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Condom Couture Goes Hollywood

7:30 PM
Friday, Oct 9th

Welcome to the 3rd annual Condom Couture Fashion show! Condom Couture is an annual fundraising event for Women’s Health and a full runway fashion show featuring one-of-a-kind fashions created from condoms. Yes, condoms!

Darlene C. Ritz, Chair of the Fashion Design program, will be judging the costume designs, and several Commercial Photography students will shoot the event. This year's theme is Condom Couture Goes Hollywood!

The event will be held at the newly renovated Glenn Miller Ballroom on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, Friday, October 9, 2015. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m.

Who is Women’s Health?
Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center is a nonprofit reproductive healthcare provider with clinics in Boulder and Longmont. The Mission of Women’s Health is to provide accessible, confidential and comprehensive gynecological and reproductive healthcare, including sexual health services and education.

To find out more information on the event, please download:
2015 Call to Fashion

Or contact:
Brittany Burton
(303) 440-9320 (x39)



Museum of Outdoor Arts: Student Installation

5:30 PM
Thursday, Aug 20th

On August 18, 2015, RMCAD students will install a temporary outdoor public art piece at the iconic Brookfield Properties' Denver skyscraper, Republic Plaza, located at 370 17th Street. The sculpture will be installed on the building's north outdoor plaza pedestal at 17th and Tremont and will be on display through November 2015. There will be a public opening reception at the property on August 20 from 5:30 - 8 p.m.

The project is a product of the Museum of Outdoor Arts' (MOA) Design and Build Program, in which temporary public art is created from design to installation. MOA worked with stakeholder Arts Brookfield to commission the Experimental Studies summer class at RMCAD to design, build, and install this temporary public art piece. Pike's Peak or Bust, is a large-scale temporary sculpture that pays homage to the Colorado Pike's Peak Gold Rush of the 1800's (see rendering above). The sculpture was constructed over an eight-week period by eight participating students overseen by faculty members.

"MOA's Design and Build program has been operating for nearly 25 years," said MOA President and Executive Director Cynthia Madden Leitner. "We work with various stakeholders in the community to secure a site and realize a piece of site-specific public art. We are fortunate to have collaborated with Arts Brookfield and Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design on this year's project."

Since 1991, MOA's Design and Build program has provided an opportunity for young artists, students and creative minds to express their creativity in collaborative art projects. Assisted by university instructors and professional artists, Design and Build participants produce exciting and original site-specific art works for public spaces in the Denver metro area. Interns find creative solutions to practical challenges as they master the skills to transform their creative ideas into finished pieces.

The program generates temporary public art and exhibitions while offering lessons in collaborative teamwork, problem-solving, and aesthetic and technical considerations. From concept to installation, students must consider a variety of elements including environmental concern, safety, budgeting, project design, proposal writing, maquette making, construction, and installation.

Arts Brookfield is a program of Brookfield Properties and invigorates public spaces through the presentation of free cultural experiences in Brookfield's premier buildings around the world. By commissioning, producing, and presenting world-class works of art, Arts Brookfield supports creativity and innovation in the fields of music, dance, theater, film, and visual art. As a result, Republic Plaza features year round indoor and outdoor art exhibitions for the enjoyment of its tenants and surrounding community.

The Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to making the visual and performing arts accessible to everyone by implementing its mission of "Making Art a Part of Everyday Life". MOA receives partial funding from the City of Englewood, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) of Arapahoe County, and the Xcel Energy Foundation. MOA owns and operates Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in collaboration with its tenant AEG Live-Rocky Mountains, and is home to art studios and indoor galleries at its main headquarters on the second floor of the Englewood Civic Center at 1000 Englewood Parkway, Suite 2-230, Englewood, CO 80110.

Information courtesy of Museum of Outdoor Arts Press Release.
For more information on MOA, visit:
Press Contact: Tim Vacca,



Gotta Play

7:00 PM
Tuesday, Jul 21st

Gotta Play
Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker
Tuesday, July 21 | Lecture at 7 p.m.
Mary Harris Auditorium
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

About The Lecture
Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker will discuss their collaborative video work in which they playfully use the inherent properties of everyday objects to generate incisive and poetic social criticism. The lecture will present Conlon and Harker’s exploratory process, the influence of their geographic context, and the importance of elements such as sound, rhythm, narrative, and humor to create both a visual impact and sociopolitical commentary. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Now? Now!, featuring work by Conlon and Harker. The artists will also present at MCA Denver’s Mixed Taste series on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Please contact the Biennial of the Americas and MCA Denver for details regarding these events.

About The Lecturers
Donna Conlon (Atlanta, 1966) and Jonathan Harker (Quito, 1975) live and work in Panama City, Panama. Conlon and Harker have exhibited their collaborations widely, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Pérez Art Museum, Miami; El Museo del Barrio, New York; and Palais du Tokyo, Paris. They have also participated in the 43rd Salón (Inter)Nacional de Artistas, Medellín, Colombia; Mercosur Biennale, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Pontevedra Biennale, Spain; and the Havana Biennale. Their collaborations are also included in public collections such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Tate Modern, London.

