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Ravi Zupa Releases New Print, “Buraq and Mahakala”

April 1st, 2019

Continuing his exploration of spiritual and mythical characters from cultures across the world, Ravi Zupa has released the third print in his Tattoo series featuring Buraq from the Islamic tradition and a buddhist version of Mahakala. At the top, we see Mahakala—a fierce, chaotic form of Shiva (husband of Kali) who plays a significant role in Tibetan Buddhism. Like his wife, he is a symbol of time and thus is bound by no rules or structures of morality comprehensible by the human mind. “Facing Mahakala is the most alarming and frightening event in the life of any consciousness,” Zupa says... Read More

Gallery 1261 – Local Denver Art Gallery

December 22nd, 2018
Jakie Says Hello, Vincent Xeus

Just outside Larimer Square, sits Gallery 1261. Located at 1412 Wazee Street, it shares a space with K Contemporary and Abend Gallery, forming a colorful, cultural trifecta. Founder and artist Quang Ho envisioned a venue focused on creativity over marketability. Since 2004 they’ve been a place for artists to showcase their latest conceptions in a wide variety of mediums and styles. The gallery is spacious, with hardwood floors, redbrick walls, and plenty of large windows providing natural lighting. The pieces displayed are mostly paintings and small sculptures. They feature landscapes, portraits,... Read More

Tansey – A Local Contemporary Art Gallery

December 15th, 2018
Wallflower Chandelier, Julie Conway

Tansey is a contemporary art gallery in the heart of LoDo. They offer exquisite pieces by well established artists, demonstrating highly refined techniques. While Tansey displays pieces from a variety of mediums, special emphasis is placed on sculptures. Crafted from glass, ceramic, wood, fiber, and many other mediums, each and every piece is a stunning example of imagination and craftsmanship. Originally located in Santa Fe, Tansey Contemporary is a welcome addition to Denver’s ever-growing art scene. Art in itself is beautiful and engaging, but the setting in which it is viewed is important... Read More

Denver Art Scene: Valkarie Gallery

December 8th, 2018
M'eye Heart Imagines, Lisa Luree

Valkarie Gallery is the brainchild of Valerie Savarie and Karrie York. It was initially imagined as a space to create and show the work of artists like themselves back in 2013. Over the last five years it’s grown into an artist owned and run collective that showcases emerging and established artists from a wide variety of backgrounds. The collective itself includes watercolor artists, jewelers, paper cut artists, book sculptors, graphic designers and photographers. Valkarie has two exhibition spaces, a main gallery and a resident gallery, as well as extra studio space. From December 12th thru... Read More

Denver Local Art Scene – Leon Galley

December 3rd, 2018
Incredulous, Cymon Padilla

Leon Gallery is a fantastic place to be immersed in a sea of creativity. Located in a historic building off of 17th and Park Avenue, they host solo and group exhibitions from incredibly creative, innovative minds. Most galleries operate on commission, but Leon has chosen the non-profit approach. This allows them to incorporate a wider variety of artists with much more freedom of expression. For owners Eric Dallimore and Eric Nord, this is much more than just an exhibition space. It’s a staging area for community involvement and social change. They work to reduce stigmas around social issues,... Read More

SYNC Gallery – Local Denver Art Gallery

November 17th, 2018
Helene Strebel's: "Window Fascade"

The Santa Fe Art District is always buzzing with excitement. The galleries open their doors and release  a cascade of color, culture, and expression into the streets of Denver. It’s the perfect atmosphere for local artists to experiment with new ideas and collaborate with one another. Sync Gallery, at 931 Santa Fe Drive, is a prime example of this. It began as an artist collective nearly a decade ago. Its members sought to create a space where they could be represented while maintaining their freedom of expression. The gallery is divided into two sections. Samples of work from all 20 of the... Read More

K Contemporary – Local Denver Art Gallery

November 10th, 2018
Sarah Winkler, Great American Eclipse

K Contemporary is one of the newest and most active additions to the LoDo art community. Joining Abend and Gallery 1261 to form the 1412 Collective, K Contemporary offers its audiences ground breaking trends from both emerging and established artists. Their artist pool is vast and draws on local and international names to present exciting exhibits on a rotating basis. They also collaborate with many other galleries and organizations to promote local artists. K Contemporary has partnered with the Denver Place exhibition space to engage the people of Denver with the work of local and international... Read More

Inside the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art

October 27th, 2018
the energy of explosions

The Kirkland Museum began as a way to honor the late Vance Kirkland. As an artist and philanthropist, Kirkland was influential to many in the art community. After his passing, family friend Hugh Grant became executor of his estate and founded the museum in his memory. The original location opened on Pearl Street in 2003 sharing a building with Vance Kirkland’s studio and art school. In 2014 they moved to a new location on 12th and Bannock, with the studio and school following shortly after. The museum specializes in fine and decorative arts with an emphasis on Colorado artists. They have over... Read More

An Interview with Artist Lauren E. Anthony

March 31st, 2018

I’ve always loved looking at paintings and wondering what was going on in the artist’s mind. What kind of message they wanted to convey. Sometimes it’s simple. A park, some trees, lovely day. But when you get into abstract art, it gets a little trickier. It’s definitely an acquired taste. I personally enjoy the room for interpretation. It gives the viewer a small sense of participation in the beauty. I feel like I connect more with something that takes some time to interpret. This week I had the opportunity to talk to local artist Lauren E. Anthony, who specializes in abstract styles. JH:... Read More

Meow Wolf

March 17th, 2018

Denver is on the verge of an artistic breakthrough. We already have a vibrant art culture. You’ve undoubtedly seen the murals and sculptures downtown, been to some museums, strolled through the art district on sunny afternoons. Maybe you’ve even been to some wonderful studios in the area. These things are all fantastic. And soon we’ll have a new addition to our art scene. It’s time to start getting very excited, because the one and only Meow Wolf is coming to Denver. Here is everything we know so far. Meow Wolf is an art collective made up of hundreds of contributing artists. Their specialties... Read More