Open Press Open House in Sterling, Colorado

Saturday July 21st 2018 from 11am to 5pm

504 N. 3rd Street, Sterling CO 80751

  • Open Press Fine Art Printmaking Facility and Gallery invites you to an Open House at our new location in Sterling Colorado
  • Please come by and check out the now functional print studio and the rest of this 12,000 square foot building
  • Hang out, have some food, fun and meet people
  • If you have any questions or want to schedule studio time please email Mark Lunning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Arts & Ales Festival at the Arvada Center

Saturday August 11, 2018 from Noon to 7pm

  • Outdoor arts festival featuring local brewers, artists, music, and food
  • Admission is $5 (children under 12 free) including a souvenir tasting glass, and a punch card for 20 drink samples
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A celebration of local art, craft brews, food, and music, the second annual Arts & Ales Festival returns to the grounds of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Saturday, August 11, 2018. Designed as a family-friendly event, the Arts & Ales Festival also includes activities for the kids, live local music and fun contests – all outdoors at the Center’s Sculpture Field. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking at the venue.

The one-day festival will feature ongoing entertainment and activities, including art booths and main stage entertainment featuring popular local bands throughout each day. The event also includes hands-on art activities for kids.

Several great bands will be playing throughout the day. They are “Thunder and Rain,” “The Beloved Invaders,” “Classic Vinyl Band and “Bird Dawgs.” Local brewers including Ratio Beerworks, Stone Brewing, Grand Lake Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery, White Claw Hard Seltzer, Odyssey Beerwerks, Kokopelli Beer Company, Spice Trade Brewing, SomePlace Else Brewery, Liquid Mechanics Brewing, New Image Brewing, and more, will be offering samples for those age 21 and over who have purchased a souvenir beer mug. Check back often as new brewers are added to the list!

Festival hours are 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Admission is just $5 for those wanting to enjoy the art, music and food, and children under age 12 are admitted free of charge. General tasting tickets include admission, a souvenir tasting glass, and a punch card for 20 drink samples. VIP tasting tickets include admission, a tasting glass, and 40 drink samples. From June 1 to July 11, general tasting tickets are $25 and VIP is $45. After July 12, general tasting tickets are $30 and VIP $50. The day of the event, general tasting tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $55. Please note: A valid ID age 21 and over is required to pick up the souvenir mug. To purchase advance online tickets and additional details about the festival, go to ArvadaCenterArtsandAles.com

Immediately following the Arts & Ales Festival, Face Vocal Band will perform in the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre. “Face” is an internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock band from Boulder, Colorado who have been captivating audiences for fifteen years with their infectious energy punctuated by an endearing love of performance. Additional purchase required: go to http://SummerAtTheCenter.com for details.

The Arts & Ales Festival is sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center. Additional support is provided by the City of Arvada, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Colorado Creative Industries.

 

Artsweek Golden Festival 2018

Juried Arts Festival: Saturday and Sunday, July 21 & 22

  • Artist Jurors: Jesse Mathes, Mai Wyn and Pam Fortner
  • Over 100 artists from around the country exhibiting on Golden's Colorado School of Mines campus
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Artsweek Golden is a week-long celebration of arts-related programming in Golden that culminates with a juried arts festival featuring over 125 artists from around the country. More information online at: http://www.foothillsartcenter.org/artsweek

The week-long festival includes activities that will take place throughout the entire historic town of Golden such as yarn-bombing of Golden sculptures, performance art, chalk sidewalk masterpieces, and plein air painting. Parking spots along a stretch of Washington Avenue, Golden’s Main Street, will be converted into pop-up parking space art studios. Golden’s downtown will come alive with 21st Century art during this week-long celebration.

