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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Live Trivia w/ Geeks Who Drink
May
7
to Aug 20

Live Trivia w/ Geeks Who Drink

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Geeks Who Drink pub trivia is free to play, and you’ll have the chance to win Intrepid Sojourner gift certificates and Internet glory. Tuesdays at 7 p.m., at the Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project.

Check out the blog: geekswhodrink.com/venue/638649444/trivia-at-Intrepid-Sojourner-Beer-Project

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Mask Making for Artists Workshop
Jun
2
to Jun 23

Mask Making for Artists Workshop

NEW VAC WORKSHOP – “MASK MAKING FOR ARTISTS”

Learn the art of mask making and when events like “Day of the Dead” arrives in November, you can create the perfect masks for the celebration.

Class size limited to 12 – so act now! 4 class sessions meet from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 9, 16, and 23.

Class fee is $240 but Veterans and their family members are FREE. $30 materials fee for all attendees.

Sign up by sending an email to Jim Stevens at stevens@scrimshawstudio.com. Please provide: first and last name, address, phone number, email, veteran or not.

Fees are collected on first day of class. Enrollment is first come - first served until the class is full.

Instructor – Artist Rob Yancy

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Carol Till's "Tequila Hues"
Jun
5
to Jun 29

Carol Till's "Tequila Hues"

Sun-drenched desert light inspired this series of intensely colored etchings by Carol Till. The spiny agaves provide added drama with their intricate details.

Stop by Artists on Santa Fe during First Friday on June 7 to meet Carol and ask questions about her etching techniques.

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Regeneration
Jun
7
to Jul 13

Regeneration

Regeneration is the much anticipated two-person show featuring new work by printmaker Sharon Strasburg and ceramist April Cannon. Both artists create abstract works loosely informed by the western landscape.

Please join us for the Opening Reception during the First Friday Art Walk on June 7, 5-10 p.m.

Exhibition continues through July 13, 2019.

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Café des Arts: Notre-Dame de Paris (Part II)
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Café des Arts: Notre-Dame de Paris (Part II)

Café des Arts: Notre-Dame de Paris

Three-Part Art Talk Series

Notre-Dame de Paris has been on our minds a lot recently and the Alliance Française de Denver would like to highlight the legendary landmark with a series of art talks on the church's artistic, historical and cultural influence in France. Join us for three evenings this Spring to learn about the art, architecture, and history of Notre-Dame de Paris. Local French-American artist Fred Pichon will present in English and host a Q & A following the presentation. Light refreshments will be served.

$10 for AFD Members $16 for Non-Members

Part II - June 18th, 2019 Part III - July 16th, 2019

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CVA Culture Club
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

CVA Culture Club

Meet and mingle with art lovers and try out new techniques every month in our studio. Culture Club is CVA’s new art making happy hour – we supply the space, snacks and supplies, you bring your ideas and your favorite beverages. Join us this June for our inaugural session to learn how to make Surrealist exquisite corpse lino prints.

Ages 21+.

FREE for members, $10 for non-members.

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SYNC Gallery presents Unspoken by Chad Henry and Lydia Riegle
Jun
20
to Jul 13

SYNC Gallery presents Unspoken by Chad Henry and Lydia Riegle

Sync Gallery's Third Friday artists' reception will be held on June 21 from 6-9pm, First Friday Art Walk on July 5 from 6-9pm, & Closing Reception on July 13 from 12-4pm; Exhibition runs June 20 through July 13, 2019.

SYNC Gallery presents Unspoken by Chad Henry and Lydia Riegle

The work in Unspoken is driven by spontaneity, impulse and inspiration, born of years' - long dedication to making art. Print-making and painting require technical skill and training, planning and preparation; the energy of creation comes from a deep level beyond the conscious mind, before words and language. With Unspoken, visual images are a product of both the open moment and the life where creation and preparation hemispheres meet.

Chad Henry Chad Henry is a painter and collage artist. In the current show, Unspoken, he incorporates elements from acrylic monoprints to form both direct and collaged compositions. Thematic elements include improvised and accidental surfaces, color, texture, torn edges, layers and the clear evidence of the artist's hand. The pieces in Unspoken might suggest petroglyphs, geologic forms, the night sky, forest, river, and sea.

