Mai Wyn Fine Art’s Fifth Year Anniversary

Cake & Champagne Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser: First Friday May 4th, 2018 from 6-9pm

Schantz Cloud Stack 38Mai Wyn Schantz, Cloud Stack (38.5in x 32in)

This month Mai Wyn Fine Art celebrates our five-year anniversary. We first opened our doors to a bustling First Friday crowd on May 3rd, 2013. Five years later Mai Wyn Fine Art has grown to represent over a dozen Colorado-based contemporary artists and makers in addition to showcasing owner and artist Mai Wyn Schantz’s oil paintings on stainless steel. As a thank you to everyone who has supported the gallery we are hosting Cake & Champagne Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser on May 4th, 2018 during First Friday from 6-9pm.

It seems only natural to mark this special event by giving back to the vibrant neighborhood in which Mai Wyn Fine Art has found its success —Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. You can enter to win this original oil on stainless steel painting by Mai Wyn Schantz, Cloud Stack (38.5in x 32in) valued at $3,600. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 with all proceeds going to Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe (ADSF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization and one of the first Certified Creative Districts in Colorado. Fundraising efforts will help ADSF earn a matching grant from Colorado Creative Industries. Tickets will be available to purchase beginning 3rd Friday, April 20th at 5pm and will continue until 9pm on 1st Friday, May 4th when the winner will be drawn. There is no limit on the number of tickets purchased and you need not be present to win.

Mai Wyn Fine Art is located at 744 Santa Fe Dr. in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe Drive. The gallery exclusively features Colorado-based contemporary artists and makers showcased through rotating curated exhibitions. Regular gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 12-4pm. Enjoy extended hours every 1st Friday Art Walk (open until 9:30pm) and 3rd Friday Collectors’ Preview (open until 8pm). maiwyn.com for more information.

We are proud to fundraise for ADSF who is dedicated to promoting public awareness of the north Santa Fe Drive area in Denver, Colorado as a unique arts, cultural and creative district by furthering arts, culture, creativity, and education in the Denver metropolitan community. Find out more about what ADSF offers at http://denversartdistrict.org.

Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204
303.893.4182
http://maiwyn.com

 

Of the Moment

Performance art at Leon

Featuring: Esther Hernandez, Lin Wen-Ben, Jeff Page, Jordan Knecht, and collaborative artists Tobias Fike and Matthew Harris

Saturday Evenings at 7pm, April 21 - May 19, 2018

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Leon is demonstrating its commitment to promoting performance art through an intensive five weeks series of events featuring some of the best and brightest performance artists of the Denver art community.

Leon is proud to announce their upcoming performance art series, Of the Moment, an exploration of the immediacy and visceral nature of performance art, celebrating six artists who are actively engaging our community, challenging our notions of art viewing, and broadening our artistic experiences. The series is taking place from April 21st through May 25th, 2018. Each successive Saturday night at 7pm, the gallery will become the stage for each of these unique and innovative artists from within our Denver scene, who are exploring a variety of performance art styles, and expressing authentic, individual statements. The artists presenting include Esther Hernandez, Lin Wen-Ben, Jeff Page, Jordan Knecht, and collaborative artists Tobias Fike and Matthew Harris.

Scheduled performance events include:

1. April 21st - Esther Hernandez - Tooth or Dare is a series of relational aesthetic performances. Participants are set up on blind dates by the artist and instructed to play a special card game, allowing players to make choices that whimsically involve performance, intimacy and vulnerability, all the while challenging social norms and conventional dating routines and rituals.

2. April 28th - Lin Wen-Ben - Please Punch is a process investigation of experimental painting employing a suspended punching bag and floor mounted canvas, challenging visitors to step beyond the passivity of mere viewing, and instead becoming active participants in the energetic experiencing of gestural mark making.

3. May 5th - Jeff Page – TITLE TBD - is a performative installation playing upon the effects of shame, exploring ways in which the heavy, negative emotion can be transformed and utilized in various ways as a transcendent poetic tool. 4. May 12th - Jordan Knecht - Signal Noise is an immersive, pluralistic exploration of signal-to-noise ratios amplified by the world of social media. “Please turn cellphones on before the beginning of the performance.”

