McNichols Civic Center Building Summer Exhibitions Continue – Broadway World | Candle Made Easy

Denver Arts & Venues presents the addition of a new first floor listening experience, “TimeStamp,” and the continuation of the second and third floor exhibits, “Chained Voices” and “Portrait of a Culture,” with several exhibition-related events, including the third event in the Arts & Venues Cultural Fashion Runway Series celebrating STREET culture.

“The Chained Voices Fine Art Show connects hundreds of artists incarcerated in the Colorado Department of Corrections with the public outside the walls,” says Dr. Ashley Hamilton, executive director of the DU Prison Arts Initiative. “Our hope is that this connection and sharing of this work will help transform the conversation about who is in prison while providing financial support and deeper purpose to incarcerated residents across Colorado.”

Summer exhibitions:

TimeStamp (first floor corner)

July 15 – August 29

Rewind to 2020 during the pandemic. While many became accustomed to staying at home, musicians made music in their bedrooms. Visit the TIMESTAMP exhibit to witness a collection of music made by Colorado musicians during times of social isolation in 2020. Brought to you by FreeMusicForFreePeople. https://www.mcnicholsbuilding.com/exhibitions/detail/timestamp

Chained Voices: DU Prison Arts Initiative (Böttcher Kulturpavillon, 2nd floor)

June 1 – August 20.

Curated by Shanna Shelby, with a nationwide call for artists participating in the University of Denver’s Prison Arts Initiative, “Chained Voices” features art created by people currently incarcerated in a Denver prison or facility in the Colorado Department of Corrections are detained. Artworks from this exhibition (which emphasizes the themes “Light Born from Darkness” and “Resiliency”) will be available for purchase and proceeds will go directly to the artists. https://www.mcnicholsbuilding.com/exhibitions/detail/chained-voices–du-prison-arts-initiative

Portrait of a Culture (3rd floor)

June 1 – August 20.

This exhibition features portraits of the artists Kelle (Nigeria), Jordan Jones (Florida) and Yazmin Atmore (Denver). Through their works, each artist displays their own unique approach to portraiture. https://www.mcnicholsbuilding.com/exhibitions/detail/portrait-of-a-culture

Exhibits at the McNichols Building are open daily from 8 am to 5 pm, and Denver Arts & Venues offers several exhibition-related events for those interested in learning more about the artworks and artists on display.

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Performances – Saturday, July 16, 12pm-9pm

Enjoy a day of short performances by 12 musicians included in the TimeStamp audio experience. In addition to the musical performances, limited edition posters printed by the INK Lounge will be available for purchase. Event and merchandise proceeds from the event benefit 100% of the artists. Tickets $5 at https://partiful.com/e/dsOmryqbk08hnUhdo2FL.

Arts & Venues Cultural Runway Series: STREET

Saturday, July 23, admission: 7 p.m., runway: 9 p.m

The Denver Arts & Venues Cultural Fashion Runway Series continues with STREET Fashion, which is themed to the Portrait of a Culture exhibit. The runway show will feature Denver STREET designers Adult ENT, Infantué, Extra Medium, Rob Hill and IRL creating clothes for people of all shapes and sizes. But that’s not all! These designers also create fashion for the virtual world. When guests arrive, they have the option to set up an Ethereum wallet and receive an NFT to buy virtual clothes for their avatars. Arrive early to browse the Vendor Market on the second floor, which not only features a variety of vendors and designers, but also includes virtual reality experiences, organic street food, and premium cocktails. The immersive third-floor runway experience will entertain attendees with spoken-word performances, hip-hop, live music and a basketball interlude. Buyers of VIP tickets will receive front row seats as well as a unique grab bag with a customized t-shirt and bodega snacks.

Artist discussion, workshop, fashion discussion and trade fair

Sunday, July 24, 12-4 p.m.:

Join an artist discussion on the third floor Portrait of a Culture exhibit, followed by a fashion workshop presented by Infantué and a discussion led by designers featured at the Denver Arts & Venues Cultural Runway Series: STREET will be presented. Arrive early to check out the sales fair on the second floor, or drop in between discussions. FREE and open to the public.

Chained voices final reception

Saturday, August 20th, 5 p.m.:

Celebrate the conclusion of the Chained Voices: DU Prison Arts Initiative exhibit on the second floor. Enjoy light refreshments as you explore the artwork on display, all created by artists currently incarcerated at a Colorado Department of Corrections facility. Participants are invited to purchase artworks and take them home! All monies from the purchase of artworks go directly to the artists, and most use the monies to purchase art supplies.

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