Monday, December 20, 2010

holiday spirit

Dutifully, I made these drawings for some of our holiday cards this year.  I'm especially in love with the snow bunnies.  If you want to see these up close, click on the image for an enlargement in a new window.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

urban yoga

I practice yoga.  I am also a designer - of clothing no less.  I find yoga clothing to be wonderfully functional, however scripted and often more athletic than I desire.  When I'm headed to yoga, I'm not headed to "work out," but I'm headed to a place and time where I hope to practice the alignment of both my physical and mental states.  To me, it's just different than working out.

Lately, when I get ready for Yoga, I put on my snug-fitting, not-going-to-tangle-my-half-bind top and pants.  Then I query my closet for the outer layer just for wearing on the way to/from the yoga studio and usually I find the assortment of hoodies and jackets that I wear running, riding my bike, and to work out...  not really the yoga attitude I'm looking for.  Granted, who cares?  Well, I do.  I'm a designer of clothing, I want to look like the person I want to be in the world, and I think by dressing in certain ways, we "look the part" and therefore, feel the part. 

I should also add, that I live in an urban environment and I want the style of my yoga clothing to correlate with a more urban look.  Does this just mean using gray fabric and minimalist detailing?  Maybe, maybe not.  I think that's my opinion.  So, I do hope that other urban yogis might agree!  Here I present the urban yoga jacket made from terry-faced gray fleece (soft as sheep on the inside!). 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

circle skirt party skirt

 This is the new black party skirt available at the Yes Please More Pop-up store (Denver Pavilions Mall on 16th St. Denver). 

Complete with a tulle underskirt for added loft, this circle skirt is the perfect twirl.  The high waist accentuated by a smart ruffle makes for go-to party-wear. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

jump jump

Dear friends out there, 
I made this jumper to layer over sweaters, collared shirts, t-shirts, you name it.  It's a versatile jumper with a bit more room in the fit and a bit of adjustability to qualify as play-clothes.  Mind you, the denim's super crisp, so however playful this jumper can be, it's sharp.  You can pick up this piece at the Yes Please More store at the Denver Pavilions, 16th St. and Glenarm Pl.  I can hardly let go of it - I love it for myself! 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Urban CO jacket

Selling like hot cakes at the Yes Please More Pop Up Store, 16th Mall Denver Pavilions!       Check. It. Out.

Wool/Synthetic blend woven outer with a bright yellow lining.

news worthy

Congratulations to Yes Please More, to all the designers and artists, and especially to Samuel Schimek and Brian Corrigan (Yes Please More's founders and daily hard-workers)!  Denver, this store is your chance to see and support your own contemporary designers and artists.  Not only do WE think so, the city does too - Yes Please More won one of ten Mayor John Hickenlooper's 2010 Design Awards!  

I hope you will visit the store in it's current location on the 16th St. Mall in the Denver Pavilion's shopping mall.  The store is located on the 2nd floor of the North end.  Because this store is a Pop-Up store, it's location will change every 3-5 months.  This location will be in place through January.  Keep in touch with Yes Please More via their website: and blog

"YesPleaseMore means we want to see more creativity, more energy and really enliven the creative economy here in Colorado," co-founder Samuel Schimek said.  Who doesn't want to be a part of this?  

Furthermore, there's a grant program for creative entrepreneurs:
I won one...  it's a great way to get some good exposure and of course, if your proposal is picked, a good jump start for one's design work! 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

NEW Yes Please More Store

New Pop-Up Store!  Opening this Friday at the Denver Pavilions on the 16th St. Mall.  On the 2nd floor across from Express and Forever 21, this location is loaded with gorgeous goods by ONLY colorado designers and artists!!

Don't miss the launch party for the new location this FRIDAY, October 8th featuring all new designed goods, sweet beats, lovely confections, and the people who get it.  Be those people.

I'm proud to introduce 2 new dresses, a new jacket, a new clutch/folio and new necklaces as Hol Sum's contribution to the store!  Exclusively available at the Pop-Up store, I hope you'll try something on!

Also, Hol Sum got the Yes Please More Creative Entrepreneurial Grant for which you all voted so fervently!  As promised, eco-sensitive and sustainable fabrics will make their debut as part of Hol Sum's next additions to the Pop-Up store later this Fall!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

felt, always dear.