 

Frida Kahlo: A Celebration of Life

At the Westwood Food Cooperative (3738 Morrison Road in Denver)

Saturday July 7th, 2018 from 3-9pm

  • Sponsored by the Westwood Creative District
  • Exhibition runs until July 28
  • Artists include: Santiago Jaramillo, David Martinez, Jose Mares, Velia Martinez, Lala Jaramillo, Felipe Dominguez, Kallman Elinoff, Michael Penny, Crystal O’Brien, Mariella Story, Julie Zarate, Vince Benavidez
FridaOpening Reception Featuring:
  • Local and national artists, curated by David & Velia Martinez of Eastlosarte
  • Frida lookalike contest with cash prizes, curated by Jozef Martine, of Martine Hair
  • A Frida dress up booth
  • Live music
  • Live painting
  • Face painting
  • Vendors selling Frida related products

 

Final Fridays in the Golden Triangle Creative District

6-9 pm on Final Fridays: June 29th, July 27th, August 31st, September 28th, 2018

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The Final Friday Art Walk gives visitors, residents and folks who work in the Triangle an after-hours opportunity to explore the many creative spaces in our special corner of Denver, including the chance to engage with the quirky, cool, and sophisticated art and creatives which define our eclectic neighborhood.

Participating Galleries:
  • Walker Fine Art @ 300 W 11th Ave.
  • Goodwin Fine Art @ 1255 Delaware St.
  • Colorado Photographic Arts Center @ 1070 Bannock St.
  • William Havu Gallery @ 1040 Cherokee St.
  • Sandra Phillips Gallery @ 47 W 11th Ave.
Participating Museums:
  • Denver Art Museum (Untitled Final Fridays: late-night programming from 6-10pm)
  • Clyfford Still Museum (Free Lawn Concerts June 29th & July 27th)
  • Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ($5 Final Friday admission)

 

Between Us: The Downtown Denver Alleyways Project

On View: June 2018 through May 2019

Launch event: Friday, June 15, 2018 from 4 - 6pm

  • Five artists - Carlos Frésquez, Kelly Monico, Stuart Semple, Joel Swanson and Frankie Toan – will transform Downtown Denver alleyways into site-specific, sculptural art installations
  • With a goal of surprising, delighting and inspiring those who experience the alleyways, “Between Us” is closely aligned with Happy City Denver, the program that launched in May
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On Friday, June 15, the Downtown Denver Partnership and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with The Denver Theatre District and Black Cube and with funding from Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, will launch “Between Us: The Downtown Denver Alleyways Project,” to bring additional art to Downtown Denver’s most underutilized public spaces: alleys.

The public is invited to the launch event on Friday, June 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will begin in the alley between Larimer Street and Market Street off of 15th Street and tour the five alleys, with artist talks at each, led by the Montbello Drumline and ending with a reception at the Skyline Beer Garden at 6 p.m.

“The Downtown Denver Partnership and the BID are committed to creating vibrant and memorable experiences for everyone who visits, works and lives in Downtown Denver and have been focused on alley improvement for some time,” says Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership. “This investment in our downtown alleys provides the perfect opportunity to activate our alleys through art, encouraging people to spend time in these underutilized spaces, ultimately creating safe, welcoming and ‘selfie’-worthy places.”

Artists / Installations / Locations:
  • Carlos Frésquez / “Alley Freshener” / Between Stout & California Streets (southwest side)
  • Kelly Monico / “Alley Cats” / Between 14th and 15th Streets, Larimer and Market Streets
  • Stuart Semple / “I should be crying but I can’t let it show” / Between Champa & Stout Streets (northeast side)
  • Joel Swanson / “Y/OURS” / Between Curtis & Champa Streets (southwest side)
  • Frankie Toan / “Public Bodies” / Between Stout & California Streets (northeast side)
“Between Us: The Downtown Denver Alleyways Project” will launch in conjunction with “Happy City: Art for the People,” a six-week (May 18-June 30) citywide art intervention with the purpose of breaking down personal, emotional and social barriers, while nurturing individual and collective well-being. Initiated by British artist Stuart Semple, the project brings together more than 10 artists’ perspectives that address ideas of happiness and community wellness, in an effort to imagine a more connected society.

“By reimagining alleyways, ordinarily neglected civic spaces, ‘Between Us’ nurtures a transcontinental dialogue around the ideals of social trust and human connection,” said David Ehrlich, The Denver Theatre District executive director. “We are thrilled to have the chance to partner with the Downtown Denver Partnership and are grateful to the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District and the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation for funding to support this important initiative.”

