Chihuly - Denver Botanic Gardens - Photo Courtesy of Donovan Rieger

Chihuly – Denver Botanic Gardens – Photo Courtesy of Donovan Rieger

The changing of the seasons doesn’t mean that the beauty of art stops, it only gets better like the changing color of the leaves. Our summer trips and vacations can lead to not meeting our artistic cravings which is why the fall season, at least to me, allows us to plan our schedule for some of those special artistic events that will soon be coming to an end, as well as opening our eyes to the new.

What not to miss. For the first time the Denver Botanical Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206, is hosting the incredible glass artworks of Dale Chihuly. This inspiring show began June 14th and runs through November 30th, 2014. The Denver Botanic Gardens is open weekdays at 9 a.m. and 8 a.m. on weekends; general admission. “Informed by nature, Chihuly’s dramatic works of art will respond to many of the surrounding plants, flowers and architecture of the Gardens. Ranging in size, color and form the installations will shine by light of day and will be dramatically lit by night — adding bold colors and dramatic beauty to the Gardens’ 24-acre urban oasis.”

3DPICTION - Artists on Santa Fe - Judy Gardner & Macy Dorf

3DPICTION – Artists on Santa Fe – Judy Gardner & Macy Dorf

 

Artists On Santa Fe, 747 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204, show titled “3DPiction” featuring the collaborative work of local artists Judy Gardner and Macy Dorf. This exhibit combines clay, printmaking, and alternative digital techniques that includes laser cutting and 3D printing. “Incorporating Macy Dorf’s extensive knowledge of clay fabrication techniques and Judy Gardner’s considerable collection of digital and traditional printmaking techniques, these two artists have created a unique body of both individual and collaborative new works.” I attended the First Friday reception and was delightfully intrigued by their imaginative body of work. Show runs through this Saturday, September 27th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call 303.573.5903 for more information or visit http://www.artistsonsantafe.com. This event offers Free admission.

The Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver CO, 80204 is hosting “Fracture: Cubism and After”. This show will take the viewer on an exciting journey through “The most revolutionary and influential movement of the 20th century, cubism’s influence continues even today. Since the Renaissance, when artists had perfected the device of perspective, a painting had been thought of as a window into the world. But cubist painters understood these canvases to be painted objects themselves and rejected the idea that a pictured object rendered with traditional perspective was any more than an abstraction of that object on the flat surface.” At the time Cubism broke into the art scene it was thought to be too avant garde, radical this show is an excellent introduction, whether you appreciate Cubism or not.  The is a general admission event; doors open at 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday -Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday and Sundays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed on Mondays. This show runs through January 10th, 2016 in the Hamilton Building, Level 3.

Juan Gris, Nature morte a la bouteille de Bourdeaux (Still life with a bottle of Bordeaux), 1919. Oil paint on canvas. Denver Art Museum; Gift of Marion G. Hendrie.

Juan Gris, Nature morte a la bouteille de Bourdeaux (Still life with a bottle of Bordeaux), 1919. Oil paint on canvas. Denver Art Museum; Gift of Marion G. Hendrie.

What’s New?  Every First Friday the galleries and artist studios of the different Art Districts in Colorado open their doors to “Introducing the Public to the Artistic World Around Us.” This is a prime time to meet artists; ask questions and become a collector of the arts. Find yourself Out and About in the Arts.

Visit www.ColoradoArtSeen.com; www.Denver.org/events/visual-arts for more information about what is happening in your community and arts district.

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