Lydia Riegle With the art exhibition Unspoken, paint or oil-based inks and papers are layered one onto the other always keeping in mind space, ambiguities and interesting juxtapositions of color, texture, line, movement, and form to create an exciting amalgamation of intent and spontaneity by artist, Lydia Riegle.

Sometimes it’s like magic where it comes together quickly. Other times, not so much. When that happens, to move forward, she continues to make decisions but is more apt to let go of control during the process of creation. With these steps, the unspoken surfaces to emerge. Formal elements of composition are met and equally as important is the message that is conveyed.

With Unspoken, Riegle finds that images are often large format, vibrantly colorful, and thoughtfully complex with marks showing motion as well as depth to arrive at what has emerged. With her work, the goal is to share history, emotion and the stories we have in common and because these vary, the work reflects that rich diversity as well.

Image attached: Life Behind the Dream, Oil on Canvas, 40" x 40"; www.lydiariegle.com

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.; By appointment.

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Heather Blonde Release
Jun
21
3:00 PM15:00

Heather Blonde Release

Just in time for the heat of summer, our Heather Blonde brings a refreshing twist to a classic Belgian Ale. Brewed with 2 lbs of heather flowers and 20 lbs of orange blossom honey, this beer is aromatic with a sweet and citrusy finish.

Grab a glass with some tasty eats from The Road Runner food truck!

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Third Friday Art Collectors' Night - June
Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

Third Friday Art Collectors' Night - June

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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Thing(s) of Beauty
Jun
21
to Jul 6

Thing(s) of Beauty

Bitfactory Gallery presents Thing(s) of Beauty, a group exhibition with a focus on Photography. All the artists have been handpicked and their collections curated by W. Max Thomason for this exhibition. The photographic styles range from contemporary landscape to surrealism, black & white to color, and everything in between.

Rebecca Bara - works in a variety of styles that reflect her many moods and changes in her life. Using her gift to give back is her passion, priority and purpose. Barra comes from a long line of artists going back many generations to Italy. She uses styles and techniques she created with help from her Grandfather, an artist, antique restorer and her best friend.

David Eichler - Like many photographers, I look at the world a little differently than most people. Imagine having that photo crop tool from Instagram in your head, 24/7. When you view the world through a frame, as I always have, you realize beauty and pictures are everywhere, surrounding all of us. Having battled bi-polar disorder my whole life, it is, nevertheless, challenging to believe that beauty is there for me. To be nourished by it. To enjoy it. Composing an image, adjusting the camera and pressing the shutter accomplishes just that. It’s as magical to me today as when I took my first pictures, at eight years old.

Braden Fichter - is a self-taught photographer who first picked up a camera out of curiosity during his difficult medical school training in Miami, Florida. He found the immediate joy and peace found in creative photography a sustaining force as he continued his training through residency in New York City. Photography started as a welcome diversion and contrast from the sometimes sterile and scientific world of medicine but has evolved into much more.

Daniela Hichak - I love that as soon as I click the shutter, everything keeps pressing forward without looking back. That is why I find so much value in photographing people. We are never the same as we were yesterday; what an exciting gift. I do not believe in living in the past, for how precious every day, every moment is. Yet, there is some magic to never living the same moment twice.

Jeremy Patlen - My goal is to make you smile and feel great about yourself via my camera. I try to connect with my clients on a personal level and bring your character and vibrancy into my images. I love finding beauty in unexpected places. I can shoot in an alley, on a hike, Rome, Sydney, in your home — anywhere.

Amy Rieg - Light surrounds us, and as a photographer I capture that light and interpret it in different ways. I love presenting my art on traditional prints and canvases. But I was able to elevate my art to a new level when I found encaustic photography. Adding wax to an image can create a sense of mystery, romanticize the light, or produce excitement through the texture. My hope is to give my audience something they've never seen before and instill an appreciation of things that often go overlooked in addition to observing our world in a different way.

Lea Wagner - I strive to make the ordinary extraordinary and to look at the mundane realities of life with a sense of wonder. Since I make photos and paintings, I tend to create work that is more painterly with soft light and a shallow depth of field.

