Origin | Solo Exhibit - Tadashi Hayakawa
Oct
6
to Nov 27

Origin | Solo Exhibit - Tadashi Hayakawa

Japanese artist Tadashi Hayakawa will have a solo exhibition in the Artwork Network Gallery from October 6 – November 27, 2017. Origin explores Hayakawa’s cultural identity and the pursuit of “home.”

“In the twilight of my life, I find that I want to return to where I came from, to discover more about where I came from and how that influenced my journey,” Hayakawa explains. The artist evokes traditional Japanese themes of mediation, soul, and zen to process the distinct self. A variety of materials are at play here, too – including sumi ink, often used in Japanese calligraphy. “These paintings are an expression of joy, appreciation, and excitement for a life lived.”

Tadashi Hayakawa received his creative spark from a father who, unable to pursue his own passion of being a painter due to being the only son, gave Hayakawa the personal room to grow into an artist. Tadashi left Japan at the age of 19 and moved to L.A to pursue a career in arts. After graduating from Otis Art Institute with an MFA, Tadashi worked as a graphic artist and began to focus strictly on painting in the early 90s. Since then he has dedicated his life to be true to his self and his art.

Origin, a continuation of an exhibit shown in Ginza, Tokyo during May 2017, features over thirty original paintings created specifically for the October show. For more information, contact Artwork Network Gallery at 303.388.7420. The gallery is located at 878 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, and is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, and Saturday 12 – 4pm, with special hours for First & Third Friday Artwalks.

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The Nutcracker
Oct
25
to Dec 24

The Nutcracker

Recently recognized as the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S., Colorado Ballet’s holiday classic The Nutcracker features timeless choreography paired with Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.  For nearly 60 years, Colorado Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker has delighted sold-out audiences.  Find out what makes this ballet so enchanting by experiencing the tradition, humor, and holiday magic of this seasonal performance.

 

Performance dates and times:
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, December 22, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Friday, December 22, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 1 p.m.

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The Tales of Any Every: Twin Art By Vincent Cheap Fasano and Charly Fasano
Nov
3
to Nov 28

The Tales of Any Every: Twin Art By Vincent Cheap Fasano and Charly Fasano

Tales of Any Every is a multimedia collaboration of short films, music, poetry and paintings created by the Fasano twins. Installments of the project will roll out in a series of short films, art shows, poetry performances, books and records. Any Every is a small world trapped in the twin’s brains which incorporates a joint aesthetic based on personal experiences and observations of everyday life in Denver, Colorado. Any Every is an evolving cast of characters with skewed and selective memories of old, down and brown Denver. Any Every is a tribute to people stuck in old habits surrounded by cranes building a new city. Any Every is a place where characters are caged by progress in an evolving city they refuse to leave.


Charly “the city mouse” Fasano is a poet, filmmaker, painter and block printer from Denver, CO. He has released two spoken word records accompanied by the music of Memphis’ Lucero. His short animated films have appeared at the No Budget Film Festival, Blackbird Film Festival and won a jury prize at Machinimo Expo 2014. Books of his poems have been published by Sunnyoutside Press (Buffalo NY), Spartan Press (Kansas City) and he continues to be a regular contributor to Suspect Press Magazine. His paintings and drawings have been included in shows at Bitfactory Gallery (Denver), The Matchbox (Denver), The Shop (Ithaca, NY) and Phoenix Gallery (Denver).


Vincent “Cheap” Fasano is a painter, filmmaker and musician from Denver, CO. His art has appeared on album covers for bands like Ol Hickory and Charly Fasano’s multimedia release with Lucero called Retrospected, among others. His paintings have adorned the walls of Bitfactory Gallery, Cabal Gallery and an array of businesses throughout Denver. The abstract soundscapes produced by his band Malamadre and his solo performances continue to complement multimedia poetry and short film projects produced by his twin brother and lifetime collaborator Charly “the city mouse” Fasano.
 

