Local, Regional and Select National/International Exhibits

RedLine: Harmony Hammond

Harmony Hammond: Becoming/UnBecoming Monochrome

RedLine

August 2 - September 28, 2014

  • Curated by Dr. Tirza True Latimer
  • Members Reception: Saturday August 2, 6-7 pm with curator and artist
  • Public Reception: Saturday August 2, 7-9 pm
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RedLine is pleased to announce Harmony Hammond: Becoming/UnBecoming Monochrome, an exhibition that will juxtapose Hammond’s “weave paintings” from the late 1970s with striking examples of her recent, large-scale “near monochrome” works. Hammond is one of today’s boldest abstract painters and an internationally renowned artist, whose work has been the focus of over 40 solo exhibitions.

Becoming/UnBecoming Monochrome aims to expand the Feminist frame within which the artist’s work is traditionally shown and critiqued. This comparison invites viewers to understand Hammond’s oeuvre in relation to histories of queer feminist practice as well as discourses of contemporary abstraction.

RedLine
2350 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205
303.296.4448
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm
http://www.redlineart.org

 

DIA: USA Pro Challenge 2014 Bike Art Project

USA Pro Challenge Annual Bike Art Project

Denver International Airport, Baggage Claim areas on Level 5

July 30 - August 31, 2014

  • Artists include Alvin Gregorio, Evan Mann, Joe Riche/Demiurge, Scott Ferguson, Andrew Huffman, Becky Jewell, Sandra Fettingis, Matt Harris and Laura Shill
  • Curated by Ivar Zeile of Plus Gallery
  • At the end of the exhibit, the bicycles will be auctioned to benefit local charities
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Denver International Airport (DIA) is hosting a temporary art exhibition throughout August to celebrate the fourth USA Pro Challenge race in Colorado, which will take place August 18-24. DIA, VISIT DENVER and race organizers have joined together once again to bring airport visitors a bicycle-themed art exhibition. A group of up-and-coming local artists, enlisted by Ivar Zeile of the Plus Gallery, created works of art using bicycles as their canvasses. The art exhibit will be displayed on top of baggage carousels, located on the east and west sides of the Jeppesen Terminal (Level 5).

“Denver International Airport is a connecting hub for more than 50 million passengers from around the world and is home to one of the most well-known art programs of any airport in the country,” said Denver’s Manager of the Art and Culture Program, Chris Stevens. “We are proud to be a part of the journey again with the local art community and USA Pro Challenge race organizers.”

About DIA’s Art and Culture Program

DIA’s Art and Culture Program administers the City and County of Denver’s “one percent for art” ordinance which enhances public places and features nearly 30 site-specific works including sculptures, murals and other installations. The pieces are displayed in outdoor landscapes, inside Jeppesen Terminal and on airport concourses, as well as in the train tunnels and on the train itself. In addition to its permanent art collection, DIA curates temporary exhibitions, collaborating with museums, cultural institutions and arts organizations to present the highest quality two- and three-dimensional work. For more information, visit www.flydenver.com/art.

DIA was named “Best U.S. Airport for Art” in USA Today’s “10Best Reader’s Choice” travel contest in 2013. The category focuses on how airports have been transforming from utilitarian hubs of transport to spaces with beautiful works of art, great restaurants, comfy lounges and terrific shopping. DIA was selected by readers as the favorite among 20 airports nominated by the publication.  

About Plus Gallery Plus Gallery is home to one of Denver’s most reputable programs for contemporary art exhibitions and artist representation. Operating independently since 2001, the gallery’s artists have receive major acclaim on local and national levels. Plus Gallery is celebrating their 10-year anniversary this summer. Ivar Zeile, owner and operator of Plus and curator of DIA’s bike art exhibit, has been a member of the Mayor’s Commission for Cultural Affairs since 2006. More information can be found online at www.plusgallery.com.

