Every year at Christmas and on my birthday, my mother asks me what I'd like to receive. I always give the same, extremely unhelpful response: "World peace." So far I've had no luck, but you know what? It never hurts to ask.
And even though Santa and the Birthday Fairy haven't listened to my pleas, I'm not the only one who strongly desires the gift of peace on earth. Everyone who shows up at today's Peace on Earth Day Party at the Museum of Contemporary Art's Temporary Contemporary building, 1840 15th Street, support my cause as well. The party is happening in conjunction with the MCA's latest exhibit, The Peace Project, and according to marketing director Deb Robison, it's gonna be a hell of a ride.
"There's going to be a Peace Parade; an Airstream trailer broadcasting music; people will be making peace hats; there will be food and drink and karaoke; and, of course, the exhibit will be open, and people can bring a piece of peace to add to the Peace Pile," she says. Naturally, the karaoke will include such peace-themed songs as John Lennon's "Imagine" and on top of everything else, there will be live coverage of other Peace Project events taking place all over the world, like the Small Pieces for Peace exhibit of kids art in Germany. Plus, several locals are hosting their own Peace Parties and, inspired by The Peace Project, artists Steuart Bremner and Terry Talty are accepting pieces for their Peace Puzzle. The MCA's party goes from 5 to 8 p.m. and costs $40 for members and $50 for the general public; get more information at 303-298-7554 or www.mcartdenver.org.
Sun., April 22