Street Art Ink: From The Body To The Wall Runway Show
- Thu, Oct 25, 2018
- 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM (MST)
Stephen Brackett was born and raised in Denver, Colorado where he regularly interfaces between the music/arts, grassroots movements, and education sectors. As a member of Flobots, he is also a co-founder of the NOENEMIES project, which works within communities to explore the power of protest music, and Youth On Record, a Denver organization that today hosts a state-of-the-art Youth Media Studio and serves at-risk youths with music programs, for-credit classes, and more. Stephen finds bliss in tricksterism, giant toppling, spitting hot fire and clawhammer banjo. He is constantly provoked by Ephesians 6:12.
A 45-year veteran photographer, Richard worked at Mattel Toys in the 1970's, shooting photos of products for packaging, catalogs and slideshows for Toy Fair. Since 1980 he was invited to join the staff at UCLA's Museum of Cultural History quickly specializing in museum artifacts and costumes. Richard continues to work for galleries and private collectors from around the globe. Richard's love of travel and adventure has taken him worldwide in search of great imagery to be published in coffee table books and dive as well as outdoor industry published in coffee table books and dive as well as outdoor industry publication. He worked at UCLA's Museum Of Cultural History for 10 years, and in that time was published in magazines and coffee table books from Abrahms, Readers Digest General Books, Smithmark, Friedman Fairfax, Thames & Hudson, Rizzoli, Princeton University Press and Yale University Press, as well as art history books from Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich and magazines that include Smithsonian, Natural History and National Geographic. Included in his photographic repertoire is the is the exotic world of tattooing. In his own words, "I love photographing the amazing culture and lifestyle of the people with in the world of Tattoo". It all began in the 1987 with a museum Book project entitled The Mark of Civilizations, he was invited to join the National Tattoo Association and has since been their official photographer. He was the first photographer chosen in 1991's inauguration of the magazine International Tattoo Art, ('91-'03) and has been published in Tattoo Magazine. Skin & Ink and numerous book projects on the subject of Tattoo. He is a regular contributing writer and photographer at Tattoo Life Magazine based in Milan, Italy. Richard received his masters degree in publication design from California Institute of the Arts with the emphasis on photography and its reproductive processes. His membership in the photo community include that NPPA & ASMP.
Seymon Gurule aka UcSepia
Female artist/urban muralist and fashion designer Seymon Gurule AKA Uc Sepia is best known for her graffiti style depicting fun, free spirited and seductive in nature girl characters called ozjuahzians, whom live in a made up fantasy world. Her characters are very distinctive in appearance with their colored striped nylons, white face's, long spider lashes and pink color around the eyes they represent the many different personalities in society, and possess human/animalistic qualities and titles such as Queens, Warriors and Guardians.
Sandi Calistro is a painter and tattoo artist in Denver, Colorado. Her style has a dreamy illustration quality to it, with an emphasis on the human relationship to nature. Her interest in making art started as early as she can remember and took on a recognizable style when she discovered manga and anime in high school. Her art became more focused on the female form with exaggerated features. Her preferred medium is acrylic on wood. After moving to Denver from New England she started working on a larger scale, completing a handful of murals in the city.
Every piece of work from Casey Kawaguchi stands tall. Inspired by Japanese culture, his pieces are precisely spray-painted to preserve their hand-drawn quality. His approach balances both design and composition, taking advantage of bold colors on black and white works to create striking contrasts. Casey has become the subject of a documentary titled "Mastery", which dives deep into his creative process and philosophy.
Join Colorado henna artist Paige Mason for an evening of fun with the ancient art of henna! Also known as mehndi, this beautiful artform has been used for thousands of years to celebrate social gatherings and special moments in time. Relish a bit of “me time” in fellowship with the community as you dive into the creative flow and enjoy a bonding beauty session! Paige has been practicing henna for 7+ years under the name “Temple Belly Henna”. She makes her own natural henna paste which is 100% organic, safe for the skin and guaranteed to stain.
This Denver DJ can make wallflowers get up and dance. Always providing a vibe that can be felt by all, Stevie has a style that encompasses funk, dance, hiphop, electronic, and latin sounds with a little bit of soul mixed throughout.
This event benefits Minds Matter. Please consider donating extra after your purchase.
Join us for a runway show featuring body art tattoos inspired by the exhibit and photography of LA artist Richard Todd.
One night only! The all inclusive price will include:
- special guest emcee Flobots Stephen Brackett with DJ Stevie
- photographer Richard Todd
- fashion designer Seymon Gurule aka UcSepia
- 13 local models with full and partial tattoos
- featuring visuals by Denver Film Society
- meet and greet with local artists Sandi Calistro and Casey Kawaguchi
- talk with local tattoo artists about custom designs
- live performance by Queenz of Hip Hop
- shopping opportunities available from local artists and fashion designer
- food truck by Taco Block for purchase
- specialty drink by Bulleit Bourbon for purchase