Fabricating Nature

Featuring: Katie Caron, Judy Gardner, Margaret Haydon, Sharon Meriash, Regan Rosburg, Naomi Scheck

William Havu Gallery

June 23 - August 5, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday June 23rd from 6-9pm
  • On the mezzanine: Sushe Felix & Tracy Felix
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Regan Rosburg, Vanitas V, oil paint, mylar, silk, paper wasp nest, lizard, wolf spider, bones, squirrel skull in resin, 31" x 29" x 5"

William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204
303.893.2360
http://williamhavugallery.com

 

Tom Sarmo: The Endless Stage

Helikon Gallery

June 14 - July 22, 2017

  • First Friday Reception is July 7, 2017 from 6-10 pm
  • Presented in conjunction with A Modern Baroque
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"From the mind of Tom Sarmo comes The Endless Stage, a solo exhibit of character-driven artwork created over the last three years which straddles the boundaries of illustration and fine art, history and modernity, humor and introspection."

Helikon Gallery
3675 Wyncoop St
Denver, CO 80216
Tue-Fri: 10-4pm; Sat: 12-5pm; First Fridays: 6-10pm
http://www.HelikonGallery.com

 

ReDeveloped and Crossover/The Experience

Lone Tree Arts Center

June 23 - September 13, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 23, 6:30-7:30 pm
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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
http://www.lonetreeartscenter.org   


Read more: Lone Tree Arts Center: ReDeveloped and Crossover

Inclusion: Diverse Voices of the Modern West (Third Floor)

Diversity in the Wild West: Buffalo Bill Posters (Second Floor)

McNichols Civic Center Building

June 30 - August 27, 2017

  • Opening Event: "McNichols Project: The Wild West Project"
  • Friday June 30th at 7:30pm; tickets are $30 at http://McNicholsProject.com
  • Exhibition Hours: Saturdays/Sundays from 10am-3pm
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2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s death in Denver. In honor of this centenary, Denver Arts & Venues highlights the diversity in his Wild West shows by borrowing from the poster collection of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave in Golden.

In Inclusion: Diverse Voices of the Modern West, Denver artist Rochelle Johnson has brought together a group of Colorado artists to explore themes of complex connections of racial identity through artistic expression. Underrepresented in the mainstream art scene, the diversity of these artists shows what true inclusion can look like.

Artists included in the exhibition are Sean Gray, Dawn Williams Boyd, Kaz Umezono, Jenna Almond Williams, Josh Armijo, Yee Tseng, Deborah Jang, Joel Cook, Allister Bane, Sylvia Montero, Tony Ortega, Ron Hicks, Michael Gadlin, Karen Divine, James Dixon, Ella Maria Ray, and Andrea T. Kemp

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

 

Read more: McNichols: Inclusion and Diversity

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.

 

Unerased Journeys: A Survey of Works By Darryl Pottorf

Museum of Outdoor Arts

April 8 - July 15, 2017

  • Opening reception: Saturday April 8th from 6-9pm
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On April 8th MOA will premiere "Unerased Journeys: A Survey of Works by Darryl Pottorf"-one of America's preeminent contemporary artists with international acclaim. The survey opens April 8 with an artist's reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at MOA's indoor galleries in Englewood Civic Center. Free and open to the public, the opening includes hors d'oeuvres, libations, and live music performed by pianist Hank Troy. "Unerased Journeys" will be on display through July 15, 2017.

The survey will showcase approximately 50 works, including Pottorf's signature large-scale paintings that document the present with truth and humor and inspiration gleaned from sources as far ranging as ancient Etruscans.

Pottorf worked as a studio assistant for Robert Rauschenberg and later collaborated with him. They traveled internationally and exotically, including trips to China and Africa, to Russia where they met with Gorbachev, and to Cuba, where they stayed at Fidel Castro's beach house. They were in Berlin when the wall came down. They enjoyed the hospitality of Malaysian headhunters, spent a week with the Dalai Lama, and mingled with a cross-section of luminaries including Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor, Muhammad Ali, Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Hutton, Lily Tomlin and Sharon Stone.

"Unerased Journeys" evokes a visual journal of outtakes of the varied and exciting life experiences of Darryl Pottorf," said MOA founder and CEO Cynthia Madden Leitner. "These pieces, combined with the new works, provide a resurgence in his life as an artist of a proportion not experienced since Robert Rauschenberg passed away nine years ago. This exhibit opening at MOA will be a launching pad for an upcoming tour of Darryl's work."

