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Derek Keenan

Derek Keenan, the founder of Mukee Design, crafts wearable art from used skateboard decks. We had the opportunity to capture his process from reclamation to tangible product in this short video. Find Keenan’s work sold in our gallery store front at madelife.  

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Off the Stage with Shawn Rudiman

  The Great American Techno Festival is around the corner which means, techno producers and hardware enthusiasts from all over the country grace Denver with their performances, with them this year is Shawn Rudiman. We will be hosting Shawn Rudiman for an Off The Stage series Monday, October 12th, 7-9pm in our Black Box. This event is free and open to the public. Please register here. Topics of discussion include: The Integration of hardware, ideas and people to create electronic…

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Interview with DiViNCi

Sunday June 21st 5:30-7:00 pm we’ll be hosting a special Off The Stage series with DiViNCi As a prelude to our discussion and the special performance we’ll have from him, we wanted to learn a little bit more about this unique and successful Florida based artist. Tell us where you are from and how you got into your craft? I’ve been living in Orlando, FL for the last 15 years but I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania…

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A chat with Freshmoon Recordings

Having seen this crew out in SXSW throw down some serious tunes on some beautiful 1200’s, a set composed of thick basslines and abstract rhythms, I hopped on the opportunity to catch a few words with them prior to their second appearance in Denver this evening. Having the identity of an artist launch pad at madelife, we naturally gravitated to the idea of showcasing this label for their dedication to sound innovation and artist development. Signing on some of the…

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Off the Stage with Wray

March 3rd: 6:30-8:00pm The Audio Team at madelife is delighted to introduce a new series to our array of events. Off The Stage showcases artists in an intimate and alternative light. We ask artists to share their personal dispositions, aspirations, inspirations, sit back and listen to their tunes, and invite them into our studio. In our first series we will be hosting Wray. As described by the New York Times, the aesthetics of Wray are ““A wash of distortion, a…

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MADELIFE STORIES: MITCHELL ALEXANDER

We are incredibly thankful to have had filmmaker Mitchell Alexander participate in our internship program. During his time at madelife, Mitchell contributed to numerous video projects in various roles including Director of Photography Mike Giant Sunday Social 8.31.14, Editor madelife Murals: David Polka and most recently Writer, Director and Editor for the short film BLINK.          

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Failure Festival @madelife November 7th, 8th & 9th

November 7, 2014 – November 9, 2014 Description: Hoarded Stuff Performance presents FAILURE FESTIVAL  November 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2014 at madelife. Boulder, CO Beginning each night at 7 pm featuring Bhanu Kapil Chani Bockwinkel Chrissy Nelson Emily K. Harrison Ethan Cowan Joanna Rotkin Lauren Beale Nothing to See Here FAILURE FESTIVAL is an invitation. An invitation for you to help us engage failure in a public setting. We need you because we just don’t know how to do it on…

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RECAP: MIKE GIANT SUNDAY SOCIAL 8.31.14

Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mike Giant was heavily influenced by the rock and hip-hop cultures that surrounded him growing up as a child. Since then Mike has excelled in his career as an artist in graphic design, freehand drawing, graffiti and especially tattoo art work. Currently residing in beautiful Boulder Mike Giant continues to influence the constantly growing art scene in Colorado. Recently Mike Giant has been pairing up with Madelife for their Sunday Social events, a time and…

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Madelife Stories: Lizzy Reeves

Lizzy Reeves has always been creative but never thought of herself as an artist until she came to madelife. After a series of internships and a background in dance, graffiti and installation work, she came to madelife with dreams of becoming a designer.  Inspired by Berger & Fohr she realized that it was possible to strike a balance between commercial work and art through innovative design. Growing up in a traditional Southern family, she’s always seen herself as rebel: debutant…

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Gallery Visit – Dateline Gallery. RiNo Art District. Denver, CO.

On a very unassuming corner in the RiNo arts district sits Dateline Gallery, a two month old, multimedia show space run by artists Adam Milner and Jeremy Dorrance. The space is effectively their living room (or showroom you could say), a rectangular white room with track lighting on the ceiling and funky composite wood flooring. Its small and quaint, but super hip and deliberate. The two artists met through the Denver art scene and shared a specific idea: to create…

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