About Black Cube

Black Cube is a nonprofit, experimental art museum that operates nomadically. Without the traditional boundaries of a physical building, Black Cube exists primarily through partnering with artist fellows to commission popup art experiences. Black Cube describes itself as an unconventional museum pursuing the most effective ways to engage audiences while supporting individual artists with critical professional guidance. For more information, visit http://blackcube.art

 

Untitled Final Fridays 2018

Denver Art Museum

Final Friday of the Month, January through October 2018

  • Events take place from 6–10 pm
  • Untitled is included in general admission; Members receive free admission to every Untitled event and all the special programming that happens inside
  • College students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission
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Untitled Final Fridays just got even more creative. Each event is completely artist designed and delivered, highlighting each partner's unique talent and vision. Experience the museum in an entirely different way—every time.

For 10 seasons, Untitled has embraced experimentation and collaboration, and this year, we’re upping the ante. We’ve handed over the reins to amazing guest creatives who will design one-of-a-kind experiences and mix up the entire night’s programming by showcasing their work, inviting their friends and co-creating with you, while still providing the same hands-on and engaging atmosphere we all know and love at Untitled.

While we can’t tell you exactly what will happen (where’s the fun in that?!) we can promise you it will be a year unlike any other, with 10 totally different nights of creativity unleashed. Working alongside DAM staff, each group will showcase the museum in a whole new way and introduce you do the art and artists that make our city thrive. Untitled Final Fridays is the place to pick up new creative tricks, be inspired and discover new artists and culture makers, right here in Denver!
  • January 26: Laura Ann Samuelson (choreographer) and Nathan Hall (composer)
  • February 23: The Narrators (storytelling artists and podcast producers)
  • March 30: Steven Frost (fiber and installation artist)
  • April 27: Suzi Q. Smith (spoken-word artist)
  • May 25: Birdy (Denver art and culture magazine)
  • June 29: Jordan Knecht (multimedia conceptual artist)
  • July 27: Gregg Deal (artist and activist)
  • August 31: The Flobots (hip hop artists and activists)
  • September 28: Arthur Williams (floral artist)
  • October 26: Warm Cookies of the Revolution (civic health community organizers)
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
720.865.5000

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

 

adsflogoFirst Friday at the Art District on Santa Fe

Santa Fe Drive between 6th and 10th Ave

Every First Friday from 5-10pm

  • Check gallery websites and DenverArts.org for details on individual gallery exhibits
  • Parking information:
  • Adco General — 801 Kalamath St — Park any day of the week after 5pm
  • The Bolt Factory at 2nd and Kalamath St.
  • Alliance Francaise — 6th and Galapago: Just East of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • West High School — 10th Avenue and Galapago St. — First Friday Art Walk only. Cost is $5 which funds students’ cultural programs
  • Kitchens at the Denver — 8th and Kalamath: 1 block west of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • The Knife Guys at 11 Kalamath St. and W. Ellsworth Ave. — after 6pm
  • Image Complete Lighting Gallery, Kalamath and 2nd Avenue — after 5pm
  • Su Teatro lot at Santa Fe Drive and 2nd Avenue
  • Street parking along Santa Fe Drive, 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th Avenues
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9th Annual Art Aspen Art Fair

Aspen Ice Garden (Aspen CO)

Friday - Sunday, July 27 - 29, 2018

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Showcasing pieces from 1950-present, Art Aspen features 30 of the country's most esteemed art galleries. Participants include Marc Straus Gallery, Heller Gallery, Timothy Yager Fine Art and more. The eclectic selection of works paired with an elegant, sweeping landscape of summertime Aspen, creates an exquisite atmosphere for guests in attendance. Many of whom are world-class collectors.

