Denver Arts Week In Review

The Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts were awarded November 3 to kick off Denver Arts Week. Mayor Michael Hancock honored the American Indian Galleries at the Denver Art Museum and Phil Bender with the Excellence awards and Veronica Barela with the Legacy Award. Arts Week ends November 12, but it’s not too late to participate. Here’s a selection of things to do as Arts Week comes to a close.

November 10, 12-2 p.m.
Cut ‘n’ Sew Yves Saint Laurent Challenge
H&M Store
Denver Pavilions
November 10, 6-10 p.m.
West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America 1965-1977
1485 Delgany Street
November 10, 5:30 p.m.
Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith authors of Van Gogh: The Life lecture
Denver Art Museum
Hamilton Building, lower level

November 10, 5:30-8 p.m. RSVP required by Nov. 7
Colorado Abstract Expressionism
Kirkland Museum
1311 Pearl Street
November 11, 5-8 p.m.
$52.80 Tag Sale
TOSA (The Other Side Arts)
1644 Platte Street

November 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
What’s Wrong with Western Art? Panel Discussion
Is Western Art a dead language? Is it regional? Panelists hope to illuminate fundamental distinctions between traditional and contemporary perspectives on the American West.
Moderator: Jeffrey Schrader, Assistant Professor of Art History, UC Denver. Panelists: Rose Frederick, Curator of the Coors Western Art Show; Don Stinson, artist; Ann Daley, former Associate Curator of Western Art, Denver Art Museum; Duke Beardsley, artist; Steve Weil, president, Rockmont Ranch Wear; Ed Connors, retired arts educator; Kyle McMillan, art critic,The Denver Post; and Thomas Smith, director, Petrie Institute of Western American Art, Denver Art Museum.
Visions West Gallery
1715 Wazee Street

November 12
¿Being Home? returns
Denver Art Museum

November 10, 7:30 p.m
November 13, 2 p.m.
Still, Amie Knox and Chad Herschberger’s documentary about the Clyfford Still museum
Starz Denver Film Festival
Denver Film Center
2510 East Colfax

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