This weekend, you can survey the art of mourning and found objects, revel in grand strokes of pure color or see what's gone under the radar in the local videography community. For more options, check out Westword's gallery listings; read on for sketches of a few of our favorites.
Dairy Center for the Arts
Susan Wechsler and Laurie Beth Zuckerman, Memory: Loss and Found Claudia Roulier, Needful Things Public Dia de los Muertos Altar Dairy Center for the Arts October 17 through November 4 Opening reception: 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 17
The galleries at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder are hosting a cross-cultural melange of exhibits that will get you in the mood for the Day of the Dead, beginning with an installation by Susan Wechsler and Laurie Beth Zuckerman of found-object and mosaic altars and shrines that meld meld the artists' Jewish heritage with Mexican traditions. Claudia Roulier carries on the assemblage theme with work in the Polly Addison space, and people are invited to bring small mementos of the dead to add to a public Dia de los Muertos altar in the McMahon Gallery.
Michael Warren Contemporary brightens up the fall season with a group exhibit showcasing gallery artists who manipulate sheer color on the canvas in different but complementary ways. As the title Drips Drops Pours & Spins implies, this show celebrates the joy of process as utilized by Raul de la Torre, Quintin Gonzalez, William Loveless and Melanie Rothschild.
Dateline kicks off what promises to become a monthly series Saturday by presenting a program of video artwork submitted by ten artists. The evening can be enjoyed live in the gallery or simultaneously online; it also marks the launch of Dateline's website. Tune in to the site or the Facebook page for details.
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