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Front Range art guide May 13-19

Artist UcSepia stands in front of her 2021 Street Wise mural in Boulder. The muralist will host a spray paint workshop this weekend. (Peter Kowalchuk/Courtesy photo)
Artist UcSepia stands in front of her 2021 Street Wise mural in Boulder. The muralist will host a spray paint workshop this weekend. (Peter Kowalchuk/Courtesy photo)

Weekend in art

Spray Painting Workshop with Denver Muralists — Friday, Street Wise Arts is hosting a workshop for all skill levels with Denver street artist UcSepia (Seymon Gurule) who will teach the basics of graffiti art including safety, tips and spray techniques. UcSepia has been adding color to outdoor Colorado canvases since 2007 and is known for her free-spirited fantasy characters she calls “ozjuahzians” from the land of “Capsule Oz.” The workshop welcomes artists ages 9 years and older. Denver muralist Chris Haven will host a level two workshop that caters to more experienced artists on Saturday. Attendees are asked to bring a mask or respirator. Registration required; 4-6 p.m. May 13 (level one), 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14 (level two); $65 includes materials and a take-home canvas; Madelife, 2691 30th St., Boulder;

The Art of Food Fest — Firehouse Art Center is kicking off Longmont’s Summer on the Streets and ArtWalk on Main with an event that celebrates local agriculture and creativity. Meet local farmers and creatives Saturday afternoon where there will be vendors, activities, art, farm eats, charcuterie boards, local music and more. Plus, participants can add their own artistic flair to a community chalk paint street mural; 3-7 p.m. May 14; free; on 4th Avenue, between Main and Coffman streets;

Opening receptions

  • “​​National Fine Art Show” opening reception 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Lincoln Gallery 429 Lincoln Ave., Loveland;
  • “Line & Weight,” “We Are People Too: No Joke” opening reception and unveiling of a stairwell mural 6-9 p.m. Friday, Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont;
  • “Rey Ford Student Art Show” opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, The Great Frame Up, 430 Main St., Longmont;
  • “Gress Student Art Show” opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday; Independence Gallery, 233 E. 4th St., Loveland;

Boulder-area galleries

15th Street Gallery Featuring work by Boston artist Nancy Simonds and Denver artist Tony Ortega; open by appointment only; 1708 15th St., Boulder; 303-447-2841;

Ana’s Art Gallery Art from local, African and Caribbean artists; noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 958 Cherryvale Road, Boulder; 303-261-5936;

Arbor Institute “Wide Belonging: earth series,” climate crisis-inspired works by Juliana Forbes, through May 15; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 1708 13th St., Boulder;

Art and Soul Gallery Hanging sculpture works by Boulder-based artist Beth Naumann on display; 10 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; 1615 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-544-5803;

Art Parts Non-profit creative reuse center; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday; 3080 Valmont St., Boulder;

Art Source International Antique maps, prints and vintage posters; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; 1237 Pearl St., Boulder;

Boulder Creative Collective  Will close its doors June 1; “I wouldn’t want to be like you,” by Kyle Smith, up through May; visit website for hours; 2208 Pearl St., Boulder;

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art “Once They Were Red,” fiber installations by Erica Green; “³/ works,” drawing installations by Kevin Townsend; “Inner Lining,” Natani Notah explores her Native American identity, all three exhibits up through June 12; “El movimiento sigue,” Los Seis de Boulder sculpture by Jasmine Baetz, through Oct. 23; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 1750 13th St., Boulder; 303-443-2122;

Canyon Theater and Gallery “Mexicanixima,” handmade piñatas by Maribel Arredondo, through July 9; “Word Into Art,” works that intertwine text and art by more than 90 artists and writers, through June 22; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-441-3100,

The Collective Community Arts Center “Racism & Discrimination at the Lafayette Swimming Pool 1934,” historical exhibit on display through May 29; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, closed Sunday-Monday; 201 N. Public Road, Lafayette;

Dairy Arts Center “inVISIBLE | hyperVISIBLE,” works that examine Asian and Asian-American stereotypes, opening reception 5-8 p.m. May 20, up through July 16; “Nested Rhomboids,” woven sculpture by Jodi Stuart; “Outlandish Redux,” previous works by Natascha Seideneck; “Cause 2 Become,” reused materials sculpture by Scottie Burgess; “Project Worthmore,” mural collab with Street Wise Boulder and Erica Pacha; call for hours; 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; 303-440-7826;

East Window and East Window South “Two Spirit Lakota,” photography by Magdalena Wosinska, through July 28; “Disgust: Unhealthy Practices,” group show in the South gallery explores harmful actions, through June 28; open daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; South open by appointment; 4949 Broadway, Unit 102-B and 102-C, Boulder;

Eldorado Springs Art Center Art gallery and sculpture garden in the foothills; 8 Chesebro Way, Eldorado Springs; 303-378-0454;

The Gallery at Bus Stop “Art Heals,” works from Hannah Shook, Melissa Stuart and Betsy Cole, through May 28; 6-9 p.m. first Fridays, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment; 4895 N. Broadway, Boulder;

