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Ten Things for Art Lovers to Do Over Memorial Day Weekend in Denver

Shelley Reed, “Kestrel,” oil paint.
Shelley Reed, “Kestrel,” oil paint. Shelley Reed, Visions West Contemporary

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click to enlarge Lisa Kerns takes an abstracted view of the night sky at Pirate: Contemporary Art. - LISA KERNS
Lisa Kerns takes an abstracted view of the night sky at Pirate: Contemporary Art.
Lisa Kerns
Lisa Kerns: New Works
Megan Bray and Eden Hall, Combustion/Harmony
Pirate: Contemporary Art, 7130 West 16th Avenue, Lakewood
May 24 through June 9
Opening Reception: Friday, May 24, 6 to 10 p.m.

Pirate member Lisa Kerns presents new work that abstracts the colors and mood of the night sky in the main gallery, while Megan Bray and Eden Hall exhibit soft sculptures, paintings and more in the associates' space. In the Treasure Chest: Venezuelan abstract painter Onecho.

click to enlarge Hey Hue drops by the Shop at Matter with living art in hypertufa planters by the Fancy Real. - BRUCE PRICE, THE FANCY REAL.
Hey Hue drops by the Shop at Matter with living art in hypertufa planters by the Fancy Real.
Bruce Price, the Fancy Real.
Hey Hue Art Pop-Up
Shop at Matter, 2134 Market Street
Saturday, May 25, noon to 5 p.m.

The Hey Hue art truck, an affordable-art gallery on wheels, will stop at Matter for a spectacular sale of garden-ready hypertufa succulent planters made from scratch by Denver artist Bruce Price, who sells the ecologically sound mini-gardens under the Fancy Real moniker. Put some art in your garden, and pray it’s done snowing in Denver for the season.

click to enlarge Visit the "Primordial Playground" with performance artist Jared David Paul Anderson. - COURTESY OF LEON GALLERY
Visit the "Primordial Playground" with performance artist Jared David Paul Anderson.
Courtesy of Leon Gallery
Empirical Imperatives Performance Art Series
Jared David Paul Anderson: The Primordial Playground
Leon Gallery, 1112 East 17th Avenue
Saturday, May 25, 7 to 10 p.m.

Leon’s Empirical Imperatives series continues over Memorial Day weekend with Jared David Paul Anderson’s The Primordial Playground, a movable feast of performance art that’s previously gone down in a cave and in an alley. In an actual gallery setting, Anderson will break art down into its most primal form of expression — but we can’t tell you how he’s going to do it. The beauty of performance art is that you never know what you’ll get until it’s screaming in your ear.

Human Cluster Project Art House Shuffle ACT II
1119 Corona Street
Sunday, May 26, 2 to 10 p.m.

This DIY house party mixes visual art, fashion, spoken word and live music in an interactive, be-here-now atmosphere. Find the full lineup on the Facebook event page.


click to enlarge Have a last look at Mai Wyn fine Art's Spring Group Show during the Art of Brunch in the Art District on Santa Fe. - MAI WYN FINE ART
Have a last look at Mai Wyn fine Art's Spring Group Show during the Art of Brunch in the Art District on Santa Fe.
Mai Wyn Fine Art
The Art of Brunch: May Edition
Art District on Santa Fe
Sunday, May 26, 2019, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you’re not slogging through the woods, catching a game of sporty ball or festing it up with thousands of people you’ve never met over Memorial Day weekend, how about brunch? Discover participating galleries and businesses in the Art District on Santa Fe’s last Art of Brunch Sunday of spring (it'll be back in the fall), with brunch bites at every stop among more than twenty participating locations. Yes, it’s free!

Interested in having your event appear in this calendar? Send the details to [email protected]. For more events this weekend, see our 21 Best Things to Do in Denver.
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