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Month of Photography (MoP)

Month of Photography (MoP)

DATES: March and April 2017
LOCATION: various locations in Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder

MoP - Month of Photography Denver is a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative public events throughout Denver and the region March and April 2017. We are joining multiple museums galleries and schools surrounding fine art photography creating an exciting artistic and educational event for the city of Denver and the region.

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Boulder Arts Week, March 31-April 8

Boulder Arts Week

DATES: March 31-April 8
LOCATION: various locations, Boulder

Boulder Arts Week is Boulder's only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community's vibrant arts and cultural offerings. This citywide event highlights Boulder's distinguished arts and cultural programming and includes art walks, First Friday, exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theatre, artist demonstrations, lectures, readings, workshops, and symposia.

Boulder Arts Week is not a producing organization; rather, we exist to promote the rich arts and cultural offerings in Boulder.

Did you know that Boulder has the eighth largest concentration of artists in the country? In addition, Boulder is consistently recognized nationally as a top arts destination.

There's great art happening in your own backyard, Boulder: check it out!

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DINK Denver, April 8-9, McNichols Civic Center Building

DINK: Denver's Independent Comic & Art Expo

DATES: April 8-9
LOCATION: McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 West Colfax Ave., Denver

DINK is a fun, first-class expo emphasizing the independent spirit, cultural relevance, imagination, and community of comics, graphic novels, zines, art, publishers, and fans. Our mission to promote and further the impact of their work on the world. Internationally renowned creators as well as local Denver artists will appear.

Urban art with literature, zines, small press publishers, underground comix and cocktails!

Featured artists: Gilbert, Jaime and Mario Hernandez celebrating the 35th anniversary of their epic and independent series, 'Love and Rockets.'

Tickets on sale now!

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Governor's Art Show, April 29-May 28, Loveland Museum Gallery

Governor's Art Show

DATES: April 29-May 28
LOCATION: Loveland Museum Gallery, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland

Each year since 1991, The Governor’s Art Show has featured a juried collection of outstanding works by Colorado artists at The Loveland Museum/Gallery in Downtown Loveland, Colorado. The show is a fundraiser for the Loveland and Thompson Valley Rotary Clubs.

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Boulder Potters Guild Show & Sale, May 4-7, Boulder County Fairgrounds

Boulder Potters' Guild 2017 Spring Show, Sale, and Artists' Reception

DATES: May 4-7
LOCATION: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10am-8pm
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 10am-8pm (Artists' Reception 6-8pm)
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9am-6pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10am-4pm

The Friday night artist reception, 6–8pm, is open to the public. Come meet the artists of the Boulder Potters’ Guild! Enjoy light refreshments, live music, demonstrations, and shopping!

The Boulder Potters’ Guild hosts a Fall and Spring Show and Sale each year. At each sale, our members present their finest functional ceramic wares and sculptures. The show and sale boasts a wild range of ceramic processes from low temperature earthenware, raku and pit fire finishes; to high-fire porcelains and stoneware, including salt- and soda- fired work. Other mediums presented include jewelry, textiles, fused glass, painted silk, and embossed paper.

Choose from a selection of work by 50+ unique local potters and ceramicists.

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Basquiat Before Basquiat, through May 7, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver

Basquiat Before Basquiat, East 12th Street, 1979-1980

DATES: through May 7
LOCATION: Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver

MCA Denver is pleased to announce Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980. The exhibition includes the entire cache of works made by Jean-Michel Basquiat during the year he lived with his friend Alexis Adler in a small apartment in the East Village. This archival material provides rare insight into the artistic life of Basquiat before he was recognized as a prominent painter in the early 1980s. While living in this apartment, Basquiat’s creative impulses moved fluidly from his SAMO tags on the surrounding streets and neighborhood into a more sustained practice in their shared home. Through paintings, sculpture, works on paper, a notebook, and other ephemera, as well as Adler’s numerous photographs from this period, this exhibition explores how the context of life in New York informed and formed Basquiat’s artistic practice.

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