madelife presents this year’s jury for the Community Hang(out) & Beat Cypher

We were thrilled and honored to have Matt Chasansky, Manager, Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture, and Lauren Click,  Grants Coordinator, Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture, as well as artist/curator Mark Moffett, Board Member, Arts!Lafayette and artist Ana Maria Hernando, Board Member, MCA Denver,  jurying the 2018 madelife Community Hang(out). Meet this year’s jurors: Matt Chasansky Matt Chasansky was listed in the Westword’s “100 Colorado creatives 3.0” for his work as Manager of the City of Boulder’s Office of…

Vibrant Femmes Opening Reception

Join us as a part of Boulder Arts Week on April 7th, from 7PM– 10PM, for the opening of the Vibrant Femmes Show! Vibrant Femmes: Femmeral focuses on the ephemeral nature of life, natural and human, and the interwoven symbiotic way in which we interact with our environment and the ways in which our environment can shape our experience. Femmeral showcases the figurative works of 4 artists who, in their own ways, depict the fragile, ever-changing core of existence on…

20 Questions w/ Stella Maria Baer

madelife caught up with Stella Maria Baer to ask her a few questions before her group show at madelife. See Stella’s Incredible moon paintings and more at the Vibrant Femmes Opening Reception on April 7th!     Describe yourself and your work. I am a painter and photographer originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. In my work, I explore the mythology of the desert, the cosmology of space, and the topography of the human body. I live in Denver with my…

20 Questions w/ Julia Lunk

Meet Vibrant Femmes Artist Julia Lunk. We Caught up with Julia to ask her a few questions before her show at madelife.  Vibrant Femmes Gallery Opening: April 7th, 2018 7-10pm   Describe yourself and your work:  Hungarian born and raised painter, Boulder resident for the last seventeen years, with a strong desire for being out of doors and seeking solitude often to replenish the mind rich with dreams. My works are altars l laden with symbols of life-giving energies. Preserving the…

20 Questions w/ Marisa Aragón Ware

In anticipation of the Vibrant Femmes Gallery Opening, madelife sat down with Vibrant Femmes Artist Marisa Aragón Ware for a quick talk discussing her life as an Artist, inspirations, and process. Don’t miss the Vibrant Femmes Gallery Opening on April 7th! Describe yourself and your work:  Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, I garnered my deep appreciation of nature from a childhood spent enveloped in the forests and glades of the Rocky Mountains. Those formative experiences heavily influence both my art…

Caffeinated Mornings | Re-Defining Failure

    Caffeinated Mornings is this Friday! REDEFINING FAILURE: If your job is tied to creating anything, you’ve more than likely failed. In creative circles the “F word” is talked about a lot, but what does it really mean? Heck, the mere mention of the word is often taken as a be-all, end-all, bad thing. But maybe “failure” deserves a re-definition or at least some clarity on what the word can or should mean to anyone who creates. For some,…

This Holiday Give Creativity, Memories and Skills – No Shipping Required

This Holiday Give Creativity, Memories and Skills – No Shipping Required

The holidays are basically HERE. We’re never as prepared as we’d like and there’s always last minute giving to be done. Our motto is “Experiences Over Things” – this year give your loved ones (or yourself) the gift of future memories. If you still haven’t found the right something for your loved ones, there is nothing better than an experience that introduces a new (or loved) skill and supports the local community. And you’re just in time, because no shipping…

Caffeinated Mornings w/Lentine Alexis

Most people who make, know that the journey to wherever you’re at, whether in your life, in your career, or whatever it is your working on at the moment, doesn’t always feel as you imagined it would. Join us for an insightful conversation with Chef /athlete Lentine Alexis, as we discuss how we (those who make), stay curious, inspired and aware of how we feel, why we feel and how to trust and recognize the signals that constantly force us…

Meet artist and master printer Kevin Falco – 20 Questions

As we prepare for the unveiling of our next exhibit here at madelife, we like to take time to introduce our artists and give a window onto their motivations, thoughts, habits and origins. We’re thrilled to be able to highlight the work of Kevin Falco. Our opening with him and SMiLE here at madelife on November 11th is close at hand. Don’t miss the opening party from 7pm to 10pm, with live music by Sun Jr and Ancient Giant, live print-making and…

20 Questions with SMiLE

We’re busy getting ready for our opening with Boulder’s own SMiLE at madelife on November 11th by getting to know this beloved local street artist better – here is his recent 20-question interview and shots just taken from his studio with a video of work that will be on display and for sale at the show. SMiLE is exhibiting with artist and master printer Kevin Falco who we will feature next week, with his own interview and studio visit. Don’t…

Vision in Process: SMiLE / Falco Show November 11 – January 12

Vision in Process: SMiLE / Falco Show November 11 – January 12

  SMiLE + Kevin Falco, two very different artists with a shared intrinsic focus on the importance, strength and meditative qualities of process, and a skilled attention to detail bordering on the obsessive. Vision in Process highlights these two artists, both currently local to Boulder but international in their scope and breadth of work and practice; one adept on the streets of Paris, Bologna, Mykonos; the other in some of the most exalted contemporary art institutions and ateliers. Biographies and Statements:…

VIBRANT FEMMES: Art, Opera, and Elixirs in the A.M.

Art, Opera and Elixirs in the morning – Our VIBRANT FEMMES last event is this Saturday, September 16 from 10am to 12 Noon and we’re so psyched to have Opera on Tap and Orbiting Olympia accompany the work by Madeleine Tonzi, Carolann Wachter, Liz Quan and Michelle Miller. We’ll have elixirs from Pure Planets and live screen printing – bring something to print on and show your love for women in the arts and all the femmes who live their…