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Wax Stories 2
Nov
3
to Jan 6

Wax Stories 2

Niza Knoll Gallery at 915 Santa Fe Drive will round out 2017 with a juried show of art works that incorporate the encaustic medium. Encaustic is an artistic process using pigments mixed with hot wax and fused with heat. The Wax Stories 2 exhibit runs from the opening of Denver Arts week on November 3, 2017 through the holiday season, until January 6, 2018. It features pieces from artists around the country who submitted works to a call for entries, juried by local artist Patricia Aaron and curated by Victoria Eubanks. Each piece is accompanied by an artist-composed story behind their creation. The public is invited to view and purchase works during regular business hours Wednesday-Fridays, 1-5 pm (First and Third Friday 4-8), Saturday 1-4, and during the following special events:

First Friday ArtWalk: November 3, 4-8 pm
Artists Reception: Friday, November 17, 2017 – 5-8 pm
The Art of Brunch: Sunday, November 26, 11–3 pm
First Friday ArtWalk: December 1, 4-8 pm and January 5, 4-8
Third Friday Collectors Night: December 15, 4-8 pm
 

Exhibiting artists are as follows: Lois Lupica (Colorado), Andra Stanton (Colorado), Andy Deweerdt (Oregon), Reni Gower (Virginia), Michele Hardy (Colorado), Kate Snow (Ohio), Joseph Turek (New York), Roberta Friedman, (Connecticut) April South-Olson, (Michigan, Carol Mell, (New Mexico) Robin Samiljan (Illinois), Shannon Weber (Oregon) Jennifer Wilson (Colorado), Albina Almyasheva (Colorado), Mary Allan (California), Sheary Clough Suiter (Colorado), Michael Karl (Wisconsin), Katie Craney (Arkansas), Carolyn Berry (Colorado), Michele Messenger (Colorado), Jacquelyn Finholm (Colorado), Teresa Foster (Texas), Laura Mcelfresh (Colorado), Cindy Lesperance (Illinois), Carol Mehesy (Colorado), Heather Cherry (Colorado), Kathleen Thompson (California), Judith Smith (Washington), Paula Moxham Imirzian (Michigan), Pam Barrett Hackett (Georgia), Stephany Latham (Michigan), Becky Grismer (South Dakota), Susan Wasinger (Colorado) and Jamie Lang (Minnesota).

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Functional - Dysfunctional (And Things In Between)
Nov
3
to Nov 26

Functional - Dysfunctional (And Things In Between)

A survey of recent works by artist Melody Sealman.

This is a great show to find unusual Christmas gifts! Melody's creepy yet adorable babies have been a hit at Kanon since she began making them. This show features everything from small sculptures to working fountains.

Melody Sealman has been an artist showing in galleries and shops in the Denver area for over 15 years. While her specialty is ceramic sculpture, Melody is not afraid to branch out with the use of various materials including wood, glass, metals, and paints.

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New Work from Madeleine Dodge and Sue Simon and Angela Larson in the North Gallery
Nov
9
to Dec 3

New Work from Madeleine Dodge and Sue Simon and Angela Larson in the North Gallery

New Work from Madeleine Dodge and Sue Simon, with Angela Larson in the North Gallery November 9 — December 3, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, November 10, 6-9 pm
First Friday: Friday, December 1
Art of the Brunch: Sunday, November 26, 11-3 pm Closing Coffee with Artists: Sunday, December 3, 1-4 pm

To schedule an interview or a private viewing of the show with an artist, please contact: spark.gallery.pr@gmail.com.

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Artist Reception for "The Tales of Any Every" Exhibit
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Reception for "The Tales of Any Every" Exhibit

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On Friday, November 17, 2017, from 6-10 p.m., the Bitfactory Gallery will host a special artist reception event where the Fasanos will screen a handful of short films and perform a live rendition of their new poetry EP called Tales of Any Every: Dead Granny’s Reading Glasses. The screening and performance will begin at 8 pm. The event is free and open to art fans of all ages.

Charly “the city mouse” Fasano is a poet, filmmaker, painter and block printer from Denver, CO. He has released two spoken word records accompanied by the music of Memphis’ Lucero. His short animated films have appeared at the No Budget Film Festival, Blackbird Film Festival and won a jury prize at Machinimo Expo 2014. Books of his poems have been published by Sunnyoutside Press (Buffalo NY), Spartan Press (Kansas City) and he continues to be a regular contributor to Suspect Press Magazine. His paintings and drawings have been included in shows at Bitfactory Gallery (Denver), The Matchbox (Denver), The Shop (Ithaca, NY) and Phoenix Gallery (Denver).

