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CORE gallery draws more than ‘First Friday’ crowd

Fifteen years ago, the stretch of Santa Fe Drive from East 10th Avenue down to 5th still boasted boarded-up storefronts, broken glass and unsavory characters to create a trinity that “nice people” — and especially suburbanites wary of urban places — carefully avoided.  But an early-80s influx of economic development

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The Metropolitan Online

CORE gallery draws more than ‘First Friday’ crowd

Just east of Santa Fe at 9th, people milling outside the CORE gallery — smoking and on their cell phones — are a tad different from the main run of gallery hoppers along Santa Fe, who take pains not to look mainstream. Outside CORE — and inside the gallery that’s already crowded at 7:15 — there are kids, teens, grandmother and parent-types mixing easily with the wine-and-cheese crowd that are gallery-opening fixtures. And if the crowd is less than predictable, so is the CORE gallery itself.

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Denver Daily News

Art with heart

Abstract painter Kathryn Hart paints from the heart.

The paintings featured in her new exhibit — “Circle of Secrets” — showing at the Habitat Gallery and Studio lean heavily on emotions and conflicts. Her paintings pulse with an untold story; scrapings and scratchings dragged through thick paint gives a glimpse of what’s beneath the service, according to a press release.

“Combining both expressionism and conceptual art into her paintings, Hart begins boldly and energetically, focusing on n

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Denver Post

Heartfelt Artwork

For 13 years, the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council has celebrated hearts, February’s most enduring symbol (not counting crusty frozen snow) with its Milagros del Corazon auction.

Artists and would-be artists from all walks of life decorate a wooden heart that CHAC distributes about a month prior to the auction, which was held last week

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Studio 6 Coffee House

Welcome to Studio 6 Coffee House! We are a small boutique coffee house located in the 910 Arts Building in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe Drive.

We serve only the finest Organic and Fair Trade locally roasted coffees as well as an extensive list of loose leaf teas. We are dedicated to creating an incredible atmosphere with a focus on community and creativity. Come check us out and experience our groovy little shop for yourself!

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Denver Post

Latino Museum wins arts excellence award

Maruca Salazar won the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2005 for past work in the Chicano art movement.  But winning it this year for the Museo de las Americas signals the work that lies ahead for the institution she has led for less than a year.

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Denver Daily News

Timely Portraits

The intense meets the expressive at the new exhibit showing at the Carla Wright Gallery.

The collection features a series of 11 portraits by local artist Brian Comber, though the paintings are often more reminiscent of an intense vision in a frame than the “Mona Lisa.”

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Denver Daily News

An art scene celebration

The Art District on Santa Fe is giving itself a well-deserved pat on the back with an exhibit that looks back at 2009. 

Art District Best of 2009 is a juried show that compiles a wide variety of art that has been shown in the Art District on Santa Fe throughout the year.

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ADSF

The Art District shuttle will not be operating this First Friday January 1. We will start it up again February 5th. All galleries in the Santa Fe District will be open as usual from 5-9 pm. The shuttle connects both the Santa Fe Art District as well as the Golden Triangle Museum District

Westword

Party Arty

Take two superstar jurists, throw in everyone else, shake it all up with a year’s worth of fantastic art seen at galleries on Santa Fe Drive, and you’ve got Art District Best of 2009, a confetti-ready celebration of one of Denver’s most popular artwalk destinations and

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Denver Post

With help from city, Su Teatro buying Denver Civic Theatre

Denver’s only Latino theater company, with backing from the city, is buying the shuttered Denver Civic Theatre at 721 Santa Fe Drive.  Su Teatro will reopen the Denver Civic as a regional Latino cultural and performing arts center as early as February, the company said.

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DENVER (CBS4)

Denver Arts Week Is Huge For City’s Economy

Denver Arts Week is officially underway and that means there are a lot of special events and deals at cultural attractions.

“We have a very vibrant art scene whether that be performing art, visual art, galleries museums of all sorts and we just want to celebrate that,” Daniele Robson with the Museum of Contemporary Art said.

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Metro Denver

ArtDistrict on Santa Fe and Golden Triangle District connect

Denver’s ArtDistrict on Santa Fe and the Golden Triangle Museum District have partnered to connect two of Denver’s premiere art and cultural districts.  Beginning on First Friday October 2 art patrons can travel on a free luxury shuttle coach with an on-board guide between the two art districts. For the first time art lovers will have easy access to over 100 art galleries, museums, cultural centers, restaurants and shops.

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Denver Post

Mel Strawn: A local favorite, pared down

n 2006, the Denver Public Library mounted a large-scale exhibition with about 75 paintings, drawings and other works spanning nearly the entirety of Mel Strawn’s six-decade career.

The flawed yet still valuable offering brought renewed attention to the Salida artist, who taught at the University of Denver from 1969 to 1985. Although he could be inconsistent, Strawn managed to produce many strong, mostly abstract pieces.

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Denver Post

New restaurant opens in Santa Fe Art District,

Plenty of people will tell you: Part of the appeal of First Fridays is the free booze.  It’s not the best part. And for some, it might be the worst. But there’s no denying that many art patrons’ eyes light up when they walk in a First Friday gallery and notice a kind fellow pouring free glasses of wine in the back. Sometimes there’s beer, too, and it’s usually good beer. Budweiser simply won’t do at most galleries — they’re trying to sell original works of art, not throw a kegger.

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Metro State purchases space for Center for Visual Art, the off-campus art gallery

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, the Metropolitan State College of Denver Foundation announced that it expects to close Friday on the nearly $1.5 million purchase of 965 Santa Fe Dr. to house its renowned off-campus art gallery, the Center for Visual Art. The more than 22,000 square feet of property, located in the heart of the Santa Fe Art District, includes 9,000 square feet of gallery space, 6,000 square feet of outlying buildings and 15 parking spaces.

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