First Friday in the dead of summer: What better time could there possibly be to get out and take in some art and socializing? Get our picks from around town after the jump.
Art District on Santa Fe The big news on Santa Fe tonight is a concerted Andy Warhol Birthday Celebration up and down the street: Highlights include the Warholove group show at Niza Knoll, 915 Santa Fe Drive and a canned soup drive and photo booth at CORE New Art Space, 900 Santa Fe Drive. But there's much more, including an after-party; get all the info at www.danacain.com. Also on Santa Fe, the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council will unveil the group show Cada Mente es un Mundo (Every Mind Is a World), which includes a life-sized Death Cart installation (6 to 9 p.m. at 772 Santa Fe Drive; see www.chacweb.org. Co-ops CORE New Art Space and Spark Gallery are also both hosting openings tonight. Details at www.artdistrictonsantafe.com.
River North Art District
Tonight in RiNo, Hinterland (at 3254 Walnut Street) debuts Deerpark, a new show of paintings and photographs by Monique Crine; Theresa Anderson's installation Expelling Diamonds (And Demons) opens at Ironton (3636 Chestnut Place) with a special appearance by Itchy-O providing the entertainment. Darwin was Right and Exxon Helped: Cautionary Ceramic Tales of End Times, a show of new works by ceramic artists Marko Fields, kicks off at Plinth Gallery, 3520 Brighton Boulevard. It's also a last opportunity to catch Sunny Soo park's exhibit at the Dry Ice Factory's Ice Cube Gallery, 3320 Walnut Street, before it closes tomorrow. And at Green Spaces Colorado, 1368 26th Street, gallery-goers can switch gears a bit for a RiNo First Friday Pop-up Market with local wares from 7 to 10 p.m. See www.rivernorthart.com for maps and information.
A new self-titled show by Heidi Jung opens tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at sellarsprojectspace (4383 Tennyson Street); Jung will getting into the Andy Warhol birthday spirit by giving away some of her Warhol-inspired shoe works on paper. Bring a canned food donation for Food Bank of the Rockies and you'll be entered in a drawing. Nice work if you can get it!
Golden Triangle/South Broadway
Photography buffs won't want to miss twin shows by Todd Webb and Ernest Knee, opening tonight at Camera Obscura Gallery (1309 Bannock Street). And down on South Broadway, indy neighbors Illiterate (82 S. Broadway) and INDYINK (84 S. Broadway) will both be hosting receptions. At the former, Down with the Sickness Too, a group show juried by Travis Egedy of Rhinoceropolis, will be featured; INDYINK also has put up a new group show, None Other, this one curated by Thinkmule and Melanie Pruitt. Hit the SoBo beat from 7 to 11 p.m.
Navajo Art District
Of note on Navajo: It's the last night to look over Edgebay, an exhibit of Edge Gallery member works that will be auctioned off at tomorrow's bidding party (Edge Gallery, 3658 Navajo St.). and across the street at NEXT Gallery (3659 Navajo Street) Lori Kanary is showing her unique Silly Putty works in Specimen 2.
For more gallery events about town see Westword's gallery listings.