Denver Artopia 2013
Saturday, February 23
MUSIC:WASABI DRENCH, a performance by alphabets
Visual jungle, electribe percussion, mind control, alien raptors, 700 black zip ties, sega genesis, monster energy. a performance led by alphabets' colin ward.
Chimney Choir skillfully interweaves genres resulting in a “folk meets world music sound, steeped in psychedelia." They take traditional acoustic instrumentation and mix in synthesizers, junk percussion, and plenty of vocal harmony. The band is finishing up a new album which will be released in the Spring of 2013.
DJ A-L with The B Boy Factory
Over the last decade Aaron "A-L" Ladley has earned the right to be regarded as a highly respected and recommended DJ and Producer in the Colorado music scene and beyond.
DJ Narky Stares
Lauren "Narky Stares" Zwicky has been on the Denver dance scene since the beginning of 2010. After a string of appearances providing support for acts such as DJ Sprinkles, Brenmar, JeromeLOL, and Big Freedia, and helming multiple dance nights, her monthly party DAMN GURL succeeded in garnering the Westword's award for 2012's "Best Dance Party." Narky's sets cut across genres of contemporary globe-trotting electronic dance music with a flair for the inspired, fierce, and unheard. Current, you can find Narky playing regularly around town at various bass heavy and booty inspired institutes, including her weekly party, "BOUNCE'n," at Beauty Bar.
Utilizing only a laptop and a controller, DJ Soup will whip together a feast of indie-dance-rock-electro-crunk that will leave you beggin for seconds. Westword's Best DJ Non-Traditional 2008DJ Rockstar Aaron
DJ Rockstar Aaron is anything but typical. As an open format DJ, he's known to play everything from Party Hits, Hip-Hop, Dance, Electro, Indie and more. Rockstar Aaron has played at some of the largest nightclubs and music venue's in Denver and has opened for many national touring acts such as Jeffree Star, English Beat, DEVO, Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band, DJ'ed for rock icon Cyndi Lauper, and Girl in a Coma.Promo Video:
FIERCE BAD RABBIT
Fierce Bad Rabbit blends indie rock, pop, and intricate melody into a unique mixture that has intrigued listeners for the past four years. Originating in Fort Collins, CO, the band is comprised of strong vocalists, writers, and multi-instrumentalists currently touring behind their second full-length album, "The Maestro and the Elephant." (Classification/genre: Indie Rock/Pop)
Ginger Perry, DJ
The peoples DJ is grinding hard to make her 1st Album. Look Out.
((( HEARTS IN SPACE )))
"Hearts In Space is a psych-rock band from Denver, Colorado. Conveying lush harmonies and sonic soundscapes with pop sensibility in their hooks and rhythms. Reminicent of bands such as My Bloody Valentine, The Kinks and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. They have recently opened for The Black Angels, The Crocodiles, and Lotus Plaza."
In The Whale
In The Whale is a two piece dirty rock-n-roll band that exists as an alternative to the current musical climate of too much reverb and not enough balls. Don't be fooled by the small numbers. Brace yourself.
Kevin Alves has been spinning and producing for 13 years. He has releases on Ultra Records, has remixed artists Nadia Ali, Jes, The Wanted, and countless others, he is currently one of the producers for Triad Dragons Group. Alves plans on continuing doing what he loves , music, and sharing it with others.
The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact
"The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact is a different breed of ambient/drone altogether… Few bands playing music of this style are interesting to watch when they perform live. The KCSP seems to have a knack for keeping the attention of their audiences. The form the band takes on stage is especially strange. It reminds one of a magic circle; they seem to be consciously concentrating energy inward, and driving sounds upward and outward." – Rachel Evans
Denver's most pioneering female MC and sound maven, KITTY CRIMES is the more bass heavy, subversive, and flashier incarnation of Maria Kohler (Houses, Science Partner, M and the Gems, Harpoontang). Exploring this project through rhyme, beat production, and videos that accompany, KITTY CRIMES was made to provoke questions and dancing within you.
Being lucky enough to get his first pair of 1200's at age 15 Laru Loud has been a part of DJ and cutting edge music culture for 13 years. Laru Loud Has over 19,000 views on Beatport Live
You can catch him in Denver at his newest project, Cobra Cabana, at The Living Room the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Friday of the month, playing the finest in Beat Music, Chillwave, Electronica, Downtempo, Funk, Instrumental Hip-Hop, Slo Moshun House, Nu Disco and Deep House.
