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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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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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Artist Talk | Contemporary Portraiture

  The madelife Gallery is excited to invite our local creative community and their collaborators to an evening artist talk in which Samantha Skinner and George Perez will be giving an exclusive presentation on the techniques they use to create their work. This evening is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to come together, spend some time inspiring one another, and learn the process behind two brilliant artists’ work. We’ll see you there! April 15th 6-8 PM Free & Open to the…

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Something That Means Something | Gallery Reception

  Come out and join us for the Something About Something gallery reception featuring the work of the four winners of madelife’s Community Hang(Out): ArtSoulLife, Gabriel Sanchez, Jonathan Brown, and Chloé Besson. The artists have been hard at work for months building a showcase of their new work as well as crafting dynamic multimedia performances to really bring the show to life. The artists will also utilize the space on and off the walls to create four independent environments in order to…

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Contemporary Portraiture | Gallery Show

Contemporary Portraiture explores the landscape of the present-day portrait. Over the past 500 years, our culture has changed the way we look at ourselves. Historically, portraits were used to depict an idealistic version of an individual and put on public display in a home. Today, the most omnipresent portraits lie within the palm of your hand: the selfie is the raw version of a portrait. This collection of work is a reflection of the ‘normcore’ and the commonality of a…

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(Un)Show & Tell | Gallery Show

The (Un)Show & Tell Gallery Show Come join us this Saturday, FEB 25th from 6-8 PM for a hands-on deep dive into the creative process with artists Julia Lunk Art, Neil Yarnal & Michelle Miller. Experience what’s driving their practices right now, along with live painting by Julia, and DIY postcard screen printing and embellishing with Michelle and Neil (+ make your own cards!). Our event finishes with short presentations from each artist on their creative process and inspirations. Music by JL Kane. Don’t miss this…

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Caffeinated Mornings w/ Mike Giant

The Art Class Join us for an insightful and probably unpredictable conversation with artist, graffiti-ist, tattooer, photographer and co-founder of the brand Rebel 8, Mike Giant. Born in 1971 in upstate New York, artist Mike Giant began drawing as soon as he could hold a crayon. His family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1979 where he was immersed in bmx bikes, skateboarding, heavy metal, punk rock, hip-hop and gang violence. He graduated in the top 10% of his high school class…

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8 Items To Add To Your Holiday Gift List

Not sure what to get that special someone this holiday season? We have got you covered! This is a small list of some of the things we have been using, love to support, or even just want the world to know about that have enriched our creative processes and made us smile.  So be sure and get someone you love something that can help them create in new and powerful ways! 1. SUBPAC M2 – WEARABLE, TACTILE AUDIO SYSTEM   “Used by…

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a.c.n.e | 1995 Youth Art Exhibition

We’re very excited to announce a brand new art collective centered on providing high-quality exhibitions for teenage artists looking to break into the contemporary art market. a.c.n.e stands for artist coalition of a new era. This company aims to give young artists real life work experience and increased confidence as they explore a possible career in the arts. An exhibition platform and curated showcase for artists, it provides professional education in art world practices to it’s members. This is such…

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Quick Questions | Chris Blume

To gear up for his upcoming exhibition here at madelife, we wanted to sit down with local artist Chris Blume to learn more about his work and the inspiration behind the new show, “Our Demise to Be, We’re Not Listening”.  To start, thank you very much for allowing madelife to showcase your work. Can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself? Well, I’m excited to have my work up in Madelife! I’ve wanted to show in this space…

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20 Questions: SMiLE

If you’re familiar with the streets of Boulder, you may have noticed some new art popping up in the nooks and crannies, on electric boxes and telephone booths, seemingly overnight – intricate stencil work portraits of cats and artists from Van Gogh to Tupac. For these we can thank SMiLE. Though he intends to stay anonymous in the streets, the artist will take his work to canvas for First Friday July at madelife. Here’s 20 Questions with SMiLE. Tell us who you…

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20 Questions: Sam Parker

Sam Parker recently relocated to Colorado after living in Atlanta, Georgia for 20 years, and we couldn’t be more grateful to have this spectacular, dedicated artist in our vicinity. Sam is a fine artist, as well as a tattoo artist at Claw & Talon in Boulder. Sam will open “The Raven’s Guillotine” on First Friday, May 6th, at madelife.  We asked Sam 20 questions – some about his artistic process, some about his life, and several about his upcoming show opening.  Tell…

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