Thursday, April 9, 2009

Create Inside The Box

The new art exhibit at CU's University Memorial Center Art Gallery invites visitors to think outside the box by creating INSIDE the box...the Big White Box.

"Painting the Big White Box," a community art project, asks visitors to contribute to this living exhibit by bringing in their artwork to hang, or making art directly on the walls. The exhibit so far is filled with everything from photographs to pottery to sculptures–and there's room for more!

Visit the gallery to enjoy the constantly-changing display or to contribute your own art (some supplies are provided). The exhibit runs through May 1 at UMC Art Gallery, Room 225, University Memorial Center, University of Colorado campus, 10:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday. Event details. The opening reception is April 9 from 4:30-6:30pm. (Photo by Marty Caivano)

Hidden Treasures

There are many places around Boulder County to find hidden treasures and uncommon art. Logan's Cafe at 3980 Broadway St. in North Boulder comes to mind. You're always sure to find something interesting, quirky or simply beautiful adorning the walls.

Saxy's Cafe at 2018 10th St. in downtown Boulder also offers everything from stark black and white photography to retro '60s hippie art. It's a comfortable, eclectic hang, where fun art complements the wood-and-marble, chandelier-and-rough-hewn-brick decor.

One little known treasure is the gallery at Boulder Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce St. in downtown Boulder. BSC features paintings, photographs and mixed-media art usually created by members of the Shambhala meditation community. This Friday, April 10, BSC opens a new exhibit of photographs of India taken by local Boulder artist Julia King. The twenty-something, world-traveled King has an eye for the quirky and creative, and her photos are sure to capture the imagination. Art opening and reception is from 6-8pm.

Know of other great out-of-way places to see uncommon art? Comment below!

Visit our website for a complete listing of shows and exhibits at Boulder County Galleries and Boulder County Museums through May 31.

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