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Manifest Hope Gallery at Andenken

Manifest Hope Gallery at Andenken

UPDATE (8/27/08):

For those of you who registered for Unconventional ’08 and received your confirmation emails, and then went to Andenken today to retrieve your hard tickets, they may have told you that they had run out.

We rang their publicist and she confirmed that although the hard tickets are all gone, you can still get into the show (whew!). Although they did require an online registration, it’s going to be a pretty open event that goes from 6pm to 11pm.

Here is the schedule for Manifest Hope Gallery for today and tomorrow:

Wednesday August 27 – 10am – 5pm – Open to the Public

Wednesday, August 27 – 6pm – 11pm – Manifest Hope and partner San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will host Unconventional ’08 with musical performances.

Thursday August 28 – 10:00am – 5:00pm – Open to the Public

“Additionally, there will be an intimate invite only VIP performance songwriter in the round performance featuring Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie, Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley, Zooey Deschanel of She and Him, Matthew Caws of Nada Surf and singer/songwriter Jonathan Rice.

Senator Obama is a champion for arts and culture who is the first presidential candidate to have developed a policy regarding support of the arts prior to entering office. He believes that the arts should be a central part of effective teaching and learning. The Manifest Hope Gallery Show is a powerful show of support for this unique candidate.

The Manifest Hope Gallery will showcase both known and new artists, some of the finest modern contemporary artists, acclaimed NY painters and sculptors, activated grass roots and street artists, and present the most widely recognized pieces seen throughout the 2008 presidential primary campaign, as well as newly commissioned works and previous works on loan from some of the United States top artists.

In addition to the professional artists, five artists selected from submissions in a MoveOn sponsored art contest will show their work for the first time at the Manifest Hope Gallery. These five pieces will be chosen by a panel of judges include famed artists Ross Bleckner, April Gornik, Eric Fischl, Shepard Fairey, musicians Moby, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, DJ Spooky, and Cydney Payton; Executive Director & Chief Curator MCA Denver, and Nancy Spector; Author & Guggenheim Curator of Contemporary Art.

The five finalists selected to show in the Manifest Hope Gallery will hang alongside well-known artists such as Shepard Fairey, Sam Flores, Ron English, Chris Pastras, Mel Kadel and Date Farmers. Other artists included in the exhibition include: Justin Bua, Todd Lockwood, David Choe, Maya Hayuk, Cathie Bleck, Cro (Go Tell Mama), MAC, Evan Hecox, Lukas Ketner, Henry Lewis, Scot Lefavor, Lisa Congdon, Amy Martin, and more to be added. Resident DJ Jeremy Sole will on hand all week to inspire music inside the art galleries.”


[Previous story from 8/21/08:]

Art and rebellion has always gone hand in hand, and for our generation, artists like Shepard Fairey, Sam Flores and Ron English have not only opened our eyes but have given a visual voice to our collective beliefs and resistance to going with the masses’ status quo.

What better place than Denver’s Andenken Gallery to host the “Manifest Hope” show during the DNC, which will not only feature works from our local stars, including Evan Hecox, Scot Lefavor, Vincent Comparetto and works from Cypher 13 in Boulder, but all the above mentioned artists and more.

On August 19, arists such as Sam Flores began to arrive in Denver to start their mural process at Andenken, and those coveted Fairey created Obama posters arrived as well. So you and I will finally be able to get out hands on one!

There is talk of a party where some of these artists will be in the house, along with a few musical acts that are known to pack the Gothic and like venues. We don’t currently have confirmation of this, but will let you know if and when we do.

In the meantime, make sure to capture this very unique opportunity to see all the amazing works from today’s contemporary superstars.

Andenken blog:

Here’s the official scoop:

Art plays a pivotal role in creating cultural momentum. The Manifest Hope Gallery celebrates that role and shines a spotlight on artists across the nation who use their voices to amplify and motivate the grass roots movement surrounding the Obama Campaign. The Manifest Hope Gallery highlights the central themes of the progressive grass-roots movement- Hope Change, Progress, Unity and Patriotism.

The Manifest Hope Gallery will be open to the public in Denver, CO at the Democratic National Convention, between Monday August 25th, 2008 through Thursday, August 28th, 2008 between the hours of 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

“Abraham Obama” by Ron English

The Manifest Hope Gallery, housed within Denver’s Andenken Gallery, and an additional transformed warehouse space, spans 10,000 sq. ft. and will draw together a works as varied as the voices of the artists who created them. Manifest hope will showcase some of the finest modern contemporary artists, acclaimed NY painters and sculptors, activated grass roots and street artists, and present the most widely recognized pieces seen throughout the 2008 presidential primary campaign, as well as newly commissioned works and previous works on loan from some of the United States top artists.

Manifest Hope, along with its online partner, challenges the artistic world to engage their local communities in a significant and meaningful way, by inviting all artists to compete for a chance to present their works alongside these acclaimed and celebrated artists. Visit the online gallery for details.

Manifest Hope Gallery
2990 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

Participating Artists:

Aaron Martin // Adrian Sanchez // Alexis McKenzie // Amy Martin // Amy Rice // Andy Howell // Alex Pardee // Cathie Bleck // Casey Ryder // Chanel Kennebrew // Chris Pastras // Chris Yates // Cydney Payton // Dan Monick // Date Farmers // David Choe // David Lanham // Deroy Peraza // Diederick Kraaijeveld // Eddie // Elizabeth Rosen // Emek // Evan Hecox // Frank Chimero // Franke // Gary Baseman // HVW8 // Irene Hardwicke Olivieri // Jason Alberto // Justin Alberto Garcia // Jason Giglio // Jeff Zimmerman // Jesselisa Moretti // Jude Buffum // Julie Adler // Justin Bua // Kate Luscher //Kay Tuttle // Keith Negley // Kofie // Leontine Greenberg // Lisa Anne Auerbach // Lisa Congdon // Lukas Ketner // MAC //Max Ginsburg // Maya Hayuk // Mear One // Mel Kadel // Melanie Reim // Morning Breath // Munk One // Nick Dewar // Pete Yahnke // Philip John Lumbang // Ray Noland aka CRO // Rebecca Berdel // Retna // Rick Griffith // Ron English // Ron Keas // Sam Flores // Sarah Hoskins // Scot Lefavor // Shannon Bonatakis and Josh Holland // Shepard Fairey // Cypher13 // Todd Lockwood // Tom Slaughter // Mike Moore (Tres Birds) // Van Taylor Monroe // Zara Gonzalez // Zina Saunders // Zoltron // Aaron Axelrod // Thomas Brodhal // Ginger Che // Catia Chien // Christopher Cox // Grotesk // Damon Locks // Zach McDonald // Tres Birds // Adrian Tucker // Arellano Harvath // Antar Dayal // Vincent Comparetto

Posted by: Kim Owens


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