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`Designers for Glaser’ Exhibit Opens

Colorado State University’s Clara Hatton Gallery hosts the first ‘Designers for Glaser’ exhibition in memorial to esteemed artist, Milton Glaser. Eighty-six posters from international artists are on display in homage to him after his death in 2020.

Milton Glaser made considerable contributions to the design and academic community and alongside multiple accolades, he became the first graphic designer to win the National Medal for the Arts. “When I was sitting in your chair, Milton Glaser was already a powerful force. He was productive all his life, all the way to the end…He was a gift,” stated John Gravdahl, a professor of graphic design and the curator and co-director of the Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition (CIIPE).

Since 1979, CSU organizes with CIIPE for a biennial event where prominent designers are invited to share their work. Though the opening lacked its normal festivities out of precaution for COVID-19, the exhibit’s unveiling was still special to artists.

(International artists submitted their posters to CIIPE to be displayed in Milton Glaser’s honor. Artists used both their own techniques as well as those of Glaser in creating these designs. Photo by Abby Weaver.)

Each piece in the gallery uses some aspect of Glaser’s style like his famous ‘I Love New York’ or psychedelic Bob Dylan posters. “There’s something very iconic to what it meant to this person, who worked with it, to who was inspired,” Director of the Hatton Gallery, Silvia Minguzzi, said.

“I’ve heard the name, but I guess I just didn’t connect him to making the iconic, ‘I Love New York’ quote,” said Kelsey Gruber, a junior majoring in Sculpture and Metal Work who visited the exhibit in between classes.

“CSU actually has one of the biggest collections of international posters of the United States,” Minguzzi said. She hopes to open the galleries for more interaction, accessibility, and notability for CSU students, faculty, and the surrounding public as time goes on. Adapting to the challenges created by the pandemic, she is currently creating a 3-Dimensional walking tour of the exhibits so those interested may revisit past works if they are unable to see it in person.

The exhibit was created in conjunction with the Bolivia Poster Biennial BICeBe, Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition (CIIPE), the Golden Bee, the National Design Biennial UBA – Argentina, the International Poster Festival of the University of Buenos Aires UBA, and organized with Diseñador Gráficos Bolivia, the Aurea Foundation for the Visual Arts and Design.

The exhibit leaves CSU on Oct. 15 and is set to open in Bolivia on Nov. 15 with a third installation in Buenos Aires possibly to follow. Currently, the display is available from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with free admissions to all.

(Avery Aasmundstad looks at the description for the ‘Designers for Glaser’ exhibit in the Hatton Gallery. Students can enter between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for free to marvel at the artwork within the ‘Designers for Glaser’ exhibit. Photo by Abby Weaver.) 

More details about the Event, location, and how to attend Here

Written by Abigail K. Weaver (Independent Contributing Author)

Denver Unique Week of Fashion 2021 all week Apr 5th to Apr 10th

Monday was not just the beginning of a week of amazing weather, it was also the 2021 Premier for The Denver Unique Week of Fashion. The Denver Unique Fashion weeks (DUFW) owner Jana Smith has been running shows for 9 seasons now.

While covid19 has caused a lot of set backs with many events, DUFW has put in place extensive covid precautions and was able to pull off of another amazing colorful event at The Oriental Theater on April 5th, 2021.

Events will be going on throughout the week until Saturday April 10th.

The Denver Unique Fashion Week welcomes models of all ages, race, size and gender and has a vision to promote racial harmony and equality

Many fashion designers work diligently all year round to bring new designs to the show.

The Show will be opened each day by Troe Williams of Vandalism Designs followed by unique designers as Missy Caldwell of MissfitMissy, Alicia B with Royal Jelly Fashion, Stratton Robes, Quill the Clown and stunning designs by Raven Ventura.

Planning for a fashion event requires months of planning, coordination with venues, boutiques, designers, photographers and staffing.

Local Artist Shawan Na producer of The Denver shows and the Unique Week of fashion team deliver a colorful show with music, fashion, ambiance, and entertainment.

Lead Photographer Frank LeBouef of Models of Colorado has many years of experience in fashion photography. Volunteer photographers like Chris Aderhold with Arclight Photography , Jared Kennedy and many others capture the memories forever.

At the end of the day it all comes together like a well oiled machine and the performances are breath taking. We look forward to seeing everyone there this week.

Article by Jared Kennedy

Colorado Snow Storm- great time for rafting

For two years in a row on March 14th there has been massive snow storms. This year in 2021 is no different!