Man Mantis is a producer known for building intricate, surreal live performances with bricks of samples and synthesizer. His 2011 album "Cities Without Houses" received widespread attention and lead to opening gigs for RJD2, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist. He is currently working on a new LP, due out in 2013 on Potholes Music.
Matt van Ax (Deep Space House)
Take hypnotic House beats, mix in deeply throbbing Techno, round up with heartfelt melodies, and the result is a signature Deep Space House set. The self-titled YouTube podcast started only months ago, but it has already reached number 1 in both, the Top 100 Mixes and the Top 100 DJs in the official Beatport sales charts. Matt van Ax, one half of the Deep Space House team, is sure to propel your mind into space with his deep underground music set.
Men In Burka
Men in Burka is the latest project of Kamran Khan Òthe Ramadan-Dadaist from DenverÓ who is best known for his work with indie art electronic group Modern Witch. The mind of electronic aficionado, Strange Powers and popular contemporary visual artist & fellow Modern Witch member Mario Zoots complete the trio.
Mile High Soul Club
Mile High Soul Club is America's biggest soul happening. Since 2008, MHSC has been brought to you once a month by soul daddies Tyler Jacobson, DJ Dog Boy & "Creeper" Steve, playing only the best in 60's and 70's Soul, Funk, Northern and R&B.
Safe Boating is No Accident
Safe Boating is No Accident are a three-piece rock and roll band. Their influences include the Jam, Buddy Holly, Elvis Costello, Sonic Youth, and post-modern author David Foster Wallace. "If the Black Lips blew the doors off the nascent hipster frat party genre a couple years ago, Safe Boating is No Accident is perfecting it." - Mark Sanders
Sour Boy Bitter Girl
Always under the leadership of Benjamin Buttice (songwriter, composer, and artist), Sour Boy Bitter Girl has consisted of some of the finest indie-rock musicians Colorado has to offer. Ranging from a solo, singer/songwriter act to a powerhouse-of-sound quintet, the music is as diverse as its members and influences. Benjamin's lyrics weave the figurative/metaphorical world of deserts, seas, and wolves with the strife and rebellion of the average working, loving man, that create vivid imagery in a catchy way that is chanted and screamed from the hearts of his avid wolf-army fan base. The lyrics are supported with a powerful rhythm section, heavy keys and flamboyant drumming, fantastic electric guitar and organ leads, and an impressive amount of vocal harmonizing.
Wheelchair Sports Camp
Denver's biggest smallest band
Stay Tuned (Mane Rok & DeeJay Tense)
"Well, 2013 has definitely brought a new beginning. Mane Rok & DeeJay Tense have decided to take up the name "Stay Tuned" as it is most fitting for an act who's performance is as much visual as it is impossible to not be interested in what they are doing next. Stay tuned..."
ART:Amanda Gordon Dunn
The work included in this show is about wild things. Things with paws and claws. Creatures of the night and creatures of the wild.
Andrew Orvedahl is a Denver-based comedian, writer and actor. He's funny, come have a chuckle.
APEX Movement Parkour & Freerunning
APEX Movement is the nation's top Parkour gym with locations in Englewood, Boulder, and Loveland. We offer Parkour training for all ages and levels. Additionally, our professional team of performers has been featured in movies, TV shows, commercials, and more.
Audio Visual Violence Clique
with Jeromie Dorrance, Mario Zoots and StefanB.
AVVC (Jeromie Dorrance + Mario Zoots) have been melting eyeballs at live events around denver for the past three years, mixing found video with their original style of melting, dripping and distorted neon mutations, creating a one of a kind blissed out visual club experience. Check them out at Artopia this year when they include the addition of DJ StefanB. A rising star in the Denver club scene whose eclectic mix of Deep House and Future Bass will keep you grooving till sunrise
B Boy Factory
Denver's only studio dedicated to preserving and elevating the art of Breaking (Breakdance), and honoring the traditions and culture of Hip Hop. A space for learning, building, sharing, training, and developing a grounded and healthy community.
