Mark your calendars! June 2013 will be a month full of color, energy and recycled art!
40 West Arts and District Partners have joined together to create exciting, theme-related events and programs for Lakewood’s INSPIRE cultural programming in June. The wide range of events, spanning from art and music to writing, fashion and more, revolve around a dual theme: Recycled Art & Vivid Color.
Don’t miss the Recycled Art & Vivid Color Exhibition. This juried exhibition, on display at 40 West Gallery, will feature artwork that showcases vibrant color and art that captures the beauty of repurposed and reinvented ”trash.” This theme was inspired by the work of Nick Cave, whose show opens at the Denver Art Museum in June. - http://www.denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/nick-cave
The opening of this exhibition will take place on Friday, June 7th, from 4-7pm and run for three consecutive weekends: June 8-9, 15-16, and 22-23 (12-4pm). The show will include a range of media including painting, 3-D, digital video, photography, mixed media and textiles.
The Everything Gallery is also hosting the Everything Recycled Art Market on June 8 and 9. Located at A&E's warehouse at 7175 W. 16th Place, it's just steps away from the 40 West Gallery! Join the Recycled Art Movement and take advantage of the unique opportunities to explore the world of recycled art.
The weekend highlight will be the Trash Fashion Show, June 8th at 1pm, at 1560 Teller Street on The Edge Theater stage. The featured fashion pieces will be original and at least 75% recycled or reused materials that otherwise would have been “trash.” If you’ve ever seen recycled fashion, you know how amazing these creative designs are. Categories for both youth and adults will be awarded.
There’s something for book (art) lovers and writers too! The Lakewood Library is sponsoring an Altered Book Display and Competition on June 5th, and presenting an exciting creative writing seminar, “Painting a Story in Color with Words” – learn how descriptive writing can transform any story with best-selling author Elizabeth Wrenn!
While you’re enjoying the fun in West Colfax/40 West Arts District, be sure to join us Tuesday, June 11th at Rockley Music and Whitlock Park from 5-8pm for great musical programs.
Last but not least- catch the regional premier of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” at the EDGE Theater. (www.theeproject.org)
Artist Opportunities for INSPIRE! 2013
Attention all artists! 40 West Arts and its partners will offer numerous opportunities to share your creativity during INSPIRE! Week in June.
40 West Arts, in collaborate with the Lakewood Library, will offer a free Creative Writing Seminar “Painting a Story with Words” with novelist Elizabeth Wrenn on Sunday, June 9th at 1pm at 40 West Arts (1560 Teller St., Lakewood). Click the file below for details.
Partner events within the 40W District:
Produced by The Everything Gallery, The 1st Annual Everything Recycled Art Market and Trash Fashion Show is scheduled during INSPIRE Arts Week, June 8-9 (10am-6pm). The Art Market will be at 7175 W. 16th Ave. in May 20, 2013. The Art Market will also feature recycled art from youth artists. Contact:Judy Cybuch at 720-883-8132.
The Trash Fashion Show will be at 40 West Arts on The Edge Theater stage, 1560 Teller Street (1/2 block walk from the Everything Recycled Art Market) on June 9(Sunday), at 1pm. Fashions must be original and at least 75% recycled or reused materials that otherwise would have been trash. If you’ve ever seen recycled fashion, you know how amazing these designs are. Categories for both youth and adults will be chosen. Click here for more details and an application. Fashion show entries are due May 30. Contact: Judy Cybuch at 720-883-8132.
For questions or additional information on these events, email ContactUs@EverythingRecycledArtMarket.com or call Judy Cybuch at 720-883-8132.
We are artists, neighbors, business owners and students who believe the Arts enrich our lives and have come together at the intersection of the arts, historic neighborhoods, a new light rail station, a famous avenue, and a vibrant Arts College. Working with local entrepreneurs and civic leaders, we will manifest a shared vision of enhancing our community through the work, creativity and fun of an arts district. Learn more. . .