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CPAC Grand Opening at Ironton Studios

CPAC Grand Opening, featuring "Maybe" an exhibition by NY-based artist Phil Toledano

Saturday, February 6, 6-8pm

Free and open to the public

CPAC's new location at Ironton Studios, 3636 Chestnut, Denver, CO 80216

  • Exhibition Dates: February 6 – March 12, 2016
  • Artist Talk: Friday, February 5, 7 – 8pm (doors open 6:30), Denver Art Museum, North Building, Lower Level, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204
  • CPAC/DAM/SPE Members $5; Non-members: $10. Tickets: http://www.cpacphoto.org/maybe-phil-toledano
  • Event URL: http://www.cpacphoto.org/maybe-phil-toledano
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Plastic Surgery (Photo credit: © Phil Toledano)

On Saturday, February 6, 2016, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) will reopen its doors in a new location in Denver’s RiNo Arts District – and is starting things off with a bang.

From February 6 to March 12, CPAC will present Maybe, a solo exhibition by New York-based photographer Phil Toledano. Featured in the New York Times, New Yorker, The Guardian, and in exhibitions around the world, Maybe is Toledano’s startling response to the unexpected death of his mother in 2006.

“When my mother died, it made me realize that you don’t have any control over your destiny at all,” said Toledano in an interview with the New York Times. I became quite fearful of what sharp turns life had in store for me and what other terrible unforeseen things might happen.”

He decided to confront his fears of death and aging head-on, by photographing his “future self” in various stages he could imagine himself experiencing at the end of his life. But how does one photograph the future?

To start, Toledano took a DNA test to determine illnesses he was likely to get. He consulted with fortune-tellers, hypnotists, and researched insurance company statistics. He then sought the help of Adam Morrow, who specializes in makeup and prosthetics for movies.

“I worked with a skilled prosthetics expert, so I could physically become my future selves,” he writes on his web site. These “future selves” include a homeless man, a stroke victim, an Upper East Side socialite, and other characters.

“For years, I’ve been drawn to Phil Toledano’s inventive approach to photography and the way he connects to ideas,” said Samantha Johnston, Executive Director of CPAC. “His photographs question our understanding of beauty to what lies ahead for our ‘future selves.’ As an organization dedicated to bringing the best contemporary photography to Denver, CPAC is thrilled to host his work at our grand opening on February 6.”

The event is sponsored by CPAC, the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), and the Photography Department at the Denver Art Museum.

A Reception and Grand Opening celebration will be held on Saturday, February 6th from 6-8 pm at CPAC, located at 3636 Chestnut Street, Denver, 80216. Toledano will be present at the event, which is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and beer/wine will be available for purchase.

Artist Talk: On February 5th, Toledano will speak about his work at the Denver Art Museum at 7pm, North Building, Lower Level, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204. Admission is $5 for members of CPAC, the Denver Art Museum, and the Society for Photographic Education; $10 for Non-members. Doors open at 6:30, tickets can be purchased here or at the door.

About Phil Toledano (www.mrtoledano.com)

Phillip Toledano was born in 1968 in London, to a French Moroccan mother and an American father. He works conceptually, examining themes that are primarily socio-political, although lately he's strayed into the deeply personal. Because his ideas determine their own execution, he works in various media, from photography to installation and from sculpture to painting. In addition to Maybe, he is the author of several other books, including Bankrupt, featuring photographs of recently vacated offices, and A New Kind of Beauty, a series of portraits of people who have recreated themselves through plastic surgery. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times magazine, The New Yorker, Esquire, GQ, Wallpaper, The London Times, The Independent Magazine, Le Monde, and Interview, amongst others. His work is in many public and private collections and has been exhibited worldwide.

Read Toledano’s statement about Maybe on his web site: http://www.mrtoledano.com/maybe

Read about Toledano’s Maybe project in the New York Times:

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/09/phil-toledano-to-photos-of-old-age/?_r=0

Watch the trailer for “The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano,” a short film by Joshua Seftel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=658j6QR695o

Learn more about Toledano’s book, Maybe:

http://www.dewilewis.com/products/maybe 

About the Colorado Photographic Arts Center:

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the understanding and appreciation of photography through education, exhibitions, and outreach. Founded in 1963, CPAC remains the only nonprofit organization in Denver dedicated exclusively to contemporary photography. Learn more at cpacphoto.org.

 

Artist Discussion with Joel Swanson at the MOA

Artist Discussion with Joel Swanson

Museum of Outdoor Art

Hampden Hall (Directly next door to MOA's indoor gallery at the Englewood Civic Center)

Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:00pm

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Join MOA for an artist discussion with Joel Swanson. Learn more about his work and process and meet the artist! Swanson will discuss work in his current exhibit at MOA, POLYSEMIC.

This event is FREE to attend, however we ask that you please call/email to reserve your seats as space is limited.

Reserve your seats soon: Contact Jessica Brack at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-806-0444 x0

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

 

Call for Entries: Fiber Innovations II at PACE

Call for Entries: Fiber Innovations II at PACE

Juror, Mary Ellen Williams: Former Executive Director at the Foothills Art Center

March 21, 2016: Postmark deadline for entries

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Timeline:
  • March 21, 2016 - Postmark deadline for entries
  • May 13, 2016 - Entrant notification
  • May 21 through May 23 , 2016 - Window for delivery of shipped items
  • May 23, 2016, 1 - 4 PM - Hand delivery of items
  • June 2, 2016, 6 - 8 PM - Opening reception
  • July 10, 2016 - Last day of exhibit
  • July 13, 2016, 1 - 4 PM - Pick-up hand delivered items

All fiber artists are invited to participate in our juried exhibit Fiber Innovations II. The show focus is contemporary surface design in the fiber arts. Bring forward your new and unusual surface design techniques!

Non-functional wall art representing fiber media of all types are welcome, including weaving, tapestry, dyeing, basketry, surface design, felting, quilting, papermaking, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery.

Mary Ellen Williams was Foothills Art Center's Executive Director from November 2013 - December 2015, after serving as the Chief Financial Officer at LiveWellColorado, a statewide nonprofit startup with an annual budget of $7M. During her career of 20 years, she also worked as Executive Director of Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a metropolitan tax district serving seven counties and distributing $38M to over 300 cultural facilities, and which she led during the 2003 state legislative session to seek renewal of the statute authorizing the tax district. Throughout her career she has maintained a strong interest in supporting the arts.