Brittany Gould is a musician and visual artist living in Denver. Working with mostly paper she makes abstract geometric-sculptures and dimensionally cut-paper drawings reminiscent of landscapes. Musically, she makes electronic/vocal-based soundscapes under the name Married in Berdichev, and with this project she has toured nationally and internationally.
Collaborative Movement featuring Christina Sirena, Natalie Franciose & Nick Guzzardo
Collaborative Movement is a collective of artists, blending contemporary circus acts and flow art. Based here in Denver, CO, they incorporate dynamic movement, creative & graceful skill based flow to create a hypnotic performance that will inspire you to explore your authentic self. Offering Glow Shows, Japanese Silk Fans, Contact Juggling & Fire Dance.
Colorado Ballet Academy
Colorado Ballet Academy
Colorado Ballet presents Pre-Professional instructor and Dance Coordinator Stephanie Koltiska and teaching artist Samantha Sterns.
Stephanie Koltiska and Samantha Stearns will be sharing a dance for camera piece that explores the concept of home and what that really means. This work was inspired by the song entitled "Home" by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zero's. With humor, honesty and humility we unfold our own story of "Home."
Contortion by Kat and Kylie of Aerial Dance Over Denver
Aerial Dance Over Denver - Bringing joy & health through movement.
Primarily a recreational studio teaching classes, camps, & after school youth & teen programs, our instructors also prepare students for exciting careers in the up and coming field of Aerial Dance and Aerial Dance Performance.
Control Group Productions / Salon Romantik: Parlour Scenes
Control Group Productions is a platform for research into the revolutionary/transcendental potentials of form, mode, content, and aesthetics. We create live performance outside of genre strictures and traditional modes of presentation. Next up: Salon Romantik: Fear and Prophets — a multi-site outdoor performance viewed by bus tour.
Cora Vette's Technicolor Tease
Cora Vette is your burlesque hostess with the mostess! She was recently ranked #31 in the Top 50 Burlesque performers by 21st Century Burlesque. Based in Denver, Colorado, Cora Vette and the VaVaVettes are classy, classic and sometimes naughty dancers, singers, comics and ecdysiasts.
Denver Craft Ninjas
Denver Craft Ninjas host monthly craft oriented meet-ups for ladies (and lady-friendly gents)! We’re about building a community of like-minded women, staying true to the D.I.Y. spirit of play and experimentation, and sharing drinks and laughs while learning something new. Each month we learn a new skill, share treats and drinks, and make new friends. Join us for craftin’, drinkin’, laughin’, and hell raisin’!
Elena Stonaker is a multi-media artist and designer. A Colorado native, she currently bounces between coasts, leaving a trail of glitter in her wake. Her work seeks to create a magical staircase between the physical and spiritual realms.
Ellie Rusinova "Violent Red"
Ellie Rusinova works in the mediums of Art, Circus and Theatre. She paints and sculpts, travels the art festival circuit, shows in galleries, teaches Art and Theatre and creates a carnival style circus called "Cirque Voltaire" with her husband Brandan Styles, aka Dr. B. Zurk.
Eric Matelski Artist & Art Pimp!
Gamma Acosta creates amazing, larger-than-life images of people, fantasies, and tributes to soldiers and musicians, as well as abstract designs on sides of buildings, on walls, in malls, in alleys and in theaters.
Hermann West Bach In the Stairwell
Hollis + Lana
Illuminated Arts and entertainment (FIRE)
Illuminated Arts and entertainment (FIRE)
Illuminated Arts is a troupe of performers from all over Colorado. Specializing in Fire Arts, Aerial Dancing, Creative performances and L.E.D/Black Light Shows. With our love of creating a unique and different performance for every event, you will never forget this year’s Artopia presentation of a romantic Fire Duet with HollyG and Swayze.
Jaime Molina is an artist based out of Denver, Colorado. He received a BFA in printmaking from Metropolitan State University in 2003. He has shown nationally and internationally.
Jax is a Southern girl that now lives and works in Denver, Colorado. Jax received her degree in Painting from Eastern Kentucky University. She enjoys capturing the personality of each subject. Her style brings together a sense of whimsy and urban grit that makes her paintings truly unique.
Jeff Erwine has been a Denver artist for over 15 years working primarily in metal with objects rescued from a dumpster, behind a barn or from a junk pile. By welding, forging, and re-thinking a material’s purpose, he is able to unlock it's potential as art and find the inherent beauty.
