Author: The Square Side of Life

Denver Designer Uses Found and Thrifted Items to Create Eclectic Clothing Line

By Khoa Sinclair Growing up, Madi Hadel was always interested in fashion. She would create paper clothes for her Barbies and actually started her first clothing company in middle school. The production was given the name, “Mother and Daughter Incorporated,” or M.a.D.I. for short. Together, Hadel and her mom would create cut and tie tee shirts, which she marketed to other students through her catalogs created in Microsoft Word. So while she was always interested in fashion, Hadel didn’t think that the career choice was realistic. “I went to college for a year for graphic design and hated it,...

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Fine Arts Center announces 2017/18 theater season schedule

By Alissa Smith The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center seemingly never slows down. In the midst of their spring theater season (which still includes upcoming runs of Bye Bye Birdie, Souvenir, Man of La Mancha and Merrily We Roll Along), they’ve just announced their onstage plans for 2017/18. And we’re very excited. Scott Levy, Executive Director of Performing Arts at the FAC, says it takes him a full year to create a season lineup, and that the following shows were selected from about 100 possibilities, whittled down to create a diverse slate of shows that appeals to all avenues...

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Core: Deborah Williams and Alex Rowe

By ken@denverarts.org (Ken Hamel) The Theatrics of it All! CORE New Art Space March 30 – April 16, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, March 31, 6-9 PM Starring members Deborah Williams and Alex Rowe as they set the stage for an amusing and entertaining art show Deborah Williams, BOLS Ballerina Deborah Williams’ mosaics become tiny theater with “Shrines + One Shriner” transforming beaded tin milagros from Mexico — along with … yes, a Shriner! with fun facts about Fez Monkeys, Shriners, the Fez and the BOLS ballerina. Alex Rowe is a visual storyteller, and his show, “Our Narrative World,” focuses...

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Denver Art Museum Creative-in-Residence Program

By ken@denverarts.org (Ken Hamel) Denver Art Museum in Search of its Next Creative-in-Residence to Work Alongside Staff & Visitors Application Deadline: Friday April 7th, 2017 Denver Art Museum (DAM) is searching for a local creative to participate in a Creative-in-Residence program where they will be challenged to produce transformative experiences for visitors. The Creative-in-Residence program challenges local Colorado creatives and artists from a diverse range of disciplines to push the boundaries of creativity by taking the DAM’s collection as inspiration for their residency at the museum. The museum is looking for creatives who: Want to work with museum staff...

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BUSINESS NEWS: Dazzle Makes Moves

By Barb Dye Denver, CO – As a staple in the Denver music and food scene for almost two decades, Dazzle confirmed today that it will continue to provide music, food, and art in new unrevealed locations. Owner Donald Rossa made this statement: The love of what we do comes from things and people that inspire us. That includes the music that we curate from local and national music artists, and our guests that have made Dazzle their home. We have grown so much in the past 19 years that it is time that we get new spaces that...

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