Vincent “Cheap” Fasano is a painter, filmmaker and musician from Denver, CO. His art has appeared on album covers for bands like Ol Hickory and Charly Fasano’s multimedia release with Lucero called Retrospected, among others. His paintings have adorned the walls of Bitfactory Gallery, Cabal Gallery and an array of businesses throughout Denver. The abstract soundscapes produced by his band Malamadre and his solo performances continue to complement multimedia poetry and short film projects produced by his twin brother and lifetime collaborator Charly “the city mouse” Fasano.

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The Art of Brunch: November Edition
Nov
26
11:00 AM11:00

The Art of Brunch: November Edition

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The Art of Brunch is back! Join us for gallery hopping and complimentary brunch bites at a dozen galleries + creative business in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe.

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

→ SEPT 24
→ OCT 29
→ NOV 26

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES + CREATIVE BUSINESSES:

-700 Block of Santa Fe Drive-
Artists on Santa Fe
Carol Mier Fashion
CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center
Denver Art Society
Kanon Collective
Mai Wyn Fine Art
Michael Warren Contemporary
ReCreative Denver

-800 Block of Santa Fe Drive-
Bitfactory Gallery
Candelaria
Georgia Amar’s Habitat Gallery & Studio
Grace Gallery Fine Art
Grassroots Colorado
Joe Maxx Coffee

-900 Block of Santa Fe Drive-
Core New Art Space
Ginny Abblett Fine Art (910 Arts Gallery Building)
Kat Payge Art (910 Arts Gallery Building)
Knotty Tie
Ninni & Foffa’s
Niza Knoll Gallery
Spark Gallery
SYNC Gallery

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December First Friday Art Walk
Dec
1
5:30 PM17:30

December 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 to visit more than 100 art galleries, artists' studios, and creative businesses. 

A free guided shuttle loops every 20 minutes from the 10th and Osage light rail stop, down Kalamath and back north on Santa Fe Drive. 

Support local artists and attend the Art Walk Friday, December 1, from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

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Romeo and Juliet
Feb
16
to Feb 25

Romeo and Juliet

In the spring, Colorado Ballet presents the Shakespearean love story Romeo and Juliet.  This romantic ballet will take your breath away with extraordinary choreography by Derek Deane, exceptional acting an artistry by the dancers, and a phenomenal musical score by Sergei Prokofiev, performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.  From the energetic crowd scenes, to the famous balcony scene featuring the star-crossed lovers, we’ll bring the story of Romeo and Juliet to life.

Performance dates and times:
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2 p.m.

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Ballet Director's Choice
Mar
30
to Apr 1

Ballet Director's Choice

Colorado Ballet will close out its season with a collection of ballets in Ballet Director’s Choice, which includes Pillar of Fire by choreographer Antony Tudor with music by Arnold Schoenberg, Brief Fling by choreographer Twyla Tharp with music by Michel Colombier and Percy Grainger, and a third work to be announced.  Pillar of Fire is made possible through a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Performance dates and times:
Friday, March 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 31, 2018  at 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 2 p.m.

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November First Friday Art Walk
Nov
3
5:30 PM17:30

November 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 to visit more than 100 art galleries, artists' studios, and creative businesses. 

A free guided shuttle loops every 20 minutes from the 10th and Osage light rail stop, down Kalamath and back north on Santa Fe Drive. 

Support local artists and attend the Art Walk Friday, November 3, from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

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The Art of Brunch: October Edition
Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

The Art of Brunch: October Edition

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The Art of Brunch is back! Join us for gallery hopping and complimentary brunch bites at a dozen galleries + creative business in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe.

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

→ SEPT 24
→ OCT 29
→ NOV 26

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES + CREATIVE BUSINESSES:

-700 Block of Santa Fe Drive-
Artists on Santa Fe
Carol Mier Fashion
CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center
Denver Art Society
Kanon Collective
Mai Wyn Fine Art
Michael Warren Contemporary
ReCreative Denver

-800 Block of Santa Fe Drive-
Bitfactory Gallery
Candelaria
Georgia Amar’s Habitat Gallery & Studio
Grace Gallery Fine Art
Grassroots Colorado
Joe Maxx Coffee

-900 Block of Santa Fe Drive-
Core New Art Space
Ginny Abblett Fine Art (910 Arts Gallery Building)
Kat Payge Art (910 Arts Gallery Building)
Knotty Tie
Ninni & Foffa’s
Niza Knoll Gallery
Spark Gallery
SYNC Gallery

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CORE Member show features Gina Smith Caswell, Lisa Corine von Koch and the Women's Caucus for Art
Oct
26
to Nov 12

CORE Member show features Gina Smith Caswell, Lisa Corine von Koch and the Women's Caucus for Art

In the main gallery, Gina Smith Caswell's Guardians, will feature oil paintings of family, friends and pets while in contrast, von Koch's exhibition, The Nomadic Womb, spans one year of paintings depicting her performances of the Cosmic Nun and more. Much more. 

