Artist Talks with Jess Dugan and Andrew Beckham, Spring Classes, and More

Month of Photography (MoP) Denver is still going strong! Below are a few events CPAC recommends, and you can view a full list of exhibitions, openings, and other MoP happenings here

Artist Talk: 'A Decade of Visual Activism' by Jess T. Dugan

Tuesday March 28 @ Arapahoe Community College (Waring Theater), Free 
"Documentary photos are often thought of as tidy, precise microcosms of the world outside the frame. But life is never that neat. Ms. Dugan has delved deeply into that messy chaos to present experiences and individuals that don’t fulfill clear-cut expectations." -- Jake Naughton, New York Times Lens blog

Join us March 28 for a talk by Jess Dugan about her highly acclaimed series Every Breath We Drew, on view at RedLine through April 9. Learn more. Photo: Jess and Vanessa by Jess Dugan.

Artist Talks: Andrew Beckham

Thursday, March 16 @ Art Gym, 6 -7 pm, Free
Friday, March 17 @ Denver Art Museum, 7 pm (Tickets: $5 for students and DAM/CPAC members, $10 general admission)

This week you have two opportunities to hear from Andrew Beckham, who has been called a “visual poet” for his contemplative body of work that seeks to make sense of humanity’s place in nature. His work is on view at Art Gym through March 25. Learn more.  Photo: Black Hole by Andrew Beckham. 

Open Portfolio Walk Through

Saturday, April 8, 4:30 - 6:30 pm @ RedLine; Free and open to the public

Join participating Month of Photography Portfolio Review photographers for a fun and informal viewing of their original prints at this free public event. The Open Portfolio Walk Through brings together curators, collectors, photographers and fans of the medium for an inspiring peek into the creative minds of dozens of artists from Colorado and across the country. Photo by From the Hip Photo.

Digital Photo Compositing
April 4 - 25 @ CPAC

Try the fun challenge of creating images by combining multiple photos in Photoshop. Instructor Kia Neill will introduce you to basic compositing techniques through layering, masking and blending. Open to all levels; basic Photoshop knowledge a plus. Register or learn morePhoto: Perimeter by Kia Neill. 
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Save the Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Join us for our 5th annual Hal Gould Award Dinner & Auction, CPAC's most anticipated event of the year! More details coming soon. Photo from 2016 event by Sam Nguyen. 

The Fence is coming to Denver!

Submissions due April 11; open to all photographers

Now is the time to submit to The Fence, a massive outdoor photography exhibition series spanning 7 major cities -- including Denver in July 2017. Don't miss an opportunity for your photography to be seen by 4 million people and a chance to win a $5,000 grant, Leica T Camera Package, solo exhibition at Photoville 2017, and more. Details and submission guidelines here. CPAC is honored to be a partner in this national effort.

Black & White Social Meets Tomorrow

Thursday, March 16, 6:30 - 8:30 pm @ CPAC
In honor of Month of Photography Denver, the Black & White Social will host an alternative process mixer and 5-in-5 critique. This meeting is free and open to anyone interested in black and white photography. Learn more
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