MID Picks: Five Events Around Town

Need help sifting through the many events in our fine city? Fret not! At Modern in Denver, we celebrate the best in architecture, interiors, art, design, and people. We like to think the five events below do just that. Enjoy, and we hope to see you around town.

Design in Bloom
WHAT: Design in Bloom
WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 5-8 p.m.
WHERE: Cluster Studios, 3881 Steele Street, Denver
WHY: This festive spring celebration hosted by Modern in Denver magazine will feature a collection of inspired floral arrangements created by some of Colorado’s top architects and designers, not to mention cocktails from Leopold Bros., floral-themed bites, and a peek at the new MINI Hardtop. Celebrate at this free event with Denver’s design community.


WHAT: “Home is Where the Art is” panel and furniture launch
Tuesday, April 29, panel 4:30 p.m., reception 5:30-8 p.m.
WHERE: TOWN showroom, 601 South Broadway, Suite P, Denver
WHY: TOWN showroom will be launching the new Jiun Ho IV Furniture Collection and is sponsoring a panel, moderated by Interiors Magazine Editorial Director Michael Wolleager, called “Home is Where the Art is,” exploring how we curate the spaces we live in and what role art plays in our interior environments.


Workplace Resource
WHAT: Design the Modern Board Competition
 Wednesday, April 30, 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Herman Miller Workplace Resource Showroom, 1899 Wynkoop Street, Denver
WHY: Design the Modern Board participants will submit designs, and the winning graphic, which will appear on a snowboard, will be announced at this event featuring DJ Eric Lind, raffle prizes, refreshments by Left Hand Brewing Company and Marley Coffee, and food courtesy of Wahoo’s. The Design the Modern Board competition benefits SOS Outreach, a nonprofit organization that helps at-risk kids enjoy outdoor adventures.


CEUWHAT: Current Perspectives on Sitting
Thursday, May 1, showroom tours 4-5:30, presentation/CEU 5:30-6:30
WHERE: Artwork Network, 878 Santa Fe, Denver
WHY: Watson CEO Clif McKenzie will share academic research with his presentation, Current Perspectives on Sitting. In it, he will address the concept of “NEAT” and offer design strategies for the built environment that promote a culture of movement in the workplace. Additionally, Watson will be hosting a Pop Up Showroom on April 29, 30, and May 1.


WHAT: Huevos Rancheros Lecture Series: Artist Talk on Ulises Carrión
Thursday, May 1, reception 5:30 p.m., program 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St., Denver
WHY: Huevos Rancheros is a lecture series showcasing innovation in contemporary Mexican art, architecture, and literature. For this Artist Talk, artist Carlos Ranc (Mexico City) discusses The New Art of Making Books, the manifesto of artist Ulises Carrión. Carrión died in obscurity in Amsterdam in 1989, but was widely rediscovered in 2002 and is today considered one of Mexico’s most important conceptual artists.

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