This month’s Untitled Final Friday: Habitat is all about place. Being in the right place at the right time is an art. On June 26, the right place is the Denver Art Museum. (Download a PDF of the program.)
On a recent visit to the museum, local fashion aficionado Brandi Shigley was inspired by the bold, graphic designs of the bark cloth works found in the Oceanic gallery. The patterns of bark cloth often held meaning. These works, and their stories, inspired Shigley to create a fashion challenge for this month’s Untitled. She is inviting five local designers to create a handbag incorporating motifs inspired by their own sense of place.
Stop by level 3 of the Hamilton Building during Untitled to meet the designers and see their new creations. Then stick around for a speed chat, where each designer will sum up their story in three minutes or less. No problem, right? Here are the designers who took up her call:
- Olivia McLean – VIVI
- Deb Henriksen – Equilibrium
- Sun Rose Iron Shell - Warrior Status
- Sarah Secrist - LoHi Bags
We’ll also be looking at habitats big (the galaxy in an outdoor stargazing session with the Denver Astronomical Society) and small (artist Lauri Lynnxe Murphy’s 200-square-foot tiny house that will be rolling onto the plaza. That's it pictured at the top!).
There will be talks about the West and Biennial ambassador artist Matt Scobey’s travels to Mexico. You’ll also be able to see artists in their element, including botanical illustrator Susan Rubin, and catch performances by Joan and Charlie of Buntport Theater Company and local band Red Fox Run. See you at Untitled on June 26!
Image: Reg Archer, Victoria Salvador and Alexandria Jiminez on the roof of Lauri Lynnxe Murphy's tiny house. Photo by Lauri Lynnxe Murphy.