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SUPERNOVA Denver, September 14-23, various locations downtown Denver


DATE: September 14-23
LOCATION: various locations downtown Denver

Denver Digerati, along with the Denver Theatre District, Denver Arts and Venues and a host of additional sponsors, present “Reality Bytes,” the third edition of SUPERNOVA Outdoor Digital Animation Festival taking place September 14th - 23rd in Downtown Denver, Colorado. The only forum of its kind in the world to focus exclusively on the convergence of technology and animation, SUPERNOVA is a singular, dynamic example of innovation in art merging with the public sector. Each year the festival hosts an all-day education forum, art exhibitions and other special events to bookend an entire day of public screenings taking place on large-scale L.E.D. screens situated in the heart of Denver, including a special temporary LED screen located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex outdoor Galleria. SUPERNOVA programming defines what is current in digital animation today, presenting works by visionary animators who apply advanced technology in thrilling ways.

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Longmont Studio Tour, Saturday & Sunday, September 29-30, 11am-5pm, various studio locations around Longmont, CO

Arts Longmont Studio Tour

DATE: Saturday & Sunday, September 29-30, 11am-5pm
LOCATION: various studio locations around Longmont, CO

53 artists at 32 studio locations invite the public to the 18th Annual LONGMONT STUDIO TOUR, sponsored by Arts Longmont, enabling the public to purchase art from award-winning, national recognized artists and emerging artists. During the tour many of the artists will host art demonstrations.

Step into the richly diverse Longmont arts community during the two-day free self-guided tour featuring artists creating work with oils, watercolors, acrylics, photography, ceramics, encaustics, sculpture, fiber arts, jewelry, glass, printmaking and mixed media. This is an opportunity to meet artistic community members in their creative environments, learn about different media, art classes and the story of how the artwork available for purchase was created.

Free tour maps will be available at Arts Longmont or click here>. Look for yellow LONGMONT STUDIO TOUR signs in front of the studios.

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A Year With Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodia Heads, through October 2018, Civic Center Park, downtown Denver

A Year with Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads

DATES: through Wednesday, October 31
LOCATION: Civic Center Park, downtown Denver

Internationally acclaimed Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei has reinterpreted the twelve bronze animal heads representing the traditional Chinese zodiac that once adorned the famed fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan, an imperial retreat in Beijing. "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" is the artist’s first major public sculpture project.

The bronze pieces will surround the Sea Lions Fountain on the north end of the park. A complementary educational exhibit, "Ai Weiwei: Art & Social Change," will be housed in the McNichols Civic Center Building (144 W. Colfax Ave.), a stone’s throw away from the sculptural pieces.

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