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RiNo Art District Annual Breakfast

RiNo Art District Annual Breakfast

Thursday, February 11th, 9:30am–11am | Summit Church | 3300 Larimer Street

Open to RiNo Members and Guests:
Artists, Residents, Businesses & Stakeholders please join us!

To kick off our 2016 initiatives in RiNo style, the Art District will be hosting our first annual breakfast at our upcoming February monthly neighborhood meeting. Complimentary light breakfast fare from RiNo's The Preservery, Stowaway Coffee + Kitchen, Babettes Artisan Bread, and Comida at The Source will be served, as well as mimosas and special cider-mimosas from C Squared Ciders with a special guest appearance by Mayor Michael B. Hancock!

The Art District will present their lineup of exciting 2016 initiatives, and attendees will have the chance to comment and discuss the projects planned for this year.

Initiatives include:

  • Affordability for Artists, Creatives and Entrepreneurs to advocate for and help keep RiNo artists in the district
  • RiNo Design Guidelines
  • RiNo Gateways, Wayfinding and Signage
  • Brighton Boulevard Construction
  • 38th Street Underpass Creative Lighting Project
  • Multimodal Access + Parking Plan
  • Placemaking – Crosswalks, Benches, Bike Racks, Alleys 
  • RiNo Green Stormwater Strategy
  • Westside Lighting and Safety
  • RiNo Park Planning and Activation  

Super Bowl 50 @ The Source!

The Source
3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

Super Bowl 50 at The Source and RiNo Yacht Club - Sunday, February 7th at 4:30pm

Need somewhere to root for your Denver Broncos and watch Super Bowl 50? Come to the Source and catch it on the big screen. RiNo Yacht Club will be slinging drinks starting at 12:30pm, so come early, get a good seat and pregame. BYOF and snacks or grab delicious sandwiches from Mondo Market. There will be drink specials and Broncos inspired cocktails all day.

For more information and to stay updated on the event. Join the Facebook event page:

Located at 3350 Brighton Boulevard in the heart of the RiNo neighborhood, The Source is an new generation artisan food market that occupies a former 1880‘s brick foundry building. The collective of artisans and retailers that make-up the tenants in the complex offer visitors everything from freshly baked bread to craft cocktails, from street tacos to contemporary flower arrangements. The Source is home to Acorn, Babette’s Artisan Bread, Beet & Yarrow, Boxcar Coffee Roasters, Collegiate Peaks Bank, Comida, Crooked Stave, Jennifer Olson Photography, Mondo Market, RiNo Yacht Club, Slow Food Denver, Svper Ordinary, The Proper Pour, Western Daughters Butchery, and Wunder Werks.


Red@RULE: Love &War

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

Red@RULE: Love &War
A group exhibition featuring work by Molly Bounds, Wilma Fiori, Linda Herritt, Margaret Neumann, Sandy Skoglund, Barbara Takenaga, and Scott Young.

Opening with public reception on February 5th, 6-9pm | February 5 to March 19
Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 12-6p, Saturday 12-5p.

Red@RULE: Love & War revisits a similar exhibition put on by gallery founder Robin Rule in 2009. While the previous incarnation explored themes solely of love, the reprise centers on passion, a primary component of both love and war. For many, this emotion is delicately balanced between pleasure and pain and is (re)directed by the give and take between the heart and the head. Art, at its best, has this passion deeply imbedded in its creation, as the artist’s inner struggles and devotions are plumbed for inspiration. The works in Red@RULE explore each artists' relations and reactions to passion in its many forms.

Linda Herritt's creations stretch and contort texts in vigorous ways to express pain, passion, and desire. Molly Boun’s works combine the structural constraints of printmaking with bright reds to expose the conflict between authoritarian power and the dissemination of nonnormative, subjective experience. Sandy Skoglund’s directorial tableau The Cold War depicts the desparate search for peace in a space filled with the red war of passion. Margaret Neumann's oil on canvas work Cherries positions red cherries, conventionally a symbol of sensuality, as the centerpiece of a canvas layered over with repressively dark paint. Barbara Takenaga's painting Red Field blends clouds of deep color with pulsating strings and dots of brightness that interweave creation and destruction almost to interchangeability. Wilma Fiori's minimalist works are steeped in the pure red of passion, diving into the depths of its color and texture.


