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Sweet, Sweet Life: The Photographic Works of John Denver

On January 11, 2014, Leon gallery in Denver, CO debuts “Sweet, Sweet Life: The Photographic Works of John Denver,” an exhibition of photographs taken by the late singer-songwriter John Denver. The gallery will hold an opening reception on January 11, 2014 from 7-10pm, and the exhibition will run through March 2, 2014. A limited number of prints will be available for purchase.

Overview:
On Dec. 31, 2013, singer and songwriter John Denver, whose hits such as “Rocky Mountain High” and “Take Me Home, Country Roads” gained him worldwide fame, would have celebrated his 70th birthday. In honor of his legacy, Denver’s estate will be celebrating the singer’s music and life throughout the year.

Among his many gifts, Denver was a talented photographer. “Sweet Sweet Life: The Photographic Works of John Denver” represents a chance for the world to experience life as John Denver lived it. Throughout his lifetime, Denver captured thousands of images as he traveled across the globe, spreading his message of peace, love, and conservation. Through his mastery of composition, lighting, and the decisive moment, Denver became an accomplished photographer. Leon gallery is proud to present over 40 never-before-seen photographs of distinction from the celebrated musician.

Statement from the curators and owners of Leon:
“It is a fascinating gift to get to know someone by looking through a lifetime of photographs; to see what was interesting, beautiful and worth remembering. Through curating over 10,000 of John Denver’s personal images, we found that his work not only represents his passionate vision of nature and the outdoors, but also chronicles the emotional beauty of society and individuals all over the world. He was an authentic, wide-eyed wanderer. You don’t see lavish clichés you’d expect from a famous touring musician; you see someone who built a career catered toward exploring life with his loved ones, and finding connections with people and nature in parts of the world that weren’t yet travel destinations. It’s inspiring. We’re excited to share this exhibit not only because this is the work of John Denver, an American icon who positively affected lives and land across the planet, but because at the end of the day he was a talented, dedicated man with a lot of heart. That is what is central to our vision at Leon.” – Lindsay Giles McWilliams + Eric Robert Dallimore

Leon Gallery
1112 East 17th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80218
www.leongallery.com

Opening Reception: January 11, 2014, 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: January 11-March 2, 2014
Gallery hours: 12pm-5pm Tuesday-Sunday

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