New work by Heidi Jung

Andrew Roberts-Gray: Analog

Michael Warren Contemporary

September 10 - October 12, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 13 (5-8pm)
  • Third Friday Art Reception: September 20 (5-8pm)
  • First Friday Art Walk: October 4 (6-9pm)
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Brought up in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Heidi Jung has naturally been drawn to a subject matter most timeless and familiar to her. Through draftsmanship and technique acquired over the years in both college and career, she has brought an extraordinary and authentic approach to drawing. The ethereal effects she achieves with inks, charcoal, erasure and grattage might remind the viewer of the spontaneity of darkroom photography; indeed, photography was the formal emphasis of her arts degree. These hand-rendered effects are achieved by way of similarly unpredictable processes, and this 'darkroom-aesthetic' is readily seen throughout the textures and patterns of her compositions.

In the works for “Analog” Roberts-Gray begins by sandblasting and etching a pattern into the surface of the plexiglass. He continues by printing a CPU diagram on the sheet, dripping, doping, and painting a historically based landscape on it in acrylic. In many steps involving both sides of the plexiglass sheet he may add and remove materiel. From there then artist finds the pulse of work, its title, and its resolution.

Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO 80204


The Unbearable Impermanence of Things

Vicki Myhren Gallery

September 13 - December 1, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday September 12 from 5 – 8 PM
  • Featured artists: Lex Thompson, Cole Swanson, Mark Dion, Richard Barnes, Renée Rendine, Megan Gafford, Conor King, John McEnroe, Mia Mulvey, Eileen Richardson, Gabriel Rico, Sarah Scott, Rebecca Vaughn, and Ashley Williams
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Lex Thompson - Portrait of Mabel Maxwell (2018)

The Unbearable Impermanence of Things, curated by adjunct University of Denver professor and artist Libby Barbee, presents work by contemporary artists whose projects incorporate ideas and aesthetics from nineteenth-century naturalism and natural history. The featured artists focus, in particular, on the pervasive yearning to arrest and preserve nature in the face of inexorable change and decay. In representing the impermanent as stable, the study of nature became an antidote to mortality. Through their exploration of these themes and tropes, the artists demonstrate and problematize the near-universal desire to create stable understandings of things and phenomena that are ever in flux.

Vicki Myhren Gallery
Shwayder Art Building
University of Denver School of Art & Art History
2121 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210


The Abstract Show

Featuring: Mel Strawn, Ania Gola-Kumor, Caroll Hansen and Sue Simon

Sandra Phillips Gallery

September 12 - October 26, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday September 13th from 6-8pm
Celebrating the artists of the Colorado Abstraction book + 10 years featuring Mel Strawn, Carroll Hansen, Sue Simon and Ania Gola-Kumor. Experience the visual beauty and vitality of Abstraction and the handling of space, line and color expressed uniquely through these remarkable acclaimed artists.

Sandra Phillips Gallery
47 W. 11th Ave. (11th & Acoma)
Denver, CO 80204


Altar'd Continuum: Resistance and Empowerment in Sacred Spaces

Museo de las Americas

September 12, 2019 – February 1, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Thursday September 12th from 6-9pm
  • Guest curated by Danielle N. Cunningham and Mary Grace Bernard
  • Featuring: Sierra Montoya Barela, Alma Trevizo, Ester Hernandez, Jolene Yazzie, Judy Miranda, Yreina Cervantez, Rose B. Simpson, Grace Gutierrez, Louis Trujillo, Jude Sanchez, and Ana Mendieta's Estate
  • In addition, items curated from the Museo's private collection by Collections Manager Laura Beacom will be on display
museoJoin Museo for the opening reception of the upcoming exhibition, Altar'd Continuum: Resistance and Empowerment in Sacred Spaces. The altar is a focal point of both a physical and non-physical space for personalized ritual exchange between humans and the divine. By pairing contemporary artists alongside religious ofrendas, retablos, and other iconography from the museum’s collections, the exhibition illustrates the altar’s inherent transcendence of time and space. These new altars reject any singular context, operating as platforms of resistance through which altar-makers reinterpret traditional practices and reclaim power from mainstream institutions. This exhibition is combined with Museo’s private collection and 12 artists.

