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Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Alvin Gregorio and Petra Sertic

#56: Alvin Gregorio and Petra Sertic

Petra Sertic is a curator with more than fifty exhibitions under her belt; Alvin Gregorio is an artist and CU professor whose own exhibitions have circled the globe. Together, they founded Launch Pad in 2012, a flexible forum bringing together artists and art-loving audiences together in public and private spaces. Last summer's Launch Pad 002 gathered more than forty artists together to create outdoor works -- installation to performance-based and everywhere in between -- on private property in the Boulder foothills; currently, they are putting the finishing touches on the mysterious Launch Pad 003: Secrets and Herbs, and looking forward to their fourth project in the coming year. We asked the world-wise pair what makes them tick; keep reading for their answers to the 100CC questionnaire.

See also: Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Dmitri Obergfell

If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?

Alvin Gregorio: G Scott Dreger, an old friend who has an amazing depth of skills and knowledge. He was trained as an artist, but went on to pursue other interests. We started working together about a decade ago and weren't able to get much off the ground. We are at a very similar place in our lives right now, so it would be interesting to see what we would produce.

Petra Sertic: I'm already working with him. Alvin is the most supportive and inspiring friend and collaborator I could hope for. I learn so much just from observing the way he interacts with people, especially his students at CU Boulder.

In my enough-of-the-art-world moments, I have a vision of running a small but exquisite knitted wool fashion label with my grandmother in Croatia. I remember being hypnotized from watching her spinning wool when I was a little girl. We'd have our own sheep and would design a line of fine natural wool sweaters and things. All hand-knitted, of course. Maybe Jill Desmond would like to join in, and we'd have showrooms in Dublin and Düsseldorf.

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