It's ironic that nearly all the businesses mentioned when we named Tennyson Street the best neighborhood shopping district in 2011 have left the block or closed their doors (see the link below), including some that were strangled by prolonged street construction in the heart of the district. But now ... More >>
#86: Marie EvB Gibbons
Clay artist Marie Gibbons is all about community, and it shows in nearly every move she makes as an artist. Her dedication is not confined to the artist community with which she loves to connect; she's also a firm believer in the idea that there's an artist inside everyone ju ... More >>
#90: Eric Matelski
Much more than just a curator, Eric Matelski is a supporter, advocate and all-around positive public relations man for artists all over Colorado -- which made him an obvious choice for Westword's 2010 MasterMind award. But the self-proclaimed "art pimp" is also an accomplished art ... More >>
Autumn means crunchy leaves and golden sunshine, frosty mornings and the annual Fall Studio Sale at the EvB Studio storefront that clay artist Marie Gibbons calls her home away from home. And it's all good, especially the sale, which begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday.
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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 >>
Down to your last $10? Rather than spend it on something boring like food or your electricity bill, do something fun with that Hamilton. September is just a week away, but there are still plenty of ways to get out and have some inexpensive summer fun. From a Fiesta Cookout to comedy festivals with b ... More >>
Work by Marie Gibbons, EvB Studios.Denver is full of amazing artistic visionaries who are changing the cultural landscape of metro Denver. And each year for the past seven years, we've been awarding five of these creative geniuses with MasterMind awards. Members of each class of MasterMinds h ... More >>
Yesterday, Show and Tell asked readers to weigh in on the nine questions on the table for three creative artists/entrepreneurs -- Lonnie Hanzon, Jimmy Sellars, and Marie Gibbons -- on the panel for last night's EatART panel at Fresh City Life.
I was the moderator, and the conversation turned ... More >>
While you might want to spend your day pulling pranks on your coworkers, that doesn't mean you don't still have a full weekend ahead of you. It's okay if you spent all your money on whoopee cushions (we did), because since its First Friday, there are tons of events to hit up on the che ... More >>
"Still Life with Pear" by Daniel Sprick, $9,000What's a secondary art market? It's a sale of works that have been sold before and are back on the market. The advantage of buying these pre-owned works, from the collector's point of view, is the clear picture it gives for a work's resale value ... More >>
Mark Penner Howell, "Broadcast," Acrylic and India ink on canvas.
There's no time like the present. It's time to get gallery-hopping, and the first First Friday of the year has plenty to offer. Such as:
Before October, I don't think I'd touched a lump of clay for at least thirty years. When I was in high school, I was lucky enough to take ceramics from the great local wood-fired pottery guru Mark Zamantakis, and that romp in the clay was delicious; though I couldn't throw a pot worth a damn, ... More >>
At Niza Knoll Gallery on Santa Fe Drive.No one in their right mind would normally try to hit four art walks all in one night, but last Friday wasn't any old First Friday, it was Denver Arts Week's Know Your Arts First Friday and, courtesy of Visit Denver flak Rich Grant, I got to do it in sty ... More >>
Drew Englander, Illiterate GalleryWhy is this First Friday different from all other First Fridays? In most ways, it isn't, and that's the real beauty of it. But it is Denver Arts Week's Know Your Arts First Friday Arts Walk, meaning the monthly evening art walk event in arts districts all ove ... More >>