Friday, January 20, 2017

Grand Traverse Ski Mountaineering Camp

Submitted by Beau Berkley on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:03pm

This two-day workshop provides experienced skiers an opportunity to sharpen their skills, while beginners will appreciate the small-group setting that allows for in-depth sessions with instructors from the U.S. Skimo Team. Not all the learning will take place on the mountain, as Roanne Houck, creator of Aclimate sports drink, will lead a session on nutrition and hydration tips, and participants can cap off each day with a cold beer from Upslope Brewing Company. Fri 7:30 a.m.

Artists Select: Julian Schnabel

Submitted by Paul Albani-Burgio on Tue, 11/15/2016 - 11:58am

The year's first exhibition in the Clyfford Still Museum's ongoing Artists Select series, which invites artists from different disciplines to organize an exhibition from the museum’s vast holdings of Still’s works, will provide an opportunity to view nearly 20 works by Still that have never before been on public display. Julian Schnabel, who met Still in 1977, curates the exhibit consisting of 60 of Still's mature, abstract works and reverses the order in which visitors typically navigate the museum's galleries. Tue-Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

United Untied

Submitted by SamanthaHarris on Tue, 01/17/2017 - 3:54pm

Discover what life is like for identical twins through Michele Wysocki’s intriguing photography exhibition, inspired by her own experience as a twin. Using techniques that degrade the photographs, such as drawing, tying in family photos and excerpts from intricate journals, genetic codes, and science studies, Wysocki explores the ways in which life and science unties the bond of twinship in her vintage-esque work. Fri 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Submitted by Paul Albani-Burgio on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 2:54pm

Redline Gallery's resident artists have looked inwards to create pieces that address the motivations sustaining their studio practices. Tasked with examining what it means to be a working artist in the modern economy, the artists have created works ranging from reflections of one LGBTQ artist at her male-dominated day job to an installation featuring Gagger Counters, instruments used to detect radioactive material which have become symbolic of one artist’s feelings about her own mortality following a major injury.

The Relationship Show

Submitted by Paul Albani-Burgio on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:14pm

For this intimate exhibition,  New York and Boston-based photographers Allison Wade, Laura Beth Reese, Maureen Drennan, and Matthew Swarts turned their lenses on one of the most universal yet deeply personal aspects of our lives: romantic relationships. The photographs document the beginnings and endings of relationships as well as the phases in between, all the while unflinchingly examining the feelings of isolation that can permeate contemporary relationships. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat noon-4 p.m.


Brown Palace Afternoon Tea with the Grand Champion Steer

Submitted by AbbieMitchell on Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:28pm

For the last 71 years, this Denver landmark has admitted a special guest into its luxury formal room to celebrate the National Western Stock Show: the competition’s Grand Champion Reserve Steer. So seize the opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea and pose for a photo with the star of the Stock Show in a, well, unusual setting for barnyard friends.

Colorado Indian Market

Submitted by Abbey White on Tue, 11/22/2016 - 12:59pm

Experience Native American culture like nowhere else in Colorado during this three-day event featuring musicians, dancers, artists, performers, craftsmen and more. Hear music from popular Native American musical group Brulé, witness the transfixing performance of mystical dance group Ehecatl Aztec Dancers, and meet some your favorite Native American actors. The weekend will also offer a vast array of Indian jewelry and pottery, as well as the chance to try delicious Indian and Southwest cuisine including Indian Tacos and Blue Corn Enchiladas.

Fearless Fest

Submitted by Abbey White on Tue, 11/22/2016 - 12:47pm

If you’re a thrillseeker (or just looking to try something new), come to Castle Pine Library’s weekend event full of interesting and obscure activities. This convention-style gathering will see passionate local experts delivering presentations on everything from how to roll sushi to how to make your own board game. There’s even a session on the basics of coding. Fri 3-5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m.


As We May Think

Submitted by Skyler Inman on Tue, 01/17/2017 - 9:16am

Groundbreaking curator Di Xiao Wei comes to the Rockies for this transnational show. Wei will display his own paintings alongside those of artists discovered by his Art Gangster Club, an online community that seeks to make art curation in China more accessible. The collaborative exhibit, done in exchange with Denver-based artists' collective Hyperlink brings cutting-edge works from Beijing to Denver and from Denver to Beijing, giving both communities an intimate look at fresh talent from art communities usually separated by tens of thousands of miles. Fri 6-9 p.m.

rEVOLution Launch Party

Submitted by AbbieMitchell on Wed, 01/18/2017 - 4:24pm

2017 will be a year of American transition, and what better way to approach that transition than with love? To ring in the new presidency, this blowout will incorporate music, food, drinks, community and discussion to begin a new era with friendship and empathy. Whether you wish to discuss what's on your mind and promote awareness or listen and connect with your fellow Coloradans, spending Inauguration Day at this positive gathering is sure to be productive and unifying. 

The Craftsman & Apprentice: Reclaimed Wood Serving Board Workshop

Submitted by Dan Roe on Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:27am

Heather Mullins, the founder of Relevant Reuse, which fashions handmade products out of reused and recycled materials, will take you through a two-hour workshop during which you'll craft your own reclaimed wood serving board. Get your hands dirty with bandsaw and sander (instruction will be provided), and walk away with a homemade artisanal piece that'll add flair to your collection of kitchen appliances. Fri 7 p.m.

Image courtesy of Shea Hennesy