May Newsletter

May Newsletter

May Newsletter

  • On November 24, 2017

Art Gym welcomes new staff to our team!

Introducing Louis Trujillo and Matthew Swisher–our new Night Building Stewards. Our former front-desk staff Erynn McConnell will complete the night-shift team. They will be here to assist members when needed and provide oversight to the facility in the evenings during our new extended hours.


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Current: Alone + Together

Be sure to catch this exhibit before it ends on May 20th. Peer in to the lives of artist couples and find out what it’s like to collaborate in life and art. Alone + Together features the art of three Denver artist couples, Kristen Hatgi Sink + Mark Sink, Mamiko + Homare Ikeda, and Sylvia Montero + Tony Ortega.

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Upcoming: Ephemeral

Ephemeral is a celebration of movement and its connection to the temporality of life and the lasting impact of memory. Join us on Thursday May 25th, from 5-8pm for the opening reception with live movement performances and the artist present! Free and open to the public. Featuring visual artists Corrina Espinosa, Jeremy Grant, John Lake, Lucas T. McMahon, Louis Trujillo and Melanie Walker and performers Evolving Doors, Akoya Dance and Phannie Haver.

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Members-Only Call for Entry!

Coming up soon: deadline for submitting your artwork for this year’s member exhibition is Friday, 6.16.17 11:59 pm.

Please submit a “body of work” (5- 10 images) to Exhibition dates are July 20 – August 12, 2017. If you are planning on an event/demo or workshop during that time please include a short description and possible dates. Looking forward receiving your proposal!

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Create Award – Deadline Approaching! Applications due June 17 at 5pm.

The Create Award is a 6-month residency for recent graduates from creative disciplines (fine arts, digital art, performing arts, etc.). Selected candidates receive a 6-month membership at Art Gym Denver and a final exhibition or performance in Art Gym’s professional gallery space.

Know any recent art-school grads? Let them know about this opportunity!

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Art Critique

Join us for our monthly critique session! It’s a great time to meet other thoughtful artists, refine your ideas and take your work to the next level! This month it happens Tuesday, June 20 from 7pm-9pm. We are happy to announce that PlatteForum’s current artist in residence, Kyle Peets, will be the facilitator. Click here to find out more about Kyle. Bring some artwork (finished or in-progress). Light refreshments will be provided. FREE and open to the Public, so bring your artist friends!

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Jewelry Fabrication Workshop with Kim Harrell

This two-day workshop is focused on refining techniques to finishing, and embellishing your work with texture and explores how the details can make or break even the simplest of pieces.

The class is aimed at the intermediate to advanced beginner (must have had one or more classes in fabrication techniques, i.e. know how to solder and cut sterling silver, in the past 12 months).

Art Gym News and Artist Resources

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Art Gym Cafe

At Art Gym we believe that coffee, art and community go hand in hand. Whether you’re a member artist or a visitor from the neighborhood, Art Gym Café is a great place to unwind and connect with creative people. Cafe hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-6pm.

Check out our featured burrito for June – Venison sausage, egg, potato and 4 cheese blend!Offered for a limited time only on Friday June 16 and Friday June 30, while supplies last!

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Farewell, Tiffany!

Staff member Tiffany Shapley will be leaving Art Gym at the end of June to pursue a business opportunity in Portland and to be closer to family. Tiffany has been the familiar face at the front desk since Art Gym opened and we appreciate everything she has done during her time here. We wish her all the best in her new chapter, but are sad to see her go! Keep creating Tiffany!

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Call For Entry – Artists’ Book Cornucopia VIII

Calling all book artists! Submit your work for “Artists’ Book Cornucopia VIII,” an international, juried exhibition of contemporary artists’ book-works, on view at Art Gym from October 12 – November 4, 2017. Submission deadline is August 21, 2017. Art Gym members and early-birds receive a special discount!

Member Spotlight


Cultura Craft Chocolate – Art Gym Culinary Member

Why we joined Art Gym:

Damaris Graves, owner of Cultura Craft Chocolate joined the Art Gym in the spring of 2016. She loves that the Art Gym creates a space for “makers” to thrive and be supported rather than a typical commissary kitchen environment that treats users like a transaction. 

About Cultura Craft:

Cultura Craft Chocolate is a Latin-American-inspired bean-to-bar chocolate company based in Denver, CO., with a passion for creating amazing chocolate with greater transparency and accessibility. Cultura sources some of the best cacao in the world, and in turn produces a product line that is both bold and approachable. Cultura commits to maintaining integrity through greater transparency, pushing boundaries by being curious, never settling, and always having fun!

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