35,000 years ago, man picked up some bones and charcoal off the ground
and drew his first cave painting- only instead of painting a picture of
himself, he painted animals. He watched the herds cross the plains and
thought they were beautiful and magical, and retained this image in his
mind and translated them on the cave walls with graceful and accurate
curves. A new group exhibition titled “Animalia” at Abend Gallery in
Colorado will showcase contemporary artists whose work has been
influenced by animals, and takes a look at how we relate to them today.
In a month where love is celebrated, The Scout Guide Denver brings you a selection of local items we love. We hope you enjoy them as well!
Meaning “radiant with charm”, Ranunculus’ bright colors provide a certain allure with petals numerous in layers and as delicate as crepe paper.//Available at Flower Power//Photo courtesy of www.greenweddingshoes.com
Artistic grace personified. Rianna and Flowering Quince Branches from Kristin Hatgi Sink. Exquisite.
Wardrobe by Rianna Lee Brown.
The daughter of a fisherman and a seamstress, Hannah
Blount was raised in the tradition of “hand skills, hard work, and dedication”.
Reminiscent of trawl chains of Hannah father’s fishing vessel, we love her Large Multi Cable Necklace worn alone or layered with other necklace.//Available at Moxie
Soft and cozy with a fuzzy poof on her head for easy cleansing, bathtime becomes fun time with Zoocchini’s Lola the Lamb Bath Mitt.//Available at Firebird Books and Toys
Sel Magique’s Classic Blend is more than salt. Batch-blended and aged for exceptional flavor, 5 all-natural ingredients create its “mineral-rich saltiness, and savory body”.//Available at The Perfect Petal
The Paper Lady for Gold Teeth Brooklyn’s fun, new collection of greeting cards for every occasion. We love the “Meet You at the Bottom” Ski Card!
On Feb. 5th,
Visions West Gallery presents Bayard Hollins’ “Minimally Processed” Exhibit Opening Reception. “Paying tribute to the traditions and skills of those who
inspired him, the exhibit is a culmination of Bayard Hollins’
paintings and sculptures that challenge the raw, yet inquisitive world we live
in”. Exhibit runs until Mar. 1, 2016.//Shown:“Bloom Bloom” 60 x 96 inches oil on canvas
SPRING/SUMMER 2016 TRENDS
From the runways of Paris, NY and LA, A Line Boutique presents their favorite fashions for spring and summer and how to incorporate them into everyday wear - Denver style. Includes Goody Bags, Door Prizes, Libations and more! For more information and tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hw5te8c
MARK THE DATE TO CELEBRATE! HW HOME ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY SALE
Feb.12th - 15th HW Home is Annual Warehouse Sale is here. Savings up to 75%, HW Home Designers will be on hand for questions and idea inspirations plus, amazing deals from some of Colorado’s best merchants!
The long road home
Acrylic and oil on panel
On view @valkariegallery go check it out before it’s gone forever.
#art #illustration #morse_illustration #ryanmorse #painting #fineart #nature #space #acrylic #stars #galaxy #nebula #cosmos #instaart #picoftheday #artoftheday #beautiful #monkey #denver #colorado (at Valkarie Gallery)
Choose from multiple sizes and two different mounting options (metal posts / hanging wire).
The artwork comes to life with the stylish lines and added depth. The Photography gets printed directly onto the back of a 1/4″ thick sheet of clear acrylic.
The image is the art – it doesn’t get any cleaner than that!
All acrylic prints ship within 3 – 4 business days and arrive “ready to hang” with four aluminum mounting posts (Option #1) or hanging wire (Option #2).
The high gloss of the acrylic sheet complements the rich colors of the image to produce stunning results.
There are two different ways to mount your acrylic print.
Option #1 (Mounting Posts) – Attach your print to your wall with four aluminum mounting posts. The cylindrical cap of each mounting post can be removed, allowing you to thread a small screw along the center axis of the of post and into the wall. When you’re finished, simply reattached each cap, and you’re done. The mounting posts act as stand-offs and keep your print separated from the wall by 1″. All of the required mounting hardware (i.e. posts, screws, and wall anchors) is included with your print.
Option #2 (Hanging Wire) – With this option, your acrylic print is attached to a 1/4″ thick black board which has a wooden frame and hanging wire attached to the back. There are no metal mounting posts at the corners. Simply put a nail in your wall, hang your print from the hanging wire, and you’re done. Due to the thickness of the black board and mounting frame, your print is separated from the wall by 1.50″ .