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


C.o.l.t.A.l.i.t.Y Pop-Up Featuring collaborations with AldoElCreator

Featured Artists: C.o.l.t.A.l.i.t.Y and AldoElCreator

Spectra Art Space (1836 S. Braodway in Denver)

  • Opening Reception: Thursday September 12th from 7-11pm
  • Closing Reception: Sunday September 15th at 7pm
This event is to premier Coltality Limited's new Fall line by Colton Fazzio Henderson. Featuring new collaborations with Aldo Olivarez @AldoElCreator and new black & white tees of all sizes. There will also be large framed Polaroid poster works hanging on the walls.

The event is free & all ages are welcome. The goal is for everyone to have a good time and help try to build and connect our Denver art community.


Trine Bumiller: This Land

Western History Art Gallery at the Denver Central Library (5th Floor)

September 8 - December 12, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Sunday September 8th from 2-4pm
This Land is the title of the popular song by Woody Guthrie. In it he sings of the incredibly beautiful American landscape repeating that it is land that belongs to us. The original song (including two verses often left out) was considered a protest song against the vast income inequalities that exist in the United States, and against the sufferings of millions during the Great Depression. It seems appropriate to address this with paintings about national parks in a federally owned building. Both are public spaces, both are places that everyone can access and appreciate.

The exhibition includes paintings from several different series, all of which include some direct reference to public lands of the United States. Rocky Mountain National Park, where I was an artist in residence, is represented by many of the100 Paintings for100 Years series, completed during the centennial of the park. A Denali National Park residency appears in the form of several multi-paneled paintings, abstract renditions of facets of the Alaska landscape. Preparatory sketches reveal the process behind the paintings.

To paint a place is to know it and in these paintings, I have tried to depict not just the factual aspects of a landscape but the myriad details and moments that make up one’s personal experience of a place. From reflections in water, to light through branches, to textures of a rock, the paint, applied in many transparent layers, delves into a world beyond what is seen. A memory of the place, as a sensory impression, becomes the historical record. The many paths taken to absorb the different biospheres become evident in the use of multiple panels and seemingly endless repetitions, alluding to the passage of time and the span of distance and area.

To record a place is to commit it to more than memory but to also mark its existence. In this time of diminishing resources and natural spaces, the making of the paintings becomes a ritual, or a prayer, and the outcome becomes both a record of, and an anthem to the environment. That this environment is ours to appreciate, use and learn from, is a parallel to the library itself, a place of public domain, where people come to gain knowledge about worlds beyond their own.  -Trine Bumiller, September 2019

Western History Gallery
Denver Public Library, Central Branch (5th Floor)
10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204
Mon and Tues: 10am - 8pm
Wed to Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
Sun: 1-5pm


Colorado Abstract +10: A History

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

September 6, 2019 - January 12, 2020
The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities open a collaborative exhibition titled Colorado Abstract +10: A History & A Survey at both locations to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the stunning book, Colorado Abstract: Paintings and Sculpture. Originally published in 2009 by Fresco Books with a foreword by Hugh Grant, notable art writers Michael Paglia and Mary Voelz Chandler highlight the history and continuing tradition of abstraction by artists in the state. The exhibition, Colorado Abstract +10: A History & A Survey, will be split with Kirkland Museum displaying works from the historical section of the book, and the Arvada Center presenting a contemporary survey of the work in the book as well as additional artists working in abstraction that have impacted Colorado’s art scene.

