Abend Gallery, 2260 E. Colfax Ave., presents: Landscape,
landscape art by 32 gallery artists, including Norman Cable, Lorenzo Chavez, Nancy Condit, Bruce A.
Gomez, Peggy McGivern, Nicholas Reti and Zhaoming Wu, through Aug. 18.
Info: 303-355-0950, abendgallery.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 through Aug.
22. Info: asld.org, or 303-778-6990.
Artists on Santa Fe Gallery, 747 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Collaborations: Clay and Paper, a collaborative handmade book exhibit featuring
Carlson’s texts bound in ceramistConnie Christensen’s porcelain covers, as well as individual works,
through Sept. 3. Info: artistsonsantafe.com,
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 maxwellvision – reunited at the gallery, shows through
Aug. 31. Underground
Gallery presents the work of Ben Mollner. Info: 303-388-7420, artworknetwork.com.
Bell Studio Gallery, 1573 S. Pearl St. presents: Cutting-edge artist Phil Bender
every Sunday at the South
Pearl Farmers Market, plus works
by Susan Bell, Judith
Babcock, Kelli Miller
and Gail Boyd. Open Wed.-Sat., noon-6p.m.,
and Sun., 9a.m.-noon during August. Information: 303-282-7343, bellstudiogallery.com.
The Big Purple Box (Mortgage West) 1705 S. Pearl St., presents: Deals on vintage and resale
artwork through August. Info: 303-282-7343.
Brushstrokes Gallery, 1059 S. Gaylord St., presents: Midsummer Night’s Miniatures, an exhibition of petite,
representational-to-abstract works integrated with larger paintings, on
display through 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. Ends Aug. 31. Info: historycolorado.org, 303-620-4933.
C.C. Opiela Gallery, 840 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Talia Swartz’s Abstract
Painting, a playful series of
colorful, whimsical abstract paintings of cities and urban architecture, using
industrial objects like buildings, benches, power lines and fire hydrants to
capture each city’s unique energy, inspired by her recent travels to New York
City and Italy. Show ends Sept. 24.
Friday Art Walks, 5-9p.m. Info:
Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, 772 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Jerry Rael’s
flagstone paintings of historic New Mexico churches and pueblos in an
exhibition also featuring the art and photography of Shay Guerrero
and Robert Maestas, in CHAC
Norte through Sept. 1.
In the main gallery, works by Janis Adams,Antonia Florese, Paul Potts, Steve Rozic, Jeremy
Sawyer, Nancy Slyter
and Ann Stelzer.
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. Metrosphere & the Artists of CVA opens Fri., Aug. 24.
Info: 303-294-5207, metrostatecva.org.
CORE New Art Space Cooperative Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Dante, a
narrative of the Italian city of Florence informed by the struggles of late
14th-century poet Dante Alighieri in encaustic pieces created by D.C. Kelly
using Robert Gladwin’s photographs of the graffiti and modern streets
of the city; and multi-media paintings by Jennifer Meyerrose inspired by Vuillard’s interiors, Grace Hartigan’s semi-abstract paintings, and Louise
Nevelson’s assemblages; plus CORE Artist Member Exhibit, through Aug. 19. Artist’s
reception Fri., 17, 6-9p.m.
Exhibition of works by Terri Bell,Jon Koenigsberg, Katie
Hoffman and Meg Voigt Meersman opens Aug. 23, with artist’s reception Fri., Aug. 24, 6-9p.m.
Open for First Friday Art Walks, 6-9p.m. Info: corenewartspace.com,
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., presents: Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + the Architecture of
Flight, 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.
Tickets for the Becoming Van Gogh exhibit, opening Oct. 21, go on sale Aug. 15. Becoming Van Gogh examines critical steps in the largely self-taught artist’s evolution
through more than 70 paintings and drawings by Van Gogh, along with works by
artists to whom he responded.
Closed Mondays. Colorado residents enter
free on the first Sat. of the month (Aug. 4). 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,
intricate, intimate bamboo sculptures by Kenichi Nagakura, and William
Corey’s Japanese Gardens, photography. Opening Sat., Aug. 18: Someone Like You, paintings by Margaret
Kasahara, using kitsch and humor
to explore stereotypes and identity through colorful pop culture imagery.
Artist reception, Wed., Aug. 22, 5:30-8p.m.; artist talk 6:30p.m.
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, through
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 shows in
the Level 5 Western History Gallery through Aug. 31.
Info: 720-865-1821, denverlibrary.org.
Framed Image, 5066 E. Hampden Ave., Happy Canyon Center, presents: Summer Colors,
works by Kathy Beekman, Carole
Buschmann, Marjie Eakin-Petty, Victoria Ekelund, Ken Elliott, Susiehyer, Susan Shehan, Cheryl St.
