Abecedarian Gallery, 910 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Artists’ Book Cornucopia III, an
international juried exhibition of artists’ books in the main gallery.
with Action Figures, a salon-style discussion with three of the artists
featured in the exhibition, Christine Martell, Heather Doyle-Maier
and Sammy Seung-min Lee, and hosted by Katie Taft, Sat., June 2,
Opening June 15: Transparent/Opaque 2,
an invitational exhibition of visual artworks that utilize transparency and/or
the building up of layers to create density as both material and conceptual
303-340-2110. Ends July 28.
Abend Gallery, 2260 E. Colfax Ave., presents: Three Realistic Views, featuringJudith Dickinson, Arleta Pech and Tammi Otis, plus works
by Jim Beckner and Robert Spooner, hangs through July 7.
Info: 303-355-0950, abendgallery.com.
Anthology Fine Art, 635 Santa Fe Dr., presents: The Photography of Cheryl Opperman,
nationally acclaimed images of nature, wildlife and indigenous cultures, shows
through June 9. Info: 303-534-1331, anthologyfineart.com.
Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant St., presents: The Figure in Space,
figurative expressions by League faculty, members and students in all media,
closes June 20. The 20th annual Summer Art Market and outdoor fair is
slated for Sat. & Sun., June 9 & 10, 10a.m.-5p.m. Info: asld.org, or 303-778-6990.
Artists on Santa Fe Gallery, 747 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Quiet Places,
paintings by Debra Jeffry using veils of color to evoke a soft, gentle
mood for the viewer, shows through June 30. Info: artistsonsantafe.com, 303-573-5903.
Arts at Denver, 1025 S. Gaylord St., presents: Intimate Views, an exhibition of
interiors and still lifes, through June 9.
Bell Studio Gallery, 1573 S. Pearl St. presents: A new eclectic array of work by Susan
Bell, Connie Dines, Judith Babcock, Kelli Miller and Kimberly
Conrad. Open until 8p.m. Fridays and 5p.m. Saturdays for the summer. Info: bellstudiogallery.com or 303-282-7343.
Boxcar Gallery, 554 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Member exhibition featuring Enrique
Parrilla, Fred Buschhoff and Jeremiah Ellis through June 30. Third
Friday receptions, noon-8p.m. Info: boxcar-gallery.com.
Byers-Evans House Gallery, 1310 Bannock St., presents: Anne Evans:
Color-ado’s Cultural Visionary, a collaborative exhibition by the
Byers-Evans House Museum, Central City Opera and Denver Public Library telling
the inspiring story of the formative visionary who drove the development of
Denver’s and Colorado’s rich cultural landscape. Information: 303-620-4933; historycolorado.org.
C.C. Opiela Gallery, 840 Santa Fe Dr., presents: C.C. Opiela’s Floral Series,
vibrant and emotionally charged floral paintings, shows through July. Student
in acrylic and mixed media by Mark Jennison, Patty Kingsbaker andJoyce Speiker (Opiela’s pupils) shows through July 25. Call for details
of painting classes. Open First Friday Art Walks, 5-9p.m. Info:
Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, 772 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Elements of
Imagination, jewelry, sculptures, paintings and photography using a variety
of nature’s elements, by Mardelle Espinoza, Reuben Espinoza, Cindy
Lucero, Tony Lucero, Joe N. Martinez, Robert Martinez,
Clay Meason, Richard Pena and Frank Policiano. Shows through
CHAC Norte featured artists: Michael
Penny, Bob Martinez, Joe N. Martinez, Robert Maestas, Suzanne
Martino, Krystie Rose Millich, Dan Muniz, Ramiro Rojas,Rebecca Rozales, Charlie Smith and Joe Triscari.
Info:chacweb.org or 303-571-0440.
Center for Visual Art, 965 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Taos Contemporary,
a view of the current art colony as represented by the variety of artists who
call Taos County, N.M., home, suggesting that Taos maintains its tradition of
innovation and independence.
Info: 303-294-5207, metrostatecva.org.
Co-Art Gallery, 846 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Ceramics by new member artist Cristine
Boyd, and paintings and photography by guest artists Bonnie Jones
and Tory Rust. Works by Rita Bentley and Anna Caraghar are
featured in the entry. Shows through June.
Info: 303-573-5503, co-art.net.
CORE New Art Space Cooperative Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Orchid, new
works by Donny Dixon, and Sprawl and Consequences, 2- and 3-D
mixed-media by Scott Zbryk, plus Flesh, works by Tanya Gelster
and Donny Dixon, in The Annex, through June 17. Closing
reception Fri., June 15, 6-9p.m.
Open for First Friday Art Walks,
6-9p.m. Info: corenewartspace.com,
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.,
presents: A multi-sensory, immersive installation by Nick Cave, creating
a magical world of color, texture, sound and movement, opens June 9. The
combination of multimedia elements and performances includes a selection of Soundsuits,
his well-known figurative sculptures.
Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright
Collection ends June 17; Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective shows
through July 8. Closed Mondays. Colorado residents enter free on the first Sat.
of the month (June 2). Info: denverartmuseum.org,
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., presents: Kizuna: West Meets
East, towering outdoor bamboo sculpture installations by internationally
known artists Tetsunori Kawana and Stephen Talasnik. Related
indoor exhibitions include Fluid Duality, bamboo sculptures by Kenichi
Nagakura, and William Corey’s Japanese Gardens, photography.
As a highlight of Kizuna, DBG heralds the opening of the new Bill
Hosokawa Bonsai Pavilion & Tea Garden in the
Japanese Garden; tea ceremonies offered June-September. Info: 720-865-3500, botanicgardens.org.
Denver Public Library, Central Branch, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., presents: The Murals of Colorado: Walls That Speak,
15 works from mural masters Allen Tupper True and John Edward
Thompson, as well as 50 related drawings, cartoons and studies from other
contemporary muralists, including Carlos Fresquez, Tony Ortega, Carlota
Espinoza and Leo Tanguma, in the Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery.
EventGallery 910Arts, 910 Santa Fe Dr., and Niza Knoll Gallery, 915 Santa Fe Dr., present: H2O12: One Water,
Two Galleries, a simultaneous exhibition of works expressing artists’ views
or emotions relating to the value, beauty, and use or abuse of water. Third
Friday Collector’s Night, June 15, 5-8p.m., held at both venues.
EventGallery 910Arts hosts the juried
portion of the exhibition through June 30, as well as a Fri., June 15, 7p.m.,
panel discussion on the use of the arts to create solutions to water problems.
The invitational portion shows at Niza Knoll
Gallery, featuring Lyudmila Agrich, Leslie Allen, Sheri
Farabaugh, Gayla Lemke, Tim Flynn, Tadashi Hayakawa
and Rik Sargent, through June 13.
Info: 303-815-1779, 910arts.com; 303-953-1789, nizaknollgallery.com.
First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., presents: Original
water-media paintings by the Colorado Watercolor Society, plus textile art,
showing through June 13. Info: 303-762-0616.
Framed Image, 5066 E. Hampden Ave., Happy Canyon Center, presents: A Taste of
Summer, works by Lucy Cookson, Amy Dixon, Sistie Fischer,Kaye Hurtt, Anita Mosher and Karen Scharer, June 6-July
14. Info: framedimage.net, 303-692-0727.
Gallery 1261, 1261 Delaware St., presents: Kevin Weckbach solo exhibition, oil
and watercolor paintings based on the land and figure, shows through June 16.
Info: 303-571-1261, gallery1261.com.
Gallerie Rouge/Cherry Creek Framing, 2600 E. 3rd Ave., presents: Painting in
Colorado, plein aire and studio paintings of Denver parks and the Colorado
landscape by Ron Kenyon, through June 10. Info: 720-318-7556.
William Havu Gallery, 1040 Cherokee St., presents: Dimensional Shifts, a group
exhibition of work involving the actual or virtual use of the third dimension,
including the illusion of 3D, by Susan Cooper, Charles Counter, Orna
Feinstein, Susanna Richter-Helman, Mark Helman and Aaron
Karp, shows through July 14.
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, 1311 Pearl St., presents: Colorado Art Survey
VII, 160 paintings, prints and drawings from 1875 to 2006 by 128 artists
(51 never shown at the museum and 20 that have been off view for a year or
more), ranging in style from Traditional (Realism and Impressionism), to
Regionalism, Surrealism, Referential Abstraction and Pure Abstraction. Info: kirklandmuseum.org, 303-832-8576.
Niza Knoll Gallery and Kabbalah Experience, at 915 Santa Fe Dr., present:
Kabbalah Experiences, showcasing
art and artists transformed through study of the spiritual message of Kabbalah,
opens June 20.
Special events: Grand Opening and
Artists’ Reception, Thur., June 21, 6-8p.m.; Kabbalah Coffeehouse,
featuring music, poetry and Cultivating Your Inner Artist lesson by Dr.
David Sanders, Sun., 24, 3-5p.m.; and artist workshops in July.
Info: 303-953-1789, nizaknollgallery.com.
Old South Pearl Street, from E. Jewell Ave. to Buchtel, presents: First
Friday Art Walks, with art, appetizers and live music, 4-8p.m.
Participating galleries include: Artyard, Bell Studio/Gallery, Jewelers
Gallery, George Nicks, Mortgage West/Big Purple Box, Polkadot, Sand Dollar
Gallery, Stella’s Coffee and others. Info: Bell Studio/Gallery, 303-282-7343.
Saks Gallery, 3019 E. 2nd Ave., presents: America The Beautiful all-gallery
artists exhibition opens with gala reception Fri., June 22, 5-8p.m. Artists
reception and demonstrations, Sat., June 23, 1-4p.m., featuring Stephanie
Birdsall and Molly D. Davis.
Sand Dollar Gallery, 1256 S. Pearl St., presents: Summer Show opens with reception,
Sat., June 2, 11a.m.-5p.m., and features new hand-blown petite vases by Mike
Saul, 3D glass window panels by Karol Sharpe, and new bird series
watercolors by Nancy Condit. Specials on plants and planters
in the summer greenhouse. Call for details of Saturday watercolor
workshops with Condit. Info: 303-871-8028 or sanddollargallerydenver.com.