Striking Custom Framed Weather Photography Prints
“Colorado Country Lightning Storm custom framed prints” ship within 3 – 4 business days and arrives ready-to-hang with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails. Choose from multiple print sizes, papers, mats, and frames.
Fine Art America is one of the largest, most-respected custom framers in the world. On stock over 250 different frames which can be used to create museum-quality masterpieces. All framed prints are assembled, packaged, and shipped by our expert framing staff within 3 – 4 business days and arrive “ready to hang” with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails.
The Artwork Comes To Life With Premium Ready To Hang Canvas Gallery or Museum Wraps
“Colorado Country Lightning Storm” is printed on premium canvas and stretched on 1.5″ x 1.5″ stretcher bars (gallery wrap) or 5/8″ x 5/8″ stretcher bars (museum wrap). Ships within 3 – 4 business days and arrives ready-to-hang with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails. Choose from multiple print sizes, border colors, canvas materials, and frames.
The artwork comes to life with the texture and depth of a stretched canvas print. Premium canvases stretched on a wooden frame of 1.5″ x 1.5″ stretcher bars (gallery wrap) or 5/8″ x 5/8″ stretcher bars (museum wrap). All stretched canvases ship within 3 – 4 business days and arrive “ready to hang” with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails.
Stretched canvas prints look beautiful with or without frames.
Fine Art America is one of the largest, most-respected giclee printing companies in the world with over 40 years of experience producing museum-quality prints. All of our prints are produced on state-of-the-art, professional-grade Epson printers. We use acid-free papers and canvases with archival inks to guarantee that your prints last a lifetime without fading or loss of color.
February 27th marks our second exhibition reception in our new location on Lake Street. Featuring artists, Theresa Anderson and Amber Cobb, will be in attendance from 6-9pm. http://www.graycontemporary.com/upcoming.html
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The second Thursday of each month, the Salida Council For The Arts presents the Creative Mixer. All artists and artistic types are encouraged to attend and meet like-minded people, to share influences and news, to soak up fresh ideas, and to be inspired by the energy that makes Salida a center of support and expression.
This month’s Creative Mixer will be Thursday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 pm in the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery. The Mixer’s featured guest artist this month is Sue Ann Hum, whose wide-ranging exhibition, “Said I Am A Painter”, will be on display in the Paquette Gallery through February.
Photo Credit: Sue Ann Hum, featured artist February 2016
In this, her first solo exhibition in Chaffee County, viewers are invited to slow down and savor moments which have visually arrested and fascinated her.
Featured musician is locally renowned guitarist/vocalist Red Tischer, who creatively blends flamenco/gypsy music with what he calls “techno chill” to increase audiences’ listening experience.
Free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available; as will the popular “soapbox” where anyone can stand up and make announcements of interest to the crowd.
The US is not known for the overall design quality of its state flags, with many being uninspired, easily confusable “seal on a bedsheet” designs. Yet changing a state flag in order to improve its basic design is a very difficult task, so difficult there is only one good example: Colorado.
This is not to say that state flag designs don’t change, nor that change isn’t often motivated by a desire to improve an in-distinctive design. But time and again this change is for the worse, often taking the form of writing the name of the state in LARGE ALL CAPITAL LETTERS across the front of the flag.
Why is this a problem? At a pragmatic level, writing on a flag very often illegible. When on a flag pole, either it’s hidden by folds when the flag is hanging limp, or it’s blurred by ripples when the flag is flying in the wind. And when hung so that the flag doesn’t move (for example, indoors), if it’s placed so that the back of the flag is visible, the viewer is treated to a bunch of backwards text.
At a symbolic level, it’s a symptom of an underlying failure. As Ted Kaye says, “If you need to write the name of what you’re representing on your flag, your symbolism has failed.”
Take a look at all these examples of state governments deciding that to address their flags’ failed symbolism, they need to put the state’s name on the flag. (And these examples do not include state flags that have had the name on them from the beginning.)
This is bit of an outlier, as the word VERMONT has never been particularly prominent. Interesting also in that the design has been purposely downgraded twice, in 1804 and in 1923. Is it not due for an upgrade as the pendulum swings again?