Inspirations: Creating Mosaic Art

68 artworks by 18 members of Colorado Mosaic Artists

Highlands Ranch Library

January 13 - February 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday January 13th from 2:30-4:30pmCMA
Highlands Ranch Library, 2nd Floor
9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

 

Bring Your Own Buddy Show

Kanon Collective

January 2018

  • Artists' Reception: Third Friday, January 19, 5-9:00 pm
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Please join us for our BYOB Show, where our member artists have invited another local artist to show with them. This year's invited artists include: Anna Cash Mitchell, Dane Colfax Stephenson, Katie Hoffman, Jason Allen, Kim Anderson, Sharon Nicol, and Markham Maes.

As always, we will also have new work by our member artists, as well as jewelry, prints, and other affordable gifts in our back room boutique.

Kanon Collective is an artist-owned and operated gallery located in the heart of Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe, featuring the work of a dynamic group of local artists.

Kanon Collective
766 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
http://KanonArt.com

 

The Fence: an 850 foot-long Outdoor Photography Exhibition

The former Market St. Station (1600 Market St, Denver)

Novemeber 7, 2017 - January 31 2018

  • Launch Party and Walking Tours: Thursday November 9 from 4 - 6 pm (Walking Tours at 4:15 and 5 pm)
  • Walking tours meet at Lucky Pie Pizza and Taphouse, 1610 16th St
  • Sponsored by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center
  • More Info: http://www.cpacphoto.org/fence
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United Photo Industries, a New York-based organization dedicated to increasing access to the art of photography, is pleased to bring THE FENCE to Denver November 9 – January 2018 in partnership with the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC), LoDo District, Inc. and Continuum Partners, LLC. A jury of 70 leading photography and art professionals has selected work by 41 photographers from around the world, which UPI has installed along an 850-foot banner that will start at 1600 Market Street, formerly Market Street Station and site of Continuum Partners’ Market Station project, and wrap around the full city block.

 

Saber Acomodar: Art and Workshops of Jalisco 1915

MCA Denver

September 13, 2017 - January 21, 2018

  • In conjunction with Denver's Biennial of the Americas 2017
  • Opening Reception: Wednesday September 13th at 6pm; Click Here for opening reception ticket information ($25/$20 members)

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Jorge Pardo, Untitled, 2014
Hand-painted ceramic light fixtures, dimensions variable; Image courtesy the artist

Artists: Daniela Aguilar, Jorge Méndez Blake, Jose Dávila, Claudia Fernández, Christian Franco, Mathias Goeritz, Fernando González Gortázar, Cynthia Gutiérrez, Daniel Guzmán, JIS, Juan Kraeppellin, Gonzalo Lebrija, Rubén Méndez, Fernando Palomar, Jorge Pardo, Carlos Ranc, Chucho Reyes, Eduardo Sarabia, Juan Soriano, Luis Miguel Suro, Taller Ditoria, Eduardo Terrazas, Mario García Torres, Francisco Ugarte, Workshop of Timoteo Panduro.

An investigation of the work carried out in studios and artisanal workshops in Jalisco, Mexico over the last hundred years. Comprised of work by 25 artists, the exhibition explores the integration of contemporary ideas with traditional techniques, while building upon MCA Denver’s history of working with artists from Mexico, specifically the Jalisco area

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7554
http://mcadenver.org

 

Lumonics Mind Spa: Stretching the Body, Mind and Spirit

McNichols Civic Center Building (First Floor)

January 13 - May 27, 2018

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The Lumonics Mind Spa is a site-specific art installation by Dorothy Tanner created for the McNichols Civic Center Building first floor community exhibition space. It features light sculptures by Dorothy and the late Mel Tanner, and music and video by Dorothy Tanner and Marc Billard.

Dorothy’s intention for this meditative environment is for everyone to experience new ways to stretch the body, expand the mind, and achieve greater spiritual awareness.

Exhibition Viewing Times:
  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Access to art exhibitions may be restricted due to private events. Please call 720-865-5570 ahead for availability or to make an appointment
Previous exhibits of Tanner light sculptures include Union Station, Denver International Airport, and the Lakewood Cultural Center. In 2017, the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) presented, Then & Now: A Retrospective of Light-Based Sculpture by Dorothy & Mel Tanner. MOA produced a documentary about the Tanners and the Lumonics art form.

