Day to Day
The exhibit reflects artists' daily art practice through material alterations, repeated actions, and random encounters.
It introduces the Temple as a new art destination in RiNo.
Thursday July 17th, 6-9 pm
at The Temple, 2400 Curtis, Denver
Exhibition curated by Viviane Le Courtois- for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
(Photo from the series Lost in Denver by Christopher R. Perez)
Created by RiNo artists Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez, Processus will be a shared place for artists to think and make. A multi-use shop, darkroom, clean space and cafe/pop up space.
Hard Hat Tours:
Thursday July 17th, 7 pm and 8 p
The Temple, 2400 Curtis (enter on 24th St.)
Expected opening date: September 1st, 2014.
Sign up for a membership now starting at $100/month. For more information call 303 653-4091 or 303 526 8064 or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Processus/299689103526431?fref=nf
(Photo: Viviane Le Courtois' hands)
2350 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205
Women's Work, Wisdom and Wine Festival
July 10, 3-7pm
Women's Work, Wisdom and Wine Festival is an event designed for nonprofit groups and organizations led by, for and about women to attend, network, and share what they are doing with members of the community.
AND CONTINUING THROUGH July 20th:
Senga Nengudi: The Performing Body
The exhibition Senga Nengudi: The Performing Body will document seven of the artist’s performances through the creative juxtaposition of performance-related photographs and relics alongside three additional installations that extend her performance work into painting and video.
Ice Cube Gallery @ the DIF
3320 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205
Two New Shows at the Ice Cube Gallery:
Showing dates: July 24, - August 16, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, July 25, 6 – 9 PM
First Friday - August 1, 6 – 9 PM
Artists Talk - August 16, 1 PM
Jen Burdess – Phenomena
Jen delves deeper into the phenomena of physical memory in this mixed media show featuring textiles, drawings and text as she investigats memory and its decay.
Jane McMahan – Life Like a Loaded Gun
Jane continues to explore when change occurs in nature, social structures, and personal life by using the metaphor of a loaded gun.
Thursday and Saturday noon – 5 PM; Friday noon – 9 PM
AND CONTINUING AT ICE CUBE GALLERY THROUGH JULY 19th
Ice Cube Gallery Presents Two unique Installations!
Sarah Rockett - Gut Feeling
Sarah's installation deals with exposing the fallacy of fear within the American Culture, using mundane materials, soft sculpture, and textures and forms taken from popular horror films, to reveal the artifice of social phobias.
Laura Phelps Rogers - Wash Rinse Repeat
Laura offers an extension of her previous work in a 'Woman's Work is Never done,' and she explores the themes of conceptualism and surreal interceptions of nature - womanhood - the monotonous - the ordinary - the ephemeral - and the edible.
Open on July 4, 2014 for First Friday, noon - 9 PM
Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake Street
Unfinished, An Art Students League of Denver Invitational Exhibition
Join us as the Pattern Shop Studio plays host to the Faculty and Students of the Art Students League of Denver. The result is an interesting mix of art, in subject matter, type and type of media. Entitled "Unfinished" the invitational presents artists with the challenge to show work in process. Unfinished work can offer insight into an artist's creative process and having such work on display can lead to many questions, such as “What does it mean for a work of art to be finished?” and “Why is it considered unfinished?”
"Unfinished" will be up until August 18.
Viewing hours will be Thursdays from 12 to 5 PM and by appointment.
2501 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
A group exhibition defining the diverse scope of portraiture in contemporary art today
Plus Gallery presents one of their most significant group efforts to-date with the invitational exhibition Super Human. The survey brings together a wide-ranging field of artists from around the world that collectively depict diverse directions in portraiture or a strong focus on the human condition, anchored by an array of Plus Gallery's most acclaimed artists. A massing of small-scale 2-d works are intermixed with a trio of highly entertaining motionbased artworks, all anchored by a riveting sculpture by artist Roger Reutimann.
