Abecedarian Gallery, 910 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Artists’ Book Cornucopia II, the
gallery’s second exhibition of international artists’ books – works of
art realized in the form of a book – featuring 47 works by 46 artists.
the Reading Room: Creeps, a series of letterpress-printed reduction
linoleum cuts exploring anxieties manifested in the physical world by Sarah
Vogel, winner of last year’s exhibition award. Ends June 4. Info:
720-282-4052, 303-340-2110, abecedariangallery.com.
Abend Gallery, 2260 E. Colfax Ave., presents: All Gallery
show, in the Main Gallery, through June 25; and Arleta Pech One Woman Show,
A Procession of Curious Things, in the West Gallery through June 23. Info:
Amy Dixon Fine Art, 1084 S. Gaylord St., presents: Modern stone sculptures evoking wings
and contemporary bronze figures by Tammy Duris; “mid-life mudpies”,
whimsical, geometric paintings involving clay, ink and beeswax by Laurie
Halvorson; and “retroscape” paintings influenced by modern simplicity of
mid-century design by Tandi Venter. Shows through May.
contemporary cityscape paintings depicting domains from Denver to Italy by Kelly
Berger, opens with reception Fri., June 3, 5-8p.m. Works on canvas will
range from urban landscapes of iconic Denver landmarks, to townscapes
referencing Colorado mountains and Tuscan villages.
Artist info: kellybergerart.com.
first Fridays (June 3) 11a.m.-8p.m. Information: amydixonfineart.com,
Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant St., presents: Eclectic and
Inclusive, Part One, member, student and faculty exhibition showcasing the
depth and diversity of the ASLD community.
your calendars now for the Art Students League Summer Art Market, slated
for Sat. & Sun., June 11-12, 10a.m.-5p.m. at 200 Grant St. Info:
Artists on Santa Fe Gallery, 747 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Digital Constructions: Large Scale
Photography by Ken Crosty, shows through May 30. Open for First
Friday Gallery Walk, 6-9p.m. Info: 303-573-5903, artistsonsantafe.com.
Arts at Denver, 1025 S. Gaylord St., presents: Interiors, original oil
paintings interpreting interiors – shop windows, courtyards, kitchens,
rooms, restaurants, etc. – opening with reception Fri., May 13, 5-8p.m.
Ends June 11. New paintings by the gallery’s 30+ artists in
the front gallery. Info: 303-722-0422, artsatdenver.com.
Bell Studio/Gallery, 1573 S. Pearl St., presents: Works by new gallery artists Kelli
Miller (paintings) and Courtney Cotton (abstract oils) and Connie
Dines (photography), in addition to art by Susan Bell, Judith
Babcock, Gail Boyd and glassblower Marie Foucault. Open for Old
South Pearl Art Walk, Fri., June 3, 4-8p.m. Info:
Big Purple Box (Mortgage West) 1705 S. Pearl St., presents:
Master quilter J. Bruce Wilcox showing Fine Art Quilts, available
for viewing Mon.-Fri., 10a.m.-4p.m. through May. Info: 303-282-7343.
Brushstrokes Gallery, 1059 S. Gaylord St., presents: First Bloom, the
inaugural juried show of the Daily Painters of Colorado.
May 27: The Event: Abstracts As Thick As Life, an exploration of the
world of abstraction by gallery artists, featuring organic, textured,
abstracted landscapes with ethereal skies by Anita Mosher; multi-paneled
textural/resin compositions by John K. Harrell; and objective and
non-objective mixed-media compositions by Kit Hevron Mahoney. Opening reception Fri., June 3, 5-8p.m.
Info:brushstrokesstudio.com or 303-871-0800.
Byers-Evans House Gallery, 1310 Bannock St., presents: Masterworks of
Photography from the Collection of Hal Gould, a gathering of Gould’s
favorite images by the world’s most recognized photographers, including Sebastiao
Salgado, Philippe Halsman and Edward Weston. Gould’s Camera
Obscura Gallery, Denver’s showplace for the world’s greatest photography,
closed last month after 30 years. Info: historycolorado.org,
Center for Visual Art, 965 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Metropolitan
State College of Denver Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition II, through
May 12. Reclamation, an exhibition where the mundane is beautiful, the
industrial has become refined and function gives over to form, opens Thur.,
June 2, with reception, 7-9p.m.
Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, 772 Santa Fe Dr., presents: The Wild Bunch,
a blend of old and new school, with no obvious theme save the collision of the
artists’ styles, including sculptures, paintings, santos, muertos, digital and
metarealism from Stevon Lucero, Al Sanchez, Robert Maestas,Carlos Sandoval, Rob Yancy, Michael Canada, Robert
Martinez, Jerry Jaramillo and Jerry Vigil. Ends May 28.
InCHAC la Galleria Cocina and CHAC Norte: Cast silver rings and
silversmithing with lapis, turquoise and other stones byReuben Espinoza;
stone sculptures, flowing bronze work and paintings by Mardelle Espinoza;Dia de los Muertos masks by Shay Guerrero; paintings by Rebecca
V. Rozales; landscape watercolors by Dan Muniz.
Info:ChacWeb.org or 303-571-0440.
Co-Art Gallery, 846 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Fifth anniversary celebration continues
through May 14, featuring works of guest artist James Reeves and new
member artists Patricia Zilinski and Sara Melzer.
Glass Artists Fellowship 3rd annual Glass at the Gallery juried show, Wild
showcases stained glass, abrasives, mosaic, fused and slumped, cast, blown and
torchwork techniques. Opens with reception, Fri., May 20,
5-9p.m., and shows through May 28. The gallery will be open, 11a.m.-5p.m.,
every day during the show.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.,
presents: Cities of Splendor: A Journey Through Renaissance Italy, more
than 50 paintings, textiles and decorative arts defining the style that became
known as the Italian Renaissance, circa late 15th and early 16th centuries.
Free, 45-minute guided tours on weekdays, 2p.m., and weekends, 3p.m.; no
Michael Rieger create three chalk art masterpieces, including one based on
Giovanni da Bologna’s The Coronation of the Virgin (on view in the Cities
of Splendor exhibition) Sat., May 14, 10a.m.-3p.m., in conjunction with the
June 4 & 5 Denver Chalk Art Festival (see Odds, pg 41). High school
artists will work with Rieger on two of the images while visitors can
participate in completing the third piece. The free event will take place on
the plaza outside the DAM; no reservations are needed.
Mondays. Colorado residents enter free on the first Sat. of the month (May 7,
June 4). Info: denverartmuseum.org or
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., presents: Native Roots –
Modern Form: Plants, Peoples and the Art of Allan Houser, a new exhibition
celebrating the bonds between people and presenting American Indian uses for
plants indigenous to the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest. Visit the website
for related exhibits, speakers, plant programs and tours, for all ages.
the Real and the Imagined: Installation by Truman Lowe, opens May
19, embodying the movement of water, offering a visual dialogue with the
Gardens’ environment. Opening reception Thur., May 26, 5:30-8p.m. Info: botanicgardens.org, 720-865-3500.
Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., presents: Colorado
Face-to-Face: Portraits from the Denver Public Library Collection, more
than 100 pieces of artwork depicting over 150 years of life in Colorado,
including paintings, sculpture and historical photographs spanning the
mid-1800s to present day, showing in the Central Library’s Vida Ellison
Gallery, Level 7, through May 22.
Visitdenverlibrary.org or call 720-865-1821 for
EventGallery 910Arts, 910 Santa Fe Dr., and
Lespwa Haiti presents: Faces
of Haiti: Through Art and Photography, work of humanitarian photographers Colby
Brown and Ray Tollison focusing on the Haitian people and the
organizations working in post-earthquake Haiti, mixed with a colorful blend of
Haitian folk art, including cut metalwork, sequin and bead art, stone
sculpture, horn and bone jewelry and paintings, through June 11.
fundraisers are set for Faces’ six-week run: May 20, Colorado Haiti
Project, and June 2, Renewal4Haiti and Trees, Water & People. See Benefits,
pg. 42, for details.
3 First Friday Art Walk features Faces of Haiti artists and other
stakeholders of the Haitian rebuilding and recovery effort, plus entertainment
by Haitian performing artists, 6-9p.m. Info: 303-815-1779, 910arts.com.
