Studio Visit with ‘Muses’ artist Brian Hart

Somerville-based artist Brian Hart is one of Helikon Gallery’s ‘Muses’ of 2016, featured in our annual ‘Muses of Mount Helikon’ exhibition opening next week. Gallery curator Annie Aqua spoke with Brian at his studio this past spring and visited his installation in Meow Wolf’s “House of Eternal Return” last week. Read about both visits below. I came […]

Artist Interview with Joe Vaux

California-based artist Joe Vaux paints intricate worlds filled with creatures of land, sea, and sky, illustrating stories with a childlike imagination, but also with dark undertones and a seasoned artist’s eye for detail. These (dark details) are what drew us to Joe’s work for this year’s ‘Muses of Mount Helikon,’ opening November 3rd. Here, Joe talks to us […]

Helikon Artists at Colorado Crush

This weekend, September 17-18, marks the seventh annual Colorado Crush street art festival, bringing talent from near and far to cover some prime walls around in the heart of RiNo in fresh new murals. We caught up with Helikon artists Vinni Alfonso and John Van Horn as they finished up their collaborative piece behind Larimer St, between […]

Myah Mazcara at Deep Draft Brewery

Opening tonight, Helikon Gallery presents new works by Denver-based artist Myah Mazcara at Deep Draft Brewing Company, curated by Annie Aqua.   From the curator: Myah presents over 20 new works for this show, debuting a cohesive series that has been brewing for the past several months. Her small pieces, incorporating fine pen-and-ink drawings and candy […]

10 Questions with Zach Madere

Zach Madere is a California-based artist featured in our current show, ‘Pixel Palette: The Art of Digital Painting.’ Here he talks about his studio habits, tricks, and inspirations both at the office and at home. 1. Did you aspire to be an artist, or did you fall in love with making art? I aspired to […]

Four questions with Em Borjon

Em Borjon is one of 15 artists participating in ‘Pixel Palette: The Art of Digital Painting,’ which opened March 3rd and runs through April 2nd. ‘Pixel Palette’ aims to highlight the variety that can be achieved through the digital medium– the works are connected in many ways but each artist creates something wholly unique and in a distinct style. […]

Six Questions with… Sarah Winkler

Sarah Winkler, whose new work is featured in Gallery 101 for her solo show ‘Formations: The Constructed Landscape,’ came to our attention about a year ago when she inquired about studio space at Helikon. Sarah quickly became a vital and vibrant member of the Helikon community, constantly at work in her studio and clearly making […]

Six Questions with… Naomi Haverland

Our upcoming show “The New Masters of Dada” features the work of local artist Naomi Haverland. You may know Naomi for her large-scale chalk work or her mural “My Name is Awsum” at 15th and California downtown. Here Naomi talks about the origin of this painting series, the frank advice she would give to her younger self, […]

‘Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio’ at the Denver Art Museum

On view at the Denver Art Museum through February 7th is Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio. We recently had a chance to visit the show, which brings together more than 100 works and explores “the connection between two American artists who shared artistic habits of mind while maintaining their own unique artistic voices.” […]

The Art to Start Your Year

The new year is suddenly in full swing, and there are tons of shows to see– some just opening, some closing this weekend or later in the month. Here, a quick guide to some of our top picks. Opening this week: ‘Sunday Paper’ at Dateline (opening Friday Jan 8 from 8-11pm) ddaatteelliinnee.com Brandan Styles (Dr. B Zurk) […]

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