Ralph Nagel, last year's winner of "Best of Show" in the Littleton Museum's Own an Original competition, finally gets his prize: a one-person show of 41 original watercolor works, including the winning piece from last year, Pine Needle Branch, Provence. His paintings feature Southwestern landscapes with a dash of spontaneity. Days, times vary.
If Homare Ikeda's Lines in Space exhibit sounds a little abstract, that's the point. Meet the Japanese-born Denver painter at the opening reception of his latest exhibit, and find out about how his neo-expressionism blends East and West and reveals his reflections on life. His work will be on display until November 10.
Kickoff this four-month exhibit exploring costumes from the Beijing Opera at this opening night event. Survey the collection of hand-embroidered baby hats, tiny shoes for bound feet, and other relics of Chinese culture. Niña Williams, owner of the collection, will discuss her pieces and answer questions during the opening night reception. Fri 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Adorn your living room with a small piece of Yosemite or the Grand Tetons. This benefit exhibit brings together paintings, photographs, and sculptures from current and long-gone artists, including Ansel Adams, Gunnar Widforss, and James Biggers.
In this joint show, sculptors John Ferguson and Maura Rieman use different approaches—and contrasting male and female perspectives—to explore themes at odds with one another. Ferguson's Hell in a Hand Basket takes a mocking perspective on the end of the world through distorted steel figures and objects; Rieman’s Dark Mother Series is a groupi
Let live music, storytelling, and larger-than-life photography projected onto a huge screen take you to eight different countries. The brainchild of Colorado-based entrepreneur and world traveler Mike Davis, this show is multimedia “storytelling for the 21st century.” Sat 7:30 p.m.
Artist Allie Pohl uses oversized merit badges, dismembered mannequins, and other nontraditional pieces to comment on modern-day manliness. To create the exhibit, Pohl drew from her own experience with long-term relationships and newer online dating tools. Wed-Sat noon-5 p.m.
For this solo photography exhibition, Denver-based artist Halim Al Karim wielded a large, hand-built camera and layered latex paint on his models’ faces for a shadowy and elusive look. Born in Iraq, Al Karim’s expression of cultural connections has earned him recognition around the world. Tue-Sat, times vary.
This fall folk art exhibit features everything from beaded voodoo flags to colorful paintings crafted by more than a dozen Haitian artists. Proceeds from artwork sales benefit Art to Educate Haiti, an organization that supports programs for Haitian youth and founded by Fort Collins resident Melissa Basta. Daily, times vary.
Luis Abarca has accumulated one of the largest private collections of Mexican artwork in the area, a sign of his commitment to the culture of his homeland. Pieces from his stash are on display at the Arvada Center this fall as part of its continued support of Colorado’s Mexican community and heritage. Daily, times vary.
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