McNichols Civic Center Building
144 West Colfax (corner of West Colfax and Bannock)
Denver, CO 80202
720.865.4220
http://mcnicholsbuilding.com

 

New Regionalisms: Contemporary Art in the Western States

McNichols Civic Center Building

Boettcher Cultural Pavilion, 2nd Floor

January 13 - April 8, 2018

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Lui Ferreyra, Coincidentia Oppositorum 4, oil on canvas, 48" x 72"

From the group of artists represented by Denver's William Havu Gallery, art critic Michael Paglia has selected a group of contemporary artists active in Colorado and other Western states. The artists chosen for inclusion in New Regionalisms work in a wide array of stylistic modes. Interestingly, many of these artists, not only those who are interested in representation, but also those who work abstractly, typically infuse their pieces with what could be called Western content, if only because they are, by definition, Western artists living in the region. Selected artists hail from Colorado, but also from other Western states including New Mexico, Wyoming, Arizona and Texas. Considering the Western core of New Regionalisms, there are the expected contemporary takes on the landscape, the main current of art in the West for more than a century, as well as abstract work that ranges from expressionist to hard-edged, likewise trading in Western themes.

Exhibition Viewing Times:
  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Access to art exhibitions may be restricted due to private events
  • Please call 720-865-5570 ahead for availability or to make an appointment
McNichols Civic Center Building
144 W. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80202

 

Intersecting Formations: Twelve Collaborations

Museum of Outdoor Arts Indoor Gallery (Englewood CO)

January 19 - March 30, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 19th from 6-9pm
moaIntersecting Formations is a result of Craig Marshall Smith's artist residency at the MOA studio in the fall of 2017. Smith teamed individually with ten artists to produce artworks for this exhibition. Collaborating artists include: Amy Metier, Daniel House Kelly, Deborah Jang, Greg Watts, Gretchen Goetz, James Robie, Jennifer Meyerrose, John McEnroe, Mark Friday, and Sharon Feder.

Collaborating artists include Smith's contemporaries, friends, former students, and mentors. This exhibit is one of Smith's final projects as he scales back his visual art career to focus on writing.

"This exhibition is quite unique in that each artwork is a direct response or shared experience with Craig Marshall Smith's paintings," said MOA CEO, Cynthia Madden Leitner. "We are delighted to be able to support one of Craig Marshall Smith's final visual art endeavors as he shifts his focus to writing."

In addition to the collaborative works, Smith created diptychs as tribute to late artists Richard Diebenkorn and Jan Stüssy by combining their techniques and his. Smith studied with both artists in his time as a student at UCLA.

Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway
Englewood, CO 80110
303.806.0444
Tue-Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
http://www.moaonline.org

 

Sculpture on the Green

Fiddler's Green Circle in Greenwood Village

May 2017 - April 2018

  • Brought to you by the Museum of Outdoor Arts
  • Participating artists include Patricia Aaron, Virginia Folkestad, Erick C. Johnson and Dmitri Obergfell
  • Artist reception at The Green at Palazzo Verdi: Thursday June 29th from 4-6:30pm (6363 S. Fiddler's Green Circle)
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MOA presents Sculpture on the Green, an exhibition featuring the work of four Colorado artists. Artworks are placed around Fiddler’s Green Circle and will remain on exhibit from May 2017 through April 2018. The exhibition was assembled in collaboration with John Madden Company and MOA’s Design and Build Public Art Education Program.

An artist reception will be held on The Green at Palazzo Verdi on June 29th from 4-6:30pm. This will include music, pop-up art, drinks, and a food truck. Self-guided walking tours will be available and artists will be present.

 

Las (H)adas

Featuring Judy Miranda, Ana María Hernando, Jessica Luna, Arlette Lucero, and Meggan De Anza

Museo de las Americas

October 12, 2017 - January 14, 2018

  • Opening reception: Thursday, October 12 from 6 - 9 pm
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Museo de las Americas announces our fall exhibition, Las (H)adas, featuring site-specific installations by five Colorado Latina artists: Judy Miranda, Ana María Hernando, Jessica Luna, Arlette Lucero, and Meggan De Anza.

