EVENTS

Upcoming Moe Gram events, art shows, receptions, and gatherings to look forward to!   


Far Out Factory
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Far Out Factory

Far Out Factory, presented by O.penVAPE, is like no other festival you’ve experienced before. We’re taking over an old factory building to create a truly radical experience inspired by Colorado cannabis. Wander from bay to bay on the factory floor and discover interactive exhibitions sponsored by Meow Wolf, tasty munchies from food trucks, and local craft beverages alongside live tunes and local art performances. 21+ only

Tickets available here.

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Fall Studio Sale
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Fall Studio Sale

I hope that I will see you at my Fall Studio Sale! I'm making room for new works, and need to get some beloved pieces off of my walls and into your space! Most items will be on sale for 35% percent off of their ticket price. I will also be giving out discounts for fellow artists and students. This day is not only to move some work, but also to drop by the studio and say hi! If you can't make it into the studio, no worries. I am also featuring an online sale starting on October 1st and running until October 6th.

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Online Studio Sale
Oct
1
to Oct 6

Online Studio Sale

  • Moe Gram Art and Lifestyle (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'm making room for new works, and need to get some beloved pieces off of my walls and into your space! Most items will be on sale for 35% percent off of their ticket price. I will also be giving out discounts for fellow artists and students. Head on over to the SHOP page and check out the pieces I have to offer!

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Creatives at Roundish Tables Installment IX: Anywhere but IG!
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Creatives at Roundish Tables Installment IX: Anywhere but IG!

Welcome to Creatives at Roundish Tables

SEPTEMBER 25TH  @ 7P | BRIAN ROGERS | SPECTRA ART SPACE

Creatives at Roundish Tables is a forum that aims to bridge the gap between what we know and what we haven't considered; At these events we are able to explore the ideas of being an ambassador, being a resource, and being active contributions to our creative communities.
 

SPECTRA ART SPACE
Spectra Art Space aims to support artists and provide a space that cultivates creativity through highly curated contemporary art exhibitions, events, and detailed immersive experiences. We are owned and operated by 3 young women, who have a clear vision and love for the creative community. Set with strong intention to inspire everyone through a variety of events, art classes, music showcases, lectures, and demos, in a beautiful and welcoming environment.

BRIAN ROGERS
Brian Rogers has been a Colorado resident for 4.5 years and is a partner at the Denver FL+G Creative Advertising and Digital Marketing Agency. Many people in Denver and around the country know the Ohio Transplant by his ring name The Predator, due to his 10+ year career as a professional mixed martial arts athlete. Coordinator Brian Rogers wears many hats including his search for finding dreamers and creatives that need their visions or goals brought to life.  Brian works around the clock to help emerging professionals accomplish their aspirations. Brian is a former educator who has a passion for solving problems, teaching and helping people. Working at FL+G allows Brian the opportunity to help others succeed, just as he did as a Teacher.


TOPIC   ANY WHERE BUT IG!

QUESTION   HOW DO YOU DEFINE YOUR CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS? 

CONTEXT    Often the projects we are passionate about don't monetize quickly or abundantly. In our society, money or social media status is directly tied to success. We all have our own circumstances and situations that can affect how much time or energy we are able to put into whatever we are passionate about.  Variables of life leave people falling short of their big macro goals and forgetting about all the good little things they may have accomplished in the past.   Once our macro goals are accomplished, many of us don’t feel successful. So, Why is that?

FLOW OF EVENING

7:00-7:15 Meet and Greet

7:15-7:20 Introduction of our speaker

7:20-7:30 Introduction of our guests

7:30-8:40 Discussion

8:40-8:50 Closing Remarks

8:50-8:55 Announcements & Future Events

8:55-9:00 Thank you and Goodnight
 

DISCUSSION VALUES

  1. Active participation

  2. Complete thoughts

  3. Challenge not argue

  4. Enjoy & Indulge

  5. Speak Up & Speak Loud  

  6. Respect is key

  7. All Perspectives Are Valid  

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  • Events will occur Monthly through October with two Critiques for unseen or in progress works

  • November we will host an end of the year party

  • Suggestions for Locations and Sponsors

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Creatives at Roundish Tables: Works in Progress Critique
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Creatives at Roundish Tables: Works in Progress Critique

Hello every human! 