While his 32-year relationship with Rauschenberg provided a primary influence for Pottorf, the artist's other major influence was Europe. As a teenager, Pottorf traveled to the continent as soon as he was able to save enough money. He studied and worked in Florence, Italy, where he became a Renaissance man in the truest sense of the phrase. Pottorf's oeuvre amalgamates his disciplines: photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, architecture, theater, dance, and writing.

The exhibition marks a crossroads in the artist's illustrious career. Having sold his Florida home and studio, he is designing new living and working quarters. The show provides an impetus to this extraordinary artist to press on, and to create new works in his new studio.

"Life changes things," said Pottorf. "Things get erased, so you go back and unerase them to understand."

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

 

Penitents: World End Rituals of Faith

Museo de las Americas

June 22 - September 16, 2017

  • Opening reception: Thursday, June 22 from 6 - 9 pm
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“Penitents: World End Rituals of Faith” will include the illuminating photographic
portfolio of Guy Veloso as part of the 2017 Biennial of the Americas

Guy Veloso’s images capture a moment in time where faith, consciousness, and cuerpo become one through ritual. The photographic documentation of the rituals disrupts our contemporary urban reality, summoning another more ancient reality to action, at the world’s end. As we experience Veloso’s reality, we become penitents albeit from different hemispheres. - Maruca Salazar, Curator

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

http://museo.org

 

Read more: Museo: Guy Veloso

Emily Hollis: To Drift

Neet Gallery

June 23 - August 18, 2017

  • Artist reception: Friday June 23rd from 6-10pm
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Emily Hollis - Rhine, 2017 - Watermedia & pencil - 8.5”x6”

Emily Hollis is a Denver fine artist and graduate of the BFA Painting program at Metropolitan State University. Emily’s work explores the artists role as interpreter and concepts perpetuated by Guy Debord. The exhibition, To Drift, features watercolor and multimedia works that reflect Emily’s interest in allowing paint to create paths and dictate, to some degree, her response to the media. Additionally, Hollis has multiple botanical works that inspired her foray into exploring mark making.

TJ Raygun, owner of Neet, chose Emily’s work because it furthers his vision for Neet to be a space that is welcoming by showing work that is affordable and accessible.

Neet
4903 Lowell Blvd
Denver, 80221
Thursday - Saturday, 10am to 6pm
http://www.neet.gallery

 

Adrienne DeLoe: a little bit of pretty

Current Climate: A Next Member Show Exploring Environmental Issues

Next Gallery

June 30 - July 16, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday June 30th from 5-10pm
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Fear, exhaustion, anxiety and outrage are words that come to mind as I think of my ongoing emotions over the last several months. As I started creating for this body of work, I had a deep sense that I needed to create something beautiful to counteract all of the negativity I am feeling. It is always my intention to bring awareness to issues surrounding our environment and with this body of work, I wanted to show my deep appreciation for the things that are, indeed beautiful in this world. I needed a break, an escape from the disturbing realities that are currently facing our country and the world. Please join me in enjoying this brief moment of reprieve.

In an effort to support the environment, most of the materials used in this body of work are from nature or re-purposed thrift store finds.

NEXT Gallery
6851 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80214
303.433.4933
Fri: 5-10pm; Sat/Sun 12-5pm
http://nextartgallerydenver.com

 

Fired: Ceramic art juried exhibit

Niza Knoll Gallery

June 16 – July 29, 2017

  • Juror: Peter Durst
  • Opening and Artist Reception: Third Friday, June 16 from 5-8pm
  • 
The Art of Brunch Art Walk: Sunday, June 25, 11am-4pm
  • 
First Friday Art Walk: Friday, July 7, 4-9pm

  • Third Friday Collectors Night: Friday, July 21, 4-8pm
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Hand-built ceramic art is created with clay using hands and other tools rather than a pottery wheel. There are a variety of techniques that allow an artist to create everything from figurative and abstract forms to functional items like bowls, cups, platters and tiles. Niza Knoll gallery is highlighting the best examples of these at the FIRED. Respected local artist and instructor Peter Durst chose the pieces from submissions made via a public call for entries.

Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.953.1789
http://www.nizaknollgallery.com

 

Read more: Niza Knoll: Fired 2017

At the Water's Edge: Floral and Fowl

The Artwork of Michael Warren and Darryl Trott

Old South Frame and Gallery

June 16 – September 30

  • Opening reception on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 6 – 10pm; Catering compliments of Brothers BBQ
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Old South Frame and Gallery will hold an exhibit and sale of the works of English artist Michael Warren and floral artist Darryl Trott. All pieces are original paintings from a private collection and this is the first time they have been offered for sale.

Old South Frame & Gallery
1588 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80210
303.715.3828

Read more: Old South: Michael Warren and Darryl Trott

Reflections: The Art of Jessica Loredo

Pattern Shop Studio

June 2 - 30, extended through July 14, 2017

  • Opening reception: Friday, June 2nd from 6 - 9pm
  • Artist Salon with Jessica: Saturday June 17th at 4pm
  • First Friday Reception: July 7, 6-9pm
  • Open Thursdays 1-5pm and by appointment through Saturday July 14th
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Detail from Requiem for a Fool, 2013, collage on panel, 48x96 in

Colorado native Jessica Loredo has been creating various kinds of art for more than 35 years. Her deeply personal and socially critical work is best characterized as ‘Outsider Art’—intentionally “outrageous” and “shocking.” The work on view will be dealing with many of the issues the artist has faced being an outsider in America.

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake St

Denver, CO 80205
303.297.9831
http://patternshopstudio.com

 

Pirate's Outsider Show

Pirate: Contemporary Art

June 30 - July 16, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 30th 6 to 10 pm
  • The first show at Pirate's new Lakewood location
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The Outsider show is an event that we have done occasionally over the years as a way to give artists outside of Pirate an opportunity to show their art. It has been a way for us to thank the artist community of Denver for supporting us in our endeavors. With our new art space, we wanted to revive the show as a way to invite that artist community to help us celebrate our new adventure in Lakewood. In the past, it has been a huge event with art hung salon style. We want to see as many artist as we can fit in to the space and celebrate what we do. We get a wide variety of levels of artist but everybody is there to enjoy the community we have here.

Pirate: Contemporary Art
7130 W 16th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214
303.458.6058
http://www.pirateartonline.org

 

Rimas VisGirda: Redux

Plinth Gallery

June 2 - July 31, 2017

  • Opening Reception: First Friday, June 2nd, 6-9pm
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Rimas Visgirda, porcelain, ceramic pigment, lusters 10.5” x 8” x 3”

For our June and July 2017 exhibition, Plinth Gallery is excited to exhibit new work of Lithuanian born American ceramic artist Rimas VisGirda. VisGirda received his undergraduate degree in physics as well as a Masters of Art from California State University in Sacramento. He also holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Washington State University. VisGirda’s ceramic work has been internationally exhibited and anthologized. After a lengthy teaching career, VisGirda now resides in Champaign, Illinois with his family and maintains an active studio practice.

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

 

Read more: Plinth: Rimas VisGirda

Brian Napier: Crooked Timber

RedLine

June 30 - July 28, 2017

redlineCrooked Timber investigates the relationship between human beings and the Earth; deconstructing the paradoxes between self and place. Brian Napier's sculptural works draw parallels between natural objects and societal growth. The making of these objects is a disruption of the natural processes which the work examines. And in this way, the exhibition space serves as an open casket to what was, and a monument to the eternal. Napier’s paintings take this approach by way of quasi-classical still life. Incorporating subtle elements of design and color blocking, the artist shrouds the gure in plastic, employing a sense of quiet unrest and dread in a stunning juxtaposition of skeletal forms; re ecting on death, time, and debris.

RedLine
2350 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205
303.296.4448
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm
http://www.redlineart.org

 

Read more: RedLine: Crooked Timber by Brian Napier

Vicarious Travel

Republic Plaza (Lobby and Concourse Levels)

June 29 - August 17, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 29th from 5:30-7:30pm
  • Participating Artists: Evan Anderman, Christopher Brown, Terry Decker, Lanny DeVuono, Gifford Ewing, Jerry Johnson, Sandra Kaplan, Bryan Leister, Dana McGrath, Jennifer Nehrbass, Martha Pinkard, Laura Phelps Rogers, Ron Ruscio, Ashley Eliza Williams, Mark Friday, Owen Gordon, Deborah Jang, Bill Nelson, George Peters, Melanie Walker
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Travel vicariously through the magical creativity of artwork featuring places real and imagined. From landscapes and cityscapes, to glimpses into outer-space and to places of dreams, Vicarious Travel features artwork by 25 emerging and seasoned Front Range artists that represent a variety of media, styles and dimensions. The exhibition is curated by Andra Archer.

