37th Starz Denver Film Fest in full swing

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Of course, Denver had the worst cold of the year on November 12th. It was brutal. So brutal, getting a cab took at least an hour. Uber. Forget it. They never even sent the text they promised….

“5 to 7” was a good choice for opening night. It was pleasant to look at, the characters were beautiful and viewers got a taste for the complex tradition of the French, a la Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni. Seems that it’s perfectly ok to have a lover, husband, wife, children, upper East Side apartment, diplomat husband, dinner parties with well-known actors and politicos attending, as your lover chats across the table with your husband’s lover. No word on how to accomplish the serious business of mapping seating arrangements. Can you imagine strategically planning for family, friends and everyone’s lovers at the dinner table. Never mind. This movie is about the hours of 5 to 7 p.m. when love takes place. And it’s not at the dinner table.

“5 to 7” wasn’t highly intellectual. It was, for me, unrealistic. Really. A young journalist/writer makes eye contact with a knock out, beautiful ‘older’ woman (French and rich to boot) outside the St. Regis Hotel and soon finds himself on her daily love schedule – 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carlisle Hotel in Manhattan. What male wouldn’t jump on that? Who could be so lucky?

Unknown actors Anton Yelchin (plays Brian) and Berenice Marlohe (Arielle) play the two unlikely lovers. I never bought the story line but, I did buy that Brian was in love with Arielle and it was the truest and most powerful love of his young life. Maybe his entire life.

What is believable and the highlight of the movie were seasoned actors Glenn Close and Frank Langella who played Brian’s parents. Talk about a new duo who could carry an entire movie. I say someone needs to see the chemistry in these two professional actors who have a strong appealing comedic talent. I found Close and Langella delightful and wanted more of their interactions with each other and every one in the movie.

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Jocelyn deBoer received the SDFF Rising Star Award for her portrayal of Mr. Diplomat’s (Arielle’s husband) lover.

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“Keep On Keepin’ On,” is a documentary following four years in the life of jazz great Clark “CT” Terry.

There was a screening last week, and it was shown November 13th at the UA Pavillions. If you missed both, it opens on December 5th, theatrically at the Sie FilmCenter. Not to be missed this time around.

This is the documentary that lives and so does Clark Terry. At 93 years old, he’s living in Arkansas and continues to mentor young musicians. The story centers on his student, Justin Kauflin, who has formed a life-long bond with the jazz legend. Kauflin, himself, is a phenomenal pianists who happens to be blind. Terry, suffering the effects of diabetes, is also losing his eyesight, bringing the two together on more than a musical level.

The historic footage of Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and Quincy Jones (as a young musician) is breathtaking. Many local musicians know the name Clark Terry.  Most of us after seeing Keep on Keepin’ on, will never forget Clark Terry. It brings us non-musicians into the realm of one of the all time great musicians who was the creator of the ‘doodle tongue system,’ and without a doubt,  a true artist.

It was said that with every note Clark played, “You could hear his life through his trumpet.” I did.

His talent is one thing. His soul is another. A must-see.

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Pippin & Chip meet again 40 years later

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Randy Weeks, DCPA, & Lucy Arnez, Pippin’s grandmother, at after party, September 10, 2014.

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Photo of a surprised John Rubenstein taken at the moment Chip Lumbard introduced himself. In 1972, Chip was a stagehand for the premier of ‘Pippin’ at Lincoln Center in Washington, D.C.  Chip recalls watching rehearsals with Rubenstein (as the first Pippin), Irene Dunn & Ben Vereen, from under the stairs he pushed around the original stage set.

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‘Pippin,’ and it’s cast members were welcomed with open arms. We loved you, Pippin-people. Come back again.

The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Sep 12 – Oct 26, 2014   The Stage Theatre

With new songs, this exhilarating adaptation of Meredith Willson’s 1960 musical tells the rags-to-riches romance of Colorado’s own heroine, Molly Brown, and her tempestuous love story that survived the Silver Boom, Gold Rush and sinking of the Titanic.

You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!

You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!
Sep 19 – Oct 19, 2014   The Garner Galleria Theatre

This hilarious rollercoaster of a romantic comedy proves there is hope and happiness for even the most incompatible of lovers, husbands and wives.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Sep 26 – Nov 2, 2014   The Space Theatre

In this riveting dystopian drama, a group of English boys become stranded on a deserted island. Intoxicated by sudden freedom, their innocent games quickly descend into a savage struggle for power.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Oct 10 – Nov 16, 2014   The Ricketson Theatre

In this black comedy and winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia’s quiet household is thrown into upheaval when they receive a visit from Vanya’s Hollywood star sister, Masha, and her boy-toy Spike.