Colorado Abstract +10: A History will present two and three-dimensional artworks created by the artists featured in the historical section of the book, tracing the history and development of this artistic style in Colorado

Colorado Abstract +10: A Survey will be on view at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities September 12 - November 17, 2019 and will display the work of artists originally included in the publication and introduce additional artists working in abstraction that have madean impact on Colorado's art scene

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
1201 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204


Colorado Abstract +10: A Survey

Arvada Center

September 12 - November 17, 2019

  • Opening reception: Thursday, September 12 from 6-9pm
The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities open a collaborative exhibition titled Colorado Abstract +10: A History & A Survey at both locations to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the stunning book, Colorado Abstract: Paintings and Sculpture. Originally published in 2009 by Fresco Books with a foreword by Hugh Grant, notable art writers Michael Paglia and Mary Voelz Chandler highlight the history and continuing tradition of abstraction by artists in the state. The exhibition, Colorado Abstract +10: A History & A Survey, will be split with Kirkland Museum displaying works from the historical section of the book, and the Arvada Center presenting a contemporary survey of the work in the book as well as additional artists working in abstraction that have impacted Colorado’s art scene.

Colorado Abstract +10: A History will present two and three-dimensional artworks created by the artists featured in the historical section of the book, tracing the history and development of this artistic style in Colorado

Colorado Abstract +10: A Survey will be on view at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities September 12 - November 17, 2019 and will display the work of artists originally included in the publication and introduce additional artists working in abstraction that have madean impact on Colorado's art scene

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


Organic Subtleties

Featuring: Karin Schminke, Cara Enteles, Doug Haeussner, Atticus Adams, Chris Richter, Brian Comber

Walker Fine Art

September 6 - November 2, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, from 5-9 pm
“The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.” -Francis Bacon

The natural world is full of stimuli, with unending colors and shapes that exist in light and shadow, constantly changing over seasons and time. The artists in this group exhibition observe, dissect and dilute these subtleties, enhancing what may go unnoticed by a passing eye. Subtlety is a difficult notion to describe, as it is not immediately obvious or noticeable. Sometimes the seemingly ordinary, seen in a different light, can open us up to the possibilities that surround us.

Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave (11th and Cherokee)
Denver CO 80204
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


We Were Here: new work by Lauri Lynnxe Murphy

Mai Wyn Fine Art

September 6 - 28, 2019

  • Organized in partnership with ReCreative Denver,located across the street from Mai Wyn Fine Art at 765 Santa Fe Dr.
  • Public Opening Reception at both venues: 1st Friday Gallery Walk, September 6th, 5-10pm
Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204


Melissa Furness: Oddments

In the Project Space: Ashley Eliza Williams: Communication Attempts

K Contemporary

September 7 - 28, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 6-9 pm
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Nucleus Communication Attempt - Ashley E. Williams

In her newest body of work, Melissa Furness depicts compilations of objects commonly used within the history of painting as a critique of the traditional Western canon of art. Furness extracts common elements from their original sources and recontextualizes them as a collected pile, like rubbish, to visually discard as cliché rather than to individually revere.
Ashley Eliza Williams’ paintings shift between representation and abstraction, zooming in and out of extreme focus. She is interested in what she calls “enclosed environments” or “shy ecosystems” — landscapes that exist within a contained area, often on or within a single object like a rock or cloud. These landscapes are painted with extreme detail and isolated in space. The scale is often ambiguous.

K Contemporary
1412 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202


Read more: K Contemporary: Melissa Furness & Ashley Williams

Loren Yagoda

Urban Mud

September 5 - October 28, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 5th from 5:30 - 9 PM
um“My art is about those people and paths where secrets live untold. Like the bone structure of a skeleton, the construct of our character leaves footprints to those who have shared our time and space.” Loren Yagoda

Loren’s creativity is a reflection of her years as an art collector and interior designer. She recognizes that everyone’s environment is enriched by two extreme artistic expressions- Expressive, in order to stimulate & explore, and Meditative to in order to unwind and clear the mind. She takes her emotions and dances them onto her canvas.

Urban Mud is a newly established art gallery and studio in the lively Santa Fe Arts District. It houses a working studio for ceramic artists. The gallery has a focus on contemporary ceramic art, and includes other media, paintings, photography and sculpture.

