Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Six Questions with Andrés del Valle, aka Kalegiro

Originally from Mexico City, illustrator Kalegiro first connected with Helikon last year for Peopled Places. Since then, he became a member of the studio community here, continuing to create traditional and digital illustrations and now expanding into animation. Several of his pieces are currently featured in our main gallery show, Hometown Heroes. Below, meet Kalegiro […]

Five Questions with Aya Kakeda

Aya Kakeda is a Brooklyn-based illustrator, ceramicist, and educator whose work is currently featured in our show ‘Spectra.’ Originally from Tokyo, Aya’s work is whimsical and humorous, packed with colorful details that reveal the artist’s endless imagination. This is our first time getting to work with Aya– check out her work in the show through […]

Six Questions with ‘Pixel Palette’ Artist Jadon Ulrich

Following the successful first iteration of an exhibition focused entirely on digital painting, Helikon is pleased to announce ‘Pixel Palette II’ with a new roster of artists. Jadon Ulrich is one of the new names on this year’s list, showcasing in his work some of the unique possibilities offered within the discipline of digital painting. […]

Five Questions with Maggie Chiang

Maggie Chiang, a recent graduate of the ArtCenter College of Design, is a young illustrator already becoming prolific in the Los Angeles area and the wider commercial art scene. Her work struck us for its refined beauty and simplicity– a muted palette of natural tones and a careful attention to composition are consistent across her […]

July 11 – 17 Road Closures and Detours

CDOT has closed a number of streets around Helikon through July 17 for road construction as they work on the Brighton Blvd. Corridor project. 38th and Brighton Blvd. is closed off, if you’re coming from North of I-25, we recommend taking Arkins Ct. to 35th street which connects with Wynkoop. If you’re coming from South […]

‘Harmonie’ Artist Interview: George Pratt

Two highly notable artists of illustration and the figurative arts come together in ‘Harmonie,’ an exhibit opening this Friday which explores the intersection of styles and sensibilities between the art of George Pratt and Felipe Echevarria. The artists will also give a joint painting demo from life on Saturday, May 13 from 1-5pm. In preparation […]

Eight Questions with Johnie Thornton

We’re thrilled to host the work of artist Johnie Thornton in this year’s ‘Muses of Mount Helikon’ exhibit. Johnie paints sleek, hyperrealistic portraits always incorporating some element of rich, draping texture. His works all have dark undertones, made more clear through titles commenting on such subjects as societal beauty standards, misogyny, structural racism, and individual insecurities. Johnie’s work has been a big hit […]

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 […]

Seven Must-See Openings This Weekend (starting tonight)

Coinciding with the second weekend of Denver Arts Week, there are several promising shows opening around the city today, tomorrow, and on Saturday. As a gallery assistant, I’m always thrilled to hear about openings that don’t conflict with our own openings, and these days the opportunities are easy to come by as each weekend seems to be […]