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DiNK: Independent Comics & Art Expo, April 14-15, McNichols Civic Center, Denver

DiNK: Independent Comics & Art Expo

DATE: April 14-15
LOCATION: McNichols Civic Center, 144 W. Colfax, Denver

The artist-centric event of the year, DiNK is a celebration of independent artists, writers, creators, zine makers and publishers encompassing nearly three floors of entertainment, panel discussions, craft sessions, adult coloring, art auctions, comedy shows and the Mountain-West's first Comic and Art Awards ceremony 'The DINKy's.'

Sophisticated yet never dull, DiNK sources talent that has both wit and grit, with topics ranging from social justice to the antisocial and everything in between. More than art, displayed works include published books, manuscripts, zines, paintings and graphic novels.

Now in its 3rd year, DiNK seeks to showcase the sequential arts: comic books, graphic novels, small press, zines, design, and alternative art forms, as part of a well-crafted, two-day, nationally-recognized exhibition and celebration of the independent spirit. DINK brings together the creative community of comics, art, tattoo art, urban street art, and fans to promote and highlight their cultural impact, diversity, and relevance in the world.

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MO'PRINT: Month of Printmaking, now through April 21, various Front Range venues

MO'PRINT: Month of Printmaking

DATE: NOW through April 21
LOCATION: various Denver and Front Range venues

Mo’Print is a celebration of the art of making original prints to inspire, educate and promote awareness through a variety of public events and exhibitions in the Denver metropolitan area, the Front Range region, and throughout Colorado.

Our goal is to generate a critical mass of printmaking events during our 3rd biennial celebration, taking place again in March, 2018.

Mo'Print is a 100% volunteer supported non-profit.

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RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe St., Denver, March 17, 2-5pm

Open Portfolio / Print Exchange

DATE: Saturday, March 17, 2-5pm
LOCATION: RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe St., Denver

Open to the public and FREE to attend!

The Open Portfolio session is a great way to see prints from many artists ranging from young artists currently in school and learning varied processes to older established artists with gallery representation.

The Open Portfolio is for displaying prints (etching, relief, litho, screenprint, etc.). Not general "works on paper," (drawing, collage, watercolor, etc.)

Do you want to participate in Open Portfolio? Click HERE> to register. Register by March 4, 2018.

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Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant St., through March 24, 2018

Doug Dawson Retrospective

DATES: through March 24
LOCATION: Art Student's League of Denver, 200 Grant St., Denver

Join us as we honor one of ASLD’s founders and longest standing faculty members – Doug Dawson. This retrospective exhibit will feature Doug’s work over the course of the last three decades with the Art Students League.

Opening reception Friday, February 16, 5:30-8pm

Private artist talk Friday, March 9, 6-8pm $10 tickets>

To learn more about Doug and his exhibits and awards, click here to view Doug’s feature with Saks Galleries>.

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Boulder Public Library, Canyon Gallery, 1001 Araphahoe Ave., Boulder through March 24, 2018

Pink Progression

DATES:  through March 24
LOCATION: Boulder Public Library, Canyon Gallery, 1001 Araphahoe Ave., Boulder

Inspired by the historic, global women's & sister's marches, this exhibition highlights the work of over thirty local artists. During the marches, pink created a strong visual statement representing unity and empowerment. Artists incorporate this hue as it reflects manifestations of personal, social and gender connections.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 6-8pm

A new iteration of Pink Progression will be on view at the MSU Denver Center for Visual Art, 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, from May 31-

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McNichols Civic Center Building, Third Floor, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, through April 8, 2018

Master Printmakers and Print Educators of Colorado

DATES: through April 8, 2018
LOCATION: McNichols Civic Center Building, Third Floor, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver

Presented by Month of Printmaking (Mo’Print) and The Invisible Museum, and curated by Mark Lunning, the exhibit features notable Colorado printmakers working in a diversity of techniques. Approximately 25 master printmakers and print educators from many of Colorado's universities including Denver University, Colorado College, Metro State University and University of Colorado, Boulder were invited to participate.

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New Regionalisms: Contemporary Art in the Western States, McNichols Civic Center Bldng, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, through April 8, 2018

New Regionalisms: Contemporary Art in the Western States

DATES: through April 8, 2018
LOCATION: McNichols Civic Center Building, Boettcher Cultural Pavilion, 2nd Floor, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver

From the group of artists represented by Denver's William Havu Gallery, art critic Michael Paglia has selected a group of contemporary artists active in Colorado and other Western states. The artists chosen for inclusion in New Regionalisms work in a wide array of stylistic modes. Interestingly, many of these artists, not only those who are interested in representation, but also those who work abstractly, typically infuse their pieces with what could be called Western content, if only because they are, by definition, Western artists living in the region. Selected artists hail from Colorado, but also from other Western states including New Mexico, Wyoming, Arizona and Texas. Considering the Western core of New Regionalisms, there are the expected contemporary takes on the landscape, the main current of art in the West for more than a century, as well as abstract work that ranges from expressionist to hard-edged, likewise trading in Western themes.

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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: through October 2018
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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