Summer days and nights bring adventure, which also brings the excitement of First Friday Artwalks. While the First Friday Artwalks happen every month no matter the season, there is just something about the first summer walk, or at least that is so for me.
This Friday’s Experience is an “Out and About” Adventure of the Art Shows I plan to attend and invite you to join me:
Gallery 1261 is showcasing the work of Colorado painter Gregory Block. His work tells a story of still life. A story of perspective that is unexpected. “We’re typically accustomed to looking at an onion or a jalapeno or a stack of teacups from a somewhat aerial perspective. By presenting these things from an elevated perspective, I hope to encourage the viewer to bring a fresh eye to the object. I believe my role as an artist is to see these things primarily for their visual qualities and not for the “object-ness.” states Gregory.
Gallery 1261 is located at 1261 Delaware, Denver. Opening Reception for Gregory Block is tonight, June 7th, 5p.m. to 8 p.m., Show runs through July 20th.
Sync Gallery presents “Choice” acrylic paintings by Linda Gleitz and “How the Light Gets In”, new paintings by Cyncie Winter. “It seems to me that almost everything boils down to a choice… I choose to let that barking dog bother me or I choose to think about something else. We have very little, if any, control over things that happen outside of our own bodies, but we do have choices in how we deal with those things.” states Linda.
Cyncie’s work takes a whole new perspective of light and darkness within ones life, bringing new life to one’s soul.
Sync Gallery is located at 878-1 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Opening Reception tonight, June 7th, 6p.m. to 9p.m. with another reception June 21st, also 6p.m. to 9p.m. Show runs through June 29th.
Backstage at the Coffee House – Art Gallery at the DPAC presents “The Portrait Transended” paintings by Michael Rieger. Michael is well known for his photography work, but over the past several years has taken to painting, often times painting from an image he has photographed. His images are fresh, lively and inviting. Michael is also one of the owner’s of Lapis Gallery located in the Tennyson Street Art District.
Backstage at the Coffee House – Art Gallery at the Denver Performing Arts Center is located at 1000 14th Street, Denver. Opening Reception is tonight, June 7th, 7:30p.m. – 11p.m. Show runs through June 29th.
Monkey Fist Tattoo presents “Runoff – Capturing the Elements” paintings by Brian Holmes and Leon Haze. Both Artists paintings show landscapes with an abstract, brightly colored twist.
Monkey Fist Tattoo is located at 4345 W. 41st Street, Denver, the Tennyson Street Art District. Opening Reception is tonight, June 7th, beginning at 6p.m. Contact Monkey Fist Tattoo for end date for show.
All these shows offer art viewing and purchasing of art work that I’m sure will please any art lover. Good Luck on your Artistic Adventures Tonight…. and if you see me, please be sure to say hello.
Please Note: Some quotes and other information was gathered from press releases.
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. WENDOProductions.com