collaboration: John Denver

February 9th, 2011 § 1 comment

Tom Benton created three works of art with singer-songwriter John Denver to benefit local charities. ¬†Two posters were created for concerts held to benefit the Touchstone Mental Health Clinic in Aspen; two performances in Paepke Auditorium on December 14, 1972, and two more at the Wheeler Opera House on February 19, 1974. ¬†Denver signed the second poster “Peace, John” and Benton sold the limited edition of 50 prints at the event to benefit Touchstone.

Benton also created a limited edition of 100 silkscreen prints with Denver’s lyrics to benefit the Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Old Snowmass, Colorado. The poster featured the lyrics from Denver’s song “The Eagle and the Hawk”.

“sail o’er the canyons and up to the stars, reach for the heavens and hope for the future and all that we can be not just what we are” – John Denver

§ One Response to collaboration: John Denver

  • Thank you for posting this. I didn’t realize how much I missed seeing Benton posters, John Denver, and hell, I really miss the Aspen of 1972!! I have the 2nd design of the poster above original silkscreen with “and I took the road less travelled..” printed upon it, and it is a treasured possession.

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