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Well, I was asked by readers via email and in comments for more detail about the Manifest Hope show here in Denver. In short, it was an amazing show but more so an amazing outpouring of individual talent and expression unified as a single voice around a central message. Every artist I spoke with felt the same. We see the error of the last 8 years and we know things have to change. We also know that it is going to take more than just one politician to do that. It is going to take all of us taking action and becoming more involved in our own system.

I spent a little time speaking with Ron English, and he said that this show wasn’t about making money or gaining recognition, it was about forwarding a cause that we all believe in. He said, and I agree, that he loves this country very much and that he takes it very personally to have had to watch our image be tarnished by some absolutely despicable decisions. We need to turn the page on this era and admit the error of our ways and usher in something that serves us all better. That is what the Manifest Hope show was about and that is why all of the artists, including myself have worked hard to promote someone we feel will begin doing that for us.

With that said, I will leave you with nearly 50 images of both the show and the private after party. It was one of the best times I have had in a long time and I was absolutely thrilled to be there. It’s not something I will ever forget. I did manage to sell the first signed, numbered and framed poster that was in the show along with several more in the Manifest Hope store. I am signing the remaining posters next week and then they will be shipped to Merchline in Florida so they will be available for purchase the second week of September.

Be sure to click ‘continue reading’ to continue on and see the nearly 50 photos of the rest of the art in the exhibit. The photos also include some of the street art around the exhibit.

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And that, as they say, is that. Thank you to everyone who participated in and came to the show.

And now onto the election.

written by Christopher | tags: , , ,

3 Responses to “Manifest Hope: A Retrospective”

  1. Christopher Says:

    Man, don’t I just look like an angry, salty sulking bastard in the picture?

    Ah well, that is what 4 hours of sleep will turn you into. By the way, if you stare at my shirt long enough your mind will be carried into an alternate universe that exists in the 5th dimension.

  2. Dave Hinkle Says:

    I was going to comment on your scowl—very unlike you. What did the photographer say to you? Must have struck a nerve. Hope all is well in your part of town.

  3. Justin McCammon Says:

    Thanks for the great pictures! The gallery looks amazing, I wish I could have seen it in person.

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