Featuring: Bill Amundson, Jeremy Bailey, Megan Burns, Craig Cleveland, David Cook, Adan De La Garza, Juan Pablo Echeverri, Donald Fodness, Matthew Gardiner, Matthew Harris, Jules Julien, Liza Lacroix, Gabriel Liston, Wes Magyar, Jenny Morgan, Keita Morimoto, David Mramor, John Harlan Norris, Austin Parkhill, Lauren Pelc-McArthur, Christopher R. Perez, Roger Reutimann, Jon Rietfors, Michael Ryan, Aimee Santos, Gregg Segal, Xi Zhang and Mario Zoots. Curated by Ivar Zeile, Nicki Maggiori and Camille Shortridge
July 10 - August 15, 2014
Opening Reception and Gallery 13-year anniversary celebration Thursday, July 10th from 6 - 9pm
Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, Noon - 5pm
Or by appointment
AND CLOSING JULY 3RD:
XI ZHANG – BONE
All new paintings by artist Xi Zhang for his latest solo exhibition BONE.
The main exhibition space is the focus for four of his ongoing series, including the most recent "Permanence Within," "Permanence Without" and "The Fortune Dealer" as well as his two of his most recent canvases from "Birth of a Million Tear Drops." The exhibition continues upstairs with additional selections from "Permanence Without" alongside two recent paintings from "Post Convulsions" and a handful of gold-leaf paintings from "Second Hand Memories" which represent Xi's lighter side and unique take on contemporary culture merging with traditional Chinese motifs.
Read more about BONE in the latest issue of Westword in the "Night and Day" section, as well as an online preview of images in Westword's Show and Tell blog delivered by Susan Froyd:
3254 Walnut St.
Denver CO 80205
HINTERLAND is pleased to present ENTITY
a show of of work by Denver artists Dawn Witter and Leah Swenson.
Opening artist reception will be on Friday July 11, 6-11p
Closing reception 1st Friday August 1, 6-10p.
Entity explores psychological, physical, and emotional landscapes using the body as a point of focus.
The artists describe the conscious experience of occupying a body through work that deals with obsession, catharsis, and introspection. Both Witter and Swenson see art practices as a way of documenting the ineffable and impossible to document. Entity features photo-based works in wax by Leah Swenson, and sculptural and ceramic works by Dawn Witter.
RULE Gallery Pop-Up Exhibition
Please join RULE Gallery for an artist talk by Nathan Abels.
Free | Tuesday, July 1 at 7pm.
Nathan will discuss the concept and inspiration behind West with the Night. This will be one of your last chances to stop in before the exhibition closes on July 3.
Wine & Whey | 3559 Larimer | WineandWhey.com
The Colorado Custom Grape Crush
July 1st & July 11th | @ 6:00pm | Tasting is Believing
This fall we've got something big coming to the Shop - the opportunity to make wine yourself, from grapes! We've done the legwork and secured 5 tons of grapes, a mixture of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah - and are offering Advanced Winemaking Classes to take the everyday wine drinker to a well rounded winemaker! But how can you tell if you would enjoy the wine options? That's simple. Come by W&W on 7/1 or 7/11 to taste the varietals bottled in 2012 sent to us from the same winery we'll be sourcing the grapes from. Taste to Believe! Yes you, can make delicious wine. Tickets $10 online or at the door.
The Infinite Monkey Theorem | 3200 Larimer | theinfinitemonkeytheorem.com
The Yoga Mat is back and upping their game! They’re now hosting ‘Yoga by the Barrels’ on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. $20 gets you a class and a glass! See you on July 3rd and 17th!
Pasta and Pinot! Kassia Koukari is coming in on 7/16 at 6:00pm to help you make some homemade tortellini. Only $30 and you’re chef for a night.
The incredible Ashley Joon will be hosting her famous guided painting class on 7/23. $30, includes all supplies.
Yes, we’re Cheesy! Our friends from St. Kilian’s are making an appearance at IMT this month. Follow us on facebook for our July Wine& Cheese deal that’s about to hit the IMT shelves. And if that’s not enough, they’re stopping by and guiding you through a 4 course wine and cheese pairing on July 9th from 6-8pm. Again, check us out on Facebook for more details!
Don’t forget July 27-Aug 2: Book an IMT tour and get a free glass of tap wine.
How can you turn down that offer?
