Featuring: Control Group Productions
Project: Setting Fires
The most fun you can have in an abandoned butcher shop! Belonging to Control Group Production’s research series, “Dances Made to be Viewed in the Dark,” this piece was part art installation, part political protest, part performance art, part dance production. It was a lovely photography challenge- after all the camera requires a certain amount of light to actually capture anything at all, and the roving, immersive performance made helpers like tripods impractical. I can still smell that sticky, sweet, questionable punch and hear the mason jars clink against the bricks…
What a great night with Lighthouse! VIPs enjoyed a reception at the beautiful Denver home of one of the Lighthouse members and then a reading and discussion lead by Adam Rovner, associate professor of English and Jewish literature at the University of Denver, with Keret at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center.
Featuring: The Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Women’s Voices Fund
Project: Women with Hattitude 2017
It’s always wonderful to see the fabulous hats, creativity and design the ladies of Denver sport at this yearly event to support women directors and playwrights. Due to the lack of female voices in American theater, the DCPA established the Women’s Voices Fund in 2005. This fund helps to commission, develop and produce new plays by women. This has allowed the DCPA to support 28 plays by women, 16 female playwrights and 25 female directors.
Featuring: Leon Gallery and Matthew Harris
Project: Baroque Selfies
“My recent series of “Baroque Selfies” questions the ways in which an individual gains social status. Wealth, physical appearance, and charming personality too often trump wisdom, compassion, and humility. Failure to gain the attention and approval we crave feeds our insecurities and drives us to try even harder. With the elaboration of social media, we are bombarded with even more opportunities to curate our public lives. These works serve both as generalized portraits of human vulnerability and as self portraits that question my own susceptibility to self-centered perspectives.”
For more information about each piece, please check out the gallery’s site here.