Community Hang(out) 2019

The Community Hang(out) was created by one of our favorite former team members, Leah Brenner Clack. Although she’s still making and creating around Boulder, her legacy lives on at madelife. The Community Hang(out) brings together living artists and our arts-loving community for a night of fun, competition, and hanging out. The best part? 100% of sales go directly to the artists. Yup, that’s right. We don’t take a commission. In the spirit of bringing our community together to celebrate art and living artists, we simply open our doors,…

Opening Doors and Getting Drenched in Art

Opening Doors and Getting Drenched in Art

Madelife is a mutable space. From one day to the next, furniture gets moved around, meetings happen, creative projects get worked on, events happen, and you just never know what might pop up throughout the day. People are always passing through and the vibe waxes and wanes with the influx of employees, students, and passersby. One treat we love about our space and our work is the accessibility. You just never know who might walk in the door at any…

Words: A Collection of Works by Carlyn Maia

madelife is proud to present, Words,  a collection of original poetry, photography and graphic design written and produced by 19 year old, Carlyn Maia. Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in 2016, Carlyn chose to funnel her emotions during recovery into shedding positive light onto an illness with traditionally negative connotations while exploring the complicated and often times challenging aspects of living with an illness. Carlyn found relief and understanding in her recovery after being diagnosed. Having struggled with intense emotional…

20 Questions w/ Liz Quan

Describe yourself and your work. I like complex things that are paired down to a comprehensive form and make work that is simple in form but has complex implications. How did you get started in your career as an artist?  After working as an art director in publishing for many years, I missed working with my hands. I explored multiple mediums such as leather, jewelry, and woodturning. They were all so fun and interesting. But clay was the medium that…

Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup #59

madelife is proud to welcome the 59th Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meet-up to our space! A winner of Best Music Meetup of 2017 by Westword Magazine, we are incredibly excited for this month’s meeting in which arranger and multi-instrumentalist, Dino J.A. Deane, will take us through the basic features, functions, and components of the MPC-Live while giving us some insight into the pros/cons of it’s live sampling abilities. To top off the night, Dino J.A. Deane will be giving a special performance on his own custom rig comprised of:…

Quick Questions w/ Carol Ann Wachter

With the Vibrant Femmes Gallery Exhibition opening this weekend in beautiful sunny Boulder, the artists are in full swing installing their works on our newly pristine walls. Amidst the beautiful chaos of creation, we sat down with our third artist of the show, Carol Ann Wachter, to dive into the mind of a remarkable Boulder fashion designer and phenomenal painter to unlock the secrets of her success in yet another segment of our Quick Questions series. _____________ To begin, how did you…

Photography Internship Feature | Andrew Fellowes

As madelife’s spring internship program comes to an end this week, it’s time for our final internship feature! Andrew Fellowes   Andrew Fellowes joined madelife as a photography intern in April and you’ve likely seen him in the background at the latest gallery shows or events taking photos. Andrew was tasked with cataloging the various aspects of madelife and thanks to his work, we have been able to give people a look into the work we do and the individuals that…

Caffeinated Mornings w/ Cast Iron Design

The Gore-y Details of Green Graphic Design Join us for a lively discussion with the guys from Cast Iron Design, who will discuss the importance of sustainable design, how they practice it, and the triumphs and tribulations they’ve encountered along the way. But mostly the triumphs because they want to make themselves look good. Note: contains subject matter that may not be appropriate for those who find curse words and fecal humor inappropriate. How Cast Iron Design describes what they…

City Repair Boulder | Fundraiser Event

City Repair Boulder + madelife is holding a FUN-raiser to support the street mural painting event of Whittier Elementary School‘s Hug n’ Go lane on Pine Street and 20th. Come enjoy a presentation outlining the City Repair mission, the process and details of the Pine Street Mural Project, a brief video about City Repair coming to Boulder, to be followed by youth presenter/performers, DJ’s, a dance party and silent auction! We’ve acquired permitting and support from the City of Boulder,…

AIGA Studio Tour Event

Curious about the creative and technology work being completed in Downtown Boulder? Always wanted to visit that studio you’ve seen on the Denver Egotist, but never had a chance? madelife is proud to partner with the American Institute of Graphic Art (AIGA) for the 2017 Pearl Street Studio Tour to offer the local community the chance to learn, explore, ask questions, and meet the design studios in downtown Boulder. The self-guided walking tour starts at 5 pm and ends at…

20 Questions w/ Madeleine Tonzi

  Describe yourself and your work: The foundation of my work rests on the concept of Solastalgia. It is a term that was created by environmental philosopher and psychologist, Glenn Albrecht, to describe the emotional distress people were experiencing due to the loss of their environment as a result of industrial extraction and the impact of climate change. Within each painting, I seek to create emotive landscapes that underline the importance of preserving what is sacred. The landscapes I create are…

Something That Means Something | Closing Reception

The Something That Means Something Show is only up for one more week! Join us, June 22, for the closing reception as we come together one last time to celebrate the four Boulder-Based artists featured in this show:ArtSoulLife, Gabriel Sanchez, Jonathan Brown, and Chloé Besson. DJ J-L-KANE will keep the tracks spinning as we get one more chance to meet the artists and enjoy the incredible body of work they put together for us. REGISTER HERE Closing Reception: June 22 5:30-8:00…