Mary Ellen earned an MBA from Simmons College Graduate School of Management in Boston, MA and a BA in Studio Art at Smith College with a focus on oil painting, drawing and watercolor. She is an alumna of Kingswood School Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, MI where she learned painting, drawing and focused on weaving her senior year.

Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center
20000 Pikes Peak Avenue
Parker, CO 80138

 

Call for Artists: 18th Annual Art on the Streets

Call for Artists: Colorado Springs 18th Annual Art on the Streets

2016-2017 juried sculpture exhibit seeks proposals from artists for next exhibit

Deadline for artists to apply: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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(left) Art on the Streets Exhibit, My Other Half by Steven Durow, photo by Michael J. Pach
(right) Art on the Streets Exhibit, Nine Piece Rings by James Burns, photo by Michael J. Pach

Visual artists are invited to apply for inclusion in the 18th annual Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition. The deadline for artists to apply is Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Applications are now available online at https://www.callforentry.org.

Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, while turning the streets of downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor sculpture gallery. The 2016-2017 exhibit will be installed June 2016 through May 2017.

Selected artists each receive a $1,250 honorarium. In addition, artists are eligible for a $10,000 Juror Award and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Up to 12 artists will be chosen to exhibit. In addition to the $1,250 honorarium, each artist is offered two nights of complimentary lodging in Colorado Springs, one of which will be used during installation, and one of which will be used to attend the exhibition's Launch Party event. Selected artwork for the Art on the Streets exhibit will be installed throughout the 40-square-block downtown district, with the majority of works clustered in the busiest 10 to 15 block core.

Artists are chosen for inclusion through a jury process in which artistic quality serves as the primary criteria. The lead juror for the 2016-2017 exhibit is Artist and Curator Collin Parson. A Colorado native, Parson serves as the Exhibition Manager and Chief Curator for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, Colorado in the greater Denver metropolitan area. Parson will be joined on the jury by Curator Joy Armstrong, Museum Director and Curator for Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

Art on the Streets is managed as a program of Downtown Colorado Springs, through Downtown Ventures. The program is presented by Founding Sponsor U.S. Bank, with additional support from generous corporate and individual donors.

About Downtown Partnership

Downtown Partnership, a nonprofit, serves as the catalytic champion for Downtown Colorado Springs. Downtown Colorado Springs is designated as a Certified Creative District by the State of Colorado’s Colorado Creative Industries. Included in the district are cultural landmarks, award-winning outdoor sculpture; independent galleries, and other one-of-a-kind cultural and entertainment opportunities. For more information visit www.downtowncs.com, or contact Downtown Colorado Springs at (719) 886-0088.

 

Untitled 2016 at the Denver Art Museum

Untitled 2016 at the Denver Art Museum

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(left) Buntport Theater leads a detour at Untitled: Second Life
(right) Visitors get creative at Untitled: Chain Reaction

On the final Friday of the month, January through October, from 6 to 10 p.m., the Denver Art Museum (DAM) offers a unique after-hours museum experience with unconventional art encounters, new insight into the DAM collections, artmaking activities, a cash bar and more. At each mixed-media Untitled Final Friday event, the museum highlights a specific theme with exhibition and collection inspired activities and community collaborations. 

“Untitled Final Fridays are created hand-in-hand with members of Denver’s creative community,” said Jaime Kopke, manager of adult programs. “The program serves as a platform for artists to share their work, be inspired by the museum and activate our collections. Untitled events are designed for individuals looking for an offbeat art experience. It’s a place where people interested in arts and culture can be part of Denver’s active creative ecosystem together.”

During Untitled, visitors are encouraged to curate their own night by choosing from the full menu of activities ranging from hands-on projects and tours with a twist to unexpected performances and expert chats.

Each year, the DAM hosts Meet Here for discussion and brainstorming with community creatives of all disciplines—including musicians, chefs, dancers and crafters. Their feedback and ideas help develop the upcoming season’s programs.

A preview of the 2016 Untitled Final Fridays season line up follows:

Untitled: Family Matters
Jan. 29, 6–10 p.m.
The Untitled season kicks off with a look at traditions, skills and stories passed down through the generations.

Untitled: Homegrown
Feb. 26, 6–10 p.m.
Find out why there’s no place like home as you dig into Denver and traverse the local landscape.

Untitled: Risky Business
March 25, 6–10 p.m.
Throw caution to the wind and dive into dicey situations and downright dangerous occupations.

Untitled: Show Down
April 29, 6–10 p.m.
Suit up for a Samurai spectacular with a night of face-offs, heroic tales and victorious orchestrations.

Untitled: Rising Sun
May 27, 6–10 p.m.
Celebrate Japanese culture past and present in a creative extravaganza produced by Andrew Novick.

Untitled: Power House
June 24, 6–10 p.m.
Be part of the action with a focus on female artists and architectural interventions.

Untitled: In-Sync
July 29, 6–10 p.m.
Gather your crew and band together for a night of synchronized moves and creative collaborations.

Untitled: Center Stage
Aug. 26, 6–10 p.m.
Soak up the spotlight and strut your stuff with dance-offs, divas and artistic showstoppers.

Untitled: Stop Motion
Sept. 30, 6–10 p.m.
Untitled winds down with a final look at dance, photography and artworks expressing time.

Untitled: Glory Days
Oct. 28, 6–10 p.m.
Roll back the clock to the glory of the Renaissance and be part of a creative-in-residence mega-reunion.

Untitled Final Fridays Vocabulary: A quick look at events that occur at Untitled.

Detour: Non-art experts lead tours through the DAM’s collections from their point of expertise. Past examples include geologists, comedians, historians and fashion designers.
Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme: At each Untitled Final Friday event, visitors can watch Buntport Theater perform their sitcom Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme based on a painting found in the modern and contemporary art collection.

MakeARTtalk: An ongoing series where local creatives produce a new work inspired by the museum collections, exhibitions or the space itself. MakeARTtalk participants share their ideas with the audience while discussing their inspiration, process, successes and failures, as well as the final work.

Off the Record: DAM staff dish on behind-the-scenes stories about the collections.

Untitled Final Friday events are included in general museum admission and are free for DAM members. Students presenting a valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission when tickets are purchased on-site. Youth 18 and under receive free general admission.