Republic Plaza
370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

 

Out of View

Featuring Claire Sherman, Allison Gildersleeve, James Benning, Nikki Lindt, Karen Kitchel, David Sharpe and Isabelle Hayeur

Robischon Gallery

May 18 - July 8, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday May 18th from 6-8 pm
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Claire Sherman "Tree and Moss" oil on canvas 96 x 78 inches

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

 

Read more: Robischon: Out of View

Matters On Paper: Joshua Field, Denis Roussel, Margaret Kasahara, and Anna Kaye

Sandra Phillips Gallery

June 9 – September 2, 2017

  • Opening Artists Reception: Friday June 9, 6-8 pm
  • Informal discussion / artist talk moderated by Michael Paglia Westword Art Critic: Friday June 30, 6:30 pm
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Joshua Field - Thinking About What Hides Inside

Artists Joshua Field, Denis Roussel, Margaret Kasahara, and Anna Kaye have activated their work with social issues in a web of human experience. The familiar yet mysterious drawings of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design professor/artist Joshua Field probe the human condition with private narratives with drawings grounded in the exploration of interior states and emotions generated by his real-life situations. The powerful charcoal drawing of Anna Kaye focus attention on planet earth and environmental reverence. Exploration of personal identity and the cultural duality of East and West have evolved in Margaret Kasahara’s work to express the relationship of self with inclusion, integration and inner acceptance. The visceral Lumen prints of artist Denis Roussel highlight the epidemic of food waste from photos of Roussel’s family compost.

Sandra Phillips Gallery
47 W. 11th Ave. (11th & Acoma)
Denver, CO 80204
303.931.2991
http://www.thesandraphillipsgallery.com 

 

Alternative Facts

Featuring Diane Cionni, Taiko Chandler, Skyler McGee and Ian McLaughlin

Space Gallery

June 29 - August 12, 2017

  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 29th from 5-8pm
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Diane Cionni - Blue Devil


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

 

2017 Supporting Members Show

SPARK Gallery

June 22 - July 16, 2017

  • Party + Artist Reception: Friday, June 23, 6-9 PM
  • First Friday: July 7, 2017
  • Closing Coffee: Sunday, July 16, 1-4 PM
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Image: Anina E. Hathaway

SPARK Gallery announces a new exhibition from its supporting membership.

Exhibiting SPARK Gallery Supporting Artists: Margo Lin Espenlaub, Lili Francuz, Gayle Gerson, Carol Goldberg-Goldberg, Dan Gray, Miriam Green, Anina E Hathaway, Katherine Johnson, Dan Kelly, Karin Kempe, Leona Lazar, Barbara Leyendecker, Judi Lightfield, Tom Linker, Roberta J. Lutgens, Roddy Macinness, Barbara O'Connell, Lydia Riegle, Elisabeth Relin, Sue Robinson, Barbara Rudlaff, Wendi Schneider, Evan Siegel, Bonnie Stolzmann, Beverly Thomas, Chris Thunblom, Eldon Ward.

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

 

Inflorescence by Pam Fortner

SYNC Gallery

June 15 - July 15, 2017

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: June 16 from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: July 7 from 6-9pm

Pam Fortner
Pam Fortner, Phantasm I (detail), paper, steel, waxed linen thread, 64” x 32” x 24”

Inflorescence offers a new collection of sculptures, installations, and images by Pam Fortner designed to provide the viewer an immersive experience.

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

http://syncgallery.org

 

Read more: Sync: Pam Fortner

Nature in Focus: Dorothy DePaulo & Heidi Snyder

Valkarie Gallery

June 21 - July 16, 2017

  • Opening Reception, Saturday, June 24, 5 - 8:30pm
  • Nature and Artist Talk: Saturday July 8, 6-9pm
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Resident artist Dorothy DePaulo and guest artist Heidi Snyder will be exhibiting their colored pencil illustrations, showing many aspects of the natural world. Plants, animals, fish and even insects will all be included. The Colorado Native Plant Society and Denver Audubon Society will be in attendance on First Friday.

Mary Obrien, of the Grand Canyon Trust, will have a special talk /reception July 8, 6-9pm. Assisted by guest artist Heidi Snyder who will be giving the artists perspective, Mary will give the scientific background on the 12 pieces of art Heidi created for them.

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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http://www.valkariefineart.com

 

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