Framed Image, 5066 E. Hampden Ave., Happy Canyon Center,
presents: New Works in oil by Martin Lambuth and Griff Jones,
through June 15. Info: 303-692-0727, framedimage.net.
Barbara Froula Studio Gallery, 186 S. Pennsylvania St., presents: Spring
Open House and Book Signing, featuring new poster and paintings by Barbara
Froula, as well as her new book, Inspired by Color, Sat., May 7,
11a.m.-3p.m. (normally open Fri., 10a.m.-1p.m., and by appointment.) Info: barbarafroula.com, or 303-777-2590.
Gallery 1261, 1261 Delaware St., presents: Kevin Weckbach: Solo Exhibition
opens with reception Fri., May 20, 5-8p.m. Kevin balances his career as a
painter with illustration; he recently illustrated a new edition of Emily
Bronte’s Wuthering Heights for Micawber Fine Editions.
Golden Triangle Museum District, bordered by Colfax, Speer and Broadway, presents:First Friday Art Tour, featuring the art galleries/studios of the Golden
Triangle. Walk or ride the First Friday shuttle coach, running in a continuous
loop between participating Santa Fe and Golden Triangle art district galleries,
5:30-9:30p.m.; parking available at Rackhouse Pub, 208
S. Kalamath St. Maps at galleries/studios, and gtmd.org.
Info, call 303-534-0771.
William Havu Gallery, 1040 Cherokee St., presents: Time is Floating, Homare Ikeda’s
first solo exhibition at the gallery. Ikeda’s paintings deal with the
ambivalence of time – a linear horizontal time and a vertical non-linear
time. Also, new works by Denver sculptor Michael Clapper and new oils on
canvas and mixed media works on paper by Denver painter Amy Metier. Ends
June 4. Info: williamhavugallery.com,
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, 1311 Pearl St., presents: 15 Colorado Artists
– Breaking With Tradition, original artwork of the founding members
of the modernist group that split from the Guild in 1948 over the validity of
modernist art. Artists include Don Allen, John Billmyer, Marion
Buchan, Mina Conant, Eo Kirchner, Vance Kirkland, Moritz
Krieg, James Duard Marshall, Louis Rönnebeck, William
Sanderson, Paul K. Smith, Richard Sorby and Frank Vavra.
Also displayed are never-before-seen vintage photos of the artists and
reproductions of the newspapers in which much of Denver’s modernist debate took
place. Info: kirklandmuseum.org,
Niza Knoll Gallery, 915 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Sophisticated yet whimsical works by
self-taught sculptor and painter Kathy Berenstein; abstract paintings
based on intuition and instinct by Lela Kay; and recycled-material fish
sculptures by Kenin Fenster. Shows through May 21. Grant Street
Artists 3 opens June 3.
Visitnizaknollgallery.com or call 303-953-1789
for gallery information.
Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney St., presents: 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering
Sparks, a new, permanent, interactive exhibition exploring the richness and
diversity of Jewish life, culture and history through the use of artifacts,
fine art installations, video and photography. Individual and group tours are
available. Info: 303-749-5014; mizelmuseum.org.
Museo de las Américas, 861 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Her Gaze/Su
Mirada, a collection of images by five women “seers” and photographers (Graciela
Iturbide, Flor Garduno, Kathy Vargas, Delilah Montoya
and Yesika Felix) capturing the hints of transcendent realities among
the places and faces of luminous being.
closed May 28 through June 22 for installation of the next exhibition, Contacto
12. Information 303-571-4401 or museo.org.
Old South Pearl Street, from E. Iowa Ave. to
Buchtel, presents: First Friday Art Walks, with art, appetizers and live
music, every first Friday through December, 4-8p.m. Participating galleries
include: Artyard, Bell Studio/Gallery, Cru Vin Dogs, George Nicks, The Plum
Building, Polkadot, Sand Dollar Gallery, Stella’s Coffee and others. Info: Bell
Penn Street Studios, 194 S. Pennsylvania St., presents: New oils, acrylics &
watercolors by Trish Bryan, Jenny Jelinek, Dennis Kotelko,Jane Mahoney, Susan Schulte & John Wilson, Sat., May
7, 11a.m.-3p.m., and by appointment. Info: 303-829-6083, pennstreetstudios.com.
