Art + Culture
Why are they underneath the Millennium Bridge? They are the beginning of what will become a really cool new art piece by Australian artist Konstantin Kondimopoulos. Once completed, the piece will essentially be a giant red field of plastic grass that sways when the wind blows and reflects the echo of the trains as they couple.
Thanks to the Riverfront Park Community Foundation this exciting addition to the Riverfront Park Plaza will become a reality in just a few short weeks.
This incredible exhibit currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), in partnership with the 2010 Biennial of the Americas, is designed to encourage viewers to re-examine their assumptions about conservation to develop a more complex view of energy use.
The picture above entitled “Entre La Vida Y La Muerte” by Mexican artist Gonzalo Lebrija is a stop-action photograph of a car dropped into a lake from a great height, shot just above the surface of the water. The photograph is on display at the MAC as is an actual car suspended outside of the museum.
The Energy Effects exhibition accentuates the Biennial’s themes of sustainability, innovation, and art and will run throughout July.
Please come out to support the courageous youth of PlatteForum’s ArtLab, in collaboration with The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, as they create and present the mural “Words are Power”, an expression of their personal exploration, study and conversation about childhood abuse and neglect.
WHEN: Saturday, June 26th 12:00pm – 2:00pm
WHERE: Riverfront Plaza at the base of the Millennium Bridge (1610 Little Raven St., Ste 120)
Come watch this process unfold as Artlab students demonstrate artistic techniques as well as educate our community about child abuse.
The Downtown Denver Arts Festival will hold its annual premier event Memorial Weekend May 28-31st at the Denver Pavilions. The Festival features over 125 Colorado artists and over 150,000 people are expected to attend.
For event dates and times, volunteer information or if you’re a local Colorado artist interested in participating, click here.
This is a big deal! PlatteForum’s Artlab program has just been selected by President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities as a Coming Up Taller award semifinalist. The Coming Up Taller awards recognize and support outstanding arts and humanities based programs throughout the country.
After reviewing 459 nominations from 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, the ArtLab program was selected as one of the 50 semifinalists, distinguishing it as one of the top arts and humanities based programs in the nation. If selected for the award, PlatteForum will receive a plaque and a check for $10,000 presented by Michelle Obama in Washington D.C.
Congratulations to PlatteForum’s directors, volunteers, mentors and interns for a well deserved nomination!
Who doesn’t love a Jazz Fest? The Denver Office of Cultural Affairs and Five Points Community will present the seventh annual 5 Points Jazz Festival Saturday, May 22nd.
Head over to celebrate Denver’s finest jazz musicians and enjoy the music, culture and history of Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood. Check out the schedule of performances.