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


thINK fast!: Featuring David Brookton and Chris Hainsworth

Millers & Rossi Contemporary Art Speakeasy ( 3542 Walnut St in Denver)

August 30 - October 15, 2019

  • Artist reception: Friday September 6, 6-9pm
left, David Brookton Ink and Watercolor; right, Chris Hainsworth Ink and Watercolor

We had a plan. But then-disaster! And what happens when there is disaster? David Brookton and Chris Hainsworth thINK fast! for their CRUSH walls exhibition at Miller’s & Rossi Contemporary Art Speakeasy in RiNo.

Two ink and watercolor artists, two opposite styles. Amazingly complimentary in harmonious contrast. Both deal in subject matter of change, one of self and the other of place.

Come see it for yourself!


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

Natura Obscura, an Immersive Arts Experience

Museum of Outdoor Arts

January 11 - April 28 extended through September 29, 2019

  • An immersive arts experience featuring more than 30 Colorado-based artists and creatives
  • Due to popular demand, extended to September 29! Since opening on January 11, more visitors have come to MOA's indoor gallery than in all of 2018
  • A time slot reservation ticket is required to enter. Tickets are still available for purchase online. Weekends sell out quickly, so don't delay in getting your tickets!
Natura Obscura Logo PurpleNatura Obscura begs the question, “What’s your nature?,” inviting the public to step into a self-guided exploration through a surrealist, dreamlike forest that combines art, sculpture, and the latest in virtual, augmented and digital technologies.

MOA and Prismajic designed and produced the installation, collaborating with well-known Colorado artists and 10 intern emerging artists from MOA’s Design and Build education program. Natura Obscura features installations by local artists Chris Bagley, Nicole Banowetz, Tiffany Matheson, Travis Powell, Scott Soffa and Ian Wagner. In addition, Grammy award-winning recording engineer, Mickey Houlihan, along with MOA, produced a custom cloud chamber environment in MOA’s Sound Gallery as part of the immersive experience.

“For more than 35 years, MOA has curated a variety of immersive experiences. Natura Obscura is the most innovative indoor environment MOA has produced to date. We anticipate thousands of people will engage with our space in a unique way over the duration of the installation,” said Cynthia Madden Leitner, MOA president. “We encourage people to wander among the surrealist forest where they will encounter fantastical woodland creatures and hopefully leave with a feeling of inspiration and excitement.”

The exhibition will be open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets will be honored until one hour before the closing time to provide enough time to experience the installation. Tickets range in price from $10 to $20 based on day of the week and time of purchase. To purchase online tickets, please visit http://www.naturaobscura.org. Free SCFD days will take place on the first Tuesday of February, March and April. 

About MOA (Museum of Outdoor Arts)

Founded in 1981, MOA (Museum of Outdoor Arts) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to making the visual and performing arts accessible to everyone by implementing its mission of “Making Art a Part of Everyday Life.” MOA owns and operates Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in collaboration with its tenant AEG Presents and features more than 150 pieces in its outdoor collection. Additionally, MOA is home to art studios and indoor galleries hosting several exhibitions per year, an artist in residence program and its signature education program, Design and Build, an annual opportunity for young artists, students and creative minds to work with professional artists on collaborative art projects. MOA receives partial funding from the City of Englewood, and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) of Arapahoe County. The Museum is located at 1000 Englewood Parkway, Suite 2-230, Englewood, CO 80110. For more information on MOA, visit www.moaonline.org or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram (@OutdoorArts) or Twitter (@OutdoorArts).

About Prismajic

Founded and run by Eric Jaenike and Jennifer Mosquera, Prismajic creates immersive arts experiences that combine physical art installations along with the latest in digital technologies. For more than five years, the company worked in the corporate event market as Artistry Events & Design, building and creating for clients, including Microsoft, The Ritz Carlton and JP Morgan Chase. The same team is leveraging their experience to create cutting-edge art for the public with Natura Obscura. Prismajic is currently seeking partners and supporters for a large immersive space of their own. Learn more at www.prismajic.com.

Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway
Englewood, CO 80110
Tue-Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


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



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)
hjHeidi Jung

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



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


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.


