Harnessing Light: Marietta Patricia Leis, Debbie Long & Mary Shaffer

Harwood Museum of Art, Taos

August 4 - October 7, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday August 4th, 3-5 PM
  • Curator: J. Matthew Thomas
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Marietta Patricia Leis - Winter Lyrics

New Mexico based artist Marietta Patricia Leis will be exhibiting her multimedia works with artists Debbie Long and Mary Shaffer in the exhibition Harnessing Light. Curator J. Matthew Thomas selected these 3 artists who by different paths converge on a common focus: light on surface. Leis’ art contributes a contrast to the other artists as she captures light’s tenebrous illumination of darkness in her graphite acrylic pieces, prints on metal, small sculptures and oil paintings on wood. Her approach to this marriage of two extremes presents us with a duality of lightness and dark, for without one there cannot be the other.

Becoming immersed in the soft nebulous incandescence of the arctic, Leis’ eyes forgot the programming of modern artificial lighting and she began to see the nuances and elegant shades of darkness more clear. Leis’ intention is to present unique visions of the natural world. Through her art, she hopes to make viewers more acutely aware of the fragile beauty and tenuous future of our planet so that we may seek ways to preserve it for generations.

Taos was Leis’ first home in New Mexico after she migrated from Los Angeles in 1982. She considers her time in Taos as decompressing and centering after years of working in the endlessly illuminated cityscapes of New York and LA. Leis is honored to be exhibiting at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, and feels a deep gratitude for the place that gave her such peace and serenity.

Harwood Museum of Art
238 Ledoux Street
Taos, NM


New Works by Linda Israel

SmithKlein Gallery

August 3 - 31, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday August 3rd from 2-6pm
By My Side
“By My Side” acrylic painting on canvas by Linda Israel 36” x 48”

SmithKlein Gallery presents new works by Colorado artist Linda Israel on Friday August 3rd from 2-6 p.m. Linda has been inspired and drawn to art since she was just 3 years old, when she first started drawing. Using an array of vibrant colors, Linda approaches her paintings playfully and uninhibited. Her technique is to layer the acrylic paint and add glazes to create depth in her work.

SmithKlein Gallery
Pearl Street Mall
1116 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302


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Shamai Gibsh: Shadows in Smoke

Plinth Gallery

August 3 - September 29, 2018

  • Reception with the artist in attendence: First Friday August 3 from 6-9pm
BodyblazeShamai "Sam" Gibsh at Plinth Gallery

Our August and September exhibition features the new work of contemporary ceramic artist Shamai "Sam" Gibsh. Joining us from Tel Aviv, the Israeli artist holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly/Pomona as well as an MBA from Tel Aviv University. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and The Israeli Ceramics Association. His work is included in museums and private collections in Asia, Europe, and the United States

In this exhibition “Shadows in Smoke”, Sam shares personal insights, their significance on the individual, and their reciprocity with society and culture. 

Gibsh's ceramic work uses a technique called "terra sigilatta", translating literally to mean "sealed earth". Terra sigillata pigments are used in all of his work and represent a connection between ideas and ancient techniques of East Asia and the Middle East. This technique was originally used by ancient potters from Greece to seal the surface before glaze became widely used. Sam collects clay wherever he is, whether in Israel or on his trips throughout the world. Every clay has different color properties. He then purifies and refines it with water into a suspension of extremely small clay particles. The pigments are applied to the surface, burnished and then fired. The burnishing and firing process produces a smooth and lustrous surface. Gibsh's palette ranges from white to beige to yellow, and various hues of pink and red. He also makes use of "Arabian Luster, another ancient method developed in Egypt in the 9th century. Using these decorative techniques, Gibsh achieves a varying luminosity and gloss, dependent upon the observer's eye, angle, and distance.

