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Wonderbound Presents Teaser Episode #5

Wonderbound Studio at Junction Box
1075 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205

Wonderbound Presents
Teaser Episode #5: Enduring Grace

Join Wonderbound for a fun-filled sneak peek at the upcoming production of "Enduring Grace" featuring Garrett Ammon's "Serenade for Strings" and a world premiere piece by Company Artist, Sarah Tallman.

The evening will be followed by a Q&A with the artists, libations and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

September 25th, 6:30pm


aBuzz Gallery features Lisa Calzavara

aBuzz Gallery
3340 Walnut St.
Denver, Colorado 80205

Compelling luminous color was the starting point for the “Radiating Light” series by award winning artist Lisa Calzavara. Mixtures of warm hues resonate through interpretations of earth and sky depicted in these contemporary oil paintings. The glowing repetitive shapes radiate outward to convey a sense of movement of air and light. The essential elements of the paintings were then combined and interpreted into captivating sculptural forms. These three dimensional designs of clay and resin create innovative pieces which emit a sensation of reverberating power in their unique shapes and textures. The impressions are engaging and exciting with a complete sense of balance to the essential compositions.

“Radiating Light” will be showing at aBuzz Gallery Aug 29th – Sept 20th. Open First Friday September 5, 6-9pm. Join us also for an Artist Talk on Sept 13th from 3-4pm.


NEW RiNo! DADA Art Bar

‪DADA Art Bar‬
‪2470 Broadway #103‬
‪Denver, CO 80205‬
(720) 350-4716‬

DADA Art Bar is proud to announce our September exhibition: “Visions and Myths.” Paintings by Sharon Healy and chalk studies by John Moinzad delve into the mysterious nature of mythology and dreams. Join us for the opening reception on 9/5/14 with live music by Kurt Vee and The Milk Blossoms and on 9/26/14 for the closing reception with live music by David Starr Dunn and Rusty Harrows.


September @ ICE Cube Gallery

Ice Cube Gallery @ the DIF
3320 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205

New Solo Shows: September 18 - October 11, 2014
Both shows will be featured on a September segment of the Rocky Mountain PBS program, “Arts District.”

Regina V. Benson Catching Fire
Catching Fire is an experiential installation of 11 burning monoliths, reflecting on our personal and collective experience of the world's ever-increasing wildfires.

Ray Tomasso Wind & Storm: New Works in Paper
Wind & Strom is an abstract survey of violent storms moving over the landscape.

Artist Reception: Friday, September 19, 5-9 pm
Artist Talk and Demo: September 27, 2pm

Gallery Hours: Thurs. & Sat. Noon-5pm; Fridays Noon - 9pm: and by appointment


Open First Friday: September 5, 5 – 9 PM

Susan Donatucci Hopp – “Fragmentation: The faces we navigate” is an interrogation of family structure, coupling, displacement, identification, and the uncanny. It features drawing on Mylar and collage.

Jess Myers and Robert Sebree – “Thou Heaven in Art” is a collaboration, which features photographs reinterpreting biblical narratives with modern imagery


First Annual Colorado New Works Art Invitational

Wazee Union
3501 Wazee St.
(Brighton Blvd to 35th street, then east)
Denver, CO 80216

New Works by 14 Artists – in the First Annual Colorado New Works Art Invitational
Sept. 6 – Sept 19, 2014 

Three Receptions in Two Weeks means we want you to see this show!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday (other than reception nights) hours to view are 12 noon to 8 pm.

Opening on September 6th, 6-9pm
Graced with the Jazz Flute by Vince Wiggins and piano. From large canvasses of black and white Noir to non-objective abstractions of vibrant color, three dimensional collage, sculpture and photography, it promises to be an exciting array of art and music.

