Untitled: Fresh-Cut—Fun with Floral Artists, a Fashion Show & Gypsy Jazz

Untitled: Fresh-Cut—Fun with Floral Artists, a Fashion Show & Gypsy Jazz

As part of our Untitled Final Friday summer series, we are cooking up a slew of flower programming with the Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG). At each Untitled from July through September, the DBG will be on the scene doing both demos and workshops about botanical illustration. The DBG has a robust illustration program and we wanted to tap into their creative power to link botanical illustration with the DAM collections.

This month two instructors from DBG, Susan DiMarchi and Susan Rubin, will be leading visitors through illustration lessons in the DAM Arrangement Delight of a Single Bloom. Pick up some sketching skills as they focus on the star of summer, the sunflower. Out on the plaza, instructor Randy Raak will be demo-ing watercolor painting, using the DAM’s planters as inspiration.

Future sessions with DBG will include workshops working with graphite and colored pencil, and demos on pen & ink illustration. At the August 28 Untitled: Cross-Pollinate, look for a detour by DBG staff, as well as an artist chat with their current artist-in-residence, Ikumi Kayama. We are looking forward to a summer filled with flower power with our friends from the DBG and hope to see you at Untitled to sample their great programming.

As for the rest of this month’s Untitled: Fresh Cut:

  • Get a different perspective on art in separate detours with nutritionist Heather Braaten and butcher, Kate Kavanaugh of Western Daughters.
  • See two artists at work as floral designer Arthur Williams kicks off his monthlong residency at the DAM building his “Nest” installation, while Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Tom Haukaas demos his beading expertise.
  • Try your hand at floral applique in a sewing workshop (and fashion show finale) with designers Jomar White and Rebecca Tischler.
  • This month’s MakeARTtalk artist is floral designer Lindsey Housel (that's her pictured at the top)—see her art-inspired arrangement in the galleries!
  • La Pompe Jazz Band will be playing their mixture of classic jazz and gypsy tunes.

Jaime Kopke is the adult and college program manager in the department of learning and engagement at the Denver Art Museum. She has been with the DAM since 2011 and is always scouting for community creatives to collaborate with. Send her an email.

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