Art Attack: Where to Find New Art in Denver This Weekend

This weekend’s list of new gallery shows is short and sweet, with an eye on local co-ops and artists. But if you happen to kill those birds with one stone (three new shows are at the same location in Lakewood), that just means you have more time to catch up with the stellar slate of shows that opened last weekend.

However, be sure to work your way through these exciting new options first:

Hand-fired clay: an exhibition by invitation
Niza Knoll Gallery, 915 Santa Fe Drive
From Friday 28 January to 27 February
The Niza Knoll Gallery in Santa Fe’s Arts District wraps up January with an all-clay invitational exhibit, all the more selective as it focuses solely on handcrafted works. The ten artists on display – Macy Dorf, Caroline Douglas, Peter Durst, Nancy Enyart, Trish Gans, Leona Lazar, Kristy Melodia, Julia Mulligan, Jean Smith and Carol Warzel – include names best known in the local clay community, lending show it a quirky, personal feel at every turn. A reception scheduled for Friday evening January 28 has been cancelled, but the gallery will be open for regular visitation beginning Friday from 1 to 4 p.m., and will continue at those same hours thereafter Thursday through Sunday.

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Faith Williams, “The Cycle of Things”.

Faith Williams

Aurora Public Schools Art Educators Exhibit
Aurora Downtown Visual Arts (DAVA), 1405 Florence Street, Aurora
From Friday 28 January to 4 March
Opening: Friday January 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
As a tribute to hardworking Aurora public school art teachers, DAVA takes a break from its usual exhibitions of art by young students in the organization’s artist mentorship programs each year to focus on creative that these instructors do in their spare time. Considering the amount of work and personal sacrifice it takes to be a good teacher these days, such works are a remarkable achievement.

Click to enlarge Carrie MaKenna, “In the circle of trust” (detail).  - CARRIE MAKENA

Carrie MaKenna, “In the circle of trust” (detail).

Carrie Ma Kenna

Above, Below, Beyond, Forever: Exhibition by Members of the Women’s Caucus for Art Colorado
Core New Art Space, Art Hub, 6851 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood
From Friday 28 January to 13 February
Opening: January 28, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

WCACO members take over Core on Friday for their annual group show, an all-female extravaganza that spotlights the locals. Two artists in their ranks, veteran ceramicist Jean Smith and all-rounder Genevieve Waller, who produces photographic and performance art, ran the curatorial building, building a beautiful spectacle worthy of a stroll.

Click to enlarge Travis Vermilye,

Travis Vermilye, “Network”.

Travis Vermilye

Katie Hoffman: One-designs
Travis Vermilye, Leap
Jon Teivlle (1931-2021) (A tribute exhibition)
Edge Gallery, Art Hub, 6851 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood
From Friday 28 January to 13 February
Opening: Friday January 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Member shows debuting this weekend at Edge include a selection of one-designs made by Denver-area co-op stalwart Katie Hoffman over the past five years and Travis Vermilye’s solid works that evoke the mycelium networks supporting the life below the surface of the forest floor, matched by their augmented reality digital versions and carbon-neutral NFTs. Meanwhile, member Sue Crosby Doyle donated her membership to the late Jon Teivlle, who died in December aged ninety, leaving behind an extensive collection of his own underdog paintings. ; all show sales will benefit the Cat Care Society.

Leslie Van Stelten, “Communion”.  -LESLIE VAN STELTEN

Leslie Van Stelten, “Communion”.

Leslie VanStelten

To evolve
Next Gallery, Art Hub, 6851 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood
From Friday 28 January to 13 February

Upcoming Co-op members Terra Marks and Christy Lynne Seving served as jury members To evolve, a national, gallery-wide group exhibition of works on the theme of slow change. Many local artists are included in the mix. There will be no official reception, but the gallery is open Fridays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Click to enlarge Kaitlyn Tucek,

Kaitlyn Tucek, “Bruce and Diego”, 2021.

Kaitlyn Tucek

Kaitlyn Tucek, Somewhere
Friends of a Friend Gallery, Evans School, 1115 Acoma Street, Suite 234
From Saturday 29 January to 12 February
Opening: Saturday January 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Visits by appointment

Versatile artist Kaitlyn Tucek is getting a pop-up showcase in the traveling Friend of a Friend Gallery project space, currently home to the Evans School. Tucek, who paints on a delicate personal level, includes portraits and poetry to meditate on the fleeting qualities of memory. The gallery will host an opening reception on Saturday; thereafter, FOAF will be opened by appointment only.

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