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Circus So Spook!
Oct
21
5:00 PM17:00

Circus So Spook!

The Denver Art Society is proud to present our next Fall fundraiser “Circus so Spook” Hallows eve circus themed extravaganza Oct 21st. Come Partake in our Splendor of scares. Win art prizes at our gruesome games, learn the future from fortune tellers, and get your freak on in the Underground Freak Show. Become bedazzled with the live performances and music. Join into the costume contest, the top three contestants will receive a prize and the grand prize is a Golden Ticket: allowing free access to ANY event DAS throws for the next year as well as! Food, drinks, and fun!

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Artist Reception for The Tales of Any Every Exhibit
Oct
17
3:30 PM15:30

Artist Reception for The Tales of Any Every Exhibit

On Friday, November 17, 2017 from 6 pm to 10 pm the Bitfactory Gallery will host a special artist reception event where the Fasanos will screen a handful of short films and perform a live rendition of their new poetry EP called Tales of Any Every: Dead Granny’s Reading Glasses. The screening and performance will begin at 8 pm. The event is free and open to art fans of all ages.

Charly “the city mouse” Fasano is a poet, filmmaker, painter and block printer from Denver, CO. He has released two spoken word records accompanied by the music of Memphis’ Lucero. His short animated films have appeared at the No Budget Film Festival, Blackbird Film Festival and won a jury prize at Machinimo Expo 2014. Books of his poems have been published by Sunnyoutside Press (Buffalo NY), Spartan Press (Kansas City) and he continues to be a regular contributor to Suspect Press Magazine. His paintings and drawings have been included in shows at Bitfactory Gallery (Denver), The Matchbox (Denver), The Shop (Ithaca, NY) and Phoenix Gallery (Denver).

Vincent “Cheap” Fasano is a painter, filmmaker and musician from Denver, CO. His art has appeared on album covers for bands like Ol Hickory and Charly Fasano’s multimedia release with Lucero called Retrospected, among others. His paintings have adorned the walls of Bitfactory Gallery, Cabal Gallery and an array of businesses throughout Denver. The abstract soundscapes produced by his band Malamadre and his solo performances continue to complement multimedia poetry and short film projects produced by his twin brother and lifetime collaborator Charly “the city mouse” Fasano.

For more information please visithttp://bitfactory.net/exhibitions
 

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Dracula
Oct
12
to Oct 21

Dracula

Back by popular demand, Colorado Ballet will open the 2017/2018 season with the crowd-favorite Dracula.  Based on Bram Stoker’s Gothic romantic horror, Dracula features enthralling choreography by Michael Pink, hypnotic music by Philip Feeney performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, and plenty of spine-tingling terror.  Stock up on garlic and join us to see seductive vampires, frightening mental patients, and the king of the undead himself, Count Dracula.

Performance dates and times:
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2 p.m.

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New Work from Susan Rubin and Barbara Carpenter and Patricia Miller
Oct
12
to Nov 5

New Work from Susan Rubin and Barbara Carpenter and Patricia Miller

New Work from Susan Rubin and Barbara Carpenter
and Patricia Miller in the North Gallery
October 12 — November 5, 2017

Susan Rubin presents Brushstrokes: the nature of color in Monet’s garden. Rubin writes, “Working from my own observations, sketches, color studies and photographs gathered during a week in this remarkable garden in May of 2016, I break with convention and use colored pencils as paint, carefully mixing the complex hues of each bloom. Each drawing defines a single ‘brushstroke’ in the wild Impressionist’s palette that is Monet’s garden.”

Barbara Carpenter presents Through the Looking Glass. Carpenter writes, “At best, the mirror presents us with a reversed view of ourselves (ergo a “mirror image”).  The more distorted the glass, the more removed from reality, or the actual image, we are presented.  I have always been fascinated with reflections that allow our imaginations to run wild or just to enjoy the image as a visual whole unrelated tothe subject.  All of these photographs were shot through glass bricks.  Some were then further worked in photoshop, some not.”

