As Denver seems to be in a design-savvy upsweep, sparked by the Denver Art Museum expansion, First Friday mania and other artsy turns in the civic road, Cain decided the time was right for the Denver Modernism Show, which debuts this weekend at the Capsule Art & Event Center, 560 Santa Fe Drive, an outré location she feels fits the event like a pimento in an olive.
I wanted to make the point that modern design is art, Cain says of the expos art-district locale, where some thirty vendors will display retro, pop, art deco and modernist artworks and objects, furniture, pottery, glassware and the whole mid-century shebang. Denver has never seen a collection like this in one spot. People who have been stashing their treasures for years are bringing them out for the show, she promises.
Denver Modernism kicks off tonight with a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. (admission is $10 at the door) and continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow ($5 at the door); go to www.denvermodernism.com for details.
Fri., Aug. 24, 5-7 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.