Atelier Durst: Hand-Built Clay Invitational

Niza Knoll Gallery

July 19 - September 21, 2019

  • Exhibiting artists: Joyce Anttila, Peter Durst, Nancy Enyart, Trish Gans, Niza Knoll, Amy Laugesen, Julia Mulligan, Gulnar Rawji, Holley Sanford, Mark Stokesbury, Carol Warzel
Peter Durst - Clay and GlazesPeter Durst - Clay and Glazes

Upon entering the studio and gallery of Peter Durst, the creative energy is palpable. Visitors are greeted with a collection of his large, architectural, hand-built clay pieces that delightfully fill the gallery area, boasting strength and whimsey. Resident ceramicists and students are hard at work in the back, clearly enjoying each other’s company, with peals of laughter and chatter echoing throughout the space. As an artist who has studied under Durst for several years, Niza Knoll decided to bring some of the infectious energy he has created into her own Gallery. Niza Knoll Gallery will showcase hand-built clay works by fellow students, and by Durst himself, in a new exhibit entitled “Atelier Durst”

The simple definition of the French word Atelier is: “an artist's or designer's studio or workroom” The atelier tradition, however, is a practice that reaches back to Renaissance Italy in which a master artist opens his studio to a select group of dedicated students, assistants and apprentices who would work together producing pieces of fine art released under the master's name or supervision. The practice waned in popularity the 19th century, as the art academy became a preferred method to train burgeoning artists, but remains today in a modern form, as a way to pass down artistic knowledge. The term and tradition remain common in the fashion industry.

Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


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


José Sierra: New Ceramic Work

Plinth Gallery

August 2 - September 28, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 2 from 6pm to 9pm
José Sierra " cup form'" stoneware, ceramic pigment approx. 5" x 5" x 4.5" 2019

Our exhibition for August and September features new ceramic work by Venezuelan born artist José Sierra. Sierra was introduced to ceramics at the University of the Andes in Mérida, Venezuela, where he learned the basic skills of ceramics. In 1996, José began working professionally as a sculptor in Mérida. In 2000, José moved to Iowa where he worked as an artist making sculpture and useable ceramics. He currently resides in New Mexico where he maintains a studio practice.

Sierra's ceramic work is influenced by his past as well as his present surroundings. Images and memories of the Andean region of Venezuela, the textures and colors of the Andes and Catalinas mountains, pre-Columbian art and architecture are all important parts of his visual vocabulary. Working with altered wheel thrown porcelain and stoneware, his fluid forms are a canvass for brightly colored decoration and geometric pattern, his response to landscape and architecture. He also credits pre-Hispanic art and architecture and contemporary artists Jesús Soto, Alejandro Otero, Carlos Cruz Diez and Gego as influences on his work.

Jonathan Kaplan, Plinth Gallery curator, notes that "Sierra's use of intense color, geometry, and softly shaped forms are innovative and exciting. While his work is quite contemporary, a sense of historical reference is both subtle and dramatic. I am extremely honored to exhibit his new work at the gallery."

José Sierra was born in Mérida, Venezuela in 1975. While José is a self-taught artist, he was introduced to ceramics at the University of the Andes in Mérida, Venezuela from 1993-1996, where he learned the basic skills of mixing clay, glazes, as well as wheel throwing. In 1996, José began working professionally as an artist in Mérida, Venezuela, doing sculpture. In 2000, José moved to Iowa where he dedicated himself to both sculpture and pottery. José currently resides in New Mexico where he is a studio potter.

Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, noon to 5pm and by appointment.

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216


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!


Was It Worth It: RedLine's 6th Annual Juried Exhibition


August 10 - September 8, 2019

  • Public Reception: August 10 from 6 - 9pm
  • Juried by Ivar Ziele
Heather Schulte
Participating Artists: Alexandra Basford, Brenda Biondo, Sarah Bowling, Karen Breunig, Bug, Jessica Cannon, Niri Cath, Christian Cumber, Rodney Durso, Ross Everett, Mark Farrell, Jarvis Fosdick, Brian Fouhy, Lili Francuz, Camila Galofre, Lindsay Garcia, Monica Goldsmith, Jeremy Grant, Jay Hollick, Ronald Knepper, Cindy Konits, William Krieg, William Laemmel, Trevor Leach, Ryan Lewis, William Lewis, Joshua Littlefield, James Long, Max Maddox, Don Manderson, Cherish Marquez, Addie Kae Mingilton, John Morrison, Aaron Mulligan, David Namaksy, Selena Nawrocki, Catherine Nelson, Christy, Nelson, Duncan Parks, Caroline Peters, Victor Proulx, Jabari Reed-Diop, Paul Rodgers, Suzy Savoy, Heather Schulte, Elspeth Schulze, Stephen Shugart, Bill Sieber, Brady Smith, Alexander Stark, Emilie Trice, Austin Turley, Devin Urioste, Joshua Ware, Jen Watson

Summer Camp

Featuring: Sarah Bowling, Jillian FitzMaurice, Caleb Hahne, Adam Milner, George P. Perez, Ben Siekierski

Rule Gallery

August 16 - September 14, 2019

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 16 from 6-9pm
SB Softer Than You
Sarah Bowling, Softer Than You, 2019, vinyl, air, cinderblock, beach balls, thread, 42 x 30 x 26 inches

RULE Gallery is pleased to present Summer Camp, a group exhibition featuring Sarah Bowling, Jillian FitzMaurice, Caleb Hahne, Adam Milner, George P. Perez and Ben Siekierski.