HAND/EYE magazine has regular articles about some of my favorite media.  The publication usually has a rich depiction of a process or medium via multiple articles/perspectives.  This particular article is about Marjolein Dallinga, felt artist under the name Bloomfelt, who works with Cirque de Soleil to create costumes and related elements.  It's clear from the photo slide show that she also creates felt art installations and works for the static stage.  I recommend viewing the slide show of Marjolein Dallinga's work that accompanies the article (click on this post's title to link to the article).

Felt is certainly one of my favorite art and design mediums.  Everything from industrial grade, sometimes rock hard, tough felt to the paper thin, gauze that the animal hair can aspire to.

More articles on felt at HAND/EYE's site and even MORE in their print editions.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

September 1st

On display at Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art yesterday.  Spectacles in and outside the building - I think this is probably a nice addition to the current exhibition - Energy Effects.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

one week

One week, at the end of August 2010, this happened:

Christian framed my artwork.
I presented Hol Sum at Pecha Kucha Night #11!
My bicycle was stolen.
I commissioned a new dress with Kelsey.
McCall and I made awesome progress in new Hol Sum clothing for Fall and Winter.
My drawing, CMYK 2 was accepted for the Denver Modernism show and won honorable mention!

 And now... a recovery Saturday morning with Christian, coffee, french toast and whipped cream.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


 Most of the time, I don't like the taste of art about Barbies and/or the female "body image paradox" (you know, when we want to be thin and lithe and pretty but we don't want to cave into the OCD beauty struggle that sometimes plainly conflicts with natural woman-ness).  However, this piece by Maria Gil Ulldemolins strikes another chord of thinking. 

The current renewed feminine interest into traditional hand crafts such as knitting and needle point addresses another aspect of womanhood.  More women want to take ownership of these traditionally feminine skills.  Moreover, artistas worldwide are using the "hand craft" as art media.  There is a simple message when putting age old media to use for contemporary female identity themes - there is history in our present condition. 

Maria's Cross Stitch Barbie crosses our conflicting ideas of the ideal woman.  She addresses more than the physical shape of us by calling out the historically feminine mode in us.
Of course, there's more to this piece that addresses many girls' desire to take apart and often destroy their barbies.  I'll leave my comments for the conflicted identity department, but read Maria's own article, Man, I Feel Like a Woman at HAND/EYE magazine's website.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

sneaker couture

Ms. Yoakum with "Goddess Tara" sneaker (photo from NYT)

"Amanda Yoakum paints on sneakers."  The un-traditional medium started with a gift for her boyfriend and has now become her couture practice.  See the whole article at the New York Times site.  Cheers to Amanda for keeping her work commission based. 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pecha Kucha Night Denver #11

As Part of YesPleaseMore Pop Up Store's Summer Camp closing party, Pecha Kucha presentations for Artists, Designers, Architects is going down at sun down.  I'll be presenting Hol Sum along with other designers/artists in Denver represented by YesPleaseMore. 

So, plan to be at the Denver Pavilions on Wednesday, Aug. 25 for an 8:30 show start!  Before Pecha Kucha begins, be sure to arrive early enough to celebrate all the great designers represented by YesPleaseMore!  There will be activities, actors, exciting new products and, and...  IT'S ALL FREE!   So, come have fun! 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

wedding details

 I'm making my wedding dress.

There, I said it.  It's officially happening. 
I've been in a hesitant mode for weeks as I imagine the dress in my mind and imagine it again.
It's true blue.
Taffeta, Dupioni (blue monotone)
The fabric is awesome, as you can see bits here. 
This is the collar - a sculptural neck piece designed to complement the dress without being part of it.  Inspired by the artist Karrie Hovey's Garden Grows project and informed by Grace Stanton's fashion intelligentsia, the collar comes to life as of today! 

Monday, August 2, 2010

amazing resource

I've been reading a densely informative blog (blog collection) addressing the eco-sensitive fabric/textile issue I mention in my grant proposal:

find it here:  Organic Clothing Blogs

In looking into just what eco sensitive fabrics to use if I receive the grant money (and even if I don't!), Michael provides great clarity around textile production of all kinds (ie:  cotton, hemp, silk, bamboo, etc.).