CPAC Grand Opening! Reception Feb. 6 @ 6pm

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
3636 Chestnut Place
Denver, CO 80216

Colorado Photographic Arts Center Grand Opening Reception
Feb. 6 @ 6pm, featuring "Maybe"
by Phil Toledano

On Saturday, 2/6/16, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) is thrilled to reopen our doors in RiNo at our new location at Ironton Studios -- and we're starting things off with a bang! Please join us for a Grand Opening Reception from 6-8pm featuring Maybe, an exhibition by NY-based photographer Phil Toledano. The artist will also give a talk at the Denver Arts Museum on Feb. 5 at 7pm. Full details here.


MOTH Valentine’s Day Fundraiser, Circus & Party

MOTH Contemporary Circus Center
4321 Broadway, Unit 5
Denver, CO 80216

Come celebrate the season of LOVE with MOTH Contemporary Circus Center, Movement of the Heart!

Dance to live DJ Walt White's awesome tunes, watch as performers dazzle you with their skills, and help us raise money to make MOTH a bigger and better circus family!

MOTH Contemporary Circus Center is now accepting tax-deductible donations through our Fiscal Sponsor, Fractured Atlas. MOTH is growing and is excited to provide free-tuition for an underprivileged youth for our 2016/17 school year. Your donations will help bring in additonal teachers, equipment and provide a child an opportunity to be a part of our wonder
ful circus community. The more money we raise, the more students we can bring in!
Free Admission:Register at

To Contribute a Tax-Deductible Donation:


Wonderbound presents Rock Ballets

Wonderbound presents
Rock Ballets
with Chimney Choir and Ian Cooke Band

The music of David Bowie and Queen, played by Chimney Choir and Ian Cooke Band set the stage for Garrett Ammon’s celebrated ballets. Also, experience the world premiere work “Unbroken Sky” by Sarah Tallman, set to an all new score.

More information can be found at

Parker Arts Culture and Events Center | 20000 Pikes Peak Ave | Parker, CO 80138

Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School | 1001 W. 84th Avenue | Denver, CO 80260


Helikon kicks off 2016 with two simultaneous exhibits:

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

Two simultaneous exhibits opening February 3 & February 5, and running through February 24

To kick off the 2016 schedule at Helikon, we’re proud to host two simultaneous exhibits—“Opiates for the Masses” is a guest-curated exhibit of large scale artwork by Sally Centigrade Gallery, while “The New Masters of Dada” is a solo feature of Naomi Haverland’s portraiture of children.

Both exhibits are free and open to the public with limited off-street parking.


2016 @ Plinth Gallery begins: “Interval and Intersection” 

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd
Denver CO 80216

Our 2016 exhibition schedule opens February 5th with the ceramic work of Marty Fielding.

“Interval and Intersection” opens at Plinth Gallery on First Friday, February 5th, from 6–9pm. Fielding's ceramic work will remain on exhibit through March 26, 2016.

The artist holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina/Greensboro, and an MFA in Ceramics from The University of Florida/Gainesville. Fielding is currently a visiting instructor ceramics and 3-D studies at Florida Atlantic University.

The artist draws on simple architectural concepts in his ceramic pieces.

If one of the many constructs of postmodernism is a diversification of ideas, then Fielding’s ceramics are excellent examples. 

Plinth Gallery curator Jonathan Kaplan likens Fielding's ceramic work to "a string quartet in which the individual performers have separate roles, yet all merge together as one voice. His vocabulary of abstracted architectural forms and color rich surfaces are refreshing ideas in the realm of useable ceramics.”


(R)evolver: 6th Annual Reach Studio Exhibition

2350 Arapahoe Street
Denver CO 80205

RedLine Young Artists is an early literacy art program for families, offering children ages 2-6 and a caregiver the opportunity to explore the process of contemporary art making together. Both English and Spanish-language classes are available and are open to speakers of all levels. Winter session meets for three Saturdays: February 13, 20, 27, 2016.
Suggested session tuition is $45, with sliding-scale tuition offered. Please contact Libby Barbee ( to register.

