When Lauri Lynnxe Murphy opened Capsule Gallery and Event Center at 560 Santa Fe Drive in 2004, it was one artist's gift to the Denver community: a place to show, sell and make art. Unfortunately, the evil forces of real-estate development will soon knock down and pave over Murphy's beloved venue, and she'll move back to a private studio and her life as a full-time artist.
Join Murphy for one last hurrah during Capsule's Goodbye Party and Yard Sale from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. She'll screen a slide show of Capsule highlights, and several special guests from the community will be on hand to say farewell to one of the art district's biggest boosters.
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Reflecting on the loss of Capsule, Murphy says, "Denver history is littered with corpses of cool businesses, and it makes Denver a less cool place every time that happens. It's sad that the real estate is worth more than the community." Visit www.myspace.com/capsulegallery or call 303-623-3460.
Fri., Jan. 4, 6-10 p.m., 2008