Lasting Influence

Aurora’s Red Delicious Press, a fine-print atelier housed in a gorgeous old Usonian-style library designed by Victor Hornbein, is presenting Impact: A Tribute to E. C. Cunningham. A nationally known printmaking authority and author, Cunningham died last year; he had taught printmaking for nearly three decades at Metropolitan State College of Denver. The exhibit is made up of works by local and national artists who he influenced.

“I knew E.C.; he was really generous with other artists,” says Red Delicious gallery director Tonia Bonnell. “So I wanted to do an exhibit about his network of supporters to show what E.C. meant to them.”

All of the artists Bonnell invited are represented not only by their pieces, but also by brief essays about their relationship with Cunningham. “It makes a nice addition to the show,” adds Bonnell, who mixed works by Cunningham’s former students with those of his associates and colleagues.

Though this Cunningham salute has been on for a few weeks, the reception is tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at Red Delicious, 9901 East 16th Avenue in Aurora. For more information, call 303-366-2922 or go to
Aug. 30-Sept. 24; Fri., Sept. 9, 6-9 p.m., 2011

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Michael Paglia is an art historian and writer whose columns have appeared in Westword since 1995; his essays on the visual arts have also been published in national periodicals including Art News, Architecture, Art Ltd., Modernism, Art & Auction and Sculpture Magazine. He taught art history at the University of Colorado Denver.
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