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7 Reasons to Come to Untitled: Roots

March 31, 2017, 6-10 pm

At this month's Untitled Final Friday, we explore new terrain and celebrate roots inspired by Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place. Below are 7 fantastic reasons you don’t want to miss it. You’ll be able to:

1. Dig deep into Mi Tierra

Join us on a curator walk-through to learn about the exhibition and its main themes. Get the inside scoop from Mi Tierra artist Dmitri Obergfell, whose installation is inspired by the markets on Federal Boulevard.

PBS NewsHour interviews several of the artists who have work in Mi Tierra, including Dmitri Obergfell who will be at this Untitled Final Friday.

2. Hear stories & poems about place

Mi Tierra examines diverse narratives of migration and displacement, and to bring that message home is Denver refugee advocacy group Project Worthmore. In a partnership with Jonny 5 of the Flobots, Project Worthmore clients will share stories of being uprooted and finding a new sense of place here in Denver.

In addition, poets Peter Aquino and Stephen Garcia from Minor Disturbance shout from the rooftops about home.

3. Learn how to take grassroots action

If you feel like taking a stand, Warm Cookies of the Revolution is here to get you started, grassroots style. Local community activists are here to talk legacy movements, started and won, by everyday people, here in Colorado and to teach you how you can get started on issues that matter to you.

4. Take a detour with a counselor

Find out more about how place shapes our identity and well-being on detour through the European art galleries with a personal-development counselor.

5. Relax with coloring & yoga

Relax in the DAM’s Asian art galleries with a series of mindfulness activities, including mandala coloring, yoga sessions with The River, and Mindful Looking sessions with DAM experts.

6. Get back to nature...by eating it!

Join Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch and Chef Daniel Asher of Root Down & Edible Beats in a tour of the American Indian art galleries and a tasting of roots and bugs. Yes bugs.

7. Check your roots

Time for a touch up? Get a style consultation from Let Em’ Have it Salon and discover the environmental impacts of salons and natural ways to beautify.

Lauren Hegge is the adult programs coordinator in the department of learning and engagement at the Denver Art Museum. Lauren has been with the DAM since 2013 and is committed to supporting Denver’s creative culture and enhancing the museum’s role as a place of community gathering.