Untitled is presented by your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and made possible by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Catering is provided by Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group. For more information, visit www.denverartmuseum.org

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
720.865.5000

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

 

Call for Entries: WOW at CORE 2016

Call for Entries: WOW at CORE

Deadline to enter: Sunday, February 7 at 4:00pm

Exhibition on display from February 11 - 28, 2016


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Core New Art Space is now accepting entries for the WOW Show: Wide Open Whatever. The WOW has been a Denver tradition for over 25 years. We encourage the entry of all kinds of artwork, the wilder and crazier the better. Push that envelope. A few restrictions: Art must fit through a standard doorway, art can be no larger than 5 feet in any direction, and no heavier than 75 pounds. Painted works must be dry and hanging works need to be wired.

Entries will be juried from actual work. No jpegs or slides, just bring that work in during Core's open hours (Thursdays & Saturdays noon – 6, Fridays noon – 9 and Sundays 1 – 4) beginning January 14.

Deadline to enter is Sunday, February 7 at 4:00 PM. Entry fee is still only $10 per artwork. Core New Art Space is located at 900 Santa Fe Drive in Denver. The WOW runs from February 11 to February 28, with an artists' reception that is open to the public, on Friday, February 12 from 6 to 9 PM.

CORE New Art Space
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.297.8428
Gallery Hours:
Fri: Noon-9 pm
Thu/Sat: Noon-6 pm
Sun: 1-4 pm
http://www.corenewartspace.com

 

Call for Entries: Mirror, Mirror at Valkarie Gallery

Call for Entries: Mirror, Mirror at Valkarie Gallery

Part of Denver’s Month of Print Making for 2016

Deadline to submit is Sunday, February 7

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Raymundo Muñoz - "Hand in Glove"

Mirror, Mirror will be a juried exhibition by local artist and owner/publisher of 1/1 Magazine, Raymundo Muñoz. This exhibition will be part of Denver’s Month of Print Making for 2016.

Several forms of print making require making a mirrored image to create the final piece and so the show takes its name from this process but should only be used as a starting point for artists to consider when submitting work. One could interpret it as a self portrait, reflections, facing oneself in some way, human hands, chirality in chemistry, twins, etc.

Open to Colorado artists at least 18 years of age. All forms of printmaking are eligible. All accepted entries must framed and/or be ready to hang. Deadline to submit is Sunday, February 7, midnight. Artists whose work has been accepted into the show will be notified by Sunday, February 14th. Submit images along with medium, size, artist’s name, price and year of completion to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Images should not exceed 1MB in file size. Cost is $25 for up to (3) images, $45 for (4) to (6) images. Payment can be made through PayPal to the address above with subject line “Mirror, Mirror Entry”.

Valkarie Gallery will retain 25% of any sales during the show. Selected artwork will need to be dropped of during regular gallery hours February 17th – 21st. Show runs from February 24th – March 20th, 2016. Opening/Artists’ Reception is Friday, February 26th, 6 – 9pm. Unsold artwork needs to be picked up Sunday, March 20th between 5 & 9pm.

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.valkariefineart.com

 

Call for Entry: Edge Community Print Show

Edge Community Print Show for Denver's 2016 Month of Printmaking

Drop-off dates and times: Sunday, February 28 from 12-5pm and Monday, February 29 from 10am-12pm and 5-7pm

  • Exhibition dates: March 4 - 27, 2016
MOP EDGE 2016

Edge Gallery is hosting an open print exhibition as part of Mo'Print. This will feature artwork made from traditional and experimental printmaing processes. The entry fee is $10 per piece, unlimited number of entries.

Policies and Procedures
  • Presentable Work: All artwork must be framed, mounted, or in some way professionally presented and ready to hang or install. Work may be refused if unable to install or hang professionally.
  • Special Installation: Video or installation work will need to be installed by the artist. A limited number of pedestals are available.
  • Commission: All works sold during or through the show will have a 40% commission fee, which includes sales tax.
  • Abandoned Work: Any work left in the gallery 30 days after the show end date will be thrown away or become the property of Edge. Payment Accepted: Cash, credit, and checks made to "Edge Gallery"
Edge Gallery
3658 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211-3037
303.477.7173
Fri: 5-10pm, Sat:12-8pm, Sun: 12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

18th Annual Art on the Streets in Colorado Springs

Colorado Artist and Curator Collin Parson selected to lead jury for 18th Annual Art on the Streets in Colorado Springs

  • Parson will be joined by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Curator Joy Armstrong
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Collin Parson and Joy Armstrong

Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, while turning the streets of downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor sculpture gallery.

Artists are chosen for inclusion through a jury process in which artistic quality serves as the primary criteria. Selected artwork will be exhibited June 2016 through May 2017 throughout the 40-square-block downtown district, with the majority of works clustered in the busiest 10 to 15 block core.

Artist and Curator Collin Parson has been selected as the Lead Juror for the 2016-2017 exhibit. A Colorado native, Parson serves as the Exhibition Manager and Chief Curator for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, Colorado. An arts administrator, artist, curator, and designer, Parson received his BFA in Theatre Design and Technology with emphasis in Lighting and Scene Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Master in Arts in Visual Culture and Arts Administration from Regis University in Denver.

His creative work involves the control of light and color to create vivid geometric light and space works. Parson is a former member at the historic Pirate: Contemporary Art cooperative, is represented by Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver, and is an artist-in-residence at Red Line Denver. He has had the privilege of jurying many arts festivals and exhibitions and has received many awards and recognition for his curatorial projects including Unbound: Sculpture in the Field (2014) which received a "top exhibition of the year in the Denver area" in art ltd. magazine.

He was awarded as one of "100 Colorado Creatives" by Denver’s Westword in 2013, and was featured in Colorado Homes and Lifestyle magazine. Parson is the son of Colorado sculptor Charles Parson, whose experience with the region's arts community help Collin long before his professional career began, and he is proud to be continuing his family’s educational and creative traditions.

Parson will be joined by Joy Armstrong, Curator at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. During her tenure at the FAC, she has had the pleasure of collaborating on over 40 shows, featuring local/regional and national/international artists from the permanent collection as well as major temporary exhibitions. She was nominated for the Pikes Peak Arts Council “Excellence in Curatorship” award for her work on Katja Loher’s Miniverse, and won “Excellence in Curatorship” and “Creative, Intriguing, Astonishing” PPAC awards for Pamela Joseph’s Sideshow of the Absurd.

