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Sculptor Jefferson Rubin was part of a generation of artists who located in LoDo in the 1990s, where he opened La Scuola Classical Sculpture. A Colorado native, Rubin had studied in Italy. But in 1995, at the age of 36, he was tragically killed in a fiery crash. And though he may be gone, he’s not forgotten.

First came the publication of a monograph called Frammenti della Vita — Italian for “fragments of life” and referring to both his style and his premature death. And now a documentary, Jefferson Rubin: The Hero’s Journey, is being produced by Joshua Hassel for KBDI-Channel 12. “In 1995, I switched professions and went from being an art dealer to a documentary maker,” says Hassel, who represented Rubin at his gallery. “A few months after Jefferson’s passing, I approached the family about a documentary, but the timing was too soon. Last year, with the publication of the book, my interest in Jefferson was renewed.”

A reception, book signing and fundraiser for the documentary will be held tonight at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th Street, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free; for information, call Hassel at 720-732-1992.
Mon., July 26, 6-8 p.m., 2010


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