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DenverArts.org Newsletter: What's Happening in August
Closing Party for fooLPRoof's Maiden Exhibition
fooLPRoof contemporary art gallery
Friday August 3rd from 7-9:30pm
fooLPRoof contemporary art
3240 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
PhotoVox: Architectural Photography
Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 1070 Bannock St., Denver
Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 6:30 - 8 pm (doors open at 6pm)
Join us August 8 for an engaging discussion about architectural photography presented by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center and the Denver Architecture Foundation. Our panel will include two leading experts in the field -- T. John Hughes, a commercial and fine art architectural photographer with 30 years of experience, and Rick Petersen, Principal at OZ Architecture, a Colorado architectural design firm. Our moderator will be Samantha Johnston, Executive Director of CPAC.
Among other questions, we'll address:
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
Arts & Ales Festival at the Arvada Center
Saturday August 11, 2018 from Noon to 7pm
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.
First Friday at the Art District on Santa Fe
Santa Fe Drive between 6th and 10th Ave
Every First Friday from 5-10pm
Santa Fe Drive will be closed in the art district for August's First Friday!
Opening This Month:
The Big Draw
Featuring: Bill Amundson, Lui Ferreyra, Tony Ortega, Doug Russell, Shelby Shadwell
William Havu Gallery
August 3 - September 15, 2018
Bill Amundson - Midwest Man - penci on paper - 34" x 33" framed
Bill Amundson is a Wisconsin native and earned his bachelor's degree in art from UW-Madison, but made a name for himself as an artist in Denver for over 35 years. 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. Amundson is now back in his native Wisconsin and it's been over 6 years since showing his work in Denver. William Havu Gallery is proud to represent Bill Amundson and welcomes him back to Colorado.
William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204
Robert Green: To Hell In A Handbasket
Tiffany Matheson: Discover (in the associate's space)
Pirate: Contemporary Art
August 3 - 19, 2018
Through the use of cascading fabric, glowing acrylic, plasticized botanicals and more, Tiffany Matheson's Discover displays a wide range of materials, and features an opportunity for an interactive, tactile experience. The works speak to the hidden beauty found when enduring difficulty, masking colorful elements inside a dark, delicate shroud." Thank you!
Pirate: Contemporary Art
7130 W 16th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214
Clay Hawkley: 86
August 3 - 25, 2018
Clay Hawkley is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Boulder. Hawkley’s work integrates a fine art education with a blue collar aesthetic in open-ended investigations of found objects, collage, drawing and installation. His work has been shown in exhibitions throughout Colorado since 2006. He has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Grin City Collective and is a current resident at RedLine in Denver.
808 Santa Fe Dr
|Currently On Display:
Center for Visual Art
May 31 - August 18, 2018
Pink Progression is an exhibition addressing concepts of human rights, gender, sexual identity, feminism and inclusivity. Pink Progression is a series of exhibitions commemorating and celebrating the solidarity established during the women’s marches in 2017 and 2018. During the marches, pink created a strong visual statement representing unity and empowerment. For the CVA exhibition, over fifty local artists incorporate or respond to this hue as they explore how social interactions are affected by gender and identity expression.
