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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 Professional Development Day for Art Educators

6:15 AM to 1:30 PM
Wednesday, Aug 14th to Wednesday, Aug 14th

RMCAD is partnering with the Jefferson County Public School District to host Professional Development Day for art educators. The event takes place on the RMCAD campus on Wednesday, August 14th from 8:15am-3:30pm. Participants are able to earn their Professional Development credits by engaging in workshops coordinated by Shannon May, Visual Arts Coordinator for Jeffco Schools, and RMCAD faculty.

Participants will partake in two workshops, ice breaker activities, and a lecture. The following has been confirmed, with additional options to come:

  • Lecture: "Bringing the Art Standards into Everyday Language of the Everyday Classroom for the Everyday Child" by Anne Thulson
    Anne Thulson teaches art education at Metropolitan State University of Denver and has taught art with K-8 students for 12 years at The Odyssey School in Denver, Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, and at the School of the Poetic City in Denver. She has an MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Besides teaching kids, she practices her own site-responsive art in Denver. Her art and teaching work is documented at www.annethulson.com.
  • Lecture: “Ideas from TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior)” by Dale Zalmstra
    Dale Zalmstra is an elementary art teacher in the Cherry Creek School District. She runs a choice-based, TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior), classroom and has presented in numerous settings about what she has learned through that experience. She has focused on understanding the Certification and is very involved in working with ArtSource, Theory Loves Practice, and facilitating TAB meetings, creative process and how to facilitate for it.
  • Workshop: “The Possibilities in Handmade Paper; Paper Casting, Sheet Forming and Paper Sculpture ” by Sarah Scott
    Learn a variety of handmade papermaking techniques in this brief overview of recycled papermaking, sheet forming, paper casting and paper sculpture. This workshop demystifies the K-12 grade level expectations of the Colorado Visual Art Standards. Participants will observe models, unravel their own puzzles, and share their experiences of using the standards in their curriculum and assessment. The workshop will center on real models of student work and real stories from teachers, rather than lengthy, abstract language about the standards.
  • Workshop: ”Build a Verb” presented by RMCAD Outreach Ambassadors
    This workshop provides an interactive opportunity to take any "verb" to a new level using minimal materials available to participants. This will help creatively prep students for those SATs while having fun! The challenging and fun exercise is led by RMCADs very own Outreach Ambassadors, whose goal is to help bring resources to your classroom.
  • Workshop: “Wet Felting: Soapy. Squishy. Therapeutic” by Theresa Clowes
    While kids in 21st century can do extraordinary things on a computer or tablet, they still desperately need time to get their hands wet and dirty. Wet Felting is a fantastic process for all ages. The rhythm of manipulating soap, roving, and water instantly slows the pace of a class, reconnecting students to their senses, as they become mesmerized by the fibers slowly melding into a solid structure. Theresa Clowes is Chair of the Art Education Department at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. She holds a B.F.A. from Kansas City Art Institute and an M.F.A from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Prior to RMCAD, Theresa was a Senior Instructor at Colorado Academy teaching K-12 Art for 10 years. In addition to teaching, she is a professional artist who has been exploring the properties of textiles for more than 20 years.
  • Workshop: “Incorporating AC and DC-Powered Gadgets into your Art” by Rebecca Vaughan
    Learn how to wire-up your artworks with lights and motors; hack into found appliances and gadgets; investigate the concepts revealed through the kind of switches that you use... should it be a motion sensor or a big old rusty steampunk lever? Also learn about how to strip wire, crimp terminals and use barrier strips. Participants will come home with an AC or DC wired gadget of their own making. Rebecca Vaughan has exhibited sculptural installations, mixed media relational and conceptual projects in the Colorado region, New York, Los Angeles, Mexico and Canada. Ms. Vaughan has also received state grants from the Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities and the Ohio Arts Council. Ms. Vaughan is the Chair of Fine Arts at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design and Resource Artist-in-Residence at Redline. Visit www.rebeccavaughan.com for more information.

