Arts and Culture

Denver arts: Twelve people to watch in 2014

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Fashion Design Center Denver

There's really a team of people working to make the Fashion Design Center a reality, and for the local fashion community, it's a big deal. When it officially opens later this year, the center will provide studio space and small-run production opportunities for local designers looking to expand the scope of their lines on a national level. Designers Lisa Ramsfjord Elstun, Tricia Hoke, April Hoy and Stephanie Ohnmacht are all playing key roles in bringing this missing link to fruition, along with participation from big names like Mondo Guerra; in essence, the FDCD will act as Denver's garment district, bringing industry and new possibilities to the local scene.

Bruce Price

2013 was a year of changes for artist Bruce Price, who saw his work on the walls of the Denver Art Museum and in a solo at Emmanuel Gallery, but also parted ways with the Rocky Mountain School of Art + Design, where he taught, and Plus Gallery, where he'd been a gallery artist for several years. So it's the freedom of new horizons for Price, an established artist who still has places to go, that interests us in 2014. This is the year Price gets to do things his way, for better or worse.

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