CultureHaus makes up the coolest community in Colorado.
Get to know your fellow art lovers as we put the spotlight on a different member each month.
Where can we find you? (on the internet or in the real world)
I’m online at @bbp3 and @ohheycreative, and in real life I’m probably at Stanley Marketplace, or one of the other projects I work on via my company, Oh Hey Creative. We help open food halls and help tell the world about local small businesses.
Tell us about your favorite CultureHaus event(s) you’ve been to?
This is a tough question! I’m a big fan of our annual signature event. I love that it’s an elevated after-hours experience in the museum, with so many unique activations based on that year’s featured exhibition. And I love having an excuse to don a tux in Denver. At the same time, I’ve had some really special moments at InHaus events, which are smaller and much more intimate, a tour of an exhibition often with the person who curated it. It’s hard to beat walking through the Jeffrey Gibson exhibition with John Lukavic, or experiencing Dior with Florence Müller and only two dozen other people.
What is your most memorable experience or exhibit at the Denver Art Museum?
Denver’s a great city for art! I love attending as many art-focused pop-ups and events as possible, and I try to see all the exhibitions at DAM. I’m lucky that we host art collaborations at Stanley Marketplace pretty much all the time.
What is your favorite way to experience art in Denver?
This is too hard! Jaime Molina and Pedro Barrios, Noelle Phares, Shara Oliman, Thomas Evans (aka Detour), Ally Grimm, Pat Milbery, Johnny DeFeo, Ramon Bonilla. I could go on and on. I love what Koko Bayer is doing with her Hope hearts right now. There are so many incredible working artists in Denver!
Do you have a favorite local artist? What is your favorite piece or exhibit from them?
Most of the original art I own was purchased at our annual Stanley Arts Festival, and I bought each of those pieces because I loved the work but also because I got to hear firsthand from the artist about how and why they created it. I have so much respect for anyone who’s dedicated their life to creating art, so my favorite art experiences usually involve talking with artists about their work. More specifically, watching Lonnie Hanzon bring the immersive Camp Christmas to life last year was astounding.
What are you reading, listening to, or watching right now? Or what are you working on?
Right now I am working on CARNE y ARENA, an incredible virtual reality experience by Academy Award-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu that just opened in The Hangar at Stanley. It is powerful and beautiful and honestly I wish every adult in America would see it. I’ve been listening to “Saint Cloud” by Waxahatchee a lot lately. And I read all the time, a book or two a week. Just started Memorial by Bryan Washington, and I’ll read the new Jess Walter novel after that.
What is an unusual habit or unique thing that you love?
Is Ms. Pac-Man unusual? I love Ms. Pac-Man!
Why would you recommend CultureHaus?
When I moved to Denver in August 2015, I made my first friends by getting involved with CultureHaus and attending CultureHaus events. It’s a great way to get connected to the arts around Denver and to meet other arts-minded people.