Denver’s Highly Anticipated Biennial Month of Photography – MoP – Kicks Off
Capturing or creating a moment in time is what photographers do. Their way of seeing the world, light, shadow, a perfect moment has been something that has always enlightened my soul, allowed my imagination to take flight or bring reality up close and personal for better understanding and action. These are magical moments captured at the right time and place and these are they creative eggs of ingenuity that artists creates. This biennial event allows Denver galleries and alternative spaces to open their doors and arms to the inventiveness and talent that surrounds us through the photographic lens and eye.
Here is just a quick hit list in no particular order: Please click on the name of each gallery or alternative gallery listed as well as the name MoP (Month of Photography) for additional information and to verify reception date/time of each venue listed.
Walker Fine Art: Elements – Featuring the work of Russell Brown, Bonny Lhotka, Kevin Hoth, Robert Buelteman, Jane Fulton Alt and Conor King. Opening Reception, Friday March 8, 5-9pm. Golden Triangle Arts District
Michael Warren Contemporary: Photography Now – Featuring the work of Robert Brinker, Richard Eisen, Liz Hickok, Fred Hodder, Heidi Jung, Kely McClung, Peter Olson, Dallas Parkins, Paul Sisson, and Sherry Wiggins running concurrent with the photography exhibition of new work by Gwen Laine. Opening Reception Thursday, March 7 (5-8pm) Richard Eisen discusses his photography: Saturday, March 16 (10:30am – 12pm) Third Friday Art Reception, March 15 (6-8pm) First Friday Art Walk, April 5 (6-9pm). Santa Fe Arts District
Niza Knoll Gallery: 3631: A Solo Cycling Journey Across America by Randall Sampson. While the Opening Reception has passed, you can still view this exhibition Artist Reception during regular Winter Hours, 1-4 pm Wednesday through Saturday, First and Third Friday, 4-8 pm. Santa Fe Arts District
Curtis Center for the Arts: This is Not a Photo Featuring: Daisy Patton– Seattle, WA, Maeve Eichelberger- Paonia, CO, Chris Dahlquist– Kansas City MO, Students from Aspen Academy – Opening Saturday, April 6, 6-8pm – exhibition runs through May 4, 2019.
Arvada Center of the Arts: Art of the State 2019 – A juried exhibition featuring Andrew Beckman, Brenda Biondo, Susan Blake, Paul Brokering, Bob Coller Jewett, Richard Eisen, Gary Emrich, Chrissy Espinoza, Sharon Havu, Jeffrey Hersch, alpert + kahn, Gwen Laine, Kathy Mitchell-Garton, Joshua Palmeri, Dallas Parkins, Leah Swenson, Mariana Vieira, and Greg Watts. This exhibition runs through March 31, 2019
Robischon Gallery: Atlas David Maisel – Petrichor Kevin O-Connell – small roads James Benning. Opening Reception March 21, 6-8pm. LoDo Arts District
Sandra Phillips Gallery: No Boundaries – Evan Anderman, John R. Morrison, Virginia Folkestad, Anna Kaye. Opening Reception March 1, 6-8 pm. Golden Triangle Arts District
Lapis Gallery: Started at 13 – a Father/Son Retrospective – Donovan Rieger and Michael Rieger. Opening Reception Friday, March 8, 6-10pm. Tennyson Street Cultural District
Rule: In The Fold – Susan Blake, Basil Kincaid, Renluka Maharaj. Opening Reception March 22, 6-9pm. Santa Fe Arts District
40 West Gallery: Traces of Home A photographic study of homeless camps by Thomas Carr. Opening Reception Friday March 1, 5-9p. Artist Talk/Reception, March 13, contact gallery directly for time. 40 West Colfax Arts District
Side Stories: 8 Nights Of Cinematic Art On The Urban Exterior – March 1-March 8, 2019, 6-10pm – This years artists are: Chris Sessions, Ella Vance, Brendan Young, Lares Feliciano, Daniel Fickle, Studio Hippo, Kendra Fleischman, Brian Fouhy. All along Brighton Boulevard in the RiNo Arts District.
From the beginning, photography and the eye of the photographer have been an important source of documentation and imagination to our society and there certainly is a fine art to capturing a moment, light and shadow and the pure essence of life and community that surrounds us. ArtBeat Magazine wishes you the best as you discover maybe for the first time this year’s Month of Photography. We also would like to thank Mark Sink, Director, for your passion to create and enlighten this special event.
Feature Image: Susan Blake, pigmented ink print, photo collage at Arvada Center for the Arts