Georgia Amar:  Contemporary Prints and Oils
Mar
1
to Apr 28

Georgia Amar: Contemporary Prints and Oils

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Landscapes and contemporary figures in bold, yet peaceful arrangements painted and printed by a master's hand. Witness a "light show" to experience the shifting foregrounds and backgrounds created by deft interaction of light and colour. The artist is a citizen of Morocco, Israel, Canada and the United States, and has exhibited in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe since 2003.

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Stillness of Identity by Nijole Rasmussen
Mar
1
to Apr 30

Stillness of Identity by Nijole Rasmussen

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The Alliance Française de Denver presents "Stillness Identity" by Nijole Rasmussen beginning March 1st, 2019 through April 30th, 2019.

Artist Statement: To paint for me is to access the deepest, remotest and most private corners of my imagination, where I can be free to welcome many opportunities for happy accidents to appear. With this language of shapes and colors, my desire is to communicate to the viewer my thoughts, emotions, that unique perception of the reality that later he can himself create his own world and live there protected by this illuminate power of art. Art is a harmony of nature, soul and spirit. It gives me power to express myself without much involvement of the rational mind. This harmony that my eyes can welcome and my soul can respond, is the result of my art. When I paint, it seems that my soul takes better shape, that longing for life and beauty and empowers creative process, which was already there long time ago… Nature influences my art. Where nature ends, my abstract forms begin its journey. Perhaps the path traveled matters little. The will to arrive is sufficient. Giving preference to form, shape and color, I am led to unknown places, places where beautiful world exits, the world I am willing to share with the like minded. The beauty understood has this power to illuminate the senses, still the mind and enchant the heart. My vision to interpret the reality in abstract form is my saying yes to spirituality, beauty and life.

Artist Bio: Nijolė Rasmussen was born and raised in Lithuania. Since 1992 she has lived in Denver, Colorado, USA. The journey through life has taken her to photography, and eventually to painting, which has been her passion for the last 7 years. With some guidance from professional artists, she is mainly self-taught and derives her inspiration from nature, travels, and love of art. She loves to read and does so in several languages, and enjoys writing poetry. Nijolė has had many exhibitions in Denver and one solo exhibition in Chicago. Her art also is represented by art gallery in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Stoked: A Ceramic Journey by Barry Krzywicki
Apr
3
to Apr 29

Stoked: A Ceramic Journey by Barry Krzywicki

Artists on Santa Fe Gallery is honored to feature the wood-fired ceramics of Barry Krzywicki this month. You will enjoy seeing his fine white and brown stoneware for all uses at reasonable prices, including vessels for drinking, pouring and storing, small plates, as well as decorative objects. Chat with Barry about his creative process and extensive travels during the 3rd Friday Artist's reception; refreshments will be served.

Artist's Statement: "Transformation is a metaphor for the ceramic journey I've taken over the last 40 years. I could not have imagined what my work would look like when I began. My wheel thrown drinking vessels, teapots, creamers, jars and plates are enhanced by pattern, facets and textures. They are fired in a wood burning kiln, where the sun's energy stored by a tree is released as heat that physically and chemically transforms the clay into a hard ceramic material. As the kiln is stoked, flames lick the pots and leave nuances of color and texture on the pieces. The surface of each piece is unique, a memento of the transformative power of fire." Barry Krzywicki

Third Friday will be your time to come a meet with Barry and learn all about wood firing.

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The Way of The White Clouds - New Work by Meghan Wilbar
Apr
16
to May 25

The Way of The White Clouds - New Work by Meghan Wilbar

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Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC) is pleased to present “The Way of The White Clouds.” We will have a concurrent exhibition of new work by Kelton Osborn.

Meghan Wilbar uses natural abstraction to create paintings that evoke the experience one has within their surroundings. She explores the natural world by exploring the dance between colliding forms, the interchange of negative and positive space, light and color. Through the buildup of paint, colors and textures are created to emphasize expansive landscapes on her two dimensional panels.


“My work explores this journey through a meditation on what is seen by the eyes and the mind. For the past year, I’ve explored the physical and metaphysical clouds on my own journey through Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.“ says Wilbar.

Meghan Wilbar was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. She received her BA from Knox College, and her MFA from the New York Studio School. In the fall of 2010, she was an artist in the Bronx Museum, Artist in the Marketplace program (AIM 30.) She received a fellowship to the Spiro Arts residency program for spring 2012. She currently lives and works in Denver.

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Kelton Osborn - Inaccessible Spaces
Apr
16
to Apr 25

Kelton Osborn - Inaccessible Spaces

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Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC) is pleased to present “Kelton Osborn - Inaccessible Spaces.” We will have a concurrent exhibition of new work by Meghan Wilbar.

Kelton Osborn continues his process of making connections through accidental relationships (discontinuity.) It is not necessarily about creating beauty but about finding unplanned relationships and outcomes.

Osborn says “Sometimes built forms created with architectural convention limit how people inhabit spaces. These paintings are an exploration of concepts that help me rethink the built environment. For me, the large scale encourages physical interaction with the surface of the canvas, revealing unexpected results. I am able to work with small intimate details, large forms and colors simultaneously. These “studies” provide ample information for me to apply to three-dimensional interpretations and other architectural applications.”

