Local, Regional and Select National/International Exhibits

MacSpa: On The Wings Of Valkarie

On The Wings Of Valkarie: Valkarie Satellite Art Show

The MacSpa

February 24 - March 31, 2017

  • Public Reception: Sunday, February 26th, 2-5pm

The MacSpa & Curator Eric Matelski present a collection of artwork from Valkarie Gallery artists: Sharon Eisley, Valerie Savarie, and Karrie York on display now through the end of March, 2017 at The MacSpa, 1738 Wynkoop, Suite 103, Denver, CO 80202.

Sharon Eisley’s pieces, not always painted on old objects, uses repurposing in a different way. Typically her oil and watercolor paintings are of humans with animal heads. The idea of taking something that is normal and familiar to us (the human body) and then adding a proportionately sized head from another creature makes the viewer question what is it that makes us human and just as important, what makes me, me.

For Valerie Savarie, when selecting books, it is important that they be published before 1972 (or, is at least as old as she). Sometimes the book instantly creates a visual concept and other times, she seeks out a book that will echo her mental vision. Taking the written story within, Savarie reinterprets it into a three-dimensional piece by cutting, sewing and painting (all done by hand without the use of power tools), thus creating a multidimensional collage while still leaving the majority of the book intact. Every page is kept as bound as it is important that her pieces retain their intrinsic book characteristics. Each page that is visible is purposely selected to be seen – whether it be specific words, lack of words, images or a combination there of. Words are as important as the visuals she create when making my book sculptures.

Karrie York had always loved art but as a child, it was deemed too messy for her to create at home. As she got older, her passion for art renewed itself and an opportunity to get some instruction presented its self. She met a local artist, whom she also found attractive (and single), so she asked for painting lessons.

Today they remain friends, but art-making has taken a real meaningful place in life.

Her half animal/half child acrylic paintings cross the boundaries of realism and whimsy and came about as she struggled to paint them separately. “I couldn’t get a child sitting atop a lamb to work,” she says. “So I cut them apart, put them back together and that seemed to gel!” Karrie continues to take this sense of whimsy into her other paintings styles where bears have tea parties and fruit and vegetables are compiled to create people.

The MacSpa: The MacSpa is a service-based computer boutique, located in downtown Denver. Our personal approach to technology is focused on exceptional customer service through home and business visits, consulting, training, in a comfortable spa-like environment. The MacSpa is a strong supporter of the Denver arts community and is proud to present quarterly art exhibits curated by Eric Matelski.

The MacSpa
1738 Wynkoop, Suite 103
Denver, CO 80202


Valkarie: Lost in Motion

Lost in Motion: 2017 Month of Photography Juried Exhibition

Valkarie Gallery

February 22 - March 19, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25, 5 - 8:30pm
  • Part of Denver's Month of Photography
  • Juried by Robert Newman
  • Featuring: Gregory Blanpied, Steve Caulfield, Richard Chamberlain, Karen Desjardin, Colleen Hennessy, Justin Key, Shaun McCabe, German Murillo, Al Robsinson, Dave Schaaf, Steve Trujillo, Farhad Vakilitabar and Ellen Yeiser
3-race-ellen-yeiser3 origEllen Yeiser, "Race"

Photographer Edward Weston said “The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?” There are many ways to visualize motion in a still photograph. Manipulating shutter speed with long exposures, especially at night, create new forms unseen in reality, or, it can completely freeze action otherwise too fast to follow. The act of panning the camera along with a moving object, or merely planting ourselves in the perfect location can all give us a tremendous feeling of movement. Since the invention of the medium, photographers have been capturing the speed of things in engaging ways.

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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Sushi Den: Kazu and Yuka: Pop-up Pottery Show

Japanese Potters Kazu and Yuka: Pop-up DenShow

Pop-up pottery shop and studio (1526 S. Pearl Street in Denver)

February 24 - March 18, 2017

  • Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 8pm
  • Sculptures, one of a kind vessels, everyday dishes ceramic light fixtures and much more
  • Pot throwing demos all day
  • Just south of Sushi Den, in the newly constructed Sushi Den Parking structure


Next: Next Up 2017


Next Gallery

February 24 - March 11, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday February 24th from 6-10pm
  • Juror: Ivar Zeile, owner and director of Plus Gallery

NEXT Gallery presents their 2nd National Call for entries. As one of the premier co-ops in Denver and highlighted in Westword 2014 as part of one of the best art districts in Denver, CO, we are asking all artists throughout the nation to apply to show their work in Denver. This is an open themed show, all we ask is that you submit your best work.

