The Friday Experience is not just about a story to be told it’s about adventure in our Culture; it’s about getting yourself out and about in our society. Rethinking Western the current art show at Gallery 1261, showing through February 23rd , takes the audience on a visually updated journey through what the “West” means to artists that live and work in the West today.


“Guardians of Ediza” – Matt Smith – Image Courtesy of Gallery 1261

It’s not an accident that this show also coincided with the opening of the Coors Western Art Exhibit at the Stock Show National Western Stock Show, January 12-27, 2013. Rethinking Western features new works by Carolyn Anderson, Gordon Brown, Mark Daily, Floyd DeWitt, Ulrich Gleiter, Quang Ho, Michael Lynch, Mike Malm, Jim Morgan, Grant Redden, Matt Smith, Jill Soukup and Michael Workman.


“Winters Last Moments” – Mark Daily – Image Courtesy of Gallery 1261



“The West isn’t provincial anymore,” says Mark Daily “The art world doesn’t center around New York anymore. That notion has become obsolete”.


Rethinking Western gives the viewer an opportunity to behold subjects with a modern style that truly defines Western art today. Each Artist offers their unique approach to life in the West.


Whether it’s an oil painting or bronze sculpture that excites you, take the time this weekend to explore Denver and visit this show.



“Horse – Brown and Yellow” – Quang Ho – Image Courtesy of Gallery 1261



Gallery 1261 is located at 1261 Delaware Street, Denver, CO 80204. 303.571.1261 / 1.888.626.1261. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am- 6pm. For more information you may contact Christine Serr 720.404.5074



Wendy L. Pitton R. is a culture writer for 303 Magazine and the owner of WENDO Productions.  WENDO Productions is an artistic production and artist representative company.

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Wendy L. Pitton R. - Culture Writer for Denver's 303 Magazine since 2012. She is Owner of WENDO Productions, an "alternative gallery" curator and this Summer she will launch ArtBeat Magazine after spending a year as Editor for the project ARTCHASER Magazine. For over 15 years Wendy has freelanced and worked for many publications with her main writing focus on Arts & Culture and as a business owner sharing the visual artistic word for nearly 20 years. (Publications include: GoGo Magazine, Colorado Modern Art Magazine, Image Magazine, Women's Edition Magazine, North Denver Tribune & WENDO Productions Newsletter) Email Wendy L. Pitton R. directly at [email protected]

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