Kelton attended the University of New Mexico where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, with a Minor in Fine Arts/Printmaking. He earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver. He is principal of QUICK-BEND design LLC, a local studio producing furniture, buildings and industrial design.

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New Work by Ketty Devieux at Core Annex
Apr
18
to May 5

New Work by Ketty Devieux at Core Annex

Devieux believes that we are the weavers of our lives. Each experience can be an important thread used by our consciousness to connect with one another and create our own essence. Our intuitions are guided by the thread of our souls. The work of this series symbolize elements of Devieux’s life tapestry.

Opening Reception: April 26, 6-9 p.m.

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New Work by Core Members Susie Biehl and Terrilynn Moore
Apr
18
to Jun 5

New Work by Core Members Susie Biehl and Terrilynn Moore

Biehl’s new work showcases an absence of light and envelopes darkness. The color black is power, fear, strength, elegance and emotion. It has a richness all it's own that is deep, mysterious, edgy and glamorous. Black is stylish, thought provoking, sophisticated, formal and prestigious. Black is associated with the unknown or negative, but also represents power and strength. Here it is used as the predominant color. Her work is a collection of work created by integrating the textures, shapes and colors of recycled materials to form art that is imaginative, tactile and uniquely original.

Moore’s new work is titled Nappy Edges—a multi-media, abstract exploration of being black in white American culture. The frustration, pain and chaos of living and working in a society that often degrades, humiliates, incarcerates and undervalues people of color. The irony of her police background serves as fodder for her art.

Opening Reception: April 26, 6-9 p.m.

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SYNC Gallery Presents Vignettes, Paintings by Kristy Smith and Pamela Gilmore Hake
Apr
18
to May 11

SYNC Gallery Presents Vignettes, Paintings by Kristy Smith and Pamela Gilmore Hake

Vignettes, Abstract Paintings by Kristy Smith and Pamela Gilmore Hake
Vignettes offers new works that are short, visually descriptive stories created through drawing and painting to reveal the heart of the artists.

Sync Gallery’s Third Friday artists’ reception will be held on April 19, 2019 from 6-9pm, and First Friday Art Walk on May 3, 2019 from 6-9pm; Exhibition runs April 18 through May 11, 2019.

Gallery hours:
Thursday 1-4
First & Third Friday 6-9
other Fridays 1-4,
Saturday 12-4 or by appointment.

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Spring Group Show
Apr
19
to Jun 1

Spring Group Show

Please join us for our SPRING GROUP SHOW featuring new work by gallery artists: Julie Anderson, April Cannon, Amelia Caruso, Chis DeKnikker, Katharine McGuinness, Tommy White, and Mai Wyn Schantz.

The Friday, April 19 opening reception, 6-8 p.m., coincides with the Art District on Santa Fe’s Third Friday Collectors’ Preview. Exhibition continues through June 1, 2019.

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ORCHID.Spring by MATTHEW MORROCCO Curated by Sophie Olympia Riese /The Olympia Project
Apr
19
to Jun 25

ORCHID.Spring by MATTHEW MORROCCO Curated by Sophie Olympia Riese /The Olympia Project

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GALLERIE B.B. BORGIA, INC. and The Olympia Project are pleased to present ORCHID.Spring, a new body of work by artist Matthew Morrocco.

ORCHID.SPRING is part three of four of an ongoing exhibition of new photographic work by the artist documenting the four seasons. ORCHID.Spring is hosted by GALLERIE B.B. BORGIA, INC. in the Art District on Santa Fe. ORCHID.Spring was curated by Sophie O. Riese. Fall and Winter were both shown at Crush Curatorial in NYC, NY. Special Programming for the ORCHID.Spring by Matthew Morrocco is concentrated on May 1 and June 3 during First Friday. ORCHID.Spring by Matthew Morrocco will be exhibited exclusively at GALLERIE B.B. BORGIA, INC. ORCHID.Spring by Matthew Morrocco is curated by Sophie Olympia Riese and The OLYMPIA PROJECT.

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Remix
Apr
19
to May 9

Remix

An exhibition of art & artists from The Firm Graphics

Opening Reception: April 19, 2019 6 - 10 p.m.

On Friday, April 19, 2019, Bitfactory Gallery presents Remix, a group exhibition with a focus on Digital Art. Remix is an opportunity for the Firm Graphics’ artists, current and past, to show their work with an emphasis on the art instead of the advertising aspect. On display are personal pieces of art from the designers along with artistic remixes of some of the Firm’s most well known commercial pieces from iconic festivals and nightclubs. Nightlife culture has been responsible for opening the world to some forward pushing digital design styles and this show will display that spirit.

The Firm Graphics is a Denver based graphic design company founded in 1998 by Steve Blakley. It began in his friend’s basement as a simple rave flyer design service. Over the past 20 years the company has evolved into a home for creative designers focusing primarily on art in the music industry. The Firm has worked on many major festivals, record labels, and other brands around the world.