Jordan is a transsexual comedienne who is transitioning this spring. Jordan produced, wrote and starred in the sketch comedy troupe Fried Nothing. She started performing stand-up comedy in Denver in 2006.
The current body of work reflects an interest in numerous subject matters, using various mediums. More recently incorporating geometric patterns. I am most interested in exploring new techniques to further push myself.
I will be showing in SF, DC, Houston, Toronto and here in Denver at Blackbook Gallery alongside a couple of my favorite artist/friends.
Kate Hoyt, electronic/digital art
Kate Drazner Hoyt is a digital media artist, researcher and scholar exploring various interactions of human consciousness and perception. She is interested in inter-sensory exploration of electronic art as a means of connecting individuals through embodied perceptions as experienced within a network.
My vimeo link: http://vimeo.com/55495821
As a trained scenic artist for film and theater, Kamla Presswalla has been painting Denver for the past fifteen years. From murals and signs on building exteriors (Tony P's chains, Ace, Post Modern, Great Divide) to furniture and sets (Denver Center, Theater Aspen, Fat Tire) to her own canvases, Kamla's work spans a variety of surfaces and could even be in your home!
Kevin O'Brien. Comedian
Kevin O’Brien is a Denver based stand-up comic. He has nearly five years of experience performing everywhere from theaters to dive bars and even parking lots on occasion. Kevin has performed at the Great American Comedy Festival, Laugh Track Comedy Festival, and Too Much Funstival. In addition to stand-up, Kevin writes sketches, essays, and complains about pop-culture for very little money.
Kristin Rand, comic
Denver comedian Kristin Rand is a force to be reckoned with, an energetic powerhouse whose career keeps growing. Her undeniable stage presence has allowed her to perform on many well-respected stages including the Gr@wlix, Ladies Laugh In and Grapes of Rad. She’s worked with stars such as Sean Patton, Andy Haynes, Ron Funches, Nikki Glaser, Rory Scovel and Thai Rivera. In addition to stand up, Kristin writes and performs sketch comedy. Kristin currently runs a monthly showcase called Delusions of Randeur which happens every third Wednesday at Beauty Bar Denver.
Kym Bloom is a local artist and the owner of Kanon Collective, a co-op in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe. Her art combines a love of retro video games with a variety of "sweet" art materials, including lollipops, Peeps and other types of candy.
Laura Babsie Gardner
Laura Babsie Gardner, (sometimes known as just 'Babs'), is a Denver based artist who uses a myriad of mediums to create her work. Drawing inspiration from mythology and folklore, she creates work that combines hand-made devotional craft with bewitching figurative illustrations. She has been known to share her work in art galleries and tattoo shops around Denver.
Laura Goldhammer's Roboctopus
Laura Goldhamer draws from a variety of purely American traditions; however, Laura’s ability to merge traditional Americana with the avant-garde, mixing inventive homemade technologies with earnest folk, is particularly noteworthy. During performances, she projects her intricately composed stop-animation films (which she has created to illustrate her song lyrics). These visuals are synced with live music delivery, as well as with an installation of her self-constructed speaker/drum/doorbell machine, affectionately named "The Roboctopus", an eight-channel robotic percussive ensemble made of speakers, drums, and doorbells.
Laura received Westword's 2010 Mastermind Award, an award that is given to 5 new recipients the night of Artopia.
Frequently, I am asked to provide an Artist's Statement. I've read innumerable statements over the course of my career, and confess that quite often they go over my head like a bullet. My work is a visual distillation of my life. If you see a bit that causes you to feel good, that is enough for me.
Lowbrow is a new type of art space, combining workshops, gallery, and supplies. Check out our workshops, have a beer at our gallery openings, pick up some inspiring books, scented markers, spray paint, or just hang out and color. At Lowbrow, everyone is an artist- no formal training required.
Lucia De Giovanni Photography
Lucia De Giovanni is an award-winning photographer and internationally known photojournalist, as well as the Founder of MYPP, Mentor a Young Photographer Program and The LOVE Project and currently freelancing with CPA, the Colorado Press Association.