The Middle Reception on Saturday Sept 13th, 6-9pm will offer incidental jazz by JS and Friends

The Closing Reception will be on Friday, Sept 19th, 6-9pm music TBA…

The artists will be on hand at the receptions and also during the open hours to talk about their work. Light refreshments will keep you revived. Organizer Leslie Aguillard of Artemis Arts says she’d like to collaborate with some sponsors for subsequent invitational shows. “For 13 years the Colorado Artists Guild sponsored The Artists of Colorado show giving cash prizes and awards and promoting many of the State’s fine artists and we’d like to get that energy going again.” Maybe this Will be the start of something big…

The 14 inception artists are:  Leslie Aguillard, Ajai, Carol Goldberg-Goldberg, Ferenc Gyulafia, Martha Foxhoven, Kay Juricek, Gary Hutchison, Nick Melliadis, Ulla Meyer, Laura Phelps-Rogers, JoAnn Nelson, Kristine Orr, Bobbi Shupe and Andrew Trunfio

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METAMORPHISIS on display @ Happy Leaf Kombucha

Happy Leaf Kombucha
3519 Brighton Blvd. Unit G
Denver, CO 80216

August 31th - September 30th

Please join us for a First Friday artist's reception at Happy Leaf Kombucha on September 5th. Beginning at 7 pm. Refresh yourself with Kombucha home-brew on tap, enjoy live music from Lori Flynn and meet the artists currently on display through September 30th.

TARA SEREN is an Artist of the soul and heart, her personal works reflect her own growth and living journey. KALI STINSON uses art as a tool for healing. Her collaborations with SCOTT PRIDGEN investiagte ways to communicate a shared vision.


Wine in RiNo:

The Infinite Monkey Theorem
3200 Larimer

It’s that time of year again - harvest has officially begun! Be on the lookout for opportunities to come in, get your hands dirty, and experience the entire winemaking process. Volunteers will be needed over the next 6 weeks – make sure you’re part of our mailing list to get in on the action.

Hartley Flats and Studio LoHi First Friday Shindig. Join this lovely (and very creative) group for a First Friday backyard celebration on September 5th. Roaming Bull Brasserie, Peteybird Ice Cream, DJ Low Key, art by Brian Leahy, and a few drink specials will all be part of the festivity. Jump in – you don’t want to miss this! Party starts at 5pm!

Ashley Joon is back and stepping up her game. Join the very talented Miss Joon on Wednesday September 3rd for a wine and painting class. She’ll guide you step-by-step and send you on your way with your very own masterpiece. She’s also returning on the 19th for a live painting demonstration. Your chance to sit back, sip some vino, & see just how she does it! For more info, check her out here. See you there!


Wine & Whey
3559 Larimer Street

Final notice RiNo friends!
Our last Grape to Glass Classes are coming up! Are you a wine lover?
Advanced wine drinker?
Take part in the Colorado Custom Crush and get (grape) stompin'!

Grape to Glass Wine Class: September 9th at 6pm
and September 14th at 10am
(Use code COCRUSH for 15% off, grapes not included)


Mile High Winery
2811 Walnut


All Music Starts at 7pm
5 Odessa Rose — Swing
6 SoSu Jaba – Jazz
20 SoSu Jaba – Jazz
27 John Wirtz – Piano


Artist Michael Gadlin goes solo in two new exhibitions.

3343 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

Artist Michael Gadlin goes solo in two new exhibitions. September openings at ArtHaus and 1801 California Street (see this month's “RiNos @ Large” listing)

The backdrop of Artist Michael Gadlin’s work examines the constant struggle between the man-made environment and the perfection that is nature. In his dedication to exploring visual elements that excite the viewer’s senses, he was inspired to incorporate discarded or “dead” objects and materials into his new sculptural and 2-d paintings. Through the process of bringing once inanimate “found” objects back to life and re-purposing old materials, he uncovered the themes of renewal, remembrance and legacy— a common thread that runs through two equally engaging, but aesthetically different exhibits.

Gadlin invites the public to discover, explore and examine his new work in two solo shows beginning in September. FOUND OBJECTS: a discovery of new perspectives opens first and runs September 5 through October 17, 2014 at ArtHaus, the RiNo Arts District gallery he co-owns. The second show, ENTICE – a vision of everything underneath, runs September 12 through November 15, 2014 in the lobby of 1801 California Street in collaboration with Arts Brookfield.

Opening Reception for FOUND OBJECTS on First Friday September 5, 5-9 pm at ArtHaus.


