Featured Artist of The Month
by Lauren Jimenez
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Lauren is an artist of many disciplines, including immersive installations, sculpture, graphic design, and woodworking. She received her BA in Studio Art at UC Riverside, California and has since moved to Denver in search of artistic opportunities. She often finds her imagination running wild, creating new realities, and figuring out ways to bring them to life. Her work aims to create a surreal experience while exploring the interaction between material, color, light, and the spatial relation of the viewer.
Siduri is an alien planet with colorful landscapes that shift depending on lighting and the angle in which the viewer is looking at it. This brand new planet is all about party, play, and celebrating the various ways in which we perceive the world around us. Dive in, dress up, and join our Intergalactic Disco featuring live music by Dancing Pants Band!
"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” - Kurt Vonnegut
Dancing Pants Band
80s SYNTH POP...FROM THE 2080s
What is Anecdote's Artist of the Month Program???
We feature a different local artist each month who can display his/her work on our gallery wall and sell pieces out of our space, but the thing we're really trying to do differently is the 'Gallery Reception.' We want to break the mold of the awkward milling about over a droll wine and cheese platter and do something that uniquely/very specifically highlights our artist and the exhibit. To launch the series in March, we showcased the photographic work of merne judson the third and his particular sense of humor by having him guest bartend and make up 'drink' pairings to go with his prints on-the-spot. His exhibit was titled "Tiny Bad Photographs of Big Bad Cities" and the gallery reception was packed and tons of fun!
In all cases, the idea is to offer the artist a creative context within which to connect to the "audience," break down the sometimes-barrier of a compartmentalized artist-patron dynamic, and invite people to come and actively interact with the artist and his or her installation. At Anecdote, our goal in supporting Creatives not only includes encouraging everyone in their projects, but also finding a broader audience to appreciate them and feel welcome to participate and take part in a scene that can sometimes feel intimidating, exclusive, or esoteric. For most all of our hosted events, we will work in time to connect with the artist/performer/musicians/speaker/guests in some way outside the main 'program' to emphasize that community spirit, from "family meal" with the speakers prior to a storytelling event to cooking demos with the stand-up comedians to, well, an artist-curated drink experience for a gallery reception.