Opening Reception will be on Third Friday, June 21st from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and the exhibition runs through Monday, July 6th. 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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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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First Friday Art Walk
Jul
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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Café des Arts: Notre-Dame de Paris (Part III)
Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

Café des Arts: Notre-Dame de Paris (Part III)

Café des Arts: Notre-Dame de Paris

Three-Part Art Talk Series

Notre-Dame de Paris has been on our minds a lot recently and the Alliance Française de Denver would like to highlight the legendary landmark with a series of art talks on the church's artistic, historical and cultural influence in France. Join us for three evenings this Summer to learn about the art, architecture, and history of Notre-Dame de Paris. Local French-American artist Fred Pichon will present in English and host a Q & A following the presentation. Light refreshments will be served.

$10 for AFD Members | $16 for Non-Members

Part III - July 16th, 2019

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Hardcore Chastity Couture
Jul
19
to Aug 8

Hardcore Chastity Couture

Ira Sherman: Hardcore Chastity Couture

Bitfactory Galley is thrilled to announce a solo sculpture exhibition by veteran Denver artist Ira Sherman. This current body of work beautifully melds Sherman’s skills as a metalsmith and jeweler with his technical prowess and moral commitments. Sherman’s artistic project is inspired by a desire to create dialogue around the subject of sexual assault, and his ingenious mechanized works enlist humor and opulence to engage viewers with this issue. Sherman’s elegant steel undergarments relate to historical chastity belts worn to guard women’s virtue, which he reinterprets as sophisticated fashion that provides safe and sexy armored protection. The resulting metal couture transforms wearers into tangible and symbolic guardians of their own bodies. While others can look, they can’t touch, unless granted consensual access. Designed for both men and women they generously allow one to be both inviting and invincible. Sherman's "Hardcore Chastity Couture" is closely aligned with Alexander McQueen’s bold conceptual fashions, and both artists share a desire to empower the wearer through their adventurous work.

Bitfactory Gallery | 851 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

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

On View: July 19 - August 8, 2019

View more information: www.irasherman.com bitfactory.net

“Sherman’s chastity couture has been riveting audiences on runways and catwalks at fashion shows across the nation. These kinetic, and kinky, wearable sculptures become the ideal costumes for performative art; like a steampunk Victoria’s Secret lingerie show. When encountered in a gallery context, off the semi-nude bodies of models, these elaborate fashion statements are no less provoking or sexually charged. And the absent model makes it easier to imagine oneself wearing these daring fashions, allowing for greater vicarious experience and understanding.” -Suzanne Ramljak, Author & Curator

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Pride Weekend - Discount and One Colorado Fundraiser
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Pride Weekend - Discount and One Colorado Fundraiser

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Happy Pride, Denver!

This weekend (6/15/-6/16), get $1.50 off full pours in the taproom when you wear any Pride gear!

We'll match the total discounts from the weekend for a donation to One Colorado. Come grab a couple of pints in your favorite Pride outfit and support a wonderful organization!

HawkersBowls food truck will be on-hand Saturday, serving some of the best Asian street food in Colorado.

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Ceramics Workshop with Tsehai Johnson
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Ceramics Workshop with Tsehai Johnson

Create apples from clay in this free ceramics workshop led by artist Tsehai Johnson. Participants’ apples will become part of the artist’s installation, “Apple & Strawberries: Eating the Globe” in the 10th Biennial MSU Denver Art Department Exhibition. All ages and abilities welcome; no prior ceramics experience necessary.

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Unweaving of Time and Space by Teresa Gostanza
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Unweaving of Time and Space by Teresa Gostanza

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 "Unweaving of Time and Space" by Teresa Gostanza beginning May 3, 2019 through June 31, 2019. Join us on your First Friday Art Walk from 6-8 p.m. to view Teresa's paintings.

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First Friday at CHAC | June Opening
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday at CHAC | June Opening

In coordination of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and World Pride, we invite you to our June show "Amor es Amor: Celebrating the LGBTQ community within Chicanisma/o"

In a first-of-its-kind exhibition, CHAC is celebrating the LGBTQ within Chicanisma/o. At a time when many messages are focused on what separates us, Amor es Amor is a bold step in sharing what we have in common.

