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15 Maker Questions | Ceramicist Bridget Dorr

Local Ceramicist Bridget Dorr will be leading a hands-on workshop at Madelife on November 15th. Madelife visited Bridget in her Boulder studio to ask her a few questions and to check out some of her beautiful work.   When & where did you first learn your craft? I first started pottery in college while getting my Art Therapy degree.  I took a ceramics class first semester and ended up declaring a ceramic minor that year. Who (or what) has been…

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Instructor Highlight | Chelsea Chorpenning

Starting October 15th, Chelsea Chorpenning will be teaching an 8-week Lifestyle Photography Course at madelife! We met up with Chelsea for a quick discussion about her career, process, and life as a professional photographer!   How did you get started as a lifestyle photographer and how would you define the genre? I was given my first film camera when I was 15 after taking an intro to photography class in high school. I was instantly hooked. However, I didn’t see it…

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20 questions w/ Jerod Barker

Madelife visited Community Hangout Winner and Natural Feels Artist Jerod Barker at his studio for a quick chat before his group show at Madelife! Don’t miss the opening reception of the Natural Feels Gallery Show, this Saturday at Madelife. Describe yourself and your work: I am easily distracted and always looking for something new, which could be why my medium and style tend to change with time. Who or what has been your biggest influence? My biggest influence has always…

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20 Questions w/ Daniel Stolberg

In anticipation of his group show at Madelife, we visited Daniel Stolberg‘s Studio to check out his recent work and ask him a few questions! Don’t miss the opening reception of the Natural Feels Gallery Show, this Saturday at Madelife!   Describe yourself and your work:  Painting is a source of positive energy in my life. I let my mood and attitude guide my color and pattern choices. In my latest series WINDOWS, I use iconic imagery to contrast abstract…

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20 Questions w/ Cristina Ponticelli

Madelife sat down with Artist and Architect Cristina Ponticelli for a quick discussion about her work, inspirations, and life as an artist. Don’t miss the opening reception of the Natural Feels Gallery Show at Madelife! Describe yourself and your work. I’m a simple person with passions and manias. Architecture, Art, and Design – if there’s a difference between them – are my passions. Perfectionism and attention to detail are my manias. My work reflects the marriage of my passion and…

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20 Questions w/ Michael Dixon

  madelife is thrilled to be showcasing an array of portraiture works by Michael Dixon for The Makings of a Man Show. In anticipation of the show’s opening reception, madelife sat down with Michael to discuss his work, process, and life as an Artist.    The Makings of a Man Opening Reception | Saturday, June 30th | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Describe yourself and your work:  I am a bi-racial black man, and I make work about race and identity. I was…

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Interview with Doug Gaddy of Absolute Vinyl Records & Stereo

With the Vinyl Cleaning workshop on the horizon, we figured this would be the best opportunity to get to know the man behind one of the greatest records and stereo shops in town, Doug Gaddy! 1. Where are you from and how did you end up in Boulder, CO? Annie, my wife, spent every summer of her youth on the Front Range, from diapered baby to thumb-riding University of Kansas undergrad. I’d never been west of the Mississippi till she…

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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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Boulder Startup Week

Boulder Startup Week is back! Beginning Monday, May 16th and ending Friday, May 20th events will occur mostly in the downtown Boulder area at various locations. madelife will be a participating venue – hosting up to five events per day throughout the week. All events are free and open to the public! Full Schedule of Events      

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Max for Live Workshop Recap

Sean Peuquet led a Max 4 Live workshop that was absolutely brilliant! For those of you who have attended these workshops in the past, we’ve dove into the complex and intricate world that is Max with Sean Peuquet. This segment focussed on building new instruments using: *Subtractive Synthesis *Granular Synthesis *Physical Modeling Synthesis Sean Peuquet is madelife’s Creative Accelerator Lead Music Mentor. He’s been programming in Max over a decade. He frequently builds interactive audio systems and uses Max for…

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March Ableton User Group Meet Up

Our monthly Ableton Live User Group is on the horizon. Join us March 24th from 7-9pm for a meeting that will cover automation! Automation is a great way to alter sounds and bring life into your tracks. We will start with some basic envelopes and cover a number of advanced techniques including building automation templates with dummy clips. This is a totally FREE event! Bring your laptop to follow along! About the Boulder Ableton Live User Group: The Boulder Ableton…

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