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The Museum of Outdoor Arts presents Natura Obscura, Englewood Civic Center Building, 2nd Floor, 1000 Englewood Parkway #2-230, Englewood, CO, opens Friday, January 11

Natura Obscura

DATE: opens Friday, January 11, 2019
LOCATION: Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood Civic Center Building, 2nd Floor, 1000 Englewood Parkway #2-230, Englewood, CO

Natura Obscura is an immersive art experience that’s like stepping into your favorite painting but where you can hear, smell, touch, and explore everything around you. It’s part art museum and part virtual reality experience.

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Personal Visions: Projects by Veterans, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 1070 Bannock St., Saturday, January 12, 5-8pm, opening reception

Personal Visions: Projects by Veterans

DATE: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 5-8pm, opening reception
LOCATION: Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 1070 Bannock St., Denver, CO

Personal Visions: Projects by Veterans features a compelling collection of fine art photography created by five Denver-area artists who have served in the U.S. Army, Navy or Air Force. This unique exhibition is the culmination of CPAC’s Veterans Workshop Series, a five-month program of advanced photography courses. Each project is intensely personal, reflecting each artist’s inspirations, life experiences, creativity and point of view.

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Cecile B. Evans lecture at RMCAD, Mary Harris Auditorium, 1600 Pierce St., Tuesday, January 15, 6:30-8:30pm

FREE Lecture: Feeling For You by Cecile B. Evans

DATE: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm, doors open at 6pm
LOCATION: RMCAD, Mary Harris Auditorium, 1600 Pierce St., Denver, CO

The current ubiquity of technology in our daily lives increasingly reveals that virtual is real. Starting from the relationship between humans and new technologies, Cécile B. Evans' work reflects on the value of emotions in contemporary society by exploring forms of human subjectivity and the systems that carry them, as well as the limits of both. Lecture: Feeling For You is an ongoing, frequently updated lecture that reverse engineers the artist's practice through a series of personal anecdotes, research, images, audience reactions, and video clips.

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A Year With Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodia Heads, through October 2018, Civic Center Park, downtown Denver

A Year with Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads

DATES: extended through Thursday, January 31
LOCATION: Civic Center Park, downtown Denver

Internationally acclaimed Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei has reinterpreted the twelve bronze animal heads representing the traditional Chinese zodiac that once adorned the famed fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan, an imperial retreat in Beijing. "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" is the artist’s first major public sculpture project.

The bronze pieces will surround the Sea Lions Fountain on the north end of the park. A complementary educational exhibit, "Ai Weiwei: Art & Social Change," will be housed in the McNichols Civic Center Building (144 W. Colfax Ave.), a stone’s throw away from the sculptural pieces.

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Galaxy Fest, February 1-3, Antlers Wyhdham Hotel, 4 So. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO

Galaxy Fest

DATE: February 1-3, 2019
LOCATION: Antlers Wyndham Hotel, 4 So. Cascade Ave., downtown Colorado Springs, CO

GalaxyFest is a pop culture festival and is very similar to a “comic con” along with some very interesting twists. Besides seeing comics you will feel like you have traveled into a fantasy world of pop culture that won’t ever stop, as it goes around the clock from beginning to end. Every February celebrities, vendors, actors, artists, authors from Colorado Springs to the end of the earth come to represent genres such as comics, steampunk, sci-fi, anime and more. Simply put GalaxyFest is a 3-day celebration of the eclectic arts and pop culture which brings our community together.

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Il Infinito at the Museo through February 23, 2019

El Infinito

DATE: through February 23, 2019
LOCATION: Santa Fe Arts District, Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO

Satellite images captured by Lockheed Martin Space System Company will be presented alongside the Codex Borgia, an ancient Aztec manuscript containing their interpretation of the cosmos. Contributors such as Miguel Angel Sanchez Moreiro (whose reproductions of the original Codex Borgia will be on display), NASA, Lockheed Martin Space System Company, and Denver Museum of Nature and Science, come together to share a unique interpretation of the universe’s narrative through technology and the human eye.

Curatorial Statement: The powerful images taken by various satellites over the past 30 years are a testament to the connection that exists between humans, technology and the Infinite. This magical triangle provides us with the opportunity to color the universe and establish an individual connection with the Gods, the eternal inhabitants of the universe. – Chief Curator Maruca Salazar

El Infinito is included in the cost of a general admission ticket: $8 adults, $5 students/seniors 65+, children 12 and under are free.

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