The culture of Denver doesn’t rest and this is something you can count on as nearly every week and weekend of the year your mind and eyes can be opened to the “Artistic World Around Us.” This week’s article will take you on a tour around the Denver metro area of ongoing and upcoming events. Buckle up and enjoy the ride and be sure to get yourself Out and About – Experiencing Culture.

Chris Kreig - Paintings Photo Courtesy of Lapis Gallery & Chris Kreig

Chris Krieg – Paintings
Photo Courtesy of Lapis Gallery & Chris Kreig

This Friday, January 23rd The Lakewood Cultural Center will be showing casing the work of artist Chris Krieg. Krieg is a long-time local artist who began his artistry not just on canvas but as a billboard painter in New York as well as being a sign maker here in Denver. His format is large and his paintings are on the cutting edge. Kreig is able to either capture a moment in time or find humorous ways to transform a familiar iconic image; his artwork has a bit of something for everyone. The Lakewood Cultural Center is located at 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226 with the Opening Reception is Tonight, Friday, 5p.m. – 7 p.m. This is a must attend event as Chris will be unveiling his most recent works. Show runs through March 29th.

Stories Stories Bring Your Stories - Ed Ward & The IMAGEMAKER

Stories Stories Bring Your Stories – Ed Ward & The IMAGEMAKER

Magic happens with Stories Stories Bring Your Stories every 4th Tuesday of each month. It’s a little bit theatre and a lot of fun. January 27 is the date this month so prepare yourself for “Tales, Tellings and Fiction Live on Stage” in the Jungle Room of the Mercury Café. Ed Ward of The IMAGEMAKER is your host and this months stories will be delivered by: Kristin Rand, Jayne Sbarboro, Anne Campbell, George Caffine, Roseanna Frechette, Greg Matheny and Brad Trujillo. The Mercury Café is located at 2199 California Street, Denver, CO 80205. Interested in becoming a part of the live feed? To tell you tale and get more information contact Stories Host Ed Ward at 303.322.9324. This is “An IMAGEMAKER Affair.” Also visit www.theimagemaker.qwestoffice.net for more information.

Paul Sisson - Photography - Photo Courtesy of MWC

Paul Sisson – Photography – Photo Courtesy of MWC

The Michael Warren Contemporary Gallery is offering up two exciting exhibits. The first, titled “Not So Far From Here.” This exhibit features the Sculpture work of Jeff Baldus, Photography of Paul Sisson and Paintings by Meghan Wilbar.

 

 

Jeff Baldus - Scultures Photo Courtesy of MWC

Jeff Baldus – Scultures
Photo Courtesy of MWC

 

 

“Each artist showcases work that reflects their unique experiences living in the Midwest and Mountain States.” The exhibit runs February 3 – March 7, 2015, with several receptions to meet your schedule.

The second, “Art Toys “R’ Us” featuring the whimsical work of Yoshitomo Saito. This show Saito “reimagines familiar sculptures created by modern and contemporary artists in this series.” This show also runs February 3 – March 7, 2015, also with several receptions to meet your schedule.

Yoshitomo Saito - Mixed Media - Photo Courtesy of MWC

Yoshitomo Saito – Mixed Media – Photo Courtesy of MWC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Reception Thursday, February 5, 6p.m.-9p.m.; First Friday, February 6, 9p.m.- 9p.m.; Third Friday, February 20, 6p.m.-9p.m. and First Friday, March 6, 6p.m.-9p.m.
Michael Warren Contemporary
is located at 760 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204, 303.635.6255. “The gallery presents contemporary artwork with emphasis on materials and process. Additionally, MWC showcases artwork from the van Straaten Gallery and Riverhouse Editions, consigned collections of fine art prints.” www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com

Meghan Wilbar - Paintings Photo Courtesy of MWC

Meghan Wilbar – Paintings – Photo Courtesy of MWC

While this is only a short list of upcoming artistic events, the culture and artistic experience is always out there, be open to it. And, here’s to seeing you Out and About, Experiencing Culture.

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