Happy First Friday

Phew, finally Friday is here... and it's not just any Friday. It's First Friday! Arty folks rejoice! For those of you unfamiliar with First Friday, it's when many galleries and museums around town open their doors and give you booze. Basically. Sometimes there's music and what not, but mostly it's just a big party with drinks... oh and art. Sounds fun, eh?

Will you be partaking in First Friday? I'd love to hear where you're goin! Happy Friday, friends!

Want to know what exhibits are happenin' in Denver? Check out artsocial's art guide.

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The Art Date

There's nothing like a lazy afternoon spent wandering through town, happy hour patio-drinking, and gallery hopping... This weekend I'd love to go to these 3 places, and by "I'd love to" I mean "I will" and by "I" I mean "myself and the boyfriend." Oh he might try to negotiate out of this, but that's where the patio-drinking comes in handy. Who can say no to drinking outside on a nice day? Answer: no one.

The Art Date, Stop 1:

Untitled at the Denver Art Museum, April 27, 6pm. Scavenger hunt in the museum? I can scavenge. Sign me up.

The Art Date, Stop 2:

Ice Cube Gallery, Marius Lehene and Ray Tomasso, Opening Reception, April 27, 6 - 9pm. Spend an evening with three-dimensional works about the construction of identity and crazy colorful sculptures? Okee.

The Art Date, Stop 3:

The New CPAC (Colorado Photographic Arts Center), Punk Passage: California and Beyond + Mining Denver’s Rock Photography, March 29 – May 12, 2012. You know how I feel about punk rock and art colliding. I'm there.

For more arty happenings in Denver, check out the Denver Art Guide!

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Why Can't I Eat Goulash in a Gallery?

Or mutton in a museum? No, this is not from a Dr. Seuss book. It's my new post about pairing art with food. The right kind of food or drink would make the art viewing experience more fun, more yummy, more multi-sensory, and - quite simply - more awesome. Let's try some combinations... I know, I'm a mad scientist. {ART} Top and above: Frozen Lake Art on Lake Baikal in Siberia by Jim Denevan. This takes playing in the snow to a whole new level.

{FOOD} This delicious Spanish treat shares an uncanny resemblance to Jim Denevan's frozen lake art. This is totes what his art would bake if it had an oven. Polvorones Sevillanos aka cinnamon cookies dusted with powdered sugar.

{DRINK} Just looking at that frozen lake art makes me want to put on my boots (that may or may not rhyme with shmuggs), wrap up in a blanket, and drink this: salted caramel vodka hot chocolate... need I say more?