Sandra Phllips Gallery, 744 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Abstract Merge,
paintings grounded in the art elements of line, plane, form and color with
stunning visual impact by Mel Strawn, Professor Emeritus and past
director of DU’s School of Art, shows through June 30.
Art District on Santa Fe, from 6th-10th aves.,
along Santa Fe Dr., presents: First Friday Art Walk, offering an
intimate look at 30+ galleries and artist studios. A guided shuttle coach runs
a continuous loop between the light rail station at 10th & Osage to the
galleries and other creatives along Kalamath St., to W. Byers Pl., up Santa Fe
Dr. to parking at West High School at Galapago St., to Santa Fe Dr. and 10th
Ave., and back to the station.
In conjunction with the walk, Denver History
Tours offers $5 guided tours, starting 5:30p.m. at the
Byers branch library, 675 Santa Fe Dr. Tour info: 720-234-7929, denverhistorytours.com.
Singer Gallery, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., presents: MACC
Art Student Exhibit, featuring artists from the center’s Fine Arts Painting
and Drawing Classes and art teacher Toby Meyer. Info: 303-316-6360, maccjcc.org.
Space Gallery, 765 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Inside/Outside, new works by local
artists Karen Scharer and Judy Campbell in the front gallery
through July 7. Info: 720-904-1088, spacegallery.org.
Spark Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Bounce, collage with a focus in the
round by Janice McDonald; and Canopy, works about trees –
shelter, structure and shade – by Susan Rubin, both in the Main
Gallery. Signature Series Continued by Roland Bernier shows in
the North Gallery. Closes with Last Look, Sun., June 17, 1-4p.m. Collectors
Friday, June 15, 5-9p.m. Information: sparkgallery.com, 720-889-2200.
Studio 12 Gallery, 209 Kalamath St., Unit 12, presents: Order in Chaos,
landscape-inspired paintings expressing order in chaos through perception of
the environment by David Ekedahl, shows through June 28.
Entries for 2nd annual Open Show
(July 6-Aug. 17) are due June 22; the first 100 pieces meeting size, weight and
hanging specifications will be accepted.
Info: 303-629-8744 or studio12gallery.com.
Sync Gallery, 878-1 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Partisan Ships, sculpture,
stoneware, new drawings and paintings by Jim Olson using boats and
familiar pastimes as metaphors for partisan political gamesmanship; plus Conception
& Code, Russell Wilbar’s exploration of the artist/viewer
relationship inspired by the painting process, opens with reception, Fri., June
15, 6-9p.m. First Friday Reception, 6-9p.m.
TACtile Textile Arts Center, 1955 S. Quince St., Suite 200, presents: Colorado
Couture: Past and Present, a homage to the Denver Art Museum’s Yves Saint
Laurent couture retrospective and tribute to the couture style of Colorado
fashion personalities Elfriede Gamow (Elfriede’s Fine Fabrics, Boulder)
and Fallene Wells (Project Runway Season 9), in the main gallery. Summer
Daze, contemporary art quilts from Westcliffe Contemporary Quilters portraying
a theme of sunshine and nature, show in the lobby and board
room galleries. Both open June 8.
Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, at DU, 2121 E. Asbury Ave., presents: BFA
Exhibition 2012, annual exhibition of work by graduating bachelor of fine
arts students from the school’s Studio Art and Electronic Media Arts Design
(eMAD) programs. Closes June 8.
303-871-3716, or du.edu/art/myhrengallery.
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, at the Dos Chappell Bathhouse, 600 S. Marion
Pkwy., presents: Paintings by educator/artist Jo
Ann Nelson, creating a bridge where the flow of information can traverse
the space between the artist and viewer, shows through June. Info:
303-715-1010, ext. 110.
VSA Arts of Colorado/Access Gallery, 909 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Trickle Down,
symbolically rich compositions combining a brazenly subversive political wit
with street-influenced style by “Outsider” artist Matt Sesow, through
Info: 303-777-0797, accessgallery.org.
Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave., presents: Flüssig/Liquid, paintings inspired
from organic forms, rhythms, and patterns in nature and science by Katrin
Möller in the front of the gallery, plus mixed-media by Roland Bernier,
prints by Cheryl Rogers and abstract paintings by Ben Strawn in
the back, shows through June 9.
Opening with reception, Fri., June 15,
6-9p.m.: Collaborative show on perception featuring Eric Michael Corrigan,
using the medium of music and its formats, and Mark Castator, using
stainless steel, bronze and copper as a commentary on distortion and projection
as opposed to real image.
dept., at 1136 Speer Blvd.,
presents: Parson in Perspective, a collection of sculpture
and drawings by Charles Parson. Parson is one of Colorado’s artistic
“Rock Stars,” with 61 one-person shows, as well as numerous large-scale public
works throughout the United States. Shows through June 30.
Info: 303-298-8432 or zart.com.