We are so happy to bring you another chance to show your work in progress! The last experience was so fulfilling for us, and we hope that you gained something from it too. 

A few things to know.....

We don't have enough time for every single person to share their work (even though we wish we did). Friends that did not get a chance to share at the last critique will take precedence over those that had their works critiqued in April.

Second, we have created a Google Form for you to submit your work. This form is a means for us to better organize the evening/prepare for any hanging or presentation materials that might be needed the day of. 

The link to that form is below: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-xIflwP52MW8Z814-Jsgx6HuvFw3mUxxHOles1swXek/edit

DEADLINE IS August 8th at 10pm!!!!!!!

As you fill out this form, please keep in mind all works must be either: a work in progress, never before published, or never before shown in a gallery or boutique setting. This is a fresh eyes only experience to help creatives who are looking for genuine feedback on a project. 

Please fill out as much information as possible. The more thorough the better. 

We will only be able to critique works for up to 10 artists. No more than 3 pieces of work to submit, please. (We want each individual to get a sufficient amount of time to receive feed back.) 

Even if you are not being critiqued on your work, we encourage everyone to still come and hang out. Your perspectives on the work will add value to the evening. Please don't in anyway feel discouraged from attending. 

For any questions or information about the form please reach out to Moe Gram at momoegram@gmail.com.

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Creatives at Roundish Tables Community Gathering and Picnic
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Creatives at Roundish Tables Community Gathering and Picnic

We wanted to take a moment to enjoy the company of one another on one of these warm summer days. This month we are hosting a Community Gathering and Picnic at Cheesman Park. We will meet at the Pavilion at 2pm, then find a spot to settle in. Please bring whatever snacks and drinks you would like to have, sharing is encouraged! Also if anyone has any yard games, feel free to bring along! We are excited to relax and spend time with one another :)

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Art on Tap! Salty Seamen and Mouthy Mermaids
Jul
22
1:00 PM13:00

Art on Tap! Salty Seamen and Mouthy Mermaids

BUY TICKETS HERE!

Art on Tap! is an event taking place 3 times a year, brought to you by the Rackhouse Pub and Moe Gram Art & Lifestyle, LLC. The Rackhouse Pub is the tap room and kitchen for Bierstadt Lagers and CSquared Ciders. Moe Gram is a local Denver Artist that is active in the Arts and Creative communities of Denver and surrounding areas. The Art on Tap! event is an opportunity for Moe Gram and The Rackhouse to give humans access to great beer, fabulous food and creative outlets.

Mural Painting: $40 presale/ $45 at the door. Pretend vandals and wannabe thug muffins are welcome with purchase of a ticket. Zero risk of criminal charges guaranteed. Mural sessions are available to share! Each mural spot can feature up to 5 artists. Each group will get one large 6ft wall space to make their own. Admission includes mural painting materials, instructor for the evening, and access to the color bar. Instructor to be announced. Learn mural painting techniques including: drafting a design, brush work, spray paint, stencil techniques, and more. All murals will remain on display for 3 months. There will be 15 mural spaces available.

Canvas Paint Sessions: $20 presale/ $30 at the door. Want to be crafty, but really want to bring something home to show for it? The canvas session is perfect for you. Admission includes first beer, canvas, painting materials, instructor for the evening, and access to the color bar. Instructor to be announced. Learn painting techniques including: drafting a design, layering, brush work, and more. All canvas participants will get to take their creations home with them. Canvas sessions are limited to 50 people.

General Admission: $7 presale/$10 at the door. More interested in drinking beer and being casually crafty? We don't mind, that's why we created the Color Bar. Admission includes coloring pages, crayons, markers, and various other coloring supplies for those of you who want to doodle while you drink. You can take home whatever creations you make. Color Bar is open to all.

 

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Boys and Girls Club Mural Opening
Jul
18
4:00 PM16:00

Boys and Girls Club Mural Opening

We will be finishing and revealing a mural project at the Boettcher Boys and Girls Club. The Club will be closing soon and this mural is a concept by the students. The mural will celebrate the life of the Boys and Girls Club and will incorporate memories of growing up here. This is a private event, but if you would like to attend, please email me.

