SEX DRUGS ROCK & ROLL
Staged inside a delivery truck, Sex Drugs Rock & Roll featured original artwork by exceptional local artists at affordable prices (at or under $200). Themed specifically for an urban, gritty vibe, Sex Drugs Rock & Roll takes an engaging, insightful, and sometimes humorous look at the music scene, drug culture, and sexuality.
As the first state in the union to legalize recreational marijuana, Colorado knows a thing or two about pot. Hey Hue has brought back some of our favorite artists from our inaugural Sex Drugs Rock & Roll pop-up along with a few new voices for an artful celebration of the herb that’s hot boxed our square state.
Hey Hue takes on winter with Small Wonder, a series of pop-up art events featuring small works by Colorado artists. With thoughtful, one-of-a-kind artworks and art objects made right here in Colorado by some of the state’s best artists, Small Wonder gives consumers a chance to do some real good by giving the gift of art, buying local, and financially supporting artists. Small Wonder will feature a range of artistic styles, content, and media as well as functional art objects at or under $200.
Home/Maker, an exhibition benefitting Mercy Housing, explores the complex notions of home from a female perspective. Featuring works by local, up-and-coming and established women or queer artists along with works by Mercy Housing resident artists, Home/Maker addresses the myriad and at times conflicting mental, emotional, and physical labor required to maintain a home. A play on words for the term commonly given to housewives, Home/Maker draws attention to the acts of creating a home and making art about the home. Proceeds from art sales benefit Mercy Housing’s resident programs that support health and wellness, financial and housing stability, after-school care, and community building activities.
Hypertufa by bruce price
Celebrate spring with Hypertufa (i.e. lightweight cement) by iconic Denver artist Bruce Price. Price creates these scrumptious, pastel-colored pots from a combination of shredded coconut shells, Perlite and cement. The elements in each pot often look like macaroons, candies, pastries and/or gems. Price’s combination of organic and geometric structures, soft palettes, and painterly compositions pair beautifully with the thick, fleshy leaves of the succulents. The event will feature unplanted as well as planted pots with both cold hardy and soft succulents in a variety of price points from $25 to $350.
Flora/Fauna features artworks about and inspired by Mother Nature by some of the region’s best and brightest. We’ve got mountains! We’ve got owls! We’ve got flowers! All in art form that is ;)
Hey Hue, in collaboration with DoubleSpace, presents Blot, a duo exhibition featuring Drew Austin and Angela Craven. The word “blot” is both an action and a noun. It has both negative and positive connotations. It’s shifty, amorphous, a trickster. Blot pairs Austin’s loose, mixed media abstractions with Craven’s Rorschach-inspired resin/mixed media on wood pieces. This exhibition explores conceptions of fluidity, the organic movement of liquid material across a plane, while highlighting humanity’s need to identify and interpret—our desire to assign meaning and/or a story—to the abstract, the ambiguous, the unknowable, the urge to say “this is that” and tie it up neat and tidy.
Hey Hue and Polished Mud present an interactive, handmade porcelain jewelry event outside Matter. Polished Mud, created by Mary Beth Polce, specializes in geometric, colorful jewelry made from lightweight porcelain. The event will feature an interactive jewelry bar as well as bento box capsule collections for endless mix-and-match combinations plus banana-, sky-, coffee- and sunburn-meters. Hand shaped, hand carved and hand glazed right here in Denver, CO.
Text Me features text-based artworks as well as pieces by artists who write and writers who make art throughout the historic Milheim House during Lighthouse’s annual two-week literary festival, Lit Fest. Proceeds raised from art sales will benefit Lighthouse's Fellowships for free or partial tuition to workshops, master classes, and extended programs for talented writers experiencing financial hardships like veterans, writers of color and single parents. Participating artists include: Chloé Besson, Cory Feder, Brian Fouhy, Greg Gandy, Caleb Hahne (courtesy of Rule Gallery), Abigail Lahnert, Kimberly McClintock, Roberta Payne, Valarie Savarie, Frankie Toan and Joshua Ware.