Art

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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Vibrant Femmes | Gallery Opening & Mural Dedication

Join us for the Opening Reception of the Vibrant Femmes Gallery Exhibition and the dedication of our brand new public wall murals! We are so excited to showcase the unique vision of four female artists smashing the art game right now: Carol Ann Wachter, Liz Quan, Madeleine Tonzi, & Michelle Miller. Their work shares a focus on dynamic color and organic form, and explores the concepts of place, engagement, mindset and creation in the present moment as an amazing showing of work…

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Michelle Miller | Behind the Process

In the wake of a lot of rain, the sun has officially returned to Boulder and now is a great time to get in the mood for what promises to be an action packed summer. As we prepare for the upcoming Vibrant Femmes exhibition here at madelife on July 15th, we also welcome a brand new set of murals to our public wall. Taking part in both the show and the murals, we sat down with printmaker Michelle Miller to…

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Design Is Not Pretty Join us for a lively discussion about the realties that result through the process of true design, with Andy Stone, Jamie Emerson and Brett Wagner of the Boulder based design studio, Emerson Stone. This talk will showcase the studios work, centering on the outcomes of the real problems that they have  solved along the way and what the results of their solutions mean to their clients and their customers in addition to what Emerson Stone learned…

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Caffeinated Mornings Recap | Dirk Shaw

We know you’re bummed that you missed the last Caffeinated Mornings. We recorded it for you though. We had a feeling you’d want to see it. Watch as Jay Ferracane sits down with Dirk Shaw, Chief Strategy Officer of Dispatch Communications to discuss the challenges and opportunities data brings to creatives. A self-proclaimed “data nerd”, Dirk has spent his career working with some of the world’s biggest brands fine tuning their marketing efforts and content creation. Take notes as he gives us the lowdown…

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20 Questions with George P. Perez

On the tail end of the Contemporary Portraiture exhibition here at madelife, we sat down with artist George P Perez to talk about his process, what makes him tick, and what inspired the choice to be a full time artist in a moment when the struggle to balance a creative life with a working life is all too real.  . Describe yourself and your work.  I’m an artist that creates photographic works through impractical techniques such as long exposure, digital screen…

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