Twelve Denver arts flashbacks from 2012


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Reopening of the McNichols Building
October 24, 2012

Built more than a century ago as a Carnegie library, the McNichols Building has been aching for a redo for years. With its new reincarnation as an arts center and rental venue for elegant events on the edge of Civic Center Park, its classical facade's been given new meaning with a flourish of colorful banners and public art, inside and out.

See also:

- Works in progress: Behind the scenes at the revived McNichols in Civic Center Park

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Ravi Zupa

Ravi Zupa, One Million Things, Black Book Gallery
November 2-30, 2012

Denver doesn't have any old masters, but Ravi Zupa is surely one of its young ones: He wields his brush with an eye for history, mashing up cultures, centuries and genres onto perfectly composed picture-collages that make some viewers think and philosophize and others drop their jaws in wonderment. In his exhibit statement, Zupa called this show "an attempt to wrap my fingers around one million things and lay them out flat, onto wood and paper, for you to look at," and we're thankful to have seen them all.

See also:
- Countdown to Denver Arts Week: Ravi Zupa at Black Book Gallery

What were your favorite moments and exhibits in 2012? What are you looking forward to in 2013? Share your ideas in the comments section below.

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