Featured Artists: Steve Blakley, Chuck Emit, Lucas DeGraw, Thomas Weaver, Seth Broman, Jake Martin, Dylan Wood, Stephen Mancha, Shawn Astrom, Robbie Maestas, Steve Berumen, Joey Mazzotta.

The Opening Reception will be on Third Friday, April 19 and the exhibition runs through Thursday, May 9. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and by appointment. For additional information please contact Bill Thomason at info@bitfactory.net or (303) 862-9367.

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Broom Brigade Community Cleanup
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Broom Brigade Community Cleanup

Join the Art District on Santa Fe and the La Alma-Lincoln Park Neighborhood for our annual spring cleaning on Saturday, April 27!

Meet at the Su Teatro parking lot at 721 Santa Fe Drive. Please arrive early to sign a waiver, and enjoy snacks and coffee. Clean-up starts at 9:30 a.m. All equipment will be provided, and volunteers will be assigned a block or two. We’ll celebrate afterwards with a happy hour at El Noa Noa.

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors for this great day of community service. 

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The Art of Brunch: April Edition
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

The Art of Brunch: April Edition

The Art of Brunch is back! Join us for gallery hopping and complimentary brunch bites at more than 20 galleries and creative business in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe.

The series—held in spring and fall—returns on the following last Sundays:

→ MAR 31
→ APR 28
→ MAY 26

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES + CREATIVE BUSINESSES:

910Arts
Abstract
Access Gallery
Art from Ashes
Artists on Santa Fe
Bitfactory Gallery
Carol Mier Fashion
Central City Opera House
Denver Art Society
Diego Pellicer Colorado
Gallerie BB
Georgia Amar's Habitat Gallery & Studio
Grace Gallery Fine Art
Grace Noel - Art by Grace
Green Lady Gardens
Joe Maxx Coffee Co. Denver
Kashi Kari Gallery
Kat Payge Art
Mai Wyn Fine Art
Michael Warren Contemporary
Neo Art Studios
Ninni & Foffa's
Niza Knoll Gallery
Spark Gallery
Sync Gallery
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW Post 1

No ticket necessary. Simply come down and enjoy a free day at the galleries!

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 INTOLERANCE: Tales of Loss, Survival and Perseverance
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

INTOLERANCE: Tales of Loss, Survival and Perseverance

As artist and gallery owner Niza Knoll watched the march of Neo-Nazis on Charlottesville, North Carolina in August of 2017, she became alarmed. As a descendent of family members who were lost to the holocaust and whose father escaped and survived, she was physically shaken that some 80 years later in the United States of America, the same rhetoric of intolerance that started a genocide was in full display. The event conjured images of concentration camps, immigration quotas and families seeking asylum; thoughts of innocent people who were killed because they were considered animals and “undesirable,” but had no place to go. And of the story, written by her father, of an incident with his scouting group just before the occupation of Austria by the Germans. As an artist, she poured those anxieties into her artwork and invited other, like-minded artist to reflect on the same theme.

The exhibit INTOLERANCE: Tales of Loss, Survival and Perseverance runs May 2 through July 13, 2019 at 915 Santa Fe Drive with an opening and artist reception on Thursday, May 2, 6-8:30 p.m. The show will also be on view during regular gallery hours, Wednesday through Friday 1-5 p.m., Saturdays, 1-4 p.m., First and Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m.

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First Friday Art Walk
May
3
5:30 PM17:30

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walks continue in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe! Year-round, rain or shine, join us on First Fridays for late-night viewing of artwork at 100+ art galleries, artists' studios, and creative businesses. 

For a list of events, visit: denversartdistrict.org/events

For full info on First Friday, visit: denversartdistrict.org/first-friday

The heart of the art walk is between 7th and 10th Avenues on Santa Fe Drive, with more galleries scattered nearby. To get here, take the Light Rail to 10th and Osage or opt for a ride share, as parking is difficult. 

Support local artists and attend the Art Walk every First Friday from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

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Exotic Houseplant Sale & Fundraiser
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Exotic Houseplant Sale & Fundraiser

The Exotic Houseplant Sale & Fundraiser is a national first. This full evening event will feature the sale, auction, & raffle of some of the most sought after & difficult to obtain houseplants. The event will also feature outdoor games, live music, food trucks, other raffle items, & art vendors as well as a cash bar, art installation, & selfie station.

A portion of all profits will benefit Primary Plants, Green Lady Gardens' nonprofit (application pending). The mission is to give the therapeutic benefits of indoor gardening to underserved & disadvantaged primary school children in the Denver metro area.

Free entry. A donation to Primary Plants is suggested.

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Third Friday Art Collectors' Night - May
May
17
5:30 PM17:30

Third Friday Art Collectors' Night - May

Join us for our Third Friday Collectors' Night in the Art District on Santa Fe!

Enjoy the opportunity to chat directly with gallery owners and artists during this intimate, monthly series catered to art collectors. About a dozen galleries along Santa Fe Drive participate in this monthly event.

Plan your date night and come explore the Art District on Santa Fe. For specific receptions and opening exhibits, visit denversartdistrict.org/events.