John, Amy Winter
and Ron Zito, through Aug. 25. Info: 303-692-0727, framedimage.net.
William Havu Gallery, 1040 Cherokee St., presents: Solitude, works by Jane Abrams,Jeff Aeling, Lloyd Brown, Michael
Burrows, James Cook,Stephen Dinsmore, Rick Dula, Sushe &
Tracy Felix, Lui Ferreyra,Jean Gumpper, Ray Knaub, Mary Mito and Debra
Salopek, through Sept. 15.
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. Ends
Sept. 7. Info: 303-832-8576, kirklandmuseum.org.
Knoll Gallery, 915 Santa Fe Dr., presents: 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,
featuring many noted local artists. Shows through Aug. 11. Opening/Artists
Reception Fri., July 20; Logan Street Artists
Reunion Fri., 27.
to the Dogs, annual juried show
of works depicting canines, opens with artists
reception Fri., Aug. 17, 5-8p.m., attended by Piper Stone
the one-eyed English Bulldog who paints. Ends Sept. 22.
Info: 303-953-1789, nizaknollgallery.com.
Sand Dollar Gallery, 1256 S. Pearl St., presents: Aloha
Hawaii Show, featuring Peter Heineman’s pastel series of Hawaii, Ellen Smith’s quilted turtle cards, Judith Scott’s
mermaid bronzes, and other tropical-themed art by gallery artists. First Friday Artwalk opening reception continues on Sat., Aug. 4, 11a.m.-5p.m. Call for
details of watercolor workshops with Nancy Condit. Information: 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.
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.
Space Gallery, 765 Santa Fe Dr., presents: By
Way of Explanation, new paintings
by Emilie Mitcham, and photographs by Priscilla Elliott, who has served as a visual researcher for visionary directors Steven
Spielberg, Tim Burton, Wes Anderson and others; both showing through Sept. 1.
Space Gallery’s 11-Year Retrospective Auction will remain open through the duration of this
show in the front gallery.Info: spacegallery.org or 720-904-1088.
Spark Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Used, an open show of art made with found objects and
reappropriated materials, showing Aug. 9-26, with opening reception Fri., Aug.
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 through Aug. 17.
Info: 303-629-8744 or studio12gallery.com.
Sync Gallery, 878-1 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Artwork spawned by found objects and
recycled glass by Brian Popp; plus abstract paintings drawing upon the
alchemical concepts of spirit in matter and the mystical juncture of sky and
land by Cyncie Winter, shows through Aug. 12.
Zoom, impressionistic photography by Jeff Curry,
If?, Surrealist-inspired oil paintings by Jen Zielinski. Opens with reception Fri., Aug. 17, 6-9p.m., and ends Sept. 15.
TACtile Textile Arts Center, 1955 S. Quince St., Suite 200, presents: Elfriede Style: A Retrospective of Colorado Couture, a 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. Also: Summer
Daze, contemporary art quilts
from Westcliffe Contemporary Quilters portraying a theme of sunshine and nature.
Extended through Aug. 25.
Shock Fashion Show, bold and
bright creations, Sat., Aug. 11, 7p.m., preceded by a 6p.m. social hour; $5
nonmembers. Elfriede is guest at the FGI
Tactile meeting, Thur., Aug. 23,
At the end of August, fabric- and fiber
arts-related supplies will be accepted as tax deductible
donations for garage-sale-like Fiber
Frenzy, Sept. 29.
VSA Arts of Colorado/Access Gallery, 909 Santa Fe Dr., presents: Use YOUR Words, a varied exhibition ranging from Zen-like decorative rock sculptures
and graffiti murals to message-related works appropriate for a professional
office setting, created in the summer ArtWorks program for teens with and
without disabilities. Meet
the Artist Reception Fri., Aug.
17, 6- 8p.m.; closing reception, Fri., Sept. 7,
Info: 303-777-0797, accessgallery.org.
Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave., presents: Introductions, featuring darkly humorous “post-pop” paintings
by Mark Penner-Howell; photography comparing the processes of creation
and destruction by David Agee; abstract paintings with intricate mark-making
by Karen Roehl; large- scale oil paintings of flowers by
children’s book illustrator and graphic designer Chloe Hedden;
self portraits by photographer Sally
Stockhold, posing as famous
artistic, historical and literary characters; and stone carvings and paintings
by Vanessa Clarke. Shows through Sept. 15.
dept., at 1136 Speer Blvd.,
Reedings: The Works of Reed
Weimer, active Denver professional
artist who’s participated in the Art in the Streets bench painting project, Art
in the Alleys mural painting project and the Sky, a billboard mural project.
Shows through Sept. 1.
Info: 303-298-8432 or zart.com.