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Stanley Film Festival - The Ultimate Horror Destination Film Festival

From: April 24 2014 @ 12:00 am
To: April 27 2014 @ 11:59 pm

WHERE: Stanley Hotel Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel, part of the Grand Heritage Hotel Group, will be the host venue for the Stanley Film Festival - Chapter II (SFF). Presented by NBC Universal’s Chiller, SFF is scheduled for April 24–27, 2014. The four-day event will celebrate the best in independent horror cinema with a full slate of films, panels, competitions, audience awards and special events – all at the beautiful and historically haunted Stanley Hotel.

Huevos Rancheros: Art + Architecture + Literature

From: April 24 2014 @ 5:30 pm
To: May 22 2014 @ 8:00 pm

WHERE: MCA Denver 1485 Delgany St Denver, CO 80202

Huevos Rancheros is a lecture series showcasing innovation in contemporary Mexican art, architecture, and literature. This program series is curated and hosted by exhibiting artist Jorge Méndez Blake (Guadalajara), whose exhibition Project for a Park Library (Aerial View Large) is on view at MCA Denver from April 25–July 13, 2014. 
 Lectures will be in English. 
5:30PM Reception
 6:30PM Program
 Tickets $15 / $10 members THURSDAY, APRIL 24
 Artist and Curator in Conversation 
Artist Jorge Méndez Blake discusses his exhibition at MCA Denver, which imagines a library as an open space, as well as past work and literature that has inspired it. He will be joined by MCA Denver curator Nora Burnett Abrams. 
THURSDAY, MAY 1 Artist Talk on Ulises Carrión
Artist Carlos Ranc (Mexico City) discusses The New Art of Making Books, the manifesto of artist Ulises Carrión. Carrión died in obscurity in Amsterdam in 1989, but was widely rediscovered in 2002 and is today considered one of Mexico's most important conceptual artists. 
Architect and Cartoonist Comic Jam 
Architect Sergio Ortiz (Guadalajara) is joined by cartoonist JIS (Guadalajara) for a "comic jam." Ortiz will discuss how architecture varies from city to city and how houses represent the style of life of a given region. JIS will illustrate Ortiz's talk with imporvised cartoons.

Jorge Méndez Blake: Project for a Park Library (Aerial View Large)

From: April 25 2014 @ 12:00 am
To: July 13 2014 @ 11:59 pm

WHERE: MCA Denver 1485 Delgany St Denver, CO 80202

For this exhibition, Jorge Méndez Blake created a single work that occupies the entire gallery space. Stretching across the walls is Project for a Park Library (Aerial View Large), a vinyl print exploring how a library might be reconceived as a park. The work evokes imagined landscapes of mountains, lakes, parks, and oceans. Walls of bookcases form the thin white lines dividing the different parts of the park. Brought together and arranged like an unfolded piece of origami paper, these elements of a library help to suggest a lush landscape. The work attempts to jettison the knowledge contained within the library so that it becomes more available and less privileged. The idea of culture acting as an agent of democracy is at the heart of this project. Jorge Méndez Blake was born in 1974 in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he continues to live and work. He has recently been the subject of solo presentations at Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (2013, 2012, 2010); the Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles (2010); and the Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City (2008). His work has been featured in group exhibitions such as Panorámica. Paisajes 2013-1969. Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City (2013); Block, Pillar, Slab, Beam, Aspen Museum of Art (2012); and Poule!, The Jumex Collection, Ecatepec, Mexico (2012).

Art exhibition - Inner Journey / Visual Experience

From: April 25 2014 @ 5:00 pm
To: May 31 2014 @ 8:00 pm

WHERE: 1261 Delaware St., Denver, CO 80204.

Gallery 1261 presents   INNER JOURNEY / VISUAL EXPERIENCE ROBIN COLE SMITH – MIA BERGERON – DANIEL KEYS – MIKAEL OLSON   April 25 through May 31, 2014 Opening Reception: Friday, April 25, 5:00-8:00 PM   DENVER, CO., GALLERY 1261 will showcase four highly talented emerging artists—Robin Cole Smith, Mia Bergeron, Daniel Keys and Mikael Olson—in a group exhibition delving into themes of nature, spirituality and the inner psyche. Artists will be in attendance for the opening reception, Friday, April 25, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m..

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