Local, Regional and Select National/International Exhibits

O'Sullivan: Collin Parson: HALOS

Collin Parson: HALOS

O'Sullivan Art Gallery at Regis University

August 23 - September 29, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 1, 4:30 - 7pm
  • Live Sound Installation and Performance: Friday, September 9 at 7pm by Cody Yantis + Stephen Karnes (Noises, field recordings, tape & acoustic instruments) and Lake Mary (Acoustic guitar stylings)
  • Gallery Talk by the Artist: Thursday, September 22 at 7pm
  • All O'Sullivan Art Gallery events are free and open to the public

Halos is part of my ongoing investigation of light, color, scale, and shape. The large ellipse (approximately 8’h x 16’w) is a scaled up version from a recent smaller ellipse that was 44” x 88”w. This is the second largest piece to date from my Divided series (16’ diameter circle at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, October 2014), in which a shape has an inside and outside light separated by a wall/barrier. The goal of my art is to push the viewer beyond everyday limits of perception, assisting one in discovering an informed awareness of this unpredictable medium. I achieve this by using color-changing light emitting diodes (LEDs) with the addition of geometric shapes. Controlling these combined elements helps capture the vivid demonstrations of the principles of geometrics, light, space, color, and dimension. It’s time to give light the primary role, rather than a secondary, supportive role. My work expresses the fascination about one of the purest artistic and scientific mediums.

Colorado native Collin Parson currently serves as the Director of Galleries and Curator for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, Colorado and is a former member at the historic Pirate: Contemporary Art cooperative and an artist in residence at RedLine Denver. An arts administrator, artist, curator, and designer he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology with an emphasis in Lighting and Scene Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Master of Arts in Visual Culture and Arts Administration from Regis University in Denver. His creative work involves the control of light, color, and reflection to create vivid geometric light and space works. He has exhibited at venues such as Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Museum of Outdoor Arts, University of Denver, Breckenridge Create, Colorado Mesa University, and Denver’s McNichols Building.

Parson is in the collection of Hyatt at the Belmar, Halcyon Hotel in Cherry Creek, Jackson National Life Insurance, and many private collections. He has had the privilege of jurying many arts festivals and exhibitions and has received many awards and recognition for his curatorial projects. He was awarded 100 Colorado Creatives by Westword magazine in 2013 and featured in Colorado Homes and Lifestyle magazine, Colorado Public Radio and Rocky Mountain PBS. Cascading Light, Parson’s first permanent public art piece at Pikes Peak Art Center in Colorado Springs is scheduled for installation this fall. Parson is the son of Colorado sculptor Charles Parson, whose experience with the region’s arts community helped Collin long before his professional career began. Growing up in a family of artists, Collin is proud to be continuing the educational and creative traditions. Parson is represented by Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver. For more information on the artist, visit www.collinparson.com.
“The intention of a phenomenal art is simply the gift of seeing a little more today than you did yesterday” - Robert Irwin.

O'Sullivan Art Gallery
Regis University
3333 Regis Boulevard (aka 50th Avenue)
Denver, CO 80221
Gallery Hours: Tue/Wed/Fri: 10am-4pm; Thu: 2-8pm


Art Gym: bell & banowetz

bell & banowetz

Art Gym Denver

August 25 - September 10, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Thursday August 25th, 5-8 pm; meet the artists and enjoy light refreshment and hors d’oeuvres
mid summer night
Terri Bell: "Mid Summer Night" mixed media

Art Gym Denver is excited to present bell & banowetz, a duo exhibition featuring the work of Terri Bell and Nicole Banowetz.

Terri Bell uses photographs, digital collage, and other mixed media to explore the idea of a secret garden and all that implies- earth’s secrets, gardener’s secrets, secret promises. The dark works of her “Garden Box” series are contemporary statements, but contain nostalgic elements.

Nicole Banowetz makes sewn inflatable sculptures and delicate assembled forms addressing ideas of vulnerability and struggle. The Vessel is inspired by her artist residency at NCCA in Kronstadt earlier this year. She imagined a form that exists somewhere between machine and animal, half ship and half sea creature. The sculpture allows the viewer to enter into the skin of the form, physically stepping inside the creature. The space inside is disorienting, calm, and absently white.

The 17,000 sq. ft. Art Gym is located at 1460 Leyden St. Denver, CO 80205 and offers workspace and access to the tools necessary for emerging and seasoned creatives.