Cult Following

Cult Following
Oct 10 – May 8, 2015   The Jones

Off-Center’s signature night of unrehearsed, unscripted theatre featuring the fast-talking and quick-thinking talents of some of Denver’s best improv performers.

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group
Oct 10 – Oct 12, 2014   The Buell Theatre

Escape the ordinary and surround yourself in an explosion of comedy, music and technology in this high-octane theatrical experience.

Lord of the Butterflies

Lord of the Butterflies
Oct 24 – Nov 7, 2014   The Jones

Drag star Shirley Delta Blow’s retelling of Lord of the Flies complete with delightful dancing! Magnificent musical performances! Irreverent improvisation! And lots and lots of glitter.

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots
Oct 29 – Nov 9, 2014   The Buell Theatre

An exhilarating and inspirational Broadway musical that follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos.

Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!

Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!
Nov 15 – Mar 1, 2015   Garner Galleria Theatre

This fall-down funny roast of Broadway returns with an all-new, fresh view of the highs and lows of recent Broadway shows, featuring outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of the songs you know and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast!

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
Nov 28 – Dec 28, 2014   The Stage Theatre

Essential to the holiday season in Denver, A Christmas Carol is a joyous and opulent musical adaptation that traces money-hoarding skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption.

The SantaLand Diaries

The SantaLand Diaries
Nov 28 – Dec 24, 2014   The Jones

David Sedaris’ off-beat tales from his stint as a Macy’s elf in New York City is the sure cure for the common Christmas show.

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys
Dec 10 – Dec 14, 2014   The Buell Theatre

The 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical about how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history as Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
Dec 17 – Dec 28, 2014   The Buell Theatre

Featuring songs from the original animated special, Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday loving Whos.

Appoggiatura

Appoggiatura
Jan 16 – Feb 22, 2015   The Ricketson Theatre

In a time-bending magical drama, three closely related Americans, each nursing a hunger and a hard-to-heal wound, travel to the romantic city of Venice seeking solace.

Dancing Pros: Live

Dancing Pros: Live
Jan 23 – Jan 24, 2015   The Buell Theatre

In this unforgettable live competition show, for the first time, pros from “Dancing with the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and dance champions from around the globe dance off against each other – and each audience member will have the chance to vote.

Benediction

Benediction
Jan 30 – Mar 1, 2015   The Space Theatre

This adaptation of Kent Haruf’s novel is a powerful drama about three souls searching for meaningful connections despite separation, loneliness and the race against time on the high plains of Colorado.

Cinderella

Cinderella
Feb 3 – Feb 15, 2015   The Buell Theatre

A contemporary and lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love — the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more — plus some surprising new twists!

The Gayest Oscar Party Ever

The Gayest Oscar Party Ever
Feb 22, 2015   Hamburger Mary’s
700 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203

A benefit to benefit Off-Center. Ring in the most important day of the year with a grand entrance down the rainbow carpet, divine drinks, runway-worthy gowns and some of Denver’s favorite Queens.

Stomp

Stomp
Mar 10 – Mar 15, 2015   The Buell Theatre

Using anything but traditional percussion instruments, the Stomp crew creates pulse-pounding, electrifying rhythms for an unforgettably unique performance, every time.

Kick-Off Cabaret

Kick-Off Cabaret
Mar 13, 2015   The Jones

Discover the next wave of Colorado’s newest OFF ideas in this one-night-only event, where eight completely different local Kickstarter project creators will strut their stuff to enlist your support.

One Night in Miami...

One Night in Miami…
Mar 20 – Apr 19, 2015   The Space Theatre

Slice-of-life dramedy that imagines what occurred the night Cassius Clay spent with activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and football player Jim Brown after Clay’s historic win over heavyweight champ Sonny Liston in 1964.

Mark Twain Tonight!

Mark Twain Tonight!
Mar 21, 2015   The Buell Theatre

For more than 50 years, acclaimed actor Hal Holbrook has embodied Mark Twain live on stage in one of the most enduring performances in theatre history, bringing richness to the character far beyond the quoting of Twain’s most memorable lines.

The 12

The 12
Mar 27 – Apr 26, 2015   The Stage Theatre

This brand new rock musical follows the twelve apostles as they wrestle with fear, uncertainty, anger and love in the days following their Teacher’s death.

Motown the Musical

Motown the Musical
Mar 31 – Apr 19, 2015   The Buell Theatre

The smash musical tells the true story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul. His American dream launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us move to the same beat.