PISMO Fine Art Glass, 2770 E. 2nd Ave., presents: 2011 Bead
Invitational, celebrating the art of the bead and its place in glass art
with works by 40 international artists, including bobble-head beads by March
Lamberson, wild animal beads by Joy Cichewicz, beaded purses by Sherry
Serafini, carnival masks by Debbie Weaver, a beaded snake by Kim
Z. Franklin, Hawaiian flowers by Kuniko Kume and whimsical totems byChristine Mann. New this year are marbles,
featuring works by John Kobuki, Raj Kommineni, Kevin O’Grady
and Geoffrey Beetem. Show ends May 31. Info: pismoglass.com or 303-333-2879.
Saks Gallery, 3019 E. 2nd Ave., presents: Impressions of
Spring, all gallery artist exhibition featuring work by Edward Aldrich,Rick Brogan, Kathy Cooper, Barry Eisenach, Mary Garrish,Walt Gonske, Andrea Kemp, Andi Mascarenas, Mary Qian,Don Sahli, Jill Soukup, Clive R. Tyler, Scott Yeager,William Berra, Jane Christie, Michael Dudash, Kim
English, Daniel Glanz, Michael Godfrey, Joseph Lorusso,Robert Murray, Wayne Salge, Sallie K. Smith, Michelle
Torrez and Karen Vance, shows through May 14.
May 20: Observations, paintings capturing the moment of anticipation and
wonder on the journey from one realm to another by Kim English. Artist Reception Fri., May 20, 5-8p.m.
Sand Dollar Gallery, 1256 S. Pearl St., presents: Spring Show, pastels and paintings
from Moroccan traevels by Sandy Marvin, plus whimsical gourd birds, new
3-D glass panels, glass heart pendants and paperweights. Also, new watercolors,
jewelry and photocards by Nancy Condit.Opening reception Sat., May 7,
11a.m.-5p.m. Info: 303-871-8028.
Sandra Phillips Gallery, 744 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Frank Sampson:
New Work, new paintings by the 82-year-old CU-Boulder Professor Emeritus
(taught 1961-90) who served as teacher and mentor to many of today’s
accomplished painters. His exquisite surfaces are legendary, exuberant and
engaging; figures and animals are often in the composition, yet images are
enigmatic like 16th-century Bosch or Brueghel. Shows through June 4.
Art District on Santa Fe, from 6th-10th aves.,
along Santa Fe Dr., presents:
Friday Art Walk offers an intimate look at 30+ galleries and artist
studios. First Friday shuttle coach runs in a continuous loop between Santa Fe
Art District and Gold-en Triangle Museum District, 6-10p.m.,
with parking available at Rackhouse Pub, 208 S. Kalamath St.
Friday Collectors Night is a more intimate, less-crowded opportunity to
meet artists, buy their latest artwork, and enjoy food, wine and music, at a
growing number of galleries.
Show of Hands, 210 Clayton St.,
presents: Garden Art Show, jewelry, handbags, outdoor garden accessories
and indoor decor created by over 200 craft artists from around the world. Info:
Singer Gallery, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., presents: To Life!
Images of Jewish Life From LIFE Magazine, an exhibit of about 60
photographs by Paul Schutzer, Margaret Bourke-White, Alfred
Eisenstaedt, Horace Bristol, John Loengard and others that
appeared in publication during its 40+ years. Ends May 15. Info: 303-316-6360, maccjcc.org.
Space Gallery, 765 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Galileo’s Garden, new works forging
connections between the arts and sciences by husband-and-wife team Tyler
and Monica Aiello. After extensive research, Monica creates lush, glassy
pieces by meticulously layering acrylic, varnish, ink and fiber-like strata to
emulate the geomorphology of the planets and their moons; on display are pieces
from her Ionian Garden Series. Tyler
creates biomorphic forms out of industrial materials such as steel, wood and
light, inspired by mathematics, biology, botany and chemistry; on view is his
new series investigating microbiological, botanical and oceanic life forms.
Shows through June 11.