Urban Mud: A Contemporary Ceramic Studio and Gallery
530 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO


Johnny DeFeo: Even When You’re Not Sure, Something Out There Knows Right Where You Are

Carly Glovinski: Carry In / Carry Out

September 6 - October 12, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 6th, 6-8 pm
Johnny Defeo, Rainbow Wolf, tufted yarn wall hanging, 51" x 62"
Carly Glovinski, Leisure Weave 26, ink and correction fluid on woven vellum and bristol, 20" x 16"

Johnny DeFeo’s new body of work is comprised primarily of landscape scenes, most of which include animals. Often, the perspective expressed in these scenes is that of the wildlife portrayed, shifting the subject away from a human vantage point and revealing the mysteries of the natural world. Imagining that the creatures inhabiting America’s wilderness could be storytellers through objects and images the way that humans can, these objects portray the natural world with a tender perspective, and with mystical and legendary qualities. The moments DeFeo chooses to portray are sacred and primordial, as if they are the cultural documents of forest dwellers. These scenes don’t involve humankind, and have been taking place long before we existed or were paying attention. DeFeo reminds us that waterfalls don’t turn off at night. Elk lock antlers without camera crews around to capture them. Sometimes, a wolf will be struck by a rainbow hanging in the mist over a gorge and will stop to marvel at his surroundings.

Works in Carly Glovinski’s solo exhibition at Visions West Contemporary (Denver), Carry in / Carry out, reference objects found in domestic space, and other bear references to outdoor leisure activities. Rag rugs, nature books, beach chairs and puzzles are some of the common objects that serve as a jumping off point for the work. The title also references the in and out rhythmic quality of weaving, as well as the play between positive and negative space.

Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205


Naturally Colorado

Artists Include: Lauren Lang, Jeff Goudy, Larry Pennington, Kathleen O'Dell Snead,Bridget Calip, Don Gardner and Linda Ghent

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center

September 7 - October 26, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 12: Live raptors will be in the gallery from 11am - 2pm
  • Proceeds from sales in this show will benefit Nature’s Educators
Naturally Colorado is a collaboration between seven local photographers designed to celebrate the stunning diversity in both the state’s landscapes and its wildlife. The artists would like viewers to be able to appreciate every aspect fully; from the soaring peaks to the river valleys to the rolling plains – this is how we see our home.

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80210
Monday - Friday: 8:30- 4:30; Saturdays - 10am - 4pm


Artist Swap: DENVER & BOULDER Community Partnership

R Gallery (2027 Broadway in Boulder)

September 6 - 22, 2019

  • First Friday Art Walk, at R Gallery: September 6th 5-9pm; Take a stroll on Pearl Street, have some wine, and see some art
  • Artist Meet-Up, at R Gallery: Saturday, September 14th from 6 - 9pm; Join us for an opportunity to gather Denver, Boulder, and regional artists
EDGE Gallery has partnered with the North Boulder (NoBo) Art District and R Gallery, to collaborate with contemporary artists, expand opportunities, and reach new creatives.

Earlier this year, the first part of the collaboration occurred. Artists from the NoBo Art District were invited to exhibit at EDGE Gallery, in the 40 West Arts District.

Now, for the second part of the exchange, showing EDGE Artists in Boulder, Colorado!


Modern Habitat: Building Energetic Spaces

Dairy Arts Center

September 5 - October 13, 2019

  • Featuring Will Day, Margie Criner, Davis Arney, Mike Homner, Arch11, Workshop 8, Pyatt Studio, HMH Architecture + Interiors, Renée del Gaudio Architecture, Sopher Sparn Architects & Housefish
  • In partnership with Month of Modern & EFFA Opening Reception: Thursday, September 5 from 5-8 pm
  • For more information, please visit:
dairy Margie Criner - King for a Day

The month of September in the Boulder architecture world is synonymous to the ‘Month of Modern’ (MoM) as coined by local architecture firm, HMH Architecture + Interiors. Established in 2014, this month serves as a “celebration of architecture, design, lifestyle, art, and culture”, as expressed by MoM’s mission statement. In response to these creative causes for celebration, the visual arts curator at the Dairy Arts Center, Jessica Kooiman Parker, has developed an exhibition titled ‘Modern Habitat’.

