"Revasseriedelaqua" by Laura Guese; image courtesy of Mike Wright Gallery
You don't have to be an outdoorsperson to appreciate Colorado's azure sky. There's a magic in it, an ability to remind us of summer, and to brighten our day, no matter the season.
Denver-born painter Laura Guese has been staring at that expansive sight for 31 years—and it never fails to...
January 8 2015, 12:00 PM
—Image courtesy of Mirada Fine Art
The traditional fifth anniversary gift is wood—which is appropriate for Mirada Fine Art Gallery, which is housed in a log cabin originally built in the 1920s. The welcoming (hello, stone fireplace) contemporary gallery focuses on works infused with the spirit of Colorado and the southwest. An...
November 26 2014, 11:30 AM
—Paul Heaston’s drawing of a Denver fire station.
We all know Denverites gather in bunches to drink beer (pub crawls) and ride bicycles (cruiser rides). But, it turns out, Mile High City–dwellers also converge for a more artistic endeavor: drawing. It’s a local expression of an international trend demonstrated by at least 10,000 members of the...
"Breakthrough Sharona" by Jenny Morgan (image courtesy of Plus Gallery)
The Golden Hour: the period just after sunrise or before sunset when the light is redder, more subdued, and some would say, at peak enchantment. Also: The title of painter Jenny Morgan's latest exhibition at RiNo's Plus Gallery (which runs through October 18).
September 25 2014, 1:00 PM
Joe Riche's "Untitled" and "The Doom"
I've never been one for buzzwords. Terms like "juicing" and "selfie" leave a sour taste in my mouth (which is not to say I've never uttered them); they tend to oversimplify, and thus tire quickly—only to be replaced by the next big thing. But in the case of one of the Arvada Center's latest...
August 28 2014, 11:00 AM
Poster by Hilary Clarcq
Bike culture is getting an artistic makeover this weekend.
At the sixth-annual ArtCrank Denver this Saturday, 27 Colorado artists will be displaying and selling their cycling–inspired posters. All of the works are original and limited edition—only 30 of each will be available ($50)—and...
August 21 2014, 3:40 PM
For those Colorado mom aren't ready to let their kids have all the fun, here are two activities to help us stretch our right-brain muscles.
Get Crafty: Glassateria
This Santa Fe art district stop will take your summer craft project to display-worthy coffee table status. If the idea of working...
August 6 2014, 1:00 PM
Still of "Johnny Express" by AlfredImageworks
There's something really exciting happening in Denver's visual arts scene: Works are moving off of gallery and museum walls (though we still adore those venues), and into public settings, such as screens and buildings. Look no further than Monkey Town 4, OhHeckYeah (running through...
July 17 2014, 4:03 PM