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Beyond Worlds
May
17
to Jun 13

Beyond Worlds

Bitfactory Gallery presents Beyond Worlds, an all-female, group exhibition with a focus on Abstract Art. Brought together by the desire to reach beyond the boundaries of our mundane, material existence, four established artists, Annamarie Mead, Lydia Riegle, Janet Rundquist, and Cyncie Winter explore through paint, line, brush and color the other side. The result, Beyond Worlds, reaches both outward and inward: outward to the edge of our imagination and inward to the rich depth of our collective soul. The artists invite you to set aside the limitations of the familiar and join them on a journey to a place where boundaries become permeable and the imaginary becomes real.

Annamarie Mead - I love to blend colors with the freshness and freedom of natural scenes, and with an abstract interpretation. What is difficult to say in words comes through color, light, shape and movement in paint. Painting is how I speak from the soul.

Lydia Riegle - I am fascinated with outcomes from using different materials and tools. I believe that the creative process is an encounter with the unknown, opening a door to intimacy with new ways of seeing to make something both beautiful and challenging. Stepping into a process of discovery, I know that chance, confidence, the imprint of tools and materials, and maintaining an open mind will lead me into new territory – something beyond what is known. Each piece of work embodies an open question, living into the answer of this moment. Throughout it all, I am intimate with the discovery process and the beauty of the outcome.

Janet Rundquist - As each layer of paint is applied, my work transforms itself. I’m painting instinctively, intuitively and emotionally. I’m painting my remembrances of my time with the wind, water, sky and earth. I surrender to motion, joy and the surprises that lie ahead…just as when I’m alone and free in the natural world.

Cyncie Winter - To capture the connection I feel with nature, I work intuitively, through thoughtful selection of color and gestural movement in applying paint. I pour liquid acrylics on gallery-wrap canvas with deep edges, coaxing paint to form intentional pools of color, juxtaposing light and dark areas, to invoke an appreciation for the beauty of our world, and all that is luminous and hopeful. The many expressions of these experiences can be found in my multiple series: How the Light Gets In; Fire in the Heart; Shining Earth; and Presence.

The Opening Reception will be on Third Friday, May 17th from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and the exhibition runs through Thursday, June 13th.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and by appointment. For additional information please contact Bill Thomason at info@bitfactory.net or (303) 862-9367.

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2nd Anniversary Party
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

2nd Anniversary Party

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Join us in celebrating our second trip around the sun with a day full of fun activities, new beer, new merch and more!

Pilot Series Beer Release, Chardonnay Cherry Sour: Kettle-soured, fermented in Chardonnay barrels, and aged on 500lbs of Ranier Cherries for nine months.

Cellar Beer Releases: Three crowd favorites will emerge from the cellar: Flanders Purple (collaboration with Dos Luces), Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Turkish Coffee Stout, and Strong Scotch.

New Merch: Anniversary Shirts: We're rolling out newly designed shirts in limited quantities with the help of our friends at Pub & Grub Creative starting at the Anniversary Party! Design will be posted in the comments!

Anniversary Glassware: 13oz stemmed Rastal Luttich Balloon glass. Purchase a full pour and add a glass for $4, buy extra glasses for $8. Design will be posted in the comments! We may also have fancy new hats...

Old Merch Fire Sale: The old stuff needs to go! Select styles will be up to 50% off! Tank tops, T-Shirts, hats and more.

Intrepid Sojourner Beer Club: Sign up at the ticket link (bit.ly/Beer-Club-2019) or in the taproom until May 25, 2019! $50 annually gets you:

1. Customized 20oz Rastal glass with your name and membership number engraved on it

2. $1 off full pours in your customized glass

3. Early access to monthly bottle releases

4. Take your glass home at the end of the year

Food truck, beer garden, lawn games and other fun stuff to be announced!

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My Hair Trip Salon 5th Anniversary Party & Silent Auction
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

My Hair Trip Salon 5th Anniversary Party & Silent Auction

Celebrate five years of My Hair Trip Salon (773 Santa Fe Dr.) with a party and silent auction to support Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. Food from Lomito Food Truck, drinks , DJ, karaoke battles, giveaways, and a silent auction featuring:

  • Davines

  • Joe Maxx

  • Intrepid Sojurner

  • Interstate Kitchen & Bar

  • El Noa Noa

  • Moda Body and Face + Fitness

  • Awaken Gymnastics

  • Grassroots

  • Abstract Apparel

  • Candelaria

  • Recreative

  • Fire on the Mountain

  • Colorado Health & Wellness

  • And more!

RSVP here

(Photo by Chris Barbalis on Unsplash)

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The Art of Brunch: May Edition
May
26
11:00 AM11:00

The Art of Brunch: May Edition

The Art of Brunch is back! Join us for gallery hopping and complimentary brunch bites at more than 20 galleries and creative business in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe.