New Paintings by Lisa Kowalski @ Ironton

Ironton Studios & Gallery
3636 Chestnut
Denver CO 80216

15 new paintings by Lisa Kowalski

Opening Reception is Friday September 19th, 6-9pm
The show runs through October 18th, 2014
The gallery will also be open for October First Friday Oct 3rd, 6-9pm (Ironton is open weekdays 10-4pm and Saturdays 12-4)



Marc Willhite: Real Pictures
With his latest exhibition Real Pictures Marc Willhite questions the possibility of words as images. Through the use of wide-ranging techniques and the interaction of materials as diverse as wallpaper, paint, digital photography and found objects, Willhite plays with the notion (to quote David Levi Strauss) that "words want images to illustrate and illuminate them, while images want words to clarify and contextualize them." Show runs through Saturday September 6th.
Also open First Friday September 5th 7-9pm


Pattern Shop opens fall season with Wopo Holup

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

The Pattern Shop Studio will open the fall season with an exhibition entitled Rivers Alive, featuring work by New York and Colorado based artist Wopo Holup. Holup's drawings are about nature's flow -- its branching and dividing -- and the disbursements of energy. The metal leafs Holup uses on the drawings consist of precious metals such as silver and gold to acknowledge treasured sites such as the Nile, the Mississippi, and the legendary Sea of Galilee. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be new work that depicts the 2013 flooding along the Colorado Front Range.

The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, September 5th, 2014, from 6 to 9PM and remain on display until October 31st, 2014. Additional receptions will be held on Friday, October 3rd and Friday October 31st, from 6 to 9PM; and Thursday and Saturday afternoons from 1-5. Artist talks will be offered at 1:30 pm on Saturday, September 13th and Saturday, October 11th.


RULE and Carmen Wiedenhoeft Galleries Collaborate

Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery
3542 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205

RULE Gallery's next exhibition is a collaborative Pop-Up Project with Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery. RULE Gallery will be presenting a solo exhibition titled Overlook of paintings and drawings by artist Nina Elder in the back gallery while Carmen W will be presenting Imposition, new photographs by Evan Anderman in the front space. Both artists' work address the contemporary Western Landscape using different mediums but with a cohesive perspective depicting man's influence on the land.

The joint exhibition will open Friday September 12, from 6-9pm at the Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery and will remain on view through October 18, 2014. A free artist talk with Nina Elder and Evan Anderman will happen on Saturday, September 27 at 2pm.


Lovers Collaborations

The Heads of Hydra photographers collective opens an art show of “Lovers Collaborations” by 17 luminous couples.

Richard Alden Peterson is the Anti-Curator, and as such extends absolute freedom and no censorship to each artist. This allows him to break curatorial rules.

It is the first exhibition of the Emotionalism Art Movement representing "a something or other that has no name in any language," the unexplainable and undefinable world.

FEATURING WORK BY: Katie Taft and Anthony Camera, Gina Stone and Alden Peterson, Cornelia Peterson and Mickey Boyd, Kristen Sink and Mark Sink, Sydney Kovac-Peterson and Richard Alden Peterson, Andrea Carin Oliphant and Charlie Oliphant, Denise Bearden and Dave Seiler, Sabin Aell and Randy Rushton, John Babcock and Peter Strange Yumi, Katja Schmid and Moritz Reichelt, Terri Bell and Paul Fallet, Natascha Seideneck and Monica Ward, Wendi Scheider and Ed Lehrburger, Felicia Ashby and Tom Casey, Cecilia Gimenez-Zapiola and Pablo Gimenez Zapiola, Christina Kreps and Rupert Jenkins, Anne Tourney and Eric Havelock-Bailie


Great Plains: Three Point Perspective @ Helikon

Helikon Gallery & Studios
3675 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80216

Helikon Gallery is proud to announce our September 2014 exhibition,
Great Plains: Three Point Perspective.

The exhibit features Helikon Gallery’s first-ever artist trio - Patricia Barry Levy, Reed Weimer,
and Chandler Romeo. In Great Plains, the artists take on the classic prairie landscape of the American midwest from unique artistic viewpoints, including digital photo collage, pastel work, and painting.

Great Plains will open on First Friday, September 5th from 6 to 10pm and will close on October 24th,
noon to 5pm. Admission is always free, plus food, wine, and beer will be provided.


RiNo Yacht Club opens at The Source

The Source
3350 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216

Yacht Club, a community bar inspired by the casual drinking and social cultures from around the world,
will open at the Source this month.


