Art surrounds us on a daily basis. Step out of your normal routine and find an artistic path that opens your mind and eyes to the artistic experience and Denver is a fantastic place to start.

Chris Buske - 3,000 Hippos - Photo Courtesy of NEXT Gallery

Chris Buske – 3,000 Hippos – Photo Courtesy of NEXT Gallery

NEXT Gallery located at 3659 Navajo Street; Denver is showcasing the bold, colorful and “sometimes political, often controversial” work of Chris Buske. “My work explores classic themes with a modern sense. Recently branded a “Political Pop Artist”, I am greatly inspired by artists such as Keith Herring and Andy Warhol, as well as music and street art that I grew up around in Chicago.” “3,000 Hippos” is an eye-opening call for justice for the number of pygmy hippos that are “left on earth due to deforestation and poaching. This is an interactive exhibit where viewers will not only be able to vote for their favorite hippo, they will be able to promote it on social media to be a part of a growing print campaign to save the pygmy hippo and the rainforest they call home.” 50% of the artist’s sales will be donated to the Pygmy Hippo Foundation. This show has a reception both Friday, April 24th at 6:00 p.m. as well as Saturday and Sunday, April 25th & 26th at 12:00 p.m. This exhibit runs through May 10th, 2015.

Joan Miro - Photo Courtesy of Denver Art Museum

Joan Miro – Photo Courtesy of Denver Art Museum

Wander to one of my all time favorite Spanish artists, Joan Miro as the Denver Art Museum presents Joan Miro: Instinct & Imagination. This exhibit focus’ on the works he created during the last two decades of his career, 1963-1981. “Joan Miro’s (pronounced Jwan mr-OH) imagination and creativity extended well into his old age. Later in life, he continued the inventive forms for which he is known and began exploring new materials, including bronze. This exhibition features bronze sculptures-including Woman and Bird (Femme et oiseau), which have rarely been seen outside of Europe. The Denver Art Museum is located at 100 W. 14 Avenue Parkway, Denver. General Admission. Exhibit runs through June 28th, 2015.

Rain - Chalk Pastels - Carrie Diaz

Rain – Chalk Pastels – Carrie Diaz

 

First Friday, May 1st, make your way toward Lapis Gallery, 3971 Tennyson Street, Denver as they welcome Colorado artist Carrie Diaz showcasing her mesmerizing color pastels. Diaz is a break out artist that knows no bounds. “As you look at my work you will see my various painting styles from realism to abstract.” Join Carrie Diaz and Lapis Gallery/Lapis Design & Build for a First Friday artistic adventure that you won’t soon forget. Friday, May 1st, 2015, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. exhibit runs through June 30th.

 

 

Subway Rain - Chalk Pastels - Carrie Diaz

Subway Rain – Chalk Pastels – Carrie Diaz

Find yourself out & about experiencing the art that surrounds us and who knows you may just find yourself adding to your art collection.

 

Permission was granted by Wendy L. Pitton R. to republish this article with some editorial differences for 303 Magazine.

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