Colorado Creatives

100 Colorado Creatives: Chandler Romeo and Reed Weimer

#18: Chandler Romeo and Reed Weimer

Artists Chandler Romeo and Reed Weimer have been fixtures of the local scene since co-ops first began to pop up around 1980, building their Denver art careers first at Pirate gallery and later starting up Zip 37 just across Navajo Street. Over the years, they've also stretched their artists' lives to include community-building projects and new experiments in the co-op life, to the point of eventually buying and managing the buildings that have come to house the galleries of the insular Navajo Street Art District in northwest Denver. In addition to her work as an artist, Romeo serves on a variety of arts boards and neighborhood committees; Weimer doubles as a musician, playing guitar in retro, rootsy and more experimental solos and collaborations.

What does it take to be so many things in one place for such a long time, and still be creative -- together and apart? We asked Romeo and Weimer to share their thoughts by taking on the 100CC questionnaire as a couple; learn more from their answers, which follow.

See also: 100 Colorado Creatives: Daniel and Maruca Salazar

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
Contact: Susan Froyd