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Ten Things for Art Lovers to See and Do This Weekend in Denver

Max Kauffman, “Time Is a River,” mixed media on panel.
Max Kauffman, “Time Is a River,” mixed media on panel. Max Kauffman

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click to enlarge Old friends reunite at the Cabal Reunion - CABAL GALLERY
Old friends reunite at the Cabal Reunion
Cabal Gallery
Cabal Reunion Show
Cabal Gallery, 1875 South Broadway
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 10, 6 to 10 p.m.

Most of the rowdy bunch who first ganged up together to open Cabal Gallery four years ago might have drifted away from the co-op-style DIY and art haven over the years, but a few stalwarts from the early days will be back this Saturday for a reunion to celebrate the gallery’s recent near-death experience and last-minute decision to keep it going. Join Jim Norris, Jesse Frazier (aka Faim Worldwide), Vincent Cheap, Mar Williams, Joshua Finley and some surprise special guests for the reception, which will also feature live music by the nerd/punk duo Gort vs Goom.

Michael Sperandeo, "Silvery Subconscious." - MICHAEL SPERANDEO
Michael Sperandeo, "Silvery Subconscious."
Michael Sperandeo
Digital Symbols With Michael Sperandeo
ReCreative Denver, 765 Santa Fe Drive
Saturday, November 10, 1 to 3 p.m.
$20

In conjunction with the Self art exhibit now showing at ReCreative Denver, participating artist Michael Sperandeo will give an interactive talk on the changing role of symbols in digital artwork. Admission is $20 at the door or in advance online at recreativedenver.org.

click to enlarge Andy Warhol, "Soup Can," ca. 1980. Collage on paper with ink on paper. Transfer from the Department of Art, CSU, Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, gift of John and Kimiko Powers. - GREGORY ALLICAR MUSEUM OF ART
Andy Warhol, "Soup Can," ca. 1980. Collage on paper with ink on paper. Transfer from the Department of Art, CSU, Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, gift of John and Kimiko Powers.
Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
Sábado Warhol
Gregory Allicar Museum of Art at Colorado State University, 1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins
Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free

Andy Warhol had a connection with Colorado, especially in Fort Collins, where his 1981 visit to the Colorado State University campus and gift of three signed monumental Campbell’s soup cans left a lasting impression among then-young artists still working in the state today, including photographers John Bonath and Mark Sink. CSU’s Gregory Allicar Museum of Art will bring back memories this weekend by hosting Sábado Warhol, a full day of Warhol-related activities, showcasing a one-day exhibition of Warhol works from the museum collection, interspersed with screenings of the film Warhol at CSU, exhibit tours, a selfie station and more. See a complete schedule at the museum website.

Make bad art and feel good about it with the Denver Public Library and Converge Denver. - DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Make bad art and feel good about it with the Denver Public Library and Converge Denver.
Denver Public Library
Bad Art Night: Because It's In There Waiting to Get Out
Converge Denver, 3327 Brighton Boulevard
Saturday, November 10, 7 to 9 p.m.
Registration required in advance at denverlibrary.org.

Art isn’t for everyone. Just as some dancers have two left feet, some of us simply haven’t graduated from stick figures and coloring books. But that’s okay! Converge Denver and the Denver Public Library are joining forces to make you feel comfortable about being a bad artist, surrounded by others of your kind. In this case, you’ll be tasked with the goal of creating the ugliest artwork you can come up with in hopes of grabbing a prize. All supplies are provided; registration is required in advance (see link above).

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