Plein air painting is often associated with landscape painters and dramatic vistas, but the Denver Plein Air Arts Festival takes it to the streets of downtown Denver during the months of August and September, when artists come out of their studios to paint, photograph or produce other visual media in the Golden Triangle neighborhood and other notable Downtown areas.
Panel discussion moderated by Holly Hurd addressing art, activism and leadership in the 21st century. Accompanies Get On The Bus! the November exhibit in the Cousins Gallery, featuring local African American artists. Part of Moving Toward Liberation: Freedom Riders 1961-2011 http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/events_exhibits/freedom.html
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Part of Seldom Screened Cinema 2011: The Stony Road
Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted black music student at the University of Texas is cast in an opera to co-star with a white male classmate, fueling a racist backlash from members of the Texas legislature. This small-town girl, whose voice and spirit stem from her roots in East Texas, emerges as an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano and headlines on stages around the world.
74 mins, Not Rated
This exhibition has been extended through September 2011.
Presented by the Telecommunications History Group, Inc. and the Denver Public Library.
From Smoke to Text displays how telecommunications changes our lives and world. The show, created by The Telecommunications History Group, Inc., guides viewers from smoke signals and invention of the telegraph in the 1800s to smart phones and the internet today. It asks viewers to envision “What’s Next?”
Vida Ellison Gallery - Level 7 (weekdays 10am-5pm, weekends 1pm-5pm)
About the Refuseniks On June 15, 1970, twelve citizens of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics purchased every ticket on a flight from Leningrad to Priozersk. Claiming that they were traveling to a wedding, they prepared to board the ten-seater Antonov An-2. Their true objective was to hijack the plane, fly to Sweden and leave their homeland. Before they boarded the place at Leningrad’s Smolny airfield, government authorities arrested them. During the next eighteen years, many lobbied the Soviet government for their release, including advocates from Colorado.