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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.

Click here for more information.

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

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.

RMCAD to Host Colorado Cutthroat Connection's Fighter Frenzy!

Saturday, Jun 8th to Sunday, Jun 9th

RMCAD, Colorado Cutthroat Connection (C3) and the National Video Game Association (NVGA) is proud to announce the continuation of the Fighter Frenzy Campus Tour with the Fighter Frenzy at RMCAD on June 8th and 9th, 2013.

The Fighter Frenzy Campus Tour will feature:

  • Tournament play in games such as Injustice, HALO 4, Super Street Fighter 4:AE, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Street Fighter X Tekken, Call of Duty: Black Ops and more..
  • A StarCity IQ giving away $300 in cash and prizes to the top winners in Magic: The Gathering
  • A chance to win a free pass to the Elite IQ at CutthroatCon Free and paid side events for Magic: The Gathering
  • Casual play in games such as Dance Central 3, Sports Champions 2 and more
  • Featuring the great Rock Band setup of Death of the Arcade Entertainment
  • Game developers from all over Colorado
  • Tons of prizes and giveaways to everyone that attends
  • Outside activities such as Frisbie Golf, Sumo Suit Wrestling and much moreMake sure you check out our entire game roster here as all these games will be available to play for casual play. From livestreaming, raffles, and more the Fighter Frenzy Campus Tour at RMCAD will be the best event yet so don’t miss out.

Also, as a special benefit to all attendees, the following panel workshops will be provided FREE of charge:

Story Development and Pre-Production

In this introductory workshop you will learn about how stories are developed and how that story is transformed into images used as reference in the production of animated films. By the end of this workshop you will be familiar with the story process as well as the basics of creating a storyboard.

The Production Process

In this workshop you will learn the basics of several of the software packages that are used to make animated films and video games. By the end of this workshop you will have a basic understanding about 3d modeling and animation software.

The Post-Production Process

In this workshop you will learn about the process of compositing and editing. After the animated film is rendered it is typically imported into video software for finalization. This involves adding effects as well as sound design. By the end of this workshop you will have the basic knowledge of Audio and Video editing software as well as a basic understanding about compositing.

Click here for more information!

Cost to attend:

Free for all RMCAD Students who are enrolled in the current 2013 year
Pre-registration: $25 (includes receiving a free C3 Playstation 3 theme)
Door: $30

Pre-Registration is open now and closes June 3rd, 2013.


Chat with Chairs

6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Sep 17th to Tuesday, Dec 3rd

This unique event provides prospective students, parents and the general public the opportunity to chat with our department Chairs in a virtual environment. If you’d like to engage with our top-notch faculty but aren’t available to come to our campus, this event is for you! Simply fill out the RSVP form to reserve your spot, and you will be contacted with instructions on how to take advantage of this outstanding opportunity.


  • February 11: Animation and Game Art
  • February 18: Interior Design
  • February 25: Art Education and Fine Art
  • March 11: Graphic Design
  • March 18: Illustration
  • April 8: Portfolio Development

During the chats you will be allowed to make comments, express opinions, ask questions or just listen in! RSVP today and we will “see” you there!

Simon Critchley: Contemporary Art Is an Easy Thing to Hate

5:00 PM
Thursday, Mar 7th

RMCAD is proud to present Contemporary Art Is an Easy Thing to Hate a free public lecture detailing some of the reasons contemporary art breeds such a strong response, and for good reason. Focusing in particular on the work, especially the films, of French artist Philippe Parreno, the talk lists some of the reasons it is easy to hate contemporary art in gruesome detail, but also provides at least one good reason why we should love it. Developing an understanding of visual experience, Simon Critchley will explore the relationship between contemporary art and complicity with capital, asking the question, “Where is the space for critique, resistance, and distance in the art world and in art schools?” .

Simon Critchley is a renowned scholar and philosopher who is (among other highly notable positions) the Chair and Professor of Philosophy at The New School, the series moderator for The New York Times philosophy column "The Stone", and the editor of the How to Read... series published by esteemed academic publishers W. W. Norton that provides introductory material on thinkers from Darwin to Shakespeare to Marx. Simon Critchley is most known in his own work for elucidating how disappointment gives rise to philosophical quandaries; nihilism when meaning is questioned in religious disappointment, justice in regards to political disappointment. He has written numerous books on the facets posed by this intersection of thought including, but not limited to, The Ethics of Deconstruction (1992), Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity (1999), Infinitely Demanding (2007), and the most recent The Faith of the Faithless (2012).

Free Public Lecture
Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm
Mary Harris Auditorium

This event is open to the public and free of charge; however reservations are highly recommended. Click Here To RSVP

Beg, Borrow & Steal: Four Contemporary Views on Failure

4:30 PM
Thursday, Jan 10th

RSVP is highly recommended due to limited seating. RSVP here to reserve your seats.

Held in conjunction with the opening of The Temporary Institute of Emancipated Objects, curated by Cortney Stell in the Philip J. Steele Gallery, a panel of artists exhibited in the show will participate on a panel discussion on the importance of failure in the practice of artmaking and everyday life. Featuring artists Barry Anderson, Whitney Lynn, Brett Day Windham with Humberto Duque.

This panel will be kicking off the VASD Program's spring 2013 lecture series, Ethics in Practice: Approaches to the Contemporary. This lecture series is an investigation of how to continue to act as we move through the beginnings of a new century. In an age of increasing distance in relationships socially, economically, and politically, our visiting guests will approach ethics as it is practiced in everyday life. How is failure an important—and indeed necessary—part of artmaking? How do we craft opinions and criticism in an environment heavily laden with images? Why is it easy to hate contemporary art? All these questions and more will be posed by our series in an attempt to create discussions that foster mindful engagements with the world as we encounter it.

Barry Anderson’s single channel non-linear animations are created, in part, from appropriated American advertising images of the 1950s to 1970s. Featured in this exhibition are four works that offer unsettling surveillance of the landscape of objects around us. Anderson currently lives and works in Kansas City, Missouri. He has exhibited widely in national institutions such as the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Syracuse University, and the Kansas City Art Institute.

Brett Windham’s sculptures and collages are derived from materials found during her walks around New York City. The sculptures are composed with the mindset of a bowerbird; compulsively picking and grouping attractive colors as they appear. The accumulated materials take on draped tassel-like forms that reference talismans, fetishistic objects imbued with meaning. Windham’s works touch on the complexity of ways of seeing our everyday landscapes.

Whitney Lynn’s installation and sculptural works highlight the psychological barriers found in everyday objects. Her works give rise to observations that transcend familiar experience. In this exhibition Lynn will create several new works, most notably a large outdoor igloo made from ice created in a Snow Cone machine. Lynn holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has had several solo shoes including Sculptures Involontaires seen at Steven Wolf Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Humberto Duque’s works involve humor, irony, and sinister sharpness, similarly to Duchamp’s ready-mades. His works often propose some sort of absurd solution for common objects, like a tablecloth listlessly blowing in the wind crated by four battery-operated fans. Duque’s work has been featured on the Art21 blog and he has had solo exhibitions at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan and the MCO Arte Contemporânea in Portugal, just to name a few.

RSVP is highly recommended due to limited seating. RSVP here to reserve your seats.