Las (H)adas explores cultural connections linked to the idea of identity and bicultural influences. Exploring this process unveils for us how far our postcolonial, consumerized mind has distanced itself from our humanity: sacred, magical, and divine.

In Spanish, las hadas means the fairies, but ‘adas’ is a suffix which signifies gender in an action verb. The title of the exhibit has two meanings. The artists featured are local fairy godmothers of Latino art and culture, but they are also ____-adas.

Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.571.4401

http://museo.org

 

Fieldworks: Creative Research by Faculty of the School of Art & Art History

Vicki Myhren Gallery on the University of Denver campus

January 11 - February 18, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday January 11th from 5-8pm
  • Featuring work by: Jennifer Ghormley, Sarah Gjertson, Scott Montgomery, Brandon Siscoe, Kristin Stransky, Megan Ulrich, Kari Varner, Timothy Weaver
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Brandon Siscoe, untitled (detail) First pressing of Antonin Artaud’s The Theatre and Its Double 1938, wine glass 2016

The everyday reality of art making is overlooked. Works exhibited in museums and galleries are only final products of exhaustive research. Art genesis occurs only through prolonged periods of intense investigation and experimentation. Ideas are unfolded, methodologies questioned as artists expand their practices.

This exhibition offers a candid view of the art-making process with a special focus on research, revision, successes, and failures. Eight artists allow us a candid glimpse of their unique modus operandi. Visitors can expect to see new and old works, projects in progress, and process materials.

The Vicki Myhren Gallery is the main exhibition venue at the University of Denver School of Art & Art History (SAAH). It is integral to the educational mission of the school and provides an opportunity for students to experience exhibitions and interdisciplinary programs exploring the visual arts. Exhibitions, free and open to the public, feature work by artists from SAAH as well as regionally, nationally and internationally known artists.

University of Denver
2199 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208
Tuesday-Sunday 12-5 | Thursday 12-7 | Closed Mondays
http://du.edu/vmgallery

 

Occupied Space: Sculpture by Sean O'Meallie

Set For Life: Embroidery by Rob Watt

O'Sullivan Art Gallery at Regis University

January 16 - February 16, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 25, 4:30 - 8 pm
  • Gallery Talk by the Artists: Thursday, February 8, 7 pm
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O'Sullivan Art Gallery
Regis University's Northwest Denver Campus
3333 Regis Boulevard (aka 50th Avenue)
Denver, CO 80221
Tue/Wed/Fri: 10am-4pm; Thu: 2pm-8pm
http://www.regis.edu

 

Sarah Fukami: Across the Ocean, Over the Wall

PlatteForum

December 14, 2017 - January 27, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, December 14 from 6-8pm
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photo plate lithography, screen printing and laser-cutting on paper

PlatteForum is thrilled to present a new exhibition by Sarah Fukami and PlatteForum’s own ArtLab high school interns, “Across the Ocean, Over the Wall,” which seeks to elaborate on one of the most prevalent topics in America today: immigration. The exhibition will be the culmination of her eight weeks of workshops with PlatteForum’s ArtLab high school interns, utilizing the multiple and collected personal effects, the multimedia sculptural installation, becomes a representation of, and an ode to people in the US who are immigrants or descendants of immigrants.

PlatteForum
2400 Curtis St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
Tue-Sat: Noon - 6:00 PM

303.893.0791
http://www.platteforum.org

 

Read more: PlatteForum: Sarah Fukami

Time and Place: Selections from the Jonathan Kaplan Collection of Contemporary Ceramics

Plinth Gallery

January 5 - 27, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Frist Friday January 5th 6-9pm
  • Please note that the gallery will be closed from January 12-21st, and will reopen on Thursday January 25th
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Robert Carlson (USA 1950-2002) platter 24" dia raku, cold finishes