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Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network Fundraiser
Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network Fundraiser

I am so happy to be participating and sharing my art for this important event. This cause is near and dear to my heart. Get involved if you can! A little more about RMAIN:

Our organization (pronounced: Remain) has been providing free legal services to adults held at the immigration detention center in Aurora and to immigrant children since 2000. We're a small but mighty staff of 16 and we work with thousands of folks each year who would otherwise never have access to an attorney or information on their legal rights. We also provide social workers to particularly vulnerable folks in detention, which is especially important right now during this family separation nightmare.

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Sunday Funday for Charity
Jun
24
12:00 PM12:00

Sunday Funday for Charity

Who: Liv'n & Mindset Of A Hustler

What: We're teaming up again to bring in the summer with a charity event at Mile High Spirits.

When: Sunday, June 24, 2018. *3rd day of Summer

Where: Mile High Sprits (2201 Lawrence Street)


Our last event went so well that we decided to team up again and do it even BIGGER and BETTER. We wanted to help the communities we live in, and celebrate the coming of Summer together. So, we will be hosting a charity event/Sunday Funday at Mile High Spirits. We will have the whole facility which includes the outdoor patio and indoor bar area incase of inclement weather.

*A portion of all ticket sales will help support two charities: CASA Denver, and Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Tickets can be purchased online for $5, or at the door for $10.


WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

Music - Denver's Top DJ, DJ five8 will be mixing throughout the day

Food - Smoke In The City Denver will have a food truck posted outside for when you get hungry

Games - What's a Sunday Funday without cornhole, beer pong, and more?

Drinks - A specialty summer cocktail menu

Fun - there will be giveaways, prizes, some great people from Denver, and much more!
We are joining Liv’n and Mindset of a Hustler to bring a fun, charity event. Details below

Come join us and bring in the summer the right way while at the same time helping us make an impact on the communities that we live in. Bring your friends and family and let's all have a great time together.

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Creative at Roundish Tables: Intsallment VI
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Creative at Roundish Tables: Intsallment VI

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Creatives at Roundish Tables

June 23rd @ 2p | Ahmad Alwazzan  | MCA Denver

Creatives at Roundish Tables is a forum that aims to bridge the gap between what we know and what we haven't considered.

This month we will be located on the rooftop gathering area of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.  Our co-proctor of the evening will be Ahmad Alwazzan.  He is a 21 year old international street artist from Kuwait.  As a Kuwaiti artist in the US, he feels it is his duty to show the west the beauty of the Middle East. His style incorporates the use of his own Arabic calligraphy style and Islamic  geometry to create murals that show what he calls "the beauty of the Islamic culture".  He uses his art form to write his perspectives on life and visions of the future that is to come.

Flow of Evening:

7:00-7:15 Meet and Greet

7:15-7:20 Introduction of our speaker

7:20-7:30 Introduction of our guests

7:30-8:40 Discussion

8:40-8:50 Closing Remarks

8:50-8:55 Announcements & Future Events

8:55-9:00 Thank you and Goodnight


Topic

To Bite or Not To Bite?  

A discussion that unpacks the ways we creatives process our inspiration. We will decipher the ways our many inspirations can be perceived as "copying" or "imitating" the works of other artists as well as the unwritten rules for how we determine what is an original thought.  

DEFINITIONS 

  • Biter -  Someone who appropriates the creative style of another individual and claims it as his own.

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Creatives at Roundish Tables Installment V
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Creatives at Roundish Tables Installment V

Welcome to

Creatives at Roundish Tables

May 17, 2018 @ 7p | Judy Beaumier | The Temple Artist Studios

2400 Curtis St. Denver, Co

WHAT’S THIS?

Creatives at Roundish Tables is a forum that aims to bridge the gap between what we know and what we haven't considered; At these events we are able to explore the ideas of being an ambassador, being a resource, and being active contributions to our creative communities.

Flow of Evening:

7:00-7:15 Meet and Greet

7:15-7:20 Introduction of Guests

7:20-7:30 Introduction of our guests

7:30-8:40 Discussion

8:40-8:50 Closing Remarks

8:50-8:55 Announcements & Future Events

8:55-9:00 Thank you and Goodnight

Discussion Values:  

  1. Active participation

  2. Complete thoughts

  3. Challenge not argue

  4. Enjoy & Indulge

  5. Speak Up & Speak Loud  

  6. Respect is key

  7. All Perspectives Are Valid  

TODAY’S TOPIC: Utilizing Personal Resources

QUESTION- What resources do we have (people, skills, things) that will help us grow and sustain our careers in the arts? Are there any resources we have not considered?

