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HYBRID EVENT: MIXED TASTE WEDNESDAYS 7/7-8/11/21 @ 7PM

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IN-PERSON EVENT: B-SIDE MUSIC FRIDAYS 7/9-8/13 DOORS @ 6:30PM

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IN-PERSON EVENT: LAUGH YOUR CRAFT OFF: TROLL DOLL ACCESSORIES 7/27/21 @ 5:30PM

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PENNY SATURDAY 8/7 @ 10AM

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Octopus Initiative Monthly Lottery 8/15 @ 11AM

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IN-PERSON EVENT: PARADE FOR THE PEOPLE 8/21 @ 1–3PM

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IN-PERSON EVENT: FALL OPENING CELEBRATION 9/10/21 DOORS @ 6–10PM

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Keith Haring: Stairwell to Grace begins in the stairwell of Grace House and moves through Haring’s art and life. Director of the Keith Haring Foundation Gil Vazquez introduces the life and work of Haring. Host Carlo McCormick shares the history of the staircase in art and film, from Marcel Duchamp to Led Zeppelin to Alfred Hitchcock.

Dance played a fundamental role in Keith Haring's life and art. The ecstatic experience of dance and the visual dynamics of bodies in motion constituted a formal language for Haring as he translated the energy of the streets and nightclubs into fine art.

What does it mean when an artist creates art to give away for free to the public? Keith Haring was part of a generation of artists who, inspired by the explosion of graffiti masterpieces on the subways, began to take their studio practices directly to the streets and gave birth to the contemporary street art movement.

Filmmakers Jeanne Liotta, Sarah Schulman, and Jim Hubbard joined us for a virtual discussion on art and film in the AIDS era, including Keith Haring’s role in AIDS activism and the overlapping concerns of artists and activists.

Artist Narkita Gold’s Black in Denver project features 100 portraits of Black Denver residents as well as accompanying interviews with the subjects of her photographs. The project explores identity and Blackness. In a society where Black people are seen as a monolith, Gold’s work reframes the narrative and gives voice to the power of being one’s self.

Artist Rick Griffith is joined by Evan Weissman (Warm Cookies of the Revolution) and Stephen Brackett (Flobots) to discuss non-violence and activism in art and beyond, asking the questions: How do we continue to apply pressure to our government? What is the action that moves the needle? How do you take activism from the digital world and social media to the real world? And what is the real work?

Artist Jaime Carrejo and Maurice Ka (Collaborative Partner at Denver's Rosehouse Botanicals) explore relationships to the plants that share our domestic spaces and the symbolism embedded within them, beginning with a deep look at Jaime's exhibition and continuing with a conversation on self-care, houseplants, and the comforts of gardening.

In this hour-long program, artist Nathan Hall takes virtual visitors on a tour of his work and brings together his collaborators for a discussion and performance of portions of his audio diary and a reflection of the year that was 2020.

[Image description: Photo of a gallery wall in Maia Ruth Lee's MCA exhibition. Nine works on canvas line the wall with black silhouettes of clothing patterns. Overlaid on the photo is black and white text that reads "Workshop: Writing Through Grief with Maia Ruth Lee and Carolina Ebeid"]
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Lighthouse Writers Workshop and MCA Denver partnered to create a two-part workshop with artist Maia Ruth Lee and poet Carolina Ebeid inspired by Maia’s work with asemic writing. Over the course of the two weeks, participants took a virtual tour of Maia’s exhibition The Language of Grief and had the opportunity to create their own works inspired by Maia and Carolina.