Abecedarian Gallery, 910 Santa Fe Dr., presents: 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
elements, through July 28.
Gallery, 2260 E. Colfax Ave.,
presents: Three Realistic Views, featuring Judith Dickinson, Arleta
Pech and Tammi
Otis, plus works by Jim Beckner and Robert
Spooner, through July 7.
opens with reception Fri., July 20, 5-9p.m.
Info: 303-355-0950, abendgallery.com.
Anthology Fine Art, 635 Santa Fe Dr., presents: New works by experimental printmaker and
innovative plexiglass sculptor Jacob Custer,
through July 28. Info: 303-534-1331, anthologyfineart.com.
Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant St., presents: Wide Open, an
eclectic open-entry exhibition of the most interesting, challenging or
successful works by league faculty, members and students, shows July 2-Aug. 22,
with opening reception Fri., July 6, 5:30-8p.m. Info: asld.org, or 303-778-6990.
Artists on Santa Fe Gallery, 747 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Tipping The
Sacred Cow, ceramic artist Dee Schaad’s humorous, three-dimensional
figurative sculptures based on myths, history and current events, shows July
4-31. Opens for First Friday Gallery Walk, July 6, 6-9p.m. Info: artistsonsantafe.com, 303-573-5903.
Artwork Network, 878 Santa Fe Dr., presents: By Way of LA: Three Artists with Los
Angeles Roots, a collaborative spiritual exploration of texture, line and
color by three friends from Los Angeles – Tadashi Hayakawa, Michael
Moon and maxwell vision – reunited at the gallery, opens with
reception, Thur., July 5, 6-9p.m. Info: 303-388-7420, artworknetwork.com.
Bell Studio Gallery, 1573 S. Pearl St. presents: A new eclectic array of work by Susan
Bell, Judith Babcock, Kelli Miller and Kimberly Conrad.
See Connie Dines’ new Aspen series and other work before August,
when she leaves on sabbatical. Open until 8p.m. Fridays and 5p.m. Saturdays for
the summer. Info: bellstudiogallery.com or
The Big Purple Box (Mortgage West) 1705 S. Pearl St., presents: Friday & Friends,
group exhibition of Colorado watercolor artists, through July. Info:
Boxcar Gallery, 554 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Member exhibition featuring Ian Rumley and Jessica Hilvitz,
July 6-28. First Friday receptions 6-10p.m.; Third Friday
receptions, noon-8p.m. Info: boxcar-gallery.com.
Brushstrokes Gallery, 1059 S. Gaylord St., presents: Midsummer Night’s Miniatures, an exhibition of petite,
representational-to-abstract works integrated with larger paintings, opens
during First Friday Artwalk, July 6,
11a.m.-8p.m. Fresh miniatures will be unveiled during the August First
Friday Artwalk (Aug. 3). All
works remain on display through the August.
Visitbrushstrokesstudio.com or call 303-871-0800
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 Show,
works in acrylic and mixed media by Mark Jennison,Patty Kingsbaker and Joyce Speiker (Opiela’s pupils)
shows through July 25. Call for details of painting classes. Open First
Friday Art Walks, 5-9p.m. Info: 303-552-6831, ccopielagallery.com.
Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, 772 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Girls in the Mix:
Hot Fun in the Summertime, mixed media artwork by Crystal O’Brien, Krystie Rose Millich,Rebecca Romero, Suzanne Martino, Lisa Sanchez, Trish
Sanchez, Julie Marino, Darlene Kuhne,Tammy Yancey and Catherine Salazar, opens with First Friday
reception, July 6, 6-10p.m., and shows through July 28.
CHAC Norte featured artists: Michael
Penny, Bob Martinez, Joe N. Martinez, Robert Maestas and Suzanne Martino.
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. Show ends Aug. 11.
CORE New Art Space Cooperative Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Drawings and Paintings, recent
work by Rolf Helland, and Neo & Retro,
paintings by Charlies Taublieb,
plus RED 30 06, five new paintings by Stan Hennigh,
in The Annex, through July 8.
Mixed Media Art Show hangs in the
main gallery, and photography by Sharon Langfeldt
in The Annex, July 12-29. Artist’s reception Fri., July 13,
Open for First Friday Art Walks (July
6), 6-9p.m. Info: corenewartspace.com,
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., presents: Expanded
viewing hours for the final days of Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective,
showing through July 8. Guests can explore the sweeping fashion retrospective
until 9p.m. most nights, plus the museum will be open July 4. Timed and dated
tickets are available onsite, online at ysldenver.com
or by calling 720-913-0130, and include admission to the museum and the
interactive, hands-on Fashion Studio.
Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + the
Architecture of Flight opens July 15, a journey through the history of
airports aided by film, digital art, animation, models, drawings, photographs
and full-scale architectural elements. Visitors will travel through six
airports designed by Denver-based Fentress Architects.
Closed Mondays. Colorado residents enter
free on the first Sat. of the month (July 7). Info: denverartmuseum.org, 720-865-5000.
