It's not hard to fall under the spell of that psychedelic poster show currently wrecking the walls at the Denver Art Museum. The Victor Moscosos alone brought me to my knees, they're so trippy, but let's not belittle the rest of the artists on display there, including Stanley Mouse who, with fellow poster-genius Alton Kelley, created that beautiful Jim Kweskin/Big Brother Mucha rip-off in blazing orange and magenta and an iconic Grateful Dead skull and roses poster, among other classic images.
Can't get enough? Then stroll a block or so south of the museum and set your sights on Michele Mosko Fine Art, 136 W. 12th Avenue, where Art Rocks!, a perfect companion to the DAM's The Psychedelic Experience featuring original artwork by Stanley Mouse and vintage '60s rock photography by Amalie R. Rothchild, opens tonight with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Mouse himself will be at the gallery; make an evening of it by stopping in before or after Psychedelic Experience curator Darrin Alfred offers a behind-the-scenes look into the museum exhibit, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the DAM, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, as part of an ongoing Conversation Lounge Series. Call 720-913-0059 for reservations.
Art Rocks! continues at Michele Mosko Fine Art through August 1; a separate reception with Rothchild is planned for a date in July. Go to www.michelemoskofineart.com or call 303-534-5433 for information.
May 6-Aug. 1, 2009