 

Platteforum: Andrea Moore

Andrea Moore: Evidence of a Distance Traveled

ArtLab Interns: Original poetry out-loud

Platteforum

PERFORMANCES: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 31, August 1 & 2

  • Doors open at 6:30 pm; performances begin 7pm
  • Installation continues through August 28, 2014
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Andrea Moore: Evidence of a Distance Traveled
Stories of Belonging and the Search for Belonging

Andrea Moore culminates her residency at PlatteForum and workshops with ArtLab Interns in three nights of performance of Evidence of a Distance Traveled. Poet and performer Andrea Moore uses her travels across the country and around the world as fodder for stories and observations about belonging, connection, love, art, and science. Moore marries the art of performance poetry with the style of an academic lecture, and the result is a dynamic, compelling exploration of topics as diverse as gender roles, sexuality, disability, and physics. At once humorous, critical, and poignant, “Evidence of a Distance Traveled” articulates our yearning to authentically belong… in the world at large, in our communities, and in our own skin. During Andrea’s residency, she created a one-woman performance and installation piece, while working with PlatteForum’s ArtLab Interns to develop their own personal poetry and performance. Each night of performances features both Andrea Moore and ArtLab teens.

About the Artist

Andrea Moore is a writer, photographer and performance artist who investigates belonging as it relates to our identity and experiences. How does physical, mental, emotional and social differences impact our experience of belonging? Andrea’s performances explores that question and creates connections within social and cultural differences. Andrea has shared her art nationally and internationally. She was a presenter at TEDxMileHigh Women  

PlatteForum
1610 Little Raven Street
Suite 135
Denver, CO 80202
Mon-Fri: Noon - 4:00 PM or by appointment

303.893.0791
http://www.platteforum.org

 

Leon: Travis Hetman

Nothing is Yours to Keep: New Work by Travis Hetman

Leon

August 2 - 31, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Saturday August 2nd, 2014 7-10pm
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Travis Hetman at Leon

Artist Statement:

Nothing is Yours to Keep explores the under-the-surface realities of who we really are. This body of work, created using graphite, acrylic, spray paint, and found photographs, sets out to deconstruct and perhaps even playfully attack the powerful notion that we are an ego locked up in a bag of bones, quite separate from the external world. It works instead toward visualizing a more interconnected concept of identity, which involves everything all at once. Navigating between meaning and meaninglessness in this new concept of what it means to be an “I”, there is of course always plenty of room for chuckle at the absurdity and beauty of it all.

This show will consist of site-specific installations and 2D work. The centerpiece of this show is a cluster of hundreds of images coordinated and created by Hetman. This cluster serves as a metaphor and the culmination of the idea that what seems like individual pieces (i.e. our personal identities and the “stuff” we seem to be surrounded by) is on some level one interconnected reality.

Bio:

Travis Hetman grew up in Minnesota, enjoying the great northern wilderness and the mighty Mississippi. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota in 2007.

While studying art he also played in the Minneapolis-based band, A Night In the Box. Touring brought him through Denver where he eventually settled in to a new home in the fall of 2012. Delighted by the welcoming energy of the Denver art scene, Travis has shown his work at several coffee shops and various galleries throughout Denver. Working primarily with drawing, painting and mixed media, his work juxtaposes the abstract and representational to explore largely existential themes.

Apart from solo efforts in visual art, Travis is the co-founder and lead artist at Boxwood Pinball, a handmade art-pinball company here in Denver. He also works collaboratively with his wife, Anna Hetman, to produce art, crafted goods and curiosities under the alias “Lost Champions,” and plays banjo in the local folk outfit, The Hooks and The Hollows.

Leon
1112 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
Tue-Sun: 12-5pm
http://www.leongallery.com

 

Point: New Works By Gary Markowitz

New Works By Gary Markowitz

Point Gallery

August 1 - 20, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 1, 6-10pm
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Point Gallery will be showcasing new paintings by international artist, Gary Markowitz, for their August 2014 exhibition. The gallery will host an opening reception at 765 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO on Friday, August 1, from 6-10pm.