NEXT Up provides an opportunity to showcase local and national artists in a professional exhibit. With over 1700 sq. ft. of space our juror selected 30 of the best artists to complement our traditional and contemporary space. Among the 30 selected artists our juror selected a Best of Show Award with a monetary prize of $500 and an Honorable Mention with a monetary prize of $250. Our hope is to have the prize increase yearly as does our participation in this exceptional new art showing in Denver.

Ivar Zeile is the owner and director of Plus Gallery, one of Denver Colorado’s most reputable programs for contemporary art exhibitions and artist representation. Operating independently since 2001, the gallery has served as a launch-pad for a great number of the State's top contemporary artists. Zeile served as a member of the Denver Mayor's Commission for Cultural Affairs from 2006 through 2011, and in the last decade has served as a board member for a variety of art-related groups including PlatteForum, the Denver Art Museum's DAM Contemporaries, RedLine and the Invisible Museum. In 2009 Zeile was appointed the Creative Director for the Denver Theatre District and has since been curating motion-based art programs as well as billboard projects that engage the general public on a daily basis.

NEXT Gallery
3659 Navajo St.
Denver, Colorado 80211



Abend: Sight Unseen

Sight Unseen

Abend Gallery

February 24 - March 25, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 24, 6-9 pm
  • Presented in collaboration with PoetsArtists and curated by Alia El-Bermani
Elizabeth Zanzinger - Feedback Loop - Oil, 18 x 28"

Artists have long created works based on the observations of what they see. I am interested in sharing representational works that look beneath the realities of the surface and reveal a greater, hidden significance. These artists will be peering at the mercurial boundary between the known and the unknown. It is in this space between, that the vibration of life, of existence cannot be seen but can be felt. How do you represent what you cannot see? How do you paint, draw or sculpt thought or emotion, the human spirit or the supernatural?

– Alia El-Bermani, curator

Participating Artists:

Mark Adams, Meg Aiken, Daliah Ammar, Anna Rose Bain, Adrian Baker, Debra Balchen, Alla Bartoshchuk, Mia Bergeron, Melinda Borysevicz, Kate Bradley, Linda Tracey Brandon, August Burns, Ali Cavanaugh, Stephen Cefalo, Matthew Cherry, Mary Chiaramonte, Lea Ciceraro, Erica Elan Ciganek, Aaron Coberly, Scott Conary, Rachel Constantine, Ellen Cooper, Diana Corvelle, Anthony Cramer, Angela Cunningham, J. Adam Davis, Stephanie Deshpande, Ellen Eagle, Averi Endow, Kiki Farish, Diane Feissel, Zoey Frank, Santiago Galeas, Christopher Gallego, Sergio Gomez, Amanda Greive, Brett Harvey, Catherine Haverkamp, Nancy Hollinghurst, Felice House, Jason John, Eric Johnson, Karen Kaapcke, Andrea Kemp, Stanka Kordic, Maria Kreyn, Francien Krieg, Megan Larmie, Shana Levenson, Amber Lia-Kloppel, Diana Lomeihing, Carlos Lopez, Julie Madelmont, John McLeod, Michael Meadors, Edward Minoff, Iliya Mirochnik, Paul Mordetsky, Karen Offutt, Elizabeth Claire Ospina, Tatyana Ostapenko, Judith Peck, Joyce Polance, Alicia N. Ponzio, Serena Potter, Catherine Prescott, Richard Price, Manu Saluja, Marc Scheff, Christy Schwathe, David Shevlino, Cynthia Sitton, Alexander Soukas, Geoffrey Stein, Ann Moeller Steverson, Judy Takacs, Matt Talbert, Stefani Tewes, Lauren Tilden, Alexandra Tyng, Michael Van Zeyl, Melinda Whitmore, Elizabeth Zanzinger

Abend Gallery
2260 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80206
Tue-Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Pirate: Brian Cavanaugh: Trapping Sparrows

Brian Cavanaugh: Trapping Sparrows

Pirate: Contemporary Art

February 17 - March 5, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday February 17th from 6-10pm

An installation by Brian Cavanaugh explores the humor and the horror of the current political predicament. Using cultural detritus several sculptural constructs arrange creating a carnival atmosphere where metaphor is ringmaster to divisive current issues and deep cultural disparity sweeping the nation.