Tya Anthony, Fawn Atencio, Libby Barbee, Michael Bernhardt, Tonia Bonnell, Mindy Bray, Trine Bumiller, Katie Caron, Danielle Cunningham Tierney, Rachael Delaney, Rebecca DiDomenico, Sally Elliott, Steven E Frost, Melissa Furness, Jennifer Ghormley, Ania Gola-Kumor, Emma Hardy, Kim Harrell, Ana María Hernando, Veronica Herrera, Tsehai Johnson, Margaret Kasahara, Anna Kaye, Rian Kerrane, Mary-Ann Kokoska, Sandy Lane, Viviane Le Courtois, Suchitra Mattai, Irene Delka McCray, Daisy McGowan, Laleh Mehran, Amy Metier, Susanne Mitchell, Kelly Monico, Sophie Lynn Morris, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Kate Woodliff O’Donnell, Mark Penner-Howell, Jennifer Pettus, Bonnie Ferrill Roman, Martha Russo, Ajean Ryan, Julia Rymer, Dylan Scholinski, Natascha Seideneck, Sue Simon, Frankie Toan, Chinn Wang, and Melanie Yazzie
Fawn Atencio & Susan Vaho, Mindy Bray & Sophie Lynn Morris, Katie Caron & Marie Perrin-McGraw, Sally Elliott & Bonnie Stolzmann, Melissa Furness & Estee Bershof, Jennifer Ghormley & Jodi Stuart, Kim Harrell & Katie Hoffman, Tsehai Johnson & Edie Tavel, Anna Kaye & Mark Brasuell, and Irene Delka McCray & Karen Keilpikowski
Center for Visual Art
Metropolitan State University of Denver
965 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Gary Emrich: All Consumed
July 21 – August 25, 2018
Gary Emrich All Consumed #35 archival digital inkjet print, framed 55 ¾ x 45 ¼ in.
In conjunction with the Denver Art Museum exhibition, “New Territory: Landscape Photography Today,” Robischon Gallery is pleased to present selections from Gary Emrich’s abstracted photographic series entitled “All Consumed.” As part of the DAM’s wide ranging survey of unconventional photographic explorations and Robischon Gallery’s four part, abstraction-based exhibition, Emrich’s new work exemplifies his decades long pursuit of experimentation in image making.
1740 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
Tue-Fri: 11am-6pm; Sat: 12-5pm
Artists of the Roaring Fork
Featuring concurrent solo exhibits by Teresa Booth Brown and Elizabeth Ferrill
Michael Warren Contemporary
July 24 - September 1, 2018
Elizabeth FerrillMichael Warren Contemporary (MWC) is pleased to present “Artists of the Roaring Fork.” We will have concurrent solo exhibits by Teresa Booth Brown and Elizabeth Ferrill. Additionally, we will exhibit works by fellow Roaring Fork Valley artists Stanley Bell, Robert Brinker, Eden Keil, Sara Ransford, Andrew Roberts-Gray and Allison Stewart.
Teresa Booth Brown - Audacious, 2018, oil and collage on wood panel, 48 x 60 inches
Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO 80204
Bruno Novelli: Turmalinas No Céu
David B. Smith Gallery
June 29 -
|Current and Upcoming Exhibits by Gallery:
Call for Entries: Denver Modernism Gallery 2018
Part of the Denver Modernism Show
Submissions due by Friday, August 10, 2018
How do you interpret Modernism? Is your work an homage to the past or a continuation of those ideas? Do you gain inspiration from the googie styles of the 1950s, or the sleek lines of Le Courbousier? All genres, styles, and mediums will be considered, as long as they relate to the theme of “modernism."
This is your chance to have your work seen by more than 3,000 art and culture lovers, who will be coming ready to shop at the Denver Modernism Show! The show is held at the Denver National Western Complex Expo Hall. Enter as many works as you like. Each entry is $10. Entry fees do not guarantee acceptance into the show, which will be determined by our juror. All entries should be made electronically, as emailed jpegs; if you need an alternative submission method please contact us for instructions. Accepted artists are responsible for delivery and pick-up of their artwork to and from the Expo Hall.
Call for Submissions: Arts in Society Grant Program
Applications will be accepted July 16, 2018 through August 17, 2018
The Arts in Society grant program announces another year of funding to support cross-sector work in the arts across Colorado
Beginning July 16, applications will be accepted for funding through the Arts in Society grant program. The purpose of Arts in Society is to foster cross-sector work through the arts by supporting the integration of arts and culture into multiple disciplines critical to the health and well-being of Coloradans. The Arts in Society grant program funds projects that engage arts organizations and artists as partners in illuminating and finding solutions to a wide array of civic and social challenges faced by our communities. Grants between $10,000-$50,000 will be available to non-profit organizations and individual artists or activists to fund projects that will take place in Colorado between April 2019-April 2021.
