In 1979, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a mammoth Clyfford Still survey. Little did museum-goers realize that it would be their last opportunity to see Still's work for more than 30 years. When he died in 1980, Still stipulated that his work be kept from the public eye until an American city created a museum dedicated solely to his art. His wife, Patricia, selected Denver in 2005; by November 2011, the two-story, 28,500-square-foot museum finally opened its doors.
Inside, nine galleries showcase rotating pieces from nearly 94% of Still's entire output, which includes approximately 825 paintings and 1,575 works on paper. Taken together, these pieces trace Still's evolution from representational painting to abstract expressionism, a shift he made earlier than contemporaries such as Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock. Besides Still's artwork, the museum houses the artist's personal belongings, ranging from sketchbooks to recordings of the many prank calls he pulled on Pablo Picasso. In addition to preserving Still's legacy, the museum plays host to events such as liquor tastings, artist lectures, and film screenings.
Having filmed their own skate, surf, and snowboard movies for years, Matt D’Amico and Jeff Barrett acquired a taste for digital videography. When Matt and Jeff launched Valley Home Movies, they combined their passion for video editing with their knowledge of antiquated and modern video formats. Using high-capacity computers, they transfer every frame from aging formats such as 8mm and VHS onto reliable DVDs and convert old photos and slides to digital files, ensuring prom pictures may be ridiculed by future generations.
The pair also puts their editing skills to good use, laying down beats for accompanying DVD soundtracks and crafting individualized DVD menus. Videography services and sound engineering round out the company’s offerings, though the staff also shoots still photography, repairs computers, and develops websites.
At Bella Glass Studios, students unleash boundless creativity during a variety of do-it-yourself craft classes including paint-your-own pottery, glass fusing, and glass ornament-making classes. The Dichroic Pendant class equips students with the tools and steps to fashion two quirky, colorful pendants or magnets. Students can also upgrade to wine bottle stoppers, key chains, letter openers, or purse hangers. The studio also offers a unique fused glass Coral Bowl class. Throughout each class, staff members monitor students as they arrange smooth glass strips, dichroic glass, and stringers to craft abstract compositions or wield colors as bright as their imaginations. The studio also features a bar where students can enhance their creative juices with festive libations.
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While traveling in Europe on a trip filled with art and wine, sisters Casey and Liz Hay suddenly realized they didn't know how they could ever leave. And so they decided to bring their new passions home with them and opened Unwined, a paint and sip studio where anyone could come to create beautiful art and enjoy rich wines. During painting sessions guests learn how to paint everything from fall landscapes to their pets by following step-by-step guidelines, or they can flex their creativity muscles and dream up a painting all on their own. In addition to open studio sessions, the studio may also be booked for parties and special events.
Treat your eyes to some world-class art at Denver's Helikon Gallery and Studios.
With food just the way you like it, this museum elevates your restaurant experience just on the level of taste.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly activities at this museum just as much as mom and dad.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
For those who travel by bike, Helikon Gallery and Studios offers bike racks for customers.
Take an in-depth look at some beautiful art pieces at this art museum and go home with some inspiration.