FREE EVENTS AT MCNICHOLS DURING DENVER ARTS WEEK, 11/1-10
Oct 26 2012
Free Events on November 3 and 9
On October 24, 2012, Mayor Michal B. Hancock and Arts & Venues Denver officially opened the historic McNichols Building in Civic Center Park, and invite the public inside during Denver Arts Week to explore.
The historic building on the corner of Colfax and Bannock Street will serve as a cultural hub for residents and visitors to Denver, making Denver Arts Week an ideal week to debut the building, offering free art exhibits, musical and dance performances, historical tours and more, from some of Denver’s best talent.
DENVER ARTS WEEK
The building will be open to the public November 1-10 from 10am – 5pm daily, or see below for extended special event hours. Please visit www.artsandvenuesdenver.comfor a complete schedule.
Denver Treasures - Saturday, November 3, 11am-6pm, FREE
Join us for free live performances throughout the day that include music, dance and spoken word demonstrations from local acts including Dawson Wallace Dance, Minor Disturbance and Swallow Hill’s Uke Ensemble performance of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," in its entirety! Learn about the building and park's history with Tom Noel, a.k.a. "Dr. Colorado," as he guides free tours at 11:30am and 1:45pm. There is also plenty for kids to do with interactive art stations provided by Museo de las Americas and Swallow Hill Music. And join the Denver Zoo for a guided tour and live animal demonstration that celebrates animals in the arts, from lions and hyenas to warthogs and hornbills, at 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Click here for a detailed schedule.
Denver Arts Week: Debut - Friday, November 9, 6 - 9pm, FREE
Debut is a free, open house celebration and reception featuring art exhibitions and installations. Join us for a night of music from Conjunto Colores, food by Tony Rosacci Catering, and a chance to mingle with the artists.
Current Art Exhibits – FREE
FUERA de la FRONTERA/Outside the Border
Third floor exhibition, through January 2013
Arts & Venues Denver partnered with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Colorado Creative Industries, and the Museo de las Americas to bring together 16 contemporary Colorado Hispanic artists, presenting works in various media including site-specific installations. Artists include: Esteban Blanco, Lui Ferreyra, Carlos Fresquez, David Ocelotl Garcia, Quintin Gonzalez, Ana Maria Hernando, Jolt, Emilio Lobato, Bob Maes, Delilah Montoya, Tony Ortega, Don Quade, Daniel Salazar, Derrick Velasquez, Mark Villarreal, Frank Zamora.
Lightscapes by Collin Parson
Second floor installation, through January 2013
Denver artist Collin Parson will present a body of artworks which combine light, space, color and dimension. Each glowing light box changes colors in subtle intervals creating unique meditative experiences.
Design by Colorado
First floor exhibition, through April 2013
Comprising the fields of furniture, consumer products, communication, interior design, and fashion, the Design by Colorado exhibition features some of Colorado’s leading designers, while highlighting the state’s thriving creative sector. The exhibit, in conjunction with Create Denver and Colorado Creative Industries, was originally shown at Denver International Airport in 2011. The 2012 – 2013 Design by Colorado exhibition presents the next level of dynamic design from local businesses, presented by Create Denver and sponsored by Wells Fargo.
Coral Sphere, by acclaimed Mexico City artist, Yvonne Domenge
Semi-permanent outdoor installation, Installed by November 9
This eye-catching blue steel sculpture was acquired from the prestigious Boeing Galleries of Millennium Park in Chicago, where it was on display since 2011. Denver was one of many cities across the country who submitted proposals to obtain the artwork, and we are honored and delighted to have been selected.
Divine Matrix Flow by Highraff
Outdoor installation, through November 2013
In January 2012, São Paulo’s famed street artist Highraff made a trip to Denver to paint this Divine Matrix Flow, a mural for the Denver International Airport Art & Culture Program as part of the live painting event Terminal Kings, presented by the University of Denver. Highraff’s nature-inspired abstractions are a spiritual exercise that marries mathematics and nature, pattern and accident. For Denver Arts Week, Divine Matrix Flow, will be transformed into a sculpture as it makes a rare appearance outside the secure environment of the airport: no boarding pass required!