11/2012

2012 Annual Juried Holiday Show & Sale

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 5:18pm

Still looking for the perfect gift? Check out art from more than 75 Colorado artists, with mediums ranging from pottery and jewelry to photography and more. Snag your ideal gift—like this year's hottest item, a star made of silver and studded with birthstones—at this boutique shopping experience before it's too late. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun noon-6 p.m.

 

Heavy Dress

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 11:44am

Each piece sits, waiting to be uncovered in this architecture-inspired mixed-media exhibition.

Jason Lee Gimbel

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 10:53am

You might recognize his work because you've seen it around the city. Jason Lee Gimbel is famous for his life-size figurtaive paintings and drawings that displays human form or experimental artwork. His new show A Broken Line, Underlined , is a collection of new drawings and paintings. Fri 6-10 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m.  

Sebastian Kruger

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 11:16am

This German artist—a caricaturist painter—is stopping in Denver for his only U.S. exhibition. Creating artwork that displays famous people like John Wayne, Jimi Hendrix, and Marilyn Monroe, Kruger paints these characters so they look like themselves, but with a cartoon flair. Explore his show Iconic Faces and see portraits of famous musicians and actors. Fri 6-9 p.m., Sat 1-6 p.m.  

MSU Denver BFA Thesis Exhibit Show

Submitted by Gigi Sukin on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 11:03am

Like childhood art projects proudly affixed to the most prominent of kitchen appliances, 13 Metropolitan State University art students go Back to the Fridge to show the Denver community their final thesis collection. The first of two exhibitions features digital works, performance art, photography, drawing, and experimental works. The second up-and-coming artists' show—entitled Quantum Soup—switches out Dec. 7. Many featured pieces will be for sale. Tue-Thu 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Fri 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Sat 12-5 p.m.

Nas with Lauryn Hill

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 6:33pm

Hip-hop icons Nas and Lauryn Hill team up for their first joint tour, Life is Good/Black Rage. This double act showcases the best of two distinct styles that work off of and with each other as Nas combines his jazz influences and famed rhyming lyricism with Hill's neo-soul rapping. Fri 7 p.m.

Fall Concert Showing

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 11:28am

The power, emotion, and intellect of art come alive as the 3rd Law Dance Company brings an evening of contemporary dance and visual art. One of the three excerpts of the evening—"Authentic Reproduction"—involves a collaboration with digital media artist, Darwin Grosse. Dancers' movements control live video feeds setting and changing the backdrop viewers experience. The other two performances that make up the evening are loosely based on two different pieces of literature: "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," by T.S. Eliot, and "The Family Portrait of Dr. Cocktail," an original work.

When We Are Married

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 6:46pm

What if you found out 25 years after your wedding that you weren't ever legally married? Three couples celebrating their joint silver wedding anniversary discover that the pator who married them wasn't authorized to perfrom marriages. Watch as these high-society couples debate whether they want to be married after all. Tue- Thu 6:30 p.m.; Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun 1:30 p.m.

Constantine Aboard the Constantine

Submitted by Gigi Sukin on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 11:50am

Catch the world premiere of this original one-man drama—starring Jack Wefso—as he mans the faster-than-light Earth Ship Constantine through the galaxy. Embarking on her maiden voyage, the largest, fastest, and most ambitious spaceship is intended for extra-planetary colonization, for more than 80,000 men, women, and children. This "love letter to all things sci-fi," calls to question the idea of man versus machine and the individuality technology takes away from us. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun. 6:30 p.m.