The series—held in spring and fall—returns on the following last Sundays:

→ MAR 31
→ APR 28
→ MAY 26

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES + CREATIVE BUSINESSES:

910Arts
Abstract
Access Gallery
Art from Ashes
Artists on Santa Fe
Bitfactory Gallery
Carol Mier Fashion
Central City Opera House
Denver Art Society
Diego Pellicer Colorado
Gallerie BB
Georgia Amar's Habitat Gallery & Studio
Grace Gallery Fine Art
Grace Noel - Art by Grace
Green Lady Gardens
Joe Maxx Coffee Co. Denver
Kashi Kari Gallery
Kat Payge Art
Mai Wyn Fine Art
Michael Warren Contemporary
Neo Art Studios
Ninni & Foffa's
Niza Knoll Gallery
Spark Gallery
Sync Gallery
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW Post 1

No ticket necessary. Simply come down and enjoy a free day at the galleries!

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Noche De Museo: Puerto Rican Rhythms
Jun
28
5:30 PM17:30

Noche De Museo: Puerto Rican Rhythms

We at Museo De Las Americas would like to invite you to our Annual Fundraising Event: Noche de Museo - Puerto Rican Rhythms on Friday, June 28 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Skylight Venue.

Stroll into the evening with an ambiance of Puerto Rican beauty. Take in beats of the Caribbean as you enter a great night of entertainment, delectable food, mouthwatering desserts, delightful drinks, silent and live auction items, and more!

Funds raised during the event will benefit our Educational Programming, Future Exhibitions, Technology, students, and more! Support our cause and mission while enjoying the festivity!

Dress: Cocktail attire - but please wear something festive and fun! Bring a nice hat, flower hair piece, or your favorite Caribbean shawl.

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Spring Group Show Opening Reception
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Spring Group Show Opening Reception

Please join us for our SPRING GROUP SHOW featuring new work by gallery artists: Julie Anderson, April Cannon, Amelia Caruso, Chis DeKnikker, Katharine McGuinness, Tommy White, and Mai Wyn Schantz.

The April 19th Opening Reception coincides with the Art District on Santa Fe’s Third Friday Collectors’ Night.

Exhibition continues through June 1st, 2019.

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Charles Parson Artist Talk: Drawing Upon the Landscape
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Charles Parson Artist Talk: Drawing Upon the Landscape

Charles Parson will be giving an informal Gallery Talk, Saturday, April 6th at 11:00 in conjunction with his most recent one person exhibit at Mai Wyn Fine Arts, Denver.

He will speak to the on-going role of drawing in his 45 years of making art, but in particular his shift to emphasizing drawing as the major voice in his most recent works. He will present his process, references and reasoning in this new series, “Horizon’s Harmonies” and speak specifically to the works on display.

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First Friday Art Walk
Apr
5
5:30 PM17:30

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walks continue in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe! Year-round, rain or shine, join us on First Fridays for late-night viewing of artwork at 100+ art galleries, artists' studios, and creative businesses.

For a list of events, visit: denversartdistrict.org/events
For full info on First Friday, visit: denversartdistrict.org/first-friday

The heart of the art walk is between 7th and 10th Avenues on Santa Fe Drive, with more galleries scattered nearby. To get here, take the Light Rail to 10th and Osage or opt for a ride share, as parking is difficult.

Support local artists and attend the Art Walk every First Friday from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

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The Art of Brunch: March Edition
Mar
31
11:00 AM11:00

The Art of Brunch: March Edition

The Art of Brunch is back! Join us for gallery hopping and complimentary brunch bites at more than 20 galleries and creative business in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe.

The series—held in spring and fall—returns on the following last Sundays:

→ MAR 31
→ APR 28
→ MAY 26

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES + CREATIVE BUSINESSES:

910Arts
Abstract
Access Gallery
Art from Ashes
Artists on Santa Fe
Bitfactory Gallery
Carol Mier Fashion
Central City Opera House
Denver Art Society
Diego Pellicer Colorado
Gallerie BB
Georgia Amar's Habitat Gallery & Studio
Grace Gallery Fine Art
Grace Noel - Art by Grace
Green Lady Gardens
Joe Maxx Coffee Co. Denver
Kashi Kari Gallery
Kat Payge Art
Mai Wyn Fine Art
Michael Warren Contemporary
Neo Art Studios
Ninni & Foffa's
Niza Knoll Gallery
Spark Gallery
Sync Gallery
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW Post 1

No ticket necessary. Simply come down and enjoy a free day at the galleries!

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Collage Garden
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Collage Garden

Green Lady Gardens is excited to host the Spring 2019 exhibition of The Collage Garden, an international cooperative art installation comprised of collages juxtaposed in an urban setting created by hundreds of global participants.

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Rear View Mirror: Artist Reception
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Rear View Mirror: Artist Reception

Space Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Paul Brokering's photography in honor of Denver's Month of Photography titled 'Rear View Mirror.' The exhibition will be installed at our new location, Space ANNEX, and will serve as a soft launch for the exhibition space as well as a closing party for the Month of Photography.

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The MIX Annual Exhibit at Niza Knoll Gallery
Mar
29
5:00 PM17:00

The MIX Annual Exhibit at Niza Knoll Gallery

A fantastic opportunity to acquire delightful, interesting and accessible art from a talented group of creators. Works by Rachel Basye, Nancy Enyart Victoria Eubanks, Mark Friday, Jennifer Ghormley, Pat Lickly, Aliki McCain and Paula Romero Schmitt.

