018

Mirus Gallery is excited to celebrate its Grand Opening Part 2. Due to an overwhelming response to our first Grand opening and a large roster of artists who weren’t able to exhibit in the first exhibition, we decided to do it again. The gallery will open with a dynamic group exhibition featuring a variety of staple artists represented by the gallery over the years, as well as new international exhibitors who carry the gallery's curatorial visions into the future.

Artists exhibiting: Adam Ian Psybe, Add Fuel, Amanda Lynn, Android Jones, Cedrix Crespel, Cristian Blanxer, Crystal Wagner, CT Nelson, Jaime Brett Treadwell, Jillian Evelyn, Jose de Gregorio, Katrin Fridriks, Kris Kuksi, Nelio, Ricky Lee Gordon, Sparkles Positron, Telmo Miel, Terry Hoff, Uriginal Barcelona, & Xavi Penneton.

For the past 5 years, Mirus Gallery has been championing new movements of contemporary art in San Francisco and will now expand this vision to Denver. Mirus means “astonishing, extraordinary, and strange.” By definition, the curatorial direction of owner, Paul Hemming, presents just that through exhibitions of international emerging and mid-career artists. These exhibitions strive to engage viewers on a sentient, emotional and evocative level, while also pushing the boundaries in remarkable technical skills and process.

About the owner/co-curator: Paul Hemming

Zen Compound’s founder, Paul Hemming, has spent his life traveling between two worlds, born to a Chinese mother and American father. Hemming has built an eclectic business that reflects not only the duality in himself but also the yin and yang of Zen philosophy.

By day, Zen Compound operates as Mirus Gallery, Hive Coffee Bar and as ECO-SYSTEM, a co-working space that also serves as an incubator for startups in which Hemming takes an interest. By night, Temple, an innovative club known for its entertainment programming, production feats and legendary hospitality, thumps as patrons provide the kinetic energy that lights up the dance floor.

“Though each business is vastly different, the fundamentals behind each are the same: responsibility in all forms, to each other and our planet; constant evolution; and a drive to create something meaningful,” Hemming says.

In 2017, Hemming is expanding with a new location in Denver. It will launch with a kickoff for a new Temple Nightclub in fall 2017 to coincide with the ten-year anniversary of the opening of the original San Francisco location. Two more domestic locations are in development now. Long-term, plans call for building Zen Compound into a nationally and internationally recognized brand.

About the Director/co-curator: Art Poesia

Art Poesia, has worked as an artist for over 2 ½ decades in the San Francisco Bay Area and over the past 7 years curated multiple exhibitions internationally. Having started the internationally recognized website as well as Graffuturism Movement in 2010, he has now focused his attention to curating and bringing emerging artists to San Francisco, and now Denver. Mirus Gallery is the director’s newest project and venture into the commercial gallery space.

Mirus Gallery
1144 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203


Heartfelt: art by Colleen Tully

Valkarie Gallery

June 6 - 24, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9 from 5 - 8:30pm
Colleen Tully Unforgotten Oil on Canvas 2018
Heartfelt, Colleen Tully's first Solo exhibition with Valkarie Gallery displays emotion, memory and nostalgia, engaging in the human experience through familiar subjects and ominous dream like environments or backgrounds. The images of people and environments she creates invoke similar and familiar emotions, feelings, memories, events, and dreams creating wild, imaginative fictional narratives in oil paint.

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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Jim Stevens: Creating Art in the Dark

Habitat Gallery & Studio

June 1 - July 31, 2018

  • Artist Reception: Friday June 15 from 6-9pm
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An exhibit of the compelling and award-winning monofilament and abstract linear paintings of legally blind artist Jim Stevens. His fascinating work is in private, corporate and state collections nationwide – including the state of Colorado. A registered Kennedy Center VSA Artist, Jim is also the winner of the Veterans Administration National Gold Medal for Fine Art, and locally has won Best of Show at the Boulder Art Association, Louisville Art Association, Denver Creative Arts Festival, and Art District on Santa Fe’s Best of Santa Fe annual exhibits.

If you’ve never seen his work, you will be moved by the beauty, complexity and striking originality of these paintings – created by a blind man with a clear vision.

Habitat Gallery & Studio
828 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


In Sight On Site: Murals

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

See artists at work: May 29 – June 24, 2018

Murals on view through August 26, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 28, 6 – 9pm
  • Concept images:
  • Participating Artists/Artist teams: Sabin Aell, Ramón Bonilla, Sandi Calistro, Amelia Caruso, Daniel Crosier, Thomas "Detour" Evans, Sandra Fettingis, Jessica Forrestal, Los Supersonicos (Carlos Fresquez + Francisco Zamora), Anthony Garcia Sr., Andrew Hoffman, Max Kauffman, Patrick Kane McGregor, Korri Marshall, J.C. Milner, Jaime Molina, Tony Ortega + Arvada Center Summer Camp, Charles Parson, Heather Patterson, Mark Penner-Howell, Thomas Scharfenberg

