Art doesn't go on vacation or take three-day weekends, and this weekend's bounty proves it. Here are a few shows -- big, small, serious and not so serious -- to check out while you're kicking back. See also: Stephen Batura, Stream, Ironton Gallery
In the thirty-plus years that Pirate Contemporary Art has been part of the Denver arts landscape, dozens of member artists have marched in and out of the trail-blazing cooperative's doors. Every once in a while, they come back. See also: - My first art purchase: a Louis Recchia piece from Pirate w ... More >>
One reason we return to Facebook again and again is to look at the pictures --and to share them, too. But when artists join in that endlessly unfolding online scrapbook, things really start to get interesting. Following are some of our favorite FB portraits of Colorado artists. See also: - Denver T ... More >>
Yeah, the world might end tonight. But just in case it doesn't, hold onto some of your cash, rather than ending up like one of Harold Camping's followers. Because there will be plenty of ways to spend it this weekend in Denver, where bargain activities include skating at a roller disco, dancing away ... More >>
Not all art has to have meaning. Some of it is made just for the hell of it, because it's fun to make art -- and sometimes that art ends up being beautiful. Or not. Munny shows tend to fall into this second category, just because it's cool to see what people end up with when they take brushes or bea ... More >>
Ukulele Loki knows a thing or two about what makes a freakshow a freakshow. He's been active in the circus and sideshow arts (yes, that is a thing) for years, honing his craft as a "talented talker" (or what the squares might call a barker, a term he rejects as vulgar) and delving into the history a ... More >>
The Arvada Center galleries will greet the summer with a cheerful set of shows, Faces, Places & Spaces, which open in unison tonight with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. and remain on view through August 26. Two artist nights, each with a panel discussion and meet-and-greet, are also scheduled on June ... More >>
I never make resolutions or even expect to be able to stick to one; it's my nature to veer, day-to-day, with the winds and the waves. If I'm hungry, I eat. If I want to be alone, I cocoon. That's just me, but I'm not at all against the idea of others making and keeping their own. So because I'm nosy ... More >>
Penney Bidwell's great-grandmother, Viola the tattooed lady. The story behind the group show Carnivalesque, on view at the Niza Knoll Gallery since September, isn't always bright and happy, as organizer and participant Penney Bidwell knows all too well. She comes from a family of carnies that ... More >>
Susan Collard, "Great Cities." Books, says Alicia Bailey of Abecedarian Gallery, are by nature interactive, so it's ironic that the often delicate handmade books she usually exhibits can't be handled too much. But when the two small shows Interactive Artifact and Music Bo(o)x open tonight wit ... More >>
Artist Tim Flynns childhood dream comes to life.
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