BRIEF DESCRIPTION- At first meet you never know who is connected to whom, who are the influencers, and who may be in a position to provide resources and referrals to build your career.  Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty- the person working next to you may be the one who produces the entire project (and believes in the work ethic that you don’t ask anyone to do anything you wouldn’t do).  Humility, kindness, focus and drive are not mutually exclusive. You don’t want to burn any bridges you may need later.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

  • Next CART event will be June 23rd at Museum of Contemporary Art. The Co-Proctor will be Foreign Exchange Student Ahmad Alwazzan.

  • Events will occur Monthly through October with two Critiques for unseen or in progress works

  • November we will host an end of the year party in the Moe Gram Studio.  For more information please stay tuned.

  • Suggestions for Locations and Sponsors are always appreciated.

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Fem Fest 2018
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Fem Fest 2018

Join us for an afternoon and evening music festival at MCA Denver on May 12. This all day, all ages festival includes musical performances in MCA Denver's fire lane.

Lineup:
-Red Aunts: An all-female punk band that formed in 1991 in Long Beach, California, when Terri Wahl (guitar/vocals) recruited friends Kerry Davis (guitar/vocals), Debi Martini (bass/vocals), and Lesley Ishino (drums). 
-The Corner Girls are a pastel punk trio from Denver CO. The three combine fundamentals of punk rock with pop melodies and feminine energy to create their own genre of pastel punk. As their sound evolves, they always stay true to pastel punk: glittery, high energy punk music that’ll get you on your feet. 
-Princess Dewclaw: The B-52s meet The Cramps at a late night suburban movie theater playing Ginger Snaps. Princess Dewclaw captures the essence of "now wave" mentality, with thought-provoking storyteller's lyrics and rolling bass.
-The Maybe So's: Comprised of Jenee Elise (frontwoman for rock band Poor Bodie) and Bianca Mikahn (indie hip-hop vocalist).
-DJ SnailStar: Starting from the time she could crawl, DJ SnailStar has always been playing music. She started mixing and DJing when she was 8 years old and even got to DJ at Birdseed Collective's 100+. 

In addition to all the music:
-Tours led by female comedians in the galleries.
-Tarot readings on the rooftop.

And hand-on workshops:
-Build-Your-Own Sound Reactive LEDs!
-The Power of Make-Up
-Secret Love Collective Photo Booth
-The Personal Is Political: Crafting With Tampons

$20 for Members (Join our Broke Heart Club Membership here for less than $2 a month) | $25 Nonmembers | $5 18 & Under

The backstory on Fem Fest: Continuing the narrative that began with the ten year run of Feminism & Co., Fem Fest presents a multi-faceted event that connects to broader contemporary issues of gender and popular culture, elevating the discourse around women’s issues and creating a welcoming program for both men and women, boy and girls.

Cover art by Moe Gram Art & Lifestyle, LLC

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Street parking is limited. The garage directly across 15th street is $5 on weekends. Please don't drive if you plan on drinking. 

Can I check out the galleries and cafe before or after the event?
Totally. Your ticket gets you access to the entire museum, so do it up right.

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Creative Strategies for Change Community Cypher
May
12
10:30 AM10:30

Creative Strategies for Change Community Cypher

 

Place Matters!

What is the significance of place? Why does it matter where we call home? How do we co-exist in a healthy way that cultivates community, harmony, and equity? 

Join us on May 12th for our Spring Cypher: Place Matters- a community showcase featuring spoken word artist Jozer Guerrero, Queenz of Hip Hop dance troupe, local dancer Deanna Lowman, local youth performers, CSC's Social Imagination crew, and more! CSC's team will provide social and restorative justice frameworks to explore issues related to place, history and housing in Denver, and local artists will perform place-based art through hip-hop, spoken word, dance, visual arts and mixed media. Free and open to the public! Lunch provided!

