TEMPLE TATTLE – How To Make a Monster

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How to Make a Monster 

Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Featuring PlatteForum Resident Artist Katy Batsel and ArtLab Intern Mixi Bautista

When Gritty the Philadelphia Flyer’s bright orange ice hockey mascot was co-opted by the Antifa movement, Denver-based fiber and performance artist Katy Batsel took inspiration to build on her existing roster of monster puppets to create a queer identity movement of her own. Join us for a one-night discussion in which North High School student and PlatteForum ArtLab intern Mixi Bautista interviews Batsel on the inspiration for her monsters, and how she builds on the existing history of puppets to create protest art. End the evening with a hands-on demo on how to make your own monster, and on what movement that yours will stand.


Our artists have juicy secrets that they want to share with you…
Introducing Temple Tattle, PlatteForum’s third annual offering, in which we pair-up creatives from The Temple with the rabble-rousing change agents of our great city to show how we can make socially just communities through art. Our creatives present varying approaches in art and culture, on how to create an equitable society by challenging injustice and valuing diversity.
PlatteForum is proud to be the anchor agency of The Temple, a contemporary artists’ haven in the River North Art District of Denver, home to more than 30 professional artists and creative businesses.

To learn about past and upcoming Temple Tattle presentations, click HERE.

All talks are free and open to the public.
Generously supported by the Bonfils Stanton Foundation

image credit: PlatteForum Resident Artist Katy Batsel with Squidney and Strike Cat by photographer Richard Romero