I hope you'll check out this blog if the topic interests you in the least. 

I'm tuned into Bamboo fabrics as they have a similar drape and sheen to silk and are derived from such an easily grown plant! 

Monday, July 12, 2010

Dependence Upon Initial Conditions : photo-documentation!

Please take a minute to view these beautiful photographs by Ståle Veipe documenting the dance production, Dependence Upon Initial Conditions.  This performance was absolutely as stunnning as these photos imply!  I hope you'll consider attending future performances by Louder Than Words Dance Theatre.  I intend to continue working as their costume (and sometimes set - see stretchy white fabric!) designer! 

What a smashing success!!

rights to ALL PHOTOS owned by Ståle Veipe and Louder Than Words Dance Theatre.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I need your vote! ...every day!

I've applied for a starter grant from YES PLEASE MORE, a local company supporting the Denver creative economy by offering free co-working space, workshops and starter grants for creative entreprenuers.

I've submitted my request for the $500 starter grant in order to purchase eco-sensitive fabrics in a larger quantity because I want to grow into the local retail fashion market.  I want to make this move environmentally sustainable!

Please go to YES PLEASE MORE and register to vote for hol sum.  Believe it or not,  you can vote every day, and every hour if you want to!  I want you to! 

please remove your shoes

Have you seen videos by Patrick Boivin?

highly recommended!  The video I pasted here is an hilarious commentary on the hoops we jump through at airports these days.  So, I guess it could be worse...  

Monday, June 28, 2010


HAND/EYE magazine is new(ish) and I just found them.  Thank you to facebook ads.
This is an extraordinarily world conscious, eco-sustainability sensitive, artisan and modern craft magazine and I'm excited to find it!  I recommend a read - you can read most of their articles on their site  Grammatical errors aside, I enjoyed discovering some new designers and art/design initiatives by well known and unknown designers in the fashion, industrial design, and art worlds!  I may even buy the print version!

more please

I do wish I could see this performance! 
I recommend that when you have the opportunity to see a choreographer do a performance art work,  you go.    please go. 
I'm not a choreographer, nor a performance artist (not really), nor a dancer, but having worked closely with them, my appreciation is wide and long. 
Please read this NYTimes article about Rob List
I know it's heady... but awesome!  That's all I'll say about that. 
Rob's site is here.

Monday, June 7, 2010

dear Deborah

This is for whom the gray dress was lovingly made!
Thanks Mark and Deb!

This dress fits Deb like a charm (so the pictures say) and I'm glad to see it!  A cross country commission is as difficult as designing with one eye open and the other closed.  Not to say it wasn't worth it!

Dependence Upon Initial Conditions : production in motion

Lately I've been working in fabric more than ever before...  The costumes for Louder Than Words Dance Theatre's latest show, Dependence Upon Initial Conditions have occupied my best energies for weeks and weeks!  As of last Friday, the show is finally open, and it is sensational!  I'm more than grateful for the chance to work with Chris Harris, Whit Ryan, and Lacey Erb and the accomplished, beautiful dancers of the LTW company.

Please note that there are still tickets available for this awesome production.  Friday June 11 and Saturday, June 12, 7:45pm (doors) at the Newman Center's Byron Theater, DU campus, Denver, CO. 
Please visit for information and tickets.

I made all of the costumes (with a little help from Chris's Mom) as well as the major set piece for act one of the show.  That piece, we called "big white" is what I'd like to speak of here.  Let it be known that I could not have achieved this on my own and for this, I have great gratitude toward the dancers and designers of this show.

This piece was inspired by the work of my friend, the artist Ana B. Hernandez (currently based out of Philadelphia).  On two occasions she has done a performance piece using stretched white fabric over a surface under which she performs a series of physical emotional experiences.  Progressing through expressions of confusion, curiosity, frustration, anger, exhaustion, and finally relief and acceptance, Ana's performance was deeply moving to me.  I felt a need for her to emerge completely from the fabric and reveal her identity to the audience.  I wanted her to discover us, and I felt she may find a moment of love and compassion from us if she could see us and connect with us.  I certainly felt compassionate for her various states of emotion.

