Examine the lasting legacy of painter Stevon Lucero’s work based on Aztec traditions and spirituality, discover the art of your favorites or someone in particular at BMoCa’s Open Wall fundraiser, participate in Boulder Arts Week and keep following the Mo’Print trail this weekend.
And there are plenty of other stops along the way. Here is where the action is:
METAREAL: The Life and Work of Stevon Lucero, In Memoriam
Galléri Gallery, Convergence stationMeow Wolf, 1338 First Street
Until May 28
Opening: Friday March 25 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The late artist Stevon Lucero, whose cultural legacy peaked with the installation of the Native Futuristic Dreamscapes Lounge at Denver’s Meow Wolf outpost before his death in November. Now he’s getting a little more love from Meow Wolf with a memorial exhibition of his work in the attraction’s Galleri Gallery space, curated by his wife Arlette Lucero and their children, with help from partner installation Molina Speaks and liaison with the artists Annie Geimer. A walk through the gallery might be the most authentic time you have inside the ultra-surreal Meow Wolf building, gazing at Lucero’s meta-realistic and neo-pre-Columbian canvases.
Open wall: exhibition and sale
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th Street, Boulder
Friday, March 25, 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday March 26 and Sunday March 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The BMoCA Open Wall tradition is launched, just in time for Boulder Arts Week and the rejuvenation of our cultural spaces after two years on the rocky terrain of navigating a pandemic. The museum drops its art facade for a long weekend and invites local artists of all skill levels to hang their art for the world to see, with all sales benefiting BMoCA’s education and programming wing in part. It’s a half-and-half market for artists (sixty-forty for artists who are also members of the museum) and often a deal-maker for patrons looking to add new works of art to their collections without breaking the bank. .
Simultaneous solos, closing reception
Robischon Gallery, 1740 Wazee Street
Closing Reception: Friday, March 25, 6-8 p.m..
What Goes Up Must Come Down: As current exhibitions by Deborah Zlotsky, Altoon Sultan, Kate Petley, Scott Chamberlain and Stephanie Robison draw to a close, the Robischon Gallery is hosting a last-minute reception.
Cafe Bardo, 238 South Broadway
Until April 30
Opening to the public: Friday March 25, from 5 p.m. to midnight
Loose art collective Heads of Hydra, an ongoing “anti-curation” project started by photographer Richard Alden Peterson, will raise their heads again for what Peterson says is the start of a new series of exhibitions for the group. The first is an introduction to the concept, with photographs and collages of Peterson and fellow organizer and troublemaker Dave Seiler; check out what they’re up to during a casual opening at Bardo Coffeehouse.
Boulder Arts Week Downtown Mural Tour
RSVP here for the link
Boulder Arts Week was designed to get people out of their homes and remember how and where Boulderites are entertained and delighted throughout the year, year after year. Particularly meaningful after surviving the highs and lows of two years of pandemic, it can be a revelation and an invitation to rediscover the cultural depth of Boulder. For example, you can treat yourself to this self-guided tour of murals painted over the past three years as part of the Street Wise Mural Festival. In addition to a handy map, the tour is available in long and short versions with extras, including excerpts from artist interviews, special videos and other content; the visit is free, but Street Wise asks for donations if you can spare one.
Jeff Russell, Hexagonal ways of thinking
Savoy Denver, 2700 Arapahoe St.
Friday, March 25, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday March 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It turns out that hexagons aren’t just six-sided polygons. For some people they represent the sacred connecting center of the universe, like a strange combination of math and magical thinking. Artist Jeff Russell created a set of prints based on hexagon shapes for a two-day Mo’Print pop-up show at the Savoy, determined to remind us that March is Hexagon Awareness Month and why .
Niza Knoll Gallery, 915 Santa Fe Drive
From Friday March 25 to May 8
Opening: Friday March 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Niza Knoll has invited a quartet of women in printmaking — Susan T. Fisher, Theresa Haberkorn, Vanessa Martin and Carol Till — for this Mo’Print show, a simple exhibition of plants by some of the best.
Mario Zoot, fragments
K Contemporary, 1412 Wazee Street
From Saturday March 26 to April 30
Opening: Saturday March 26 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Denver collagist Mario Zoots works modernist magic in his chosen cut-and-paste medium, working with stock magazine images, found photos and other ephemera to shape picture-perfect compositions loaded with subconscious secrets and biased definitions. He will have nine new works to show at K Contemporary starting Saturday.
Mo’Print 2022 Studio and Print Tour
Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Mo’Print offers several events that allow the public to get close to printmakers working in all styles, but the Studio and Print Tour, a regional safari that gives art lovers the right to enter the studios where artists make their magic, is probably the most comprehensive. It’s also a lot of fun – a chance to chat, learn techniques, see works in progress and completed works as well. Technically speaking, interesting stops on the route include the open studios of Art Gym, Ink Lounge, Process and Red Delicious Press. Keep in mind that Saturday is the busiest route of the weekend and some artists only participate one day or another, so it is best to choose your route in advance, using the maps provided online.
Peter Miles Bergman, Artists Tales
Dateline Gallery, 3004 Larimer Street
Artists’ Tales: Wednesday, March 30, 7 p.m.
Peter Miles Bergman’s three-book release inspired by Bergman’s adventures and misfortunes while hiking the Pacific Coast Trail from is PRESS was the subject of an exhibit this month at Dateline. Now, learn more about the story from Bergman himself at the end of the show.
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