Runs March 29 to April 28, 2019: Wednesdays - Saturdays 1-4 p.m., 1st and 3rd Fridays 5-9 p.m., Opening Reception: Friday, March 29, 5-8 p.m., The Art of Brunch: Sunday, March 31, 11-3 p.m. with music by Central City Opera’s Alicia Baker, accordionist & vocalist. The Art of Brunch: Sunday, April 28, 11–3 p.m.

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Paper Dreams by Kristen Wright in Core Annex
Mar
28
to Apr 14

Paper Dreams by Kristen Wright in Core Annex

"Paper Dreams" is a collection of dream-inspired illustrations made over 5 years. 

The stories of my dreams are vividly fantastical, and I use paper to illustrate the icons, figures, and scenes of my subconscious. Paper cutting and color choices are deliberate, and the transformation in form and meaning, from memory to paper shapes, is what inspires me to create.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 29, 6-8 p.m.

First Friday: Friday, April 5, 6-9 p.m.

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New Work by Core Members Donny Dixon and Early Chuvarsky
Mar
28
to Apr 14

New Work by Core Members Donny Dixon and Early Chuvarsky

Donny Dixon manipulates fire to explore powerful imagery of daydreams and nightmares. Drawing upon ideas and pictures that flicker just outside of consciousness, Dixon uses elements of fire such as smoke and ash to permanently sear these images onto his canvases.

Rooted deeply in traditional working methods while focusing on contemporary subject matter Earl Chuvarsky's work concentrates on the continual examination of the placement of subjects within the picture plane, and the feeling it invokes.

First Friday: April 5, 6-9 p.m.

Closing Reception: April 12, 6-9 p.m.

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Greek Independence Day Party
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Greek Independence Day Party

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Join us for our first international party of the year, Greek Independence Day!

-Pilot Series beer release, Zorba the Gruit: A Baklava-inspired herb ale

-Cookie pairing with Good Sugar Baking

-Craft Market with Crafted Art Emporium

-Deputy Spudslinger food truck with Greek-inspired specials

-Lawn games in the parking lot

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Masterclass with Da Cruz
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Masterclass with Da Cruz

Join us for a special Café des Arts with French graffiti artist Da Cruz, where he will discuss his work, technique, his story and that of street art in France. Da Cruz will be visiting and in residence at the Alliance Française de Denver from March 18th through March 24th, 2019. During his residency Da Cruz will create graffiti murals at the Alliance Française as well as along the Cherry Creek bike path in downtown Denver.

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Colorado Pint Day & Jalapeño Gose Release
Mar
20
3:00 PM15:00

Colorado Pint Day & Jalapeño Gose Release

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The Colorado Brewers Guild 2019 Pint Day theme is "Colorado Craft Beer, It's In Our Nature". This year's glass was designed by Shawn Neilsen, a nationally known Colorado based artist. Pay an extra dollar for a pint and keep the glass!

We're also releasing our tart and spicy Jalapeño Gose. See the Facebook event for more details!

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Mystery Achievements
Mar
15
to Apr 11

Mystery Achievements

Bitfactory Gallery presents Mystery Achievements, a two-artist exhibition with a focus on Assemblage Art. Both artists paint and work in an assemblage/collage environment. Jason Cope works primarily with found objects and paints said found objects into his collages. Mark Risius is on a journey of painting canvases, cutting them up, and then weaving them back together for a completely unique and non-traditional approach to painting.

Jason Cope - work is influenced by the unknown, the unseen, and this strange phenomenon we call existence. Working somewhere between collage and assemblage, he creates scenes of complex systems that drive and destroy this vast ecology of nature and ourselves.

Mark Risius - woven canvas collages explore assemblage, the imaginative process, and transforming paintings into a unique genre of art. Mark’s creative desire for distinctive aesthetics is evident in every aspect of these works from his choice of color and style to the crafting of the handmade wooden frames.

Opening Reception will be on Third Friday, March 15th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the exhibition runs through Thursday, April 11th.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and by appointment.

For additional information please contact Bill Thomason at info@bitfactory.net or (303) 862-9367.

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Third Friday Art Collectors' Night - March
Mar
15
5:30 PM17:30

Third Friday Art Collectors' Night - March

Join us for our Third Friday Collectors' Night in the Art District on Santa Fe!

Enjoy the opportunity to chat directly with gallery owners and artists during this intimate, monthly series catered to art collectors. About a dozen galleries along Santa Fe Drive participate in this monthly event.

Plan your date night and come explore the Art District on Santa Fe. For specific receptions and opening exhibits, visit denversartdistrict.org/events.

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Horizon's Harmonies: New Work by Charles Parson
Mar
15
to Apr 13

Horizon's Harmonies: New Work by Charles Parson

Mai Wyn Fine Art presents Horizon’s Harmonies, a solo exhibition by renowned artist Charles Parson. The intimate gallery setting will feature a selection of new dimensional drawings and sculpture by the prolific Denver artist. Meet Charles Parson at the Opening Reception, Friday, March 15 from 6-8 p.m. which coincides with 3rd Friday Collectors’ Preview in the Art District on Santa Fe. Horizon’s Harmonies continues through April 13, 2019.