Art Gym has the tools you need to create.

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220
Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm



Gallery 1261: International Guild of Realism 2016

The 11th Annual International Juried Exhibition of the International Guild of Realism (IGOR)

Gallery 1261

August 26 – September 17, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 26, 6-9 pm
David Eichenberg - Brittany-in-Blue - 8inX10in - Oil-on-panel

Gallery 1261 is proud to host and present The 11th Annual International Juried Exhibition of the International Guild of Realism (IGOR), an invitational exhibition judged this year by 1261’s very own curator, Quang Ho.

On the experience of judging this year’s exhibition, Ho says, "It was a tough task to be the judge for such a show, as there were so many exceptional entries to look through. The term "realism" can mean many things to many different people. On the surface, it seems to mean work that looks "real" as in "tight" realism - work that is rendered to look like life as we assume it should look. To merely render something tightly doesn't necessarily carry with it an understanding of what is real. I would like to challenge the artists to explore what "real" might actually mean to them. As a judge of paintings, I will not look at the artists’ ideology or the artists' personal beliefs about a subject matter, but at how the painting is put together and executed overall, and then at how that might unify within the theme of the painting."

Realism has always played a large role in our gallery’s program, and we’ve strived to show the highest quality realism by artists such as Daniel Sprick and Scott Fraser. Hosting IGOR’s juried exhibition this year is another way to build on that tradition. IGOR currently has over 375 members from over 35 countries, representing some of the very best realist painters in the world. All members go through a rigorous jury committee, and then further juries in their sanctioned exhibitions. This year’s juried exhibition will have a beautiful blend of many styles within the umbrella of realism such as classical realism, trompe l’oeil, photo realism, magic realism and contemporary realism.

Participating artists: Alex Manzaranes, Alex Zonis, Andrew Denman, Ann Kraft-Walker, Anna Rose Bain, Anne Marie Kornachuk, Ardith Starostka, Barbara Clements, Barbara Walker, Beth Sistrunk, Brian Lasaga, Carla Paine, Cecilia Thorell, Cher Pruys, Claudia Seymour, Clinton Hobart, D Wynne Nixon, Daniel Cassity, David Bowers, David Cheifetz, David Eichenberg, David Molteni, Debbie Stevens, Debra Torres, Denise Stewart Sanabria, Dennis Crayon, Diane Davich, Donald Clapper, Duffy Sheridan, Ed Copley, Ed Roberts, Elaine Kurie, Elizabeth Floyd, Elizabeth Weiss, Erwin P Lewandowski, Esther Huser, Eva Csanyi-Hurskin, Gary Davis Lang, George Ayers, Grace Kim, Guenevere Schwien, Igor Raikhline, James Van Fossan, Jane Jones, Jeff Legg, John Joseph Hunn, John Schisler, Jorge Alberto Gonzalez, Josh Tiessen, Joyce K Jensen, Judith Dickinson, Ken Scaglia, Kun Wang, Laurie McCracken, Linda Besse, Lorena Kloosterboer, Mark Thompson, Marsha Chandler, Martin Dimitrov, Michael DeVore, Natalie Holland, Nicholas Baxter, Pam Carroll, Patricia Guzman, Russ Mackensen, Sharon Guyton, Shawn Sullivan, Sheila Cantrell, Sheri Farabaugh, Steven T Jones, Stuart Dunkel, Tatiana Mcwethy, Terry Miller, Thane Gorek, William C Wright

Gallery 1261
1261 Delaware St
Denver, CO 80204
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am-6:00 pm


citySCAPES at Mirada Fine Art


Mirada Fine Art

August 27 – September 18, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 26, 2016 6-9pm
Larisa Aukon at Mirada Fine Art, Winter Kiss, Original Oil on Linen, 16” x 20”

Two of Mirada Fine Art’s most popular artists join forces for a stunning look at the urban landscape.

