Every year around this time marks the beginning of the Month of Photography. Each gallery, museum and multiple public arenas bring in the quint essential grocery list of incredible photography for all to see. The Month of Photography allows an exploration of imagination and truth through the lens from one corner of the state to the next and even crossing into neighboring states.

"Ghostbird" - Karalee Kucher - Walker Fine Art
“Ghostbird” – Karalee Kucher – Walker Fine Art

Not in any particular order, except alphabetical, is a short list of places, galleries, museums and by appointment only, photographic fun for the entire family:

Alto Gallery – “The Denver Collage Club” – Exhibition March 10 – April 24, 2017, Opening Reception, March 10, 6pm-9pm, 4345 West 41st Avenue, Denver. Featuring the work of: Mario Zoots, Matthew Rose, Laura Shill, Adam Milner, Samuel Mata, Colin Ward, Melissa Lynn, Kyle Huninghake, David H. Tippits, Paula Gillen, Janice McDonald, Jeromie Dorrance, Travis Hetman, Mark Sink, Freddie Max Levenson, Taylor Balkissoon, Mado Reznik, Susan Goldstein, George Perez, Coleman Mummery, Alicia Bailey, John Barnard, Kate Brackley, Suchitra Mattai, Zelko Nedic, Koko Bayer, Amber Cobb, Jaime Carrejo, Bruce Price, Phil Bender. Visit www.AltoGallery.com for more information.

"I'm Sorry, I Forgive You" - Arwa Abouon
“I’m Sorry, I Forgive You” – Arwa Abouon – Center for Visual Art – Presence: Reflections on the Middle East

965 Gallery (Center for Visual Arts (CVA) – “Presence: Reflections on the Middle East” – 12 artists living in the U.S. and abroad.

“Resound: Reverberations Between Artist and Place” – Group Show runs through April 8, 2017. 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Visit www.MSUdenver.duc/cva for more information.

CHAC Gallery and Cultural Center – “Peace Through The Lens…. An American Story” – Group Show runs through March 31, 2017. 772 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Visit www.chacweb.org . Santa Fe Arts District

Dikeou Collection – Lisa Kereszi and Benjamin Donaldson – Artist Talk: March 16, 6pm. 1615 California Street, Suite 515, Denver. Learn more about this and the Dikeou Pop-up by visiting www.DikeouCollection.org

"Minuteman O-10 (10.29.16)" - Evan Anderman
“Minuteman O-10 (10.29.16)” – Evan Anderman Photography

Evan Anderman Photography – “Silent Sentinels: Minuteman Missiles on the Plains” – Exhibition runs March 2 – April 28, 2017. Reception April 6, 6pm-9pm. Gallery is Open by Appointment, 209 Klamath Street, Unit 4, Denver, 303.832.6200. www.EvanAnderman.com


Lapis Gallery – “Face to Face; a photographic look at people and place as portraiture” – Michael Rieger, Donovan Rieger, Jan Eitel, John Vigran and Michele “Misha” McGinley. 3971 Tennyson Street, Denver. Exhibition runs through April 28, with First Friday Reception April 7, 2017. www.LapisStudioDenver.com and www.LapisArts.com. Tennyson Cultural District

“Wonderlands” – Lauri Lynnxe Murphy – Mai Wyn Fine Art

Mai Wyn Fine Art – “Apocryphal Terrains” – Lauri Lynnxe Murphy – Opening Reception March 17, runs through April 22, 2017. 744 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. www.MaiWyn.com. Santa Fe Arts District

Mike Wright Gallery – “Metamorphosis: Transmutations” – Jeff Klapperich – Opening Reception March 10, 6pm-9pm. Exhibition runs through March 31, 2017. 1412 Wazee Street, Denver. www.MikeWrightGallery.com

Pattern Shop Studio – “Up Close and Far Away: The Photographic Art of Jim Milmoe” – Exhibition runs through April 15, 2017 with an Artist Talk on April 15, 4pm-6pm. Open by Appointment, 3349 Blake Street, Denver, 303.297.9831, www.PatternShopStudio.com. Located in what is now called RiNo Arts District

RULE Gallery – “Basic Pictures” – Joseph Coniff – Exhibition runs through April 15, 2017. 530 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. www.RULEgallery.com. Santa Fe Arts District

Sally Centigrade Art Gallery – Andrew Novick & Miu Vermillion – Opening Reception March 9. Exhibition runs through April 6, 2017. 1423 Larimer Street, Denver. www.SallyCentigrade.com. Located in Larimer Square.

"Field Flowers" - Robert Buelteman - Walker Fine Art
“Field Flowers” – Robert Buelteman – Walker Fine Art

Walker Fine Art – “Unexplored Terrain” – Bonny Lhotka, Robert Buelteman, Karalee Kucher, Zeida Zinn, Emma Powell, Sally Stockhold, Jean Albus, Anne Arden McDonald, Jim Gmeiner and Julie Anand – Opening Reception March 10, 5pm-9pm. Exhibition runs through April 28, 2017. 300 West 11th Avenue, Suite #A, Denver. www.WalkerFineArt.com

Whether actual photography or artists using the photographic image in their process of creation, this years Month or actually two Months of Photography is not to be missed. The Month of Photography engages the entire state of Colorado and also extends into neighboring New Mexico.

For a full listing of all exhibitions, artist talks, workshops, galleries, museums and so much more please visit www.mopdenver.com. Feature Image: “Face” – Michael Rieger – Lapis Gallery.

"Twilight Trees in Winter" - Karen Desjardin - Valkarie Gallery
“Twilight Trees in Winter” – Karen Desjardin – Valkarie Gallery