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216


Melanie Warsinske & Joe Boddy: ELEMENTAL - A Contemporary Interpretation of Nature

Mirada Fine Art

August 10 - September 2, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 10th, 2018 6-9pm
Melanie Warsinske & Joe Boddy, ELEMENTAL Combined image of two of their works

Mirada Fine Art presents two remarkable artists with almost 80 years of combined artistic experience and their contemporary interpretation of nature. Taking cues from her surroundings, local artist Melanie Warsinske translates elements—water, clouds, mountains, human and animal forms—into visual emotion and movement captured on canvas. Her richly textural work simultaneously exudes drama and serenity. Similarly inspired by the elements of Earth and our human struggle to live together, Joe Boddy’s sculpture epitomizes multi-media. ‘Rejected’ items take on a new life as fine art. Fired clay seamlessly combines with glass, discarded tools, cast iron farm equipment and recycled wood, resulting in beautifully organic pieces. These two amazing artists unite, brought together by a shared awe of Nature, at Mirada Fine Art for this Elemental exhibit.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO 80454 (minutes from Denver)


Gary Emrich: All Consumed

Robischon Gallery

July 21 – August 25, 2018

  • Also on View:
  • Amy Ellingson: Sweetbitter Beast
  • Marcelyn McNeil: Lead Heavy Feather Light
  • Kate Petley: Repositioned
Gary Emrich All Consumed #35 archival digital inkjet print, framed 55 ¾ x 45 ¼ in.

In conjunction with the Denver Art Museum exhibition, “New Territory: Landscape Photography Today,” Robischon Gallery is pleased to present selections from Gary Emrich’s abstracted photographic series entitled “All Consumed.” As part of the DAM’s wide ranging survey of unconventional photographic explorations and Robischon Gallery’s four part, abstraction-based exhibition, Emrich’s new work exemplifies his decades long pursuit of experimentation in image making.

For “All Consumed,” the artist inventively merges the abstract with a new kind of symbolic narrative by utilizing the water bottle’s commonplace packaging for his compositions. Inspired by the light-reflecting properties of the plastic forms and the inherent wholesomeness of the commercial imagery used, Emrich has often considered the commodification of water in the face of its scarcity or waste.

In this series, Emrich accentuates and questions the consumer-orientated aspects surrounding his subject by altering and reconfiguring how bottled water may also be viewed. In a dizzying array of packaging, the diminishing and vital liquid resource is typically pitched as pristine and abundant with visions of snow-covered peaks, rushing mountain streams and lush forests. The bold graphic elements and appealing brightly colored labels provide the artist with abundant conceptual imagery for his elaborate, process-driven approach.

Emrich states, “‘All Consumed” is a series of landscape photographs fabricated from bottled water packaging and water-filled, clear molded plastic “blister packs.” These constructions are shot with a view camera, freeing them from digital manipulation and enabling the imagery to be enlarged to a monumental scale. As part of the project, I invert the value of the things we buy by preserving and elevating the disposable and ubiquitous packaging and plastics we throw away, to make trash an object of desire and beauty. ‘All Consumed’ addresses the impact of effective branding by the bottled water industry on consumers as we move toward the inevitability of water as a commodity worldwide.”

Visually engaging and culturally complex, Emrich’s insightful series invites a timely assessment of American consumption of a vanishing global resource through the unifying and expansive lens of abstraction.

Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
Tue-Fri: 11am-6pm; Sat: 12-5pm


Danae Falliers and Brenda Biondo

Goodwin Fine Art

July 27 - September 8, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 27, 6 - 8 pm
Danae Falliers, Reservoir no. 5, pigment print, 36 x 48 in.

Brenda Biondo, Moving Picture no. 34, pigment print, 38 x 25 in.

Goodwin Fine Art is pleased to present recent work by photographers Danae Falliers and Brenda Biondo. This marks the first exhibition in the gallery for Danae Falliers and the third showing at Goodwin Fine Art of Brenda Biondo's photographic work.

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


Read more: Goodwin: Danae Falliers and Brenda Biondo

Magnetic North: paintings by Mai Wyn Schantz

Foothills Art Center

July 26 - October 29, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, July 26th, 6-8pm
Foraging by Mai Wyn Schantz. Oil on stainless steel, 36in x 54in, 2018

"Please join me for the opening of Magnetic North, a solo exhibition at the Foothills Art Center in Golden. A celebration of my love of landscape and now twenty-year journey working in oil on metal, Magnetic North includes new paintings in each of my signature series including Landscape, Elements, Trophy and new Extraction paintings."

