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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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:…

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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…

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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…

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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:…

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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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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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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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