#48: Jill Hadley Hooper The work of artist/illlustrator Jill Hadley Hooper can be seen nationally in the pages of the New Yorker and the New York Times, but here in Denver, she's just one of us. Hard-working and community-minded, the 2007 Westword MasterMind in the fine arts category helped found ... More >>
Last month, in writing about the now-closed Harmony Hammond show at RedLine, as well as a group show featuring a trio of artists at Michael Warren Contemporary, I noted not only that painting appears to be back as strong as ever, but also that abstract painting in particular is coming on especially ... More >>
#97: Evan Mann Artist Evan Mann's sculptural work seems to grow naturally, in an all-white world of amorphous and organic shapes. Even his drawings appear to have begun in one corner and spread across a surface like snowmelt or multiplying cells, growing an idea. When he throws these shapes into a ... More >>
While First Friday is synonymous with the Art District on Santa Fe for some people, there are events in other districts as well. Here's a selection of happenings tonight -- from the Navajo, Tennyson, River North and, yes, the Santa Fe art districts.
Every picture tells a story, Rod Stewart once said. And he might have been paraphrasing an ancient Chinese proverb, but that's not the point. The point is, every person who views a work of art will undoubtedly experience something different. And while that experience is linked to the power and meani ... More >>
In this week's issue of Westword, art critic Michael Paglia examines three shows, one of which is Not All Borthwicks Were Noblemen, which is being exhibited at the Ironton Studios & Gallery through October 22. Paglia writes: "Though there is an elaborate historical narrative that underlies the piec ... More >>
Walker Fine Art: Mark Penner Howell, "Lotus Soup," acrylic and ink on canvas. If you think Third Friday is an invention of the Art District on Santa Fe, think again. You can give them credit, perhaps, and Santa Fe will be aglow with happenings tonight. But that doesn't explain the profusion ... More >>
This could be you.It's the beginning of August, which also means it's the start of the end of summer. In just a few short months we'll all be hunkering inside complaining about how cold it is, completely forgetting that just a few months prior we were doing the same thing, complaining about h ... More >>
We never ran into Dr. Livingstone last Saturday in the urban jungle, but we did see a lot of art during the district-wide RiNo Art Safari open studio artwalk event, a generous come-on to the public by artists and gallerists into River North Art District. During the space of only a couple of h ... More >>
Ironton Studios and Gallery
This icy show is so cool it's hot.
Our River North artist friend, Grand Old RiNo Tracy Weil, reports that last weekend's RiNo Birthday Celebration and Open House was a great success, despite inhospitable temperatures. Gallery-goer Deborah Elam won the 100-bottle "Wall of Wine" raffle, and a ggod time was had by all. Weil even sent ... More >>
The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative carves out a good time.
D.C. Gallery is turning Japanese, we really think so.
At Petite Patoot, the deals come in small sizes.
Chakaia Booker keeps rolling along.
The early bird gets the bargain
Gifts for Yuletide reach high tide
Bras for the Cause raises money for breast cancer
Video installations come to weilworks
The Tango House helps spread dance fever
The Global Walker returns to Colorado
FIBArk Whitewater churns up thrills
Ben Popken thinks inside the box
Americana explores the currents in our culture
Seeing Queerly unspools provocative fare
NASA astronomer makes sense of the cosmos
The Duke Ellington Orchestra comes to town
Mutts & Models struts its puppy love
Mezcal gets in the flow of Capitol Hill
Knit for the Homeless shows true glove
Brian Setzer and the gang ring those sleigh bells
Costume stores can make fantasies real
Boulder celebrates a soon-to-be-lost colony
Denver Zoo goes ape
Classy hot wheels and cool choppers