HiFi Jones Studio & Gallery Jonathan Hanst’s pop-culture art mashups made from reclaimed vinyl and books; 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday or by appointment; 209 E. Simpson St., Lafayette;

Louisville Center for the Arts National Juried Photography Show and Sale, May 27-June 5; call for hours; 801 Grant Ave., Louisville;

Mary Williams Fine Arts Gallery features fine art, antique maps and framing services; call for hours; 5311 Western Ave., #112, Boulder, 303-938-1588;

Museum of Boulder “People and Places,” oil paintings of travel by Jennifer Hohlfelder, through June 16; “Voces Vivas” explores county’s Latino heritage, through Feb. 26;  9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, closed Tuesdays; 2205 Broadway, Boulder; 303-449-3464;

Naropa University Art Galleries Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Ave.: Cube Gallery has local and international artists; Nalanda Gallery hosts guest artists and student exhibitions, Lounge Gallery operated by students. Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Ave.: Lincoln Gallery features local and regional artists. Paramita Campus, 3285 30th St.: Paramita Gallery has works in all media by regional artists; all open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday;

NoBo Art Center “A Common Thread,” featuring art from Maureen Herrera, Julie Ireland and Vonalda Utterback, through May 28; noon-4 p.m. Saturdays; 4929 Broadway, #E, Boulder;

Particulars Art Gallery “6×6 Community Art Show,” community-submitted art of every medium is on display via 6-by-6 inch canvases, through June; noon-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 401 S. Public Road, Lafayette;

Phil Lewis Art From T-shirts to custom snowboards and prints to laser engraving, Phil Lewis’ art is on display and for sale; noon-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 2034 Pearl St., Unit 102, Boulder;

POP! Gallery Open Studios’ pop-up art and gift gallery; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; 1421 Pearl St.;

R Gallery “Boulder Art Association National Exhibit,” works from members of Boulder’s longest-running arts organization, through May 29; “Flatirons Beauty,” featured collection; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Monday; 2027 Broadway, Boulder; 303-447-2841;

Rembrandt Yard Aboriginal, local and national art; call for hours; 1301 Spruce St., Boulder; 303-301-2972;

Shark’s Ink Renowned printmaking studio and gallery with more than 160 national artist collaborations since 1976; 550 Blue Mountain Road, Lyons; 303-823-9190;

SmithKlein Gallery New works from Arizona artist Hilario Gutierrez, through May 31; noon-5 p.m. daily; 1116 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-444-7200;

CU Art Museum “To Hear the Earth Before the End of the World,” light and sound installation, through July 16; “Herbert Bayer: From Bauhaus to Aspen,”  through June; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 1085 18th St., Boulder;

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History  “Antarctica: More than Meets the Eye,” explores ancient Dry Valleys where CU conducts research, BioLounge; “Horses in the North American West,” Anthropology Hall; University of Colorado Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway, Boulder;

Longmont-area galleries

Firehouse Art Center “Line & Weight,” works from Boulder’s Courtney Giblin and Fort Collins’ Clark Valentine, through June 5; “We Are People Too: No Joke,” teen artists respond to animal cruelty and neglect with printmaking pieces, through May 31; opening reception for both exhibits is 6-9 p.m. May 13, when the students unveil the new Firehouse stairwell mural in the South gallery, through May 8; noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday; 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont;

The Great Frame Up “Rey Ford Student Art Show” features works from the award-winning Longmont artist and his students, opening reception 5-8 p.m. May 13, on display through June 4; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 430 Main St., Longmont;

Longmont Museum  “Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper,” by contemporary Japanese artists, through May 15; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; 400 Quail Road, Longmont;

Osmosis Gallery “Reset or Recovery,” oil paintings by Jason Emery; Niwot Cultural Arts Association is hosting a call for entries for “2022 Why Not Niwot?” The winning piece will be the face of the 2022 Niwot Art Walk marketing campaign. Deadline for submissions June 13, apply online; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 290 Second Ave., Niwot;

Walnut Gallery Features work from more than 50 artists in a wide range of media; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, and open by appointment; 364 Main St., Longmont;

Northern Colorado galleries

Art Center of Estes Park ““Travel Beyond Colorado,” photography by John Shelton, through June 6; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 517 Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park;

Artworks “The Lives and Traumas of Stuffed Animals,” dark humor drawings by Elaine Erne; “Power,” group show examines the many forms of power; both up through June 25; 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday; 310 N. Railroad Ave., Loveland;

Columbine Gallery More than 800 National Sculpture Guild pieces adorn a sculpture garden with local paintings on display inside; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2683 N. Taft Ave., Loveland;

Independence Gallery “Gress Student Art Show” features works from local art students, opening reception 6-8 p.m. May 13, up through May 20; 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; 233 E. 4th St., Loveland;

Lincoln Gallery “​​National Fine Art Show” features works from U.S. artists, opening reception 6-8:30 p.m. May 13, up through June 2; noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 429 Lincoln Ave., Loveland; ​​970-663-2407;

Loveland Museum “Governor’s Art Show and Sale,” juried collection from 60 Colorado artists, through May 22; “History As Art: Cherry on Top,” Becky Hawley and Dion Weichers explore the cherry industry, through July 10; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland;

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