5. May 19th - Tobias Fike & Matthew Harris - Pop is an absurdist performative dueling match involving needle-tipped swords and inflated body parts.

Every Saturday performance will be documented through video and still photography. In the week following each performance, the video and still images will be displayed on monitors, and the detritus of the performances will remain in the gallery, available for visitors to view during normal business hours. Images and videos will be updated daily on Leon Gallery's Facebook page and on Leon Gallery's Instagram feed.

Leon
1112 E. 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
303.832.1599
http://www.leongallery.com

 

Boulder Arts Week

March 30 - April 7, 2018

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Celebrate artists! The 5th annual Boulder Arts Week will take place March 30 to April 7, 2018, at venues throughout the city. The Week is Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings and our city’s thriving creativity. Honor the city’s excellent artists and arts and culture offerings by attending events such as art walks, First Fridays, exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theater, public art, lectures, readings, and workshops.

 

Untitled Final Fridays 2018

Denver Art Museum

Final Friday of the Month, January through October 2018

  • Events take place from 6–10 pm
  • Untitled is included in general admission; Members receive free admission to every Untitled event and all the special programming that happens inside
  • College students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission
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Untitled Final Fridays just got even more creative. Each event is completely artist designed and delivered, highlighting each partner's unique talent and vision. Experience the museum in an entirely different way—every time.

For 10 seasons, Untitled has embraced experimentation and collaboration, and this year, we’re upping the ante. We’ve handed over the reins to amazing guest creatives who will design one-of-a-kind experiences and mix up the entire night’s programming by showcasing their work, inviting their friends and co-creating with you, while still providing the same hands-on and engaging atmosphere we all know and love at Untitled.

While we can’t tell you exactly what will happen (where’s the fun in that?!) we can promise you it will be a year unlike any other, with 10 totally different nights of creativity unleashed. Working alongside DAM staff, each group will showcase the museum in a whole new way and introduce you do the art and artists that make our city thrive. Untitled Final Fridays is the place to pick up new creative tricks, be inspired and discover new artists and culture makers, right here in Denver!
  • January 26: Laura Ann Samuelson (choreographer) and Nathan Hall (composer)
  • February 23: The Narrators (storytelling artists and podcast producers)
  • March 30: Steven Frost (fiber and installation artist)
  • April 27: Suzi Q. Smith (spoken-word artist)
  • May 25: Birdy (Denver art and culture magazine)
  • June 29: Jordan Knecht (multimedia conceptual artist)
  • July 27: Gregg Deal (artist and activist)
  • August 31: The Flobots (hip hop artists and activists)
  • September 28: Arthur Williams (floral artist)
  • October 26: Warm Cookies of the Revolution (civic health community organizers)
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
720.865.5000

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

 

adsflogoFirst Friday at the Art District on Santa Fe

Santa Fe Drive between 6th and 10th Ave

Every First Friday from approximately 5-10pm

  • Check gallery websites and DenverArts.org for details on individual gallery exhibits
  • Parking information:
  • Adco General — 801 Kalamath St — Park any day of the week after 5pm
  • The Bolt Factory at 2nd and Kalamath St.
  • Alliance Francaise — 6th and Galapago: Just East of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • West High School — 10th Avenue and Galapago St. — First Friday Art Walk only. Cost is $5 which funds students’ cultural programs
  • Kitchens at the Denver — 8th and Kalamath: 1 block west of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • The Knife Guys at 11 Kalamath St. and W. Ellsworth Ave. — after 6pm
  • Image Complete Lighting Gallery, Kalamath and 2nd Avenue — after 5pm
  • Su Teatro lot at Santa Fe Drive and 2nd Avenue
  • Street parking along Santa Fe Drive, 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th Avenues
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Belmar Block 7 First Friday Gallery Art Walk

Every First Friday from 6-9pm at Belmar's Block 7 Arts

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Block 7 Arts is conveniently located just south east of Alameda & Wadsworth at 445 S Saulsbury St in Lakewood's Belmar Shopping District. There is free parking in the garage with entrances on both the north and south end of the block as well as paid parking on the street.

 

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