Friday, April 19, 2013

Show your art at Cottonwood (or the Moon)

Posted By on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 5:14 PM

From the listings desk: If you're an artist who loves steampunk, you may want to be a part of Cottonwood Center for the Arts' upcoming Wily and Wonderful Things show, opening May 31.

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

But you have to apply to enter, and the jurors overseeing Wily have high expectations: they're none other than our own Phil Lear and Denver's Timothy C. Flood.

Lear is a multi-genre artist of formidable skill in both technique and storytelling. His painting style is immediately recognizable — textured, quick and yet precise — and his subjects, Pinocchio's bad-boy friend Lampwick or a surly circus madam, are deeply expressive. You can read more about Lear in our 2012 cover story here.

Flood may be a new name though, and he too works in many genres, as well as materials. Perhaps most interesting though, is that Flood was chosen to oversee art for a capsule to be sent to the moon, as the Lunar Art Capsule Curator/Project Coordinator. OK, before we get ahead of ourselves though, this project isn't going anywhere too terribly fast. As far as the website goes, there's no set date for launch. What that does mean though, is that the project is still accepting artwork, so you could not only show in Wily, but on the desolate, dusty surface of Earth's lone satellite.

Here's how it'll work: The Lunar Art Capsule is simply a "payload of digital media" sent to "immortalize" life on Earth. The drive will deposited on the moon via a robot, the Tesla Rover.

Interested? Find submission information here. Want to stay terrestrial? Find submission info for that here.

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