Without ignoring historical friction between the two communities, the exhibition acknowledges the many similar experiences endured by Chicana/o and LGBTQ people. Defined by a history where oppression and violence led to a lack of visibility, both celebrate their strength in community, self-reliance, and family; and capacity for love through vibrant visual art, writing, music and dance.

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First Friday with "Mark It Down Duo"
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday with "Mark It Down Duo"

Come out to the Crazy Mountain Brewery Denver Taproom for First Friday. Your favorite Taproom bartender, Mark Emde, will be playing bluegrass/americana tunes as the "Mark It Down Duo" from 6:00-8:00 p.m. ElTaco Disco food truck will also be serving delicious plates from 5:00-8:00 p.m.!

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New Work by Core Art Space Members Andrea Gordon, Susan Hazaleus, and Tracey Russell
May
30
to Jun 16

New Work by Core Art Space Members Andrea Gordon, Susan Hazaleus, and Tracey Russell

Susan Hazaleus’s exhibit Waterways depicts electronic and digital artworks reflecting childhood memories of sailing flimsy homemade boats in ditches, wading in squishy reed-filled ponds and watching sparkling water gush through irrigation division boxes.

Tracey Russell’s paintings explore the beauty and complexity of expressive, deliberate and subconscious mark-making. Spontaneously following these suggestions of line, pattern, color, and texture, she create an abstract narrative with a subtle hint or implication of a thought or experience.  

Balls to the Wall…and Octopus is Andrea Gordon’s most recent body of ceramic and paper mache work. This body of work is an exploration of painting three-dimensionally. The balls vary in every aspect—size, clay body, surface treatment, firing method, and mode of display. The form of an octopus was an accidental discovery and served as a perfect conduit for exploring 3D painting and surface treatments. Working in this way embraces the unknown and is completely open to the new, to failure, to learning, and to happy accidents. It is pure joy to create this way. Opening: May 31, 5-9pm

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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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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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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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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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SYNC10 - A Juried Art Exhibit
May
16
to Jun 15

SYNC10 - A Juried Art Exhibit

SYNC10 celebrates the staying power of art with a juried exhibition designed to give artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in an elegant setting in an established art gallery. This exhibition will be juried by Louise Martorano, Executive Director of RedLine Gallery located in Denver. SYNC10 is organized by SYNC Gallery.

Sync Gallery’s Third Friday artists’ reception will be held on May 17, 2019 from 6-9 p.m., and First Friday Art Walk on June 7, 2019 from 6-9 p.m.; Exhibition runs May 16 through June 15, 2019.

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

SYNC Gallery is pleased to celebrate its 10th year! It was formed as a member-owned gallery in 2009 by a group of artists interested in having a strong presence in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. The gallery exhibits a variety of contemporary abstract and conceptual works by a collective of emerging and established artists. SYNC Gallery has become a destination for art lovers. It is located in the Art District on Santa Fe Drive in Denver which is known for its vibrant art scene. www.syncgallery.com

Exhibition Juror: Louise Martorano

Louise Martorano is the executive Director of RedLine Contemporary Art Center located in Denver, Colorado. She is an energetic and passionate art enthusiast and cultivator of artists. She studied Art History and Music and has an extensive background working with career-oriented artists. Recently, she was recognized for her outstanding leadership in the nonprofit sector and awarded a Livingston Fellowship by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.

Exhibition location: SYNC Gallery - 931 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO

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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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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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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 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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Echoes: Leona Lazar + Kathy Friesz
May
1
10:00 AM10:00

Echoes: Leona Lazar + Kathy Friesz

Echoes showcases the art of Kathy M. Friesz's abstract paintings and Leona Lazar's abstracted ceramic sculptures in complementary pairings, highlighting how dissimilar pieces found fascinating similarities. Visit us on 1st and 3rd Friday evenings to meet Kathy and Leona.

In addition, we will be exhibiting gallery members' new work, including 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. You'll also have great fun exploring onsite studios of our 30 resident artists!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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