Sunday, September 12, 2010

Art Supporting the Arts

Greetings Art Fans!

Back in May, the Board of Directors at Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden asked me to help them organize and curate an art show to hang during the 6-week run of ART, 1998 Tony Award winner for best play. It wrestles with the subjective nature of art, the complexity of relationships, and our relationship with art.

It's Not Black & White art show Opening Artist Reception.
Miners Alley Playhouse lobby - Golden, Colorado

Four months later, 36 original works of art, created by 14 artists, was on display in the Playhouse lobby in an art show titled, It’s Not Black & White.

With Rick Bernstein.
Actor, director & owner of Miners Alley Playhouse.

Last night was the Opening Artist Reception! We rubbed elbows, nibbled on complimentary Hors d’ oeuvres, and asked the question, “What IS Art, anyway?”

Rick introducing Marcella. Marcella thanking artists.

The highlight of the evening was thanking my mentors Eric Matelski and Laurie Maves, both artists in the show, for welcoming me into the Denver art scene. In an act of “paying it foreword,” I welcomed other emerging artists and thanked them for choosing the It’s Not Black & White art show to make their debut.

With Eric Matelski.
Arist, artist advocate and art show/event creator extraordinar!

The artists include: Cory Allen, Rachel Campbell, David DeField, Tim DeMasters,
Ky Gabriel, Iva Lemmons, Kevin Louche, Eric Matelski, Laurie Maves, Bruce Nall, Marcella Nordbeck, Jennifer Ressmann, John Slizeski, and Ann Thacker.
With photographer, & Festivus Film Festival creator, Tim DeMasters.
With artist Rachel Campbell.

Didn’t make it to the reception Saturday night? No worries! The art show will be on display in the Playhouse lobby during the 6-week run of the play ART. Performances run through Sunday, October 24.

With artist Ky Gabriel.

The lobby is open, and the art show is free to the public, Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30-10 pm and Sundays from 5-9 pm. Or, call 303-935-3044 to schedule an appointment for a private viewing of the art show.

With artist David DeField and wife Cinder.

Show times for ART are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 6 pm (October 24 at 2 pm). Tickets, and reserved seats, can be purchased in advanced at

With Sean Richardson.
In front of Eightfold Path, Infinite Love and A Good Cry.

Miners Alley Playhouse is located at 1224 Washington Ave, Golden, Colorado 80401. It is off 13th Ave, between Washington and Miners Alley on the 2nd floor.

Please join me for the Speaking Your Truth book launch party this coming Tuesday, September 14 at the Cork Wine House in Denver from 6-10 pm. In addition to signing copies of this inspiring anthology, that includes my essay “I Find Myself Painting,” I will be displaying my latest painting from the new series I’m working on. Get a “sneak peek” at the direction my art work is taking. The rest of the series won't be revealed until my solo art exhibition in November.

Speaking Your Truth: Courageous Stories from Inspiring Women

Can’t make it to the book launch party? No worries! Purchase Speaking Your Truth: Inspiring Stories by Courageous Women on amazon at

Keep creating the life of your dreams!

Peace, Love and Art,

*Photos courtesy of Sean Richardson.

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