Michael Jones McKean: On Objects, Time, and the Fallacy of Scale

Part of RMCAD's Collapsing Time Lecture Series

Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

Tuesday February 13, 2018; doors open at 6pm, lecture begins at 6:30pm

VASDPMcKeanRocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) will host artist Michael Jones McKean on February 13, 2018. McKean, whose work explores the nature of objects in relation to folklore, technology, anthropology, and mysticism, will give a lecture titled On Objects, Time, and the Fallacy of Scale in the fifth installment of the Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer (VASD) Program’s Collapsing Time Lecture Series.

Through his work, McKean challenges stable definitions, such as real and replica, fact and fiction, past and future, while using an assortment of media ranging from ancient meteorites and primitive textiles, to of-the-moment technologies, psychotropic medicines, and prismatic rainbows. McKean’s lecture will focus on the possibility of disparate objects skidding across time, exploring “scale” and how time’s collapse can help re-articulate our ancient involvement with forms, materials, meaning, representation, and poetics. The event will take place at the Mary Harris Auditorium on RMCAD’s campus. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.


The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer (VASD) Program explores critical, diverse, and creative inquiry. This interdisciplinary initiative enriches the academic experience at RMCAD and serves the greater Denver-metro community. More information can be found at www.rmcad.edu/vasdp.


A premier arts school in the Denver area, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is an innovative, rigorous, and community-oriented global learning environment that inspires passion for critical thinking and prepares learners to be forces of change in the creative industries, our communities, and the world. Find more information at www.RMCAD.edu or by calling 800.888.ARTS.

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
1600 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214


Chocolate & Jewelry at Gallery 1505

1505 South Pearl Street in Denver

Friday, February 9th and Saturday February 10th from 6pm - 10pm

Sunday, February 11th from 10am - 4pm

  • Three day event featuring a silent auction, raffle, and specials on local artwork
  • Across the street from Sushi Den in the Platt Park neighborhood
Hearts by Michelene Berkey
Gallery 1505
1505 S. Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210


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
Untitled CreativeTakeover 2018

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



Art & Soul at the Art Students League Denver

Saturday, February 10, 2018

An arty party not to miss! Art & Soul is the ASLD annual gala, with live music, food, battling artist demonstrations, drinks and interesting people! Proceeds benefit the programming and community of the Art Students League of Denver.
Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203


Magnolia Street Art Space Grand Opening and "Emerge" Pop-up Art Exhibit POSTPONED (see below)

Grand Opening Celebration: Friday January 12 from 6 - 9 pm

Pop-up Exhibit Dates: January 11 - 27, 2018

Postponement of Magnolia Street Art Space Grand Opening

Due to unforeseen construction delays, the Magnolia Street Art Space Grand Opening has been cancelled for January 12, 2018, and will be postponed for now. We are in the process of resolving the delays and will send out a new press release once we have been able to reschedule the event.

About the Magnolia Street Art Space Grand Opening

A grand opening celebration is planned for the new Magnolia Street Art Space! The space is finished, artists are getting settled in and a pop-up exhibit, entitled "Emerge," representing work from more than 20 artists will be part of the celebration. There will be food, music and fun! Don't miss this great opportunity to view some fantastic art and to take a look at this beautiful new art space.

About "Emerge," an invitational group pop-up exhibit

"Emerge," the pop-up exhibit that will be a part of the Grand Opening celebration is being curated by former Ice Cube Gallery members Karen Roehl and Ron Gerbrandt. It will display a diverse collection of art by local artists including: Kevin Weckbach, Richard Rodriguez, Elizabeth Rouland, Larry Pritchard, Kate Woestemeyer, Tiffiny Wine, Dustin Hardgrove, Vanessa Garcia, Clyde Steadman, Michael Gadlin, Stephanie Hartshorn, Karen Roehl, Ron Gerbrandt, Susie Hyer, Ann Gargotto, Andrea Kemp, Terri Bell, Jon Koenigsberg, Julie Anna Lewis, Terrell Tumlinson and Josh Frye.

Magnolia Street Art Space
6600 E. 74th Avenue
Commerce City, CO 80022


Read more: Magnolia Street Art Space Grand Opening (POSTPONED)

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


Belmar Block 7 First Friday Gallery Art Walk

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


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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