Debuting Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 our 12-week Painted City series will explore the world of Denver’s street art murals through weekly feature interviews with the artists who created them. Each installment of the series will coincide with the release of limited edition hand-painted macarons inspired by the featured artist’s work at Black Eye Coffee Cap Hill (8th & Sherman). This is going to be deliciously fun and fascinating!
Painted City: Anthony Garcia Sr. - Anthony Garcia Sr. – @birdseedanthony Anthony grew up in the Globeville neighborhood of Denver near 50th and Broadway. As a teen he did graffiti and feels that hanging out with other graffiti artists all over the city eventually lead to his evolution into an artist who now does studio work and murals. He also credits his experiences with.... Read More
Painted City: Alicia Luther & Ann Marie Trent - Meet the pastry chefs at Black Eye Cap Hill who bring you delicious art-inspired macarons each week as part of the Painted City series.
Painted City: Macaron Gallery - Each week, the talented pastry chefs at Black Eye Cap Hill, Alicia Luther (left) and Ann Marie Trent (right), have captured the unique colors and style of that week’s featured artist on a delicate macaron shell. Check out their amazing work!
Painted City: Thomas Evans - Thomas Evans – @detour303 Growing up in a military family, Thomas moved around a lot, but it was always his art that allowed him to connect to each new community. Eventually landing in Colorado, Thomas graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with an MBA in marketing, but now works full time as an artist..... Read More
Painted City: Gemma Danielle - Gemma Danielle – @optimysticism Weaving a world of surreal dreamscapes and captivating geometry, Gemma conjures a sort of Pythagorean quantum mysticism in her work. She plays with mathematical theory inspired by Torsion Field Physics, Sacred Geometry, and our experience of the many dimensions in Quantum theory.
Painted City: Lauren YoungSmith - Lauren YoungSmith – @lolo.ys Lauren’s work aims to create and populate a misfit wonderland in which imaginary heroines can address the absurdities of reality in the confines of a page or a wall. Dreams and mythology add to the myriad of influences that stem from her upbringing in Colorado and her time spent at Stanford, writing.... Read More
Painted City: Victoriano Rivera - Victoriano Rivera – @yungleeo Victoriano grew up in Harlingen, Texas (located at the southern tip of Texas, 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico), and came to Colorado to attend the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD) where he earned a BFA in Fine Art Painting in 2014.
Painted City: Mike Graves - Mike Graves – @mikeroane Mike grew up in Lakewood, Colorado and moved to Denver after high school. From 2003 to 2006, he lived in Hawaii where he made his first art sales along Waikiki. Before creating murals, Mike focused on producing work for gallery shows around Denver.
Painted City: Sandra Fettingis - Sandra Fettingis – @sandrafettingis Sandra was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, but has lived in Denver for 9 1/2 years. She is an artist in residence at Redline and works in the mediums of paint, glass, acrylic and wood.
Painted City: Jeremy Burns - Jeremy Burns – @jaysaybay Jeremy grew up in Colorado Springs and Crested Butte, Colorado, the son of two teachers. He graduated with a BFA in painting and printmaking from Western State in Gunnison and moved to Denver in 2002. He has lived and worked in RiNo since 2004.
Painted City: Molly Bounds - Molly Bounds – @moldybongs Molly grew up in Aurora, Colorado and graduated from Metro State University. She works in a variety of formats including prints, paintings, digital media and comics, frequently mixing techniques and experimenting with new processes while making a finished piece. She has a studio space at The Temple in Five Points.
Painted City: Pedro Barrios - Pedro Barrios – @pbarriosart Pedro was born in Miami, Florida, and raised in Venezuela until the age of seven. When his family relocated to the United States, he spent his adolescence in Florida and eventually made his way to Colorado. Pedro has degrees in both Business Marketing and Nursing. His work is influenced by the diverse.... Read More