This year’s Art Aspen fair will include the SELECTS Program in order to highlight pieces chosen by noted curators, designers, and critics, offering Art Aspen patrons a new method of navigating the extraordinary artwork at the show. Works have been selected by tastemakers such as designer Suzanne Lovell, collector Sarah Arison, and critic James Yood. ​

 

Mirada Fine Art's 7th Anniversary & Holiday Art Party

Friday, December 2nd 2016 from 6-9pm

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Mirada Fine Art's Core Team includes owners Steve & Jenni Sonnen, and assistant manager, Jan Thompson

It has definitely been a 'Lucky 7' for Mirada Fine Art at the unique Trading Post location just minutes southwest of Denver. Mirada will celebrate its 7th Anniversary, as well as ring in the holidays on Friday night December 2nd with its annual Holiday Art Party. Many of Mirada's most popular and award-wining artists have contributed new paintings and sculptures for this festive occasion.

Mirada will be unveiling the artwork of Melanie Warsinske, a Colorado artist who captures the spirit of the Colorado region in her remarkable equine and abstract work. Enjoy wine, hors d'ouvres and live music as Mirada toasts their patrons, who have made Mirada Fine Art such a success.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO 80454 (minutes from Denver)
303.697.9006
http://www.miradafineart.com

 

2016 Gilpin Art Studio Tour

Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th from 11am - 5pm

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The 5th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour will happen Saturday and Sunday September 17-18, 2016, 11am-5pm. The Gilpin Art Studio Tour is organized by local artists to foster an appreciation of the arts in Gilpin County to coincide with the fall aspen viewing. Enjoy your weekend in the high country meeting the artists and craftspeople in their studios, as they exhibit their art, demonstrate their craft and offer work for sale.

This is the 5th and most diverse year to date. There are 16 artists participating with a wide array of styles, including painters, illustrators, photographers, ceramic artists, jewelers, fiber, metal and glass artists and even laser cut wood pieces.

The 5th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour is a free, family friendly event that has something of interest for everyone! Central City is hosting the Hot Rod Hill Climb the same weekend, but all artists and gallery stops in Central City will be open during that event. Come support the artists, view the aspens at their peak and see the beauty of the high country.

Artists’ studios will be marked by signs along the tour route in and around Gilpin County, directing you to each stop. Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GilpinArtStudioTour for the latest updates. Maps are available at our sponsors, artists and many other locations in Gilpin County, or visit http://www.GilpinArtStudioTour.org for full maps, samples of each artists work, descriptions and more information.

 

Loveland Fine Art & Sculpture Invitational 2016

August 12, 13 & 14: Friday, & Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-4:30pm

920 W. 29th Street, Loveland, CO 80538

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The Fine Art Invitational offers three days of world-class art, wine, food and music. Featuring over 175 juried artists from across the Country, exhibiting thousands of original works and master pieces in a wide variety of medium and subject matter, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings on canvas; batiks, bronzes, stone, clay, glass and mixed media sculptures; drawings, metal, wood work, copper, ceramics, and hand-crafted furniture and more. Show patrons will experience the ambiance of strolling through the sculpture garden and outdoor gallery, while enjoying a selection of fine wines, event eateries and live musical performances.

 

Santa Fe New Mexico Turner Carroll Gallery’s 25th Anniversary

t-cTwenty-five years ago, in June 1991, Michael Carroll and Tonya Turner Carroll opened the doors of Turner Carroll Gallery, at 725 Canyon Road—the same location it occupies today. The two had dreams, degrees in art/history, experience working with museums, auction houses and galleries, and a true passion for art to fuel their ambitions. provoke or reflect social change. They travelled to newly opened Eastern European countries in the early 1990s, bringing back art by artists whose works embodied socio- political change.

They have exhibited, spoken, and written about artists from all over the world, and have published the authoritative monograph on Romanian artist Traian Filip. Among Turner Carroll’s best-known artists are Chinese painter Hung Liu, who grew up under Mao during China’s Cultural Revolution, abstract philosopher Squeak Carnwath, and Traian Filip, head of Romania’s State Engraving Studios during the rule of nefarious dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Israeli artist Drew Tal, who explores issues of liberation/ oppression in his images of Muslim women, will exhibit in 2016.

