Ceramic birds, beeswax paintings, and textured intaglio prints might not come in contact often, but they're only a few elements in the MIX. The exhibit shows off the work of Paula Romero Schmitt, Victoria Eubanks, Rachel Basye and other artists of various media and styles. Wed-Fri 1-5 p.m.; Sat 1-4 p.m.
Joes Swanson makes words beautiful. Call him a visual grammarian or a copy editor to the soul—the director of the CU Technology, Arts, and Media program explores the meaning of language with images, turning words into fine art. Tue-Thu noon-7 p.m.; Fri noon-9 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Classic Japanese aesthetics meld with modern art, nature, and a host of other inspirations to create paintings with a vague sense of something living—like looking through a cartoon microscope. Takeuchi, largely self-taught, employs abstract combinations to create works of art with beautiful in their simplicity. Fri-Sat 6-10 p.m.; Sun noon-5 p.m.
Travels across the European countryside inspired this collection of photographs and intaglio prints. The black-and-white images, produced with old-school techniques, reveal the beauty hidden in everyday scenes, architecture, and people. Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-6:45 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-noon.
These works of tabletop art offer far more intrigue than that boring English china your mother gave you. Artists from across the nation will convene on the Centennial State for this biennial show featuring some of the best in contemporary—and functional—ceramic art. Tue-Fri noon-6 p.m.; Sat noon-4 p.m.
The lines between artistic media get blurred by these two artists. Rob Watt employs techniques he compares to "drawing with thread" to embroider vivid, vibrant masterpieces, and Keri Mills, a photographer by trade, creates emotionally stunning digital montages reminiscient of paintings. Thu noon-5 p.m.; Fri noon-9 p.m.; Sat noon-5 p.m.; Sun 1-4 p.m.
This year's members' exhibition at Ice Cube celebrates the gallery's five year anniversary, with a variety of pieces using the theme "five" as a starting point. Artists' work is collaborative and conversational, emphasizing the community aspect of the gallery. Thu noon-5 p.m.; Fri noon-9 p.m.; Sat noon-5 p.m.
This exhibit—named after a short story about an obsessive man who makes miniatures smaller and smaller until no one can see them—features the tiny works of Alex Boyd and Yuri Zupancic. Boyd creates detail-oriented jewelry out of gems and metals. Zupancic uses eyelashes to make paintings on miniscule microchips. You'll need a magnifying glass to view this work, and one will be provided.
Fascinated by animals and nature as a child, Boulder native Melanie Steinway primarily uses wood as a canvas for her artwork, adding detail and illustration with unique wood-burning techniques, wood stain, and paint. The artist and musician has done freelance illustration work for Prana and collaborated with Fender Guitar to create decorative instruments.
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