Perception

Perception
Apr 10 – Apr 25, 2015   The Jones

Professor Phelyx and his powers of illusion manipulate reality and your mind in an astonishing night of impossible predictions, metal bending and seemingly inexplicable revelations.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2015   The Buell Theatre

Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.

Defending the Caveman

Defending the Caveman
Apr 22 – Jun 28, 2015   Garner Galleria Theatre

Defending the Caveman is a hilarious play about the ways men and women relate to each other. Without taking sides, this insightful comedy discusses the ongoing battle for understanding between the sexes.

Annie

Annie
Apr 29 – May 10, 2015   The Buell Theatre

The world’s best-loved musical returns as a brand new incarnation of the original, directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, complete with “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorr…

Wicked

Wicked
Jun 3 – Jul 5, 2015   The Buell Theatre

In one of the most successful and award-winning musicals of all time, Wicked is the story of how two girls — one born with emerald green skin — become friends in the land of Oz (long before that girl from Kansas arrives).

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon
Aug 11 – Sep 13, 2015   The Ellie

The Book of Mormon, which played record-breaking engagements in 2012 and 2013, will be back by popular demand for a limited engagement in 2015.

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Matt Sesow tags Access Gallery

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It was last Friday, I planned to meet friends for…whatever, maybe it was the movie, “Land Ho.” (I think it was). As is the case with most Facebookers, I had a minute. I opened my laptop and saw an invitation from the artist Matt Sesow at Access Gallery. I thought why not? It’s less than five minutes from my house. It was 5 ish, and before 6:00 p.m. it’s possible to find a parking spot on, or close to Santa Fe Drive. I jumped in the car, found a parking spot, walked a couple of blocks in the rain and, was happy to meet Matt Sesow and his delightfully, colorful, profound, politically correct/incorrect art.  The politics are irrelevant. His art is refreshing, exciting, hip, well executed and, this guy is making a name for himself in the bizarre, continually growing street art genre.

In the footsteps of Banksy, Haring, Fairey, Basquiat and Scharf, Sesow creates a style that comes closest to fine art graffiti.  He doesn’t tag buildings, trash dumpsters or, fences. He tacks a canvas to his studio wall, many as large as  6 ft. x 6 ft., and paints. When he is done he rolls up the painting, treks to his openings in Washington, D.C., London, New York. It’s kind of nice, galleries do not have to ‘hang’ his shows. The acrylic paintings, when he arrives,  are simply unrolled then tacked to the gallery walls and viola, he’s in business.

Matt paints in his studio in D.C. where his art career has gained momentum by utilizing a wacky take on social issues. With great joy he doesn’t avoid politics nor issues which keep the rest of us irritated and awake at night. Instead of spewing hatred and making a stand on Facebook he draws on his creativity and humor to express a political view on news worthy absurdities.  With tons of B.S. at his fingertips he delights in poking fun at politics through his art. He was recently commissioned to create a stamp for the United Nations and travels frequently to Europe where his art has created an international following.

“Access Denied,” show runs through September 13th at the Access Gallery.

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Access Gallery + Studio is located at 909 Santa Fe Drive. www.accessgallery.org

 

What the hell is Lumonics?

If you don’t know. Meet Dorothy Tanner.

Just recently, I stumbled on to Dorothy Tanner and her cornucopia of neon colors and friends. My running buddy called one day to tell me she had just met the neatest woman. “You’re going to love her,” she gushed.

And I did.

Dorothy Tanner is a small, wirey, fiesty energized woman. Nothing like what a woman is expected to look and act like at her age. She loves cigarettes with no apologies. And, Oh, I forgot to tell you, she is ninety-one years old.

She gave me a tour of the north Denver industrial area studio and a broad explanation of Lumonics while showing rooms of sculptures and gracefully practicing her Tai Chi moves.

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This woman is full of wisdom, adventures, ideas and energy. I wish I had turned on a tape recorder and let her go. I didn’t do that. If I had, I’d have to write a book. This is a woman who is completely candid about everything that is her, right up to the minute.

Dorothy has had two great loves in her life, art and Mel Tanner. He was the reason she got up in the morning. She was his muse, sidekick, friend, wife, collaborator, partner and family. Once they found each other they were together and art was the focus of their lives.

She was born an East Coast intellectual in the Bronx … to very forgiving parents, she added. “At age 27, I fell in love with art after a lifetime of music. My studies at the Brooklyn Museum changed my life. I started working in portraits, then clay, bronze and then, I fell in love with wood – the smell, the act of cutting into it. It allowed me the freedom to break away from representational art. Then I fell in love with Mel Tanner.”