Plinth Gallery Curator Jonathan Kaplan has been an avid collector of ceramics for over 40 years. In his collection are works by potters and ceramic artists, some who are still active in the field while sadly, others who have passed away. Many of these artists were involved in the wholesale and retail marketplaces that began with an early regional retail craft event in Stowe Vermont in 1966. This craft fair became a major marketplace for American crafts and in 1973, moved to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck New York to became known as the American Crafts Council Rhinebeck Craft Fair. American Craft Enterprises, a division of the American Crafts Council became the promoter. In short time, other major wholesale and retail events under their direction became venues for craftspeople to exhibit their work and build their business through sales to stores and galleries as well as the public. The Baltimore Winter Market of American Crafts, debuted in 1976 and became their signature event and is still an ongoing yearly marketplace.

As a potter, Jonathan was a participant in these events and the works in his collection were acquired through purchases and trades with other ceramic artists. These pieces also present a visual history of a time and a place in the history of American Ceramics.

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216
303.295.0717
http://plinthgallery.com

 

Sophie Clements: Attempting to Delay the Inevitable

Philip J. Steele Gallery at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

January 16 – February 16, 2018

  • "Collapsing Time" Lecture with Sophie Clements: Tuesday, January 16 at 6:30pm (Reception for the exhibition follows the lecture)
  • Lecture Event and Exhibition are Free and Open to the Public
VASDClementsClements, whose work occupies a space between filmmaking, sculpture, and sound, will present a lecture, Attempting to Delay the Inevitable, as part of the Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer (VASD) Program’s Collapsing Time Lecture Series. In conjunction with the event, Clements will have an exhibition in Philip J. Steele Gallery on the RMCAD campus with an opening reception following the lecture. 

Clements combines the science of image capture with the poetics of motion and the seduction of the impossible to create objects from a single moment in time. Pairing meticulous and rigorous filming techniques with the inherent chaotic nature of her chosen materials, Clements produces temporal sculptures that explore the futility of the human tendency to attempt to prevent or delay moments of change or disintegration. In her presentation, Clements will share excerpts of her current body of work, and shed light on the complex and exciting process of making these works.

The lecture will take place at the Mary Harris Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Attendees are encouraged to register at http://www.rmcad.edu/vasd-lecture/sophie-clements prior to the event.

An opening reception for Clements’ Philip J. Steele Gallery exhibition will take place immediately following her lecture. The immersive video installation will display Clements’ temporal sculptures, which include mesmerizing plumes of pyrotechnic smoke and cement dust clouds. Visitors can see the exhibition during gallery hours, Monday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through February 16.

Currently based in London, Clements’ solo works have been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, including the Barbican Centre and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Dolby Headquarters in San Francisco, the Seoul Museum of Art in South Korea, and The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo. Clements’ interdisciplinary work with music includes a three-channel film piece with composer J. Peter Schwalm for the contemporary music ensemble Icebreaker. She also collaborated with electronic composer Scanner and video artist Tal Rosner on a video piece for Thomas Ades' arrangement of Nancarrow's studies 6 and 7, and continues to collaborate on live performances with Schwalm. Clements teaches and acts as artistic director at multiple arts and music universities and colleges in London.

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
1600 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214
800.888.ARTS
http://rmcad.edu

 

Concurrent Solo Exhibitions:

Tom Judd: Disruption

Jerry Kunkel: RECON TEXT

Terry Maker: Point Blank

Jim Sanborn: Meridian

Edie Winograde: Place and Time: Reenactment Pageant

Robischon Gallery

January 11 – March 3, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, January 11th from 6–8pm
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Terry Maker - Without End - mixed media

Robischon Gallery is pleased to present a multi-part, thought-provoking series featuring five solo exhibitions by artists Tom Judd (PA), Jerry Kunkel (CO/KS), Terry Maker (CO), Jim Sanborn, (D.C.) and Edie Winograde (CO). With a pointed, yet humorous mix of imagery intended to spotlight a range of historical and modern-day cultural controversies, the five distinctive artists on view stir the dialogue in the current American political scene. Painters, Tom Judd’s Disruption and Jerry Kunkel’s RECON TEXT, alongside sculptors Terry Maker’s Point Blank and Jim Sanborn’s Meridian, in addition to photographer Edie Winograde’s Place and Time: Reenactment Pageant, offer their unique works as cleverly provocative visual puzzles for the viewer. With imagination and wide-ranging subject matter – from the American founding fathers and Manifest Destiny to the overt contradictions and clash of cultures, both historic and pop, to the hot button topics of the day such as gun control and the environment – the large and small-scale paintings, sculptures and photography presented, as well as specific installation works, invite investigation in unexpected and thoroughly engaging ways.

Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7788
Tue-Fri: 11am-6pm; Sat: 12-5pm
http://www.robischongallery.com

 

Wilma Fiori: Works on Paper

Rule Gallery

Januar 19 - March 3, 2018

  • Public Reception: Friday, January 19 from 6-9pm
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Untitled, detail, 2001, oil on paper, 19 x 18 inches (30 x 22.5 inch paper)

RULE Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by long time Denver artist Wilma Fiori.

Wilma Fiori’s practice evolved, like many artists’, from a classical education in representational art to one focused primarily on abstraction. Influenced both by primitive art and the modern abstract and minimalist movements, Fiori studied for decades under Denver luminary Dale Chisman. Works on Paper focuses on the later part of Fiori’s career after her command of color, shape and texture had matured. In one highlighted series, Fiori plays with layered abstractions where singular fields of color act as boundaries containing abstract studies. The paintings contain strong gestural lines and shapes that call to mind her mentor Chisman. In another series the artist forgoes paint entirely, pressing metal foil leaf squares and rectangles into paper creating architectural experiments in form whose reductive simplicity belie their depth. Fiori has taken a Zen-like journey evolving into a minimalist artist using color and texture as subjects and employing the elements of art in their purest form.

Wilma Fiori (b. 1929) received her BFA from Loretto Heights College in Denver, CO. She initially worked as a representational artist, but was drawn to anthropology by the abstraction of primitive art. In the early l980’s she volunteered as a curatorial assistant to Richard Conn in the Native Arts Department of the Denver Art Museum. Fiori studied under Dale Chisman at the Art Student’s League of Denver from 1987 until 2007 and additionally studied with Bill Joseph, Quang Ho, Jerry de la Cruz, Jeffrey Keith and Mark Lunning. She has exhibited her artwork for over 30 years in Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, and New York. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Denver, Regis University, Denver and numerous business and private collections.

Rule Gallery
530 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.800.6776
http://www.rulegallery.com

 

Reconfigured II

Featuring new work by William Stoehr, Michael Gadlin and Jason Lee Gimbel

Space Gallery

January 18 - February 24, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday January 18th from 5-8pm
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Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
720.904.1088
http://www.spacegallery.org

 

The Best Of 2017

Space Gallery

December 15, 2017 - January 13, 2018

  • Artists Reception & Holiday Party: Thursday, December 21st 5-8pm
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Patricia Aaron - Rare Bird

Featuring:

Patricia Aaron | Monica Aiello | Tyler Aiello | Robin Ault
Steven Baris | Heather Bentz | Paul Brokering | Judy Campbell
Taiko Chandler | Diane Cionni | Rimas Ciurlionis | Jodie Cooper
Leopoldo Cuspinera | Haze Diedrich | Madeleine Dodge | Tony Ellis
Jane Guthridge | Howard Hersh | Monroe Hodder | Pat Isaacs
Jeff Juhlin | John Matlack | Yianni Mellios | Skyler Mcgee
Lewis Mcinnis | Ian Mclaughlin | Jean-Pierre Morin | Conor O'Donnel
Regula Onstad | Karen Scharer | Steve Shachtman | Bill Snider
William Stoehr | Jeff Wenzel | John Wood | Charles Wooldridge

Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
720.904.1088
http://www.spacegallery.org

 

The New Underground

Spark Gallery

January 11 - February 4, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday January 12 from 6-9pm
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Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
720.889.2200
Thu-Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
First Friday and Openings 6:00 to 9:00 PM
http://www.sparkgallery.com

 

Ian Spencer and Collin Jones: Light Forms

Spectra Art Space

January 19 - February 6, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 19th 7pm-12am
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Spectra Art Space
1836 S. Broadway
Denver,Co. 80210

 

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