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Gay Germain: Painter–Sculptor–Printmaker

October 20th, 2019

2019 has been a wonderful time for artist and new resident of Denver, Gay Germain for many reasons, most importantly living near family and also finding an art studio to work in and FooLPRoof Contemporary Art Gallery to exhibit her work, both in the Rino Art District of Denver. Raised in the northeast, Germain was encouraged by her parents to pursue a “practical” career in business commencing in Airline Management and culminating in the executive recruiting industry. Simultaneously, she studied sculpture with internationally renowned sculptor Leonda Finke for many years. Her interest to expand... Read More

The Anchor Album Celebration

October 19th, 2019

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, the Marquis has announced yet another stellar show. Next Saturday, the 26th, The Anchor is celebrating the release of their new album. They’ll be tearing up the stage with Blue Mesa, What Came Before, Heartsick Heroine, and Colony Collapse. It’s a night showcasing local rock bands and female vocalists in particular. The Anchor is a five-piece metalcore band based in our very own Denver, Colorado. They play original music that aims to uplift audiences and promote the value of self-worth. Their album, Breathe, just dropped, and next weekend is your... Read More

Nicholas Emery

October 12th, 2019

Nicholas Emery was born in the West Indies to American parents, and lived in the countries where his father was stationed: the Caribbean, Middle Eastern, and European regions. He eventually found his way to Colorado as a young adult in 1987. In 2005 he returned to his birthplace, the city of Port of Spain, Trinidad where he lived and worked  for ten years in construction, and as a painter. In 2016 he came back to the U.S. and began studying at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he earned an MFA. He now has a studio in Denver and a home in Nederland, Colorado. His work is about nature, industry,... Read More

Waxing Lyrical at Space Gallery

October 12th, 2019

For nearly 20 years, Space Gallery has been showcasing mid-career and established local and international artists. This contemporary gallery in the Santa Fe district hosts new exhibitions every five weeks, with a focus on abstraction and the use of innovative media. Their two floors of gallery space provide a spacious, modern setting for everything from paintings to large scale installations. Their latest exhibition, Waxing Lyrical, features paintings from Lynda Ray, Karen Freedman, and Jeff Juhlin. This series is centered around a painting technique called encaustic, which involves blending pigments... Read More

Tonia Bonnell

October 7th, 2019

Tonia was born and raised in Illinois, and now lives in Denver with her husband and two young sons. She received her BFA from Illinois State University in 2001, and earned her MFA in Printmaking from University of Alberta in Canada in 2005, where she began creating images through the repetition of a simple mark. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally. She has been an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Village, Colorado, and Women’s Studio Workshop in upstate New York. In 2010, she spoke on the panel Printmaking and the Mundane at the College Art Association conference... Read More

Brasuell, Franco, and Robb at Spark Gallery

October 5th, 2019

Spark Gallery is one of the crown jewels of the Santa Fe Art District. Since 1979, thfraey’ve hosted diverse exhibitions from local, national, and international artists. Their shows cover a wide range of styles and media, including sculpture, drawing, painting, installation, found objects, ceramics, and photography. Spark is Denver’s oldest cooperative gallery, and through the decades they’ve built a deep pool of artists to draw from. Now on display thru October 7th are three separate shows from remarkably talented local artists. Mark Brasuell is a conceptual abstractionist... Read More

Robert Bell at The Matchbox

September 28th, 2019

Robert Bell is a visual artist based in Denver. He specializes in abstract paintings and figure drawings. He was born in Japan, raised in Colorado, and received his BFA from CSU. He’s also studied at the Santa Chiara Art Center in Italy and the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. His process is an ebb and flow of creativity and improvisation, an exploration of color, lighting, shapes, and textures. Bell draws inspiration from a wide variety of sources including music, his everyday surroundings, and of course, other artists. He has a deep admiration of abstract expressionist Mark Rothco’s... Read More

Janelle Anderson

September 21st, 2019

Janelle W. Anderson creates paintings and drawings that that relate to memory, consciousness, dreams, perception of time, and the human condition. She is currently working on a series of landscape-inspired paintings that explore the void and impossible objects. The compositions invoke a dreamlike, questionable reality that is familiar, yet impossible. The void creeps into some of these landscapes, dripping and eroding into the scene, at times, threatening to take over completely. She employs the use of collage and hard edges to mimic the way dreams jump from one subject or action to the next without... Read More

Ryan Montbleau Band and Grayson Erhard at Globe Hall

September 21st, 2019

Globe Hall is an awesome restaurant and music venue in RiNo. The historic red brick building has always been home to various taverns and the like. In 2015, Globe Hall moved in and began selling out shows, hosting a huge variety of touring and local acts. The well-worn bar has as much character as the bands that take the stage and the award winning Texas-style BBQ goes great with the cheap drinks. Saturday, September 28th, Globe Hall welcomes the Ryan Montbleau Band and Grayson Erhard. Montbleau began playing shows in his hometown of Boston in the early 2000s, quickly working his way up from coffee... Read More

Aaron Morgan Brown

September 14th, 2019

A KS native, Aaron Morgan Brown has long standing ties to CO and is a part-time resident. He earned his BFA from the University of Kansas and MFA from Syracuse University. Awards include a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. He has been involved with a few artist residencies, most recently in Paonia, CO and Taos, NM.     AMB’s paintings are views of an alternate, interior world, informed by observation and imagination. Personal mythologies, musings, and conundrums are woven together with impressions of the world at large, carefully composed to form oblique narratives, and... Read More