Art meets architecture in Denver this weekend
4/19/16 / Karla Raines
Looking for something fun to do this weekend in-between rides on the new A Line to DIA? Check out the arts and cultural activities during Doors Open Denver. Art meets architecture through pop-ups ranging from a nomadic art gallery to poetry, drama, and music performances among the 11 offerings. My favorite? Graffiti art. If you’ve been secretly wanting to learn the art of graffiti painting – and you’re 55 or older – then we’ve got the creative outlet for you. Bust through stereotypes as you create graffiti art inspired by two of Denver’s architectural gems.
- April 23rd, 1-3 pm – Saturday’s pop-up will be hosted by Clyfford Still Museum on their front lawn. Clyfford Still Museum will give 4 – 20 minute architectural tours each day at 11:00, 11:30, 2:00 and 2:30.
- April 24th, 1-3 pm – Sunday’s pop-up will be hosted by the new Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Library and include 3 tours led by architect Joseph Moltabano of Studiotrope, a Denver-based architecture and design agency. DPL staff will share how the library’s design informs their work. Since Sunday is Día del Niño the artist will be prepared to host a multi-generational event at the library.
Thanks to our collaborative partners: VSA Colorado/Access Gallery, studiotrope design, Denver Public Library, and Clyfford Still Museum. I’d like to give a special shout out to Damon McLeese of Access Gallery; Joseph Montalbano of studiotrope; Ed Kiang, Viviana Casillas and Diane Lapierre of DPL; and Sonia Rae of Clyfford Still Museum.
Please join me in thanking the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation for funding this engaging spotlight on art and architecture.
For more information visit this Doors Open Denver link.