First Friday: Co-ops celebrate milestones and art is in the air
Tennyson Street's got variety this evening, beginning with a solo show of new works by Denver artist Brian Comber, which opens tonight at Sellars Project Space, 4383 Tennyson Street http://sellarsprojectspace.squarespace.com/, and continues through February 2. The gallery will also host another reception on January 21, followed by an artist talk at noon January 22.
This month's First Friday Mini-Shop project at EvB Studios is one of ceramic artist Marie Gibbons's favorite themed make-and-take clay workshops: Intention Cookies are clay fortune cookies you stuff with a piece of paper listing your intentions for the new year. In a twist, Gibbons asks that participants first write down something they want to get rid of in 2011; that one will burn up during firing, to be replaced later with a keeper intention. Cost of the entire project is $10 and includes everything; drop in between 6 and 9 p.m.
And just around the corner from the clay studio, self-proclaimed "Signtologist" Dan Ericson, who paints savvy works on street signs will unveil a show at Tenn Street Coffee, 4418 Tennyson Street. His works is fun, edgy and affordable; drop by from 6 to 9 p.m.
On Navajo Street, where some of Denver's oldest artist co-ops still thrive, along with some newer ones, everyone has member shows, from Pirate: Contemporary Art, 3655 Navajo Street, celebrating its 31st anniversary, to Zip 37 and Next Gallery.
Rowan James, "Sunrise."
Edge Gallery, though, is ceding its space this month to the Colorado Photographic Arts Center 2011 Juried Show, featuring photographs by 23 artists, selected by photographer Elijah Gowin and curator April Watson. Edge is at 3658 Navajo Street; visit CPAC's website for information.
Golden Triangle/South Broadway
In the Golden Triangle, Bobbi Walker offers a peek at what's to come this year at Walker Fine Art, 300 West 11th Avenue in the Prado, with 2011: Year in Preview, featuring works by a year's worth of 2011 exhibition artists at the gallery.
Walker Fine Art
And finally, South Broadway indie gallery Illiterate, 82 S. Broadway, features a lovely installation of woodblock prints and drawings, S.D. Prochyra: Requiem. Be there or be square.