Off-Center, the DCPA's most adventurous programming wing, announced a creative partnership with renowned installation artist Lonnie Hanzon called Camp Christmas, which Off-Center Curator Charlie Miller describes as "the ultimate immersive Christmas experience." Beginning November 21, Camp Christmas will take patrons on a journey through different eras of Christmas with extravagant installations filling the 10,000-square-foot Hangar at Stanley Marketplace. Read the full article here.
Lonnie Hanzon and The Enchantment Society proudly present the Denver premiere of Siobhan O'Loughlin's intimate, immersive theatrical experience.
After a bike accident, leading to a broken hand, Ms. O’Loughlin began borrowing friends’ bathtubs all over New York (since she only had a shower). Crafted from a set of Ms. O’Loughlin’s journal entries after the accident, Broken Bone Bathtub is a testament to the kindness and generosity of her friends helping her take a bath, buying her dinner, leaving her wine and chocolate, getting her new bubbles, and washing their favorite warm bath robes for her to use. The theatrical experience stems from how much their openness, kindness, and generosity contributed to her healing, as well as a meditation on our many pathways to healing—through self, community, and the political movements around us that inspire us to persevere,
even in tumultuous times. The small-scale audience takes on the role of Siobhan’s close friends; listening and sharing their own experiences, and assisting the cast-clad artist in her very real ritual of taking a bath.
Broken Bone Bathtub has performed to sold out site-specific venues all over the world, received an Outstanding Solo Performance Award from The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, and was named in the Top Ten Shows not to miss by City Pages Minneapolis, Best Performances in 2016 by DC Metro Theatre Arts, and Immersive Theatre Shows to See by The New York Times.
“The concept is preposterous. It shouldn’t work. It does. I don’t know how and I don't know why, but it does. And I was in awe of it.” — DC Metro Theatre Arts
“An offbeat gem.” — Minneapolis Star Tribune
“This is a one of a kind, masterfully engaging performance. Amusing and profound.” — The San Francisco Examiner
Denver Show Schedule
September 6th-23rd Monday-Saturday 7pm & 9pm, Sunday 2pm & 4pm
We love fashion, we love the Earth - why not put on a fashion show that encourages conservation and upcycling? That was the basic line of thinking that brought us to the idea to put on Denver's first trash fashion show.
Did you know that the fashion industry has become one of the biggest perps in perpetuating global waste? Sad, we know. Millions of TONS of textiles wasted in 2013 alone! Much of it to landfills. And we're like, why? When you can make truly beautiful and unique fashion pieces out of very little new material, and create next to no waste.
This goes out to the DIYers crafting new outfits for themselves at home out of thrift store stuff, and it also goes out to the high-brow fashion types who want to go all out. So, that's why we're challenging you to make an avant-garde garment fit for the runway - all out of scraps, salvaged material, things that would otherwise be headed for a dump.
It's a Project Runway-esque challenge... but our judges are nicer. There will be seven categories for designers to compete in. Then we have a big party at EXDO to show off what we came up with, and throw some prizes around. We're going to prove that one's materials don't have to be factory-fresh to make something super sweet. Plus, it will give you special vision: to see the junk all around you; litter, alley scores, thrift store t-shirts, your own recycling bin or mailbox contents as possible material for your next creative project.
If you and your friends want to get involved, please do! We're accepting applications for designers, models, and photographers through the website. Or if you just can't wait to see the show, grab tickets for the event on June 9th. Not so sure what kind of cool can come from crap? Check out TrashFashionShow.com's Pintrest page for massive inspiration.
The Glen Creighton neighborhood (the Glens) is hosting the third annual Glens Art Walk and Open Studios. Come stroll through Lakewood’s oldest neighborhood and visit 9 home-based artist studios located between Kipling and Wadsworth and between Colfax and 20th avenues. Join 20-plus artists showing work ranging from jewelry, metal sculpture, painting, photography, fine violins, illustration, textiles, mixed media, pottery, local wax and honey, and Halloween folk art plus live music. Artists will welcome visitors starting at 10 am on October 7 and studios will remain open until 4 pm. Find more information at www.facebook.com/glensartwalk or email email@example.com for a printable map.
UPDATE: The Glen's Art Walk makes Westword's "Best Art Events in Denver" list for October.
Read the write up here.
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