Colorado Creatives

100 Colorado Creatives: Artist and Westword Artopia star Valerie Savarie

#92: Valerie Savarie A storyteller through her art, Valerie Savarie uses the physical manifestation of stories -- books -- as an integral part of her process. The Zip 37 member's work is often small in scale because hardbacks are her chosen medium, but her ideas are hardly limited; among the paper cut-outs, the artist incorporates varying textures, colors and shapes.

A participant in Westword's Artopia 2013 coming up this Saturday, February 23, in the Golden Triangle, Savarie talked to us about her format and who in the community most inspires her as one of our 100 Colorado Creatives.

See also: - Event: Artopia 2013 - 100 Colorado Creatives: Onus Spears - Reed Weimer talks new work, gallery drama and the birth of Navajo Street Art District

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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