Additional options will be announced soon.

As the workshops may involve unpleasant odors or color transfer, participants should consider wearing comfortable clothes that may get dirty throughout the day. Registration includes lunch, snacks, materials and facilitation by RMCAD faculty.

Please RSVP to this event here !

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.

Click here for more information.

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

Water Tower Art + Craft Market

8:00 AM
Saturday, Jul 13th

Join us for the Water Tower Art + Craft Market!

On Saturday, July 13 from 10 am – 2 pm, RMCAD faculty, staff, students and alumni will join local artists to sell their handmade wares on campus. Local bands will provide entertainment, while an eclectic selection of food vendors offer lunch and snacks. Demonstrations from a variety of RMCAD departments will also be offed.

Prospective RMCAD students will be able to attend workshops during the event to connect with faculty members. Lunch is provided for those who participate in workshops. Available workshops include:


    10am-10:45am
  • Seeing the World in 3D: Students will use 3D software to make a simple scene, then look at the real world to find the relationship.
  • Simple Bookbinding
  • Cyanotypes: Students will use a photography printing process
    11am-11:45am
  • Raku Firing: Attendees will glaze fire pre-made forms using a raku kiln
  • Interior Design Chair Prototypes: Participants will build a structurally sound chair with sustainable materials
    12:45pm-1:30pm
  • Alginate Casting: Participants will cast a portion of their hands in plaster
  • Build a Verb: Use large sheets of cardboard, attendees will visually communicate an assigned verb

Participants must choose one workshop to attend during each time period. Check-in begins promptly at 9:30am and the workshops will run until 2:30pm. There will be a campus tour at the end of the day and a chance to engage with the admissions team.

Click here to RSVP to this event!.

RMCAD faculty, staff, students and graduates can register for a table at the festival for no cost. Booth registration for local artists is available for $30.

Click here for more information.

40 West Arts District Street Fair

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, Apr 27th to Saturday, Apr 27th

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design will celebrate the opening of RTD’s West Rail Line at Lamar Station on Saturday, April 27th from 10am-4pm.

Come and enjoy the live entertainment, work from local artists, chalk art, kid’s corner, food, games and giveaways!

When you’re riding for free, make sure you visit the Art Stop featuring RMCAD, 40 West, Two Creeks and Metro West Housing.

RMCAD Presents AIGA Colorado: Elevate

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Apr 30th to Tuesday, Apr 30th

AIGA Colorado: Elevate, on April 30th, is meant to enhance our design community by identifying with characteristics of what it means to be a designer. Design students from Colorado colleges and universities will be paired with professional designers from the Denver design community.

You can meet your match at our AIGA Colorado: Elevate kickoff event where all respondents will get a chance to find out who their Mentor or Mentoree might be. This event will be held at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design on April 30th at 7pm in the Rotunda pavillion. Lite food and beverages will be served as you speed date to find your Mentor match!

AIGA Colorado: Elevate Tickets:
AIGA Student Members= $5
Student: Non AIGA Members= $15
*We will gladly accept your cash or credit card payment at the event on April 30th*

The goal of AIGA Colorado: Elevate is to pair a budding designer with a tenured professional to identify with what they deem to be the top 3 Characteristics that a Designer of 2015 should possess. This goal will be accomplished by meeting as a pair at least 3 times in the duration of the 4 month program to discuss the current climate of Design and what it will take to be prepared to design for our future. Our program will wrap on July 11th with a mixer to reflect and share your experiences.

If you are interested in being considered as a Mentor or Mentoree please click here to complete the Mentor Match-Maker Survey (this will also be your Registration to the Elevate event).

Do you want a fresh perspective on the world around you? Become a Mentor. Are you wondering what is next after graduation? Become a Mentoree. Do you want to be the change you’d like to see in the world?

Join AIGA Colorado: Elevate and raise the bar through collaboration, discussion, and mentorship. If you have any questions on this program, please email our mentorship program.

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