This weekend had one of the historic amounts of snowfall ever with over 20 inches of snow reported.

Ever wish you were at the beach but when you look out the window all you see is snow and cold weather.

Well fear no more, as with Urban snow rafting, you can combine a fun boating day on the beach with the current snow conditions.

It’s ok to Bogart the Blunt during Corona Virus: Puff Puff Pass Ban

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Smoking the entire bowl or joint may no longer be considered Bogarting as health officials now recommend that stoners and potheads smoke their own individually dedicated paraphernalia. In the next few days, City officials will vote on a decision to prevent the passing of marijuana affiliated paraphernalia in public and while driving on public roads or at stoplights.

A recent study shows that saliva and germs from your nasty mouth has a 99.967% chance of transferring the corona covid19 virus. Even though THC has a tendency to decrease the senses in humans, it has the potential to enhance the corona virus and turn it into a supervirus on steroids. The virus may be temporarily dazed but is still able to find its host.

Health officials encourage the use of recreational marijuana and the revenue it generates (especially since concerts have been cancelled across the nation) but recommend that if you decide to smoke in groups that each individual has their own blunt, bowl, bong, gas mask or preferred paraphernalia and be sure to smoke the entire contents.

With 4/20 on the verge you do not want to acquire the Corona virus and have respiratory issues during this yearly anticipated event.

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Jared Kennedy

Festival of Color Denver Hacked by Notorious Cyberstalker Joseph Camp

The Festival of Color is an annual event that has taken place the past six years. It promotes community, inspiration, and creativity. It is founded by Anthony Garnica who is a life long influencer in the Latin community and fashion/modeling industry. The Festival of Color is a major Denver Fashion event that exhibits the hard work of unique colorful designers and hundreds of models, photographers, musicians, make up artists, and supporting staff members. It takes a village to make this event a success. For many, this highly anticipated event is where dreams come true.
However, it only takes one person to sabotage the dreams of many and turn something good into something distasteful.
Among the many supporting staff members one stands out. He is Joseph F. Camp. Joseph, a former convicted felon arrested several times for hacking, stalking, selling social security numbers, harassing and illegally carrying firearms.

Image linked to article of his return arrest

He has websites designated to his menacing! He was running the social media and promotion for the event. On October 18th, the night of the event, it was alleged that Joseph stole money and was extorting the Producer J Anthony. Joseph was terminated and dissociated from the event. Joseph had access to the social media sites, personal information of attendees and the photography content drives. It is alleged that Joseph asked for money and threatened to keep the photography content and use the media to destroy Anthony Garnica if he didn’t pay. J Anthony placed a public message to the attendees to beware and not use the site. That it had been hacked and not use the festival of color Facebook page. Everything was denied by Joseph and that J Anthony was extorting Joe. The “he said she said” game began. Many didn’t believe this was happening at first then the Defaming posts started flowing from the hijacked festival of color page. The page was changed to a dog park location and the Page photo was changed to rapist. Many vile comments were written and uploaded to the page. The autoreply that was set up for people to get the links for photos, replied with more defaming massages targeting Anthony Garnica. People started receiving spam email further condemming Anthony assumed to be from the attendee data sheet (which Joseph was in control). It is now six days later and the messages continue to flow against Anthony.

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One would think how could such a person be incharge of promoting an event…. During the past few months, Joseph organized a media group and has been promoting events, politicians and modeling shoots. The first major event was a key role in the zombie crawl. This event went flawlessly and the marketing Camp implemented was superior to none. Joe had proven his exceptional skills at web marketing, promotion and organizing. Joe can put himself at the right place and talk his way into just about anything. Recognizing his abilities and believing in redemption, the Festival of Color producer decided to give him a chance. There were warning signs at previous engagements where models and agencies would refuse to participate and warn us about Joseph Camp. Despite the complaints it was believed that Joseph had turned over a new leaf.

Joe runs a cult like well organized media group. He started using a modeling agency, who does not wish to be named, to further his publicity. The owner of this agency mysteriously withdrew direct association a few weeks prior to the Festival of Color. Joe has integrated himself and his group into political campaigns, store owners, modeling agencies, and event producers. He promises wealth and publicity to those who support him. He uses legal action and fear against anyone who says anything against him, however he feels free to defame and threaten anyone who doesnt agree with him.. Joe has hundreds of fans that he has cyberbullied and want to see him in jail.

