The Jury is Out

There's nothing good about jury duty — that fact is as universal as bad mother-in-laws and annoying teenagers. You wait in line with that stupid summons, file into the room, plop in an uncomfortable chair (if you're lucky), think about lunch and discreetly fight for the armrest until your name gets called. Missing work just isn't worth it if you can't even sleep late.

Enter the C&C Exhibition and Speaker Series, here to make your civic duty a little more comfortable. All month long, in the Jury Commissioner's Room of the Denver City and County Building, 1437 Bannock Street, Western Exposure, a showcase of local painter Lesa Webb's work, offers a vibrant, aesthetic exploration of Western themes, from Native American sheep-shearing to still-life corn and horse harnesses. "I just wanted to make the jury room look good, so while you're sitting there you have a nice piece of art to admire," explains Webb. In addition, the PhotoVoices Project visually examines real and symbolic barriers to healthy living in Park Hill, such as broken sidewalks, gang graffiti and mini-markets instead of grocery stores.

Tonight at 5:30 p.m., Webb and select PhotoVoices photographers will be on hand for a free artist lecture. For more information, call 720-936-1472 or visit www.myspace.com/exhibitionspeakerseries.
May 1-31, 2008

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