Mile High Winery | 2811 Walnut
All Music Starts at 7pm
4 Odessa Rose — Swing & Americana
5 SoSu Jaba – Jazz
12 John Wirtiz – Piano
19 SoSu Jaba – Jazz
The Source - Artisan Market
3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
July 10th - 8:30am - Creative Mornings: Once a month we host Creative Mornings. Come and get inspired. This month will be Kristen Glenn speaking on the theme "Heritage".
July 19th-20th - 11am-7pm - CO Makers Summer Market: A gathering of local makers selling a variety of unique, hand-crafted goods.
July 23rd - 5pm-6pm - Fabrizia Lanza on Bread Making: Come taste some breads from Babette's and listen to Fabrizia Lanza talk about different types of Sicilian wheats and processes.
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 (www.bellafiredcreations.com) we'll be doing tons of fun projects on a walk-in basis. Check out our website www.bellaglassstudios.com for further info! Please help us spread the word too. Plus during July 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!
Kids Summer Camps - We've got those!! Two camps in July and one in August. Come to one, come to all, they'll all be different. This is our inaugural year for summer camps and we're very excited to have your kids come play with us. Check out our website for further details www.bellaglassstudios.com under the classes tab.
(We will be CLOSED all 4th of July wknd.)
EXDO Event Center | 1399 35th St
Introducing RiNo Beach Club!
Sundays at 1pm through August 31
The RiNo beach club is an urban beach venue located in the heart of the River North Art District. With over 10,000 square feet of sand and a giant pool, the beach club is open during the summer for outdoor events.
RiNo artist Leona Lazar
at Niza Knoll Gallery | 915 Santa Fe Drive | Denver, CO 80204
Holy Moly: Religious Commentary in Contemporary Art | June 20 – July 26
Recent works by RiNo artist Milt Denny
at Vita | 1575 Boulder Street Suite A | Denver, CO 80211 | 303.477.4600 | Through July 31, 2014
at Mid-Mod Mall | 3434 Brighton Blvd | Denver , CO
Milt Denny’s paintings consist of contemporary abstract pieces created with mixed media. These works are an extension of the artist’s previous works. Here Denny expands on his ties to New Mexico and the colors and light that make his art unique and unforgettable. The paintings are done with acrylic and metal leaf applied to Lucite sheets creating an infusion of color, depth, and reflective light to produce memorable works of art.
Pedestrian Advocacy on the Move in Denver
Denver’s pedestrian advocacy movement gained momentum recently, reaching two important milestones. In April, Denver was nationally recognized with a “Gold” Walk Friendly Community designation, and in May Kaiser Permanente awarded a substantial grant to the grassroots advocacy organization, WalkDenver.
WalkDenver has launched a petition calling upon City officials to take two actions: form a pedestrian advisory committee and adopt a strategic plan for improving pedestrian infrastructure. In addition to collecting signatures from individuals, WalkDenver is also gathering letters of support from partner organizations, as well as seeking individual and corporate sponsors for both its advocacy work and additional Better Block events.
Enjoy great ethnic food and live entertainment on Saturday, July 19th (11:00am – 10:00pm) and Sunday, July 20th (11:00am – 5:00pm) at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Cathedral and Argo Park, 349 E. 47th Avenue (at Logan Street) in Denver, 80216. Free admission.
Come to sample outstanding food from Russia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Greece, Mexico and Italy.
Linger to enjoy free ethnic music and dance entertainment, craft and gift booths, children’s activities, an iconography exhibit, and tours of the historical landmark Orthodox cathedral.
Dance the night away on Saturday, 7:00 - 9:00pm, to the music of variety cover band "Willie & the Po' Boys". Reasonable prices.
Presented by Holy Transfiguration of Christ Orthodox Cathedral. www.facebook.com/orthodoxfoodfestival
MegaFauna presents FINAL FRIDAY 2014
Final Friday occurs on the last Friday of the month with participating businesses, community areas and venues opening their doors to Musicians, Bands, and Performers; emphasizing the real love of Denver – MUSIC. Each venue hosts a variety of music and performance entertainment for the evening.
Join in this locally programmed Music Walk & Urban Bazaar featuring 50+ bands and artisans displaying their wares stretching the length of North Larimer from 26th to 37th streets.