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


Core: Lori Dresner and Sarah Van Beckum

New Ceramic Sculptures by Lori Dresner and Paintings by Sarah Van Beckum

Core New Art Space

February 16 - March 5, 2017

  • Opening reception: Thursday February 16 from 6-8 pm
  • In the Annex: University of Denver School of Art and Art History students exhibition
Van Beckum, Blue Abstract

Sarah Van Beckum’s exhibition Visits to the Interior is visceral, leaving the pretty and decorative behind while drawing from a more personal, raw and untaught place. Lori Dresner explores the wonder of nature, consciousness and connectivity in her show Neshama (spirit/soul).

Dresner’s new sculptures express both dynamic energy and peaceful stillness. She notes, “ I use color or the absence of color to be my voice within the materials.” Dresner explains further that her new body of work includes vessel forms fired in wood and Raku kilns. Both are firing methods originally used by the Japanese to make ceremonial tea bowls, “The word Raku means enjoyment, hence I create these forms purely for my enjoyment of form and shape,” Dresner adds. Van Beckum’s new work moves deeper into abstraction with random and energetic strokes of color and mark making. These raw and spontaneous paintings are borne from her desire to leave the decorative or outward appearance behind. Van Beckum explains, “these works seek to discover the essential and the more sacred spaces that lie within.”

Expressionist in style and spirit, and executed with fast energetic brushstrokes, Van Beckum’s paintings are created from the artistic gut and show mental detachment. Some areas are treated to random scratched line drawings and fine detailed sketches, often suggestive of flora. In many of the works, bold shapes with pattern and whimsy swirl about.

In the Annex: The Strangers are Happy Curious experiences

University of Denver BA Portfolio Workshop School of Art and Art History students, Emma Beech, Nick Ward, QU Mingfeng, Hannah Cole, Li Ruoyu, Peter Sang, Marcelo Ramirez Garcia-Rojas, Sammi Lobato, Julian Cannon and Layla Flowers. Opening reception Thursday, February 16, 6-9 pm.

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: Mindscapes by James C. Jones and Karin Kempe

Mindscapes by James C. Jones and Karin Kempe

SYNC Gallery

February 16 - March 11, 2017

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: February 17 from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: March 3 from 6-9pm
Karin Kempe, Arctic Water

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



DBG: Andrew Roberts-Gray

Elusive: works by Andrew Roberts-Gray

Denver Botanic Gardens Gates Garden Court Gallery

February 22 – May 14, 2017

  • Reception: Wednesday February 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m.
  • Organized in collaboration with Michael Warren Contemporary

Artist Andrew Roberts-Gray combines formal abstraction, the painted landscape and areas of unpainted canvas to create dynamic works that defy the traditional genre. He makes seductive work that hovers between painterly abstraction and sculptural space, peppered with symbolic elements.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206


Access: Bodies of Work

Bodies of Work: photography by Ted Tahquechi and Sophie Klafter

Access Gallery

February 17 - March 17, 2017

  • First Friday Art Walk Reception: March 3, 5-9 pm
AccessGallery SophieKlafter Untitled1 webSophie Klafter - Untitled

Access Gallery is proud to join hundreds of venues throughout region in celebrating the biennial Month of Photography. The gallery will feature two artists who have a very different approach to photographing the human body, Ted Tahquechi and Sophie Klafter, in an exhibit entitled “Bodies of Work”. Ted’s photos are almost sensual in nature and speak to the fluidity and softness of the human form. Klafter’s photographs explore her personal anxieties around disability, femininity, and body image. Visitors are welcome to view and purchase work during regular business hours February 17–March 17, 2017 at 909 Santa Fe Drive, including the First Friday Art Walk Reception on March 3, 5-9 pm

Ted Tahquechi is a photographer who is legally blind. His collection of black and white photography showcases the form, curve, and texture of the human body in the Bodyscape style of portraiture. Typically faceless, a Bodyscape is a style of artistic close-up photography where images of the human form convey the impression of landscapes. Work in this style can range from abstract images, to flowing and sensual. While the imagery is of the nude form, it is not explicit, making this collection suitable for all viewers.