Bella Glass walk-in glass fusing projects and Ladies Night

Bella Glass Studios
3950 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80216

Bella Glass is now doing walk-in glass fusing projects. You heard that right, walk-in! Have you ever wanted to make a cool fused glass project but your schedule didn't line up with one of our specific date classes? Fret no more, now's your chance! Just like our Paint Your Own Pottery ( we'll be doing tons of fun projects on a walk-in basis. Check out our website for further info! Please help us spread the word too. Plus during September we'll be having lots of fun specialty technique glass projects so check out our website and come play.

Ladies Night - EVERY Friday night!
Pick a fun project to do with us and your first beer or wine is on us ladies!


Plus Gallery kicks off the Fall exhibition season

Plus Gallery
2501 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

New Paintings by Jenny Morgan

September 11 - October 18, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday,
September 11th from 6-8pm

Plus Gallery opens the Fall exhibition season with “The Golden Hour,” the fifth solo exhibition by our most celebrated and collected painter Jenny Morgan. Morgan's latest is not just one of the most anticipated exhibitions for Plus Gallery, but one of the most significant for Denver's contemporary art community, marking the first time an artist has risen to national prominence via the NYC scene yet continued to maintain a presence in Colorado, where her collector base has always been a significant part of her career. Join Plus Gallery in welcoming back a future icon in contemporary art at the artist's reception September 11th from 6-8pm.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, Noon - 6pm; Or by appointment


RiNos @ Large in September

Strangely Decadent
Laura Phelps Rogers' newest show at Pirate Contemporary Art (3655 Navajo St Denver)
September 19th thru October 5th – Reception Friday September 19th


ENTICE – a vision of everything underneath
New paintings by Michael Gadlin at 1801 California Street, Denver – September 12 thru November 15
Opening Reception: September 12, 5:30 – 8:30 pm


Jury Smith “white-out” @ Plinth Gallery

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

white·out /’(h)wit,out/ noun - A condition of diffuse light when no shadows are cast, due to a continuous white cloud layer appearing to merge with the white surface. No surface irregularities are visible, but a dark object may be clearly seen. There is no visible horizon.

Jury Smith’s ceramic sculpture is quiet and unassuming; she works with volume and color constructing large forms finished with a subdued glaze color pallet. Her attention to surface is minimal, based on observations within the physical world. The pieces dominate the exhibition space with a reserved presence.

Smith uses her glazes as an image-making material, while still considering the glaze attributes of sheen and texture.  In her “Grey Series”, she uses perspective by way of horizon or water lines, to activate a point of departure. Her “Color Series” uses colors to explore the interaction between color and function. When placed on a ceramic form, she sees these colors as more clearly revealing function.

Jury Smith’s exhibition “white-out” will open at Plinth Gallery First Friday August 1st from 6-9pm. The event is free of charge, and the exhibition will be on display through September 26, 2014


Harmony Hammond @ RedLine

2350 Arapahoe St. 
Denver, CO 80205 

Harmony Hammond Exhibition:
Becoming/UnBecoming Monochrome

August 2 - September 28, 2014
Tuesday-Friday (10-5) 
Saturday-Sunday (11-5)

Curated by art historian Tirza True Latimer, the exhibition Becoming/Unbecoming Monochrome, juxtaposing Hammond’s weave paintings from the late 1970s with striking examples of her recent large-scale near monochrome works. This comparison invites viewers to understand Hammond’s oeuvre in relation to histories of queer feminist practice as well as discourses of contemporary abstraction.


Joseph Coniff @ RULE Gallery

RULE Gallery
(inside Hinterland)
3254 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80216

Joseph Coniff 
(in parentheses)

On view July 24 - October 5, 2014

Pulled from the artistʼs current series, Delineation, the exhibition features painting, sculpture and works on paper utilizing a wide spectrum of materials and techniques from traditional to digital. With Delineation, Coniff explores his interest in the metaphysical nature of objects and the role and significance material things have within day-to-day life. These abridged and abstracted works act as didactic timelines, concentrating on the understanding and relationship one has with the creation and existence of objects.

Open Tuesday - Saturday 12p - 6p or by appointment




RiNo Art District is one of 4 New CERTIFIED DISTRICTS in Colorado!

Congratulations to 40West, Greeley, Colorado Springs and RiNo on their certification by Colorado Creative Industries!