Patricia Miller presents Dream State in the North Gallery. She writes, “I have been experimenting more recently with photography and photomontage, extracting components from my original photos, adding an occasional graphic element from my family archives or from the public domain, and using basic digital techniques to create fabrications that mimic the dream state.”

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Bruno D'Anna Solo Exhibit
Oct
6
to Oct 28

Bruno D'Anna Solo Exhibit

In October Bitfactory will be hosting a solo exhibit featuring the paintings of Italian artist Bruno D’Anna.

In D’Anna’s work it becomes very apparent, very quickly that capturing the light is an essential aspect. Its elusive quality can transform a cityscape or landscape, daytime or nighttime, in just a matter of a few strokes. D’Anna seems to effortlessly capture the light perfectly in every composition. Working with a palette knife, expressing the cityscapes and landscapes he paints in bright, vivid colors. Making bold choices in perspective, light and focus. Every canvas tells a distinct story and has a life entirely its own. The rich flashes of color D’Anna uses, make the viewer feel warm and welcomed into the vast expanse of the story he is trying to tell with every canvas. D’Anna makes even the nighttime cityscapes he paints seem airy and inviting. To paraphrase Matisse “…art should be like a comfortable armchair to rest in”. D’Anna’s work is just that; an accessible, familiar place in which to take a respite if only for a few fleeting moments.

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Kindrid Spirits
Oct
6
to Oct 26

Kindrid Spirits

The Fall exhibition season has begun! And we're kicking off the season (and October's 1st Friday Gallery Walk) with Kindred Spirits, featuring an exciting mix of new work from gallery artists and paintings by gallery newcomer artist Tommy White.

Show opens for the 1st Friday Gallery Walk: Friday, October 6, 5-10pm

Meet the artists at our 3rd Friday Reception: Friday, October 17, 6-9pm...a more casual evening with refreshments and light fare.

Exhibition continues through Sunday, November 26, 2017

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Suzanne Kramer and Tracey Russell at Core
Oct
5
to Oct 22

Suzanne Kramer and Tracey Russell at Core

Suzanne Kramer’s “Untamed” (above) was inspired by a recent trip to Africa that was so transformative, she was compelled to explore the visual and emotional aspects of the experience on canvas.

Tracey Russell explores the honesty, beauty and complexity of expressive, deliberate, and subconscious mark making in her show entitled, Modifiable Mark. Using wood panels, graphite and oil paint, and by spontaneously following suggestions of line, texture, and pattern, a hint or implication of a thought or experience is created.

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Colludium Inlustro, featuring new works by Kym Bloom
Oct
5
to Oct 28

Colludium Inlustro, featuring new works by Kym Bloom

Opening reception: First Friday, October 6, 5-10 pm
Artists’ reception: Third Friday, October 20, 5-9 pm

“This show will feature a new series of my video game pieces, made with transparent pixels made of resin that are lit up from inside. I have been a fan of classic arcade and video games for a long time and being able to recreate these characters using light shows them as we remember them — lit up and colorful. Many of these characters have become iconic and I believe that is partially due to their simplicity. The limits of the technology required some serious creativity and I love that people are learning to appreciate 8-bit images.”

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Autumn Colors
Oct
4
to Oct 31

Autumn Colors

rtists on Santa Fe Gallery’s October show will celebrate the arrival of autumn, highlighting the vibrant colors seen at this time of year throughout Colorado

Work from fourteen gallery members, including paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, and sculpture will be exhibited. While you’re with us, explore two floors of studios inhabited by thirty artists working in a variety of media. Visit with the artists and see what’s happening at Artists on Santa Fe Gallery + Studios!

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D.D. Seaton: One-Man Show
Sep
22
to Oct 28

D.D. Seaton: One-Man Show

Sometimes a simple interview can flush out unexpected truths, as did a talk between painter D.D. Seaton and Artist Ginny Abblett for his upcoming show at the Niza Knoll Gallery. This seemingly shy and quiet man who works across the hall from her at 910 Arts on Santa Fe Drive, has deeply held opinions and is passionate about his art. Grateful for the influence of his artistic upbringing, D.D. (also known as Danny) feels strongly about the privilege of his life as a painter. Sacrifices must be made, yet the constant reminder of all the choices he has, and recognizing that his creativity trumps all, helps him to realize that his cup is full. Growing up in New Mexico as a musician, he later shifted his creative focus to painting and has not stopped. The exhibit will showcase his latest work of large, eye-catching pop art abstracts. The public is invited to view and purchase works from September 22 through October 28, 2017, and to meet the artist at an opening reception on September 23 from 5-9pm.