Humor Lecture Series
Gotta Play is the first lecture previewing the VASD Program’s upcoming series exploring humor. This lecture series focuses on the application of comedy, parody, irony, play, and wit as instruments of communication and experimentation in art, design, and culture. As a fundamental element of the human experience, humor crosses nations and histories. Existing in a boundary-blurring space where joy and anguish meet, humor allows creators to reveal the severity and ridiculousness of contemporary life.



Summer 2015 Graduation

12:00 PM
Friday, Aug 21st

Seawell Grand Ballroom
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
14th and Curtis Streets
Denver, CO 80204

Please join faculty, staff, family, and friends in honoring the Summer 2015 graduating class Friday, August 21. The ceremony will take place at 12 p.m. at the Seawell Grand Ballroom in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.



Drop City Screening

4:00 PM
Wednesday, Sep 9th

In celebration of instructor Clark Richert's return to RMCAD, the Philip J. Steele Gallery is proud to present a screening of Drop City—the first feature-length documentary film about the pioneering artists community that influenced a generation.

The screening will take place Wednesday, September 9th from 4-6 p.m. in Mary Harris Auditorium.



RMCAD Virtual Community Chats

11:15 AM
Friday, Jun 12th

To make it easy to learn about our programs and connect with campus staff, RMCAD will host Virtual Community Chats. At these online events, you can engage with RMCAD community members and get a peek inside life at RMCAD. You may attend multiple chats to explore a variety of topics.

Monday, June 22, 4-5 p.m. Academic Connections for Artists and Designers, Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer & Student Ambassadors / Student Life
Tuesday, June 23, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Financial Aid and Advising
Tuesday, June 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Financial Aid and Advising
Tuesday, June 23, 6–7 p.m. Graphic Design + Fashion Design

No matter where you are, you can log in and connect to our community. After you RSVP you’ll receive instructions on how to attend these convenient events.

Click here to RSVP.



RMCAD Experience

Saturday, Mar 5th

RMCAD Experience
Saturday, March 5
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Campus of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

Prospective and admitted students (and family/friends!) are welcome to join us for our open house event—RMCAD Experience. Throughout the course of the day, students will be introduced to the RMCAD culture, and meet with faculty and staff.

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Cheryl Pope, The Physicality of Space

6:30 PM
Thursday, Jun 18th

The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program presents:
Cheryl Pope, The Physicality of Space
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Doors open 6:30 p.m. | Lecture 7:00 p.m.
Mary Harris Auditorium
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
This event is free and open to the public.
Space is limited, please: RSVP.

Cheryl Pope is a visual artist working in sculpture, installation, and performance mediums. Her work questions and responds to issues of identity as it relates to both the private and public self. In her lecture, The Physicality of Space, Pope will discuss her work in relation to the body.

Pope will examine physicality from a variety of interrelated approaches including her experience as a boxer, her studio practice, and her performance work. Offering insights and connections between the body, experience, and exhibition, the artist will explore corporal identity at the nexus of art and design.

The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program explores critical, diverse, and creative inquiry. This interdisciplinary initiative enriches the academic experience at RMCAD and serves the greater Denver-metro community.

For more information about the VASD Program, previous guest, and upcoming events, please visit




10:00 AM
Saturday, Sep 12th

A Local Food, Art & Craft Market
Saturday, September 12 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
RSVP here.

Come join the Lakewood creative community for FARMCAD, a farmer's market featuring fresh produce, food trucks, pop up boutiques, activities, and music. The event will take place on our beautiful, historic campus once a month, starting in June and ending in September. Come discover local artists and vendors selling their handmade goods and flavorful eats.

For a list of vendors and more information, visit



Fashion Denver's Merry Market at the Mansion

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, Dec 7th to Sunday, Dec 7th

Join Fashion Denver Sunday, December 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for its annual Merry Market at the Mansion. The annual holiday fashion market will feature more than 25 local Colorado fashion businesses at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion. The holiday market continues a 10-year tradition with the mansion providing the perfect backdrop for a day of shopping and fashion fun!

There will be three fashion shows throughout the day to showcase the businesses that will be selling their designs at the market, as well as fashion giveaways. Fashion shows are at: 12 p.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Day's Events:
-RMCAD's Fashion Design program, sponsor to the event, will host a jewel collared make and take table.
-Downstairs attendees can watch members of Paper Bird perform country tunes at 3 p.m.
-Lowbrow Denver will have a large community coloring project for all to get their color on.
-After the 4 p.m. fashion show, there will be a special musical presentation by Fashion Denver founder Brandi Shigley and @Lordz of Posh.

Featured designers:
Alternate Decision Clothing
Bad Cat Mittens
Dose Apparel
Elle Muse 1961
Fashion House of Rae Marie, Rachel Marie Hurst
Gino Velardi
Heather and Hide
I GET DOWN Clothing & Apparel
ily | iley
Marie-Margot Couture
Meraki Moon
Purelux Boutique
Salwa Owens
Shae Designs
shop billie
Spirit Pervades Matter
Style Driven

Makeup by Sameera
Hair by 3 Little Birds Salon

Event artwork credit: Mallory Sherwood Engelstad.