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The Denver Art Museum's monthly after-hours event will sizzle with electricity tonight, energizing its adult audience with interactivity and sparkling lights. The centerpiece of Untitled #56 (Current), notes DAM educational program manager Jaime Kopke, is a collaboration between the musicians of Musica Sacra and DAM Fuse Box artists Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza, based on an "energy" theme. "They'll be creating a large-scale version – thirty feet wide or more -- of what's in the Fuse Box, just for this one night," she explains. "And they'll be interacting with a torch camera focused on the conductor’s hands, which will translate into artwork on the wall for an immersive and interactive performance."

As magnificent as that sounds on its own, the evening's content runs even deeper: Denver e-textile artist Lynne Bruning will create a site-specific piece inspired by the museum's architecture that will be placed on the bridge between the DAM's two buildings; meet her there for a MakeARTtalk about her synthesis of traditional media and cutting-edge technology. Crafty guests can also try their hand at sewing with conductive thread in patterns inspired by Navajo blankets or join the folks from the Concoctory to make LED lanterns; a Tibetan-bowl concert and an art tour led by a hydrologist are also on the evening's schedule.

Enjoy Untitled from 6 to 10 p.m. at the DAM, 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway; all activities are included in the regular museum admission of $3 to $13. For information, go to or call 720-865-5000.
Fri., April 26, 6-10 p.m., 2013


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