2 Screens: 14th and Champa and DPAC (14th and Curtis)
Saturday September 23rd, 2017 from 3-10pm
7 Hours of Digital Animation and Artworks presented simultaneously at 14th and Champa and within the Denver Performing Arts Complex Galleria (14th and Curtis)
Focal competition screening with major cash awards commencing at 7pm on the DPAC screen
Supernova Launch Party at ATC Denver (3420 Larimer St): Friday September 22nd from 7-9pm
SUPERNOVA Outdoor Digital Animation Festival, presented free to the public by Denver Digerati and the Denver Theatre District, is the most extensive forum in the world that celebrates creative advances in digital animation in an outdoor, major urban-core setting. The festival is recognized as one of the most innovative platforms for visual arts in Denver, and a singular experience for residents and visitors to the city to encounter on an annual basis.
With approximately 140 shorts, ranging in length from 90 seconds to 26 minutes, SUPERNOVA is a feast for the senses and a fascinating, forward thinking experience that defines one of the most engaging fields of art today.
Stapleton Open Studios is an opportunity to visit artists in their private home studios throughout the Stapleton development area in Denver. The self-guided tour is an open format that has proven to be an ideal way to encourage dialogue between artists and enthusiasts allowing visitors to gain firsthand knowledge about the creative process. Visitors will see artists living and working in the Stapleton development, as they contribute to a vibrant, creative community.
The 28 participating artists have earned prominence in their fields and represent a range of disciplines, including painting, jewelry, photography, sculpture, glass and fiber art. A commemorative poster, which was selected through a juried process, has been created and will be displayed in each studio. The 2017 poster features an image of “Ice Blue”, a stunning glass art bowl by Linda R. Wingate.
Free tour maps are available prior to the event at The Cube, 8371 Northfield Blvd. Suite C, Denver, CO 80238.
Working with new definitions of experimental film with two weeks of nightly screenings, OFF Cinema presents The Unseen Festival, exploring notions of the resistant, the excluded, and the unacknowledged. Film changes the world by filtering it through art: but it’s at its best when it refuses the documentary impulse of direct representation.
For two weeks we enter the realm of the unseen, with nightly programs featuring artists from across the spectrum of experimental filmmakers, as well as writers and musicians. Filmmaker Amir George will be in residence at Counterpath throughout the festival.
Galleries to check out include: Walker Fine Art, Goodwin Fine Art, William Havu Gallery, CPAC
The Denver Art Museum is also open late
Final Fridays will give visitors, employees, and residents an after-hours opportunity to explore the many creative spaces in the Golden Triangle Neighborhood. Final Fridays aim to provide an accessible and fun way for visitors to engage with the quirky, cool, and sophisticated art that defines this eclectic neighborhood.
Last Friday of Each Month, 6-10pm, from January through October, 2017
Image credits (left to right): Drag queens lead detour at Untitled: Glory Days; Colorado Ballet dancers perform at Untitled: Center Stage; visitors at Untitled: Homegrown; Robert Louis Cole in-gallery performance at Untitled: Flip Side.
On the final Friday evening of the month, January through October, the DAM offers a unique after-hours museum experience with unconventional art encounters, new insights into the DAM collections, a cash bar and more. At each mixed-media Untitled Final Friday event, the museum highlights a specific theme with exhibition and collection inspired activities and local creative collaborations across the museum campus from 6 to 10 p.m.
“Untitled Final Fridays is a collaborative program designed to give visitors a non-traditional museum experience and connect the museum with the local artists that make Denver a thriving national art scene,” said Lauren Hegge, adult programs coordinator. “Untitled is created hand-in-hand with members of Denver’s creative community, and diversified every month to activate our collections, while offering off-beat art experiences and a fun night out.”
During Untitled, visitors are encouraged to curate their own night by choosing from the full menu of activities ranging from hands-on projects to tours with a twist to unexpected performances and expert chats. Each year, the DAM hosts Meet Here for discussion and brainstorming with community creatives of all disciplines—including designers, filmmakers, musicians, chefs, dancers and crafters. Their feedback and ideas help develop the upcoming season’s programs.
The 2017 Untitled Final Friday season line up follows:
Untitled: Empire Jan. 27, 6–10 p.m. Rule the roost and live the fantasy of a season kick-off dedicated to power and prestige.
Untitled: Power Suit Feb. 24, 6–10 p.m. Roll up your sleeves and dress to impress at a costume-themed party that’s suited for stars.
Untitled: Roots March 31, 6–10 p.m. Uncover new ground as we dig in and explore tierra and home.
Untitled: Talk Back April 28, 6–10 p.m. Get the conversation going with an action-packed look at speaking up and getting shady.
Untitled: True Grit May 26, 6–10 p.m. Saddle up to save the day with a night of tumbleweeds, tough guys and 10-gallon hats.
Untitled: Action! June 30, 6–10 p.m. Zoom in for a screening of Western stories, main attractions and epically moving pictures.
Untitled: Summer Camp July 28, 6–10 p.m. Catch the sun and capture the flag to toast the season and cheer reasons to play.
Untitled: Truth & Dare Aug. 25, 6–10 p.m. Face the facts and take a risk as we get up close and personal with bravery in black and white.
Untitled: Stories Sept. 29, 6–10 p.m. Tell your tales in a night dedicated to powerful voices and new constructions.
Untitled: Homewrecker Oct. 27, 6–10 p.m. Question house rules and shake things up for the mother of all season finales.
Reoccurring Untitled Final Friday Programming:
Detour: Non-art experts lead tours through the DAM’s collections from their point of expertise. Past examples include drag queens, geologists, comedians, historians and fashion designers.
Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme: At each Untitled Final Friday event, visitors can watch Buntport Theater perform their sitcom, Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme, based on a painting found in the modern and contemporary art collection.
MakeARTtalk: An ongoing series where local creatives produce a new work inspired by the museum collections, exhibitions or the space itself. MakeARTtalk participants share their ideas with the audience while discussing their inspiration, process, successes and failures, as well as the final work.
Off the Record: DAM staff dish on behind-the-scenes stories about the collections
Untitled Final Friday events are included in general museum admission and are free for DAM members. Students presenting a valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission when tickets are purchased on-site. Youth 18 and under receive free general admission.
Untitled is presented by Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and made possible by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Catering is provided by Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group. For more information, visit www.denverartmuseum.org.
Block 7 Arts is conveniently located just south east of Alameda & Wadsworth at 445 S Saulsbury St in Lakewood's Belmar Shopping District. There is free parking in the garage with entrances on both the north and south end of the block as well as paid parking on the street.