Most recently, she curated El Mac: Aerosol Exalted and collaborated with Museum Director Blake Milteer on Springs Surreal and Collections Surréaliste. Armstrong has coordinated many special events for the FAC, and has served on multiple juries and as guest curator for other regional institutions such as the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Armstrong holds a Master of Arts degree in Art History from Kent State University, where she specialized in contemporary art and body art, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Communications from the University of Denver.

Previously, she has worked as the Assistant Director of Galleries for the Kent State University School of Art, the Director of the Eells Gallery in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and as the Senior Exhibition Technician for the Akron Art Museum. Locally, she has been deeply involved with some of the region’s most dynamic non-profit institutions, including GOCA, Harley’s Hope Foundation, Imagination Celebration, and NEDA.

Art on the Streets is managed as a program of Downtown Colorado Springs, through Downtown Ventures, Inc. The program is presented by Founding Sponsor U.S. Bank, with additional support from generous corporate and individual donors.

18th Annual Art On The Streets Call For Artists Now Available

Visual artists are invited to apply for inclusion in the 18th annual Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition. The deadline for artists to apply is Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Selected artists each receive a $1,250 honorarium. In addition, artists are eligible for a $10,000 Juror Award and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Applications are now available online at https://www.callforentry.org. More information about the program and the application can be found at http://www.downtowncs.com/aots.

 

MCA Free Memberships For Colorado Artists

Museum Of Contemporary Art Denver Announces Free Memberships For Colorado Artists

To register for an artist membership, or to learn more, visit: http://mcadenver.org/imanartist.php
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MCA Denver is pleased to announce the I’m an Artist membership, a new program providing free museum membership for working artists residing in Colorado. This new membership level is the first in a series of initiatives and programs aiming to enrich Denver’s future by ensuring that artists and creatives are integral to its growth and success.

“MCA Denver is committed to being custodians of Denver’s creative future, by ensuring that Denver’s prosperity integrates the crucial creative elements that lend character and diversity to the city, promote innovative thinking, and attract even more creative talent,” said Adam Lerner, Director and Chief Animator at MCA Denver. "Free admission for artists is the first step we are taking towards the goal of adding color and texture to Denver's current and future success.”

MCA Denver is excited to be the first museum in Colorado to secure funding (for three years) to underwrite 1000 memberships, to be used exclusively by working artists. Beginning on November 19, Colorado-based artists can register for memberships through MCA Denver’s website (mcadenver.org/imanartist.php).

“Colorado artists have always been a crucial part of our program, and this initiative takes our support one step further. It puts a little more wind in the sails of the many creative individuals who add vitality to the life of the city, regardless of their career stature.” said Lerner.

To celebrate the new I’m an Artist membership, MCA Denver will be hosting a launch party on November 19, 2015 from 7-9PM. The party will coincide with the reopening of the Open Shelf Library, featuring work from twenty-three artists. The party will feature live screen printing of the artist membership cards, a vintage pinball tournament hosted by Marc Hughes, tunes from DJ Mike Giant, and drink specials in the MCA Cafe + Bar. Admissions to the event is one cent and open to the public.

This program is one of a series of initiatives and new programs that the museum will roll out over the next three years, in an effort to enrich Denver’s future by ensuring that artists and creatives are integral to its growth and success.

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

 

Saw Artist Studios Open House in Carbondale

S.A.W. Artist Studios Open House

Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 3-8pm

Carbondale Colorado

  • Support your LOCAL artists: ceramics, painting, sculpture t-shirts, and other handmade ART-i-facts For Sale
  • Gallery FULL-O-WORK (that stuff is for sale too)
  • Beer + Food (donations accepted)
  • OUT-the-DOOR movie screening of The Big Lebowski at Dusk (Bring cardigans blanlæts, clairs, comfy things to sit on and ask your self, "what would the dude do?")
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Studio For Arts And Works
525 Buggy Circle
Carbondale, Co 81623
http://sawcarbondale.com



4th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour

The 4th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour

Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20, 2015, 11am-5pm

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Gilpin County Colorado: The 4th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour will happen Saturday and Sunday September 19-20, 2015, 11am-5pm, with a Meet the Artists Preview Night on Thursday September 10th at the Gilpin County Library, 15131 CO-119, Black Hawk, CO 80422, from 6 to 7:30pm. The Gilpin Art Studio Tour is organized by local artists to foster an appreciation of the arts in Gilpin County that coincides with the fall aspen viewing. Enjoy your day in the high country meeting the artists and craftspeople who exhibit their art, demonstrate their craft and offer work for sale.

This is the 4th and most exciting year to date. There are more artists participating than in previous years with a wider array of styles, including painters, photographers, mosaic and collage artists, ceramic artists, sculptors in multiple media, fiber and glass.

The Gilpin Clay Studio is a teaching studio housed in the Gilpin Rec Center where staff and students make a variety of functional and decorative clay work. Make sure to pick up a class schedule and visit the sculpture garden at this stop! The Gilpin Arts Association is housed in Washington Hall; a National Historic Site built in 1862 across from the historic Central City Opera House. The history, architecture and art are something not to miss. The Central City Visitors Center Gallery is a showcase gallery for the Gilpin Arts Association and is just down the street from Washington Hall.

The Gilpin County Library Art Salon will only be open on Saturday for the tour, but you can see samples of each artist’s work during normal business hours starting on September 9th and continuing to the end of the month.

Meet the Artists Night will be held at the Library on Thursday September 10th from 6 to 7:30p with live music and refreshments. This event is a great opportunity to preview samples of the work seen on the tour and meet many of the artists as well.

The 4th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour is a free, family friendly event that has something of interest for everyone! Come support the artists, view the aspens at their peak and see the beauty of the high country. Artists’ studios will be marked by signs along the tour route in and around Gilpin County, directing you to each stop. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/GilpinArtStudioTour for the latest updates. Maps are available at our sponsors, artists and many other locations in Gilpin County, or visit www. GilpinArtStudioTour.org for full maps, samples of each artists work, descriptions and more information.

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Platteforum 2016 Artist Residency Participants

Platteforum Announces 2015/2016 Artist Residency Program Participants

  • Artists Include Jennifer Stratton, Uchay Joel Chima, Franklin Toan and Blair Bogin
pf.logo.2 PlatteForum is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 Artist Residency program participants. These artists have been chosen through a competitive international selection process and will each spend two months in residency with PlatteForum in the coming season. PlatteForum’s Artist Residency program supports contemporary artists as they work, strengthening their individual practice through collaboration and community engagement.