So, when the Louder Than Words crew offered me the opportunity to make costumes AND take the costumes a step (or many steps) further than clothing as we know it, Ana's performance re-emerged in my thoughts.  This was the opportunity to create the under fabric to above fabric experience and expression (replace the word "fabric" with "water" and that sentence seems more logical).  If I may make the connection to the story of the mermaid connecting with what and who are above the ocean's surface, that moment of emerging and discovering is quite powerful.

The fabric set covers half of the stage - approximately 1300 square feet - and has clothing elements sewn into it (shirts, pants, gloves).  Dancers begin under the fabric and gradually discover the clothing elements (Audience discovers the clothing elements here too - at first, the garments are indefinite penetrations).  First pushing themselves into the clothing and emerging above the surface and then realizing the limitations and abilities created by wearing the entire set, the dancers push, pull, are slung by and swallowed by the expanse of white.  At first there is a sense of frenetic elation upon discovering the surface.  This is followed by a realization of grace and organization within the parameters of the set as costume.  Finally, the second half of the stage, perpendicularly touched by ceiling height black, fabric bands, is populated by dancers free from the "under" condition.  These dancers move freely and powerfully, leaping and lunging across the floor.  The dancers in white respond with great energy, and the whole stage is balanced as we may understand land and ocean to be.

There is certainly more to say about costumes for this production, but I believe I will limit this post to Act one.

Again, I offer great thanks to and admiration for Choreographer and dancer, Chris Harris;  Production manager and theater technician, Whit Ryan; Theatre and lighting technician, Lacy Erb;  Music designer, Matt Morgan and the dancers: 

Julie Anderson, Kelsey Franco, Lauren Keiscome, Lindsay Pepple, Meredith Black, Mimi Ferrie, Natasha Day, Page Jenkins, Victoria Spangler, Yael Japha, and Ying Zhu.

You are all beautiful.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

new MILK in the works

Back to reusing recyclables, the plastic milk jugs find new forms for a projected August show in Denver.  See January blog posts for images of the original MILK light installation at Hooked on Colfax Cafe.  This next show will use the milk jug's translucent material in a variety of lighting pieces intended to fill the show space.  Right now, I'm working out various "chandelier" interpretations.  Below, the first successful of my efforts.  A compact fluorescent bulb seems the best choice, if we all assume they actually are better for the environment.  However, I may go with a larger, translucent, white, globe shaped bulb if only to avoid the hot spot. 

By the way, this is our kitchenette.  This past March, we moved into a charming house and this daytime sun-soak is one of my favorite places in our space.  For the time being, the MILK light perks up the space in the evenings as well.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dependence Upon Initial Conditions

Please see below the press release for the newest Louder Than Words Dancetheatre production: Dependence Upon Initial Conditions!  We are full of excitement for this Summer's production and we hope you'll come discover why. 

Louder Than Words Dancetheatre
dependence upon initial conditions

Louder Than Words Dancetheatre knows that art can be fun, smart, sexy, entertaining and edifying all at once as they take center stage with dependence upon initial conditions, at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, June 4 - 12 in the Byron Theatre in DU’s Newman Center, 2344 East Iliff Avenue, Denver. Tickets are $22 General Admission; $17 Student\seniors and available at the Newman Center Box Office Mon - Fri 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling 303-871-7720, on line at or by contacting

With dependence upon initial conditions, the LTW Design Team led by Artistic Director and Choreographer Chris Harris puts color, music and fabric front and center in three acts. 

In Act I, The Undersecretary of Understanding”, the dancers utilize a 1300 sq. ft fabric set piece as both set and costume while the other half the stage is peopled by dancers moving more and less freely through the space

Act II, The Soundkeeper, brings in Music and Music Theory including the beautifully languid Legato, a polyrhythmic piece inspired by Steve Reich’s clapping music; and an original composition performed live by Matthew E. Morgan. 

“Chroma”, Act III, delves into an exploration of additive and subtractive color theory with an interactive collaboration between lighting and costumes.  As dancers move in and out of light, the audience gets to experience traditional color wheels in new and fascinating ways. The Design Team specifically uses the lighting in the way an artist mixes paints, challenging the way our eyes deal with the spectrum of light using the dancers’ costumes as the pallet and the space itself as the canvas.

dependence upon initial conditions is a modern and jazz based dance production inspired by allowing elements of design to become their own characters within in the dance while maintaining high levels of technique and artistic relevance.