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. Tea ceremonies offered at the new Bill Hosokawa
Bonsai Pavilion & Tea Garden in the Japanese
Garden through 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.
Showing in conjunction with the Map Fair
of the West (see pg. 27) is an exhibition of 20 rare maps from the Western
History collection demonstrating the historical cartography of the geographic
features and political boundaries of what became the state of Colorado, in the
Level 5 Western History Gallery.
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, through July 14. Info: framedimage.net, 303-692-0727.
Gallery 1261, 1261 Delaware St., presents: Group Challenge, works by Carolyn
Anderson, Carolyn Barlock, Gordon Brown, Floyd
Dewitt, Dianne L. Massey Dunbar, Scott Fraser, Ron Hicks,Quang Ho, Tony Hochstetler, Daniel
Keys, Dan McCaw, Danny McCaw, John McCaw, Jim
Morgan, C. W. Mundy, Heather Neill, Mark Nelson, David
Shevlino, Burton Silverman, Andrzej Skorut, Daniel
Sprick, Bill Starke, Jeff Uffelman and Kevin Weckbach,
shows through Aug. 4. Information: gallery1261.com
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.
Gallery and Kabbalah
Experience, at 915 Santa Fe
Dr., present: Transformations: Kabbalah Experiences, shows through July
14. Workshops offered by artists on Wed., July 11: Watercolor and
Calligraphy, Risa Aqua,
2:30-3:30p.m.; Paper Art, Alice Turak, 3:30-4:30p.m.; Fabric Collage Art, Corrine
Brown, 4:30-6p.m. No preregistration required; materials fee may apply.
Once Upon a Place, group exhibition
depicting the people, places, memories and feelings of the eclectic artists
once creating in studios inside a former Catholic school at 1836 Logan St.,
torn down in 2004 for a parking lot. Artists include Ginny Abblett, Judy Babcock, Phil Bender, Eve
Childs Best, Randy Brown, Joyce Coco, Steve Cruz, Madeleine
Dodge, Carol Goldberg-Goldberg, Marina Graves, Jennifer
Hatcher, Jalene Januze,
Lamecia Landrum, Barbara Leyendecker,
Annalee Schorr, Jean
Shom, Vickie Stevinson,Phyllis Stone and Susan Vaho. Shows
through Aug. 11. Opening/Artists Reception Fri., July
20; Logan Street Artists Reunion Fri., 27.
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, featuring An Afternoon with the Artists
demonstration by Stacey Peterson, Sat., July 21, 1-4p.m. Ends July 28.
Sand Dollar Gallery, 1256 S. Pearl St., presents: Hot Summer Sizzling Sale through
July, featuring new pastels by Sandy Marvin and quilted paintings by Ellen
Smith. Marvin provides a free demo during the First Friday Artwalk, July 6, 4-8p.m.; reception continues Sat., 7,
11a.m.-5p.m. Specials on plants and planters in the summer greenhouse. Call for
details of watercolor workshops with Condit, Sat., July 21 & 28. Info: sanddollargallerydenver.com, 303-871-8028.
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.
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.
11 Year Retrospective, showcasing
artists who have shown at Space Gallery, each provided a 12-by-12-inch panel on
which to create a new piece paying homage its history, representing the
historic timeline. Opening reception Fri., July 13, 6-11p.m.; shows through
Info: 720-904-1088, spacegallery.org.
Spark Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Near the Water, photographs,
paintings and prints by Elaine Ricklin, and New
Work, embroidery by Rob Watt; plus Variations, paintings by Dan
Ginsberg in the North Gallery. First Friday reception July 6,
noon-9p.m.; Coffee and Conversation with the Artists, Sat., 14,
noon-5p.m. Closes July 15.
Associate Members Show hangs July
Studio 12 Gallery, 209 Kalamath St., Unit 12, presents: Second
annual Open Show, a nonjuried exhibition
featuring diverse styles of photography, painting, jewelry and sculpture from
artists throughout Colorado, shows July 6-Aug. 17. First
Friday opening parties on July 6 and Aug. 3, 5-10p.m.
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, shows through July 14.
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, showing in the lobby and board
room galleries. Ends Aug. 11.
VSA Arts of Colorado/Access Gallery, 909 Santa Fe Dr., presents: A poignant
exploration of the lasting impacts of war and discrimination, and the healing
power of creativity, focusing on the life and art of 91-year-old Japanese
American artist Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani, July
6-27. Special events: First Friday reception July 6, 6-9p.m.; Meet
the Artist Cocktail Party fundraiser (ticketed), Sat., 7, 5-8p.m.;
screening of Linda Hattendorf’s documentary on the
artist, The Cats of Mirikitani, Sun., July 8,
2p.m., at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax, 2510 E. Colfax Ave.
Info: 303-777-0797, accessgallery.org.
Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave., presents: Save It For Later, a
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, shows through July 28.