Lyudmila Agrich and Larisa Aukon are both Eastern European transplants, now residing in the western United States. Often featured in national art publications, their talent has brought them tremendous attention and success. They both also happen to be wildly popular artists shown at Mirada Fine Art Gallery. These creative powerhouses will come together at Mirada for one magnificent exhibit, entitled ‘citySCAPES,’ opening on August 26th.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO 80454 (minutes from Denver)


Artists on Santa Fe: John Ambrosino and Macy Dorf

Textures: John Ambrosino and Macy Dorf

Artists on Santa Fe

August 29 - October 3, 2016

  • Join Macy and John on the 1st and 3rd Friday evening Gallery Walks
2016.9.JohnMacy3Photo Credit: John Ambrosino and Macy Dorf

Photo Credit: John Ambrosino and Macy Dorf "By focusing on texture in fine art photography, I’ve explored a fresh and transformed approach to my work. In this month’s exhibition at Artists on Santa Fe Gallery, my photography will feature different techniques and processes, including multimedia such as acrylics, pop-ups, textured paper, and creative thinking. All photographs will be one-of-a-kind Artist Proofs which will be available for pick-up at the show’s end on October 3. Please join me and the other gallery members during the month of September!” John Ambrosino

In addition, Macy Dorf will exhibit his recent textured platters, among many other functional and sculptural ceramics.

Artists on Santa Fe is a gallery with working artists' studios located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe. It's an engaging environment where visitors can interact with professional artists and view work in progress. The gallery is a local favorite, and was featured in New York Time's "36 hours" series as one of the most accessible galleries in Denver.

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery
747 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Mon-Fri: 10-5; Sat: 10-4


Zip 37: Candace Shepard: Love Songs Hot AND Cold

Candace Shepard: Love Songs Hot AND Cold

Zip 37 Gallery

August 25 - September 11, 2016

  • Opening Party: Friday August 26 with "Copper Children" live music & refreshments
"love songs hot AND cold" new paintings and drawings by Candace Shepard

"The search for balance in this new body of work originated in the chaotic reality we find ourselves living through now - amid the echoes of history. There is an increased flow of information, which heightens the drama of events and increases the speed at which we come to know about them, while still not knowing much.

I found myself calling on the creative energy that exists between chaos and structure, in a visual dance with the impulsive and the deliberate." learn about Candace Shepard »

Zip 37
3644 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
Thu: 5-8pm; Fri: 6-10pm
Sat/Sun: Noon-5pm


Adam Milner: A History of Man at Casa Maauad

Adam Milner: A History of Man

Casa Maauad

August 18 - September 14, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Thursday August 18, 7pm-10pm
  • Former Denver artist Adam Milner at artist co-op Casa Maauad in Mexico City

A History of Man is an investigation into the traces left behind by bodies — bodies of humans, of other animals, plants, and things. This collection of new works explores a longing to understand these bodies, to organize them, archive them, preserve them. Adam Milner, known for his rigorous and regimented documentation of his personal interactions through performance, archives, and drawings, steps back with this new work to look more broadly at stains and body matter. Boundaries break down and categories blur as to what defines a body and where it begins and ends.

Adam Milner (b. 1988, Denver, USA) has exhibited at the Aspen Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, David B. Smith Gallery, and has an upcoming project, Remains at the Andy Warhol Museum. He currently lives and works in Pittsburgh as an MFA candidate at Carnegie Mellon University.

Casa Maauad
Altamirano 20, Colonia San Rafael
Ciudad de México, 06470
By appointment only


RMCAD: Jon Geiger's ROAM

Black Cube Popup: Jon Geiger's ROAM, Site 2


August 20 - October 18, 2016

  • Free and open to the public

Starting August 20, ROAM, by Black Cube Artist Fellow, Jon Geiger will move from to its second location at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD). ROAM is a large outdoor light sculpture that resembles a tumbleweed rolling in the wind. RMCAD is the second of three Colorado sites in which ROAM will be installed. After October 18, the sculpture will then be moved to its third and final Colorado location.

In this work, Geiger takes cues from the iconography of the West to construct a tumbling light sculpture. The 26-foot abstracted, animated, white neon tumbleweed consists of five neon tumbleweed structures each illuminated individually to create a rolling movement of light. For Geiger, both the billboard shape and tumbleweed forms are iconic to the American West.

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
1600 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214


Mike Wright: Chromatics


Mike Wright Gallery

August 19 - September 3, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 19th from 6-9pm

Following its dramatic, black and white group show, "Continuum," Mike Wright Gallery will be presenting "Chromatics," artistic explorations of color. Celebrating vibrancy and chromatic brilliance, this eye-popping show will introduce six new artists, Mark Mawson, William Mize, Dylan Gebbia-Richards,Gregory Joubert, Stephanie Rivet and Tarran McElroy, as well as include gallery staples Doug Kacena and Angel Espino.

