Classes this Winter (2009) at ASLD and Denver Art Museum

More to come on this, but I’ll be teaching printmaking classes this Winter (2009) at both  Denver Art Museum and the Art Students’ League. At the League, I’ll also be teaching courses in hands-on animation, so prepare to make profound visual music and cartoons, both. Send a note if you want to know more.

Board Game at Ink Lounge

I’m showing “The Royal and Most Pleasant Game of the Goose,” an etching, in a curated show called “Locals’ Night, at Ink Lounge, a print-centered gallery in Denver. It opens November 21st, and runs until January 7th, and there’s a lot of good work in it, from what I saw laying around as they prepared to hang the show.  My piece is from a series of board game-related pieces I did in the early 1990s. I thought it was time to pull that work out again, and up came an opportunity. Here’s a little version:

Eric Waldemar- The Royal & Most Pleasant Game of the Goose-etching

The Game of the Goose dates back to at least the 1500s, and this etching is related to a version that was printed in England around 1800 by John Wallis. Played with dice, this is considered the prototype of all “race” games, and a variety of terrors, dangers, and opportunities lurk on the way to the central portal. Some of these, like Death, ended the game entirely for the unlucky player. This was a drinking and gambling game, and if one landed on the Ale House, for instance, one would be obliged to add money to the pot, drink, then wait through a whole cycle of turn-taking before rejoining the race. Falling in The Well could also cause wet, frustrating delays. On the other hand, landing on a Goose would double the number one rolled, allowing one to swiftly proceed toward victory and profit. Original impressions of this early British printing are exceptionally rare, the late 20th century Waldemar variant even more so. It is one artifact of my continuing study of how the human species spends their time. It’s a small edition (7). Go to Ink Lounge and buy one, or at least look at it. Here’s the site for the show:

http://www.inkloungegallery.com/pages/exhibits.html

See you there.

2 Shows at Starz Denver International Film Festival

Two recent works, The Thinking Truck and Canvas Cinema: Thinking is Finding will take up over half of the show at “Faux Mouvements… and Other Excursions ,” which will be screened twice:
Monday, November 17th at 7:00 and Sunday, November 23rd at 3:30, at Starz Film Center (at the Tivoli, on the Auraria Campus in Denver). Who knows? These shows could be rapidly selling out, so make sure to get some tickets. The link: http://www.denverfilm.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=22333&FID=43

The show includes work by Dan Boord, the director of the CU Boulder Film Program, made in collaboration with Luis Valdovino, also CU film faculty. It includes Pip Chodorov,  who’s been prominent in both European and American experimental film communities for many years. It includes Alexandre O. Phillipe, a Frenchman living in Denver, whose work I frankly don’t know. As I said, it also includes two movies by my very self, both of which premiered this Summer at Boulder Public Library. See you there…