Each artist’s residency will conclude with a two-week public exhibition of the artist’s work alongside a body of work by Denver youth who have been led in weekly workshops by the resident artist during his or her time in residency. PlatteForum’s public receptions for each residency, at which the artists and kids talk about their work together, will be announced at a later date. All public receptions will take place at PlatteForum, 2400 Curtis Street, Denver, CO.

PlatteForum’s 2015/2015 Artist Residency line-up is as follows:
  • Sept. 5 – Oct. 26, 2015: Jennifer Stratton (Durham, NC)
  • Nov. 2 – Dec. 18, 2015: Uchay Joel Chima (Lagos, Nigeria)
  • Jan. 11 – Mar. 4, 2016: Franklin Toan (Denver, CO)
  • Mar. 14 – May 6, 2016: Blair Bogin (Chicago, IL)
“It is part of PlatteForum’s mission to encourage our resident artists to connect to the community,” says Judy Anderson, PlatteForum Founder. “We want this residency to expand our artists’ potential, and to be able to walk away after the completion of the program with an expanded view of how art impacts the world today.”

PlatteForum’s Artist Residency program celebrates the creative process, fostering and challenging artists to incorporate social practice into their process. Each resident artist becomes a catalyst for innovative and expanded thinking about what art is and can be. Located in a rich urban context, PlatteForum’s dynamic, artist-centered residences are built upon the notion of engaging the broader community in the creation of new work, where artists, youth, and the public collaborate. Residents will share their process and work with youth in a supported environment, and with guidance from PlatteForum staff.

PlatteForum
2400 Curtis St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
Mon-Fri: Noon - 4:00 PM or by appointment

303.893.0791
http://www.platteforum.org

 

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RMCAD Public Art at Republic Plaza

Museum of Outdoor Arts Public Art Program Sponsors Temporary Sculpture for Republic Plaza

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Above: A rendering by RMCAD students of the temporary public art piece titled Pike's Peak or Bust

On August 18, 2015 students from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) will install a temporary outdoor public art piece at Brookfield Property Partners' iconic Denver skyscraper Republic Plaza, located at 370 17th Street. The sculpture will be installed on the building's north outdoor plaza pedestal at 17th and Tremont and will be on display through November 2015. There will be a public opening reception at the property on August 20th from 5:30-8pm.

The project is generously supported by Arts Brookfield and is a product of the Museum of Outdoor Arts' (MOA) Design and Build Program, in which emerging artists create temporary, site-specific public art from design to installation in only eight weeks. MOA worked with Arts Brookfield (sponsor) to commission the students in RMCAD's Experimental Studies summer class to design, build, and install this temporary public art piece. The resulting art piece, Pike's Peak or Bust, is a large-scale temporary sculpture that pays homage to the Colorado Pike's Peak Gold Rush of the 1800s (see rendering above). The sculpture was constructed over an eight-week period by eight participating students overseen by RMCAD faculty member and artist, Matthew Harris.

"MOA's Design and Build program has been operating for nearly 25 years", said MOA President and Executive Director Cynthia Madden Leitner. "We work with various stakeholders in the community to secure a site and realize a piece of site-specific public art. We are fortunate to have collaborated with Arts Brookfield and Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design on this year's project."

Since 1991, MOA's Design and Build program has provided an opportunity for young artists, students and creative minds to express their creativity in collaborative art projects. Assisted by university instructors and professional artists, Design and Build participants produce exciting and original site-specific art works for public spaces in the Denver metro area. Interns find creative solutions to practical challenges as they master the skills to transform their creative ideas into finished pieces. The program generates temporary public art and exhibitions while offering lessons in collaborative teamwork, problem-solving and aesthetic and technical considerations. From concept to installation, students must consider a variety of elements including environmental concern, safety, budgeting, project design, proposal writing, maquette making, construction and installation.

Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to thousands of people for free each year in both indoor and outdoor public spaces at Brookfield's premier buildings in Denver, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Toronto, Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art. For more information, visit the website, Facebook page or follow Arts Brookfield on Twitter.

RMCAD is an innovative, rigorous, and community-oriented global learning environment. Offering online and on-campus undergraduate and graduate degrees, the school inspires passion for critical thinking and prepares learners to be forces of change in the creative industries, our communities and the world. RMCAD offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Animation, Art Education, Commercial Photography, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Game Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Interior Design; a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management for the Creative Industries; and a Master of Arts in Education, Leadership + Emerging Technologies. Find more information at RMCAD.edu or by calling 800.888.ARTS.

The Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) 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 receives partial funding from the City of Englewood, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) of Arapahoe County and the Xcel Energy Foundation. MOA owns and operates Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in collaboration with its tenant AEG Live - Rocky Mountains, and is home to art studios and indoor galleries at its main headquarters on the second floor of the Englewood Civic Center.

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 In the Park 2015 in Loveland

32nd Annual Sculpture In the Park Show and Sale

Benson Sculpture Garden

29th and Aspen Drive, Loveland, CO

Saturday/Sunday August 8th and 9th, 2015

  • Sat: 9:30am - 6pm; Sun: 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Over 2000 sculptures by 160 jury-selected artists
  • $7 per adult, 14 & Under Free
  • http://sculptureinthepark.org
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Black Cube Opens in Denver

Black Cube Opens in Denver

  • "Enter Black Cube: A Nomadic Contemporary Art Museum"
  • Featuring Executive Director and Chief Curator Cortney L. Stell
  • Official launch event and first official pop up exhibition on October 1 at 7:00pm sharp at the Trading Post at Red Rocks

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The Black Cube Container, one of Black Cube's flexible pop-up structures (Museum Shop, Performance Space, or Gallery)
built by Demiurge, A Denver-based art fabrication company 

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new, nonprofit "nomadic contemporary art museum," known as Black Cube. Functioning without a permanent exhibition space, Black Cube is experienced primarily through site-specific pop-up art exhibitions and shops conceived by our artist fellows.

