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Franco Mattes, What Has Been Seen Cannot Be Unseen

7:00 PM
Thursday, Mar 20th

Franco Mattes
What Has Been Seen Cannot Be Unseen
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:00 p.m. lecture
Mary Harris Auditorium

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About the Lecture
Franco Mattes’ lecture What Has Been Seen Cannot Be Unseen will present a selection of the collaborative works of Eva and Franco Mattes. These works often elicit complex conversations about the ethics of detachment in virtual interactions and the murky differentiation between reality and simulation. Utilizing the Internet’s global and virtual space to create many of their artworks, the Mattes subvert assumed conceptions of identity, truth and the knowing engagement and participation of the viewer. As creative provocateurs, Mattes’ lecture will engage the audience in common conversations in art discourse addressing reality and authenticity, and then will problematize and obscure any and all of those expectations.

About the Lecturers
Franco Mattes is one-half of the artist duo Eva and Franco Mattes. Originally from Italy, the artists work collaboratively in Brooklyn, NY. They create artworks in a combination of mediums including performance, video and the Internet. The Mattes’ artworks present falsities and misinformation, deliberately misrepresent and obfuscate, and often require their unwitting viewer’s reactions to complete the pieces. The artists’ works are exhibited nationally and internationally. Some past exhibition locations include the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Site Santa Fe, the Sundance Film Festival, MoMA PS1, Performa, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, The New Museum in New York, Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt, and the 2001 Venice Bienniale, in which they created a computer virus titled Biennale.py. Eva and Franco Mattes are the founders and co-directors of the international festival The Influencers held at the CCCB, Barcelona, Spain. In 2006 the Mattes’ works were awarded the New York Prize from the Italian Academy at Columbia University.

Interventions
Franco Mattes is the forth and final visitor for the VASD Program Interventions lecture series. This series examines the possibilities and types of interventions existing in the cultural realm today. Interventions are ruptures in systems or moments of directional change that often create new perspectives – like a New Year’s resolution or a political revolt. Historically, art and design interventions have run concurrently with, and sometimes led, new ways of seeing the world.

The Interventions series began in September 2013 with London-based artist/designer Daniel Eatock’s lecture Subject to Change, followed by Micah White’s lecture The Future of Protest, and then architect Nader Tehrani’s lecture The Architecture of Installations in January 2014. To see these and other past VASD lectures, please visit the VASD YouTube page.

VASD
The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program is an interdisciplinary initiative that is culturally inclusive, intellectually expansive, and ultimately enriches the RMCAD and the larger Denver-metro community experience. An integral part of the educational mission of RMCAD, the VASD Program fosters vision, creativity and innovation by bringing leading national and international artists, scholars and designers to campus each year. The Program provides direct access to contemporary art, design and culture, and inspires appreciation and critical inquiry through diverse and challenging artistic visions.

All VASD lectures are free and open to the public; however, RSVP is highly recommended due to limited seating. Click here to reserve your seats.

For more information or to be added to our mailing list please contact vasdprogram@rmcad.edu.
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Joan Kresek, Paintings Inspired by China and the New Year of the Horse


Thursday, Feb 6th to Thursday, Mar 6th

Don’t miss Paintings Inspired by China and the New Year of the Horse, an exhibition by RMCAD Online Faculty member, Joan Kresek. The exhibit will run from February 6 to March 6, 2014 at the Donna Moravec Gallery. Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Kresek will also host a painting workshop on Friday, Feb. 21, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Donna Moravec Gallery: Art & Design, CCA, Lowry Campus, at 9202 E. Severn Place, Bldg 901 North Quad Denver, CO 80230

At top: Joan Kresek, The Real Red One with a Laughing Buddha (detail), 24" x 24", Acrylic Paint on Canvas, 2014

Nader Tehrani, The Architecture of Installations

7:00 PM
Friday, Jan 24th

Nader Tehrani
The Architecture of Installations
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30
Mary Harris Auditorium


About the Lecture
Nader Tehrani’s lecture The Architecture of Installations will discuss the intervention of material and spatial and formal experiments as details that then radicalize larger architectural projects. Through his extensive research of materials, Tehrani will delve into the function of installations as fruitful arenas of examination, play and experimentation. By reflecting on how small details can shape, influence, and construct greater meaning, and even find balance amid freedom and constraint, Tehrani will speak to concepts relevant to all types of creative fields.

About the Lecturer
Nader Tehrani is a Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also Principal of NADAAA, a Boston-based architecture and urban design firm. Notably, NADAAA is the recent winner of Architecture Magazine’s No. 1 architecture firm for design in the United States. Tehrani received a Master of Architecture in Urban Design degree in 1991 from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

The works of Nader Tehrani have been widely exhibited at MOMA, LA MOCA and ICA Boston. His work is also part of the permanent collection of the Canadian Center for Architecture and the Nasher Sculpture Center. Tehrani’s work has been recognized with notable awards, including the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture, the United States Artists Fellowship in Architecture and Design, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, among many others.

