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Art Curation by Hey Hue seen at Civic Center Park/Capitol City Park, Denver - Narrative Landscape
Image credit: Artwork by Theresa Clowes, Photography by Third Dune Productions, @thirdduneproductions
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Narrative Landscape

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This site-specific textile installation by Theresa Clowes celebrates the 100-year anniversary of Civic Center’s Greek Theater. Clowes found inspiration in the City Beautiful Movement, the Theater’s Turkey Creek sandstone structure, its Allen Tupper True murals, and the Park’s iconic place as the nucleus of Denver’s civic life. Each layer represents a quarter century of time and pays homage to Colorado’s landscape. Clowes incorporated quotes from Denver’s mayors, painted leaves collected from the Park, bottle caps symbolizing the craft beer movement, and clouds suggesting the state’s big sky into the design. The abstract, meditative installation invites viewers to slow down, look closely, and stay awhile.

Commissioned by Civic Center Conservancy for Art in the Park 2019 and sponsored by Xcel Energy Foundation with advisory support from Denver Parks & Recreation and Denver Arts & Venues

Curated in collaboration with Castle Searcy

Installation assistance from Drew Austin and Katie Kruger

Documentation by Third Dune Productions

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Exceptional art for those on a beer budget with champagne taste

Hey Hue is a new, experimental art agency based in Denver, CO created to promote artist entrepreneurship and art collecting. With a focus on affordability, Hey Hue democratizes the art buying experience by making original art accessible. It also provides artists with new and supplemental revenue streams to support their art practices and increase their collector bases. Hey Hue is dedicated to expanding opportunities for artists, increasing arts participation, and creating unique, irresistible arts experiences.

Hey Hue is a play on words. Hue is a homonym of you; therefore Hey Hue sounds and functions like hey, you.

Hey Hue is a mash up of ideas inspired by local artists. Synthesizing concepts from Jonathan Saiz’s Blue Chipped, an art vending machine dispensing $20 2” square paintings, and John DeFeo and Arielle Meyers’s Party Art Truck, a mobile art event space, founder Deanne Gertner created an adaptable pop-up model focused on making art accessible and affordable to fill a gap in Denver’s art scene.

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