(R)evolver: 6th Annual Reach Studio Exhibition runs from February 5th through the 28th. Reach Studio is a free art studio program where artists who don’t have a space to make work or may be experiencing homelessness can come and create in a tight-knit community. Curated by Ramón Bonilla, (R)evolver is an invitation for Reach artists to consider the concept of transformation through their own personal experiences as well as through their creative practice. Participating artists are Gonzo, Caroline Pooler, Risa Murray, Rose Henderson, Carrol Reeves, Ravarro Stinnett, Roosheika Seward, Sharon Morrison, Charles Tunstall and Barbara Johnson. Public reception will take place First Friday, February 5th from 6-9pm.


Ridiculous-ness @ ICE | sponsored by RedLine

Ice Cube Gallery 
@ the DIF

3320 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205

Ridiculous-ness : Exchanges on Constructed Realities
Curated by Sarah Rockett
February 11 – February 27, 2016

Artists: Theresa Anderson, Katie Caron, Suchitra Mattai, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Frankie Toan, Rebecca Vaughan, and Peter Yumi

Opening Reception: Friday, February 12th, 6–9 pm

Ridiculous-ness asks artists (and viewers) to reconsider the Real in all aspects of our contemporary paradigm. Does the human race function within a restrictive system, or do we impose restrictions upon ourselves? If all rules and systems are self-imposed, how and where does that leave room for change? Upon realizing the presence of choice among our daily artifice, it is the status quo that becomes truly ridiculous. The exhibition initiates discussion of the Real in relation to human society within a variety of disciplines and works by: Theresa Anderson, Katie Caron, Suchitra Mattai, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Frankie Toan, and Peter Yumi. (Gallery Hours: Thursdays 12-5, Fridays 12-9, Saturdays 12-5)


RiNo Love Triangle

Valentine's Day progressive beer and cider dinner.

3 courses | 3 locations | 3 hour lovefest.

Sunday, February 14th

Course 1: hosted at Epic Brewing | 3001 Walnut | Beer & Cheese Pairings

Course 2: hosted at The Rackhouse | 2875 Blake | Pork Ossobucco paired with C-squared Cider

Course 3: hosted at Ratio Beerworks | 2920 Larimer | Beer & Dessert from Crepeful

Seatings every hour from 12pm–6pm

Buy tickets at


New RiNos: Lane Meyer Projects & Pon Pon

Lane Meyer Projects
2528 Walnut St. #101
Denver, CO 80205

Located inside Pon Pon, Lane Meyer Projects is the conceptual scaffolding for its overall hybrid arts facility: part exhibition space, part work space, and part ideas Salon. Through its physical site, LMP is able to exhibit edgy shows and projects. LMP provides a conceptual platform that fosters diverse artistic discourse and practice. This space has inherent liberties to evolve as deemed by current art trends, but not dictated by such. With the flexibility of LMP's exhibition space we invite art forms of all medium and duration. Currently on view through February 15: Nat Murray's show Business Trip


Free Coworking Day @ Assembly

3461 Ringsby Ct. Suite 440
Denver, CO 80216

Free Coworking Day!
February 9th, 2016 9am–5pm
Ditch the coffee shop and come try out our space for free on February 9th! Bring your laptop, and we'll provide the rest: complimentary wi-fi, coffee/tea, sparkling water, and select snacks. We also will be giving away free Assembly t-shirts to any first time guests! (limited supply)

PROMOTIONS: If you'd like to commit to a desk or office membership, get $50 off your first month's rent! (valid through February 2016)

To register for the event, please email us at or RSVP on our Facebook event page:

Questions or comments? Contact us at or 720-287-4760


Carol Ann Waugh—Conversations: Significant Years

aBuzz Gallery
3340 Walnut St.
Denver, Colorado 80205

Conversations: Significant Years
Carol Ann Waugh
January 1 - March 19, 2016 
Open First Friday:
February 5 (6-9pm)
Artist Talk, February 13 (3-4pm)

“…I decided to create a series of pieces that use words and phrases to create “conversations” with the people looking at them. I chose significant years in my life and researched what was happening in those years. Because all these pieces are the same size and contain the same number of spaces for letters, I also had to sift through all those words and phrases to find ones that reflected a myriad of topics—from politics, science, events, people, data, pop culture, and inventions that have changed our lives—and then, I had to further refine them so they fit into my static grid.

