Outside the Lines

Access Gallery

August 4 - September 1, 2017


Outside the Lines is the culmination of Access Gallery’s summer program and brings together the talent of 20 artists.

Access Gallery is often labeled an “outsider” gallery, a term that takes on new life as we develop work skills and prepare young people with disabilities for meaningful work. Our artists exist outside of the typical work force. Outside of the traditional education system. Outside of the conventional thought process. We strive to find room for non-traditional students, non-traditional artists, and non-traditional thinking inside of the arts. Even if that means drawing our lines a little wider.

One of the most important ideas Access Gallery preaches to our artists is teamwork. We create art as a team. This summer we received a truckload of baseball equipment from a youth sports league. What better way to teach teamwork than by deconstructing materials from America’s favorite pastime?! Working with materials from baseball bats to photography to helmets to stickers, the artists worked together to build pieces that represent the heart of the sport and the heart of our team.

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


Terry Decker and Mark Friday: “Gems of the West, Devils and Gods"

Anthology Fine Art

August 4 - September 30

  • Gallery Reception: Friday, August 11th from 5-9pm
  • Anthology Fine Art is celebrating our 7th Anniversary, so please join us for a champagne toast at the reception!
Terry Decker

Anthology Fine Art and Gallery
3419 S. Lincoln Street
Englewood, CO 80113
Tuesday – Friday 10 – 6 PM, Saturday 10 – 5 PM, Sunday and Monday by Appointment


Photography for Healing: A Portrait Exhibition

Photography by Gary Kaplan and Narrative by Stephanie Hamilton-Oravetz

Art Gym Gallery

August 17 – September 9, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, August 17, 5-8 pm
  • Artist talk led by Stephanie Hamilton-Oravetz: Saturday, August 19, 1-3 pm
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Art Gym Denver is proud to exhibit Photography for Healing – A Portrait Exhibition opening on August 17, 5-8 pm. This exhibition illustrates the power of visual arts for healing trauma. This exhibition is the result of a unique project by the late photographer Gary Kaplan, who worked with Stephanie Hamilton-Oravetz to create a series of portraits as part of her ongoing healing from sexual abuse in childhood.

Art Gym is located at 1460 Leyden St. Denver, CO 80220

Read more: Art Gym: Photography for Healing

Adam and Tracy Teitelbaum: Irreverence and Reverence

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery

August 2 - 28, 2017

  • “Irreverence and Reverence: Because this sacred life is too short to take oneself too seriously”

Photo credit: Zach Heckendorf

Artists Adam and Tracy Teitelbaum work together out of their home in Denver, Colorado combining their individual talents and strengths to create an illustrated, multi-layered, sort of three dimensional, mixed-up media universe.

Through these dynamic, colorful, and playful creations they are commenting on our human experience in this crazy, diverse,ironic, and beautiful world. Additionally, new works in painting, jewelry, photography, and ceramics by gallery artists will be exhibited.

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



Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

June 1 – August 20, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 1st from 6 - 9pm
  • Featuring: Robert Brinker, Colby Brumit, Sophia Dixon Dillo, Rachel Doniger, Marcus Fitzgibbons, Laura Grossett, Helen Hiebert, Claire Jackel, Richard Kallweit, Mike McClung, Myron Melnick, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Jenene Nagy, Mike Neff, Bonnie Ferrill Roman, Tiffany Miller Russell, Sarah Wallace Scott, Matthew Shlian, Ray Tomasso, Peter Yumi
  • Also on display:
  • Stan Meyer: Poetic Presence (Upper Gallery)
  • Paper on Paper: The Art of Chine-Colle (Theater Gallery)
Detail of "Ready to Burst" by Bonnie Ferrill Roman

Paper.Works includes the works of twenty artists who use paper as their artistic medium. From cast paper to cut paper, folded paper to handmade paper, this exhibition will include works that are innovative and intriguing.

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


Dasha Shishkin: Tram Pam Pam

Walk the Distance and Slow Down: Selections from the collection of JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey

Mauro Giaconi: cae a plomo (desde el fondo del tiempo)


June 9 – September 10, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 9
  • 5:30pm members preview; 6:30pm free public reception
Dasha Shishkin, i don’t want any problems, none whatsoever, 2007

Dasha Shishkin: Tram Pam Pam
  • Moscow-born artist Dasha Shishkin’s solo exhibition is a whimsical leap into a world between painting and drawing where the delights and follies of human nature are performed in vivid color and imagination.
Walk the Distance and Slow Down: Selections from the collection of JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey
  • Twenty-nine international artists explore the potential of contemporary drawing, moving beyond perceived limits of paper as an artistic substrate and medium.
Mauro Giaconi: cae a plomo (desde el fondo del tiempo) / falls to lead (from the depths of time)
  • A site-specific wall drawing and installation by Argentinian artist Mauro Giaconi commissioned by BMoCA as an extension to selection of works from the collection of JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302


Read more: BMoCA: Summer Exhibitions 2017

Donny Dixon and Earl Chuvarsky

Core New Art Space

August 3 - 20, 2017

  • Gallery Reception: Friday, August 11, 6-9 PM
Chuvarsky, Coal, Guns, Freedom, Money

Things Fall Apart (coal, guns, freedom, money) A new series of paintings by Earl Chuvarsky documenting current events, the artists daily life, the absurdity of modern politics, and childhood nostalgia.