 

Seaton’s aim is to find a unique voice and style of his own. He has been painting faces for 25 years and views his paintings as very modern portraits that take advantage of all the styles he loves. His art is a way of “decorating human expression and exploring what is inside himself”. He finds that a paint brush is a necessary when you can’t say everything with words

 

As a self-taught artist Seaton has a natural flare for composition and expressive renderings that make his work engaging, unique and worthy of the attention he is getting internationally. His style is a fresh and bold approach to art that combines abstract compositions with pop culture, creating striking paintings that are both thought provoking and emotive. He has been exhibiting his work for the past six years, and has received a rave response from the art-loving public. His work hangs in an impressive amount of private collections, and has been juried into top galleries, museums and publications. He has gained great exposure from periodicals, an art encyclopedia, and has even been chosen to judge art at festivals. The artist signs his work with the moniker “D.D. Seaton” because of his beginnings as a musician. It was used as a stage name for many years until art became his main focus. D.D. Seaton lives and works in Denver, Colorado.

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Art, Democracy and Water—Artist Talk at CVA
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Art, Democracy and Water—Artist Talk at CVA

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Matthew Jenkins is an assistant professor at MSU Denver with research interests in performance art, socially engaged art, internet art and land art/environmental art. He will contribute installation work addressing water in Flint, MI. For his work in Water Line, Jenkins collaborated with Lynna Kaucheck of Food & Water Watch to obtain Flint tap water from the home of water activist Melissa Mays.

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New Work from Katharine McGuinness and Sally Elliot with Patrice Sullivan in the North Gallery
Sep
19
3:30 PM15:30

New Work from Katharine McGuinness and Sally Elliot with Patrice Sullivan in the North Gallery

Spark Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colorado presents new work from Katharine McGuinness and Sally Elliot with Patrice Sullivan in the North Gallery, Thursday September 14 through Sunday, October 8, 2017. Spark Gallery is open Thursdays and Saturdays 12 -5, Fridays 12-9, and Sundays 1-4.

OPENING RECEPTION, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017, 6-9 P.M.

Katharine McGuinness: “We humans have a wondrous gift to be able to see as many colors as we do. We rarely stop to appreciate it, but it is the basis of  our appreciation of so much of our world and lives.”

Sally Elliott: “My paintings in gouache on paper reflect images from my dreams,from traveling to foreign countries,  from objects of personal significance and from nature. The oft used heart image has multiple meanings for me as well as the personal references to my life. The compositions are unplanned and the images mostly unrelated.”

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Dog and Pony Show
Sep
19
3:30 PM15:30

Dog and Pony Show

The definition of a Dog & Pony show is that it is “often over-staged performance, presentation, or event designed to sway or convince public opinion for political, (or less often) commercial ends.” This national open entry show proves to be all that and more. From over the top political to circus-y fun, welcome to the “Greatest Show …. in Denver”.

Show dates: September 14 – October 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 6-9 PM

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Arbitrary Revision
Sep
19
3:00 PM15:00

Arbitrary Revision

Arbitrary Revision

A showcase of art and artists from The Firm Graphics

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 19 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. 

“Arbitrary Revision” 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. 

Featured artists are:

Steve Blakley
Chuck “Emit”
Thomas Weaver
Seth Broman
Jake Martin
Stephen Mancha
Dylan Wood
Shawn Astrom
Eric Halborg
Robbie Maestas
Steve Berumen
Kenneth “Pepper” Macy

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New Member Show Featuring Matthew Clark, Brad Loving and Amanda Vela
Sep
19
3:00 PM15:00

New Member Show Featuring Matthew Clark, Brad Loving and Amanda Vela

Please join us for our New Member Show, featuring Matthew Clark, Brad Loving, and Amanda Vela.

Brad Loving
“I have been a full time artist for the past 25 years. My primary focus has been ceramics. But along the way I became interested in collecting found and discarded objects. After years of trips to flea markets, thrift stores, salvage yards, etc., my next steps became clear. My current work incorporates these “treasures” into artistic compositions. I want these pieces to tell a story. These stories are open to interpretation and invite personal connections. My assemblages include memorabilia, found objects, paper, wood, metal, and clay adornments.”