Foothills Art Center
809 15th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Tue-Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 pm


Aria Fawn: Mountaincholia

Valkarie Gallery & Studio

July 25 - August 19, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, July 28, 5 - 8:30pm
Aria Fawn - Small Shall Be Thy Savior

Mountaincholia is the intoxicating and inexplicable emotion of being within dark and wild places. The low groans within mountains like the backbones of old gods. Mysteries caught between pale jaws that grin beetle clean beneath the leaves. The loving violence of nature and the weight of existence in the blind eyes of jackalope and the bleeding houses of bears. To listen to the bugle of the dark unicorn in the woods and the whispering cries of mice shot through by the arrows of mink. The silent, screaming, and inexpressible feeling of longing, belonging and ecstasy. .

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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Plotting Coordinates for the Underground West

Visions West Contemporary

July 27 — August 27, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday July 27st from 6-8pm
Ishi Glinsky - Nick, Drawn by Himself, 45-x-71"

Visions West Contemporary presents Plotting Coordinates for the Underground West featuring Ishi Glinsky, known for his large-scale ledger drawings on paper, Matthew Mullins and Sculptor Carly Glovinski

Ishi Glinsky, a talented sculptor, painter and installation artist, who works and resides in Los Angeles. Glinsky's work is often inspired by his materials, both industrial and organic, formed through handmade methods. Each work is investigations into resourcefulness, permanence or continual evolution, all dependent upon the chosen material and its considered composition. While continuing to navigate through historical events and ephemera of North American Native tribes, Glinsky’s work becomes a fusion of intertribal celebration and material exploration. As a primarily self-taught artist, Glinsky investigates traditional techniques of his tribe, the Tohono O’odham Nation, as well as other Nations to create contemporary homages to sacred events and practices.

Matthew Mullins, a Santa Fe artist works to create a harmonious relationship for the viewer that is often lost in today’s culture. He believes that people are part of nature, but because we are so focused on individuality we forget about our connection with nature. Mullins’ work reminds us of our connection with the outdoors and reinstills the idea that we find unity with nature. His series emphasizes the connection between the micro and macro shifting the focus off the individual.

Carly Glovinski has one main goal with her art work, she makes invisible daily objects, a non-ignorable part of our life experience through her pieces. Her art is rooted in observation, of mostly simple objects, and transforms it into something worth noticing. She takes devalued every-day objects and makes them extraordinary by refocusing on the deeper significance of the design and beauty of the object through her interpretation. Glovinski often separates materials from their original functions which is simultaneously used to create connections behind her works. She explains, “By dissecting, duplicating and mimicking the objects, underlying patterns and organizing systems that make up the backdrop of our lives, I seek to expose a universal fabric that binds us all.” Visions West contemporary is excited to show Glovinski’s work and have the experience of discovering new meaning in ordinary objects.

Visions West Contemporary
2605 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205


Artists of the Roaring Fork

Featuring concurrent solo exhibits by Teresa Booth Brown and Elizabeth Ferrill

Michael Warren Contemporary

July 24 - September 1, 2018

  • Opening Reception, Thursday, July 26 (6-8pm)
  • First Friday Art Walk, August 3 (6-9pm)
  • Third Friday Art Reception, August 17 (6-8pm)
Elizabeth Ferrill

tbbTeresa Booth Brown - Audacious, 2018, oil and collage on wood panel, 48 x 60 inches

Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC) is pleased to present “Artists of the Roaring Fork.” We will have concurrent solo exhibits by Teresa Booth Brown and Elizabeth Ferrill. Additionally, we will exhibit works by fellow Roaring Fork Valley artists Stanley Bell, Robert Brinker, Eden Keil, Sara Ransford, Andrew Roberts-Gray and Allison Stewart.

Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO 80204


Daisy Patton: This Is Not Goodbye

CU Art Museum on the University of Colorado Boulder Campus

July 18 - November 17, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, July 19, 6-8 pm
  • Curated by Sandra Q. Firmin
Daisy Patton, "Untitled (Of Hoston)", 90 x 135", Oil on Archival Print on Panel, 2018

In this series, Daisy Patton uses American postmortem photography as a substratum for her paintings. These photographs are intended to commemorate the deceased and offer solace to those grieving. In the photographs Patton selects, ornate funeral parlor interiors and elaborate trappings—floral arrangements, religious symbols and decorative rugs—overwhelm the presence of a body. Patton enlarges found black-and-white postmortem photographs taken in the late 19th through mid-20th century and lavishly paints over them. Her application of shocking colors and extensive patterning vivifies the photographs. Raised painted surfaces appeal to the sense of touch and feel experience. Vines and floral motifs emanate from and enter into the bodies, suggesting cyclic journeys. Faces, folded hands and other photographic passages untouched by Patton’s brush bring into relief the corpse and personalize our relationship with the dead.

Given the immersive scale of Patton’s tableaux, viewers participate as mourners, both for those who have died and for our own movement toward death. This Is Not Goodbye encourages bereavement rituals and supports a public discourse on how we approach loss in American society.

CU Art Museum
Visual Arts Complex
1085 18th St
Boulder, CO 80309


Stephanie Kantor and Noah Pollack

Gildar Gallery

July 20 - August 24, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 20th from 6 - 9pm
It begins metabolically. Make a mark, stamp an impression on a page, press a thumb into clay. Repeat the motion until a line emerges, a shape begins to form. You keep at it. An imperfect machine, you still require rules to play. And so you make them for yourself. This shape; that palette; holes or no holes; words, or no words; to align with this material history or that. You’ve chosen your constraints and you search out their edges. Flaws are unavoidable, so you learn to account for variance. The line falters, the form leans, the mould collapses, and in that moment you consider your options – failure or a new direction. When following the latter, the line curves, the form changes and on you go exacting mistakes, layering them as scaffolding into something less than perfect and wholly personal. It is a game of your design after all. To win is to make your own trophies, trinkets and artifacts of experience. They are drawings. They are sculptures. They are reminders of the immense satisfaction in choosing your own struggle

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


Read more: Gildar: Stephanie Kantor and Noah Pollack

Dear Younger Me: Postcards from New Americans to Their Past Selves

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

July 20 - August 25, 2018

  • Opening reception: Friday July 27, 6-9pm
PMH fellows imagesDear Younger Me highlights photography and writing by New Americans who are adjusting to life in Colorado. The artists are from a variety of countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Brazil, Ukraine, Nigeria and Congo. Each artist created postcards to their past selves (before migrating and resettling) to share experiences and impressions of life in America and what they miss about their home country. Please join us for an opening reception on July 27 to meet the artists and hear them speak about their work.

The artists are engaged in a year-long fellowship run by Picture Me Here, a storytelling program for refugees and immigrants that partners with CPAC as a fiscal sponsor.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204



A Group Exhibit featuring the works of: Emit, Tuke One, Keith Jive, Mike Graves, Topher Straus, Art by 13


July 20 ‐ August 9, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 20 from 6-10pm

Bitfactory Gallery is pleased to present Boombox a group exhibit with a focus on Modern Art and the sub‐genres of Graffiti, Street Art and Pop Art. Boombox will feature the work of Emit, Tuke One, Keith Jive, Mike Graves, Topher Straus, and Art by 13.

Bitfactory is located at 851 Santa Fe Drive in Denver
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and by appointment

Read more: Bitfactory: Boombox

Thresholds by G Cody Day and Cyncie Winter

Sync Gallery

July 19 - August 11, 2018

  • Third Friday artists’ reception: July 20 from 6-9pm
  • Sunday Brunch and Small Works Sale: July 29 from 11am-3pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: August 3 from 6-9pm (Santa Fe Drive is closed during the August First Friday)
  • Small Works Trunk Show/Pop-up on Saturday and Sunday August 4-5 from 12-6pm
G Cody Day Threshold 1
G Cody Day, Threshold 1, acrylic on canvas, 60” x 36”

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



Read more: Sync: G Cody Day and Cyncie Winter

Now Rhymes with Then: Works by Paul Gillis

Rule Marfa

July 13 - September 23, 2018

When Kingship Ascends to Heaven, 2018, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches

RULE Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Paul Gillis entitled Now Rhymes With Then. Colorado based artist Paul Gillis has spent his career contemplating and commenting on the cyclic nature of the human experience. Using anthropomorphic figures and culturally iconic imagery he creates complex and surreal narrative works that explore these ideas. Influenced by the Chicago Imagists movement, as well as the style of many underground comics of the 60’s and 70’s, his art has the feel of a comic book panel or the cell of an animated movie, inviting the viewer to build a storyline around each scene presented. Here, in the early 21st century, Gillis has watched the events and trends of our times as they echo similar periods throughout the past. In recognizing this re-enactment, he is drawn to a quote from Mark Twain, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes”. In his exhibition, Now Rhymes With Then, Gillis has developed a body of work with the same sense of familiarity and progression; pieces have similar subjects, motifs and content that appears to be telling the same tale. In actuality, they reveal how the ages of civilization and the stories we communicate are all expressions of our fundamental realization that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Paul Gillis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1941 and was raised in Los Angeles, CA. After spending several years in the Air Force, he moved to Colorado in 1967 and received his BFA in painting from University of Colorado Denver in 1970 and his MFA in painting from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1976. In the 1960’s and 70’s he became associated with a group of significant Colorado artists working in Boulder who founded the counter-cultural movements of Drop City and Criss-Cross. In 1979, Gillis, along with several others, founded SPARK Gallery, one of the first artists’ co-operative galleries in Colorado, This gallery is still active today, making it one of the longest running cooperatives in the Western United States. Gillis’s work has been displayed in numerous solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums including the Denver Art Museum, Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Museum of Contemporary Arts Denver, and the Singer Gallery, Denver. His work has also shown in Santa Fe, NM; Austin, TX; San Francisco, CA and San Diego, CA.

Rule Marfa
204 E San Antonio St
Marfa, TX


A Conscious Surrender

Featuring: Anna Charney, Ben Strawn, Deidre Adams, Carol Browning, David Mazza, Sara Pittman

Walker Fine Art

July 13 - September 8, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 13 from 5-9pm
Sara Pittman

A conscious surrender may appear as an anomaly, however in certain forms of art, especially of the abstract nature, the notion is almost necessity. To genuinely surrender opens up a dialogue with the blank canvas; allowing colors, forms & meandering lines to take the place of thoughts, a wordless narrative creates a visual dance. This group exhibition displays artists who have stopped struggling for a certain outcome, and have allowed their subconscious to be the driving force behind their final result.

“It is when I have completely switched off my will that my body and my nerves, my subconscious self, know best when and where to let the sand fall" - André Masson

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


35th Annual All Colorado Art Show

Curtis Center for the Arts

July 14 - August 25, 2018

  • Reception: Saturday, July 14th 6-8pm
  • Juror's Talk: Thursday, July 26th 6pm
curtiscenterThe Curtis Center for the Arts is proud to present the 35th Annual All Colorado Art Show. This exhibit features artists in all mediums that reside in Colorado. Over 60 Colorado artists will be featured in this exhibit.

We are honored to have Greenwood Village resident and international artist Patricia Aaron as this year's juror. Ms. Aaron has been featured in numerous gallery, museum, university and airport exhibitions. She received her MFA from the University of Denver School of Art and Art History and a BS in Business Management from the University of Maryland. Patricia is represented locally by Space Gallery.

Curtis Center for the Arts
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80121


Pastel Society of Colorado’s 2018 Mile High National Pastel Exhibition

Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center

July 12 - August 27, 2018

  • Opening reception celebration and awards ceremony: Thursday July 12 from 6 – 8 p.m.; pastel painting demonstration by Baggetta at 5 p.m.
  • For more information, visit http://www.pastelsocietyofcolorado.org
“Marg’s Cottage,” a pastel by Christina Davis (Maine) will be one of the pastel paintings on display during the
Pastel Society of Colorado’s 2018 Mile High National Pastel Exhibition at the PACE Center in Parker

The Pastel Society of Colorado’s 14th Annual Mile High National Pastel Exhibition, located in the PACE Center’s Bellco Credit Union Art Gallery atrium, features 80 premier pastel paintings in a variety of genres. They were among more than 380 submissions from across the country that were selected and judged by nationally renowned pastel painter Marla Baggetta, an elected signature member of the Pastel Society of America and an International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Master Circle Recipient.