In honor of the gallery’s 25th anniversary, Turner Carroll has added several new artists to its roster, including social activist realist Scott Greene; New Mexico’s own Holly Roberts, John Barker, Orlando Leyba, Suzanne Sbarge, Karen Yank, Jamie Brunson; and pop commentarians Walter Robinson and Robert Townsend.

Turner Carroll has launched and furthered the careers of many contemporary artists whose works are now included in major museums throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Louvre, Belvedere Museum (Vienna), Harvard’s Fogg Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Brooklyn Art Museum, Bulgaria’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Walker Art Center, Vatican Collection, Mexico City’s Tamayo Museum, Brazil’s Chateaubriand Art Museum, the Medici Palace in Italy, and many more.

This 25th anniversary provides a time of reflection and anticipation for Turner Carroll. Throughout the 2016 exhibition season, Turner Carroll will feature a stellar lineup of its most eagerly collected international artists, including its newest ones. On June 3rd, Turner Carroll will open its anniversary season, featuring works by acclaimed New Mexico artist Holly Roberts, and Chinese sculptor Wanxin Zhang. Holly Roberts, “Woman in her Garden” mixed media on panel Wanxin Zhang, “Red Arm Band,” fired clay and pigment In celebration of its first 25 years, Turner Carroll will also launch its new arts activism initiative, starting with the June 3rd exhibition. In addition to its continued efforts with school children internationally, Turner Carroll will present works of art by its artists, for sale, to help support various organizations.

 

Read more: Turner Carroll Gallery’s 25th Anniversary

New Hinterland Indiegogo Campaign

Give by Sunday July 1st, 2018

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Above: The New Hinterland, with your help and our hard work

On June 1 Sabin and Randy of Hinterland launched an Indiegogo fundraiser campaign in order to raise a very ambitious $200,000 to build a New Hinterland art space. Please consider giving what you are able to, every penny counts. Now is the time to come together, to rally around and raise a New Hinterland!
 
From Sabin and Randy:

"We have the dream, won’t you help us create it? Here is a link to the campaign https://igg.me/at/newhinterland/x/6222170
"Please also follow us on Facebook, for updates about our work. Here is that link https://www.facebook.com/NewHinterland"

 

fooLPRoof Contemporary Art

Located at 3240 Larimer St in Denver, next to the Infinite Monkey Therom Winery

  • Public Opening: Friday June 1, 2018 from 6-9pm; in conjunction with RINO's First Friday Art Walk
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 fooLPRoof contemporary art gallery opens in RINO with a maiden exhibition featuring top local and regional artists. The new contemporary gallery is a vision of sculptor and emerging contemporary curator Laura Phelps Rogers blending commercial and collaborative gallery approaches to showcase premier pieces from top and emerging national artists. Through high visibility exhibition opportunities, the gallery will present new avenues for combined work/exhibition experiences for talented regional and visiting artists.

Grand Opening Exhibition artists:
  • Sculpture: Charles Parson, Tobias Flores, David Lobdell, Robert Green, Laura Phelps Rogers and Isaac Sandoval
  • Painting Jennifer Hope, Rebecca Cuming, Louis Recchia, Kayo Peeler, Leslie Aguillard and Kimm Schlosser
  • Mixed Media: Zoe Ace, Eric Anderson, Annette Coleman, Phil Bender and Walter Barton (in collaboration with Laura)
  • Ceramics: Gayla Lemke
  • Jewelry: Julie Lizak and Kin Henkel
  • Printmaking: Teresa Castaneda and Sue Crosby Doyle
  • Photography: Robert Platz, Laura Phelps Rogers, Ron Landucci, Lawrence Hass, Vy Pham and Jill Renee Grant
  • Drawing: Caroline Peters and Nichole Hongchang
  • Performance: Julie Lizak
  • Fashion: Mona Lucero
fooLPRoof contemporary art
3240 Larimer Street
Denver, CO
303.641.3472
http://www.foolproofcontemporaryart.com

 

Kirkland Museum Re-opens at 1201 Bannock Street in Denver's Golden Triangle Creative District

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Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art will open its highly anticipated new building at 1201 Bannock Street to the public on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11 a.m. Kirkland Museum’s new building, clad in wonderful shades of golden terra cotta and glass in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District, is only steps away from the Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum.

