Thursday, June 30, 2011

July Artwalk to focus on "found art"

Jean Hreno and Phil Bender look through found objects Jan. 25 at The Collection in Aurora. (Photo by Heather L. Smith / Aurora Sentinel). 

Who says trash can't be turned into treasure?
This month's Second Friday artwalk on East Colfax Avenue will feature works from "The Collection," an artistic effort organized in part by Denver artist Phil Bender. Co-headed by the Original Aurora Renewal department, "The Collection" consists of found art pieces assembled by community teams, everyday artists who have morphed discarded objects into artistic statements.
Proceeds from Friday's sales will go toward future projects by the Original Aurora Renewal department, and organizers are encouraging participants to dress in 'recycled' outfits.
The artwalk will take place along the Aurora Arts District on East Colfax Avenue from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 8. The free event is set to feature open galleries, live music by the Andalus Jazz Express, street artists and other events. For more information, log on to

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