Interventions
Nader Tehrani is the third visitor for the VASD Program Interventions lecture series. This series examines the possibilities and types of interventions that exist in the cultural realm today. Interventions are ruptures in systems or moments of directional change that often create new perspectives – like a New Year’s resolution or a political revolt. Historically, art and design interventions have run concurrently and sometimes led new ways of seeing the world.

All VASD lectures are free and open to the public; however, RSVP is highly recommended due to limited seating. Please click here to reserve your seats.

VASD
The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program is an interdisciplinary initiative that is culturally inclusive, intellectually expansive, and ultimately enriches the RMCAD experience and the larger Denver community. An integral part of the educational mission of RMCAD, the VASD Program fosters vision, creativity and innovation by bringing leading national and international artists, scholars and designers to campus each year. The Program provides direct access to contemporary art, design and culture and inspires appreciation and critical inquiry through diverse and challenging artistic visions.

For more information or to be added to our mailing list please contact vasdprogram@rmcad.edu.
View past VASD lectures at on our YouTube Channel.
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Like All Other, Like Some Other, Like None Other Exhibition to Open at RedLine, November 8


Friday, Nov 8th

RedLine Denver presents a group exhibition entitled Like All Other, Like Some Other, Like None Other. The group exhibition features 15 up-and-coming Denver-based artists -all RMCAD students- and will run from November 8th to November 15th, 2013. The opening reception takes place on November 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

PARTICIPATING STUDENTS
Natasha Bassett
Jessye Ebbinghouse
Caleb Hahne
Lisa Kingsbury
Michelle Lieser
Jonathan Mchugh
Lucas McMahon
Tanya Miller
Melinda Pacheco
Victoriano Rivera
Ashley Rosson
Garrett Shell
Seth Snowden
Tesia Webb
Shane Winebrenner

Like All Other, Like Some Other, Like None Other is a group exhibition featuring fifteen Denver-based artists. The exhibition title references anthropologist Clyde Cluckhohn’s study of individual personality in relation to larger cultural constructs. According to Cluckhohn we play various roles at once, keeping allegiance to our own identity as well as relationships to others. The work in the exhibition is united by this malleable concept of self and our inherent desires to both fit in and stand out. Through fifteen different artists’ perspectives this collection of artworks examine the subtle overlapping of roles we all play as connected individuals and members of a larger society.

RMCAD Hosts Athena Project's "The Mommy Rants"


Saturday, Nov 2nd to Saturday, Nov 16th

"The Mommy Rants" - Showing in the Rotunda Building on the RMCAD campus.

Saturday November 2, 9 and 16 - Saturday Showtimes: 1:00, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday November 3 and 10 - Sunday Showtimes: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.

Tickets are $18 general admission, $15 with a child care, $15 for students, seniors and groups of 10+
Purchase Tickets HERE


In a continuing effort to support and promote women in the arts, RMCAD will host "The Mommy Rants", a humorous and touching one-act play that explores the unspoken experiences of motherhood.

A free, pre-show Mommy Pampering Boutique will also be offered. Available services include food and drinks, massages and fine products tailored to moms. Pampering begins 45 minutes prior to each show. Childcare is also available for kids ages 1-4 at $5 per hour. Babies under 12 months are welcome to be in the audience. Children ages 5-12 can take a theater class during the performance at a cost of $10 per child and $5 for each additional sibling. Click here to make a child care reservation and buy tickets.

Athena Project is a professional group of artists dedicated to supporting and expanding women’s artistic contributions to the Denver stage and the wider community. Their mission is to empower women and strengthen the Denver community through developing and showcasing women’s and girls’ artistic contributions, while inviting new audiences into the creative process.

Micah White, The Future of Protest

7:00 PM
Thursday, Nov 7th

Micah White
The Future of Protest
November 7, 2013, 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30
Mary Harris Auditorium


The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program at RMCAD is pleased to present Micah White as the second visitor and lecturer in the Program’s Interventions series. Micah White’s lecture titled The Future of Protest, takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Mary Harris Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

About the Lecturer:
Micah White is a former editor of Adbusters magazine and co-created the international meme Occupy Wall Street, which called for protests of social and economic inequality. Influenced by philosophy, history, ecology, the practice of culture jamming, and technological innovations, White inspires seemingly minor contributors to harness the power of information systems and participate in the creation and control of culture.

About the Lecture:
White’s lecture The Future of Protest will critically evaluate Occupy Wall Street and explore the ways visual culture plays an important role in social change. White will investigate the innovative role of the artist and designer in the changing environment of cultural and political civil engagement. Overall there is urgency and optimism in his call for the creative re-imagination of the world.

About the VASD Program Series:
RMCAD’s Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program explores the concept of Interventions in a series of public lectures from Fall 2013 through April 2014. These lectures examine the possibilities and various ways interventions exist in the cultural realm as well as how they function in the current art and design discourse. Interventions rupture systems or generate moments of directional change offering an occasion for reflection and opportunities to transform the construct of the world around us. Historically, art and design interventions have run concurrently and sometimes led new ways of seeing the world.

All VASD lectures are free and open to the public. However, an RSVP is highly recommended due to limited seating. Click here to RSVP.