Black Cube has two key goals:
1. Increase access to contemporary art
2. Support artist career sustainability

The Black Cube Container, one of Black Cube's flexible pop-up structures (Museum Shop, Performance Space, or Gallery) built by Demiurge, A Denver-based art fabrication company. As an alternative to the traditional 'white cube' museum or gallery experience, we bring art to unexpected places through our program of roving pop-up exhibitions. These might be unfamiliar spaces like abandoned grocery stores, or common spaces such as a downtown parking lot. These unusual exhibition sites become places of discovery for both the casual passer-by and the attentive art visitor.

Founded by artist and philanthropist, Laura Merage and established by the David and Laura Merage Foundation, the institution upholds the belief that art is an essential part of a vibrant, just, and healthy society. All of Black Cube's programs start with artists' ideas and the challenge to connect those ideas to new spaces and new audiences. We are very excited to have Cortney L. Stell serve as the Black Cube Executive Director and Chief Curator.

All Black Cube artists will be fellows, participating in the Artist Development Program where they will receive guidance and support for professional development. Artist fellows will each produce a pop-up art exhibition and will create affordable art items (known as Art Objects) that are offered for sale to the public at the pop-up sites and online in the Black Cube Shop.

Black Cube will host its official launch event on September 30 at the Trading Post at Red Rocks featuring its first artist fellow, Desirèe Holman (Oakland, California). Desirèe is internationally known for her multi-sensory work which illuminate ideas of identity, knowledge, and the complexities of the human psyche. This live cinema experience will include a projection on the famous rocks of Red Rocks in conjunction with a live performance. Watch for more information on this exciting event and our full list of 2015 artist fellows coming soon!

Our websitewill launch next month, but in the meantime, follow us on social media to stay in the know as Black Cube unfolds. We look forward to engaging with you through our artists, pop-up projects, and programming.

 

Colorado Springs 17th Annual Art on the Streets

Colorado Springs 17th Annual Art on the Streets Announces Artists
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Sean O’Meallie - Poly Poly - Found objects (poly vinyl chloride) and steel cable

A site-specific work, Poly Poly explores the air space above a downtown alleyway, encouraging visitors to view their surroundings with a fresh perspective. A toy inventor turned artist, Sean O’Meallie has incorporated elements of Colorado Springs founder General Palmer’s right-angled grid city layout in his vertical curtain of vinyl macaws. 

“I thought this space could use some inflated toy parrots.” - Sean O'Meallie
 
Downtown Colorado Springs and Downtown Ventures are pleased to announce the selection of artists for the 2015-2016 Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition. Now in its 17th year, Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, while turning the streets of Downtown Colorado Springs, a Colorado Certified Creative District, into a yearlong outdoor sculpture gallery.

A national call for artists attracted 73 proposals from artists in 19 states and 18 Colorado cities. Artists were selected through a jury process in which artistic quality served as the primary criteria. This year’s jury included David Tryba, Founder of Tryba Architects; Andrew Tirado, local artist and recipient of the 2014-2015 Juror Award; Blake Milteer, Museum Director and Chief Curator for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; and Daisy McConnell, Director of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Galleries of Contemporary Art.

Selected artists each receive a $1,000 honorarium. In addition, artists are eligible for a $10,000 Juror Award and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award.

The 2015-2016 exhibit will be on display June 2015 through May 2016 throughout Downtown Colorado Springs. The thirteen artists/artist teams selected for the exhibit are: \
  • James Burnes, Santa Fe, NM
  • Jimmy Descant, Salida, CO
  • Steven Durow, Fruitland, MD
  • Maureen Hearty, Denver, CO
  • Yul Jorgensen, Walsenburg, CO
  • Angela Larian, Los Angeles, CA
  • Eric McCue, Colorado Springs, CO
  • David W. Mernitz, Westcliffe, CO
  • Sean Mueller and Jarod Charzewski, Charleston, SC
  • William Mueller, Sedalia, CO
  • Jacob Novinger, Gooding, ID
  • Sean O’Meallie, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Keith Roberts, Colorado Springs, CO
Art on the Streets is a program of the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs, through Downtown Ventures, Inc. The program is supported by private contributions, including founding sponsor U.S. Bank, with additional support from H.Chase Stone Trust, Nor’wood, Murphy Constructors, CALM Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Boettcher Foundation. Through the 17 years of the program, Art on the Streets has exhibited more than 50 works of art downtown, and purchased several pieces now permanently on display. All of the artwork in the exhibit is for sale, and purchase inquiries are welcome. Additional information can be found at http://www.DowntownCS.com/AOTS.

 

Brilliant at GOCA121

BRILLIANT

GOCA121 (Downtown Colorado Springs)

Saturday, June 13, 2015; 6pm dinner, 8pm 'til midnight Art Party


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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Galleries of Contemporary Art presents BRILLIANT on June 13, the fourth annual art party extravaganza taking place at 121 S. Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs.

BRILLIANT combines art, technology, mixology, performance, and music to completely transform GOCA 121 and the Nosh patio into the ultimate party. In the words of Daisy McConnell, GOCA director, the experience is “brilliant.” A five-course dinner with five cocktail pairings kicks off the evening of arts celebration, raising funds for GOCA in the process.

This year, GOCA’s BRILLIANT will feature new works and original performances by Grupo Folkloric de Pueblo, Pikes Peak Trickers Acrobatic parkour-style dance, Denver-based VJ’s Mario Zoots and Jerromie Dorrance, drummer Motown, UCCS-connected visual artists Matt Barton and Aaron Smith. Award-winning hip-hop artist, playwright, and educator Idris Goodwin will emcee the evening’s program. A live(ly) auction includes original artwork by Quebec City-based Jose Luis Torres and Denver-based Donald Fodness, tickets to Philharmonic concerts, Bearded Lady tattooing services, and more. Party-goers will also be treated to samples of local artisan spirits, like Distillery 291’s whiskey. BRILLIANT is a creative extravaganza that raises critical financial support needed to realize future gallery programs, exhibits, and innovative collaborations. Money raised at BRILLIANT pays for 2015-2016 exhibits and programs in both GOCA spaces and to the community.

Advance tickets are now available at http://www.brilliantgoca.com. Tickets for the BRILLIANT dinner + art party start at $99, and tickets for just the art party start at $25. Students tickets are $20 with ID. Discounted dinner + art party 4-packs and party only 10-packs are available; prices increase after June 8, 2015. Free parking will be provided in the Plaza of the Rockies garage.

