New exhibitions include an exploration of Chicano activism in art at the Center for Visual Art and a roomful of art, some of it created on site at Access Gallery, by a disabled artist with powerful messages (see below). The weekend will also see the introduction of a new lowbrow temple on Colfax, fine art on Santa Fe and an interdisciplinary exchange down the road in Louisville. Keep reading for a look at what's on display around Denver.
Masks & Mischief Love Gallery, August 15 and16 Opening reception: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, August 15
Lowbrow-art fans, rejoice! Michael Benninghoven will reopen his Love Gallery in a new location on the East Colfax drag with a weekend show of new works from Ten Hundred, Wey Mnky and Zachary Kuhlman. Celebrate the street!
Third Friday at the Gallery Michael Warren Contemporary 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 15
Third Friday in the Art District on Santa Fe is an opportunity to catch up on district shows in a slightly less frenetic atmosphere than the one you'll find there on First Fridays. Michael Warren Contemporary's Introductions II: A Closer Look opened earlier in August; the elegant new gallery's second show singles out eight artists from its prestigious stable, and runs through September 6.
Poems, meet Art. And vice versa. This one-night presentation will reveal the results of a chain-reaction experiment for which eight artists collaborated with eight poets in a kind of multidisciplinary, exquisite-corpse exercise. The poems and artworks passed back and forth anonymously, one by one, to inspire new examples of each; tonight everyone -- even the artists and poets -- will witness the project's denouement for the first time. An after-party with live music follows, proceeds benefit the Louisville Cultural Council.
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