Our Spring Cypher is the final event of our Spring Series, funded by a grant from Denver Arts and Venues, who we thank immensely! Our monthly interactive workshops cultivated community through dialogue, story-telling, and the arts as we explored what "place" means to us. Denver, like many cities around the country, is experiencing rapid gentrification and displacement. 

We honor the land that we stand on and all those who have been here before us, as we talk about how it has changed, what those changes mean for different groups of people, and how we can move forward in responsible and equitable ways. 

We would love for you to join us! 

Contact tessa@creativestrategiesforchange for more info. 

 

Seeking Vendors/Silent Auction Donors!

With the generous support of our donors, CSC is able to provide free and open community programs that inspire understanding across differences, and envision and activate a more just and equitable society. Thank you! 

We are seeking local businesses, artists and practitioners to donate an item of any value to our silent auction, and vendors to set up at the event. CSC just asks vendors for a small donation item for our auction and 20% of proceeds from the day. We will enthusiastically promote your business and include you in our business resource listing sheet. All donations are tax deductible.

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Creatives at Roundish Tables Works in Progress Critique #1
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Creatives at Roundish Tables Works in Progress Critique #1

 

Hello every human! 

The first works in progress critique is officially here and we can't be more excited to be offering this to you! We realize quite a few of you are interested in having your work formally critiqued for feed back so we have made a few arrangements to make that more smooth the day of. 

For starters, we will be located at the Collective SML|K space where Odessa is enjoying their first Curatorial Residency. It is a beautiful space and will be perfectly intimate for our first Works in Progress Critique. 

Second, we have created a Google Form for you to submit your work. This form is a means for us to better organize the evening/prepare for any hanging or presentation materials that might be needed the day of. 

The link to that form is below: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexvPsbKqyuFmOJirhp2WmissDOEmG8xvganqevYNKPLXV05Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

DEADLINE IS APRIL 8th at 8pm!!!!!!!

As you fill out this form, please keep in mind all works must be either: a work in progress, never before published, or never before shown in a gallery or boutique setting. This is a fresh eyes only experience to help creatives who are looking for genuine feedback on a project. 

Please fill out as much information as possible. The more thorough the better. 

We will only be able to critique works for up to 10 artists. No more than 3 pieces of work to submit, please. (We want each individual to get a sufficient amount of time to receive feed back.) 

If for whatever reason we receive more than 10 entries for the critique, we will narrow it down. For anyone that is not selected this time around, they will be given priority at the next critique taking place this August at Alto Gallery. 

Even if you are not being critiqued on your work, we encourage everyone to still come and hang out. Your perspectives on the work will add value to the evening. Please don't in anyway feel discouraged from attending. 

For any questions or information about the form please reach out to Moe Gram at momoegram@gmail.com.

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Creatives at Roundish Tables Installment III
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Creatives at Roundish Tables Installment III

Welcome to

Creatives at Roundish Tables

 

Mar 20, 2018 @ 7p | Kaitlyn Tucek | One2One Studio

1400 E Hampden Suite #120

WHAT’S THIS?

Creatives at Roundish Tables is a forum that aims to bridge the gap between what we know and what we haven't considered; At these events we are able to explore the ideas of being an ambassador, being a resource, and being active contributions to our creative communities.

Flow of Evening:

7:00-7:15 Meet and Greet

7:15-7:20 Introduction of our speaker

7:20-7:30 Introduction of our guests

7:30-8:40 Discussion

8:40-8:50 Closing Remarks

8:50-8:55 Announcements & Future Events

8:55-9:00 Thank you and Goodnight

Discussion Values:  

  1. Active participation

  2. Complete thoughts

  3. Challenge not argue

  4. Enjoy & Indulge

  5. Speak Up & Speak Loud  

  6. Respect is key

  7. All Perspectives Are Valid  

 

TODAY’S TOPIC: Social Responsibilty

QUESTION- Do creatives have a social responsibility?

BRIEF DESCRIPTION- Artists have been creating works that enhance the development of society for some time, many find it to be their purpose. In such a tumultuous time in the world, can creatives choose to create without conceptualizing a social impact? If the creative reflects their society, should they strive to create a society they would like to reflect?

 

DEFINITIONS

 

  • Social Responsibility is an ethical framework and suggests that an entity, be it an organization or individual, has an obligation to act for the benefit of society at large.

