McNichols Civic Center Building OPENS Friday, March 22, 5-8 p.m

"Vertical City" by Ethan Jackson
"Vertical City" by Ethan Jackson

Two exhibitions of fine art photography are on display at the McNichols Civic Center Building as part of the Month of Photography, a celebration throughout Denver and the region during March and April.   Reception: Friday, March 22, 5-8 p.m.

Traveling Route 40 – Celebrating the Character of Colfax Avenue opens today at the McNichols Building, appropriately located at 144 W. Colfax Ave. in downtown Denver. The exhibition was an open call to artists, juried by Richard Van Pelt and presented by 40 West Arts District.

In Camera Abstractions, also opening today at McNichols, showcases works by Sabin Aell, John Davenport & Lincoln Phillips, Ethan Jackson, and David Sharpe. The exhibit, curated by Denver Public Art and presented by Arts & Venues, features photographic works creatively manipulated through non-digital methods.

Both exhibits run through April 21; a reception and artist talks for the exhibits will be held on the third floor of the McNichols Building:

• Reception: Friday, March 22, 5-8 p.m.
• Artist talks: Saturday, March 23, 1-4 p.m.

“We’re very excited to offer these exhibitions and participate in this great event,” said Amanda Renaud, Public Art Coordinator for Denver Arts & Venues. “The Month of Photography is a citywide collaboration and will be showcased in 180 galleries throughout the city and region this year.”

The McNichols Civic Center Building is located at the northwest corner of Civic Center Park, at the intersection of Colfax and Bannock. In 1909, the cornerstone of the McNichols Building was laid. It set the foundation for the then Carnegie Library that would become a center of learning in Civic Center Park. That tradition continues as we re-open the building in 2012 as a contemporary hub for arts and culture for the people of Denver. This stunning Greek Revival building with its classic Corinthian columns and iconic colonnade across its front, offers new experiences in a classic space.
Address: 144 West Colfax (corner of West Colfax and Bannock)
Phone: 720-865-4220
Hours of Operation: Thursday - Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm

photo: Installation view of Sabin Aell's "Apropos;" courtesy of the artist