For the last forty years Charles Parson’s work has kept focus on the horizon. Known for his monumental sculpture and outdoor installations comprised of heavy steel i-beams, thick glass, hardware and wire, Parson takes a step aside to focus on more intimate works inspired by his daily drawing practice and love of the American West. Still utilizing strong horizontal lines, minimal color and industrial hardware, Parson’s new “dimensional drawings” incorporate finely drafted mountain vistas and cloud laden horizons adding a sense of time and place to the work. An accompaniment of new, garden-size sculptures are also included in the exhibition.

Charles Parson has over 80 solo exhibitions under his belt along with extensive participation in group shows, large-scale installations, and monumental public sculptures throughout the United States. He’s written two books and has been reviewed and featured in numerous local, regional and national newspapers, magazines, books, radio and television. After retiring from full-time teaching last year, Parson hasn’t lost a step maintaining a Resource Artist position and studio at Redline in Denver. Most recently Charles shared the spotlight with his two artist sons Collin Parson and Devon Parson in a two-pronged exhibition entitled Three Views on view now through the end of March at Lakewood Cultural Center in Lakewood, CO and Durango Art Center in Durango, CO.

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SYNC Gallery Presents ENIGMA by Pam Fortner
Mar
14
to Apr 13

SYNC Gallery Presents ENIGMA by Pam Fortner

Much of Pam Fortner’s work is an enigma - perplexing and fanciful; yet vaguely familiar. It evokes forms that surround us, forms seen every day, but at such a minuscule scale that they often exist unnoticed.

Pam is inspired by the minutiae of nature and draws from the anatomy and structure of living things for her artwork. Her creative process is enigmatic. At the point of conception, her ideas are whimsical and mysterious - seemingly impossible to bring into physical form. She approaches each idea as if it were a puzzle to be worked out. With her unconventional combination of welding and bookbinding skills, Pam solves the conundrum. The use of steel provides a sturdy architecture on which she binds paper allowing her to magnify the scale of her pieces from the minute to the fantastic.

With this exhibit, Pam brings her love of the insignificant world to the forefront, where it takes on a curious appeal.

Gallery hours: Thursday 1-4, First & Third Friday 6-9, Other Fridays 1-4, Saturday 12-4, or by appointment.

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Cultivation: Work by Rochelle Dammel and Alissa Davies
Mar
7
to Mar 24

Cultivation: Work by Rochelle Dammel and Alissa Davies

Abstract process painters Alissa Davies and Rochelle Dammel’s Cultivation shows how the influence of relocation and determination to stay in the moment reveals complex stories of underlying emotion through the exploration of textures, shapes and mark making.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 8, 6-9pm

Conversations with the Artist's: Sunday, March 24, 12-3pm

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Positioned: Featuring Artwork by Annette Coleman and Jean Smith
Mar
7
to Mar 24

Positioned: Featuring Artwork by Annette Coleman and Jean Smith

Jean Smith's current work is based on the feel of the Mid-Century Modern decorating shapes and placement from the mid 60’s and 70’s. Each wall composition can be an entity of its own or joined with others to create a larger design element. She uses clay, stains, and glazes to create the 3D components of the pieces.

Annette Coleman's current interest deals with art in the public realm. This installation represents an idea that could be translated for a public space or a home.

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3X3X3 Pop-up Exhibition in the Garage at Bitfactory
Mar
1
to Mar 3

3X3X3 Pop-up Exhibition in the Garage at Bitfactory

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3X3X2 is a pop-up exhibition in the Garage at Bitfactory. Artists will complete all work on 3"X3" pieces of MDF. All will be auctioned off at a silent auction March 1-3. Minimum bid will be $20. All proceeds will go to help fund the master plan study for the Russell Means T.R.E.A.T.Y school on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

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First Friday Artist Reception with Nijole Rasmussen
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Artist Reception with Nijole Rasmussen

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Come by the AFD Gallery on your First Friday Art Walk. As part of the Art District on Santa Fe, the Alliance Française de Denver takes part in First Friday to showcase our rotating guest artists' exhibits.

The Alliance Française de Denver presents "Stillness Identity" by Nijole Rasmussen beginning March 1st, 2019 through April 30th, 2019. Join us on your First Friday Art Walk from 6-8 p.m. to view Nijole Rasmussen's paintings.

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First Friday Art Walk
Mar
1
5:30 PM17:30

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walks continue in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe! Year-round, rain or shine, join us on First Fridays for late-night viewing of artwork at 100+ art galleries, artists' studios, and creative businesses. 

For a list of events, visit: denversartdistrict.org/events
For full info on First Friday, visit: denversartdistrict.org/first-friday

The heart of the art walk is between 7th and 10th Avenues on Santa Fe Drive, with more galleries scattered nearby. To get here, take the Light Rail to 10th and Osage or opt for a ride share, as parking is difficult. 