Markowitz’s work explores the illusion of time through the fluidity and movement of paint. He uses layers of color to achieve a depth in his paintings, in an attempt to evoke a transcendental experience. Markowitz has exhibited his work in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe.

“Markowitz’s elegant approach emerges from the depths, the zone that is the fine line between the rational and the ethereal. The essence in each of his paintings arrives from his most authentic self.” Maria Jose Marti, Galerista, Punto Arte

Point Gallery
765 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO, 80204
Open: Tue-Thu 11am-5pm; Fri-Sat 11am-7pm
http://www.pointgallerydenver.com

 

Center Forward at The Center For Fine Art Photography

Center Forward 

The Center For Fine Art Photography

July 18 - August 30, 2014

  • Juror: Hamidah Glasgow
  • Artistʼs and Public Reception: Friday, August 1st from 5-9pm; Mingle with the juror and visiting artists. Sponsored in kind by Odell Brewing Co and in part by Fort Fund
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Pat Swain: A Lost Flamingo and a Lost Pelican

Exhibiting artists include: Linda Alterwitz, Tami Bahat, Lindsay Beal, Christa Blackwood, Joan Lobis Brown, Ellen Cantor, Larry Clark, Houston Cofield, Francis Crisafio, Catherine Day, K.K. DePaul, Roy DiTosti, Miska Draskoczy, Johan Entchev, Marco Ferraris, Lynnes Gaines, Randi Ganulin, Pauline Gola, Silvino González Morales, Jay Gould, Stuart Harrison, Pierre Hauser, Amanda Hess, Dennis Hodges, Lauren Howe, Noriko Ishihara, Margrieta Jeltema, Tomiko Jones, Katie Kalkstein, John Keedy, Sarah-Marie Land, Summer Lee, Simon Martin, Jennifer McClure, Hye-Ryoung Min, Robert Moran, Kathryn Oliver, Ke Peng, Meghann Riepenhoff, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, RyutenPaul Rosenblum, Rachel Spencer, Shaun Stanley, Pat Swain, Denise Tarantino, Lise Ulrich, Julia Überreiter, Daiki Usui, Jessica Van Fleteren, Pistolwish, Dianne Yudelson, and Tony Zaza

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Evergreen Fine Art: Kathy Beekman

Kathy Beekman: A Sense of Place

Evergreen Fine Art

August 2 - 30, 2014

  • In-Gallery Demonstration, Artist Reception and Gallery Talk: Saturday, August 2, 2014, 2-5 pm
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Kathy Beekman - Looking Toward The Mountains

Come August 2nd, visitors to Evergreen Fine Art may experience the most delightful sensations of visual déjà vu as the mountain area’s premier gallery unveils Kathy Beekman’s evocative landscapes in “A Sense of Place.”

“So many people see one of my paintings and say ‘I’ve been there’”, smiles Beekman, who creates her striking pastels in a free-standing studio behind her Bailey home. “I’ve even had people swear they grew up there. They feel a psychological connection.” That would be unlikely, since Beekman’s subjects are thoughtful syntheses of imagery, memory and her own creative fancy. Even so, inspiration drawn from the long views, natural contours and ancient architecture of South Park’s lonely landscapes, rendered in soft lines and hard contrasts, has an extraordinary power to transport the mind and heart into familiar country. If Beekman’s places don’t exist in three dimensions, they are nonetheless compelling and faithful reflections of very real places that exist within our shared consciousness.

“Kathy’s visual language is clean, bold and elegant,” says Evergreen Fine Art’s director of exhibitions, Doug Kacena. “She captures the essence of the rural Western landscape and dwellings in a simplified, minimalistic and whimsical manner, allowing the view to truly identify with a sense of place within her work.”

Beekman’s pastel paintings could as easily be displayed under the title “A Sense of Peace.” Each one gracefully composed of deceptively spare and vividly distinct elements, her works convey an almost hypnotic impression of stillness touched by the very lightest breath of expectation. It’s the calm of the wide places, and the quiet seduction of simplicity. “People feel a psychological connection,” she says.