About the VASD Program:
The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program is an interdisciplinary initiative that is culturally inclusive, intellectually expansive, and ultimately enriches the RMCAD and larger community. An integral part of the educational mission of RMCAD, the VASD Program fosters vision, creativity and innovation by bringing leading national and international artists, scholars and designers to campus each year. The Program provides direct access to contemporary art, design and culture through an inspiring comparative framework, creating a forum for diverse and challenging artistic visions. The VASD Program creates a cross-disciplinary environment made possible through appreciation and critical inquiry.

Daniel Eatock Subject to Change

5:00 PM
Tuesday, Sep 17th

Daniel Eatock
Subject to Change
September 17, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Reception to follow, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Mary Harris Auditorium


The Lecture: RMCAD is pleased to welcome artist and designer Daniel Eatock as part of the Visiting Artist, Scholar and Designer (VASD) program. The lecture, titled Subject to Change will examine the medium of the artist/designer lecture format itself. As a hybrid of past research, lecture and performative narrative techniques, Eatock’s lecture will intervene in the traditional lecture structure to address the key questions of producing and framing creative knowledge. Subject to Change will be delivered on Tuesday, September 17. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7:00.

All VASD lectures are free and open to the public but require a RSVP. Click here to RSVP.

The Artist: Daniel Eatock is a London-based artist and graphic designer whose work often occupies the threshold between the two fields. By deliberately working in a query and play-based experimental process, Eatock creates designed solutions through art making. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and has worked in design for such clients as Samsung and Channel 4. In 2003, he started Eatock Ltd., through which he builds and maintains his database of photographic projects and completes work for a range of entertainment and cultural clients.

An integral part of the educational mission of RMCAD, the VASD Program fosters vision, creativity, and innovation by bringing leading national and international artists, scholars, and designers to campus. The program provides direct access to contemporary art, design, and culture through an inspiring and comparative framework.

At top: Daniel Eatock, self portrait, courtesy of the artist

RMCAD Hosts Uncorked to Benefit HomeAid Colorado

3:30 AM
Thursday, Aug 15th

What: Uncorked, an event benefiting HomeAide Colorado
Where: RMCAD Rotunda, 1600 Pierce St., Denver, CO 80214
When: August 15, 2013, 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Join us for Uncorked, an evening filled with wine, beer appetizers and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit HomeAid Colorado. The event will take place in RMCAD's Rotunda building on Thursday, August 15, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for RMCAD staff and students (ID required). Tickets for all others are $40 in advance or $50 at the door.

HomeAid's mission is to build and maintain dignified housing. From emergency shelters to transitional housing to permanent supportive housing, every HomeAid project includes support services that help residents move toward self-sufficiency, such as education and job skills training, financial education, counseling and other support.

Click here to buy tickets or visit the Uncorked facebook page.

RMCAD Hosts Green Building Hack-a-thon!

6:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturday, Jun 1st to Saturday, Jun 1st

What: Green Building Hack-a-thon, a one-day event that prepares participants for any LEED accreditation exam, provides eight hours of LEED Credential Maintenance and supports local community organizations.

Where: Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Texas Building

When: Saturday, June 1, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

RMCAD is proud to host the Denver Green Build Hack-a-thon on Saturday, June 1, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Participants in this one-day event will overhaul the green building workforce, accelerate access to affordable green buildings and gain both knowledge and fun.

Participants will work on five to ten community projects. Tasks include evaluating LEED credit and green building strategy and assisting participating organizations in the design and green consulting of a real-world LEED project. Upon completion, participants will be qualified for any LEED accreditation exam, have eight hours of LEED Credential Maintenance under their belts and gain experience working on a LEED Platinum project. Continuing education and community service hours are also available.

Details and schedule information available here for more information.

Opening Reception for Bruce Price: Works on Paper, 2007–2012 at Denver Art Museum

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Wednesday, May 15th to Wednesday, May 15th

What: Opening reception for Bruce Price: Works on Paper, 2007–2012
Where: Denver Art Museum, Hamilton Building, level three atrium
When: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

RMCAD is pleased to announce the opening of Bruce Price: Works on Paper, 2007–2012 at the Denver Art Museum. The opening reception will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2013 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the atrium of level three in the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building. The opening will be followed by an informal discussion with Price in the gallery. Spun: Adventures in Textiles exhibition will remain on display through November 3, 2013.

The exhibition will feature more than 30 drawings and sculptures created by Bruce Price, RMCAD’s Institute for Experimental Studies (IES) Director. Pieces were chosen from a large body of work that expresses Price’s interest in materialism, the distortion of patterns, and ordered chaos. The exhibition is part of the Denver Art Museum’s Spun: Adventures in Textiles, a campus-wide exhibit that examines the ways in which artists past and present use textiles.

Bruce Price, RMCAD’s IES Director, is a contemporary painter concerned with ornamentation, emergence theory, the evolution of western subjectivity and multiplicity. With multiple solo shows in New York and Denver, Price’s work has been included in exhibitions in Mexico and China. In addition to painting, Price maintains several art-related blogs and teaches visual design, experimental drawing, digital image making, painting, art history and form and content at RMCAD.

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UPDATE Thursday, May 16, 2013
Check out the Westward exhibition review and see photos of Bruce's work.

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