In 2014 Joe continually stalked the famous attorney Jay Liederman who represents the famous group anonymous. Joes obsessive sociopathic unsuccessful determination to bring down Liederman led to alleged calls to the KKK to support Joe Camps ventures and executed. The KKK recommended sorting out the dispute by themselves.

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Joes cyberbullying keeps people in fear. His cunning articles make one wonder and question. Joes notorious history as a cyberbully has ranked him in the top 5 cyberbullies nationwide. He even has a dedicated website for him on the site Bullyville where people can report cyberstalking. Joe has around 100 entries.

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Many believe it is a fishing expedition to get people that have been unhappy with J Anthony. Joe has also been reported to be soliciting people to testify against Anthony in attempts to construct a case to get money. I was a member of this media group. Joe told me he was an FBI informant on missing children and missing persons cases. I see he has used this line before to manipulate people into believing his nonsense.

Photo linked to information on arrests and using a false role as an FBI informant

The bottom line, if you are in a role to support an event, you are a trusted key person there to support that event. If a dispute arises with someone it is a childish act to sabotage the event. An event of inspiration. An event where people attain their dreams. An event that promotes goodness. It does not just get revenge on one person but an attack on everyone who poured their creativity and heart into the event! As of this morning due to my support of FOC I have been added to his hated group of victims and childish internet tantrums. He has now named me a pedofile and doing sketchy photos with Anthony which my first ever contact was the meet and greet about a month ago… Now I am 100% certain everything is fabricated. I am strongly against child molestation. I always try my best to do right. The only nude photos I have ever done were some topless photos for Joe Camp at his watershoot and I didn’t really feel very comfortable doing that.

The modeling industry is easily targeted by predators. There are so many aspiring people who want to create content it is easy to be naive. Know who you work with and their history! Don’t go places alone! If something is too good to be true it’s probably not.

– Jared Kennedy

Denver Kicks off October with the 14th Annual Zombie Crawl

October 6th, 2019 Article by Jared Kennedy

Cosplay events are a sought after attraction throughout the year in Denver and Colorado. The summer months provide opportunities for costume enthusiasts and spectators with major events like Comic Con and The Renaissance Festival. October, with Halloween right around the corner, serves as no ordinary month either.  Halloween is an all time favorite holiday for many that have awaited the moment to take out their elaborate costumes and wreak havoc on the innocent. 

This past weekend entertained two major events. The Great American Beer Fest for those 21 years and over with tickets costing $85 and the open to public 2019 Denver Zombie Crawl. The Denver Zombie crawl is a major event that occurs in downtown Denver every year along the 16th street mall a few weeks before Hallowen.

Photo by Cliff Conklin

Every year the event becomes more popular and large crowds gather to spectate or join the event. Thouasnds join with cosplay, hundreds of people take photos, and tens of thousands join in spectating. During the event gouls, monsters, zombies and even angels take over the streets for the day. 

Video by Jared Kennedy

The Denver Zombie Crawl is largely sponsored by the 13th floor entertainment group which operates the 13th floor haunted house in Denver and other states. They are the world’s largest Halloween themed entertainment company creating immersive events for the public. They also host many public events in Colorado throughout the year.

This year’s 14th Annual Zombie Crawl was met with many themed events. The Zombie version of the Wizard of Oz “If I only had some brains!” provides new insight to you’re not in Kansas anymore.

Scooby Doo and Shaggy known for their affinity to fear, reverse roles as zombies and enhance the immersion of the public experience.

Model Celee Wilkinson with Angel powers attempts to revive Scooby and Shaggy

Maybe you are simply looking to share a meal with a close friend or

Model Nelly Zarazua breaks for lunch

no matter your desire. The Zombie Crawl is a great event where you can bring the entire family for some pizza, spooks, laughter or entertainment that won’t break the budget.

Photo by Frank LeBoeuf

Models from Sherry’s Angels and Cierra F’s modeling volunteered services coordinated with Joseph Camp by immersing the public into their theme, while photographers (Frank Leboeuf, Chris Aderhold, Cliff Conklin and Jared Kennedy) recorded the memories and provided free professional photos to everyone.

Photo by Chris Aderhold
Models from Sherry’s Angels Cierra F Modeling take photos with the crowd

Most will return home with their skin intact!

Join the Zombie crawl, immerse yourself, and enjoy the day with friends but no matter what you do, make sure you make it out alive!

But no matter how you return next year, as Zombie or human, the event will be back again! Be sure not to miss it!!!!

Article by Jared Kennedy