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Kaitlin Ziesmer

July 20th, 2019

Kaitlin Ziesmer is a visual artist from Denver. Since 2009, she’s been delighting audiences with playful juxtapositions of people, animals, and iconic characters from her childhood. She’s been featured in dozens of solo and group shows nationwide and abroad. You can see Ziesmer’s latest solo series at Ironton Gallery and Distillery through the end of the month. Check out her website at www.kaitlinziesmer.com  Read More

Next Weekend at Globe Hall

July 20th, 2019

Next weekend is going to be huge for the Denver music scene in general. UMS is going to be insane, but that’s not all that’s going down. Maybe huge festivals aren’t really your jam. Maybe winding your way through ten thousand other concertgoers cramps your style. Totally understandable. If you’re looking to see some live music but avoid the South Broadway mayhem next weekend, Globe Hall has you covered. On Saturday, July 26th, Channel 93.3 presents The Mowgli’s, Petal, and Arms Akimbo on their Summer Vacation Tour. The Mowgli’s began in 2010 in L.A. They hit... Read More

The Underground Music Showcase

July 13th, 2019

The Underground Music Showcase has announced its 2019 lineup! This gargantuan festival takes over South Broadway with hundreds of bands, dozens of venues, and three days of madness. It’s problematic to call any one festival the best, but if you said UMS was the greatest thing to hit Denver each year, I wouldn’t argue too much. It has the biggest lineup by far and showcases as many local indie bands as humanly possible. You know when you ask someone what kinds of music they’re into and they say “everything,” and you’re a little skeptical of the way they casually throw... Read More

Christine Rose Curry

July 12th, 2019
Runoff Pollution

  A Colorado native, Christine Rose Curry is a professional painter & muralist. Her home and studio are in the historic town of Louviers. She has a BFA with painting emphasis from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. To date, she has created several public murals, and her paintings have been shown throughout the Denver area. She’s also an associate member at EDGE Gallery.   Artist statement: Curry’s acrylic paintings engage the viewer with some form of narrative or dark humor by telling a story or conveying a certain message. These narrations range from social,... Read More

Disrupt Festival at Fiddler’s Green

July 6th, 2019

It’s summertime, and festival season is here at last. With Warped Tour doing minimal dates in faraway places, there’s a vacuum in the Denver concert scene. Enter Disrupt Festival, the newest musical venture from Rockstar. Disrupt is bringing the rock bands you’ve loved since high school to 25 cities across North America and promising to fill the void Warped Tour left in our lives. The festival will be held on July 17th at Fiddler’s Green, which is, objectively, much nicer than the parking lot at the Pepsi Center. Music starts at 1:30 with a local band yet to be announced.... Read More

ALEO

July 5th, 2019

ALEO is a painter and muralist based in Denver. He likes to paint his large scale murals freehand, using spray paint instead of brushes. Since 2013 ALEO’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions throughout Colorado, California, Washington, and New Mexico. Keep an eye out for his upcoming shows at Threyda and Mirus this summer. “I enjoy creating visual diagrams with abstract forms,” says Aleo. “By mixing training with intuition, I can create that which could not exist along with that which appears to be from this world. Painting is the ebb and flow of form. Pushing... Read More

Friday Night at the Lion’s Lair

June 22nd, 2019
Mechanize, via Facebook

I don’t know about you, but I love a little metal in my weekend. A cold beer and some face melting guitar solos just make everything seem right with the world. When I see a big bearded dude with a gauged septum ring happily headbanging away in his natural environment, there’s only one word for it: Zen. Lucky for me and everyone else, there’s no shortage of live music in Denver. And if you’re looking for your metal fix next weekend, check out the Lion’s Lair. With its very affordable drinks and authentic Colfax atmosphere, the Lion’s Lair is a go-to for local... Read More

Women in Abstraction

June 15th, 2019
Lola Montejo, System Shutdown. Courtesty of the William Havu Gallery

The William Havu Gallery is one of Denver’s oldest and most well-known contemporary galleries. Over the past four decades they’ve provided a space for creativity to thrive, curating exhibitions with a focus on realism and abstraction. Representing a long list of established and emerging artists, the Havu Gallery is a conduit for regional talent. Their latest series, titled Women in Abstraction, features works from six highly acclaimed artists. This is an all-women’s exhibition, showcasing recent additions to the roster including Lola Montejo, Sheryl Zacharia, and Margaret Pettee-Olsen,... Read More

5×5 at the Abend

June 8th, 2019
Hilary Clarcq, Arch. Courtesy of Abend

Abend Gallery has announced the latest iteration of one of its most popular recurring exhibitions, the 5×5 Project. It started four years ago with a simple idea: a mini show, with small scale paintings done on unframed 5×5 inch panels. Over the years, the idea blossomed into a showcase of epic proportions, with an ever-expanding collection of works. This year’s event features more than 75 participating artists and encompasses a dizzying array of genres, subjects, and techniques. It’s also a big year for debuts at Abend as they welcome 20 new artists. The 5×5 Project invites... Read More

2019 Westword Music Showcase

June 1st, 2019
Lovelytheband, image via instagram

Every year when I get my pass for the Westword Music Showcase, I have to take a deep breath and mentally prepare myself for the musical free-for-all I’m committing to. It’s a barrage of bands with a lineup that could easily last a weekend, unceremoniously crammed into a ten-hour window. The Showcase started in 1995 as a way to put Denver bands on the map, and for the last 25 years it’s been doing just that. The whole event is set up like a scavenger hunt for your favorite bands. Saturday June 29th, the Showcase hits the Golden Triangle with two giant outdoor stages and participating venues... Read More