Friday, May 3, 2013

Art: Your First Friday playlist

Posted By on Fri, May 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM

From the listings desk: There's more than enough art to go around, even more than we've got listed here, but here's some of what's happening tonight.

• Events

Big Arts Night, live music, art demonstrations, art exhibits and dance and theater performances; with free food and drink. Fri., May 3, 5-7:30 p.m. Pikes Peak Community College Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 502-3135.

First Friday Art Walk — Pueblo, monthly art celebrations encompassing multiple galleries, a handful of coffee shops, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center and other businesses. First Friday of every month, 5-8 p.m. Downtown Pueblo, pueblopag.org.

First Friday ArtWalk, month celebrations of the scene with new artwork, appetizers and drinks, artist demonstrations, the occasional live music and more. First Friday of every month, 5-8 p.m. Old Colorado City, 520-9494, bestartontheavenue.com.

• Exhibits

Aha Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., #107, allheartart.com. New Work by Abigail Kreuser, Marie David and Carole Reece. May 3-31. Opening reception, Fri., May 3, 5-8 p.m.

The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., thebridgeartgallery.com. Other Than Us, an exhibition in different medias, from a variety of artists, like Milo Abrams-Hicks, Robin Coran, Stuart Cross and others. Opening reception, Fri., May 3, 5-8 p.m.

The 3 Muses at Kreuser Gallery
  • The 3 Muses at Kreuser Gallery

Cottonwood on Tejon, 214½ N. Tejon St., cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com/tejon. A Celebration of Sculpture, works by David Knize, Pam Pappas, and Phil Vallejo. First Friday reception, Fri., May 3, 5-8 p.m.

Gallery 113, 113 N. Tejon St., gallery-113.com. A reception with Cindy Davies, painter, and Chi Leary, sculptor, with live gypsy music from Roma Ransom. Fri., May 3, 5-8 p.m.

GOCA 121, 121 S. Tejon St., #100, 255-3504, galleryuccs.org. Documentation, a photography show featuring works from three Colorado artists, who share their personal stories through each piece: Matt Chmielarczyk, Bill Starr and Andrea Wallace, the subjects of this week's calendar feature. May 3 to June 29. Opening reception, Fri., May 3, 5-9 p.m.

Kreuser Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 630-6347, abigailkreusergallery.com. The 3 Muses, a multimedia collaborative show by Abigail Kreuser, Carole Reece and Marie David. In the Commons Gallery, paintings by Amanda Jean. May 3-31. Opening reception, Fri., May 3, 5-8 p.m.

The London Group, 731 N. Weber St., 473-7808. Art of Transformation, a showcase of work from regional artists Kim Estares, Dan Heidenreich, Jim Houk, Leslie Thomas and Amy Winter to benefit the Diabetes Community Center. Fri., May 3, 4-8 p.m. $10.

Other Than Us at the Bridge Gallery
  • Other Than Us at the Bridge Gallery

Modbo, 17C E. Bijou St., 633-4240, themodbo.wordpress.com. Clive Nyles, a series of new works from Nyles, a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design whose "compositions utilize chiaroscuro value patterns along with geometric patterning to create subject emerging from light or subject being engulfed by darkness." May 3-31. Opening reception, Fri., May 3, 5:30 p.m. to midnight, with live music by the Bottesini Project at 9:30 p.m.

S.P.Q.R., 17 B E. Bijou St., 633-4240, themodbo.wordpress.com. Fluff, a solo show by local artist Lorelei Beckstrom, who depicts stuffed animals in scenes of Greek myths (like Icarus and Sisyphus) and humans wearing rabbit heads. Beckstrom's also the subject of this week's cover story. May 3-31. Opening reception, Fri., May 3, 5:30 p.m. to midnight, with live music by the Bottesini Project at 9:30 p.m.

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