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, hes 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 Heros 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 Jeffersons 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.
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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