Every day I open my email and see the word “INVITED,” my heart races. It’s such a rush. Especially when it is from my hometown. The Colorado Photographic Arts Center invited me to participate in Reimagining Hope, an outdoor exhibition during the Denver Month of Photography.
DMOP is a biennial festival celebrating the art of photography. The photo fest, always a mix of presentations and talks, adds complementary outdoor and online offerings; as a result, this enables people to participate at all leaving-the-house comfort levels.
As a Colorado native, I am honored to participate in the Denver Month of Photography, Reimagining Hope. California is my home. However, I miss Colorado and visit my old stomping grounds regularly. Participating in DMOP helps me keep connected to the art community and the incredible people that keep the scene vibrant and full of life.
Denver is a very supportive art city. My work projected on a 110-foot tower in downtown Denver is a dream. Attending art school in Denver, I never imagined public art would be a path for me to explore. The support from CPAC is incredible and allows me to imagine more public art spaces to consider through projection or camera-less photo processes. Perhaps a gigantic camera obscura as the sun is setting through an in a building downtown? There are so many possibilities.
From the CPAC website: The Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) presents Reimagining Hope, a curated outdoor exhibition that will be digitally projected on the Daniels & Fisher Tower as part of Night Lights Denver during the 2021 Month of Photography Festival. After a challenging year, this exhibit offers a positive vision of the future expressed through stunning light projections on one of Denver’s iconic buildings. Curated by Samantha Johnston, CPAC Executive Director & Curator.