By Raymundo Muñoz
On the 100th day of the year for the last few years, about a hundred artists have gathered to show their work in Birdseed Collective‘s annual “100 on 100” group exhibition. It’s their flagship show for many reasons: tons of art, live music, and a host of special events. This year those events included a fashion show and Andrew Novick‘s much-anticipated Fukuoka-style pop-up ramen stand and nagashi somen dessert noodle slide. You just never know what to expect.
Andrew Novick’s pop-up ramen stand
The grand event relocates year-to-year (the last two were in the RiNo and Santa Fe Arts District), and this year it made East Colfax its home, being held at three neighboring spaces Love Gallery, Grounded Gems and Jewelry, and the Power of Om (with a fashion show coordinated through Pangaea Salon) with co-host Love Gallery being the ecstatic epicenter of it all.
Outside view of Love Gallery’s indoor festivities
Featuring mostly wall-mounted art work of many media, styles, and subject matter, the show invites one and all to contribute their creative works. Of note, 100% of sales of art work go directly to the works’ creators.
It’s always a fun and lively event that attracts hundreds of art enthusiasts, and five years running now it’s become something like a non-denominational Denver art holiday to look forward to. Photos are from the April 10 5th Annual “100 on 100.” For more information and to purchase works, visit www.facebook.com/birdseedcollective, www.lovegallerydenver.com, and novicain.com/100×100.
Viewing art in The Power of Om
Blackbook Gallery’s co-owner Will Suitts with Love Gallery owner Michael Benninghoven
Sculptures by Victor Escobedo
Works by Autumn Cutaia and Peter Yumi
Works by Cedric Chambers
Work by Adrienne DeLoe
Works by Peach
Work by Scot Nobles
Love Gallery proprietors Michael Benninghoven and Tom Bond
Birdseed Collective’s Anthony Garcia, Sr. with wife Monica