She showed me the portrait of Mel she sculpted when she was first in love with wood and portraits. It remains center stage. After several hours of listening to Dorothy, it goes without saying the two had an intangible partnership that went far beyond marital love [Mel died in 1993].

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They met at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and in 1963, opened the Granite Gallery on East 57th Street. This is where they were introduced to and fell in love with plexiglass and acrylic the basis of Lumonics.

“Through our experimentation with light, it became the basic element of our Lumonics art form.” Expanding on the characteristics of Lumonics, she explained, it is composed of colorful sculptural shapes that illuminate and enhance the latitude of space. Inadvertently connecting the elements of relaxation, energy and stimulus for imagination through shapes, light, sound and color. The effects meld into an experience. The Dorothy & Mel Lumonics experience.

Dorothy loved the heady New York City days.”It was an exciting time to be in New York City. We went to shows for De Kooning, Warhol, Louise Nevelson, Red Grooms.

“MOMA was such an eye opener for me. I was so taken by Picasso’s “Guernica ” and Lehmbruck’s (German sculptor) elongated, skinny people.

“Then, we decided to go to Europe to study and explore. After a year, we returned to the states and discovered Florida. We loved that it was so pretty and warm and the ocean was right there. We established a studio/gallery called Lumonics Light & Sound Theatre in Fort Lauderdale. And, this is where our visions came to life. When we fell in love with plexiglass we had no set path we followed, nor, do I have one now. Each piece depends on the mood I’m in.”

Today Dorothy is in Denver with a caravan of friends, artists and assistants, all who left Florida to seek another artistic fulfilling life. And like Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, they hit the road and found Denver. And here they are. Barry Raphael from the original Mel-Merrymakers, is the voice of Lumonics. He serves as her assistant, friend, social media expert, coordinator of events at Lumonics Studio and a gentle artist himself who knows intricately about the beauty and magic of Dorothy and her art. I mention him because he has done much to spread the art of Lumonics and keep the flames burning for all forms of artistic expressions. He’s another story.

Dorothy is waving her hands to indicate the parameters of the studio space which hosts poetry readings, music, art talks and dance, while fixedly observing, ”This [Lumonics Denver Studio] is a community of friends and artists. Our studios/galleries have always been a meeting place for young artists and friends who get together for music, dancing, smoking and discussions.”

Waxing in yet another metaphysical moment, cigarette lit and smoking, and, I’m sure thinking of Mel, she calmly threw this in, “We all have wisdom we block. If we allow ourselves to open up to all that’s possible we could all do whatever we want to do. There are many universes. We never leave. We’re always here.”

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The reality of it all, “Boyhood,” is a work of art

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Sometimes I walk out of a movie, like the ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ and go “WOW.” Most of the time I straighten out my legs, stand up and sigh, “Oh, well.” Then there was my surprise reaction to last year’s SDFF Starz Denver Film Festival Belgian movie, “Broken Circle Breakdown.”  When the movie was over and without warning, I broke into sobs. Then I pulled myself together to get out of the theater and cried all the way home in my car. Last night I walked out of the movie, ‘Boyhood‘ and simply went, “Ah.” I didn’t want to leave and I wanted to hug everyone in the movie. It felt really good.

Richard Linklater‘s newest creation (director of Dazed & Confused, 1993) has taken film to a new moment with Boyhood. The story line is about family. The who & what characteristics of a family and how time marks its growth. The fictional drama (as it is being called) is infiltrated with overwhelming, engaging elements of reality.  Ultimately gifting the audience with real-time changes (braces, baby fat, long hair, short hair) of the entire cast. Filmed for several days each year over a twelve year period the audience becomes totally mesmerized with the characters. There’s only one you’ll really hate and I’ll let you figure that out. The son, (Mason) Ellar Coltrane, is the obvious break-out star of this epic reality drama who is so endearing and interesting, even at six years old, you hope and pray throughout the movie that he is always ok. His sister Lorelie Linklater (Samantha) is the quintessential ‘it’ little girl. She’s the tiny, sassy Britney Spears brat-fan of 14 years ago and, before our very eyes grows into a beautiful young college student. Mother, Patricia Arquette and father, Ethan Hawke, are equally compelling.  They masterfully depict ongoing, every day life everyone can identify with at some age and period of adulthood and parenting. Boyhood proves that they are two of the best actors of our time and definitely adept at being in the moment.

Filmed in Texas, where director Linklater lives, the movie reverberates with memories.  Anyone who has ever gone to school there, lived there or visited Houston or Austin enough, will feel instantly at home and a little homesick. You even get to peek inside The Continental Club and Antone’s, Austin’s still hottest spots. Linklater knows what’s important to a Texan.