For Carrion, the title of Donny Dixon's new works, he is burning the canvas along with other techniques and mediums, to provoke response from both himself and the audience.

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


Sheri Lynn Behr, Lauren Grabelle, and Hasan Elahi: Keeping Watch

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

August 4 - September 16, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 6-9pm, with an artist talk by Sheri Lynn Behr and Lauren Grabelle at 7pm

Image: Hasan Elahi, Alert v2, 2017, detail

Keeping Watch highlights the work of three photographers, who approach surveillance from different perspectives. In her project NoMatterWhere, Sheri Lynn Behr points the lens back at the security cameras looking at us to reveal the ubiquitous and pervasive nature of American surveillance systems and how it feels to be watched. Conversely, Photographer X, a series by Lauren Grabelle grapples with issues of voyeurism, as she documents casino life from the perspective of CCTV security cameras. Lastly, Hasan Elahi’s installation Alert V2, examines issues of surveillance, citizenship, migration, and transport. Photography throughout history has been used as a tool to both documentation and surveillance. This exhibition begins to question the varying ways in which our information is collected and shared.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204


Water Line: A Creative Exchange

Featuring 19 artists working in photography, mixed-media installation, video, ceramic and sculpture

Center for Visual Art

August 4 - October 21, 2017

  • Opening reception during Art District on Santa Fe's First Friday and summer block party: Friday, August 4, 6-8
  • Artist talk with Anna McKee & Jim White, C.U. professor of geological sciences and environmental studies: Thursday, September 14, 6pm
  • Art, Democracy and Water, artist talk with Matt Jenkins and Lynna Kaucheck of Food & Water Watch: Wednesday, September 20, 6pm
  • Uncanny Territory, artist talk with Natascha Seideneck: Wednesday, October 4, 6pm
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Images (left to right): Natascha Seideneck, Uncanny Territory, 2017
Cannupa Hanska Luger, We Have Agency VII, 2016
Anna McKee, WAIS Reliquary: 68,000 Years (detail), 2016, image by Joe Rudko

Artists include: Anna McKee, Aurora Robson, Cannupa Hanska Luger, The Infamous Flapjack Affair and National Park Experience, Isabelle Hayeur, Matt Jenkins and Lynna Kaucheck (Food & Water Watch), Natascha Seideneck, Nicholas Galanin and Merritt Johnson, Tomiko Jones and Jonathan Marquis, Vibha Galhotra, Winter Count Collective

Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) Center for Visual Art (CVA) announces an exhibition that examines the loaded issue of water and promotes stewardship, advocacy and activism through the work of contemporary artists, and in direct conversation with students, policy analysts and scientists.

The exhibition will feature artists’ critical response to institutional and individual actions that contribute to the water crisis, as well as imaginative solutions, practical and not, for addressing the issue. The challenge presented to artists is to engage audiences in multi-channel dialogue about water, with the intent to make visitors think differently about solutions to this problem that affects everyone, and requires the efforts of all.

“Water is the center of concern and debate everywhere,” said Cecily Cullen, CVA Managing Director / Curator. “Through the lens of art, visitors will learn not only about the challenges we face, but what can be done both individually and collectively to manage and sustain our scarce water resources.”

The artists are responding to news and reports that not only global communities are facing, but also thinking about those closer to Colorado and surrounding areas. Shrinking glaciers in Rocky Mountain National Park that source the major rivers in Colorado affect us directly, while protestors battle with oil companies for the right to protect rivers in North Dakota, and students in Michigan and Oregon have been consuming contaminated water from drinking fountains at their schools. The crisis of access to clean, plentiful water has been waged worldwide for decades. It has become an immediate and localized crisis.

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


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



Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon

Denver Art Museum - Hamilton Building 2nd floor

February 19 - August 31, 2017

Gio Ponti and James Sudler Associates, Model of the Denver Art Museum, 1966

Punctuating the upcoming North Building project announced on December 8, 2016, the Denver Art Museum is presenting Then, Now, Next: Evolution of an Architectural Icon—an exhibition on the iconic modernist building, its history and its future. The exhibition features historical photos, original architectural sketches, building models and project renderings to tell the story of the North Building’s evolution. Then, Now, Next has taken over the Gates Family Gallery on level 2 of the Hamilton Building through Aug. 31, 2017.