As in their June, 2009 show Tensigrity, this show is presented in the round with all three levels of the Byron Theatre open for seating.  The audience is encouraged to change seats between acts and to view the dance from different heights and visual perspectives.

Chris Harris, Artistic Director and Choreographer, was born in Denver and has a BFA in Dance from the University of Colorado and a second degree in Architecture. She is currently an Artist in Residence at the Denver School of the Arts; and on the faculty of Dance Kaleidoscope and A Living Arts Centre. She has choreographed for local theaters; been a guest lecturer at The Arts Institute of Colorado and CSU; designed many websites; and is a co-director of the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop, the Assistant Artistic Director of Interweave Dancetheatre and the Artistic Director/Choreographer Colorado Youth Dance Theatre in Denver.

Rounding out the LTW Design Team are Whit Ryan, Co-founder and Executive Director, who holds a BA in Technical Theatre from CU Boulder; Lighting Designer Lacey Erb, currently a Technical Director at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder and a Guest Artist at the Denver School of the Arts, Matthew Morgan, Technical Director, Sound Designer and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver and newest addition, Costume Designer studio and textile artist Rebecca Peebles .

Louder Than Words Dancetheatre
Dependence Upon Initial Conditions
June 4 -12
Fri. & Sat. @ 8 p.m.
Byron Theatre located in DU’s Newman Center, 2344 East Iliff Avenue
Tickets: $22 General Admission; $17 Student\seniors
Newman Center Box Office Mon - Fri 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More information at, or 720-949-4480

Saturday, May 8, 2010

interviews with artists

William Furlong, an English artist, realized during his early career that artists' concerns and perspectives were too valuable  to the art community to go unheard.  "(In)"Speaking of Art," a conceptual artist named William Furlong offers a sampling of interviews from Audio Arts, a "magazine" composed solely of cassette recordings of interviews with artists he found interesting.   

See the article on the New York Times website.

You can hear many hours from over the years of interviews by Furlong at Tate Britian's archives online.  The Tate Museum presents these interviews as the world's largest collection of artist's voices. 

I also think it's worth a few minutes to listen to these tiny NYTimes interviews with artists:  LINK

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

meditation script

This is the beginning of Meditation Script.  A series of mark making.  Each mark, viewed one at a time, one after the other, repeating a pattern of watching so as to bring the mind to one sustained consciousness.  This is to practice contemplation of only the simplest term in order to relieve the mind of life's cacophony and make space in one's being.

Coinciding with my static work in meditative mark making, this is a dynamic script for sustained, repeated action - that is meditation.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

lots of white fabric

My sewing machine and I spent the day surrounded by white fabric.  I've been making this huge piece for Louder Than Words Dance Theater's June show at the Newman Center's Byron Theater.  This piece acts as set and costume.  Clothing half the stage in white fabric under which the dancers perform.

Today I attached to the large piece, pants and shirts made from the same fabric.  The idea is, performers arrive at the clothing elements from under the fabric, find the shirt or pants or gloves, and push into the clothing through to the surface.  Wearing the clothing elements changes the effects performers can have on the fabric piece at large.   Also added to the piece, a tube running the length of the perimeter.  Yards and yards of sewn length.... very time consuming. 

Nonetheless, I did have a Sunday break with my friends.  Christian, Michael and Fil made a picnic to enjoy on our back lawn - the first picnic of 2010! 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

one of my favorite things

 While in Barcelona last Fall, one of my favorite things to find was graffiti.  The city is rife with artful graffiti and bold, sometimes clever, placement of such.  I took as many photos as there was graffiti where I went, but the city's collection was far more expansive than my tourista legs were walking.  Barcelona's visual identity was and is powerfully vibrant and distinctive while in colorful graphic flux.  I imagine the city has it's issues with vandalism, but it has learned to embrace the ever-present street arts as it's own.  Today, International Design Network's (IdN) facebook post brought this to my attention: ART BRUT : A Tribute to the Barcelona Graffiti Scene.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

J. Albers & K. Price

Reading about Josef Albers (1888-1976) and Ken Price (b.1935) now showing in SoHo at the Brooke Alexander Gallery, I remember again one of my favorite artists of all time....  Apparently Albers was and is a great inspiration to another (and many others, I suppose).  The juxtaposition of these artists' works is as much complementary as it is one-stemming-from-another. 