Exotic Escape: Works by Jillian Kay FitzMaurice

Rule Gallery

June 29 - August 11, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday June 29, 6:00pm
JF Collage3
Hollywood with Interference, 2018, acrylic interference and inkjet print collage on panel, 5"x5"

Rule Gallery
530 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


New Territory: Landscape Photography Today

Denver Art Museum: Hamilton Building (Level 2)

June 24 - September 16, 2018

  • Entrance to the exhibit included with museum General Admission
Image credit: Matthew Brandt, Lake Isabella CA TC 2, 2014. Three chromogenic prints soaked in Lake Isabella water.
Each element: 91 13/16 x 65 in.; Unique. Courtesy of Matthew Brandt and Yossi Milo Gallery. © Matthew Brandt

New Territory: Landscape Photography Today presents over 100 photographs by 40 contemporary photographers who take landscape as their subject. From the spectacular to the seemingly mundane, and from celebratory to critical, these artists surprise us with their often highly experimental approach to the medium. Their work reflects their perceptions of how we live in the world today, and how the choices we make now will shape the landscapes of the future. The traditional idea of landscape photography calls to mind mountains, meadows and coastlines. Today, “landscape” photography has grown to encompass scenes that show conflicts between cultures, or between nature and civilization, as well as inspiring views of wilderness. New Territory showcases artworks that look at these features and conflicts in new ways, and that challenge viewers to contemplate our complex relationship with the landscape.

New Territory: Landscape Photography Today is organized by the Denver Art Museum. It is generously funded by the Adolph Coors Exhibition Endowment Fund, donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post.

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



Smithie Mitchell and Katie Hoffman

Anthology Fine Art

June 22 - August 10, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, June 29th 6-9pm
katieKatie Hoffman

“Beneath the Surface” will feature the abstract wood sculpture of Smithie “Smitty” Mitchell and the paintings of Katie Hoffman. Both artists are local to the Denver Metro area and have been creating art for decades.

Anthology Fine Art
3419 S Lincoln St.
Englewood, CO 80113
Tuesday-Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-5 or by appointment


Read more: Anthology: Smithie Mitchell and Katie Hoffman

Special Guest: A collaborative Denver art show presented by Meow Wolf

Next Stage Gallery at the Denver Performing Arts Complex

June 14 - December 31, 2018

  • Artists include Molly Bounds, Derrick Velasquez, Laura Shill, Diego Rodriguez-Warner and Dmitri Obergfell

Special Guest, a collaborative Denver art show presented by Meow Wolf, will open June 14 at The Next Stage Gallery, an interactive and collaborative space curated and run by CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media in a partnership with Denver Arts & Venues. This exhibition opening coincides with the American for the Arts Conference, and will run through December 31.

This is a special partnership between Meow Wolf and Denver, as they begin the journey to build a new facility located near the CU Denver campus. Meow Wolf is expected to bring a new level of creativity and collaboration to Denver’s art scene.

“Denver is excited for the first of what is certain to be many partnerships with Meow Wolf to take Denver’s arts and culture to the next level,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “This educational and cultural partner collaboration is exactly the sort of innovative ways we are activating the Denver Performing Arts Complex through Denver’s Next Stage NOW initiative. Denverites will have so much to look forward to as we explore new ways to engage our communities in the arts.”

As one of Meow Wolf’s first footprints in Denver, select local artists, including Molly Bounds, Derrick Velasquez, Laura Shill, Diego Rodriguez-Warner and Dmitri Obergfell, will collaborate with community institutions like CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media and the Denver Performing Arts Complex to create Special Guest, a diverse and evolving installation, built as a movable talk show stage featuring poetry readings, film screenings and dance performances.