The museum has acquired a number of stunning new pieces in each of the three collection areas that will be unveiled in March. Kirkland Museum will also feature an inaugural exhibition, Prints Near and Far: Contrasting Regional and National Prints from the Kirkland and Mayer Collections, of 19th and 20th century American prints in the new temporary exhibition space through June 17, 2018.

 

Month of Printmaking 2018

Various locations throughout the Front Range

March and April of 2018

MoPrint Logo 2018 Black.RedThe Month of Printmaking, presented by The Invisible Museum, will be held in venues around Denver and the Front Range throughout March and into April of 2018. Our goal is to generate a critical mass of printmaking exhibitions and events happening in the Denver metropolitan area and the Front Range region to raise awareness of this ancient and diverse art form. This will be the third biennial Mo’Print event, and our largest. Past Mo’Print events saw enthusiastic attendance at exhibitions, panel discussions or other interactive events. We hope to expand on this involvement for 2018 with a full schedule that includes demos, shows and workshops from Fort Collins and Loveland to Parker; from Downtown Aurora to the 40 West Arts District in Lakewood.

Those interested in participating in Mo’Print 2018 events, whether to see individual artist studios, print, letterpress or book binding studios, or galleries and museum exhibitions are encouraged to go to http://moprint.org/. An interactive calendar featuring photos and descriptions of each event is posted for each date. There are over 70 events and ongoing shows in March alone. Many are free, and family-friendly.

The schedule officially kicks off with an opening reception for “Master Printmakers and Print Educators in Colorado” at the McNichols Building on February 23, and doesn’t end until the ever-popular Steamroller Printmaking event, April 21 on the RMCAD campus. Other highlights include: An Open Portfolio event at Redline Gallery where any printmaker can sell or trade prints; a Studio Tour where over 30 artists in all different disciplines will tell you about or demonstrate their work, an Ink Mixer where you can meet and greet in a relaxed atmosphere in one of Denver’s best print studios, and a fundraiser at Trve Brewery, where you can start your print collection for only $10!

About Month of Printmaking Denver: Month of Printmaking Denver (Mo’Print) is a biennial celebration of the art of making original prints to inspire, educate and promote awareness through a variety of public events and exhibitions in Denver and the metropolitan region.

About Invisible Museum: The Invisible Museum is a a 501c3 Non Profit organization. Its mission is to facilitate projects in the visual arts that would not otherwise be imagined proposed or completed.

 

William Havu Gallery Representing ex-Denverite Bill Amundson

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Bill Amundson - Portrait of an Artist - pencil on paper - 46" x 34"

Bill Amundson draws upon the unpredictable and erratic conditions of contemporary life for inspiration in creating his detailed pencil drawings. Modern culture is reflected in his humorous portraits, landscapes and interiors by means of familiar political and celebrity figures, chain restaurants and box stores, and well-known brands. He also enjoys incorporating indirect references to art history into his drawings.

A Wisconsin native, Amundson earned his bachelor's degree in art from UW-Madison and made a name for himself as an artist while living in Colorado for 35 years.

Drawings by Amundson have been exhibited throughout the U.S. and Canada, including solo shows in New York City, Philadelphia, Toronto, Los Angeles, Austin, San Antonio, Phoenix, Colorado Springs, and Denver. The permanent collections of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, the University of Colorado Art Museum, and the Denver Art Museum include pieces of his artwork. William Havu Gallery proudly welcomes Bill Amundson to our stable of artists.

