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DEN Features Variety Of Art Exhibits

Denver International’s (DEN) rotating art exhibit has a slew of styles.

For those interested in seeing how gold was found near the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River 150 years ago, “Colorado Gold Rush” would be appealing. It shows the anniversary of the Pikes Peak Gold Rush of 1859, with panels showing the miner’s life, the gold region’s boom and bust, and the role of mining today.  Included in the exhibit are surviving documents and photographs, as well as guidebooks, maps, letters and diaries from prospectors and other people involved in the gold rush. History Colorado provided the exhibit, on display on the walkway to the A Gates security-screening checkpoint through August.

“Berthoud’s Farming Heritage:  Images of Agriculture from Colorado’s Little Thompson Valley” features more than 80 black-and-white photos showing the agricultural lifestyle prevalent in the northern Colorado’s community for generations. It is presented by the Berthoud Historical Society, the town of Berthoud, and DEN, and will be shown through Sept. 27 in the A Gates mezzanine gallery and the C Gates center core.

A four-part rotating series of exhibits showing the works from the northwestern, southwestern, eastern and metro Denver areas will be on display, courtesy of the Colorado Council on the Arts and DEN. “Creative Capital” includes 36 works in the first exhibit showcase such as landscape photography, graphic works, oil paintings, pastels and watercolors. It will run through May at the Y Juncture Gallery to all A Gates, and will move to the Colorado Capitol from June 1 to Aug. 28. The other three parts to the exhibit will be southwestern (fall 2009); eastern (spring 2010) and metro Denver (fall 2010).

Abend Gallery and Gallery 1261 will also have select artwork on display through June at the Galleries of Denver, Jeppesen Terminal East, Level 6, featuring paintings and sculpture ranging from traditional to contemporary.