PERFORMANCE ARTISTS
Idris Goodwin, MC, hip-hop artist + playwright Grupo Folklorico del Pueblo Samba dancers Pikes Peak Trickers, parkour + breakdancing Desmond ‘Motown' Washington, percussionist Mario Zoots and Jeromie Dorrance, djs + digital collage artists

INSTALLATION ARTISTS
Matt Barton
Aaron Smith

CRAFT SPIRITS + COCKTAIL ARTISTS
Distillery 291
Axe and the Oak Distillery
Lee Spirits Co.
The Principal's Office
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LIVE(LY) AUCTION

THEATREWORKS Season Passes / Original art by Plus Gallery artist Donald Fodness & Quebec City-based Jose Luis Torres / much more!

DINNER + COCKTAIL MENU
FIRST COURSE | Gazpacho with Brut Spanish Cava
SECOND COURSE | Citrus Ginger salad -- artisan green, pickled shiitake mushrooms, orange segments, sugar snap peas, cracked almonds, Asian ginger vinaigrette Watermelon infused sake Sangria
THIRD COURSE | Noodle nest -- cold rice noodles, sauteed citrus jumbo shrimp, jalapeno sauce with cilantro Spiced Pinche Colada
FOURTH COURSE | Airline Rainbow Chicken -- carrot purree with muti-color baby carrot glaze Kentuky bourbon with mint and ginger beer
FIFTH COURSE | Chocolate dessert medley Raspberry infused Vodka rimmed with Pop Rocks

 

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Leon Gallery Exhibition Fundraiser

Leon Gallery Presents A Fundraiser for Continental Divide: East of L.A. / West of Tehran

In conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas

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Leon Gallery is seeking help to raise funds for this major exhibition featuring 3 Time Emmy Award Winning Artist Just Mashouf; Kymia Nawabi, Winner of Bravo's "Work of Art, The Next Great Artist" Season two as well as an exhibitionist at Brooklyn Museum; Laleh Mehran - Associate Professor of Digital Emergent Practices and recently has had a large installation at the DAM as well as BMOCA; Arya Ghavamian- recently named as one of the most important Persian Artists in Vanity Fair; Amitis Motevalli- international performance and multi-media artist, and performances by The Mast and Vatan.

100% of fundraising will go to the expenses for this exhibition, which include: shipping all of the artwork out, pay for the booking fees, fly the artists to Denver, and put them up at the Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast. I'm proud to say that after over 3 and a half years in business, this is the first time we have ever had to reach out to our collectors, friends, and collaborators in the arts to help our gallery rise to a whole new level and put on a world-class exhibition that will elevate the arts in Denver.

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Judy Anderson Announces Her Retirement form PlatteForum

Judy Anderson Announces Her Retirement form PlatteForum

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On behalf of the Board of Directors of PlatteForum, we would like to congratulate and thank our Artistic/Founding Director Judy Anderson who will retire from PlatteForum on June 1, 2015. Her vision and leadership expanded and enriched the cultural community in The City and County of Denver by introducing/creating the first non-profit artist residency in Denver.

Anderson states: “For the past twelve and a half years, it has been my honor to lead PlatteForum as the founder and artistic director. As I retire from PlatteForum, I am excited to return to my studio and projects that have been germinating the past few years, and am excited about this new chapter at PlatteForum as we search for a new artistic director.”

Under Anderson’s guidance, more than 80 artists from around the world participated in the residency program and shared their passions with youth who have little-to-no access to learning through art. Anderson moved to Denver in 2002 and, along with East West Partner’s Mark Smith, co-founded PlatteForum to address diminishing access to the arts in public schools and to provide a place for artists to have the time and support to create new work. Believing that the arts are a means to develop a vibrant community of healthy, compassionate, and innovative people, these two visionaries created a place where underserved youth could interact with professional artists participating in one of the first community-engaged urban artist-in-residence programs in the United States. PlatteForum’s significance was quickly realized by the city and, in their fourth year, it was awarded the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, followed in 2011 by National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Mark Smith, Founding Board Chair and Partner, East West Partners: “Judy has been the driving force behind PlatteForum from its inception—from an idea to the successful organization it is today. Under her leadership, it has developed into a unique model for both artists and underserved youth. PlatteForum is well poised to grow and prosper because of Judy’s dedication and commitment to the arts and education.“

Jerry Barnett, Board Chair: "As a former educator in the arts, I am truly honored to be the board chair of PlatteForum. The amazing success of the artist-in-residence program and the excitement of young students as they discover their own creativity, their own voice, and build self-confidence is a source of pride for our community. With Judy's guidance moving forward, we will find a passionate new artistic director and set the stage for the next chapter of this beloved organization.

Connie Robertson, Past Board Chair: It was my pleasure to serve as PlatteForum board chair while Judy was at the artistic helm. Invigorating and inspirational to watch, Judy guided the direction of PlatteForum, influenced the artists who were in residence, nurtured the creativity of the youth, and changed the Denver cultural community. Smart, talented, creative and visionary, she will be missed at PlatteForum, but has positioned the organization for the next step in their evolution…and you can bet we will hear from Judy, the artist.”

PlatteForum
2400 Curtis St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
Mon-Fri: Noon - 4:00 PM or by appointment

303.893.0791
http://www.platteforum.org

 

Experience the Visual Arts in Denver Colorado

Experience the Visual Arts in Denver Colorado

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Joel Shapiro's “For Jennifer” outside the Clyfford Still Museum - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

