Visual Arts

Waking Art: James André Paints His Lucid Dreams

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"I've lived in thirteen different cities in ten years, and I wanted to go somewhere I could start an art career," says André of his recent move. His marketing manager was the one who ultimately sold him on Denver and this city's growing art scene. By day, André manages a restaurant. After putting in nine or ten hours there, he rushes home to paint and dream and paint again. "As soon as I get home I paint until I fall asleep; I don't have time for anything else right now," he explains.

André's company, L.U.C.i.i.D., formed with two other friends, can be summed up with six words: Loving, unique, creations, intelligently, interactively and designed. The artist, his business manager and his marketing manager work together to get André's stuff into the public eye. DJ Glassy -- "A great guy you want to be around creatively," says André -- has recently teamed up with the L.U.C.i.i.D. trio, and André says his team is looking for "very, very, very unique artists" with the goal of "building a small and creative group."

You can see André's work at the MacSpa, which is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and by appointment Saturday. For more information, go to André's website or Facebook page.

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Jamie Siebrase is a Denver-based freelance writer, and author of the forthcoming Falcon Guide Hiking Wth Kids, Colorado: 52 Great Hikes for Families.
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