“For nearly 50 years, the North Building has been a significant part of the community, and we’re excited for the upcoming project that will ensure it continues to play a prominent role,” said Christoph Heinrich, the Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the museum. “We want to honor the building, and give our visitors an opportunity to reflect on its history and share the excitement for its future.”

The exhibition has been divided into three specific sections: Then, Now and Next.

The Then section takes visitors from the preconstruction site through build out—featuring Gio Ponti’s architectural drawings, historical photos and building model as well as other ephemera from the celebrated 1971 building opening.

The Now section features details on how the North Building has served an expanding and diversifying community since opening its doors nearly 50 years ago.

The Next section features the museum’s future plans, including renderings and an architectural model, and outline the guiding principles for the team: Stewardship of buildings and collections, offering a superior visitor experience, unifying the campus and inviting the whole community to enjoy the museum and its programs.

“By tracing the history of the North Building from its earliest development through its original construction, and then observing how it has developed into the building we experience today, this exhibition is a moment to reflect on its significance,” said Darrin Alfred, curator of architecture, design and graphics at the DAM. “Visitors can chart how the need for such a structure arose and examine how innovative a museum building it was for the late 1960s. They then can view how the new North revitalization project will celebrate Gio Ponti’s original vision for the building and be an open, welcoming destination for visitors.”

Exhibition visitors also have the opportunity to share their favorite North Building experiences through an in-gallery visitor feedback installation.

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



Lewis Neeff: Vulnerable


July 29 - August 20, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Saturday July 29th at 6pm

Lewis Neeff is a photographer, sculptor, and writer best known for the subtle honesty of his colorful portraiture, strange happenings, his idiosyncratic use of material, and the conceptual underpinnings of his sometimes humorous and often laborsome sculptures

3004 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
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Imagine, featuring DAVA youth and guest artist Esther Hernandez

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

June 22 - August 30, 2017

  • Opening reception: Thursday June 22nd from 4 to 7:30 pm
  • Guest artist Esther Hernandez will perform from 4 to 6 during the opening
animation still by Esther Hernandez
animation still by Esther Hernandez 

Imagine focuses on the creative process with DAVA youth imagining a better world, and presenting new ideas.

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



Read more: DAVA: Imagine, featuring Esther Hernandez

Joel Swanson: Sticks & Stones

David B. Smith Gallery

August 18 - September 16, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 18th, from 7 - 9pm
  • Artist talk begins 6:30pm in main gallery
SwansonJoel Swanson, Soda Lid, 2017, lightjet print, 48 x 96 in. (121.92 x 243.84 cm)

David B. Smith Gallery is pleased to present Joel Swanson’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, Sticks & Stones. This exhibition comes during a tumultuous sociopolitical time. Inspired by current events, Sticks & Stones addresses language as a political act. Using words, phrases, and symbols, this exhibition makes material the typically intangible, but very real, use of language by public figures in today’s politics and journalism. Swanson produces visual acts that subvert contemporary power structures and acknowledge a fluidity of interpretation to create something generative as opposed to destructive.

David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street
Denver, CO, 80202


Read more: David B. Smith: Joel Swanson: Sticks & Stones

Calder: Monumental

Denver Botanic Gardens

April 28 - September 24, 2017

calderAlexander Calder, A Two-Faced Guy, 1969
Sheet metal, bolts, and paint, 84" x 80" x 64"
© 2017 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Denver Botanic Gardens’ exhibition of iconic American artist Alexander Calder’s bold sculptures – Calder: Monumental – is the first outdoor show of Calder’s work in the West and the first solo outdoor exhibition in the U.S. in more than a decade.

Calder devoted much of his later working years to monumental sculpture, many of which were public commissions. Gracing public plazas, landmark atriums and even airport halls, Calder’s works transformed the surrounding space, definitively changing the public’s experience of it. True to his practice, Calder’s monumental works are made of industrial materials and bolted steel plates, and the works exhibited in Calder: Monumental are no exception. In some cases, a mobile structure sways at the top of the sculpture to create a “standing mobile.” In addition to the outdoor sculptures, one indoor mobile in monumental scale is presented in the Boettcher Memorial Center, on loan from the Denver Art Museum. The featured abstract and figurative sculptures span from 1956–1976.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206