"The passion for the inexhaustible possibilities of color is the strongest link here, but the profusion of dots to be connected, of shared interests, inspirations and references, is close to mind boggling." -Roberta Smith, New York Times, 3.18.2010

To read more, please follow the link to the New York Times Article by R. Smith:  Bauhaus Meets Venice Beach

Thursday, March 18, 2010

ill iterate

ILL iterate media,  Denver.  Please take a minute to see this rich, dense collection of good hard (art)work.  So glad ILL is in my town.  Submit art, design, and writing....

I'm into one of their blog posts on the Denver paper fashion show this week including a short history of origami.  This Gorilla and other photos re-inspire the origami in me.

In physical (not cyber) space,
ILLiterate can be visited at the address:

82 S. Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80209

at these times:
11am - 7pm
Tuesday - Sunday

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


 "Give my your tired your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
Emma Lazarus, 1883, exerpt from "The New Colossus"

Before the new year, I worked with Chris, Whit and Lacey of Louder Than Words Dance Theater to design a portion of costumes for their January production, Shift.  That was a load of good, hard work, loved by all involved!  Please take a look at the costumes from that performance on this flickr photostream:

For the show's costumes, I consulted with choreographer, Chris Harris and technical designers Lacey Erb and Whit Ryan.  I also had the honor of designing and fabricating costumes (seen in photo at right and at top) for a segment of the show entitled Mourning Grace.  The tops are screen-printed with phrases from the song, "This Land" and the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty, "The New Colossus."  Shift addressed our ways of shifting our thoughts - thereby challenging one's understanding of the general American identity, gender expression, sex, violence and peace. 
Furthermore, viewers became more than viewers as the spatial experience of a dance performance changed from audience-seated to audience-amid-performance.  Standing among powerfully graceful and athletic dancers of this contemporary dance group, one is immediately face to face with some odd and sometimes offensive realities of American tradition and character.  It was a pleasure to work with this crew, and I look forward to our next collaboration.  

Next up, a large, LARGE dancer-interactive fabric installation...  Coming early June 2010!

Photos copyright Staale Veipe

Monday, February 22, 2010


completion phase!  Here we see the final of the winter dress commissioned by dear Kristan Vaughn!  Kristan, this is a message to you that I'm taking your dress (hostage? no, keeping it.) with no intention of holding up my end of the commission deal...  I'm too in love with this piece to pass it on to you.  As a matter of fact, this may be the most satisfied I've ever felt with a finished couture piece!  Sorry sister....

OK, ok, not really...  I'll be the honest lady that I want to be and sell you this dress as promised.  I'm so lucky to be able to to wear it and photograph it and ...use the pattern to make my very own winter dress!  Only a few changes along the way and really, no notable hang ups after making the mock up jacket (see left).  But seriously, in terms of garment design (draped pattern based on the above drawing and Kristan's measurements) and construction, this is quite a success! 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

moving this week

Packing up the apartment and moving a few neighborhoods East, we're shifting home again...  Here are a few photographs of notable moments in the apartment where we lived this year.  Ciao 1302 Columbine.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

M I L K on tour

This Friday and Saturday, M I L K takes a trip over to 425 Lincoln Ave. Denver, to show as part of the event Pathways: To The SourceWith the focus to initiate a dialog about the critical issues facing our society, and how we, as artists, can facilitate change. Art, Music, and People : thematically linked by our need to constructively and creatively recognize and care for our natural resources and fragile ecosystems.  M I L K uses recycled materials and represents a simple but powerful way that re-used material can transform into art media.

The weekend begins with an opening event in the Gallery (upstairs) on Friday from 6pm to 12am with DJs and a bar.  (M I L K's two parts are situated one behind the DJs' rig and one behind the bar, facing each other across the gallery's width.) On Saturday, the gallery is open from noon until 8pm.  From 10pm to 4am on Saturday(Sunday), the Party starts downstairs with live art, live dancing and live music (meanwhile, visitors can take a private tour of the gallery).