Purchase tickets here www.myhubapp.com/events/1070
Presale $15 / Door $25
Tickets include one free drink ticket for Deep Eddy Vodka & Dulce Vida Tequila - Austin
+ discounts at neighborhood establishments thru The IndiCard & Jake's Food & Spirits
Thank you for supporting local creativity
Helikon Gallery & Studios
3675 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80216
Contemporary Fiber: Colorado Invitational 2014
July 5th, 12pm - 4pm | July 19th, 12pm - 5pm
Contemporary Fiber continues at Helikon Gallery & Studios - stop by during the daytime and see this seminal exhibit of 20 local fiber artists whose work is sure to defy expectation. The exhibit will have its closing ceremony on July 19th, we hope to see you as we send this major exhibit on its way!
Helikon will be closed for the 4th of July holiday.
Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery
3542 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205
Thursdays, beginning June 4th
at the Lounge at Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery
If you’re a part of this neighborhood you have a conviction about being here. You’re also committed to promoting our community, its businesses and activities. So are we.
Beginning this week, and every following Thursday, the new lounge at Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery will be hosting a RiNo Art Happy Hour fundraiser. This will fund the RiNo Art district signage. Come in, have a drink and some yummy food, and 25% of what you spend will be donated toward the cost of fabricating 8 signs.
Each week you will be able see the work of four RiNo artists, artisans or businesses displayed. Take this unique opportunity to see and appreciate what this community has to offer. Many times this work happens behind closed doors.
3343 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
Women artists showcase
of a shared language.
“Six Faces of Eve”, June 13 - July 25
The Six Faces of Eve exhibit at ArtHaus features six outstanding woman artists—Leona Lazar (image shown), Keri Mills, Susan Brooks, Mandy Scott, Aliki McCain and Kathryn Hart —and their variations of a shared language. Each built bodies of work around a variety of themes including sexuality, social issues, cultural myths and traditions. Popular culture associates the term “Faces of Eve” with a 1950’s book and movie about one young woman’s struggle with multiple personality disorder. This exhibition, however, explores the unique perspective of six individuals and asks a central question: is there a common language being spoken by these six artists that is informed specifically by their gender?
Opening Reception: Friday, June 13, 6-9 pm
Artists' Lecture: Saturday, June 21, 1-3 pm
Collector's Cocktail Reception: Saturday, June 21, 5-7 pm – RSVP Required
Closing Reception: Friday, July 25, 6-9 pm
The Conversation Continues!
Second Lecture/Discussion added to the SIX FACES OF EVE events calendar!
Saturday, July 12, 1-3 pm
Please join us for a lively dialog about the works on display, the motivations of the artists and the impact the work has on you, the viewer.
3520 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
Ceramic Work by Tom Kerrigan
Kerrigan’s work is deeply influenced by his Sonoran Desert surroundings. An introspective artist, he finds this location a “source of spiritual sustenance.” Some of his sculptural forms and vessels are “quiet and meditative, yet others are both bold and direct, reference a sensual or erotic theme.” On the surfaces of some forms he makes use of playful markings, almost sketch-like drawings incised into the surface and then highlighted with ceramic pigment. These images resemble human forms, desert forms such as cactus, or the sun and moon. These markings emphasize the connection he has with his surrounding environment. His hand built and constructed pieces also have combinations of unglazed clay, drawings, as well as glazed surfaces using various ceramic pigments and techniques. The contrasting surfaces also present an interesting counterpoint to his strong forms.
Plinth Gallery curator Jonathan Kaplan remarks, “I am very excited to have an artist of his stature exhibiting at Plinth Gallery. He brings a considerable wealth of experience with his innovative techniques of making sculptural vessels. His work has a very quiet yet dominating presence.”
The gallery will be closed from July 4 through July 15 and will reopen July 16th. Kerrigan’s exhibition will be on display through July 26th.
3340 Walnut St.
Denver, Colorado 80205
May 2nd, 6-9pm
RiNo Safari: May 17th, 12-5pm
First Friday: June 6th, 6-9pm
First Friday: July 4th, 5-9pm
Always Open by Appointment
Exhibit up until July 12th
Featured Artist: Carol Ann Waugh
Mish-Mash is an amalgamation of work that has not been shown in the Denver area for several years. Come see her evolution as a fiber artist and enjoy all the color and textures of her work.