You may never create a masterpiece worthy of hanging, but the Denver Art Museum is giving you the chance to help create something that could be displayed in the facility next year. On Friday, November 8, DAM will host "Meet Here: An Evening of Untitled Idea Brewing and Creative Criss-Cross," a brainstorming event where the community can help curate the DAM's 2014 Untitled series.
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"This is our annual brainstorming night to plan for the 2014 season of Untitled," says Jaime Kopke, manager of adult and college programs at the museum. "Each Untitled program is produced in collaboration with community creatives, who help lead everything from workshops and demos to performances and detours."
At last year's Meet Here, close to 300 people -- artists, chefs, writers, architects, musicians and many others -- came together to plan the 2013 Untitled series that only recently wrapped up. The discussion resulted in some very creative collaborations. "When brainstorming for (Turf) last year, someone mentioned a possible connection to Astroturf and mini-golf," says Kopke. "We immediately thought of Andrew Novick, and who better to design a golf course at the museum? Andrew created a three-hole putt-putt course at (Turf), with obstacles inspired by works in the modern and contemporary art collection."
Each Untitled includes a handful of participatory activities, giving Meet Here planners plenty to play with. Some past participants will be on hand at Meet Here to serve up stories about their experiences; the museum will be serving the snacks.
"We hope Meet Here is also a good way for local creatives to connect with one another," says Kopke. "We want people to see the DAM as an active resource in their creative lives, and making connections is a big part of that. We would love for every activity at Untitled to come from the creative community. The more ideas, the better: Bring it on, Denver!"
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"Meet Here: An Evening of Untitled Idea Brewing and Creative Criss-Cross" will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 8, in Ponti Hall of the North Building at the Denver Art Museum, 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway. Reservations are required; make them here.