The Incubation Effect
Nov
4
to Sep 9

The Incubation Effect

Denver Art Museum

Inspired by the natural world, Denver artist Nicole Anona Banowetz has created a larger than life, immersive insect nursery made from sewn inflatable sculptures and assembled forms. She says, “Forget that the work is art for a moment and have the sort of pure interaction you would have in nature.”

Walk amongst the cocoons and larva as you would in nature. Immerse yourself, be curious, and contribute to the life cycle of the nursery by designing your own creature. Come back to see the installation evolve over the course of the year.

Fun for kids and adults alike, The Incubation Effect is included in general admission, free for members and kids age 18 and younger.

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Breckenridge International Arts festival
Aug
10
to Aug 20

Breckenridge International Arts festival

Concerning Plants: A Mythic Conversation.

 Concerning Plants is a playful interpretation of the mysterious and complex networks of plant communication. The inflatable winds through the trees as if a strange root system emerges from the ground, somehow both alien and natural. It is something which has gown up above the surface to give us a glimpse of the mythic and invisible networks down below. This inflatable is inspired by mycelium and rhizome structures. The rhizome which as Deleuze and Guattari note ‘has neither beginning nor end, but always a middle from which it grows and which it overspills”

Concerning Plants is a playful interpretation of the mysterious and complex networks of plant communication. The inflatable winds through the trees as if a strange root system emerges from the ground, somehow both alien and natural. It is something which has gown up above the surface to give us a glimpse of the mythic and invisible networks down below. This inflatable is inspired by mycelium and rhizome structures. The rhizome which as Deleuze and Guattari note ‘has neither beginning nor end, but always a middle from which it grows and which it overspills”

Nature Will Not Miss Us

 Nature Will Not Miss Us Nature Will Not Miss Us is inspired by the Anping Treehouse in Tainan City, Taiwan. The Anping Treehouse is one banyan tree that for the past 70 years has grown over and consumed an old warehouse, breaking through windows and creeping along walls. Seeing the manmade architecture overrun with the power of one tree a person feels awe and fear. The beauty and power overwhelms us. Nature Will not Miss Us is a reminder of the power of nature and it’s ability to thrive in the absence of human interference. In the city we keep nature controlled, pruned, and potted, but we must remember that nature surrounds us.

Nature Will Not Miss Us
Nature Will Not Miss Us is inspired by the Anping Treehouse in Tainan City, Taiwan. The Anping Treehouse is one banyan tree that for the past 70 years has grown over and consumed an old warehouse, breaking through windows and creeping along walls. Seeing the manmade architecture overrun with the power of one tree a person feels awe and fear. The beauty and power overwhelms us. Nature Will not Miss Us is a reminder of the power of nature and it’s ability to thrive in the absence of human interference. In the city we keep nature controlled, pruned, and potted, but we must remember that nature surrounds us.

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BAREFOOT PATH EXHIBITION MICROCOSMS
Jun
3
to Sep 16

BAREFOOT PATH EXHIBITION MICROCOSMS

Microcosms was created on site in Korpo, Finland.  I lived for one month on the island in the AARC residency program preparing my sculptures, which were inspired by the lichen and moss growing in the forests of the island.  The sculptures were installed in the forest which inspired them for the annual summer environmental art exhibit Barfotastigen / Paljasjalkapolku / Barefoot Path. 

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UNDERSTUDY TEACHING/ ARTIST
Apr
4
to Apr 12

UNDERSTUDY TEACHING/ ARTIST

Teaching/Artist at Understudy will exhibit the work of Denver Arts + Technology Advancement (DATA), Marie EvB Gibbons, Nicole Banowetz, and Tony Ortega, with guest appearances by Molina Speaks and Jennifer Ghormley. The teaching artist straddles two worlds of creativity and innovation, manifesting the creation of their own artistic practice while sharing that practice with students of all ages.

Join us for the first-ever showcase of Think 360 Teaching Artists and explore our programs outside of the classroom! 

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