The Art Gallery
Millers & Rossi contemporary art gallery hosts an array of local artwork such as sculptures, mixed media, photography, and paintings. As members of the RiNo Arts District, the contemporary art gallery stands apart from the other galleries with the uncommon theme that there isn’t one.
Each of the ten featured artists have their own section to be as unique in their display as their art.
Co-owner and Gallery curator, Dustin Miller, artwork is on display too.
Events / Exhibits:
Kelly Gilleran is a Colorado based illustrator currently focusing on vintage inspired Food Pattern and Food Pin-Ups. Kelly’s work is heavily influenced by mid-century advertising illustrations. Her work seeks to revitalize forgotten imagery with deep reverence for traditional media practice and techniques. Her work is vibrant, humorous and plays with a retro-kitsch aesthetic.
Kelly received her bachelor’s degree in Art & Design from Sacred Heart University with a double concentration in painting and illustration in 2012. Kelly has exhibited her work in Connecticut, Massachusetts, California, and recently returned from a 6-month artist residency in Melbourne, Australia.
William W. Rockwell
Lifelong artist William W. Rockwell is best known for his representational sculptures created primarily from abandoned, discarded and re-purposed metal from around the world. William does not restrain himself to any particular style and tends to work purely from the inspiration in which the metal pieces themselves provide. The primary aspiration in his work is to create striking works of art from metal objects which others deem to be insignificant waste.
Located in Colorado, this primarily self-taught artist has work in 12 countries worldwide.
David Hunter is a self taught wood carver from western Pennsylvania. David believes you can teach an old dog new tricks. He started carving after working 33 years for a power plant in 2012. David prides himself on using found wood from the hills of Pennsylvania. His art ranges from relief carvings to 3D carvings and walking sticks. David’s art has won blue ribbons in international wood carving competitions in 2015 and 2016.
Dustin Miller is a photographer and artist based out of Colorado. The inspiration for his craft comes from the natural landscape, focusing his photography on wildlife and landscape subjects.
Dustin spent his college years at West Virginia University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources. During his internship in South Africa working with Great Whites, he fell in love with photography. Upon returning to the states, he began photography classes at the Art Institute in Pittsburgh, PA. He also worked as a tattoo artist during this period. Learning from a master about composition and color theory. These skills carried over to his photography. Concerned about the conservation of wildlife and wild places, Dustin’s photography gives us a glimpse into the wild in us.
André Lippard is a native artist who’s body of work includes explorations of a synthesis of cubism and surrealism. His affections for bold colors, sharp lines and textured brush strokes reveal his passions for both Japanese and Latino cultures. He believes art and music are linked, and hopes his audience will read his work as one listens to their favorite music, with a deep and personal interpretation.
From growing up in Small Town, South Carolina, all the way to the big city lights of Mile High, artist is James Andre’ indulged in his original style in oil and acrylic paintings. Mr. Andre’ often explores his Lucid State of dreaming to conceptualize or ‘see’ his artwork before he even touches the canvas. Lucid dreaming is the act of being aware of your dream state and in turn, creating a world with limitless opportunities. This is where James Andre’ goes to paint. It is this method of conceptualization that sets him apart from other artists. Mr. Andre’s unique style of work has led to many accomplishments such as scholarships to The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts, gallery features, awards, and most importantly an invaluable following that is now rapidly growing here in Denver!
A. Michel Velazquez
Velart originated in 2013 in Denver, CO. Michel Velazquez was raised in Guadalajara, MX. Now is a local occupant in Denver for about 11 years. With the company of his co-conspirator Nicole and intellectual son Niko.
Michel is the rising Mexican local artist of the generation that emerged in the wake of the influence of his father Diego Velazquez and Andy Warhol. There, he absorbed the acute attention to form of urban abstract and pulsating color theme master pieces. Subsequently refining his own illustration, is about elevating an ordinary product into a more glamorous light.
His drawings of women, children and wildlife are decorative and whimsical examples of the exquisiteness in life. His lifestyle as an artist and eccentric personality is humble and optimistic. Michel’s work can be found in myriad of public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad. He has been seen in numerous exhibitions citywide. Velart is at it’s prime in the art regions throughout Denver. Plans to keep feeding the crave to all art crusaders.
Through her work and sketching, artist Cynthia Berg was instrumental in establishing painting as a recognized fine art form. Born in Colorado Springs, Co. Berg currently resides in Denver. Some of Cynthia’s personal inspirations are from experiences, studying color, and feeling emotion. She focuses on the sensual nature of art, aiming to depict the nature of life through a combination of texture, color, and symbolism using oil and acrylic paint.
The varieties of styles I implement in my work are all influenced by the cultures I have been exposed to in my past. Each individual element in my work draws inspiration from those experiences. It is by blending and layering those elements together that I am able to bring each and every piece to life. I learn and grow every time I create.”