  • Society: The aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community.

  • Responsibility: The state or fact of having a duty to deal with something. The state of fact of being accountable or to blame for something.

  • Representative: A person chose or appointed to act or speak for another or others, in particular.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

  • Next CART event will be April 12th at Odessa’s SMLK space. This will be our first critique of the year.

  • Events will occur Monthly through October with two Critiques for unseen or in progress works

  • November we will host an end of the year party

  • Suggestions for Locations and Sponsors

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Creatives at Roundish Tables
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Creatives at Roundish Tables

Feb 20, 2018 @ 7p | Kalyn Heffernan | Creative Strategies for Change

2900 N Downing Suite #1B

WHAT’S THIS?

Creatives at Roundish Tables is a forum that aims to bridge the gap between what we know and what we haven't considered; At these events we are able to explore the ideas of being an ambassador, being a resource, and being active contributions to our creative communities.

Flow of Evening:

7:00-7:15 Meet and Greet

7:15-7:20 Introduction of our speaker

7:20-7:30 Introduction of our guests

7:30-8:40 Discussion

8:40-8:50 Closing Remarks

8:50-8:55 Announcements & Future Events

8:55-9:00 Thank you and Goodnight

Discussion Values:  

  1. Active participation

  2. Complete thoughts

  3. Challenge not argue

  4. Enjoy & Indulge

  5. Speak Up & Speak Loud  

  6. Respect is key

  7. All Perspectives Are Valid  

 

TODAY’S TOPIC: Inclusive Artist Communities

QUESTION- How do we make the Denver Creative/DIY Community more inclusive and accessible?

BRIEF DESCRIPTION- Inclusion is a hot topic today, but still many of our creative spaces including venues, galleries, and DIY spaces are inaccessible to people with disabilities. Access to affordable living and working spaces, and higher costing permits for spaces that are up to city code are barriers that many artists face on a daily basis.  "Safety" codes are legally bound, but access to safe places for marginalized communities is hard to find.  

DEFINITIONS

  • inclusion - the act of including : the state of being included.  specifically the act of including all groups of people.  

  • access - the ability, right, or permission to enter, speak with, or use. freedom or ability to obtain or make use of something.  

  • gentrification - when a "low-income" neighborhood is altered through the buying and renovation of houses and stores by upper- or middle-income families/individuals, raising property values while displacing the former culture/community and perpetuating the cycle of capitalist colonization.   

  • intersectionality -  a theory which considers that the various aspects of humanity, such as class, race, sexual orientation, disability and gender, do not exist separately from each other, but are complexly interwoven, and that their relationships are essential to an understanding of the human condition. Intersectionality proposes that all aspects of one's identity need to be examined as simultaneously interacting with each other and affecting one's privilege and perception in society, and that these facets of identity cannot simply be observed separately. The framework of intersectionality provides an insight into how multiple systems of oppression interrelate and are interactive.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Next CART event will be March 20th at One2One Salon

  • Events will occur Monthly through October with two Critiques for unseen or in progress works

  • November we will host an end of the year party

  • Suggestions for Locations and Sponsors

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Creatives at Roundish Tables
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

Creatives at Roundish Tables

Jan 16, 2018 @ 7p | Bryce Walsh | Rule Gallery

WHAT’S THIS?

Creatives at Roundish Tables is a forum that aims to bridge the gap between what we know and what we haven't considered; At these events we are able to explore the ideas of being an ambassador, being a resource, and being active contributions to our creative communities.

Flow of Evening:

7:00-7:15 Meet and Greet

7:15-7:20 Introduction of our speaker

7:20-7:30 Introduction of our guests

7:30-8:40 Discussion

8:40-8:50 Closing Remarks

8:50-8:55 Announcements & Future Events

8:55-9:00 Thank you and Goodnight

Discussion Values:  

  1. Active participation

  2. Complete thoughts

  3. Challenge not argue

  4. Enjoy & Indulge

  5. Speak Up & Speak Loud  

  6. Respect is key

  7. All Perspectives Are Valid  

 

TODAY’S TOPIC: Curatorial Practice - and its effects on sociability...

QUESTION

How does the curatorial practice affect sociability, social engagement, & social practice?