Matthew Clark
Matthew has appreciation for the qualities of both detail and storyline in art, and admires when the surrealistic and realistic worlds join forces. This is apparent in Matthew’s work. The characters often seem surreal — however maintain a certain bond necessary and comforting to life’s situations, making his pieces easy to identify with. The layers of emotion behind each image in all of Matthew’s work are both touching and relatable. The way he can evoke a mood within his paintings is unique to his style. It is easy to submerge one’s imagination deep into the details of the adventures of his characters and their environments.

Amanda Vela
Denver-based visionary artist Spirit Pervades Matter (Amanda Vela) creates original art as an expression of her relationship to a power greater than herself in order to impart a sense of hope, peace, and joy within the viewer. Her body of work includes free-hand ink and color pencil drawings, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, as well as mixed media creations, all inspired by meditation, and meant to be uplifting through the use of vibrant colors and harmonious patterns.

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

First Friday Art Walk

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First Friday Art Walks continue in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe! All year round, rain or shine, join us on First Fridays to visit more than 100 art galleries, artists' studios, and creative businesses. 

A free guided shuttle loops every 20 minutes from the 10th and Osage light rail stop, down Kalamath and back north on Santa Fe Drive. 

For a list of events, visit: artdistrictonsantafe.com/events.

Support local artists and attend the Art Walk this Friday, July 7, from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

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Works in Progress: Ancient Patterns
Aug
31
to Oct 2

Works in Progress: Ancient Patterns

“Having been an artist for over 50 years, there is a need to create works that are not part of my functional production pieces. I feel that I now must work outside of my comfort zone to explore new ideas and works. This exhibit is an exploration both in technique and surface treatment. I hope you enjoy these pieces.”  Macy Dorf

Additionally, new works in painting, jewelry, photography, and ceramics by gallery artists will be exhibited.  Join us during weekdays and on 1st and 3rd Fridays for fun evenings. Explore two floors of studios inhabited by thirty artists working in a variety of media. Stop in and have a leisurely look at our fantastic array of functional and decorative art. Visit with the artists and see what’s happening at Artists on Santa Fe Gallery!

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Group Show
Aug
18
to Sep 30

Group Show

Our final group exhibition of the summer opens 3rd Friday, August 18th during the Art District on Santa Fe Drive’s Collector’s Preview! Look for a mix of new work from gallery artists with a special showcase by printmaker Fawn Atencio. A prolific artist with a global viewpoint, Atencio’s Atmospheric works focus on water and its scarcity and movement across a changing landscape.

Meet Fawn Atencio and other showcased artists at this special 3rd Friday Artists’ Reception: Friday, August 18th, 5-9pm…coincides with Kim Harrell’s Pop Up jewelry exhibition! Refreshments & light fare provided.

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Beatles Cartoon Pop Up Show
Aug
11
to Aug 13

Beatles Cartoon Pop Up Show

Ron Campbell, director of the 1960’s Saturday Morning Beatles Cartoon series and animator of the Beatles film Yellow Submarine will make a rare personal appearance at Bitfactory Gallery, 851 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colorado, Friday, August 11th through Sunday, August 13th. Ron will showcase his original Beatles cartoon paintings created specially for the show and create new Beatles pop art paintings at the
exhibit. Ron will also feature other artwork based on his 50-year career in cartoons including Scooby Doo, Rugrats, Smurfs, Flintstones, Jetsons and more.

When:

Friday, August 11th – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 12th – 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 13th – 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

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Call for Entries: Wax Stories 2
Aug
10
to Sep 30

Call for Entries: Wax Stories 2

Niza Knoll Gallery in Denver, Colorado is calling for artists who incorporate encaustic in their art to submit their work for the juried exhibit Wax Stories 2. After a successful regional show in 2015, the call has been expanded nationally. We encourage artist to submit up to 3 of their best encaustic pieces and tell us their stories. Awards will be given to Best of Show, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The winners will be honored with a four-week group exhibition, Best Stories, at the Niza Knoll Gallery in Denver in 2018. A full prospectus can be found at www.callforentry.org (Direct link http://bit.ly/waxstories2) and all submissions must be made through this site.

