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Doors Open Denver - April 29th & 30th

Doors Open Denver - April 29th & 30th 

11:00AM -5:00PM, Saturday and Sunday

Doors Open Denver (DOD) is an annual two-day event that provides opportunities for residents and visitors to explore our city, creating meaningful connections to the built environment. Each spring, the Denver Architectural Foundation (DAF) inspires the community to connect through self-guided or expert-guided (fee-based) tours of our city's unique spaces, including high-profile, historic, and/or artistic feats of architecture and design. Doors Open Denver tells the story of where Denver is, where it has been, and where it’s going. Learn more about events around the city here

This year at RedLine we will host a wide variety of participatory experiences for all ages!

All day (11am-5pm), both days you can enjoy: 

Site-Specific Installation created by resident artist Ramón Bonilla

Ramón's evolving "shelter" structures will be built over the course of the weekend, drop-in anytime and join in the process! Visitors are encouraged to engage and ask questions.

Creative Display made by resident artist Sammy Lee

Sammy will have some of her unique "joomchi" (felting paper technique) pieces available for visitors to view. Learn more about how a contemporary artist approaches a traditional art form and meet the artist at 2:00PM on Saturday and Sunday for an artist talk and demo. 

Camera-less Filmmaking and Animation Workshop hosted by local artist Eileen Roscina Richardson.

Visitors will have an opportunity to draw, scratch, manipulate and experiment with their own sections of 16mm film. They will be able to see their newly made film projected on a loop. Alternatively, participants will have the option to to draw and watch simple animations on paper through a praxinoscope, a rotating mirror system.

At the end of the weekend, a community film, composed of all the participants' pieces will be assembled and made into a digital form to share.

Pinhole and Analog Film Celebration presented by Process Reversal

Process Reversal is a local organization that advocates and ensures the viability of film for all.  It is an engine for exploring new ways of seeing, new ways of hearing, and new ways of speaking about film. It is the response of a vibrant community of artists and practitioners that are taking on the opportunity and the challenge of a new century for photochemical arts.

In collaboration with Doors Open Denver, Redline Contemporary Art Center hosts members of Process Reversal and The Handmade Film Institute for a free two-day pinhole filmmaking celebration. 

Saturday, April 29 & Sunday April 30, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Drop in any time for a hands-on demonstration/workshop: various pinhole devices and imagery will be on view and visitors will be invited to shoot, develop, and watch their own 16mm pinhole movies. 

Sunday, April 30, 1:30PM and 3:30PM
Filmmaker and director of The Handmade Film Institute Robert Schaller will present his home-made 16mm pinhole cameras, explaining the technology and showing his films. 

All are welcome, no filmmaking or photography experience necessary!