Thursday, August 14, 2008

"UnConventional" Marilyn Miller exhibits work during Democratic Convention

Rabble-rousing Cheyenne artist Marilyn Miller tells me that she will have two of her works at a Denver exhibition called "UnConventional: Artists Make Action" at The Other Side Arts, 1644 Platte St. The exhibit runs though the Democratic National Convention, which is Aug. 24-28. The gallery is located near the Pepsi Center, where most of the official convention action will be happening.

Marilyn showed me a cellphone photo of one of her pieces. It showed a painting of cemetery crosses on a dark field with red pooling at the bottom of the painting. Next to it hang photocopied lists of American war dead next to even larger lists of Iraqi civilian dead.

Her son, writer David Cronk, says that "I can't even tell you how many galleries she's been thrown out of around here." Yes, Marilyn's ticked off and she lets it all hang out in her work.

Here's a description of the Denver "UnConventional" exhibit:

The Other Side Arts hosts an open community exhibition in reaction to the Democratic National Convention in Denver. TOSA's gallery is located in the growing river front neighborhood, a stone's throw from the convention. Our goal is to spark dialogue between diverse communities around our political climate and how it affects the future of our country.

This exhibit is just one of the many arts-oriented events taking place during the Dem Convention in Denver. Five Wyoming artists, along with peers from the Rocky Mountain region, have photos of their work hanging at DIA. If you're flying in to the convention, stop and take a look before you go all political.

FMI: TOSA at 720-276-2335.

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