Thursday, October 15, 2009

Scot Lefavor's New Works at Andenken Gallery 10/16

I'm so happy to hear that Scot has a new show of works at Andenken this weekend. His style that hails from traditional signpainting and retro typography is always fresh, agressive and creatively stimulating - plus he's just s super cool cat. Some of the best art openings that I have seen in this city have showcased the work of Scot Lefavor - we won't be disspappointed at this one.
Andenken Gallery
2990 Larimer Street, Denver
Opening Reception: 8pm to 1am

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

CAFÉ NUBA DOCUMENTARY FEST, Denver (10/1 - 10/3)

CAFÉ NUBA DOCUMENTARY FEST CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL ARTS ACTIVISM & SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH SPOKEN-WORD, FILM & MUSIC Three-night film festival combines live music + open mic with performances by featured spoken-word artists including Abiobun Oyewole of The Last Poets.

For schedule and ticket information go to or or call 303-595-3456. Tickets are $15/night ($12 for DFS Members, Auraria Students w/ ID or if you purchase a 3-nite package) andwent on sale Monday, September 14th. Film/Time/Costs: $15/nite, includes 5-7p.m. open bar cocktail lounge, and 7:15 p.m. showtime

Thursday, October 1st: The Café Nuba Documentary Fest officially kicks off with a pre-film cocktail reception emceed by local poet, Lady Speech, and screening of the gritty doc, “Say My Name” (2008) directed by Nirit Peled. Described as a candid portrayal of young ambitious women trying to survive as lyricists, rappers, and mothers, the film is a provocative dialogue on class, race, and gender. Proceeded by “What If I Told You?” (2009) by Jennifer Johns. Featured Poet: NYC’s Queen GodIs (HBO’s Brave New Voices) with sounds from DJ CaveM. TRAILER: v=5SQIc2hNtIY

Friday, October 2nd: The Festival centerpiece takes on an Afro-fusion tone with “Homegrown: HipLife in Ghana” (2008) by director Eli Jacobs- Fantuazzi. This award-winning film about Ghanian hip-hop troupe, V.I.P. (Vision In Progress) documents ten years of their journey from the ghetto in Accra to their first international tour. Proceeded by “What Is Poverty?” (2009) by Jennifer Johns. Featured Poets: Molina Soliel + Aju with Asia Jazz Project with sounds from DJ CaveM. ++Nuba Afterparty at DELITE, 30 So. Broadway, 21+, No Cover, Drink & Food Specials, 10pm-2am.TRAILER: v=S7kC5TiCMMw

Saturday, October 3rd: Closing night films take a look at the roots of the contemporary poetry scene through the eyes of the Civil Rights arts organizers. "The Last Poets: Made in Amerikkka" (2008) directed by Claude Santiago – captures the veteran Last Poets in their element where the narrative unfolds amidst the backdrop of a special 40th Anniversary show in France where 5 of the 7 remaining living members of the group are reunited for a one-time performance for the ages. Proceeded by “What Is Sustainable Living?” (2009) by Jennifer Johns. Featured poet/activist: Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets + the SlamNuba Team – sounds from DJ CaveM

++Nuba Afterparty hosted by at the Meadowlark Bar, 2703 Larimer, 18+, $5 door, 10pm-2am.TRAILER: v=hdFXaDj0dYk

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Denver 48 Hour Film Project

I'm in the 48 Hour Film Project this year with team "Circles of Confusion". I'm pretty confident in our ability to create a great piece in just two days, but the fact that we are competing on a cross-continental level (80 cities on the tour) makes it seem somewhat impossible to win - although the thought of going to Cannes for the premiere is quite motivating for me, and hopefully for my team. Check out the webpage for the cities that the tour is going to this weekend. Don't think that I can post on location. We don't exactly want the other teams knowing what we're up to. But, I'm just excited for the ride anyway.....

Friday, June 12, 2009

Animation Film Festival in Annecy, France

Yes there is a film festival on the other side of this picture - The International Animation Film Festival in Annecy, France 
Animators, directors and industry people from all over the world come to this market event to showcase the hottest short and feature films in 2d and 3d animation, software and media services. You'll meet a lot of artists from Paris, South Korea, and most recently, South America. I have been to industry parties hosted by Argentinian, Finnish, Swiss and Norwegian animators. Some of the best moutain beach parties in the world are here, with lots of champagne and canapes. Tomorrow I am going to see the premiere of Adam Elliot's Mary and Max - the creator/director of Wallace and Gromit. My girl back in Colorado from Bristol is going to be very jealous!
June 8th - 12th, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Communikey Kilowatts Performance - Fox Theater, Boulder 4/18

I've got my ticket - do you? Communikey has got a lot in store for this 2nd annual exerperimental, sustainable, live-music and visual arts festival in Boulder. I am especially excited about the Saturday night headling performance at The Fox with:

Future Simple Project
Mr. Projectile
kiloWatts -
Thomas Fehlman
Lux Lucidus

To check out the other events happening on this weekend, go to Communikey's website for descriptions and schedules at

Kilowatts and special guests
The Fox Theater, Boulder
$20 -
9pm to 2pm

Monday, March 16, 2009

Plus + Gallery Opens New Site with new paintings by Karen McLanahan
Friday, March 13th - 6pm

2501 Larimer Street, Denver / 303.296.0927

Monday, February 23, 2009

Cafe Nuba 10 Year Anniversary Party!!

Join Cafe Nuba on Saturday, February 28th in celebrating 10 years of spoken word and music showcasing local and national talent! This not-to-be-missed event is presented by BluBlak Media at the Mercury Cafe in downtown Denver and will be hosted by the (ever) beautiful, Ashara Ekundayo - Cultural Jedi of our "fair" city.

This Saturday's party will feature spoken word performances from:
Roger Bonair-Agard (Brooklyn)
Will Evans (Columbus)
Nuba Goddesses - Lady Speech, Isis, Day Acoli
and the Slam Nuba Team

Resident DJ: S.D.
Video Arts: dBom
Live Painting: Thomas & Jay Paul Apodaca
Live Band Performance: The Reminders (CO Springs)

Mercury Cafe
2199 California, Denver
Doors: 7:30pm
Cost: $10-$15 (sliding scale)


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

CAFE NUBA "Obama is Mr. President Edition" - 1/30

It's time for another CAFE NUBA spoken word, poetry and music showcase - this one at The Crossroads Theater in 5 Points. I was just there the other night for a wonderful little night of local theater and the venue really is a great local spot - small but intimate; ready to make you wish there were a few more rows of seats in front of you for when Cafe Nuba's poets start breaking down their celebratory energy for our new President, Barack Obama!!!!! Yes, this month's show is the "OBAMA IS MR. PRESIDENT EDITION". I am DEFINTELY going to this one. Join me for a night of fierce poetic expression, relentless joy and possible anxiety about our next Presidential term. Check out the entertainment:

Sunni Patterson - New Orleans
Sabrina Gilbert - Brooklyn
Katie Wirsing - Denver
Zin - Houston
Chosen - NYC

Chair massages, Africentric vendors and vegan delights from Solar Cafe

Doors open: 8pm (16+)
Location: Crossroads Theater, 2590 Washington Street, Denver
Cost: $10

SAVE THE DATE: Cafe Nuba 10 Year Anniversary Party. February 27th