Artist Tara Donovan explores materials in a myriad of ways and the results are completely fascinating and engrossing. Her exhibition has taken over MCA Denver and includes works incorporating slinkies, plastic index cards, straws, tar paper, folded Mylar and more. On view until Sunday, January 27th. See it!
Jeremy Burns – @jaysaybay
Jeremy grew up in Colorado Springs and Crested Butte, Colorado, the son of two teachers. He graduated with a BFA in painting and printmaking from Western State in Gunnison and moved to Denver in 2002. He has lived and worked in RiNo since 2004.
Happy Halloween, Denver! Take advantage of free admission and extended Friday hours to take a peek inside this incredible museum. Not only is the Still home to virtually every piece of artwork created during Clyfford Still’s lifetime (don’t worry, it’s not all displayed at once!), it also takes visitors on a journey through his personal life with interactive displays and collections of mementos. If that’s not enough to get you through the door, then perhaps the sheer beauty of the building and its stunning concrete architecture will. This is a fascinating and inspiring place!
Who was Clyfford Still?
From the Museum: Clyfford Still was among the first generation of Abstract Expressionists who developed a new, powerful approach to painting in the years immediately following World War II. Still’s contemporaries included Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. Though the styles and approaches of these artists varied considerably, Abstract Expressionism is marked by abstract forms, expressive brushwork, and monumental scale, all of which were used to convey universal themes about creation, life, struggle, and death (“the human condition”), themes that took on a considerable relevance during and after World War II.
Learn more about the Still Museum: http://clyffordstillmuseum.org
Think you’re not creative? These places will prove you wrong.
You are hereby warned that setting foot into any of the following shops will give you an incurable desire to make cool stuff. These places are so inspiring and have such experienced staff that you’ll definitely find a project to take home and the knowledge necessary to complete it!
It was 2006 when I first set foot inside the Lamb Shoppe. I had agreed to meet a friend there as she picked up some yarn and knitting needles for a new baby hat she was planning to make. In an instant, I found myself captivated by the alluring textures and the incredible rainbow of colors that filled the small shop. I hadn’t knitted since 3rd grade, but found that the Lamb Shoppe contained yarns that cried out to me to be knitted! After a quick refresher on the basics of knitting by the very helpful and knowledgeable staff, I was on my way home to knit a soft ivory hat out of baby alpaca wool.
So many paints, papers, pens, pastels and projects to explore!
The Meininger family has served artists and enthusiasts in Denver since 1881 and the moment you walk into its brightly colored building on Broadway it’s easy to see why the Meininger company is so successful. One can’t help but become inspired by the array of beautiful materials! This is one of the top art supply outlets in Denver for professionals, but students and those just starting to flex their creative muscle will also find just the right supplies for any art project. Regardless of whether you need clay, pastels, easels, batik wax or manga drawing supplies, this store has it. So be inspired! Get creative!