“The installation for the Americans for the Arts Conference is particularly exciting to us because we’ve been long-time fans of the phenomenal work of the Denver-based artists we’ve invited and are inspired to see them collaborate with one another, with the College of Arts & Media students, and with our team,” said Han Sayles, artist liaison at Meow Wolf. “The product, Special Guest, is thoughtful, humorous, and inviting. These well-deserving artists have taken the opportunity of this special platform to craft an ambitious and beautiful show that emphasizes accessibility and inclusion to all Denver audiences.”

The location of the Next Stage Gallery is also a part of the story that makes this installation timely and unique. On June 14-17, arts and community leaders from across the country will be in Denver for the 2018 Americans for the Arts Convention, held steps away from the gallery which is located within the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

“With Denver hosting the international Americans for the Arts convention in June, Arts & Venues is excited to showcase local artists and Denver’s newest member of the cultural community, Meow Wolf, at the Arts Complex,” says Ginger White Brunetti, Denver Arts & Venues Deputy Director. “The exhibit will kick-off in time for AFTA and can be enjoyed through the end of the year, providing time for all members of the community to get to know Meow Wolf.”

As creative industry influencers and activists will gather to discuss the issues of public arts, community development, education and equality, the Meow Wolf installation embodies the phenomenon of making art accessible and fun.

“The selected artists are wonderful and their vision is to make this installation a platform for anyone to come and create, from poets to artists to performers to 5th graders,” says Jeff Lambson, director of the College of Arts & Media’s Next Stage Gallery. “This is a manifestation of the energy and commitment to the arts between our three institutions and the result of Coloradans who are dedicated to making Denver a better place through art.”

Next Stage Gallery at the Denver Performing Arts Complex
1025 13th St
Denver, CO 80202
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 12:30 pm – 7:30 pm
For directions and information: http://nextstagecu.org


MANIPULATED: cut…folded…molded

Republic Plaza

June 28 - August 15, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Thursday June 28 from 5:30 to 8pm
  • http://www.artsbrookfield.com/event/manipulated
  • Artists in the show include: Robert Brinker, Taiko Chandler, Diane Cionni, Kim Ferrer, Marcus Fitzgibbons Pam Fortner, Jane Guthridge, Michael McClung, Sara Ransford, Jeff Richards, Craig Robb, Chandler Romeo, Matthew Shlian, John Garrett, Mary Mackey
Robert Brinker Metropolitan Dragon
Robert Brinker - Metropolitan Dragon

Arts Brookfield presents MANIPULATED, cut…folded…molded from June 28 until August 15 in the Mile High City’s tallest sky scraper, Republic Plaza. The show features a site-specific installation by Taiko Chandler and at least 15 other artists in a wide range of styles within the various artists’ versions of manipulated materials and visual imagery including works on paper, ceramics, metal, wood and even the manipulation of light. The public is invited to a free opening reception on Thursday, June 28 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the lobby and concourse levels at Republic Plaza.

Republic Plaza
370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202


Micro Cosmos

Featuring Guest Artist Nicole Banowetz

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts

June 28 - August 31, 2018

  • Opening Reception, part of DAVA’s 25th ongoing anniversary celebration: Thursday June 28th from 4 to 7 pm
Nicole banowetz explaining her works to students
Nicole Banowetz explaining her works to students

Micro Cosmos focuses on artwork inspired by microbiology created by DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts) youth, along with guest artist Nicole Banowetz.

This spring, DAVA students used microscopes to discover the worlds of microorganisms. Artistic Petri dishes and cellular installations were created by middle/high school students. Younger artists experimented with microscopic shapes and images. This exhibit is part of our theme for 2018: Crosscurrents in the Arts and Sciences, showcasing the artistic intersections between science with the arts.

Colorado based artist Nicole Banowetz exhibits her works internationally. Her giant inflatable fabric sculptures, inspired by microscopic forms such as algae and viruses, invade indoor and outdoor spaces. Her inflatable sculptures will be displayed as part of the exhibit. Additional pieces will pop up outside of the building for the opening night only. Nicole shared her artistic process and her interest in the positive and negative qualities of microscopic life forms with youth at DAVA.

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



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