Read more: DBG: Calder: Monumental

Play: Works by Pattie Lee Becker

Gates Garden Court Gallery at the Denver Botanic Gardens

August 16 – November 5, 2017

Pattie Lee Becker, The Revelator (detail), ink and colored pencil, 2014

The free-flowing narratives of Pattie Lee Becker’s fiction-myths reside within the vibrant and characteristic color palette of her fine-line drawings and curious soft sculptures. Pattern-rich, highly detailed and playful explorations showcase her process-based dream improvisations.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206


Prism & Paradox

Featuring paintings and sculpture by: Andrew Davis, Hollis+Lana, Hyland Mather, Leon Loucheur, Suchitra Mattai, Project Street Gold


June 23 - September 9, 2017

  • Opening Reception Friday June 23rd 6-9pm
Suchitra Mattai - Motion Sickness - 2017 22" x 30", mixed-media collage

Druther is pleased to announce the gallery grand opening and group exhibition, Prism & Paradox. Druther is a new artist run gallery showing contemporary art and one of a kind designs located in Platte Park. Druther is a natural habitat for art viewing and living. Artist founders Hollis + Lana will design one of kind furniture that directly respond to the curated visual art on display, creating an integrated art and living experience.

2378 South Downing Street
Denver, CO 80210
Thursday - Sunday, 1-6pm and by appointment

Read more: Druther: Prism & Paradox

San Escobar

Gildar Gallery

July 21 - August 26, 2017

  • Featuring: Libby Black, Mindy Bray, Joey Cocciardi, Johnny Defeo, Adam Eddy, Paul Keefe, Ian Miller, Sierra Montoya Barela, Adam Stamp, Sophie Treppendahl
  • Curated by Sophie Lynn Morris
  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 21st from 6-10pm

When we asked curator Sophie Lynn Morris to describe San Escobar, she said: “Art should help humanity. Everything we can imagine is possible, and artists help make our dreams a reality. Art galleries are their own special paradise, because everyone is invited to participate.”

Gildar Gallery
82 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Wed-Sat: 12-6pm or by appointment


Habitat: Kate Breakey and Sharon Feder

Goodwin Fine Art

July 28 - September 9, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 28 6 - 8 pm
Sharon Feder, Next No. 10 , oil and mixed media on panel, 24 x 18 in., 2016

Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5


Bemsha Swing in Denver: a solo exhibition by Yoshitomo Saito

Ironton Gallery (3636 Chestnut Pl. Denver in RiNo)

July 7 - August 18, 2017

  • Public Reception with the artist on first Friday July 7th from 6-10pm
  • Open hours: weekdays from 10am-3pm
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Yoshitomo Saito - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org


This is the very final serious art exhibit at Ironton Gallery before the new owners start to change the building for their distillery business. Many locally unseen pieces are included. Hope you can come take a look at this contemporary bronze sculpture show. Thanks --Yoshitomo Saito

Read more: Ironton: Yoshitomo Saito

Pastel Society of Colorado’s 2017 Mile High National Pastel Exhibition

Littleton Museum (6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton)

July 6 – August 20, 2017

Ani Espriella - Ease On Down the Road - pastel  

Attached for use is a photo (Magic.jpg) with the suggested caption: “The Magic of Books,” a pastel by Paul Birchak (Colorado), will be one of the pastel paintings on display during the Pastel Society of Colorado’s 2017 Mile High National Pastel Exhibition.

The Pastel Society of Colorado’s (PSC) 13th Mile High National Pastel Exhibition will be on display July 6 – August 20, 2017 at the Littleton Museum located at 6028 S. Gallup St., in Littleton. The exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing during regular museum hours and exhibition paintings will be available for purchase.

The Mile High National Pastel Exhibition will feature nearly 100 landscape, portrait, figurative and still life paintings that have been created with soft pastels by artists from 18 states and Spain. Internationally acclaimed painter Tony Allain, who is an elected member of the Pastel Society UK and signature member of the Pastel Society of America, juried and judged the exhibition.

Read more: Littleton Museum: Mile High National Pastel Exhibition

ReDeveloped and Crossover/The Experience

Lone Tree Arts Center

June 23 - September 13, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 23, 6:30-7:30 pm
Left: Doug Kacena, "Blind/Love", 48x48, oil, graphite and spray-paint on canvas
Right: ​Ron Hicks, "Intimate Encounter," 50x40, oil on canvas, painted over by Doug Kacena to become "Redacted Memory."

Crossover features works by nationally renowned, local artists: Quang Ho, Jill Soukup, Ron Hicks, Don Stinson, Robert Spooner, Kevin Weckbach, David Santillanes, Edward Aldrich, Terrie Lombardi, Ed Kucera, Mikael Olson and Jeff Legg.

Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons Street
Lone Tree, CO 80124

Read more: Lone Tree Arts Center: ReDeveloped and Crossover
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