Sophie Klafter is an award-winning photographer from New York who lives with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a rare neuromuscular disorder that affects motor and sensory nerves throughout the body, especially in the feet and lower legs. The images in this show have never been shown in a gallery setting. They are a powerful and brave representation of her very personal challenges. Sophie has worked with VSA Colorado on a variety of projects, most recently the “25 Stories, 25 Years” project in Boulder. In April 2015, her series of portraits of people coping with physical challenges was featured in American Photo Magazine.

The Month of Photography (MOP) Denver, March through April 2017, is a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative public events throughout Denver and the region.

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


Space: Vantage Point

Vantage Point

Featuring work by Tony Ellis and Paul Brokering

A juried exhibition of the work of ARTMA artists Madeleine Dodge, Pat Isaacs and John Matlack on the mezzanine

Space Gallery

February 17 - March 25, 2017

  • Artists Reception: Friday February 17th from 5-8pm
Paul Brokering, Highway 6, 2016

The work featured in Vantage Point comes from the overlapping reality of two artists working in Colorado's Front Range and Eastern plains stretching into Nebraska. You might be thinking of bucolic farms or Denver skyline stock photos. Don't. Artists Tony Ellis and Paul Brokering are out to reawaken our experience of the commonplace with a visually powerful response to the question: What makes a photograph fine art? Setting the stage for Denver's Month of Photography, Vantage Point will compel you to decide for yourself. 

Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


DAM: Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place

Denver Art Museum

February 19 - October 22, 2017

  • Special opening preview sponsored by DAM Contemporaries: Thursday February 16th from 7:30-10pm
  • Meet the artists, and enjoy music, dancing, festive snacks, and a cash bar featuring specialty cocktails
  • DAMC Members $20; General Admission $27
Carmen-Argote-27Carmen Argote, Live/Work (detail), 2016. Mixed media, paper, and metal screen. © Carmen Argote

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place will feature site-specific installations by 13 Latino artists that express experiences of contemporary life in the American West. Energizing and vibrant artwork will be presented by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin).

These artists examine diverse narratives of migration and the complex layering of cultures throughout the Western United States through ideas related to labor, nostalgia, memory, visibility, and displacement. Installations will incorporate mixed-media, performance-based video art, digital animation, fiber constructions, painting, sculpture, and ceramics.

To foster creativity and provide insight into the artistic process, the on-site development of the installations will be visible to the public beginning in December 2016, with scheduled opportunities for visitors to engage with artists. The exhibition will open February 19, 2017, and will be on view through October 22 of that year.

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place is organized by the Denver Art Museum, and is curated by Rebecca Hart, curator of modern and contemporary art at the DAM. An exhibition catalog will be available in The Shops and online.

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204



MCA: Basquiat Before Basquiat

Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980

MCA Denver

February 11 - May 7, 2017

  • Curated by Nora Burnett Abrams
  • Also on display:
  • Wall Writers: Graffiti In Its Innocence
  • Ryan McGinley: The Kids Were Alright (through August 20th)

MCA Denver is pleased to announce Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980. The exhibition includes the entire cache of works made by Jean-Michel Basquiat during the year he lived with his friend Alexis Adler in a small apartment in the East Village. This archival material provides rare insight into the artistic life of Basquiat before he was recognized as a prominent painter in the early 1980s. While living in this apartment, Basquiat’s creative impulses moved fluidly from his SAMO tags on the surrounding streets and neighborhood into a more sustained practice in their shared home. Through paintings, sculpture, works on paper, a notebook, and other ephemera, as well as Adler’s numerous photographs from this period, this exhibition explores how the context of life in New York informed and formed Basquiat’s artistic practice.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202


1801 California: Xi Zhang: Shelter of Desire

Xi Zhang: Shelter of Desire

1801 California

February 9 - April 28, 2017

  • Presented by Arts Brookfield in collaboration with Plus Gallery
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16th from 4:30 - 7pm at 1801 California Street
  • The reception is free to the public with the artist in attendance
Arts Brookfield and Plus Gallery present the solo exhibition Shelter of Desire featuring major paintings by Xi Zhang. The exhibition, which takes place at 1801 California Street in the heart of Downtown Denver, will be the first opportunity for our patrons and the community to view Zhang’s latest developments within his Metallic Leaf Garden Series, which has been in progress since the time he left Colorado back in 2014. It’s a terrific and timely return for an artist who has been revered by collectors and critics alike in our state, and more recently across further expanses both in the U.S. and abroad.