Part of Beekman’s magic lies in her choice of materials. For many years a gifted, but resolutely amateur, painter, in 2000 she traveled south to illustrate the progress of an archaeological dig in central Mexico. “I brought pastels because they’re easy to carry and use, and white paper. When I ran out of white paper, I used black paper because that’s all I could get.” And for the want of white paper, a professional career was born.

“I immediately said ‘Holy cow! I should have been using black paper all along.’ It really pops the colors. There’s always a little bit of black that shows through, which gives a wonderful sense of contrast. That’s when I decided to make art my full-time job.” It was a good decision. With a degree in fine art from Michigan’s Siena Heights University, Beekman is now a welcome addition to galleries throughout the Mountain West. She’s a published author, and has been featured in the authoritative Southwestern Art Magazine. She’s a valued member of the Art Student’s League of Denver, and Past President of the Center for the Arts Evergreen’s board of directors. And, after a long spell exhibiting her work amid distant landscapes, she’s looking forward to “A Sense of Place.”

“I haven’t had a one-person show in this area in 10 years. I’m really glad Evergreen Fine Art offered me this opportunity.”

Evergreen Fine Art Gallery
3042 Evergreen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439
303.679.3610
http://www.evergreenfineart.com 

 

Ironton: Marc Willhite: Real Pictures

Marc Willhite: Real Pictures

Ironton Studios and Gallery

August 1 - September 6, 2014

  • Opening Reception First Friday August 1, 7-10pm
  • First Friday Reception: September 5th, 7-9pm
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In Phenomenology of Perception, Maurice Merleau-Ponty claims that “the perceived, by its nature, admits of the ambiguous, the shifting, and is shaped by its context.” It is the ambiguous, shifting and context-driven then that one may consider to be the actual, or “real”. Being at a remove from the real (and calling into existence what they will), texts and images pose additional difficulties and opportunities for understanding through the interpretation of each. With Real Pictures, Marc Willhite sets these notions into play.

The title of the exhibition questions words as representations (and more specifically the possibility of images of words) and refers directly to the transformation that text undergoes in being read. We generally look at a picture of a tree and say, "That's a tree" not "That's a picture of a tree," though we don't mistake the picture for a real tree. But what about a picture of words? (Is there such a thing?) We don't see it as a picture at all, rather we say, "It says...".

And here, primarily, the word "it" refers to the words themselves and their meaning, to definitions. But "it" also refers to the ground, the surface or support upon which the words appear, and this is thematic for this body of work. Drawing attention to this double meaning, the strength of the work depends not on ambiguity but on its deliberate unplaceability, or rather its multi-placeability, highlighting the interaction between the supposed intelligible directness of text and the direct presence of physical materials with all of their visual and tactile seductions.  

Ironton Studios and Gallery
3636 Chestnut Place
Denver, CO 80216
303.297.8626
Mon - Fri: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
http://irontonstudios.com

 

Michael Warren: A Closer Look

A Closer Look

Michael Warren Contemporary

July 29 – September 6, 2014

  • First Friday & Opening Reception: August 1 (6-9pm)
  • Collector’s Friday: August 15 (6-9pm)
  • First Friday: September 5 (6-9pm)
  • Artists include Robert Brinker, Heidi Jung, Patsy Krebs, Thomas Müller, Collin Parson, Yoshitomo Saito, Paul Sisson & Meghan Wilbar
Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC) features about one quarter of the gallery artists in the second installment of “Introductions”, called “A Closer Look.” The first half of the show (in May) had something from most of the artists on display; this one takes a closer look at eight artists.

The gallery presents contemporary artwork with emphasis on materials and process. Additionally, MWC showcases highlights from the van Straaten Gallery and Riverhouse Editions, consigned collections of literally thousands of fine art prints, with works by notable artists including: Lynda Benglis, Mel Bochner, Judy Chicago, Al Held, Alex Katz, Patsy Krebs, Sol LeWitt, Andrea Modica, Donald Sultan, and Fred Tomaselli.

