In a town with such an active co-op and alternative art scene, you don't want to limit your gallery adventures to First Fridays -- because you'd miss out on a lot of great art, including shows opening this weekend. Keep reading for a trio of exhibits worth seeing. See also: A Recognizable Disguise
As a poet, Hoa Nguyen writes concise, lyrical poetry that mimics the quality of music, reflecting on grand themes of planetary grief and experiencing the numinous. Her other pursuit, as a reader of tarot cards, deals in many of the same archetypes and patterns. Nguyen will be in town Saturday for a ... More >>
Now in its 18th year, Artopia is a signature event showcasing a wide array of Denver's music, art, performance, food and more. At several venues along Broadway this Saturday, February 23, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., dozens of the city's cultural components will come together as they share their creative ... More >>
#89: Kym Bloom Working with resin, photography, digital mediums and candy, Kym Bloom's work is a striking and unique take on pop art. A member of Zip 37 and co-owner of Kanon Collective, Bloom is also an integral to the creative community as both an artist and a supporter of others. In advance of h ... More >>
A crush of holiday markets will divide and multiply over the next two weeks, giving proof to the notion that Colorado is a hotbed of talented crafters, artists and creatives. Only a bona fide Scrooge couldn't find a place to shop on the list below. And you're likely to want to hit them all over the ... More >>
Though Dia de los Muertos is officially November 2, this Saturday's Day of the Dead Artist Trading Card Workshop should provide some good preparation. From 12:30 to 4 p.m., galleries in the Navajo Street Art District are inviting artists of all kinds to create miniature pieces of work in the theme o ... More >>
Do you like your art small? If so, VSA Arts/Access Gallery is the place to be this Friday night, when works less than a foot square will be available for purchase at a 99 Pieces of Art on the Wall fundraiser. The art is not just all over the wall, but all over the place: Some is by teachers and some ... More >>
Art can be funny -- sometimes inadvertently -- but rarely do we see a show pointedly dedicated to funny art. But Art You Can Laugh At, curated by Eric Matelski and opening today at MacSpa, is an exhibit that revels in silliness: Its sole purpose is to make us guffaw and hiccup, laugh until we cry, a ... More >>
ZIP POP! at Zip 37 provides a scope into the phenomena of pop culture, and how art plays into the societal dialogue between humans and the world they create for themselves. Dana Cain, who juried the groups show, explains that pop art delves into the concept that "everything is art" by examining how ... More >>
While most art galleries in town do all they can to promote themselves, some of them provide back room spaces, which are not advertised as often and usually feature the work of up-and-coming or associate-member work. This weekend is closing weekend for many shows, as galleries gear up for next week' ... More >>
Artist Kym Bloom takes playing with her food to the next level by making art out of Peeps, Chicklets, candy hearts and Jolly Ranchers (among other candies). Bloom melts the candies with a butane torch, molds the melted forms together on a surface and finally coats the piece in resin -- a technique s ... More >>
Scenes from the 2011 Denver County Fair.It's not too early to make plans for the second annual Denver County Fair -- which has been moved to the second weekend in August, starting on Friday, August 10 and running through Sunday, August 12, with extended hours. "We won't be up against the Dra ... More >>
Dana Cain is the lady with her thumb in a million pies: The local maestra of event-planning throws several well-attended collectors expos, art shows, parties, chocolate fests each year. Her latest -- and biggest -- project is next summer's Denver County Fair. But Dana is also an avid art coll ... More >>
Matt Feeney and Harrison Nealey have a new way for artists to stick it to the city.
Denver is buzzing with interesting, worthwhile shows.