For the lay-person, Encaustic is a process using pigments mixed with hot wax and fused with heat. The exhibition will open November 3, 2017 and run through the holiday season until January 6, 2018 and is a great time for artist to showcase their work in Denver’s popular Art District on Santa Fe. Submissions will be juried by Denver Artist Patricia Aaron. Wax Stories 2 Exhibit will be curated by Denver artist Victoria Eubanks.

Important Dates:

Call for entries deadline: September 30, 2017
Jurying complete October 6, 2017
Acceptance letter by: October 9, 2017
Shipped art received no later than: October 29, 2017
Hand deliver art to gallery on: October 31 between 12-2:00pm
Show opens Friday: November 3, 2017
Artists Reception: November 17, 2017
Exhibition Duration: November 3, 2017 –January 6, 2018

Patricia Aaron is an award winning contemporary abstract painter. Aaron’s work has evolved to draw direct inspiration from her travels through the culture, language and customs of the environment and habitat in which she resides as an artist resident. Aaron has held artist residency fellowships in France, Iceland, Hawaii, Virginia, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming.

Aaron’s work has been featured in solo museum and airport exhibitions as well as invitational gallery exhibits throughout the United States, and featured in both regional and national publications. Her work is held in numerous US, UK, European and Japanese private, corporate, and museum collections.

Niza Knoll Gallery, celebrating its eighth year, specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits. The gallery, located at 915 Santa Fe Drive in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, hosts first and third Friday events, monthly salons, private concerts and guest speakers. Past exhibits have included unusual artist pairings, outsider art, collaborative work, thought provoking thematic exhibits of artists using non- traditional media. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday 1-4, First and Third Friday 4-8 pm. The Mix Co-op in the back of the gallery is also open for visitors during regular hours. For more information, visit www.nizaknollgallery.com. The gallery number is 303-953-1789 or email Niza directly at nizak@mac.com for the fastest response.

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Flourish
Aug
4
to Oct 2

Flourish

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ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

 

Artwork Network’s newest exhibition, Flourish, features the work of Denver artists and friends, Karen Roehl and Sarah van Beckum. The bright color palette, gestural brush strokes, and the obvious harmony between the two artists work creates an instant appeal.

Both Roehl and van Beckum create abstract works with layers and mark making. “A process that requires a lot of letting go and starting new,” describes Roehl. “Many times a painting will be in what I would consider to be a finished state when I force myself to paint over it, almost entirely, section by section… I trust that the thing I created that I feel is beautiful is not simply an accident or a one shot deal. In other words, I trust that it is within my power to create something beautiful, subjective as that might be, again and again, and in so doing discover its infinite forms.”

Roehl, originally from Montreal, has lived in the Mile High city for most of her life. She is active in the arts community of Denver, including a faculty position at the Art Students’ League. She met Sarah van Beckum through a mutual friend, and they were fast friends.

Like Roehl, Sarah van Beckum also describes an instinctual process. “The first stroke of paint goes on the canvas with a flourish and at that point I have made a mark to which I must respond. Every line, brushstroke or mark-making gesture serves to inform my next move. I like the surface to be built up and multi-layered, so the early stages of painting are random and carefree. This creates richness and complexity. As I move through the work I hone in on areas that excite me and let those parts become standout features of the painting. My work grows to completion organically, without preconceived ideas about the look of the finished piece. The painting is finished when the colors sing and the composition piques my interest.”

Van Beckum, a native of Wisconsin, has lived in Denver for many years as an artist, and like Roehl, is actively involved in the arts community. Drawing from nature’s forms ingrained from the countryside of her youth, van Beckum says that painting is her search for meaning.

Flourish will be on exhibit at the Artwork Network Gallery from August 4 through October 2, 2017. For more information, contact Artwork Network Gallery at 303.388.7420. The gallery is located at 878 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, and is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, and Saturday 12 – 4pm, with special hours for First & Third Friday Artwalks.

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Summer Group Show
Jul
5
to Aug 13

Summer Group Show

Please join us for our Summer Group Show featuring new work by gallery artists Amelia Caruso, Lynda Ladwig, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Charles Parson, Susanne Mitchell, Sharon Strasburg and studio artist Mai Wyn Schantz. Open for 1st Friday Gallery Walk, July 7th, 5-10pm. Join us for wine & cheese during the Art District’s 3rd Friday Collectors’ Preview, July 21st, 5-8pm. Regular Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 12noon-4pm

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