Grants will be determined by a selection panel and will seek projects that best illustrate artistic excellence, broaden the understanding of the role arts play in society, demonstrate cross-sector work, exhibit cultural relevance, foster community engagement, and present opportunities for shared learning.
Arts in Society is a collaborative grantmaking program administered by RedLine Contemporary Art Center and funded through a cohort of Colorado foundations, including Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and Colorado Creative Industries.
About RedLine Contemporary Art Center
RedLine is a nonprofit contemporary art center that fosters education and engagement between artists and communities to create positive social change. Located in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood, RedLine combines an exhibition space and artist residency program with project-based engagement in the arts. RedLine responds to the needs of the community by engaging resident artists in programs that offer arts education for under-resourced youth, a community network for artists experiencing homelessness, and relevant public programming for members of the surrounding neighborhoods.
Call for Entries: Fantastical
40 West Arts District
Submission Deadline: Saturday, August 18, 2018
This is an inclusive exhibition, meaning that we strive to accommodate at least one work from all artists. However, submissions will be screened by a panel, including 40 West Arts curators and invited guest jurors, to ensure quality and applicability of work. Please note that depending on the number of submissions, our curation process, and other factors, not all submitted works are guaranteed entrance into our show. We will notify you within the time frame indicated herein regarding the acceptance of your work(s).
Melanie Warsinske & Joe Boddy: ELEMENTAL - A Contemporary Interpretation of Nature
Mirada Fine Art
August 10 - September 2, 2018
Melanie Warsinske & Joe Boddy, ELEMENTAL Combined image of two of their works
Mirada Fine Art presents two remarkable artists with almost 80 years of combined artistic experience and their contemporary interpretation of nature. Taking cues from her surroundings, local artist Melanie Warsinske translates elements—water, clouds, mountains, human and animal forms—into visual emotion and movement captured on canvas. Her richly textural work simultaneously exudes drama and serenity. Similarly inspired by the elements of Earth and our human struggle to live together, Joe Boddy’s sculpture epitomizes multi-media. ‘Rejected’ items take on a new life as fine art. Fired clay seamlessly combines with glass, discarded tools, cast iron farm equipment and recycled wood, resulting in beautifully organic pieces. These two amazing artists unite, brought together by a shared awe of Nature, at Mirada Fine Art for this Elemental exhibit.
Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO 80454 (minutes from Denver)
Harnessing Light: Marietta Patricia Leis, Debbie Long & Mary Shaffer
Harwood Museum of Art, Taos
August 4 - October 7, 2018
Marietta Patricia Leis - Winter Lyrics
New Mexico based artist Marietta Patricia Leis will be exhibiting her multimedia works with artists Debbie Long and Mary Shaffer in the exhibition Harnessing Light. Curator J. Matthew Thomas selected these 3 artists who by different paths converge on a common focus: light on surface. Leis’ art contributes a contrast to the other artists as she captures light’s tenebrous illumination of darkness in her graphite acrylic pieces, prints on metal, small sculptures and oil paintings on wood. Her approach to this marriage of two extremes presents us with a duality of lightness and dark, for without one there cannot be the other.
Becoming immersed in the soft nebulous incandescence of the arctic, Leis’ eyes forgot the programming of modern artificial lighting and she began to see the nuances and elegant shades of darkness more clear. Leis’ intention is to present unique visions of the natural world. Through her art, she hopes to make viewers more acutely aware of the fragile beauty and tenuous future of our planet so that we may seek ways to preserve it for generations.
Taos was Leis’ first home in New Mexico after she migrated from Los Angeles in 1982. She considers her time in Taos as decompressing and centering after years of working in the endlessly illuminated cityscapes of New York and LA. Leis is honored to be exhibiting at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, and feels a deep gratitude for the place that gave her such peace and serenity.
Harwood Museum of Art
238 Ledoux Street