Sabin Aell Mural Plan

Beginning May 29, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will host In Sight On Site: Murals, an exhibition of muralists working in the Center’s three gallery spaces. This summer, working on blank panels hung in all three Arvada Center galleries, artists will create murals in a variety of styles. Working on site at the Arvada Center as their schedule allows, visitors will be able to see murals develop over a weekend, a week, or even a month as artists work between May 29 and June 24. Completed works will be on display during a free opening reception, June 28, and the murals will remain in the galleries until August 26. The exhibition is sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center, and paint has been donated by Sherwin Williams.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003
Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 PM


Patrick Marold: Astula

Goodwin Fine Art

June 8 - July 21, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday June 8 from 6-8pm
Patrick Marold, Basin, charcoal on paper, 31.5 x 44 in., 2017

Astula is a solo exhibition of disparate drawings and sculptural works that reveal a decade of Patrick Marold's ongoing studio practice. The title - Latin for "splinter" or "chip" - relates in particular to several wood sculptures in the show that Marold incrementally shaped with saw cuts and knife scores over periods as long as a year.

During the last decade Marold has completed numerous public art commissions, including the iconic seven-acre Shadow Array, installed at the entrance to the Denver International Airport's new hotel and RTD station. Several pieces in Astula repurpose offcuts from the spruce logs Marold used for that installation. Cardinal Wedge, a splinter-like wall piece, was formed out of one long off-cut and embellished with hundreds of scrapes and saw-cuts showing the artist's commitment to economy of material. The striking vertical piece was then rubbed with layers of Colorado's distinctive red earth pigment to create a deep, vibrant surface.

The artist's previous solo show at Goodwin Fine Art (Residuum, 2016) also paid homage to Marold's penchant for revisiting previous work and exploring its materiality anew. Included in the 2016 exhibition were several large gestural, charcoal drawings that were created by existent sculptures whose surfaces were charred. In the process of creating the drawings, the sculpture was hoisted into the air, slowly released, creating a swinging motion as it skipped across the paper leaving behind its impressions on the surface.

The piece Dual Slabs, Maple, featured on the cover of the exhibition announcement is made of two roughly hewn pieces of maple wood that were aged and greyed for more than a year. During that period Marold would move and reorient the pieces, reassessing their form and relationship to one another. The wood eventually twisting naturally into new shapes. Marold then enhanced each piece with cuts and scratches before leaning them against each other in their final resting state.

Astula is a compendium of more than 20 sculptural objects and charcoal drawings, none of which are necessarily related but reflect the breadth of work conceived in the studio; from concept sketches to fleeting impulses that might materialize later into a large-scale sculpture. Two pieces that are visually if not conceptually related are Bright Island, a circular clay object whose cracked, concave surface resembles a dried pool, and Basin, a charcoal drawing with a roughly-curved white outline embedded in its dark surface. Similarly, Spire, a medium sized vertical drawing in charcoal, evokes the shape and dynamic of Cardinal Wedge.

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Denver CO 80204
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Annual Members Show

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

June 9 – July 14, 2018

  • Opening Reception + Award Ceremony with Juror: Saturday, June 9, 2018 (5 – 8 pm)
  • Closing Reception + Artist Talks: Saturday, July 14, 2018 (5 – 8 pm)
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The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is proud to announce its 55th Annual Juried Members’ Show, a tradition that showcases the talents of CPAC’s core constituency and provides local artists with an important exhibition opportunity.

Juror Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator at the Griffin Museum of Photography, selected 32 photographs by 32 CPAC members for the exhibition. She also selected 19 additional artists for inclusion in CPAC’s Members’ Show catalog as a Special Mention subset. All together, the exhibition highlights works by 49 CPAC members selected from a pool of 116 artists that submitted 670 images. Thirty one of the 49 artists are from Colorado.

The public is invited to a free Opening Reception + Award Ceremony on Saturday, June 9 (5 – 8 pm), when Ms. Tognarelli will select and present the Best in Show award. The Best in Show winner will receive $300 and the selected image will be added to CPAC’s Permanent Collection. Ms. Tognarelli will also select one individual artist for a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and present two Honorable Mention Awards. Finally, the Director’s Choice winner will receive a $50 gift card for Artifact Uprising, presented by CPAC Executive Director Samantha Johnston.

Exhibiting Artists: Greg Aitkenhead, Yanika Anukulpun, Angela Faris Belt, Shannon Benine, John Bonath, Michael Campbell, Ron Cooper, Norm Diamond, Kellye Eisworth, Nicholas Fedak II, Diane Fenster, Brian Fouhy, Susan Goldstein, Richard Greene, Katie Kalkstein, Elsa Keefe, Melissa Lynn, Molly McCall, Mary Anne Mitchell, Jim Montague, Suzi Moore McGregor, Ernest Nitka, John O’Neill, Matthew Patterson, George P. Perez, Stephen Podrasky, Eleonora Ronconi, Breezy Sanchez, Wendi Schneider, Jane Szabo, Preston Utley, and Melanie Walker.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204


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