"Let your servants have Boxing Day off," advises Joshua Hassel. That way, they can enjoy the back-to-back-to-back presentations of three of Hassel's art-oriented documentaries on Colorado Public Television today. First up, at 7 p.m., is Sandzen: Ecstasy of Color, Hassel's most recent film, which tells the life story of Swedish-born American artist Birger Sandzen, whose work is featured in a show at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center that's on display through January 8.
That's followed at 8 p.m. by Allen True's West, which focuses on the artist recently featured at the Denver Art Museum, then at 9 p.m. by REX RAY: How to Make a Rex Ray, a real labor of love for Hassel, who's known the artist since he was nineteen. "Rex is a bigger-than-life personality," he says. "Truly charming, casual, relaxed, sophisticated, funny and genuinely innovative."
Just as this is an innovative way to spend the evening after Christmas -- with or without your servants. For more information, go to www.coloradopublictelevision.org.
Mon., Dec. 26, 7-10 p.m., 2011
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