The work on view is inherently a self-reflection on the artists’ individual values and beliefs within their work and home life, chasing multiple viewpoints, highlighting failures, or challenging affluent domesticity. The exhibitions consider the constant, yet hard to define way in which we build our personal spaces - whether we seek help from others to design and build a structure, or simply relish our ability to acquire objects to fill our space. We build our homes with the desire for stability, but with it comes the complexities, anxieties, and contradictions of contemporary life.

Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut St
Boulder, CO. 80302


Read more: Dairy Arts Center: Modern Habitat

Red Clover: David Mramor and Elizabeth Glaessner

Lane Meyer Projects

September 6 - October 7, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday September 6 at 6pm
The collaboration for this show began in the summer of 2018 when David visited Elizabeth at a residency in Vermont. After indulging in a couple of maple creemees, they wandered into a bookstore across the parking lot. The man at the front desk greeted them with a smile matching the smiley face poster that hung behind him. He had a long gray ponytail, wire rimmed round glasses and when he walked over to ask if they needed help, they spotted sandals on his feet. A real Vermonter?

After finding out they were visiting from New York City, he began his story about leaving the city of Boston and his attempts to connect with nature in the 1960’s. He was part of the Back-to-the-land movement and one of the founders of the Red Clover Commune. He, like many of his friends, left a big city to live off the land without much success. “That first winter just about killed me.”

He handed them the book ​Going Up the Country​ by Yvonne Daley, a book about the history and analysis of the counterculture movement in Vermont. It tells the story of how thousands of young migrants, largely from the cities and suburbs of New York and Massachusetts, turned their backs on the establishment of the 1950s and moved to the backwoods, small towns and cities of rural Vermont. It spawned a revolution in lifestyle, politics, sexuality, and business practices that now have a profound impact on Vermont and the rest of the nation. The movement brought hippies, back-to-the-landers, political radicals, sexual libertines, and utopians to a previously conservative state that led to farm-to-table, Bernie Sanders, and the progressive politics of today.

On their first trip to Vermont, they started a film called ​As the World Turns​ which was finished on their second trip in the winter of the following year. The film became the nucleus for this show. A Rip Van Winkle character is shown during his youth and at an older age. In the film, they shine a light on the hippie tropes which now exist in Vermont as popular tourist activities, such as blueberry picking, swimming in natural creeks, and finding ones’ spirit in the landscape. The result is a whitewashed “back to nature” experience that subtly exposes the complexities of co-opting ideologies on a surface level. This romanticizing of ideals and nature is also seen in the paintings and works on silk. Puritan characters and themes are subverted and toyed with.

As we are constantly bombarded with frenzied media dividing our society, we ask ourselves - have we failed? Is giving in to the temptation of escape the only solution? Would we still be artists, activists, both or neither? Or would we have a similar fate as the person at the front desk?

David Mramor​ was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended the School of Visual Arts in NYC. He performs in the band Enid Ellen under the label FemmeKraft. This past summer he was a SIP fellow at the Robert Blackburn Printshop. His visual art has been shown across the United States and Europe. He currently lives in NYC.

Elizabeth Glaessner (b. 1984, Palo Alto CA)​ received her BFA from Trinity University and an MFA from New York Academy of Art where she received a post-graduate fellowship in 2013. She has lived and worked in New York City since 2007. Glaessner’s work has been exhibited at P.P.O.W. Gallery, Louis B. James Gallery, Sargent’s Daughters, New Release, 1969 Gallery, Vacation and more. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, Interview Magazine and Modern Painters among others. She was awarded residencies at the Leipzig International Art Programme and Glogau AIR in Berlin. Glaessner is currently represented by P.P.O.W. and teaches in the Visual and Critical Studies Department at SVA and in the Fine Arts Department at Montclair University.

Lane Meyer Projects
2528 Walnut Street
Denver CO 80205


Photography by Mark Shegda

Pastel Paintings by Teri Hoyer

NCAR Community Art Program

September 8 – October 26, 2019

The NCAR Community Art Program is proud to present two new exhibits: Photography by Mark Shegda – Gallery I and Pastel Paintings by Teri Hoyer – Gallery II.