Spark Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Dr., presents: I Sing the Body Corporation, images
by Jennifer Parisi, and Mutus Liber and Other Alchemical Images
by Deborah Bryon in the Main Gallery, plus works by Emerging ArtistsDmitri Obergfell and Zach Reini in the North Gallery, through May
May 26: works by Susan Rubin and Sue Simon, plus Jimmy Sellarsin the North Gallery.
St. Barnabas Church, 1280 Vine St., presents: Amalgam, woodwork by Alec Juhan,
jewelry by INK Jewelers Kristin Rankin and Ina Gustafson,
experimental recycled plastic art works by Leigh Cabell and photography
of White Sands National Monument and Colorado’s high plains by Jim Esten,
showing Sat., May 7, 1-3p.m., and Sun., May 8, 11a.m.-2p.m. Info: 303-388-6469.
Studio 12 Gallery, 209 Kalamath St., Unit 12, presents: Stories, an exhibition of
illustrations and sculptures that tell narratives, juried (and including works)
by illustrator Larry Kresek. Shows through June 10. Meet
the Artists reception Fri., June 3, 4-9p.m.
for submissions for The Open Show – non-juried show open to all
artists, any theme, style or medium, with the first 100 ready-to-hang and 10
3-D pieces accepted – is May 31. Info: studio12gallery.com,
Sync Gallery, 878-1 Santa Fe Dr., presents: SYNChronize, a members’ group
show and four solo exhibitions celebrating diverse artistic styles, including
beeswax pieces by Alix Christian, paintings by Jessica Loving,
abstract paintings by Lydia Riegle and Egypt-inspired monotypes,
sculpture and paintings by Phyllis Rider. The show spills over into
neighboring Artwork Network’s 3,000-square-foot showroom, through May 14. Info:syncgallery.org.
TACtile Textile Arts Center, 1955 S. Quince St., Suite 200, presents: Steampunk:
Mechanical Science Meets Victorian Romance, featuring fiber art
interpretations of the Steampunk movement.
quilt artists are invited to submit art quilts featuring recycled materials by
June 1 for EcoQuilts, opening at DU’s Women’s College gallery in August.
Vist the website for application.
960 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Ideas All Day, an installation of studio
images evidencing the thinking and working process of designer/inventor Michael
Bernhardt, shows through May 28. Info: 303-573-8378, vertigoartspace.com.
Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, at DU, 2121 E. Asbury Ave.,
presents: 2011 BFA Senior Exhibition, mixed-media prints, ceramics,
photography and electronic installation pieces by students graduating from the
DU School of Art & Art History’s Studio Arts and Electronic Media Arts and
Design programs – Taylor Arns, Megan Sullivan, Lisa
Martin and Katinka Van Lier Ribbink. Opens with reception Thur., May
12, 5-8p.m. Ends June 3.
info: 303-871-3716, or du.edu/art/myhrengallery.
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, at the Dos Chappell Bathhouse, 600 S. Marion Pkwy., presents: Love is My Work, woodcut and linocut
prints by Catherine L. Reifel Stevens, reflecting a love of the natural
world, combining her training in science and art, and nudging the viewer to
remember the sacredness of individuals, through May 31. Info: 303-715-1010,
VSA Arts of Colorado/Access Gallery, 909 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Exploring
Barriers, abstract paintings capturing the quality of the dream state
– especially touching on depression, silence and isolation – by Clark
Barker. This show is supported by the Second Wind Fund of Metro Denver, a
nonprofit that provides resources for teens at risk of suicide. Learn more at swfmd.org.
Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave., presents: I Gotcha
Covered, works of text-based artist Roland Bernier and
lost-wax-casting-method sculptures by William Vielehr, opens Fri., May
13, with artists reception, 6-9p.m. Concurrently, the Back Gallery features the
works of Eric Michael Corrigan, M. Vlasic and Danny Williams.
Shows through June 18. First Friday reception, Fri.,
June 3, 6-8p.m.
Visitwalkerfineart.com or call 303-355-8955 for
West Southwest Gallery, 257 Filmore St., presents: New watercolor
landscapes completed during a recent trip through Yellowstone National Park by
Colorado plein aire artist Buffalo Kaplinski, with reception, Sat., May
21, noon-4p.m. Info: 303-321-4139.