Michael Warren Contemporary is located at 760 Santa Fe Drive, in the Arts District’s anchor space which formerly housed the Sandy Carson Gallery, the van Straaten Gallery and most recently, and the gallery for the Art Students League of Denver.  

Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO 80204
303.667.2447
http://www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com

 

Plinth: Jury Smith: white-out

Jury Smith: white-out

Plinth Gallery

August 1 - September 26, 2014

  • Opening Reception: First Friday August 1st from 6-9pm
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Jury Smith - Denver Red Drop - earthenware, majolica glaze

white•out /’(h)wit,out/ noun - A condition of diffuse light when no shadows are cast, due to a continuous white cloud layer appearing to merge with the white surface. No surface irregularities are visible, but a dark object may be clearly seen. There is no visible horizon. Jury Smith’s ceramic sculpture is quiet and unassuming; she works with volume and color constructing large forms finished with a subdued glaze color pallet. Her attention to surface is minimal, based on observations within the physical world. The pieces dominate the exhibition space with a reserved presence. Smith’s work has a structured methodology:

“In my studio practice, a craft approach of systems, repetition and rules, coupled with my own conceptual response through searching, filtering and gathering, allows for a sense of certainty and elasticity. I work with a limited number of forms, so the repetitive nature of my work allows small shifts to register as significant gestures.”

Smith uses her glazes as an image-making material, while still considering the glaze attributes of sheen and texture. In her “Grey Series”, she uses perspective by way of horizon or water lines, to activate a point of departure. Her “Color Series” uses colors to explore the interaction between color and function. When placed on a ceramic form, she sees these colors as more clearly revealing function.

“Geometric forms are primary to my work. The intent is to express a familiar and open quality that indirectly engages memory. Some forms appear quite simple, while others are visually active and almost kinetic. This kinetic quality directs attention towards the mutable and the impossibility of being truly static. Moment to moment, color and contrast impress upon form to either reveal or disguise an object. Viewed from a distance or up close, these elements engage in a constant (though often subtle) state of flux. My current body of work explores these visual transitions as expressions of personal experience.”

Plinth Gallery curator Jonathan Kaplan regards Jury Smith’s ceramic sculpture as, “thoughtful and reflective of the interaction between object and space. The strength of her work resides in its simplicity.”

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216
303.295.0717
http://plinthgallery.com

 

R2: Ryan Rice & Brent Jarvie

Ryan Rice & Brent Jarvie

R2 Gallery

August 1 - 31, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 1st from 6-10pm
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Brent Jarvie - "Let Me Take You On a Trip" at R2

Ryan Rice, Owner of the R2 Gallery, is proud to present Brent Jarvie's "Altered Reality". These beautiful photographs are all taken from his iPhone 5 and then digitally altered to produce a stunning take on reality. Jarvie started altering his photography 3 years ago and now shoots up to 100 photographs a day at various locations including during his walk to work every day. Each photograph has unique names all based off of music which has been a driving force in his life. Jarvie has titled the series "Let Me Take You On a Trip" as tribute to the first line in "World In My Eyes" by Depeche Mode.

You are invited to this celebration of beautifully ‘Altered Reality’ along with Rice's stunning POP culture and Pun oil paintings which both engages and delights viewers with it's beautiful take on life in all of it's forms. The opening is Friday, August 1st from 6-10pm at the R2 Gallery at 4424 Tennyson Street. The event is free and all artwork is for sale.

