Summer is unofficially here, even in the art world, where you can hang out and drink beer with yarn-bombers, take a Front Range road trip, browse a garage sale, rabble-rouse with a hopeful politician or take a tour to support Lakewood’s artist and gallery communities, heal yourself with singing bowls and yoga or just continue to see great art, as you do all year ’round. Here’s what's happening:
Walker Fine Art, 300-A West 11th Avenue
May 31 through July 13
Opening reception: Friday, May 31, 5 to 9 p.m.
Art meets science in startling ways in this latest group exhibit at Walker Fine Arts, where digital art and natural forms collide in interactive video and prints, plastic ephemera floats through photographs, wood sculpture follows the path of growing pyrite crystals and more.
Andrea Gordon, Balls to the Wall...and Octopus
Susan Hazaleus, electronic and digital works
Tracey Russell, paintings
Scott Hawn, sculpture, in the Annex
Core New Art Space, 900 Santa Fe Drive
May 30 through June 16
Opening reception: Friday, May 31, 5 to 9 p.m.
In the main gallery at Core, Andrea Gordon rolls out sculptural spheres in ceramic and papier-mâché, Susan Hazaleus reinterprets experience in electronic and digital artworks, and Tracey Russell presents new abstract paintings, while Scott Hawn shows ceramic sculpture in the Annex.
Heal: An Invitation to HEAL, final event
Eldorado Springs Art Center, 8 Chesebro Way, Eldorado Springs
Friday, May 31, 5 to 10 p.m.
The Month of Photography group show Heal: An Invitation to HEAL, curated by photographer Dona Laurita, comes to an end with a meditative event in a scenic setting at the Eldorado Springs Art Center, one of the three venues that supported the exhibition. The evening begins with a Tibetan singing bowl performance, followed by a restorative yoga class led by Julia Horn, and finishes up with live music under the stars, weather permitting. Down a $5 bowl from the food bar in between.
In Conversation With Albus Brooks
JuiceBox Art Space, 3006A Larimer Street
Friday, May 31, 5 to 7 p.m.
JuiceBox, just as much a community space for artists as it is a gallery, will welcome District 9 City Councilman Albus Brooks for some hard talk about reforms his artist constituency would like to see manifested in the neighborhood he oversees, should he be re-elected on June 4. Given that his district, which includes RiNo, is in flux, the conversation might be heated.
Gaia Orr, My Cup Runneth Over the Edge
Miriam Dubinsky, Zoom Shift!
Dateline, 3004 Larimer Street
June 1 through 30
Opening reception: Friday, June 1, 6 to 11 p.m.
Dateline unveils a fun pair of shows, including recent MSU Denver graduate Gaia Orr’s conceptual work surrounding the significance of a champagne toast and, in the new project room, Miriam Dubinsky debuts a collection of bright, shiny pop-arty paintings and a hand-printed limited-edition book.
Inward: David Grossmann
Gallery 1261, 1412 Wazee Street
June 1 through 29
Opening reception: Saturday, June 1, 6 to 8 p.m.
David Grossman’s minimal, introspective paintings intimate both inner and outer landscapes, with peaceful connotations, in this solo exhibition. Take a break from the rat race and stroll through his dreamy show.
The Art Garage Sale
Pasternack's Art Hub, 6851 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood
Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
It’s garage sale season, and the denizens of the 40 West Arts District and Pasternack's Art Hub in Lakewood are getting in the game. Join artists from Next Gallery, Kanon Collective, Pirate: Contemporary Art and others in the courtyard at Pasternack’s to shop cut-rate art, art supplies and other random studio gear over the weekend. Support your local artists!
2019 Artists in Residences Studio Tour
Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Here’s a companion event to tie in with a visit to Pasternack’s: The self-guided annual Artist in Residences tour makes stops at Lakewood-based artist studios during the same time frame. See what Vera Anderson, Suzie Langston White, Stefan Geissbühler, Sharon Frenzen, Jill Quillian, Carrie MaKenna, Craig Rouse, Leslie Anne Knowles Bitgood, Barbara Sweeney and Annette Sapp are up to in their natural environs; pick up a map in person at the Lakewood Cultural Center, Belmar Block 7 or 40 West Arts District, or copy from the Facebook event page.
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LFS Open Studio and Beer Tasting High Five Hangout
Lumenati, 3839 Jackson Street
Saturday, June 1, 1 to 4 p.m.
Help the Ladies Fancywork Society celebrate its fab new studio at Lumenati, as well as its recent beer collaboration with New Belgium Brewing. The local yarn-bombing empresses will be leading guided tours inside and drinking beer outside throughout the afternoon. Park on the street and enter through the far garage doors.
Gilpin County Arts Association 72nd Annual Juried Show
Gilpin Arts in Central City, Washington Hall, 117 Eureka Street, Central City
June 1 through August 2
Opening reception: Saturday, June 1, 5 to 8 p.m.
Not the gambling sort? The Gilpin County Arts Association’s annual show is a representational feast with a long history and the distinction of being the longest-running regional juried art exhibit in Colorado — and a great reason to drive up to Central City to see the sights. And the art, of course. The show is juried by Colorado artists Bebe Alexander, Steve Griggs, Susan Hyer and Mark Sink.