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Music and Art Scene: William Havu Gallery

October 13th, 2018
William Havu Gallery

The William Havu gallery has an extensive history and an artist list to match. Over the last 45 years they’ve represented hundreds of artists specializing in post modernism and abstraction. While they have hosted a number of notable emerging artists, the majority are fairly well established, mid-career professionals from Colorado and the Southwest. William Havu initially opened his namesake gallery in Aspen in the early 70’s. His art background is extensive, and he seems like quite the character. In interviews he mentions playing drums with Hendrix and befriending Hunter S. Thompson. Havu moved... Read More

Shred Fest – Saturday, October 6th

October 4th, 2018
Shred Fest

Shred fest is here with its inaugural and soon to be annual rail jam/beer fest/concert extravaganza. Presented by POW (Protect Our Winters), Shred Fest is a huge event to raise awareness and combat climate change, so we can all keep doing the winter activities we love. It’s also a great opportunity to enjoy some live music, sip a few beers, sample some food truck cuisine, and of course, there’s the rail jam. Shred Fest will take place on Saturday, October 6th starting at 2 p.m. The rail jam will be at Ruby Hill Park, 1200 W. Florida Avenue in Denver. I’m not allowed to enter rail jams in... Read More

GLDN – A DIY Art Gallery and Music Venue in Golden – First Show Oct 12th

September 29th, 2018
GLDN_ Golden Mill

The historic and much loved Golden Mill recently relocated and the building became available. We’re all bummed to see it go after so many years. They will be missed by the entire community. Typically, you would expect an apartment building (with scenic river and mountain views) to start germinating within ten minutes of a FOR RENT sign going up in the window. Just a small sprout at first, with barely visible balconies budding at the top and deep roots breaking ground for the off-street, heated, underground parking garage (one space per tenant with a nominal annual fee). This time though, something... Read More

Grace Gallery – Local Artists Presented in a Unique Space

September 22nd, 2018
Grace Gallery_Patrick Call

On the corner of 9th and Santa Fe, there’s an old two -story house with a small garden, and a fountain out back. For the past fifteen years this has been the home of Grace gallery and Neo Studio. From the outside it seems deceptively small, but the inside is packed with all kinds of paintings and sculptures from dozens of artists. They feature locals, international artists, even work from inmates at Colorado prisons. The diversity they foster brings Grace a huge selection covering nearly every style imaginable. You’ll see surrealism, classical nudes, landscapes, steam punk sculptures, painted... Read More

Marafiki live on Friday, September 21st

September 15th, 2018
Marafiki

Band interviews are always fun because they give you a peek behind the curtain, literally and figuratively. You get a chance to talk to musicians and see how they feel about their work. You hear about what kinds of things inspire the songs you like, and the process that goes into making them. Recently I was lucky enough to sit down with some of the guys from Marafiki to talk about their progression into the wonderful world of music. Marafiki is a quartet, with Nathan Perkins and Maverick Corley on Guitar, James Medina on percussion, and Wesley Hughes on bass. They all switch off on vocals so there’s... Read More

Three Kings Tavern – a live-rock bar in Denver

September 9th, 2018
Three Kings Tavern

Three Kings Tavern is a Baker neighborhood classic and a second home to many. It sprang from the literal ashes of the Cherry Pit (RIP) at 60 South Broadway in 2006. Since then they’ve been dishing out live music and cheap drinks to beloved patrons. It was originally opened by three friends and concert promoters with the shared goal to treat everyone like a rockstar. They do a pretty great job. It’s become a go-to for local bands, comedians, burlesque dancers, and kindred spirits from all walks of life. The stage is open to all kinds of music, but mostly rock bands. They get some fairly big... Read More

Plinth Gallery

September 1st, 2018
Plinth Gallery_Gibsh

A lot of galleries have a tendency to lean towards paintings in their exhibits. Don’t get me wrong, I love paintings(really) and wish I could adopt them all, but I feel like they could share some of that time in the spotlight with other kinds of art. Sculptures in particular tend to be underrepresented. That’s one of the reasons I was drawn to Plinth Gallery in RiNo. Located at 3250 Brighton Blvd, they give some well-deserved attention to sculptors, specializing in contemporary ceramic works. If the word ceramics brings back memories of high school and hours spent making ashtrays and lopsided... Read More

Space Gallery

August 25th, 2018
Anthony Falcetta_Space Gallery

Space Gallery sits on the southern end of the art district, at 400 Santa Fe Drive. Specializing in abstract and contemporary art, they offer compelling exhibits on a rotating basis. They feature artists with an emphasis on innovative media and experimental surface techniques. Their repertoire includes paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography, printworks and more. They bring in big names from all over the world, while still showcasing quite a few local artists at all stages of their careers. Currently showing is an exhibit called Hard Lines: An Exploration of Geometry. This is a group show with... Read More

Head Room Sessions

August 18th, 2018
Head Room Sessions

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. In fact, it’s probably Denver’s best kept(musical) secret. There’s these things called Head Room Sessions. Once a month, musicians and music lovers duck into a small opening between two buildings off Santa Fe. They follow a narrow walkway illuminated by Christmas lights and upbeat spirits, to a brick building with a blue wall and a white door, the entrance to ReCreative. It’s a really awesome art gallery, and they’re gracious enough to provide space for these intimate live recordings. Head Room Sessions are really special events showcasing... Read More

Helikon

August 11th, 2018
Helikon Gallery

Someone asked me recently what my favorite gallery was. I know, absurd. How could anybody pick one? It’s like trying to choose your favorite song, the best flavor of ice cream, or your preferred superpower. Every time one comes to mind, three more steps into the spotlight. It would have to be something imaginary. A skyscraper sized gallery with the first 30 floors full of emerging artists, 30 more of the greats, and then Meow Wolf straight up into the clouds, with a rotating stage that doubled as an elevator. On the bright side, even if Dr. Seuss doesn’t turn up reanimated and architecturally... Read More