Denver had not become the booming metropolis it is now back in the 80s, but it was dotted with a few key spots that captured the crit and alternative scene that laid the groundwork for this scene today. Rock Island was a Denver icon and anyone who was in Denver in the 80s and 90s will see the logo and immediately be transported back to the raw feel, scenery and sound of the time.
Politics are a circus. We wait for the judiciary to step in, but they’re on the side. Those watching the ever present media are all subsumed and sit, naked, immobile. Others try to move on…
This is a social commentary on the many people moving to Colorado. With the influx of people come along the crowding of the most beautiful places in Colorado.
"A Day in the Capitol"
A Day in the Capitol
Remember to (vote) breathe.
The key to Denver’s future is opening our minds to new horizons and ideas. My piece talks about that in abstract futuristic surrealism.
As a Denver native, I’ve watched the explosive growth of Denver with excitement and trepidation. I fear that Denver’s multicultural history is being whitewashed by the influx of new construction and money, at the expense of our historic homes and neighborhoods.
Tee up for new Denver
"Transforming Home Sweet Home"
Transforming Home Sweet Home
Recognizing the value of the land, like-minded citizens will turn urban yards into plentiful gardens, remembering with fondness the luxury of grass.
"Please Don't Fix"
Please Don’t Fix
Regan Linton, Phamaly Theatre Company
People with disabilities. Cripples. Gimps. Call us what you will, we’re unique. And we want to stay that way. Please don’t try to make us bland. :)
The piece represents how gentrification has taken away the amazing authenticity of Denver. Gentrification kills America.
Since moving to Denver, I’ve gone through short bursts of creativity between work and other “adult” obligations. My sewing machine is one of my most treasured possessions and I love coming back to it, no matter how infrequent or small the episode.
Sasha Hutchings, Phamaly Theatre Company
Come see Phamaly Theartre Company’s “Harvey” and challenge your assumption of who and what is “normal.”
“We have entered as strangers…soon we have friends.”
During the making of my "Small Statement,” I was thinking about how under-considered development of Denver’s built landscape often obliterates history of significant architectural, cultural and social value. The antique contents of the diorama—a turn-of-the-century licorice tin, handmade nicho, rosary beads, Art Nouveau medallion, dried boutonnière, locust specimen—are symbolically meant to feel funereal, mournful … inexorable loss in the face of beauty.
Christmas at 90 Degrees
Christmas at 90 Degrees
Less snow, more heat? This is the only Denver we’ve got, but unless we fight global warming, we may have…Christmas in summer.
"On the Backs of Mud People"
On the Backs of Mud People
Development across Denver is happening at lightening speed, and it’s racing to keep up with the influx of people…but only for those who can pay to play. Meanwhile, the heart of those rooted here is getting buried, making it difficult to get ahead.