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Local artist Moe Gram and current PlatteForum Resident Artist Jessica Forrestal will come together to get real about working with ArtLab interns at this very special Temple Tattle. Situated at Oz Architecture—the home of the new mural by Moe and our ArtLab interns—this month’s rabble-rousing conversation is less Temple and more Tattle.
For this creative pair up, we’re getting the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work with a group of civically-engaged, social justice warriors to create something that not only speaks to their communities, but accurately reflects each artist as well.
To kick off the evening, Moe and Jessica will share a little bit about their personal practices and how they each view arts impact on our community. Jessica will dive into what it was like to work with the ArtLab interns for her installation, “Mechanical Voids,” and Moe will talk about how the interns helped develop the concept behind their CRUSH Walls mural.
A Q&A will close out the night where audience members are encouraged to engage with both the artists and the interns.
About Moe Gram
Mariah Sherman Graham, known in the Denver art community as Moe Gram, is a local artist, designer and owner of the fine art brand Moe Gram Art & Lifestyle, LLC. Born and raised in southern California, Moe Gram’s life became heavily influenced by hip hop culture and urban LA Street Art. These memories and exposure to cultural diversity are huge inspirations for works by Gram. In 2014 she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a special focus Studio Fine Art and a minor in Cultural Studies from California State University Bakersfield. The summer of 2014 led to the unexpected opportunity to move to Denver, Colorado and work in the Lower Downtown Denver Arts District. For more about Moe, visit her website here.
About Jessica Forrestal
Jessica holds a MFA in Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, a MA in Art and Design from University of Northern Colorado and a BA in Art from Colorado State University. Jessica recently concluded an artist residency and drawing installation at the Children’s Museum of Denver. She has participated in group and solo shows in Brooklyn, New York and in the Denver area. For more about Jessica, visit her website here.