October 20 / 17
Hey Friday! Sooo good to know that the weekend is near. This month we’re in Denver, Colorado. Lots of great and interesting things to do in the Mile High City. Thanks to denver.org, you can get a look at the activities you can do.
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MUST SEE EXHIBITIONS IN DENVER
Ends Oct. 22, 2017
Explore contemporary life in the American West through the eyes of 13 Latino artists. The Denver Art Museum presents artwork by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin).
Ends Feb. 11, 2018
This exhibition, which will be held at History Colorado Center, features 50 pieces from the collections of History Colorado and the Denver Art Museum’s Petrie Institute of Western American Art. Come see landscape paintings by Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington bronze sculptures, ancestral Puebloan pottery, American Indian artifacts, Civil War relics, saddles, Rockmount clothing and a chuck wagon.
Oct. 22, 2017–Jan. 14, 2018
The late 1800s were still a restrictive time for women, including female artists. The Denver Art Museum‘s Her Paris showcases more than 80 paintings by nearly 40 women artists from across Europe and America who moved to Paris to pursue their artistic ambitions despite the societal challenges.
Nov. 3–11, 2017
Denver Arts Week — an annual celebration of The Mile High City’s creative culture — takes place in museums, art galleries, theaters and concert halls across seven neighborhood art districts. It also includes the popular Free Night At The Museums, where several of the city’s greatest museums stay open late and waive their usual fees, including the Clyfford Still Museum, Denver Art Museum, Molly Brown House Museum and more.
DENVER ARTS DISTRICT
The First Friday of every month, all seven districts hold art walks, which are open to the public.
Tennyson Street Cultural District
Arts on Belmar
40 West Arts
WHEN: Oct. 13–Nov. 19, 2017
WHERE: Ricketson Theatre
DENVER STREET ART
“Love This City,” by Pat Milbery.
River North Art District
Three to See:
“Reverberations” – Trippy, concentric circles comprised of geometric patterns overtake an otherworldly landscape in this pulsating piece by Damon Soule and Justin Lovato. Find it on the east side of Larimer, between 25th and 26th streets.
“Larimer Boy and Girl” – Artist Jeremy Burns’ clever use of a building’s extruding fins means you can only observe the complete image by walking toward it from a distance. Go one way and you’ll see a boy with a surprised expression; go the other to see a melancholy girl. It’s located at 27th and Larimer.
2668 Walnut St. – Vyal One tackled a massive project when he adorned the entire building at 27th and Walnut in hallucinogenic orbs and eyeballs. The result is electric.
Three to See:
“Oh Snap” – Robin Munro’s more-vivid-than-life portrayal of a startled, green-eyed, purple-haired woman wearing a gas mask is just one of several works that transformed an old car wash into an outdoor gallery at Williams Street and East Colfax Avenue.
“Walmart Girl” – Smiley faces replace the heads on a row of nude, arms-bearing women in this bold statement by Ark Artiste. It, too, is part of the 30-artist installation at Williams and Colfax.
ABend Gallery Mural – The gallery, commissioned Anthony Garcia and Caleb Hahne, features a transfixing image of blindfolded and closed-eye faces fragmented by lines and bursts of color. See it at York and Colfax.
There are no music festivals for now, but check www.denver.org to see more of what this gem of the west has in store.
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