MID Picks: First Fridays + Upcoming Events

Need help sifting through the many events in our fine city? Fret not! At Modern in Denver, we celebrate the best in architecture, interiors, art, design, and people. We like to think the events below do just that. Enjoy, and we hope to see you around town.

hav2WHAT: First Friday Art Walk at Havu
WHEN: Tonight, June 6, 5-8 p.m.
WHERE: William Havu Gallery, 1040 Cherokee Street
WHY: It’s your last chance to see Amy Metier’s “Preconceived Notions” featuring Charles Counter & Mark Lunning through Saturday, June 7. The neo-modern character of Metier’s work resonates with the Denver Art Museum’s Modern Masters and the Clyfford Still Museum’s 1959, which are on view only a few blocks away.

RedlineWHAT: Opening of Senga Nengudi’s Exhibit, The Performing Body
WHEN: Tonight, June 6, 7-10 p.m.
WHERE: RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe St. Denver
WHY: Come for the opening of Senga Nengudi’s Exhibition, The Performing Body. This exhibition will document seven of the artist’s performances through the creative juxtaposition of performance-related photographs and relics alongside three additional installations that extend her performance work into painting and video. Additionally, the exhibition will incorporate new performances by Nengudi conceived to engage Denver’s creative community and the broader general public.

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WHAT: LYFE Kitchen Opening
WHEN: Today, June 6
WHERE: Park Meadows Retail Resort
WHY: New, “fresh casual” restaurant LYFE has arrived in Colorado with state-of-the-art designs and good-for-you food that is convenient and affordable. They also boast wellness features, such as advanced air purification, water filtration systems and healthy entrances with dirt and virus track-in controls and anti-microbial coatings on common restaurant touch points.

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WHAT: Modern in Denver and MINI at the People’s Fair
WHEN: June 7-8, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Civic Center Park
WHY: See Modern In Denver on the side of a a new MINI from Schomp at the People’s Fair. Schomp MINI is the official auto sponsor and will have an interactive area of the festival that you can only truly experience at the People’s Fair. The People’s Fair is free, and everyone is invited to come to enjoy an artistic experience!

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WHAT: Panel Discussion: The Future of Fiber Arts
WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m. – noon
WHERE: Helikon Gallery & Studios, 3675 Wynkoop St.
WHY: Come hear the artists of Contemporary Fiber speak on the future of fiber arts. Contemporary Fiber is an invitational selection of 20 visionary fiber artists from Colorado. Their historic exhibition will challenge viewers’ expectations of what fiber art can be by juxtaposing an eclectic array of art ranging from painted fabric, woven steel, formed paper, and lighted sculpture.

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WHAT: Friday Flash: Download This / Image Anarchism
WHEN: Friday, June 13, 7 p.m.
WHERE: 14th & Champa
WHY: Denver Digerati’s “Friday Flash” program returns to the streets of Denver once again to present a refreshing dose of visual awe to the public in the form of today’s most captivating and unique digital animation and motion-based artworks. Download This / Image Anarchism delivers an assortment of fascinating artworks downloaded directly from online file-sharing sources, resulting in a diverse and exciting mixture that continues Denver Digerati’s efforts to remain at the forefront of leading trends in art.

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WHAT: RULE Gallery Soft Opening and Pop-Up Exhibit
WHEN: June 13, 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Hinterland, 3254 Walnut St.
WHY: RULE has returned to the RiNo Arts District in located inside the Hinterland Gallery. Their soft opening occurs in conjunction with the Rule pop-up exhibition West with the Night.

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WHAT: OneWall Second Installation
WHEN: Saturday, June 21
WHERE: 12th and Broadway
WHY: OneWall, a community-driven initiative that aims to make art accessible for Denverites and to garner attention for Denver’s art community, will debut its latest piece. It will feature New York-based artist Michael Kagan, whose work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian—and as the art for a line of tees and sweatshirts for Pharrell Williams’ clothing line, Billionaire Boys Club.