William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204
303.893.2360
http://williamhavugallery.com

 

Amy Norton relaunches BetterWall: Art Museum Street Banners for the Home

Access Gallery hosts a relaunch party and fundraiser on October 26, 2017

  • Relaunch party and pop-up exhibit of banners on Thursday October 26 from 5-8pm at 909 Santa Fe Drive in Denver
  • Pop-up exhibit features large original paintings by artists from the Access Gallery Artworks program, AJ and Josiah, who used discarded banners as a canvas
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Initially launched in 2004, by Nick and Nora Weiser, BetterWall collects the street banners that were used to promote major exhibitions from top museums around the country and gives them a valuable “after-life” as limited-edition wall hangings available to purchase for the home or office. Earlier this year the business was acquired by Amy Norton of The Creative Angle. She is proud to partner with Damon McLeese and Access Gallery for a relaunch party and pop-up exhibit of banners on October 26 from 5-8pm at 909 Santa Fe Drive in Denver. The event is open to the public and will also be a fundraiser as a portion of sales from the exhibit will be donated to Access Gallery, an inclusive nonprofit organization that opens doors to creative and educational opportunities for people with disabilities to access and experience the arts. The banners will remain on view at Access through First Friday November 3 and during the Art Walk from 6-9pm.

Norton befriended the Weiser’s in 2006 during their first banner exhibit, at the gallery where she worked on Santa Fe Drive. She later began working with the Weiser’s fulfilling orders for them as a side-hustle, while she grew her marketing and communications business. Nick Weiser explains the decision to part with the business, “As I became more involved in other start-up opportunities I was able to focus less on maintaining BetterWall and did not want to see it go defunct. Amy was a natural fit to take over as she knows the ins and out of this very niche business having worked so closely with us for years.”

As banners come down from the street poles they go to BetterWall who secures appropriate retail rights for any copyrighted material. Next, they research and write a backstory of the exhibition and artist for use on the website. Each banner and write-up serves as a fun mini-art history lesson for customers who visit the website www.betterwall.com where they are available to purchase. All banners are in excellent condition with no rips, tears, fading or major blemishes. The banners are carefully cleaned and stored in keeping with appropriate archival protocol. Each banner is carefully and beautifully packaged and includes a certificate of authenticity. Best of all, these vinyl banners find new homes rather than clogging up a landfill and a portion of sales proceeds going back to the museums to support their collections and operations.

Recent banners made available to purchase include those from the Wyeth exhibition at the Denver Art Museum that include a close up of Wyeth’s dog Kleberg, with some of these banners even signed by the artist. A portrait of Monet in his Garden in Giverny, France is featured on banners from the St. Louis Museum of Art and make for a stunning pair when two banners displayed together showing each side to complete the image. These are just two examples of the wide selection ranging from Rembrandt to Pop Art, and Asian to Psychedelic poster art of the 1960s.

As oversized art goes, the banners are an affordable way to make a real impact in large and small spaces. “We have customers who collect them and like to switch them out in their home or business. Others who are thrilled to have an original piece to fill that awkward space up high in a stairwell or as a focal point and statement piece in any room.” says Norton.

Access Gallery is an inclusive nonprofit organization that engages the community by opening doors to creative and educational opportunities for people with disabilities to access and experience the arts. http://www.accessgallery.org 

BetterWall has agreements with 32 art museums to bring exclusively to you, the actual street banners that were used to promote major exhibitions. Banners are available to purchase online at http://www.betterwall.com

 

The Derby Art District (DAD) is created

Jeanie King and Mark Sink Anchor New Denver Arts District in Commerce City

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The Derby Art district is an exciting new collaboration of studios and galleries being developed on the edge of Denver within the historic Derby neighborhood in Commerce City, Colorado. Currently, two venues comprise the district, but additional venues are planned. Jeanie King and Mark Sink, both long time Denver arts advocates, have collaborated to launch the district -- the Magnolia Street Art Space and Gallery Sink Studios. The goal is to offer affordable art studios, gallery spaces and other amenities to support the arts. Venues will provide long-term space for artists and creative businesses. The district directly addresses the need for artist spaces related to escalating real estate prices and other issues that have impacted and displaced many in Denver's creative community. The initial buildings will offer studios that range in size from 300 to 1,500 square feet and will cost approximately $1 per square foot.

Stay tuned for more information about the district which will host special public events and more. The Derby Art District is located just north of Denver city limits. Venues are situated approximately 7 miles north of the River North (RiNo) Art District. Interstate highways 76, 270 and 25 are very close and convenient, and, a new light rail station will open closeby in 2018, which will link the district to downtown Denver and other city segments.

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