Mike Wright Gallery
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202


Edge: 3rd Annual Open Entry Community Show

3rd Annual Open Entry Community Show

Edge Gallery

August 19 - September 11, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 19, 6-10 pm

Edge Gallery is pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Open Entry Community show, "Open at the Edge," featuring work from the Denver art community and beyond. Edge is dedicated to highlighting artists outside the domain of commercial art venues. Our annual Open Entry exhibition allows us to showcase the creative variety in our surrounding community.

Edge Gallery
3658 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211-3037
Thu: 2-8pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat:12-8pm, Sun: 12-5pm


Access Gallery: Matt Sesow: Divide & Conquer

Matt Sesow: Divide & Conquer

Access Gallery

August 19 - September 10, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 19th 5-8pm

Matt is a prolific, self-taught DC based artist whose work is not to be missed. His work includes symbolically rich compositions with raw, almost tribal sensibility and rapid, muscular techniques. Dense with detail and fraught with emotion, his works combine a brazenly subversive political wit with street-influenced style. In addition to this show Matt also has a show at the Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore Maryland.

Often painting several paintings a week, Matt is a keen observer of the world we live in and his work often reflects the events of the day imbued with his bold, powerful and often opinionated perspectives. Matt states the point of his work is, “not to reflect what his happening in society but rather to react to it, to think about it.” The title Divide and Conquer is a perfect title for a show right before one of the more hotly contested elections in US history.  

Access Gallery/VSA Arts of Colorado
909 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Core: Organic Indulgence

Tracey Russell and Suzanne Kramer: Organic Indulgence

CORE New Art Space

August 18 - September 4, 2016

  • Artists Reception: Friday, August 19 from 6-9 pm
  • In the Annex: Michael Lorance, the beauty and essence of common materials realized
KRAMER.CASCADINGSuzanne Kramer - Cascading

Tracey Russell - Falls Like Rain

Two abstract artists journey through the natural environment. Although their medium is different, they share a conscious and unconscious perspective expressed by applying layers of pattern, texture, and color creating a spatial reality rich in movement and rhythm.

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


Sync: Helene Strebel and Louis Trujillo

New Works by Helene Strebel

Unconscious by Louis Trujillo

Sync Gallery

August 18 - September 10, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 19th from 6-9pm
LouisTrujilloUnconsciousLouis Trujillo, Unconscious (Installation View), polymer clay and wire, dimensions variable

Sync Gallery
931 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu: 1-4pm
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm
Sat 12-4pm



Space: Expanding The Dialogue: Part One

Expanding The Dialogue: Part One

Space Gallery

August 18 - October 1, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Thursday August 18th from 6-9pm

Expanding the Dialogue: Part One features Colorado women currently working in abstraction, whose work has earned them a position of prominence within the Colorado art community. Women artists have historically been undervalued and underrepresented in the art world. This show aims to question and counteract this centuries-old trend, while simultaneously celebrating the expressive and direct nature of abstract art. Presented in conjunction with Women in Abstract Expressionism at the Denver Art Museum and Colorado Women in Abstraction at the Center for Visual Art.

Part One features subtle, ethereal pieces from Tonia Bonnell, Taiko Chandler, Sophia Dixon Dillo, Carlene Frances, Jane Guthridge, Nancy Koenigsburg, and Wendy Kowynia.

Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Spark: McDonald, Watt and Baer

Janice McDonald and Rob Watt

Barbara Baer in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

August 18 - September 11, 2016

  • Opening Reception Party: Friday, August 19, 6-9pm
  • First Friday: September 2, 6-9pm
  • Last Look: Sunday, September 11, 1-4pm
Janice McDonald, Unboxed No.4, 2016

Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu-Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
First Friday and Openings 6:00 to 9:00 PM


Valkarie: Phantasm by Hallie Packard

Phantasm by Hallie Packard

Valkarie Gallery

August 17 - September 11, 2016

  • Opening reception: Friday, August 19, 6 - 9pm
Hallie Packard, "Suckers", Acrylic on canvas, 36"x36"

"The morning sun projects the day onto waking eyelids. In an instant, you are here. A tickle in the corner of consciousness brings a faint memory of a place. The tickle becomes an itch. The mind stretches furiously, straining to retrace steps, to push back into that otherworldly yet unsettlingly familiar “place.” Just as pieces begin to rematerialize, something slips and it all vanishes completely from beneath your feet. For a split second, you hover between two worlds. For a split second, it all comes back."