R2 Gallery
4426 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO

 

Gallery 1261: Kevin Weckbach 2014

Kevin Weckbach

Gallery 1261

August 1 - September 6, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 1st from 5-8pm
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Gallery 1261
1261 Delaware St
Denver, CO 80204
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am-6:00 pm
303.571.1261
http://www.gallery1261.com

 

Zip 37: Jeanne Trueax

Jeanne Trueax

Zip 37 Gallery

August 1 - 17, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 1st from 6-10pm
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Jeanne Trueax - This Must be the Place

Zip 37
3644 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
303.477.4525
Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM
http://zip37.com

 

Core: Donny Dixon and Tracey Russell

Donny Dixon and Tracey Russell

CORE New Art Space

July 31 - August 17, 2014

  • First Friday Artwalk: August 1, 6-9pm
  • Artist Reception: Friday, August 15, 6-9pm
  • In the Annex: Donny Dixon, Tanya Gelster & Christopher Dyer
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Donny Dixon, "A Skull, Some Color & Two Doors Trying to Hide Something That Shouldn't Be Seen"

Donny Dixon: Redshift
"A collection of works that include new "fire" paintings and bruise lightbox collaborations with Tanya Gelster."

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Tracey Russell: Translucent Flashbacks
Tracey's new work consists of thin translucent layers of painted and drawn on paper mounted on canvas or board. The layers allow a kind of diffusion of shapes, lines, or marks, turning concrete ideas or impressions into a rich visual experience.

CORE New Art Space
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.297.8428
Gallery Hours:
Fri: Noon-9 pm
Thu/Sat: Noon-6 pm
Sun: 1-4 pm
http://www.corenewartspace.com

 

ArtHaus: What It Is

What It Is: Two-year Anniversary Exhibit

ArtHaus

August 1 – 27, 2014

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Opening Reception: Friday, August 1st, 6-9pm

  • Two Year Anniversary Celebration: Saturday, August 16th, 5-9pm
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A bit of newspaper, a piece of leather, a rock, the box they came in. By themselves these components are relatively mundane. Put them in the hands of local artists with instructions to incorporate into a finished piece of art, and the ordinary becomes anything but. ArtHaus Gallery at 3343 Larimer Street in the RiNo Art District, is celebrating their two-year anniversary by doing just that. Selected artists were invited to mold, shape, create and imbue new value and meaning into a simple box and the items within. Each artist was provided a box containing differing objects that served as a jumping off point for their unique creative process using a medium of their own choosing including photography, video installation, ceramics, mixed media collage and sculpture.

This exhibition was inspired by the desire to create opportunities for artists and challenge them to grow and try out new techniques, approaches and perspectives. Their two-year anniversary party is in celebration of this spirit. “We have a real appreciation for our community—the Denver area as whole and the artist’s of the RiNo District,” says Aliki McCain, Co-owner of Arthaus, "As much as we can do as individuals, all the more can be done in collaboration with others”.

Participating artists include Darrell Anderson, Peter Durst, Tim Flynn, Mark Friday, Michael Gadlin, Ron Hicks, Mo Ishii, Deborah Jang, Jonathan Kaplan, Niza Knoll, Emilio Lobato, Aliki McCain, Sheila Mungai, Max Osbourne, Alisha Price, Larry Pritchard, Karen Roehl, Paula Romero Schmitt, Mandy Scott, Bill Sickles and Carol Ann Waugh.

ArtHaus is a modern flexible gallery space located in the RiNo district at 3343 Larimer Street. Visitors are welcome Monday through Friday 10:00 to 4:00, First Friday’s 6-9 pm and by appointment.

ArtHaus
3343 Larimer St
Denver CO, 80205
303.292.1965
http://www.arthausdenver.com

 

Lowbrow: In Search of Rubbish

In Search of Rubbish: Urban Illustrations by 84pages

Lowbrow

August 1 - September 2, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 1 from 7-10pm
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Join us on August's First Friday for fine adult beverages, merriment, and a gallery jam packed full of the urban cartoon styling of 84pages! Despite two broken elbows (don't shake his hand, guys) he's bringing all kinds of ghosts, monsters, and day of the dead cartoon friends for you to meet. So come meet them!