Every piece contains some things that some people will not understand. But this was my point. I want people to read these pieces and ask “What does that mean?” “Why did she put that person/event in and not another?” “Why did she choose this year and not a year before or after?”

I believe art should be a conversation between the artist and the viewer.…”


Live Music in RiNo!

1330 27th Street
Denver, CO 80205

February 14th: Valentine's Day at Nocturne with live music by Wellington Bullings, a lovely and talented jazz vocalist, back by her jazz trio. Chef Greg Weadick is preparing a four-course dinner for the night that is sure to delight the senses and a welcome cocktail is included with the purchase of a table reservation. Tickets available online at

Wednesdays through February. The band is so big, it doesn't fit on the stage on Wednesdays at Nocturne. H2 Big Band is our artist in residence on Wednesdays from 7-11pm. $5 per person artist fee. This is an all ages show--children 13 and up are welcome with a parent or guardian.


Stem Ciders
2811 Walnut St Suite #150
Denver, Co 80205

Don’t let winter keep you cooped up, break out and join us for a pairing, trivia or free live music down at Stem Ciders!

(Check the website for details)


Park Burger RiNo
2615 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205

Park Burger RiNo February Live Music Line-Up
All shows 8PM – 11PM Free admission

Friday, Feb 5: Ben Hanna & the Nighthawks (Americana/modern folk)
Saturday, Feb 6: Meadow Mountain (Bluegrass)
Friday, Feb 12: Cup-A-Joe (Funk/blues)
Saturday, Feb 13: Mark Diamond & Johnny O (Jazz/funk)
Friday, Feb 19: Corey Rezner (Americana)
Saturday, Feb 20: Meadow Mountain (Bluegrass)
Friday, Feb 26: Many Mountains (Acoustic/rock/blues)
Saturday, Feb 27: The Heartstring Hunters (Indie/folk)


RiNos @ Large

Art of the State 2016 | Jan 21 – March 27, 2016: The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is proud to present Art of the State 2016. This juried exhibition will showcase the quality, depth, and diversity of Colorado artists. Art of the State 2016 is the follow up to the critically acclaimed Art of the State: A Juried Exhibition of Colorado held in 2013. In its second iteration, Art of the State 2016 garnered 1,434 entries from 511 artists. Jurors Gwen Chanzit, Michael Chavez, and Collin Parson selected 148 works by 124 artists to represent art in Colorado being created by both emerging and established artists. The call for entry was open to all Colorado artists in all media. All three of the Arvada Center’s galleries, over 10,000 square feet, will be devoted to this celebration of art in Colorado. 

RiNos featured include: Ironton artists Hadley Hooper, Kevin Sloan and Kelton Osborn, Joshua Goss, Ice Cube artists Regina Benson, Linda Graham, Tim Main, Jennifer Pettus, Laura Phelps Rogers, Paul Sisson and Ron Gerbrandt

Images: Hadley Hooper, Linda Graham, Kelton Osborn, Kevin Sloan, Joshua Goss


RiNo Kelton Osborn in solo show at the Michael Warren Contemporary on Santa Fe.

connection | substrate
opens Friday, February 19th, 6–8pm
February 16th through March 19th
760 Santa Fe Drive, Denver


RiNo Carol Ann Waugh has pieces around the state, country and world! Ambassador Jennifer Galt recently selected "Undulations" (shown) for her office during her 2-3 year tenure at the Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Above & Beyond: Regional SAQA Juried Exhibit Lakewood Cultural Center
Piece: 1972 (From Conversations Series)

Focus on Fiber 2016: Cleveland Museum of Art and Kent State University
February 12 - July 3 | Piece: Silk Explosions


Classes in RiNo—from Yoga & Pilates to Glass & Pottery!

Ethan HoekstraIntegrative Health Denver
3358 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

Holy Love Experience—A workshop by Nina Johnson
Saturday, February 20th, 11A-2:30
A three part meditation series combined into a workshop including guided imagery, energy work and journalling.

