Tell Me A Story by Valerie Savarie

Tell Me A Story by Valerie Savarie

For the month of April, Balefire Goods welcomes local altered book artist Valerie Savarie for an exhibit of her new body of work, Tell Me A Story. 

***If you would like to purchase a piece from this show, please contact the gallery (via the contact form in the footer or by phone at 720-479-8434) for more information and current availability.*** 

 


 

Valerie Savarie uses antique books as a starting off point to build multidimensional collages which create narratives that tie back to the books themselves. Valerie utilizes thoughtfully planned out cutting, sewing, painting to expose and hide specific aspects of the book to build a new narrative. Her manipulations are all done by hand while leaving the majority of the book and its bindings in place to create these altered books.

 


 

Join us for drinks, snacks, and a wonderful evening celebrating local art. In addition to our opening, Olde Town Arvada is a great destination for First Friday with openings at Vouna, The Cereal Box, Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters, and more.

April 12, 2019 by Jamie Hollier
Foundry: New Works by Michelle Merlin and Drew Barrett

Foundry: New Works by Michelle Merlin and Drew Barrett

For the month of March Balefire Goods welcomes local artists Michelle Merlin and Drew Barrett for an exhibit of their new body of work, Foundry.
February 19, 2019 by Jamie Hollier
First Friday: Matt Verges

First Friday: Matt Verges

For the month of January Balefire Goods welcomes local artist Matt Verges for an exhibit of his unique illustrations.
December 19, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
First Friday with Chris Knight

First Friday with Chris Knight

For the month of December, Balefire Goods welcomes local artist Chris Knight for an exhibit of his midcentury-inspired animal paintings.
November 18, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
First Friday: Halloween Themed Portraits by Melissa Mullins

First Friday: Halloween Themed Portraits by Melissa Mullins

For the month of October, Balefire Goods welcomes photographer Melissa Mullins for her show featuring Halloween themed portraits. This collection of work reimagines "milk bath" portraits into a unique and thematic backdrop for glamorous takes on traditional Halloween themes and characters. 
September 13, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
CoMA All Members Show

CoMA All Members Show

We are proud to announce that the next All Members Show for the Colorado Metalsmithing Association (CoMA) will be hosted by Balefire Goods. Balefire is committed to supporting art jewelry and metal arts in all its forms and this show is a perfect fit. This show also coincides with our first anniversary so it will be a great event! 
August 30, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Culture Vultures by Peter S Yumi: First Friday in Olde Town Arvada

Culture Vultures by Peter S Yumi: First Friday in Olde Town Arvada

For the month of September, Balefire Goods welcomes Denver based artist Peter S Yumi for an exhibit of his new body of work titled Culture Vultures. 
August 17, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Tags: art opening
Emma Balder: First Friday in Olde Town Arvada

Emma Balder: First Friday in Olde Town Arvada

For the month of August, Balefire Goods welcomes Denver based artist, Emma Balder, for an exhibit of her fiber paintings. Balder's work leverages discarded and recycled textiles as the driving element in her designs to create small-scale works with an organic and otherworldly feel.
July 13, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Jeff Strahl's goddess photos art opening flyer

Jeff Strahl: First Friday in Olde Town Arvada

For the month of July, Balefire Goods welcomes Denver based photographer, Jeff Strahl, who will be exhibiting his VALLARI series. This series explores modern-day goddesses representing music, painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, and photography with an engaging Art Nouveau aesthetic mixed with a contemporary pop art sensibility. Created in camera, without digital manipulation, these pieces exhibit a decidedly modern take while leveraging traditional and time-consuming techniques that honor the craft of photography.
June 12, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Tactile Art Show: First Friday in Olde Town Arvada

Tactile Art Show: First Friday in Olde Town Arvada

For the month of June, Balefire Goods is hosting an art exhibit that focuses on tactile art, which allows you to engage with art in a new, truly hands-on way, while also being more accessible to those with vision loss. We are so honored to welcome 3 different artists creating tactile art: Ann Cunningham, Jennifer Boyd, and Luanne Burke.
May 10, 2018 by Jamie Hollier