meet the space
thanks to all who attended our first public launch event, "meet the space." to kick off the development of concept colorado, a celebration took place on the evening of september 30, 2016. a pop-up exhibit of the "no show museum," which has traveled extensively through europe, was shipped to the U.S. and stopped into concept that night. its current show, "nothing is impossible," was featured along with a pop-up art exhibit by concept colorado studio artists, entitled "anything is possible," wheat pasted and painted street art, music, food and other interesting activities were included in the evening's festivities.
news and events:
westword denver, "meet the space," "the best street-art events in denver in september"
the denver post, "denver's navajo street art district teeters as galleries escape rising rents" (an article which focuses on the plight the denver arts community is facing.)
westword denver, "art in exile"
mark sink purchases a new studio building in derby
derby is a quaint area, adjacent to the concept colorado property. prominent denver photographer and director of the biennial month of photography, mark sink, provides the following information about his new structure, which along with concept, will help create an artists' community "anchor" on the north edge of denver:
"for the past couple months i have been cleaning out an abandonedderelict building in the business center of derby. the city and neighbors and businesses are thrilled i have arrived. i have been enjoying getting to know the township and all the personalities directly around me. it's a tight knit community who watches out for each other. it's very clean and pedestrian friendly. everyone waves hello to you. it's very small town "andy of mayberry" like. margrett, my eighty-five year old next door neighbor and i are planting a new garden in the open space behind the building.
"for the next year or more i will be personally getting the building
switched on and presentable for public visits. i am interviewing and picking a general contractor to work side by side with to get things approved. i am now researching local companies that will be doing heating cooling, electrical, fabrication, carpentry, and storefront windows. all of the utilities have not been turned on for decades. we just put a new gas line in. i will be doing a lot of the work above myself.
"future plans are to use the space as artist studios and art exhibition space. i don't expect it to be a gallery destination for many years. for now, it's affordable studio work space."
congrats, mark sink and welcome to the neighborhood!
mark sink's building.
mark sink and his BIG PICTURE COLORADO team wheatpasted the old barn on the concept property, which will be a magical and fun feature of our "meet the space" celebration. (photo credits, mark sink).
"concept artists' collage - pop-up exhibit - "meet the space."