Lowbrow
250 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
303.722.1797
http://LowbrowDenver.com

 

Artists on Santa Fe: Lamecia Landrum and Vickie Stevinson

Lamecia Landrum and Vickie Stevinson: HIGHer

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery

August 1 - September 2, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 1st from 5-9pm
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HIGHer is better than LOWer...or is it?
Experience HIGHer as interpreted by Lamecia Landrum and Vickie Stevinson

Using metals, stones, wire, mixed media, the artists create items that are very different from each other. Lamecia Landrum explores what might happen when one reaches higher levels. Vickie Stevinson shows us the fruits that are available to those who make the climb. Both artists are hinting at a little discomfort!

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery
747 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.573.5903
Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat: 10am-4pm
http://artistsonsantafe.com

 

AUM: Return to Eden

Nura Mascarenas and Jody Rigsby: Return to Eden

AUM Framing & Gallery

August 1 - 29, 2014

  • Opening reception: Friday August 1, 5-8pm
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Fish in Yellow By Nura Mascarenas

AUM Framing & Gallery
2227 E. Colfax Ave (Colfax & York)
Denver, CO 80206
303.394.3362

Mon-Sat: 9:30am-5pm
http://www.aumgallery.com

 

Art Gallery at the DPAC: Beauty Amidst the Madness

Beauty Amidst the Madness

The Art Gallery at the DPAC

July 13 - September 13, 2014

  • Opening Reception: First Friday, August 1st from 6:30-9:30pm (reading and slide show at 7:30pm; Live music by: Gregory “Grisha” Nisnevich
  • Artists’ Reception: First Friday, September 5th from 6:30-10:00 p.m; Live music by Maria O’Brien
  • Featuring: Zoa Ace, Jennifer Bobola, Kendra Fleischman, Leslie Gifford, Charlene Goldman, Tate Hamilton, Dennis Lamb Martin Lambuth, Terrie Lombardi, Skye Mason, Deborah Mueller-Hruza, Gregory Nisnevich, Tammi Otis, Louis Recchia, Karen Roehl, Cheryl St. John, Clyde Steadman, Arabella Tattershall, Ken Valastro and Ron Zito
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Jennifer Kenyon, inspired by art, writes poetry. Her book, entitled “Beauty Amidst the Madness, a collection of art and poetry,” is the featured presentation at Art Gallery at the DPAC’s and Backstage Coffee’s newest exhibition. The show, which includes well-known Colorado artists, will display July 13 through September 13 and includes the opportunity for guests to write their own haiku poetry.

Combining two book genres (art and poetry), two art forms (visual art and creative writing), twenty artists’ visions, and one poet’s interpretations, “Beauty Amidst the Madness” challenges the reader/viewer to take time out from everyday life and discover his or her own version of beauty. Life captivates the artists and in a mere seventeen syllables, the haiku present evocative allusions and feelings about each artist’s piece. It is a beautiful and unique book, an easy “read,” yet one that will provoke thought and emotion. “The path to creating and writing this book was a relatively easy one, being primarily motivated by a desire to support and introduce the fine artists who have inspired (me).”

Opening Reception: Jennifer will read from her book – haiku inspired by Colorado artists, pairing poems with the painting that inspired them.- First Friday, Aug. 1, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (reading and slide show at 7:30 PM) Live music by: Gregory “Grisha” Nisnevich

Chance to win a $20 gift card to Backstage Coffee: From July 18 – Sept 5, viewers are encouraged to write an art inspired haiku and pin it on the back gallery pin board. One winner will be selected randomly during each event. *Winners do not have to be present to win.

Please join us for a night of exquisite art and poetry. During each event, the Art Bar will be open and Backstage Coffee’s special treats will be served. Art Gallery at the DPAC is located within Backstage Coffee at the corner of 14th and Curtis streets at the entrance to the Denver Performing Arts Complex and directly across from the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

The Art Gallery at the DPAC
1000 14th St #B
Denver, CO 80202
http://www.artgalleryatthedpac.com

 

Valkarie: Dorothy DePaulo & Heidi Snyder

Dorothy DePaulo & Heidi Snyder: Wild in the City!