Any trip to Denver for the arts enthusiast will of course include time at the Denver Art Museum, however there is much to see beyond the DAM when it comes to the local art scene. Here is Ken Hamel of DenverArts.org’s list of the Mile High City’s top destinations for the visual arts.
  • The Clyfford Still Museum - Clyfford Still is an icon of the NY School and his works are prominently displayed in America’s finest institutions including NY and SF MOMA, the Hirschhorn and the Met, but it’s Denver that is home to the world’s largest collection of Still’s work, bequeathed to the city in exchange for hosting the collection in the outstanding Brad Cloepfil designed Clyfford Still Museum, , which surpasses the nearby Daniel Libeskind designed DAM extension as the finest museum building in Denver
  • Golden Triangle Galleries - the area around the DAM fits neatly into a triangle bounded by Colfax, Speer and Broadway, and there are several fine galleries within easy walking distance of the DAM including Goodwin Fine Art, Walker Fine Art, Sandra Phillips Gallery and William Havu Gallery
  • The Kirkland Museum - Denver artist Vance Kirkland’s work runs the gamut from landscape to surrealism to Op Art, and while the Kirkland Museum highlights the artist’s vast output, it is also home to a broad cross-section of historical Colorado artists from the last century to present, as well as an outstanding collection of 20th century design
  • RedLine - Hosting an excellent year round slate of contemporary exhibitions in addition to dozens of artist studios, RedLine is perhaps Denver’s most important artist residency program with alumni populating local galleries and arts institutions
  • River North aka RiNo - North of RedLine is the RiNo neighborhood, an old warehouse district that while fast becoming a hotspot for new bars and restaurants (including a purveyor of fine Kombucha), is also the longtime home of several excellent gallery and co-op spaces including the co-located Rule and Hinterland spaces, Ironton, the Dry Ice Factory and the Pattern Shop Studio. Be sure to check out The Source as well, a converted warehouse that is home to Svper Ordinary Gallery and several fine dining and drinking spots
  • LoDo - Take in a bit of Denver’s history in the Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood which is home to the recently restored Union Station and Coors Field, as well as 2 of Denver’s top galleries, Robischon and David B. Smith and the must see Museum of Contemporary Art Denver designed by David Adjaye
  • Lower Broadway - south of the DAM on lower Broadway you’ll find several excellent restaurants in addition to a hipsters paradise of bars, coffee shops, boutiques, and one of Denver’s most ambitious contemporary art spaces Gildar Gallery; head another mile south to “Broadsterdam,” the area of Broadway south of Mississippi St., home to a wealth of antique stores and the world’s most concentrated strip of legal pot shops
  • Co-ops - Denver’s co-op gallery scene--artist run exhibition spaces fueled by a broad spectrum of full and part time participants--spans the Santa Fe Arts District (Santa Fe Drive between 6th and 10th Avenues) and the Navajo Arts District (37th and Navajo west of LoDo); while First Friday festivities are the Santa Fe District’s claim to fame, the Navajo District is hopping most every Friday night and is home to one of Denver’s oldest and most prestigious co-ops Pirate Contemporary Art as well as Edge, Next and Zip 37 galleries
Ken Hamel is the director of DenverArts.org, a local organization supporting the visual arts in Denver. Be sure to check out DenverArts.org for the latest arts events in and around Denver.



Clyfford Still Museum
1250 Bannock Street
Denver, CO
http://clyffordstillmuseum.org

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
1311 Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80203
303.832.8576
Tue-Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
http://www.kirklandmuseum.org


Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver CO 80204
303.573.1255
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5
http://www.goodwinfineart.com

The Sandra Phillips Gallery
420 West 12th Ave. (12th & Elati)
Denver, CO 80204
303.573.5969
Tue - Sat: 12:30 - 5:00 PM
http://www.thesandraphillipsgallery.com

Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave (11th and Cherokee)
Denver CO 80204
303.355.8955
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
http://www.walkerfineart.com


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

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

Rule Gallery
3254 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
303.800.6776
http://www.rulegallery.com


Hinterland
3254 Walnut St.
Denver CO, 80205
http://hinterlandartspace.com

Ironton Studios and Gallery
3636 Chestnut Place
Denver, CO 80216
303.297.8626
Mon - Fri: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
http://irontonstudios.com

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake St

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

SVPER ORDINARY Gallery + Retail Space
at The Source Marketplace
3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80205
http://svperordinary.com

Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7788
Tue-Sat: 11:00-6:00
http://www.robischongallery.com

David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street
Denver, CO, 80202
303.893.4234
http://davidbsmithgallery.com

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

Gildar Gallery
82 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Wed-Sat: 12-6pm or by appointment
303.993.4474
http://gildargallery.com


Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO 80204
303.667.2447
http://www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com

Pirate: Contemporary Art
3655 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
303.458.6058
Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM
http://www.pirateartonline.org

 

Liz Hickok RiNo Mural

Large-scale Liz Hickok mural brings new life to vacant RiNo building

  • On view at 3357 Downing Street in Denver
  • Liz Hickok’s photographs and time-lapse videos are on view through April 4th 2015 at Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC)
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photo courtesy of Michael Warren Contemporary

(from the press release)

A large, captivating photomural by artist Liz Hickok has been installed on the windows of a vacant RiNo building at Downing and 34th streets. The image, entitled Preternatural, is part of a new body of work from the San Francisco artist, who used a liquid crystal solution to create miniature worlds where both natural and urban environments were overgrown by strange formations. She then photographed these formations, magnifying them to accentuate their crystal structure and vibrant detail.

While Hickok was preparing for an exhibition at Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC), in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, she began planning how she might execute a long-standing goal: to insert her otherworldly imagery into large-scale public settings. The fact that her show was to coincide with Month of Photography Denver provided the ideal setting. “With this piece, I hope people imagine something magical and surreal is going on inside the building – that my imagery enhances the cityscape and becomes a part of the neighborhood,” says Hickok.

Working with Mark Sink, founder of Month of Photography Denver and The Big Picture program, Hickok mocked-up examples of how her work might look on large exterior building walls. This innovation appealed to Jorgen Jensen and Amy Harmon of Urban Market Partners (UMP), who jumped at the opportunity to let Hickok use one of UMP’s properties for her newest creation. The collaboration, which also included Gary Reed, of Reed Art and Imaging, realizes a hope that art can reach neighborhoods and populations that might otherwise be overlooked.

Liz Hickok’s mural will be on view for an extended period of time at 3357 Downing Street in Denver. Liz Hickok’s photographs and time-lapse videos of her crystal formations are on view through April 4th at MWC.

Michael Warren Contemporary is located in the heart of the Art District at 760 Santa Fe Drive. The gallery presents contemporary artwork with emphasis on materials and process. Additionally, MWC showcases artwork from the van Straaten Gallery and Riverhouse Editions, consigned collections of fine art prints.

Reed Art & Imaging provides photography and digital art printing services. Established in 1976, Reed Art & Imaging is committed to the highest standards of professional quality and service in conventional photo film processing / film developing and photography, as well as, state-of-the-art digital imaging, giclée printing and photo printing technologies.

Urban Market Partners is a full service real estate group building partnerships to implement progressive development projects. UMP’s portfolio is specific to the Urban Planning, cultural and market development initiatives in Denver's Urban Core.

 

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