Jesse Manley has a fresh track for your hungry ears. Photo by Amanda Tipton. There are many reasons to create music, of course. There’s the pedestrian desire for popularity, there is the vaulted idea of artistic creation, but there are also less common reasons. For Jesse Manley, one reason seems to be archeological exploration. On […]
Eric Robert Dallimore currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado as a fine artist and as the curator/owner of Leon Gallery. Since opening Leon in 2011 Eric has continued to cultivate the arts scene in Denver by committing to show with career focused, emerging artists from a multitude of disciplines. He has shown with many of Denver’s best local talent, including Jared David Paul Anderson, Jolt, Diego Rodriguez-Warner, Andi Todaro, Sandi Calistro, and Barth Quenzer. For two years, Eric worked alongside co-owner Lindsay Giles McWilliams to curate, print, showcase, and manage 54 selected images from over 10,000 images of the notable musician John Denver’s personal photography. This collection was unveiled in January 2014 and will soon travel to Aspen and Los Angeles alongside the dedication of a Hollywood Star of Fame to the late singer-songwriter.
Eric received his BFA from Louisiana State University in 2004 and studied Economics at the University of Wales, Swansea. Since then, he has gone on to teach art through Think 360 Arts and create public art sculptures in his native New Orleans and his new hometown of Denver through grants awarded by The Joan Mitchel Foundation, The Arts Council of New Orleans, and Arts & Venues Denver. Mr. Dallimore’s work has been shown in galleries and museums in New Orleans, Denver, and San Francisco, including the McNichols Building, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, The Buell Theater, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, The Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, and The New Orleans Museum of Art. Many articles have been written about Eric’s photography and sculptures, in such publications as Sculpture Magazine, 5280 Magazine, The Westword, Denver Post, The Times Picayune, The Advocate, and Time Magazine.
Eric spent the 2012-2013 season photographing Wonderbound as they made their transition from Ballet Nouveau Colorado and presented If You Dream, If You Love, If You Wonder. One Year of Becoming Wonderbound at Leon in November 2013. In 2014, Eric was honored with the Mastermind Award for Visual Arts from Westword Magazine. Upcoming projects include a solo exhibition at the Arts Center Sarasota in Dec. 2015.