Colorado Creatives

Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Rian Kerrane

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What's one art trend you want to see die this year?   Naming an artwork "Untitled" and "mixed media." I always want to know more about a work and how it's made.

What's your day job?   I came to Denver twelve years ago to be a professor in the Sculpture Program at the University of Colorado Denver, the most satisfying aspect of which is mentoring students to become successful creative professionals.

A mystery patron offers you unlimited funds for life. What will you do with it?   Equip a personal studio with dedicated assistants in Ireland and one in the U.S. I would alternate between isolation, travel and exhibition. A highlight would be to set up an iron/bronze foundry to share the opportunity to cast with artists. Our spring Iron Arts Festival at CU Denver is about education and an opportunity for a community to engage in the process. I'd like to offer this to a wider contingent of the community and more often. It's fun to make folks excited about art. Continue reading for more from Rian Kerrane.
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