Valkarie Gallery

August 1 – 24, 2014

  • Opening Reception, Friday, August 1, 6 - 9pm
  • Friday, August 15th, 6 - 7:30 pm: Natural Resource Specialist Mary Ann Bonnell, from Jefferson County Open Space, will give a talk about the wildlife in this exhibit and how we can enjoy and preserve these plants and animals and their urban environment
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Dorothy DePaulo

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Heidi Snyder

“Wild in the City!” is an exhibit of artwork by award winning artists, Dorothy DePaulo and Heidi Snyder. This is much more than a show of fine art, however. It is also a celebration of nature. This exhibit documents the wildlife in our own urban environment. Each piece in this show is a portrait of a plant or animal found in the parks and open spaces of the west-metro area, and included with each piece of art are the interesting facts and identifying features of that plant or animal.

On Friday, August 15th, Natural Resource Specialist, Mary Ann Bonnell, from Jefferson County Open Space, will be at the Valkarie Gallery to give a talk about the wildlife in this exhibit and how we can enjoy and preserve these plants and animals and their urban environment. Families are welcome to both the exhibit and the nature talk! Special activities are planned for children at both of these events.

There will be a drawing for a limited edition giclee print at both the opening and the lecture. Enjoy the artwork! Learn more about our open spaces! Plan to attend both of these events!

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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http://www.valkariefineart.com

 

William Havu: Lui Ferreyra: Superimposition

Lui Ferreyra: Superimposition

William Havu Gallery

August 1 - September 6, 2014

  • Introducing sculptor Chris Cassimatis
  • Introducing Thane Gorek
  • Featuring Robert Ecker
  • Opening Reception: Friday August 1st 6-9 pm
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Lui Ferreyra, Superimposition, oil on canvas, 40" x 40"

Over the past decade, Lui Ferreyra has developed a technique which implements geometric fragments that coalesce into complex color-fields. In their totality, these color-fields call attention to the intimate relationship between language and seeing. Through the classical tradition of oil on canvas, his canvases disclose a piercing investigation of subject-matter in an aesthetic that is evocative of today's digital-age.  

William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204
303.893.2360
http://williamhavugallery.com

 

Museum of Outdoor Arts: 4 Summer Exhibitions

Michele Brower: Short Circuit

Elements & Isotopes

D&B Alumni Show

Lael Siler: Jelly Mind Fields

Museum of Outdoor Arts

August 5 - September 27, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, August 2nd from 6-9pm
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On August 2nd, 2014 MOA will open its newest exhibition, Elements and Isotopes featuring the collaborative works of MOA's Summer 2014 Design and Build interns. This multi-media exhibition will include various installations inspired by the metaphoric concept of the isotope and how it applies to the interconnectedness of humans, ideas and the planet. Through the lens of this theme the participants have created a body of work in response to the premise that "we are all isotopes of the human element".

Since 1991, MOA's Design and Build program for emerging artists has provided an opportunity for artists, students and creative minds to express their creativity in collaborative public art projects. Assisted by professional artists in residence, Design and Build interns participate in all elements of the public art process from concept and design to construction and installation of a professional museum-caliber exhibition. The program generates temporary public art and offers lessons in teamwork, problem solving, aesthetic and technical considerations.

Also opening on August 2nd is Short Circuit, a sculptural installation by Denver artist Michele Brower in MOA's Gallery C; Design and Build Alumni Show, featuring the works of local artists and Design and Build alumni Maeve Eichelberger, Kelly M. Jones, and Kai Mazurzcyk in the MOA Atrium; and Jelly Mind Fields, a projection installation by Lael Siler in the MOA White Box Gallery. The opening reception for Elements and Isotopes, Short Circuit, Design and Build Alumni Show, and Jelly Mind Fields will be August 2nd from 6 PM - 9 PM at MOA's indoor gallery on the 2nd floor of the Englewood Civic Center. All four installations will be on exhibit through September 27th, 2014.

Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway
Englewood, CO 80110
303.806.0444
Tue-Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
http://www.moaonline.org

 

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