I would love to go on & on about this masterpiece. But, you need to see it. You will leave the theater reluctantly, but visually and emotionally content. Orson Welles had his ‘Citizen Kane.’ This is the era of Richard Linklater.

I sort of dread the for certain, poor copycat ‘fictional dramas’ that will surely follow but more of this good fictional drama is something to look forward to.  I am hoping it will evolve into other wonderful dramas that satisfy as this one did. But for this movie season, it’s ‘Boyhood,’ the movie. It will remain a work of art throughout movie history.

It’s playing at The Mayan Theater on Broadway.

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Odd, Quirky & Curious Art at the Creek

The 2014 Cherry Creek Arts Festival was part Old Curiosity Shop wonder and slick new organic shapes and colors.  The miles of booths brought to mind memorabilia of another time and place.  I noticed the trend for recycled-objects-art was waning and there were few fine art photography booths. This show was unusual but lovely with its odd, nostalgic, narrative tone. Contemporary art mixed elegantly with classic, vintage themes, style and colors.

The art work below is exactly why I came away with ‘nostalgia’ in my conscientiousness. See for yourself.

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I was enchanted with the sepia intonations in many of the works, and the use of multi-mixed mediums to create a work of art. The brown & black, pen & ink drawn and colored over a collection of old music sheets was typical and original.  I was transported to the pages of Grimm’s Fairy Tales and the bewitching art of early children’s book illustrations, prints and re-touched photography. The feeling I took away from the festival was, let me say, a circus poster.  Colorful exquisite details in the art,  elegantly reminiscent of an eye-popping, vintage color poster that brought a sense of excitement to the moment. I felt like the circus was coming.

 

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List of artists:

Beverly Hayden, Chattanooga, TN; Valerie Bunnell, Northampton, MA; Bradford J. Salamon; Claudia Roulier, Denver, CO; Richard Ryan, Bourbonnais, IL; Brianna Martray, Denver, CO; Cali Hobgood, Urbana, IL.

 

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Jeff Koons Gets Straight Up Naked for Vanity Fair

Too much Koons? He still pushes the envelope.

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koons buttThe new issue of Vanity Fair features an article on Jeff Koons and includes a photograph of the artist working out in his birthday suit in front of a big mirror. (Vanity, indeed.) If this doesn’t make you, uh, let’s say excited for “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” at the Whitney Museum, then I’ll consider myself run out of town and will resign in shame.

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Really Loving This Exhibition-Trailer Trend

This is a classy way to promote exhibitions and extend the value of your art work. I love the trailer trend.

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Just want to say that I am really enjoying this new practice of museums and artists making video previews to promote their upcoming exhibitions. Very entertaining and, apparently, very effective. For instance, last year, I was pretty excited for the Carnegie International, but when they started dropping intriguing and crisply edited trailers a few months before the show opened, my excitement turned into unadulterated obsession. Have a look at them. Really great.

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EPIC Gala at RedLine

Redline Gallery/Art Center/Cultural Center is all of that and more. There’s a community going on there. It’s where artists (professional, students, the homeless) meet and do what comes naturally to them, create their art. The space is open and inviting with wonderful, contemporary and oftentimes edgy art. Always spectacular pieces that evoke wonder, discussion, beauty, curiosity and contemplative thoughts about the world of art.

It opened in 2008, as more than a simple art gallery. Laura Merage, artist, is the founder of RedLine.  The non-profit contemporary art oasis contributes and supports Denver art education within an inspired center for artists and art lovers alike. Last Thursday night the celebration was focused on Laura Merage and her supporters such as Vicki & Harry Sterling, Mickey Zeppelin, Mary Louise Lee, Patricia Barela Rivera, Ed Romero, Vivian Le Courtois, Helen Thorpe, Theresa Anderson, Dillon Scholinski, Kelly Carswell, Bill Havu, Jayne Buck, Greg Carpenter, Afsy Levy, Joanne Davidson, Justin Beard, Julie Lizak.

This night RedLine was transformed into a wonderland of colors, shapes, shadows, light shows, drinks and food. The crowd was so happy to be together it took several pleas for everyone to sit at their tables ‘so the program could get underway.’ No one paid much attention. It was too much fun talking and sharing their input for Laura Merage and her dedicated, driving force behind RedLine. Her simple mission of improving the world has been met.

Located in Five Points, RedLine is an innovative, mixed-use arts space that combines an artist residency program with project-based community engagement in the arts. 

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