Paint The Town Red

If you've ever wondered what it takes to work with spray paint and stencils like the street artists who paint murals and graffiti -- both legally and illegally -- then check out Graffiti and Martinis tonight at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.

Amanda Marie Ploegsma, a Colorado artist whose first museum show, Purity & Credence, is now on display at BMoCA, will be on hand to demonstrate her technique and work with anyone aspiring to be the next Banksy. And participants won't have to take it to the streets, since they'll be cutting stencils, applying wheat paste and learning basic spray-painting techniques all with a martini in hand: BMoCA will be serving 303 Vodka martinis and cosmos, wine and beer; one drink is included with admission.

"Street art has been something that has inspired artists for a while now. Having that one-on-one experience for people will be invaluable," says museum education director Shannon Crothers. "It will be like an art party, similar to an art gallery opening."

The event runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and Ploegsma's thirty-minute demonstration starts at 6:45. Tickets are $8 for members and $15 for non-members; BMoCA is at 1750 13th Street in Boulder. Go to or call 303-443-2122 for information.
Thu., Nov. 17, 6:30-9 p.m., 2011


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