Rule Gallery’s new group exhibition Summer Camp is a deep dive into that titular rite-of-passage so ingrained in the collective American psyche. Whether a mediated or direct experience, ‘camp’ evokes the gamut of coming-of-age emotional and experiential states. Each artist has a unique relationship with presence and absence of camps in their childhood and their effects on social behaviors. The artworks intend to conjure up associations as protean as camp programming itself; and moreover, each of the participating artists makes use of varying elements of nostalgia, play and the idyll as catalysts for invoking the enduring images and narratives of youth, examining themes of longing, separation anxiety, self-discovery, personal growth and independence Much like a conventional Summer Camp, the exhibition reunites a group of artists who have connected at different points over the years and alludes to the joyous celebration of being reunited with a set of friends that you may only see once a year.

RULE Gallery
808 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO
Tue - Fri from 12-6p; Sat from 12-5p; by appointment: 303.800.6776


Read more: Rule: Summer Camp

Tripper Dungan: Smallest Giant in the World

Sally Centigrade Gallery

August 1 - October 5 2019

  • Opening Reception: Thursday August 1st from 5-9:30pm
  • Solo Show & Installation, includes "THE BEAST" A Man Sized Claw!!!!
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Carnivals, sideshows, trained dog acts, roadside attractions, and novelty hucksters have always caught my attention. Of course they do. That’s the only reason they still exist. It’s part of their survival mechanism. They grab my attention for another reason though. The invitation they give is not just to look, it’s to imagine, almost to be tricked, but you’re also invited to belong in their reality for the moment. You know it’s a joke, and a piece of theatre, an intentionally transparent slight of hand. In fact the curtain is left open enough that you can see the “wizard” pulling the levers if you wish. The deal is, don’t be afraid to be a fool. Don’t forget the fool is the risk taker, the trend setters. Laugh at me, laugh at my work, laugh at yourself and enjoy yourself. The Shortest Giant in the world has the corners of his lips turned up. What are you waiting for? Snap the picture. No one will believe you if you don’t.

Sally Centigrade Gallery
445 S. Saulsbury St.Unit E
Lakewood, CO 80226



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


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


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


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.


James C. Jones and Cyncie Winter: Portals

SYNC Gallery

August 15 - September 14, 2019

  • First Friday Art Walk: September 6th from 6-9pm
 James C. Jones - "Heart Portal”; Digital print & mixed media on wood, 24" x 48”

James C. Jones and Cyncie Winter—established artists and long-time members of SYNC Gallery—join together in this exciting exploration of what it means to contemplate entering through Portals as an opportunity to experience reverence and gratitude, connection and possibility, belonging to the Universe, and empowerment of our individual paths of heart.

James C, Jones imagines a world where humanity exists as the living earth. Each subject rests solemnly in reverence to the portals of natural energy contained within the powerful conscious thought of mankind.

The artist’s choice of medium and style - overlaying digital prints on unique patterns of painted wood-grain, and then recasting humanity as objects in nature - amplifies a presence within himself that recognizes a universal community and power from which all life is born. His unique integration of digital printing and painting, combined with the raw material of paper, reconciles the disconnected relationship of humanity with nature, replacing it with the idea that we can harmonize with our environment despite feeling disconnected from it.

James’ acknowledgement of the relationship of humanity to the Universe is where spirituality, art, and living intersect for the artist. At this creative portal, he has found the empowerment to carve out a unique path, and it is through his art that the artist hopes to communicate liberation of the mind, from the trappings of materialism.

Cyncie Winter - “Be Infinitesimal”; Acrylic on canvas, 36” x 45”

In her most recent series, Cyncie Winter paints about Possibility. Portals. Doorways. Openings. Windows to the World. Through her paintings, she explores the theme of what it is like to find ourselves standing at an entryway at any given time in our lives, realizing we can either accept the invitation to go into and through them, or not. If we can summon up the courage to enter through these portals, there is the potential for a rich world waiting for us.

Cyncie works with a process that is intuitive, intentional, gestural, and expressive. Using multiple washes and layers of liquid acrylic paint, she explores what it means to invite in fluidity and resilience to both creativity and to life itself. The shapes and symbols and colors that emerge from this complex process can provide symbolic teachings for what it means to walk through a portal.

In this way, she considers herself to be a co-creater, working in partnership with the painting, asking powerful questions about Possibility. She has found that if she listens closely enough for the answers, the paintings will show her the way, into and through these doorways of Wonder.

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



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


Cody Kuehl and Claudia Roulier: Bad Lands

Valkarie Gallery

August 21 - September 15, 2019

  • Artist Talk: Friday, September 6, 6:30pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: Friday, September 6, 5 - 9pm
A post-apocalyptic landscape where darkness and unease dominate a place with no rules. Where up is down and down is nowhere to be found. A world built on the mysterious and the curious. Where nobody is innocent. Welcome to the Bad Lands 

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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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


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