Valkarie Fine Art Gallery
445 South Saulsbury Street
Lakewood, CO 80226


Pirate: Michael Brohman: In A World of Circles and Squares

Michael Brohman: In A World of Circles and Squares

Pirate Contemporary Art

August 12 - 28, 2016

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 12 from 6-10pm
  • In the Associate Space: Walter Barton
Michael Brohman - "In A World of Circles and Squares..." - found cast iron - 19 1/2" W x 9" H x 1"D - 2016

“In A World of Circles and Squares” is a sculptural exhibition that explores aspects of our contemporary social structure and current sociopolitical events. Through the use of found and fabricated objects, narratives are created that confront the notion of divisiveness. The works subtly categorize the viewer as possessing “inclusiveness” or “otherness”. There are overlapping rings of meaning in each piece that begin with the particular and extend outward.

Michael continues to explore themes that vacillate between the intensely personal and the communal. They are quiet pieces that are contemplative while at the same time they can become raw and unsettling. The emotional investigations presented are beautiful in their honesty and integrity and they possess visual and psychological tensions.

In 2015 his exhibition, Horizons, was named “Best Sculpture Show-Solo” by Westword. Additionally, in 2013 his exhibition, Place, was named “Best Gallery Show-Solo” by Westword. He received the Curators Award from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction (Catherine Johnson-Roehr, Curator of Art, Artifacts, and Photographs) in 2013 and his work has appeared as the cover image for the book of poetry, “Clay” by writer David Groff (Trio House Press, 2013). Additionally, in 2013 Michael was awarded 1st place for “Art on the Streets” in Colorado Springs, CO (Juror Blake Milteer, Museum Director and Curator of American Art at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center). In 2012 and 2007 he participated in residencies at the Jentel Foundation in Banner, WY as well as the Santa Fe Art Institute in 2008 and 2009. He has been on the Visual Arts faculty at the University of Colorado Denver for the past nineteen years as a Senior Instructor of Sculpture.

Pirate: Contemporary Art
3655 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM


Dateline: George P. Perez

George P. Perez: Typical Anything


August 13 - September 3, 2016

  • Artists Reception: Saturday, August 13 from 5-11:30pm

DATELINE is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition George P. Perez: Typical Anything. This solo exhibition explores and examines an early commodity of photography of individuals that takes place within the abstract of an infinite cycle of exchange. George P. Perez presents over 500 collected photographs ranging from the 1930’s to the late 1960’s from various locations in the states, and foreign countries like Istanbul, Turkey. Perez shines light on a common photo trend that is seen in today’s social media, while juxtaposing antique subject matter of landscape and individual. Where bodies captured have since been denied the aspects of death and individuals are presented in a realm of immortality in the artifact. These objects have been purposely torn to invoke and present nostalgic myths of contact and presence. Typical Anything presents a functioning catalyst that goes unnoticed, creating a mold of stimulating memories and experiences embedded in a displacement of photographs.

George P. Perez was b. OCT 7 1987, received a BFA (Cum Laude) in 2014 from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and currently resides in Denver, CO. Perez is an artist whose work explores mundane situations and scenarios that he interacts with on a day-to-day basis. Perez’s work can often be seen as a humorous but harsh narrative that reflects and critiques current values in today’s modern society, presenting another perception of banal circumstances. His practice primarily utilizes photography as a means of visual foundation, which at times presents interdisciplinary work that dives into a social practice.

Perez has shown up and down the Front Range of Colorado and outside of the state that have included: (Un)Clothed, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2013; Archetype Drift: New Methods of Photography Making, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL, 2013; Cultural Citizen: The Immigrant and the Stranger, The Bridge Gallery, Littleton, CO, 2014; BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS, GOCA121, Colorado Springs, CO, 2015; Monumental: RedLine’s Annual Resident Artist Exhibition, Redline Gallery, Denver, CO, 2016 ; and Visitation, grayDuck Gallery, Austin, TX, 2016. Perez is currently an Artist-in- Residence at Redline in Denver.

DATELINE is a contemporary art gallery located in the River North (RiNo) art district in Denver, Colorado.

Founded by resident curator Jeromie Lawrence Dorrance and artist Adam Milner in 2013, DATELINE's mission is to provide an alternative exhibition space for emerging artists who exercise experimental or marginal approaches to their art-making practices.

