Did you deplete your entertainment budget buying tickets to Hamilton? If so, come to the Central Library for a free culture fix at the Denver Public Library Staff Art Show.
In its 14th consecutive year, the exhibit is an eclectic mix of right-brained talent, ranging from an idyllic, cross-stitched village scene to a purple cow, to a mosaic crafted by the City Librarian. The show will run through February 13, and is housed in the Level 7 Vida Ellison Gallery, a destination itself with its panoramic views of our city and beyond.
The Golden Triangle District is also home to many browse-worthy galleries, including Walker Fine Art, at 300 W. 11th Ave, whose current exhibit is "Uncanny," featuring six artists, including Derrick Breidenthal and Mark Penner-Howell.
A few blocks over is the Sandra Phillips Gallery at 47 W. 11th Ave., currently exhibiting "Abstract Immersion," which focuses on the exciting and diverse ways four Colorado artists explore abstraction through color, line, form and textures. And the beautifully mysterious paintings of Frank Sampson, age 90, are not to be missed.
Other noteworthy galleries include:
William Havu Gallery - 1040 Cherokee
Goodwin Fine Art - 1255 Delaware
Native American Trading Company - 213 W. 13th
Please note: All of these galleries are closed on Sunday and Monday.
In addition, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s touring sculpture exhibit, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads is worth a walk to the Sea Lions Fountain at the north end of Civic Center Park. Each bronze head - rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig, weighs one ton each.