Markham "Shitty Kitten" Maes
I paint and draw all the pieces of the world that I can see and remember. I flatten out chaotic abstractions of layered, crowded and buried matter, and time; covering surfaces with a fevered attempt to hold still a perception of reality which is infinitely changing and overwhelmingly numerous.
Mike Graves has been arting FOREVER. He is a painter, illustrator, screenprinter and a custom toy designer. Mike has shown his collective works in Hawaii, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Brooklyn ,Phoenix, Chicago,Australia and numerous galleries in Colorado.
Moxie Stunts Aerial
Moxie Stunts Aerial specializes in dynamic and innovative aerial acts. Born and raised in Denver, Monnya Silver has performed all over the world as a freelance performer, the Slavic sisters with her sister Alexandra and the band Devotchka and also with the equestrian company Big Horse Productions. She and is exited to bring her latest and greatest bag of tricks back home.
Mudra Dance Studio
Mudra Dance Studio, a nonprofit organization, is intent on the celebration and promotion of Diversity though the Universal Language of DANCE & MUSIC through the classical Indian dance form of “Kathak” - story telling, along with contemporary & folk dances from India. The studio has a yearlong school for students of all ages, as well as a professional performing company.
My Teenage Angst
Real Journals...Real People...Real Funny!
Did you keep a journal when you were a teenager? Do you still have them? Would you read them into a microphone in front of an audience? Real Journals Real People Real Funny!
When not ceremoniously re-watching Zardoz and "mind spelunking" Nate Balding tells jokes. He's performed on the Grawlix, Too Much Funstival, Laughtrack Comedy Fest and has had a drink thrown at him twice at the Squire open mic. He used to have a really cool leather jacket.
Nix Bros. Headphone Comedy Screening Room
Denver filmmakers Adam and Evan Nix have worked with many of Denver's funniest including The Grawlix, The Fine Gentlemen's Club, T.J. Miller and more. Their faux-german disco band Total Ghost has played scores of live shows around town, and has gained some international recognition for their tongue-in-cheek music videos and albums. And as directors of Denver's Laugh Track Comedy Festival they have championed the local comedy scene.
Open Media Foundation
Orange Peel Moses
George Peele, known in certain circles as Orange peel moses, makes his living dancing on stilts, playing with words—as Music Editor for 303 Magazine—and delivering Custom Singing Telegrams. Comedy music and anatomically correct citrus sculptures are among his other specialties. Peele studied writing, music and performing arts at CU Boulder and currently resides in the Mile High club of Denver, Colorado.
Rebecca Tillett is a risk-taker who just quit her 9-5 graphic design day job to pursue her photography full-time. Since then, she waivers constantly between feeling confident and overly-optimistic to panicky while battling cold sweats. She lives in the beautiful state of Colorado with her husband and two feisty cats. Tillett has participated in many collaborative shows internationally as well as been fortunate enough to have a few solo exhibitions; her last being at the Mondo Bizzarro Gallery in Rome in 2010.
Raw Russ, the co-owner of the fresh and budding Elm and Oak record label that has it's headquarters and flagship store located in Boulder, Colorado. Raw Russ has been integral in the introduction of new music to the colorado scene. Mixing various styles from hip-hop to dub-step, and electro-house to fresh moombahton. There is no doubt this will make you dance. Drawing upon over a decade and a half of DJ/Producer experience Raw Russ continues to incite crowds to get unruly in the rawest form.
Rocky Mountain Rollergirls
Colorado's original flat track roller derby league, and home to Season 22 The Amazing Race competitors, Fiona Grapple and Triple Shot Misto.
The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls is Colorado’s original flat-track derby league. Founded in 2004, RMRG has four home teams – The Sugar Kill Gang, The Red Ridin’ Hoods, The Dooms Daisies, and the United States Pummeling Service — and three travel teams – 5280 Fight Club, The Contenders, and Project Mayhem.
Markham "Shitty Kitten" Maes
Markham Shitty Kitten Maes has become one of the top contemporary artists in this region. Screen printer by day, artist by night, Markham kicks out more high integrity original artwork than virtually any other young artist working in Colorado. Shitty’s style is a mash up between figurative character illustration and graffiti inspired typography.