Featuring exhibitions from national and international artists alongside a rotating roster of guest curators, DATELINE is, at its heart, a project space for artists and stimulating node in the mid-western US market.

3004 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
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DBG: From the Garden: Works by Heidi Jung

From the Garden: Works by Heidi Jung

Denver Botanic Gardens: Gates Garden Court Gallery

August 11 – November 6, 2016

  • Opening reception: Thursday August 11, 5:30-7:30pm; artist Q&A: 6:30pm

Brought up in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, artist Heidi Jung has a fascination with plants and insects that began at an early age and continues to serve as a catalyst for her work. Jung has recently been particularly focused on botanical imagery to find beauty in decay and nature’s cycle of life and death. From the Garden is an extension of these ideas, showcasing drawings inspired by photographs taken at Denver Botanic Gardens as well as edible plants from her home garden.
  • The exhibition is organized in collaboration with Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver.
  • FREE and open to the public
  • Access to the Gardens will be through the Piñon Gate located directly north of the Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center
Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206


Next: Eli West and Blake A. Chamness

Eli West and Blake A. Chamness: Invalid Nuance

Next Gallery

August 11 - 28 2016

  • Opening reception: Friday, August 12, 5-10 pm

Next Gallery is excited to present Eli West and Blake A. Chamness, Invalid Nuance. The exhibition will feature a combination of mixed media fiber art and contemporary paintings inspired by the natural world. The work explores the array of stimuli that each artist finds woven into their mental space. The mind of an artist is a nebula of subtle persuasions that can trickle their way into artwork, but the creator is left to wonder if the viewer will perceive their intentions. Will they be lost in a haze of invalid nuance?

Eli uses a combination of mixed media and fiber art to explore natural decay, the human experience, fragmented sentences and oodles of other sentimental malarkey. It all adds up to be an experiment in texture, technique and fiber.

Humanity is continuously wrestling with our place in nature and our need to pioneer into more complex invention. Blake investigates this conflict through detailed paintings of objects and organisms that evoke meditation on human accomplishment, fear, infatuation, and history.

Next Gallery is an innovative Denver co-op that accepts new members on a monthly basis. This co-op is driven and operated by all the artist members. We are all strong and committed artists that continually push all the artists in this co-op to move in new directions and participate as a cohesive group at all times. 

NEXT Gallery
3659 Navajo St.
Denver, Colorado 80211


Mix It Up at Royal Contemporary

Mix It Up! Contemporary Mixed Media - National Juried Exhibition

Royal Contemporary

July 30 - September 18, 2016

  • Gallery Reception and Florence 2nd Saturday ArtWalk: Saturday August 13 from 4 to 8 pm
Eleven contemporary artists were selected for this exhibition based on their innovative approaches to mixed media. Their works reflect a wide range of styles and imagery that incorporate a minimum of three different media in addition to the base material. You will see an exciting variety of two and three dimensional works that explore unique combinations of materials, techniques, and methods, as well as unexpected relationships between concept and media.

Royal Contemporary
120 E. Main Street
Florence, CO 81226
Thursday-Sunday: 11am-5pm, or by appointment


Republic Plaza: Ties Forward

Design and Build: Ties Forward

Republic Plaza (outdoors on the 17th St. plaza)

August 2016 - Spring 2017 

  • Student Artists: Jason Bergfalk, Scottie Burgess, Carter Daughtrey, Alex Galindo, Stephanie Jordan, Terrilynn Moore, Philong Than, Alex Tomme, Erick Garcia Torres, Byron Vargas
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, August 11, 5:30 – 8pm

Presented by Arts Brookfield in collaboration with with the Museum of Outdoor Arts and the University of Colorado Denver, Ties Forward is a site-specific temporary sculpture installation created by students through the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ Design and Build public art program. This year’s project was held as a class taught by University of Colorado Denver College of Arts and Media faculty and professional artist, Rian Kerrane.

About Design and Build:

Since 1991, MOA’s Design and Build program has provided an opportunity for young artists, students and creative minds to express their creativity in collaborative art projects. Assisted by professional artists in residence, Design and Build participants produce exciting and original site-specific art works for MOA’s gallery and public spaces in the Denver metro area. Interns find creative solutions to practical challenges as they master the skills to transform their creative ideas into finished pieces.  

Republic Plaza
Outdoors on 17th Street Plaza
370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202



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