December 7, 2012
Anatsui’s artwork captures the culture and history of Africa from the Akan people of Ghana to the Atlantic slave-trade. He uses different colors, textures and mediums for this exhibit to create sculptures, ceramics, wall hangings and more along with the contributions by many other artists and professors. Photo courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery.
What would your last moments look like? This upcoming exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science takes you on a tour of this and much more. Preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, the last actions of victims remain in form. Casts of these forms along with jewelry, coins, household items and more will be on display, sending you back to the ancient way of life. Opening on September 14, the artifacts and exhibit will be on display through January 13, 2013. Take the journey and discover the volcanic end of Pompeii.
Photo by Barrie E’
Are you feeling like moving to the beat? The beats of traditional Puerto Rican music… Barrio E’ dance company is bringing the traditional music and dance moves of the Puerto Rican culture to Denver and Boulder from now until December. Puerto Rican dances will be being taught, such as the Bomba, which is the oldest music genre in the Puerto Rican culture since the 17th century. Barrio E’ will be educating and teaching us about the traditions all while showing us how to move our bodies.
Photo by Museo de las Americas
For over 20 years now, Museo de las Americas has been connecting the Denver community with exquisite collections from the Americas. The exhibition, HILOS, will be on display starting this Thursday until January, but who wants to miss the opening reception. If you are wondering about the name, like I was myself… HILOS, are threads that are connecting the entire collection to the museum’s past exhibits. The artistry is going to be one- of- a- kind and we are fortunate enough to have it in our own backyard.
Photo by Gwen Phillips
Lately, dance is becoming a hot trend that is popping up around this town. For knowledge on how to move this body of ours in more ways then one, Community-Minded Dance is wanting to teach us, Tango and Blues. World champions will be teaching dance lessons from now until December, so there is plenty of time to get these styles down pat. Early 20th century social dances are beginning to fade, but this event, Hot Nights, is allowing the dances to stay alive… SO grab those dancing shoes and get ready to move!
Photo by Denver Plein Air Arts Festival
It feels like the community is now an art hot spot, which it is indeed turning out to be. To add to all the artsy events happening around town, Denver Plein Air Arts Festival is happening from now until December 31st. En plein air meaning “in the open air” in French, allows this festival to display pieces that have been created to represent the outdoors. Over 110 pieces have been chosen for this show, and to know that there were over three hundred submitted is incredible. This festival is the largest plein air event to hit this country, so who wouldn’t want to miss it!
Tis the season of Christmas. What better way to spend a night during the holiday season then seeing Irving Berlin’s, White Christmas. From the late movie, White Christmas, featuring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, this production brings the feature film to life. So put on those hand-made Christmas sweaters and go enjoy the holiday show.
Breck Arts Weekend will include a three-day lineup of art openings, historic tours, workshops, live music and more.
The event is an extension of Second Saturday, Breck’s monthly gallery walk. The town has been a thriving arts center for everything from ceramics to glass-blowing demonstrations.
Grab your glitter and boas and head to the Off-Center @ The Jones. Why? Because you will be taken on a journey through a gay universe, lead by Captain Shirley Delta Blow. This show showcases the history of drag all while local drag queens help assist you to your destination along the way.