Support local artists and attend the Art Walk every First Friday from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

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 Meditations on Water and Ice by Clifford Hawkes - Fine Art Photographer
Feb
27
to Mar 29

Meditations on Water and Ice by Clifford Hawkes - Fine Art Photographer

Clifford Hawkes will be the featured artist at Artists on Santa Fe Gallery + Studios during a regional "Month of Photography 2019" event. In addition to remarkable macrophotography of water and ice, Hawkes will be exhibiting a collection of impressive nature-related images.

Enjoy a hot drink while you stroll through the gallery and working studios of our 28 resident artists. New work will include paintings and printmaking, ceramics, photography, sculpture and jewelry. Time to update your art collection? We have a huge variety of original artwork and an extremely reasonable price point! Please remember Third Friday where you can meet with Clifford Hawkes and find out about his unusual photographic techniques.

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Café des Arts - L'Art de la Protestation
Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

Café des Arts - L'Art de la Protestation

Café des Arts - L'Art de la Protestation.

Presented by speaker Fred Pichon.

Join us for a new installment of our Café des Arts lecture series. Revolutions and protests are deeply rooted in French history, and the Gilets Jaunes movement can be seen as another example of this long "tradition." With this lecture, Fred Pichon will present a historical perspective on the artistic representations of this "tradition."

This presentation will be in English but questions in French are of course welcome. A Q&A session will be held after the presentation.

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Third Friday Collector's Night - February
Feb
15
5:30 PM17:30

Third Friday Collector's Night - February

Join us for Third Friday Collectors' Night in the Art District on Santa Fe!

Enjoy the opportunity to chat directly with gallery owners and artists during this intimate, monthly series catered to art collectors. About a dozen galleries along Santa Fe Drive participate in this monthly event. 

Plan your date night and come explore the Art District on Santa Fe. For specific receptions and opening exhibits, visit denversartdistrict.org/events.

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SYNC Gallery Presents LUMINOUS by Karin Kempe and Liz Lautrup
Feb
14
to Mar 9

SYNC Gallery Presents LUMINOUS by Karin Kempe and Liz Lautrup

Through layers of color and texture, Liz Lautrup and Karin Kempe each express the underlying luminosity of this world in abstract paintings which glow with an internal light and invite us to explore and appreciate their magic.

Sync Gallery’s Third Friday artists’ reception will be held on February 15, 2019 from 6-9 p.m., and First Friday Art Walk on March 1, 2019 from 6-9 p.m.; Exhibition runs February 14 through March 9, 2019.

SYNC Gallery hours: Thursday 1-4 p.m., First & Third Friday 6-9 p.m, Other Fridays 1-4 p.m, Saturday 12-4 p.m, or by appointment.

SYNC Gallery exhibits a variety of contemporary abstract and conceptual works by a collective of emerging and established artists. Each month select members display exciting work with a wide freedom of expression. Located in the Art District on Santa Fe in Denver – known for its vibrant arts scene – SYNC Gallery has become a destination for art lovers.

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New Work from Madeleine Dodge and Phillip Potter with Katharine McGuinness in the North Gallery
Feb
14
to Mar 10

New Work from Madeleine Dodge and Phillip Potter with Katharine McGuinness in the North Gallery

New Work from Madeleine Dodge and Phillip Potter with Katharine McGuinness in the North Gallery: February 14 - March 10, 2019.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 15, 5-9 p.m.

First Friday: March 1, 5-9 p.m.

Artists' Talks: Saturday, March 9, 2 p.m.

Last Look: Sunday, March 10

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Core New Art Space Exhibits Diverse Work by Five Denver Artists
Feb
14
to Mar 3

Core New Art Space Exhibits Diverse Work by Five Denver Artists

Rita Bhasin, Carrie MaKenna, Sandy Marvin and Bev Ruiz take over the Core New Art Space walls and exhibit a colorful mixture of work. All artists work in a bold array of colors and textures, making their work blend beautifully. Bhasin’s paintings express the tactile, bold and colorful quality of her love for the outdoors, ancient cultures and natural materials. MaKenna's work explores The Universal Circle through painting, sculpture and play. It’s a culmination of 30 years of interest, study, practice and teaching about the Circle as a unique Universal Pattern and Spiritual Resource. Marvin is a contemporary realist painter who enjoys painting with pastel plus dashes of other media in the mix. Ruiz's art reflects the bold and vivid colors she sees in nature and everyday life.  Primarily a studio painter, she shares her artistic expression through imaginative layers of bold colors, textures, and brush strokes.

In the Core annex space, David Dunbar exhibits work that is borne of one single uninterrupted line which never crosses over itself and has a clear beginning but a very inconspicuous ending. The mixture of puzzle and art makes Dunbar's work highly intriguing.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 15, 6-9pm

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Colorado Ballet Presents The Wizard of Oz
Feb
1
to Feb 10

Colorado Ballet Presents The Wizard of Oz

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THE WIZARD OF OZ

FEBRUARY 1 – 10, 2019

Presented by MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation

Follow the yellow brick road to this exciting premiere of The Wizard of Oz, featuring new sets, costumes and special effects - don’t miss this magical ballet! Choreography by Septime Webre and music by Matthew Pierce, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

Story lines and visual elements from the classic motion picture provided by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures.

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