Fall Artist Showcase

Explore landscapes both real and imaginary during the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) at Anythink Fall Artist Showcase. Reflect on nature, social connections, and both digital and physical worlds through the lens of the diverse landscapes that exist within Adams County.

Local artists Eileen Roscina and Cherish Marquez will respond to this theme in their works using both analog and digital formats. Through hands-on workshops and opportunities for public collaboration, the showcase will provide avenues for people to connect, create and celebrate our community. Join the artists for workshops, drop-in Q&As and more across the district as they create four unique community installations during the 2nd annual Fall Artist Showcase. Programs will take place at Anythink Bennett, Anythink Brighton, Anythink Commerce City and Anythink Huron Street.

Secret Sky Seeds by Eileen Roscina

Oct. 19 – Dec. 31, 2022, at Anythink Brighton

Contemplate the landscape of the Brighton community through hanging sky seed sculptures. Like the dandelion seed, this collection of sculptures will float in the atrium of Anythink Brighton and represent the growth and renewal of life. Each sculpture will be created by community members and contain secret messages about what seeds people hope to sow for their futures in this collective garden of hope.

Natura by Eileen Roscina

Nov. 2 – Dec. 31, 2022, at Anythink Commerce City

Explore the intersection between industry and nature through a mural composed of organic and natural materials that form the industrial landscape of Commerce City. This mural will celebrate growth, change and the vital history that seeds hold in shaping terrain. Community members will contribute to the mural by pressing flowers at Anythink Commerce City. What seeds can we plant for the future?

Topographic Memory by Cherish Marquez

Nov. 19 – Dec. 31, 2022, at Anythink Bennett

Explore the landscape of Bennett, Colo., through an interactive topographic map and exploratory video game which will be created by artist Cherish Marquez. The virtual map will feature landmarks of the town and surrounding area, and stories from community members will be embedded in the game. The design of the topographic map will be made from recycled fabric, conductive material and an interface that will allow community members to move through a digital model of the community.

Social Signs by Cherish Marquez

Dec. 3 – Dec. 31, 2022, at Anythink Huron Street

This mural will display an interactive collection of symbols that explore identity and symbology while showing how augmented reality (AR) can help us generate deeper understandings of each other. Composed of meaningful symbols created by individuals, this collective mural will be a mosaic of icons that represent the community. Visitors will be able to scan the mural with the camera in their cell phones to learn the meaning behind each symbol, creating a link between the individual and the community while celebrating the unique cultural landscape of Anythink Huron Street.

About the Artists

Eileen Roscina is an artist, experimental filmmaker and naturalist from Denver, Colo. She earned a BFA from Emerson College, is an MFA candidate at University of Colorado Boulder and trained at the School of Botanical Art and Illustration in Denver. Through biomimicry and the study of biophilia, her work examines humans’ spiritual and social (dis)connection with nature and seeks to raise questions about realizing a radically different metaphoric mapping of time, space and our place in the world. She has exhibited films internationally and has exhibited visual art at Denver Art Museum, Museo de Las Americas (Denver), Vicki Myhren Gallery at University of Denver, Dairy Arts Center (Boulder), University of Colorado Boulder and Salina Art Center (Kansas). Roscina was the 2019 Resident Artist for the National Western Stock Show and a 2018-2020 resident at RedLine Contemporary Art Center (Denver). She is represented by Walker Fine Art.

Cherish Marquez identifies as Latina and Queer. She spent her childhood in Sierra Blanca, Texas, and adult life in Las Cruces, N.M. Currently, she lives and works in Denver, Colo. She holds a BA in Fine Arts and Creative Writing at the New Mexico State University and an MFA in Emergent Digital Practices from the University of Denver. She is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on digital media and delves into science, theory and research. She combines the digital world with the physical world, often including handmade objects that act as interfaces to control the worlds she fabricates. Her work acts as the mediation between digital and physical spaces, hoping to bridge the gap from her cultural upbringing to her study in technology. She is currently an artist in residence at RedLine Contemporary Art Center and a board member for Denver Digerati. She has shown her work in Ars Electronica Gallery Spaces (Online), CADAF Contemporary & Digital Art Fair (Online), Social Distance Gallery (Online), RedLine Juried Exhibition at RedLine Contemporary Art Center (Denver), Union Hall (Denver) and more.

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