September Sugru Build night

September 29th, 2014
by Crystal

What have we been up to lately, you ask?

On Monday, September 22nd, we held a sugru tinkering party!

Folks from around the city came over to our Sugru workshop, where we had the opportunity to play with this unique, flexible, room-temperature setting polymer that is useful for fixing and creating all kinds of flexible and colorful things. 20 people came and brought their broken items and ideas and were able to try out the material in different uses. Many of us took pictures of our process, turning them into Instructables for the Instructables website, and as of today, two so far have been featured on the main page! Everyone got to walk away with a newly created or newly fixed item, and get inspiration from each other while showing their own stuff both in person and on the Instructables website. To learn more, check out our group of Instructables here!

As a reminder, if you are interested in hearing about our upcoming events, you can join our announce-only mailing list.

 

PA-Sugru Workshop-2PA-Sugru Workshop-1PA-Sugru Workshop-3PA-Sugru Workshop-4PA-Sugru Workshop-5Begin sugru stamp project

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Space Available

August 13th, 2014
by Crystal

Check us out if you are creative! If you are inspired to do you artwork but don’t have the space! If you seek an innovative and exciting artistic collaborative!

We are the Phoenix Asylum Maker/Artist Cooperative in Boulder. We are just what you need!

An eclectic creative community, the Phoenix Asylum is where you will find space and tools for your projects, along with the inspiration and encouragement that can be found when amazing artistic minds congregate!

We have space available beginning immediately, which consists of -
- 100sf (approximately) of studio space that is yours to set up as you like
- use of the communal space, with a tall overhead garage door
- use of and training on communal tools, such as welding equipment and plasma cutter

Who are we? We are a friendly coop of 15-20 maker/artists who share duties running the facilities.

The devil is in the details: Rent is $210/month, with first, last & deposit due at lease signing. Minimum 3 month lease and background check required. Extra people allowed on lease, maximum 3 people/space, for an additional fee.

Interested? Contact us at info@phoenixasylum.org!

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Change in format

August 13th, 2014
by Crystal

PA 2nd Friday 8-2012 through the hoop                 Hello Lovelies!!

Well some of you may have already heard…We are changing our format slightly.

We at the asylum want to contribute to the community in ways that have the most impact. From early on, we have opened our doors every month and invited guest artists to come and share their work with the community. As of late it has also become difficult for all of us to devote the type of energy *every* month it would take to create events that are truly spectacular. In light of this, we have decided to update our format slightly. From this day forward we will continue to open our doors on the second Friday of every month to the public for a different kind of event: to come see us working or visit with us. It may only be a few of us working, hanging out or possibly catching a flick with a member’s projector. Movie nights will be posted when available.

Here’s our bigger news: we will have special events quarterly every year! These will be big events that represent our group efforts, similar to our December art show and other bigger events. The days will not always be Fridays, but it will most likely be on a weekend evening. Stay tuned for our next planned event in October 2014.

Also, for the first time EVER, the Phoenix Asylum members will be participating in Boulder Open Studios! This spectacular celebration of Boulder’s artists is during the first two weekends of October, and we are very excited about our debut. There will be more information about this event posted as soon as it comes in.

We look forward to seeing more of you at our events, and we welcome you to come and check out what we are up to any second Friday of the year. Your friends and artists,

The Phoenix Asylum Inmates

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Calling all Artists and Performers

June 16th, 2014
by Crystal

We are looking for artists and performers to showcase their work at our upcoming Second Friday events. We do not require booth fees, hanging fees or commissions to showcase. Though we do request a donation if you do particularly well. If you or someone you know would be interested in being part of our events, please contact artists@phoenixasylum.org or for performers please contact performances@phoenixasylum.org
For performers we are currently booking for August, September, October and November.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Calling All Artists and Performers!!

April 10th, 2014
by Crystal

Currently we have a few spaces opening up in our studio. If you are interested in becoming part of an awesome art community, and having a place to create your works then check us out! Please contact info@phoenixasylum.org with inquiries about space for rent.

Calling All Artists and Performers!!

We are always looking for guest artists to show their work at our Second Friday events. Every month we open our studio doors for the public to experience what our community does. We have a wide variety of artists in our studio but are always interested in creating a space for the art community of Colorado to show their work. We love to have performance artists, musicians and talents of all sorts be a part of our Second Fridays as well. If you are interested in having a free space (for the evening) to show your work, interact with patrons and other artists please contact artists@phoenixasylum.org for more information. If you or someone you know is interested in performing at one of our events please contact performances@phoenixasylum.org to make arrangements.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (2)

Event Reminder: Up cycle Recycle Show

April 10th, 2014
by Crystal

Hello Lovelies! I hope that you all are ready for this month’s very special second Friday event. We are welcoming Laurie Dameron who will be presenting her “What can I do?” a muliti-media presentation upscaling Earth day. We will also have a few artists on hand that focus on recycling found objects, up-cycling existing objects or inventive ways of dealing with used materials. We look forward to seeing you there! Please check out Facebook page for exact details.

https://www.facebook.com/phoenixasylum

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

This World of Ours

March 24th, 2014
by Crystal

The month of April at the Phoenix Asylum come out and join us for and Upcycle, Reuse, Recycle and share the earth event. In light of the international celebration of Earth Day at the end of April, we at the Asylum would like to spotlight those artists who regularly upcycle, recycle or reuse materials in their art. As artists we all reuse ideas, but let’s see what they can do with materials they find. Several of our in-house artists regularly reuse items they find and make new and interesting art from them. Some are functional others are more decoration, but art all the same. Please check our Facebook page for more information. All events are posted on there. Come check us out! https://www.facebook.com/events/297106813778316upscale earth day

Keep an eye out for new artist Bios coming this month. We have several updates to existing artists and many more new artists to add. Come and see what we are up to.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

2nd Friday Cancellation

February 11th, 2010
by admin

Dearest Supporters of Art and the Phoenix Asylum:

Phoenix Asylum’s 2nd Fridays Art Openings are designed to provide artists and performers with a venue in which to showcase their art and to provide you, our community, with a rich artistic and creative experience. The Phoenix Asylum has a strong vision around providing this experience to a growing audience.

Which is why, with saddened hearts, we have decided to cancel this month’s Circus of Love 2nd Friday event, previously scheduled for February 12.

We have set a high bar for ourselves, and high standards sometimes come at a cost. As part of our effort to ensure that these events happen safely and legally, we have applied to the City of Boulder for a Special Events license to cover the next several 2nd Fridays events. This application triggered a property inspection that included five (!) city officials.

Given the age of our building and the types of activities that have been historically held there, we have been informed that we have some work to do to bring the space up to code for the types of activities we wish to conduct. In order to protect the long-term vision of our space and maintain a positive working relationship with the City, our strategy is to complete the work on the space before holding additional events. Suffice it to say, that we have learned from the experiences of NIMBY in San Francisco!

We sincerely apologize to you and to our artists and performers for the last minute notice. This situation came to our attention and a decision was made within the past 48 hours. Many of our artists have worked hard to prepare for this show, so we welcome any suggestions on other venues in Boulder looking for artists. We want to help make this right for the participating artists.

Keep reading for more information on what we need to accomplish in the space and how you might be able to help.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (3)

Hello World!

January 21st, 2010
by admin

Did you hear? The Phoenix Asylum is now a registered Colorado Non-Profit Organization!

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments (3)