I always had an interest in them, Matelski says of the spirit boards. And I thought some of the artists I knew locally could probably design something really cool on the theme, with fun design elements. He received written proposals and artwork mock-ups from entrants to the juried show; the final lineup will include about ten artists. An invitational companion show, Dead Ringers, rounds out the Ouija board hanging in a talking-to-the-dead spirit with a collection of trick-or-treat bags from Phil Bender, assorted naturally creepy works by Mark Friday, Zombicatures by cartoonist Stan Yan and a selection of crocheted zombie dolls by Cori Buchholz.
An opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on October 7 at MacSpa, 1738 Wynkoop Street, suite 103, will feature tricks, treats and a weird and wicked history tour of LoDo with vampire novelist/artist Mario Acevedo; and on Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (conveniently preceding this years downtown Zombie Crawl), another reception will feature Yan and clairvoyant Carol Pollard, who promises readings for both people and pets. Admission is free, but a Yan Zombicature your portrait as a zombie will cost you $20 to $40, and Pollards readings will be $20 each. Call 303-292-0049 or visit www.themacspa.com.
Oct. 5-30, 2010