Zhang had a profound year of growth in 2016, taking on a prestigious summer-long art residency in NYC with art-collector turned gallerist Marc Straus, who along with his wife Livia have one of the most remarkable collections of contemporary art in the world. Additionally, Zhang was nominated for the John Moores Painting Prize China, with related exhibition at the Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, as well as the Premio Combat Prize, with related exhibition in Livorno, Italy. He also received the Gold Medal Prize for Painting from Art Forward contest #5, which was promoted across NYC through the Blouin ArtInfo Guide. Upon completion of his residency with Straus, Zhang moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where he commenced teaching as a tenured professor of painting at the University of Utah.

Shelter of Desire will remain on view through April 28th and is easily accessible in the lobby of the building at 1801 California, with hours of 8am-6pm Monday through Friday and 9am - 2pm on Saturdays.

1801 California Street
Downtown Denver


Spark: Barbara Baer and April Noble with Andy Libertone

New Work from Barbara Baer and April Noble with Andy Libertone in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

February 9 - March 5, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 6-9pm
Barbara Baer - Harmony, 2017

Barbara Baer's installation "Harmony" uses visual clues from two iconic twentieth-century paintings to examine the meaning of Harmony. Plastic, steel and fabric form a walk-in metaphor for an abstract idea. This staged environment considers Harmony as a quality often desired but in reality neither predictable nor tranquil.
April Noble - Nature's Geometry (detail), 2017

April Noble's ceramic installation piece "Nature's Geometry" explores the fascinating geometry found in nature from the shape of leaves to minuscule details of pollen that we do not normally see. Rather than taking the natural shapes, April Noble has reduced them to their basic geometric shapes and enlarged them so that they can be enjoyed in this large-scale ceramic installation. Come explore this geometrically inspired garden, taking time to contemplate its simple complexity.

In the North Gallery Andy Libertone "Current Work"


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


Museo: El Tornaviaje (The Return Route)

El Tornaviaje / The Return Route

Museo de las Americas

February 9 - May 27, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday February 9th from 6-9pm, featuring free admission and free music, food, drink, art and history
  • Tunics influenced by the multi-cultures provided by Carol Mier Fashion

In 1565, following the currents of the winds, Spanish galleons sailed across the Pacific Ocean from the port of Acapulco in Mexico to Manila in the Philippines in search of goods and spices, unaware of the everlasting cultural consequences that would bind us forever. -Maruca Salazar, Curator

Travel back in time to the age of pirate and the China Poblana. Experience the rare cultural fusion created by Pacific Colonial trade and learn the oriental origin of many Mexican styles and traditions!

Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204



Zip 37: Joyful Circumstance: An Ekphrastic Show about Love

Joyful Circumstance: An Ekphrastic Show about Love

Zip 37 Gallery

February 10 - 26, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 5 - 10pm
Background - Lance Green - "Blue Morpho," acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24"

A marriage of paint and language. Two wildly divergent forms seeking to find the cues, triggers and inspirations at the intersections of their art forms. That is the engine behind the exhibition, Joyful Circumstance, opening Friday, February 10th at Zip 37 Gallery, 3644 Navajo St, Denver CO 80211.

The word ekphrastic refers to “a graphic, often dramatic, verbal description of a visual work of art, either real or imagined.” In Zip Gallery 37’s Joyful Circumstance, six Colorado fine artists and three Indiana poets come together to take the notion of love’s many aspects through fresh and provocative flights of fancy.

In the show featuring Colorado artists Gina Smith Caswell, Rebecca Cuming, Joan Fullerton, Lance Green, Katie Hoffman and Mark Penner-Howell, and Indiana poets David Dodd Lee, Ken Smith and Ross Taylor, the written word is directed by the artwork, and paintings are driven by the ideas in the poetry.

How each discipline interprets the demands of its counterpart… how each artist releases the inherent controls of his and her own form: For the artist, as for the viewer, it’s drama like this that makes Joyful Circumstance a don’t-miss evening of unanticipated questions, thrilling explorations and unexpected answers.

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


Vertigo: DenverArts.org: Decade

DenverArts.org: Decade

10 Years of Denver Artists as photographed by Ken Hamel, director of DenverArts.org

Vertigo Art Space (960 Santa Fe Drive in Denver)

March 3 - April 8, 2017

  • Part of Denver’s Month of Photography http://www.mopdenver.com
  • Curated by Anthony Camera
  • Opening Reception: First Friday March 3rd, 2017 from 6-9pm
  • Gallery Reception: First Friday April 7th, 2017 from 6-9pm
  • Additional hours on First Saturdays March 4th and April 8th from 1-5pm

Adam Milner, circa 2015, photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

In May of 2007, Ken Hamel started DenverArts.org as an online resource with complete information on what was happening on the local Denver art scene. The idea was one destination on the web with all of the dates and times for current gallery exhibits and openings, along with capsule reviews and photos of the art and artists.

