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Max Coleman

December 7th, 2019

Max Coleman is a graphic artist whose work both uplifts and challenges the traditional concept of beauty. Born in Connecticut and graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015, Max’s work takes elements and techniques of centuries past and applies them towards the modern day mediums of digital illustration and street art. Through the vehicle of his “SUN Lives Long” campaign, his murals and prints have taken an active stance towards promoting equality and awareness for the creatures of earth, as well as imparting a sense of kinship towards the planet. Fueling these themes... Read More

Next Saturday at Your Mom’s House

December 7th, 2019

Your Mom’s House is a rad little bar smack dab in the middle of Cap Hill. The independently owned and operated venue has live music most nights from a variety of touring and local bands. Housed inside the remnants of Snake Pit, Pearl’s, and Beauty Bar, they’ve traded the dryer chairs for stage lights and some awesome artwork. It’s a great spot to see intimate shows and enjoy some cheap drinks. Next Saturday, the 14th, Your Mom’s House welcomes Space Bacon, with special guests MoonRadish, Mr. Specific, and Slidewok. Space Bacon is a four man jam band coming out of Brooklyn,... Read More

Lisa Garrison

November 23rd, 2019

Lisa Garrison is an award winning self-taught artist from Littleton, Colorado. She began painting in 2009 while living in Illinois, focusing on realistic watercolors. Her watercolor paintings are created with glazes, bringing out the reflection and contrast of light and shadow. Lisa is passionate about teaching and demystifying the unpredictability of watercolor. As a data analyst by trade, she is very detail oriented and equally left-brain/right-brain. Watercolor is a fluid medium that can be difficult to control and adjust. She enjoys teaching the planning and forethought that realistic watercolor... Read More

Barbara Baer, Gary Manuel, and Rob Watt at Spark

November 23rd, 2019

Spark Gallery has long been a place to find cutting edge contemporary art from a diverse group of local artists. Their exhibitions feature works in sculpture, drawing, painting, collage, found objects, installation, and much more. Opened in 1979, Spark is Denver’s oldest artist-owned cooperative gallery. They host rotating shows from members and guest artists, typically displaying three shows at a time. Currently on display are new works from Barbara Baer, Gary Manuel, and Rob Watt.     Barbara Baer is an installation artist and a resident member at Spark. She holds a BFA from... Read More

Gabrielle Shannon

November 16th, 2019

Gabrielle Shannon was fortunate to have grown up in New York in a very artistic environment. She started her early art training at The Art Students’ League in New York, followed by Grove Arts in California and SVA in New York. In 1994, she co-founded Urban Desires, the first online art and culture magazine. Urban Desires was widely acclaimed worldwide and allowed her to explore and influence art in its many forms. During this time, Shannon exhibited and curated at New York galleries including The Elga Wimmer Gallery, Thompson Street Gallery, and The Manhattan Children’s Museum. She... Read More

Wasteland Hop, The Dollhouse Thieves, and Solsatellite at Lost Lake Lounge

November 16th, 2019

Lost Lake Lounge is a laid back, no frills bar on the beautiful and historic East Colfax Avenue. It’s a local favorite for good reason, and an awesome place to get a drink or see some live music. They host a variety of local and touring acts from pretty much every genre except karaoke. Next Friday, the 22nd, Lost Lake welcomes Wasteland Hop, The Dollhouse Thieves, and Solsatellite. All of these bands are made up of genre bending pioneers, bearded poets turned rappers, and musical magicians that play all of the instruments in Rockley’s and some of the ones they have to special order... Read More

Kristina Davies

November 9th, 2019

A Colorado native, Kristina studied art at the University of Colorado, Boulder, graduating with a BA in sociology. She went on to study art in the MFA program at San Diego State before eventually opting to focus on earning her education degree and K-12 teaching certificate, pursuing a career in education. She earned her master of education degree in integrating teaching through the arts from Lesley University, which combined her two passions, art and education. Working as an educator for 25 years in the Cherry Creek School District, Kristina brought art into her classroom daily, as she firmly... Read More

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at The Ogden

November 9th, 2019

The Ogden has announced another fire lineup next weekend guaranteed to get you your funk fix. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is headlining September 15th and 16th, bringing the best of both coasts with them. They’ll be joined by Lespecial on Friday night for a late-night groove fest. Saturday night will be a dance party of epic proportions with Portland’s Yak Attack. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is a four-piece funk/jam band from Baltimore, Maryland. Hatched in a dorm room in 2009, they’ve spent the last decade racking up over a thousand shows in 44 states. Propelled by a relentless work... Read More

Layers of Existence at Walker Fine Art

November 2nd, 2019

Walker Fine Art is an enthralling loft-style gallery in Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District. The spacious venue hosts original group and solo shows featuring a variety of media, and focused on the latest trends in contemporary art. They’ve just announced their latest exhibition, Layers of Existence, which includes paintings and sculptures from six highly acclaimed artists. The group show aims to celebrate human differences through inner awareness and outward empathy and inspire audiences to contemplate the complexities of identity. Sabin Aell is a mixed media artist originally... Read More

Emma Balder

October 26th, 2019

Emma Balder’s fiber paintings breathe new life into the smallest parts of textile waste, reassigning the fibers as a medium that functions like graphite or paint. Color, form and line work together to shape a new reality for these neglected parts. This culmination of visual elements alludes to the process of transformation: linework and form revealing the product of time, change, and new growth, while the emphasis of color and texture delineates stories of the past. By focusing on the minuscule and most often forgotten, Balder’s works unveil beauty in the discarded, referencing a universal... Read More