DESCRIPTION

Social Practice has helped define the emergence of participatory contemporary art since the 1990s, placing a new emphasis on the artistic production of social connectivity and interaction. Positioning a new emphasis on relational aesthetics has been a fruitful practice for many artists, allowing their works to achieve a goal of sociality. However, there remain issues with the outcome of such practices, as an imbalance of emphasis can occur between the visual aesthetic and the actuality of social engagement. Many critics and scholars have explored this disparity within artistic practices. However, the role of the curator has not been explored within this dynamic. This conversation aims to start a dialogue around the curation of socially engaged works and how curatorial choices can impact the social context of many of these projects.

DEFINITIONS

  • Social Practice: a specific medium of art that emerged in the 1990s, social practice defines practices that places emphasis on social interaction and discourse.

  • Relational Aesthetics: the theoretical approach observed by French art critic Nicolas Bourriaud that describes the emphasis on public, social interaction rather than private, secluded experiences.

  • Social Engagement: the reference to the degree of participatory activity that emerges from public interaction.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Events will occur Monthly through October with two Critiques for unseen or in progress works

  • November we will host an end of the year party

  • Suggestions for Locations and Sponsors


 

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Art on Tap! Monster Mural Night
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Art on Tap! Monster Mural Night

Monster Mural Night is coming up soon! This month we will be celebrating Halloween by painting a monster mural on the wall at Rackhouse. We have it all! Ghosts! Ghouls! Monsters! Murals! Brushes! Brews! Come out for a spook-tacular time! 

Each person will get one large 6ft wall space to make their own. Pretend vandals and wannabe thug muffins are welcome with purchase of a ticket. Zero risk of criminal charges guaranteed. $40 admission includes first beer, mural painting materials, and instructor for the evening. Learn mural painting techniques including: drafting a design, brush work, spray paint, stencil techniques, and more. All murals will remain on display for 3 months.

Tickets available here.

Canvas Paint Sessions are available.

Art on Tap! is an event taking place the First Thursday of every month, brought to you by the Rackhouse Pub and Moe Gram Art & Lifestyle, LLC. The Rackhouse Pub is the tap room and kitchen for Bierstadt Lagers and CSquared Ciders. Moe Gram is a local Denver Artist that is active in the Arts and Creative communities of Denver and surrounding areas. The Art on Tap! event is an opportunity for Moe Gram and The Rackhouse to give humans access to great beer, fabulous food and creative outlets.

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Creatives at Roundish Tables
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Creatives at Roundish Tables

  • 1241 Monroe Street Denver, CO, 80206 United States (map)
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Guided discussions organized by Odessa Denver and Moe Gram.

Creatives at Roundish Tables aims to bridge the gap between what we know and what we haven't considered; Making the art world feel less esoteric and more approachable for the "non-creative" and the white wall adverse.

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Fine Lines and Rhymes
Sep
1
7:00 PM19:00

Fine Lines and Rhymes

Join Spectra and Friends for a night of Hip-Hop, and fantastic art. 

This will be the opening reception of "Fine Lines" a showcase featuring NEW and exclusive works by Moe Gram and Special Guest TBA. Enjoy two artists whose work speaks to the influence of street art, using the line as the primary language in their work. One using hard edges and color, another in monochromatic expressive strokes, this showcase displays two artists who each embrace a contrasting contour from the other. A must see exhibition. 

A local, "something for everyone", line up with 10 different hip hop acts on 2 stages & A Cypher. Featuring:

Demmi the Gawd https://soundcloud.com/demmy-thegawd
Big J Beats https://soundcloud.com/bigjbeats
Tuuwa https://soundcloud.com/tuuwa
Sevn
Meanr Mynr https://soundcloud.com/meanrmynr
Dealzmakesbeats https://soundcloud.com/dealzmakesbeats
Ames1 https://soundcloud.com/ames1-2-1-2
Old soul Era
Indigo Ace! https://soundcloud.com/indigoace
Namm Lama Squad https://soundcloud.com/namm-lama-squad
Hip hop Cypher

This is a 21+ Event! You must RSVP to attend. TIckets are 10$ Pre-Sale With RSVP and $15 at the door with RSVP.

 

Tickets here- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fine-lines-rhymes-hip-hop-art-showcase-tickets-37068994360?aff=efbeventtix

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