Over the decade that followed, Ken has documented thousands of exhibitions and amassed a collection of several thousand photographs of Denver artists. With the curatorial assistance of Denver photographer Anthony Camera (well known for photographing local arts personalities as part of his work with Westword), Ken will be exhibiting 50 of the best portraits taken over the years. In addition, Ken and Anthony will be putting together a massive grid containing hundreds of 6x4 photographs documenting the Denver art scene over the last 10 years.

Vertigo Art Space
960 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Habitat: Georgia Amar: Oils, Prints and Studies

Georgia Amar: Oils, Prints and Studies

Habitat Gallery & Studio

February 3 - March 31, 2017

GAmarSeascapeGeorgia Amar - Seascape

From 5280 Magazine Best Bets: Denver artist Georgia Amar's latest collection of landscapes, intelligent abstracts, and studies-in-motion highlights her bold use of colors as well as the unique impact of varied lighting on her engaging compositions. The gallery employs a dimmer switch so that visitors can view the paintings in different light intensities, appreciating how their foregrounds and backgrounds shift in response. Tue-Thu 11 a.m.-6 p.m, Fri times vary, Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m.

Habitat Gallery & Studio
828 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 534-9740


CVA: Reflections on the Middle East

Reflections on the Middle East

Center for Visual Art

February 3 – April 8, 2017

  • Featuring: Arwa Abouon, Golnar Adili, Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Samira Alikhanzadeh, Halim Al Karim, Sami Al Karim, Tulu Bayar, Shadi Ghadirian, Rula Halawani, Laleh Mehran, Javid Tafazoli and Samira Yamin
  • Opening reception: Friday February 3, 6-8pm
Image: Golnar Adili, 8+9, three photos cut and intermixed, 2016

Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) Center for Visual Art (CVA) announces an exhibition of more than 60 photo-based works that reflect the tension inherent in the presence, or absence, of people in a place, whether in their native land or abroad. Organized by the CVA and on view February 3 through April 8, 2017, Presence: Reflections on the Middle East features 12 artists living in the U.S. and abroad. The artists, all who are affected by the Middle East diaspora of the past 20 years, explore what it means to leave something, and in some cases, someone, behind, whether by choice or by force, and how cultural heritage and the past is interwoven with the present. Through controlling placement and context of the figure, along with the subtleties of obscurity, these artists preserve identity, relationship and agency.


Young Artist Studio: Manipulated Photography
Tuesdays and Wednesday, February 7 – March 22, 2017, 3:30-5:30
Open studio and workshops for ages 11-21

Artist talk with Laleh Mehran
Wednesday, February 8, 6pm

Remembering Tehran: A Decade’s Review
Artist talk with Golnar Adili
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6pm

Center for Visual Art
Metropolitan State University of Denver
965 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM


RedLine: Luxated Effigies

Luxated Effigies: 7th Annual Reach Studio Exhibition


February 3 - 26, 2017

  • Public Reception: February 3, 6-9 PM
  • Curated by: Ashley Frazier
Raverro Stinnett, Mask Study #2

Participating Artists: Carol Ausman, Ctreeves, Bernadette Douidary, Gonzo, Connor Lafferty, Sharon Morrison, Risa Murray, Carolyn Pooler, Shieka Seward, Raverro Stinnett,Sevilla Stinnett, Charles Tunstall

Luxated Effigies provides a platform for Reach artists to present their own views and experiences regarding displacement. This timely exhibition surveys various interpretations of displacement ranging from internal relationships to communities to history and beyond.

RedLine’s Reach Studio is an opportunity for socially engaged artists to collaborate, create, and share ideas in an inclusive community.

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


Gallery 51: Cut Outs

Cut Outs: Pop Culture Collage

Gallery 51 (at Buffalo Exchange)

February 3 - 28, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday February 3rd from 5-8pm
Zoa Ace - Don't Drink the Kool-Aid
GALLERY 51 (located in Buffalo Exchange)
51 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80203



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