Mark Shegda’s photography is inspired by his love of the outdoors and outdoor sports. His interest in photography was first sparked by the stunning natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains after he moved from Pennsylvania to Colorado over 40 years ago.

His photographic goal is to create visually stunning and spiritually moving imagery that inspires the viewer to appreciate the beauty of the natural world. He enjoys capturing scenic beauty whether it be in grand sweeping landscapes or in smaller more intimate natural scenes, and he especially enjoys printing and sharing his work on canvas.

Shegda’s work will be on display in the NCAR Community Art Gallery I at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab from September 8, 2019 to October 26, 2019.

Teri Hoyer’s pastel artwork strives to connect the viewer to the natural world as she experiences it – that connection for her is always soothing. She primarily paints landscapes of Colorado and the Southwest, work that has appeared in many juried art shows and won numerous awards.

Hoyer’s work will be on exhibit in the NCAR Community Art Gallery II at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab from September 8, 2019 to October 26, 2019.

NCAR's Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on weekends and holidays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There is no charge for admission.


Fall Salon

Space Annex

September 6 - November 2, 2019

  • Artist Reception: Friday September 6th, 6-9pm
  • Featuring Work By: Karine Leger | Patricia Aaron | Nick Young | Alyson Kahn | Graeme Duncan | Ben Schwab | Michael Hedges | Frea Buckler | Karen Scharer | Carlene Frances | Jeff Wenzel | Rebecca Rutstein | Hyland Mather | Anthony Falcetta | Debra Van Tuinen
Space Annex
95 S. Cherokee St
Denver, CO 80223


Anthony Lister: "Modern Masters"

Mirus Gallery

September 6 - October 12, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday September 6th, 7-10 PM
“What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.” Eugene Delacroix

When confronted with a moment of rebirth and a moment of reflection, Anthony Lister seaks to firmly hold his position in the artworld by showing his style alone can transform iconic artworks we have seen for decades into conversations of then and now. “Modern Masters” Lister’s upcoming solo exhibition at Mirus Gallery Denver, seeks to become a contemporary homage to the old masters like Picasso, Matisse and Warhol. The paintings attempt to amplify the artist’s unique stylized voice with a flair only Lister could produce. Below he has a few words about his most recent works.

Mirus Gallery
1144 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
Open Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm or by appointment 


Read more: Mirus: Anthony Lister

Urban Candy: New works by Kym Bloom

Kanon Collective

Opening reception: First Friday, September 6, 6-10 pm

Please join us next week for the opening reception for Urban Candy by Kym Bloom. This show will feature Kym's photography in various formats, including metal prints, photo transfers, metal transfers, and even prints you can frame yourself.

"I love taking pictures of the regular things I see around the city, often bits of graffiti hidden in an alley or a classic neon sign -- the things that make the city unique, gritty, colorful, and sometimes just funny. My photographs are from all over the country and I've even included some I took in Europe."

Kanon Collective is an artist-owned and operated gallery located in the heart of the 40 West Arts District in Lakewood, featuring the work of a dynamic group of local artists.

Kanon Collective
6851 West Colfax Avenue
Inside Pasternack's Art Hub (Enter in the side door on the east side, from the parking lot)
Lakewood, CO


Iliad: an installation by Bug

Origins: A Memoir by Jennifer Jeannelle

Pirate: Contemporary Art

September 6 - 22, 2019

  • Opening reception: Friday, September 6th, 6-10pm

Iliad: an installation by Bug
Jennifer Jeannelle - origins: a memoir - new installation work inspired by recent adventures in Africa

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


Cathy Ellis: Fine Evident

The Cube Gallery at Naropa University

August 19 – September 29, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 6th from 6 - 7:30 PM
Fine Evident, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches, 2019, c. Cathy Ellis, all rights reserved

Fine Evident features a group of eight new figurative paintings by Cathy Ellis that depict the natural world in a series of compressed moments combined with abstraction and rich painterly color. At the core of these works is an interest in the potential of painting to convey emotion and the connection between personal experience and the sublime in landscape.

