Five Arty Things to Do This Week Around Denver

Derrick Velasquez solos at Robischon Gallery.
Derrick Velasquez solos at Robischon Gallery. Derrick Velasquez, Facebook

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click to enlarge GILDAR GALLERY
Gildar Gallery
San Escobar
Gildar Gallery
July 21 through August 25
Opening Reception: Friday, July 21, 6 to 10 p.m.

Gildar Gallery’s Sophie Lynn Morris curates an airy vacation-season group show of new works by ten local and national artists. “Art should help humanity,” writes Morris in an exhibition statement. “Everything we can imagine is possible, and artists help make our dreams a reality. Art galleries are their own special paradise, because everyone is invited to participate.” Pack your bags and go on vacation with Morris and crew. Refreshments will be served at the reception.

Pirate: Contemporary Art
Charles Livingston: Quantum
Eric Anderson: Perception(s)
Pirate: Contemporary Art
July 21 through August 6
Opening Reception: Friday, July 21, 6 to 10 p.m.

See how the new Pirate is shaping up in Lakewood as the co-op gets back into its member- and associate-artist exhibition schedule with solos by Charles Livingston and Eric Anderson. Livingston contributes a series of installations combining bicycle inner tubes, video and monoprints; Anderson chimes in with a combination of mixed-media paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints.

click to enlarge VALKARIE GALLERY
Valkarie Gallery
Cheyenne Croy and Aria Fawn, Revivescere
Valkarie Gallery
445 South Saulsbury Street, Belmar, Lakewood
July 22 through August 13
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 22, 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Found objects and imagery from nature will take over Valkarie’s main gallery for Revivescere, a collaborative exhibit between assemblage artist Cheyenne Croy of Atomic Folk Art and Aria Fawn, aka She Paints With Blood, who actually works in watercolor, fiber art and sculpture. Check out the resident artist gallery while you’re there; live music and refreshments will keep you busy at the reception.
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