Slam Nuba is an award-winning performance poetry event based in Denver, CO. Originated in 2006, Slam Nuba has become a collective of many of the nation's highest-ranked slam poets. Slam Nuba's collective of artists performs poetry throughout the nation, as well as presenting workshops, featured poets, open mics, and poetry slams the first and last Monday of every month at Crossroads Theater in the Historic Five Points District.
"Statue Chick " by Carrie Turrentine
Carrie Turrentine has been delighting audiences with her living statue (a form of Mime art) here in Denver. Performing mostly on the 16th mall, Statuechick surprises and amazes passers by. Wearing an elaborate costume and silver makeup, she stands still. Often, people walk right by having no idea that her statue is a real person, but human curiosity being what it is, most people take a second look and it is then that the statue gives a little smile and a wave!
Sven Joregensen's Gazing Gargoyles
The Fine Gentlemans Club
The Fine Gentlemans Club
including: Bobby Crane, Chris Charpentier, Nathan Lund, and Sam Tallent.
The Fine Gentleman's Club is a stand-up comedy collective based right here in Denver, Colorado. Bobby Crane, Chris Charpentier, Nathan Lund, and Sam Tallent produce the weekly comedy show Too Much Fun, named "the thing to do on Wednesday nights" by the Denver Post. Also, they rule!
The Kwiatkowski Press
The Kwiatkowski Press specializes in propaganda, street art and fine art done on traffic cones. The medium is similar to a woodcut or linocut but called a conecut.
I am quite possibly the most famous sticker mosaic artist in the solar system. It takes a million calories to produce one masterpiece. Produce art, produce art, produce art.
Timmi Lasley can be seen on almost every stage around town. And the ones she hasn't graced yet? You can bet you will be seeing her there soon. She's been a guest on some of Denver's comedy staples: Kevin O'Brien's Arguments and Grievances, Kristin Rand's Delusions of Randuer, and the 2 yr Anniversary of The Fine Gentleman's TOO MUCH FUN! She spent this past year writing and performing with Ladyface - an all female sketch comedy group. And she just took over hosting duties for the open mic at El Charrito. You can catch her there every Thrusday at 10pm.
Tiny Riots is dance and performance art by Katie Anhalt and Taylor Bratches. We create mysteries and leave them unsolved. We value authenticity, spontaneity, and risk taking.Our art is a silent nod between two strangers, a brief look that means complete understanding. Our art is for you.Video: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4693582451148
Tom Mazzullo, artist
Tom Mazzullo's art is contemporary drawing done in the delicate technique of silverpoint. He shows all over the United States, and has drawings in major museum collections. He teaches at the University of Denver, and is represented by Gildar Gallery in Denver.
Valerie Savarie, artist
Creating art from forgotten objects and misplaced memories, Valerie Savarie flourishes in the mixed media realm. Known for her altered book art which incorporates string, objects and ethereal characters, she also creates paintings using cattle markers, ink and acrylics, as well as assemblages from found objects, book parts and imagination.
As a child I worked alongside my father in the garage as he restored cars. I never learned too much about car restoration but I learned how to use tools. My mother painted still-lifes and volunteered in a program called Art Appreciation. She would go to all the preschool classes and talk about art. This is how my work came to be, from their influence.
My work means different things to different people. I enjoy hearing a variety of interpretations. For many years I built light boxes and exhibited primarily abstract photography. I also incorporated the abstract images into video art pieces. I liked the work but I am anxious to clean the slate and begin again.
I am now interested in exploring the next phase, which relates in many ways to the present time and my current interests in cubism. I want to explore stenciled collaged and printed abstraction but, at the same time, reference distinctively urban environments based on my travels, and in many cases are based on my own photography. I love getting my hands dirty again and incorporating my love for woodworking and traditional modernism. Ideally the work will feel timeless. I love when people say a piece reminds them of graffiti and 1920s Italian graphic design techniques. That seems to be in line with what I am trying to achieve. Making my work more available, and affordable is also a new focus. I wish to make additions, so that I might share my work with a wider audience, such as online communities. I’m excited to see this new direction progress.
Zombicatures by Stan Yan
Stan Yan is a cartoonist and comic instructor based in Denver. Despite being known for his zombie caricature work, Stan's only published zombie story was "Vincent Price Presents #33" (BlueWater Productions). His work has also been featured in the Westword. You can find out more about Stan at squidworks.com/Stan.