Find Colorado Musicians exhibiting work at Meow Wolf Denver

Old Denver

What is Old Denver?! Here it’s a trio of longtime Denver artists, designers, musicians, makers Andrew Novick, Robert Ayala and Pamela Webb. Novick is known for his antics as lead singer of cult favorite Colorado band Warlock Pinchers and Webb may have played taiko for Itchy-O – the band are so mysterious, we can’t be sure. The creative collective has recreated panels from formerly beloved Denver establishments that are now part of the backdrop as you stroll through parts of Convergence Station. Their existence is a nod to those who are originally from the city or know the folklore behind such beloved institutions like the “Cinder Alley” of Cinderella City, where in the 1980s all the cool kids hung out in the sub. – floor near the arcade while they were at the famous shopping arcade; or Muddy’s late night coffeeshop and Celebrity Sports Center to name a few others.

Photo by Alisha Sweeney

Reed fox

Reed fox who is a multidisciplinary artist and musician, perhaps better known as takeoff, and behind the extraordinary Moon Magnet art house, has composed a fascinating installation titled “Ruptured Time”. This is a cozy and colorful space by artist collective The Church of Many, led by Andrea Thurber, who hopes the room will inspire by taking a moment to remember the good times of family life. Inspired by Thurber’s grief over watching a family member suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, there are looping home videos to paint some of his memories, and Fox also includes samples of them in the play’s score.

Photo by Kennedy Cottrell

Wheelchair sports camp

Kalyn Heffernan from Wheelchair sports camp, along with teammate Gregg Ziemba, brings the “Wheelchair Space Kitchen” time portal to life with numerous found objects to create the ultimate 1970s dream kitchen suitable for Denver’s tallest little rapper! Both artists are first and foremost musicians, but their DIY philosophy and the creation of sets for music videos and live shows have led them to this colorful, exciting and 100% accessible collaboration. Heffernan explains how important it was for the exhibition to include people with disabilities.

The group brought sound to the room, and every artifact you can see in the kitchen has significance. You might even notice a vintage relic of our old namesake “OpenAir” on the fridge. There’s also a TV screen with a loop of footage dedicated to the memory of cult musician Wesley Willis that was directed by local filmmakers Kim Shively and Chris Bagley. Bagley filmed Heffernan for a possible documentary.

It should be added that prior to the construction of Meow Wolf their community engagement team spent time in town talking to residents to ensure they were fairly represented and that is why most four floors of the structure are accessible to the ADA. Danika Padilla, Senior Director of Social Impact, said the idea is that everyone can see themselves reflected in the exhibit.

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