Ellis writes, “I’m interested in how paint coalesces to express moments when everyday life is suspended and bits of transcendence leak through unexpectedly. This can be as simple as a snow day or as disruptive as a great loss. My current body of work uses the California coast where I live as a starting point. It's a place of utopian beauty and optimism, made unpredictable by natural disaster, and climate change.”

Cathy Ellis received her MFA from UC Santa Barbara in 2014 and her BFA from Sonoma State University in 2010. In addition she has studied in Florence, Italy and at the Anderson Ranch Art Center. Ellis’s work has been exhibited nationally at venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, Liquid Spaces/Sherwood Gallery, San Francisco, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles, 186 Carpenter, Providence, RI, San Diego Art Institute, Torrance Art Museum, Minan Gallery, and Elephant Art Space Los Angeles. Awards and recognition include the Felix Hendrickson Scholarship in Painting, the Levitan Arts Fellowship, the Howard Fenton Award for Painting, the 2014 Teaching Fellowship in the College of Creative Studies, UCSB, and a nomination for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s SECA Award.

The Cube Gallery
Naropa University Nalanda Campus
6287 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301
Gallery hours are 10AM - 5PM, Monday-Friday, and by appointment


Kaitlyn Tucek: Over Look 

Leon Gallery

August 31 – October 12, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, August 31st from 7 - 11pm
Kaitlyn Tucek - Cleopatra - 24 x 44” - Acrylic, pastel on satin and chiffon

Leon is proud to announce a pertinent and timely exhibition of new work by local artist, Kaitlyn Tucek, which explores the overwhelming lack of advocacy for female artists throughout art history. Over Look will featuring paintings that employ a variety of opaque and translucent fabrics, stitched together to form canvases on which the female figure and magpies are present, which allude to the mysterious and often incomplete histories of renowned female artists.

Kaitlyn Tucek Artist Statement:

On page 531 of the 2001 edition of Janson’s Western Art History textbook you can find the following quote: “So far, we have not discussed a named woman artist, although this does not mean that there were none.”

While doing research for an altarpiece I completed last summer, I rekindled my love and interest in Late Renaissance and Baroque art. This meant opening up my old college textbooks and personal library of art historical content. With over fifteen art history courses between my undergrad at Pratt Institute and graduate program at CUNY Queens College, I can’t recall a single professor mentioning Artemisia Gentileschi. Why? My senior thesis was a series of large illustrative portraits of heroic women in my community. Why did no one think to recommend a female perspective to compliment my own obviously female perspective?

In addition to the visual art, Tucek has collaborated with local composer, Nathan Hall, to present a new composition as a live performance at the opening reception, as well as a video installation accompanying the exhibition, which Hall describes as, Self Portrait with Theorbo, a video performance of a new music composition for large Renaissance-era lute. Infused into the piece are quotations from Barbara Strozzi, one of Artemesia Gentileschi's composer friends. Strozzi, like Artemesia and so many women, queer composers, and composers of color, has been largely left out of classical music history.

Kaitlyn Tucek lives and works in Denver, CO. From Long Island, NY, Tucek graduated from Pratt Institute in 2006 and was awarded her Master’s from CUNY Queens College in 2013. Mother to two under 5, Tucek is a multi-disciplinary artist who is often labeled a feminist. Tucek has been featured in Hyperallergic, Westword, Modern in Denver, and was recently named one of Denver’s top 5 artists to watch and collect by 5280 Magazine. In addition to her formal art practice, Tucek works in art and museum education, illustration and curatorial work, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Clyfford Still Museum, and the Denver Art Museum.

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


Elaine Ricklin and Lydia Brokaw

Patrice Sullivan in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery

August 29 - September 22, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 30, 5-9 pm
  • First Friday: September 6, 5-9 pm
  • Last Look: Sunday, September 22, 1-4 pm
Patrice Sullivan - Symphony in Green, 2019

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