Aromatherapeutic Yoga
Tuesdays @ 4-5pm | Wednesdays @ 4-5pm | $11
Increase spatial awareness, balance, strength, and flexibility through guided poses while breathing infused essential oils!

All Levels Meditation | Wednesdays @ 5:15-5:45pm | $5
Students will be guided through simple yet powerful breathing techniques to help keep the mind focused during meditation.

Rouse Yoga | Saturdays @ 8-9am | $11
A gently invigorating way to start your morning – greet the day with mindful-breathing and fluid movement sequences. Complimentary coffee and tea provided!

Shut off and Dance | Saturdays @ 5-6pm | $15
A barefoot cardio class incorporating three styles of dance: Ballet, Modern, and West African Dance. You get to a place where your mind can “shut off” so you can move and dance freely, leaving class feeling physically well-worked and mentally uplifted!


MANNA Pilates
2815 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205 

MANNA Pilates February Special:
Free 30 minute Demos on the Pilates Reformer with Nola Rocco. Experience the Foundations of Pilates on the Equipment created by Joseph Pilates. Free Postural Consultation included in the Demo.
Contact Information:, 720-541-4656.

MANNA Pilates New Group Class:
POWER MAT PILATES: A lunchtime workout on Wednesdays from 11:30–12:25 p.m, with Nola Rocco BOOST your mid-day Metabolism, WAKE-UP your Core for improved Posture for the rest of your day, STIMULATE your Brain for increased work production.


Bella Glass Studios
3950 Wynkoop St.
Denver, CO 80216

Bella Glass is hosting two Valentine's Day classes including mimosas, wine, glass, boards and of course, chocolate and other sweets! Check calendar online for further details.

Bella Glass is holding all sorts of fun classes from fused glass to stained glass classes. Check out for details and to register online. Don't forget we do walk-in Glass Fusing & PYOP projects so come on in! This means any time we're open for normal business hours, you can come make a cool art piece in glass or pottery. Great for date nights, girl's nights, kid's days, etc.


ALS Fundraising Event at Epic Ryde

Epic Ryde
2823 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205

ALS Fundraising Event at Epic
Saturday, February 27th

We will be holding 5 special classes at Epic Ryde where 100% of all donations go towards helping the ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) Therapy Development Institute. Classes will run 3:00 to 5:15 p.m. See the schedule for specific classes and times! Sign up will open 2 weeks ahead of the event.

Money raised from our classes are going to Epic Ryde Instructor Christina Muccio's team for the Tri State Trek, which is an annual bike ride hosted by ALS TDI.

For the past 5 years, Christina has joined hundreds of riders on a 270 mile journey to help promote and raise awareness for ALS. Each dollar goes directly to ALS TDI for new innovative ways to find a cure.

There is a donation of $25 per class that will be charged to your account if you sign up for these classes. Please feel free to donate more the day of the event.


Begins January 4th and Ends February 29th
2 Ways to Win BIG! Weight Loss Challenge or Attendance Only Challenge

For more details and to sign up, go to the events section at 
or email or call 303-416-4979


More News, Events & Announcements:

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake Street | Denver, CO 80205

The Pattern Shop Studio is closed in February in order to prepare for the March 4th opening of another spectacular Month of Print show featuring master printer Bud Shark, with new collaborative works by Hung Liu, Red Grooms, Betty Woodman, Enrique Chagoya, Robert Kushner, John Buck, and many more wonderful artists.


The Junior League of Denver is hosting their 4th Annual Journey fundraising event in March. As part of this event, the JLD hosts a silent auction featuring goods and services from companies throughout the Rocky Mtn region. Last year, The Journey raised over $70,000 to directly support literacy programs throughout our community and put books in the hands of children who need them.

If you would like to join in the effort by making a donation of a gift certificate to our silent auction,
please contact Melissa Cook | 814-386-5021 |

Contributions greatly appreciated by February 19th.
For more information about the Junior League of Denver, visit


RiNo NEWS you may have missed:

RiNo Wins a P.S. YOU ARE HERE Grant!

Keep RiNo Wild!

RiNo Gee Sway!

Great Denver Post article about the Temple!


East meets West—New RiNo ped bridge goes in!

RiNo Bridge Lift Timelapse video: