“Keep it Glassy” Art Show at Meadowlark & MegaFauna

They say that the purpose of art is to invoke an emotional response. If this is the case, it takes a special type of art to invoke a melee. This past July Mike McGinley approached me about hanging an impromptu show featuring his latest and greatest pop and flash art etched on glass. No promotion, no advanced notice. Within two days every piece was purchased. The mob reached such a frenzy at one point, I was up a ladder trying to hang a piece and customers were bidding and buying before the piece could get properly leveled. Such has been my experience with Mike McGinley and his art etched on window and glass panes.

December 7 at Meadowlark & MegaFauna, Mike McGinley aims to add to a new and fun-filled show presenting one-of-a-kind pop-art etched on glass with, “Keep it Glassy”.

Mike will be presenting all original interpretations of pop influenced imagery and his own creations of flash and street culture, just above the curb. Each piece will be displayed on resourced and upcycled window pane and modified doors with glass installations. Each sized properly to fit a large wall as a series OR individually for the downtown or loft crowd. There are some surprises in play for the show, including LED retro-fitted and back-lit pieces.

Boulder-based Evo Hemp of Hemp Health, Inc., will be in attendance passing health-filled hemp bar samples and cool schwag. DJ Viking Sound Machine will be in the house pushing beats and other audible treats. J Audrey Hair Studio will be offering discount cards for their in-house hair studio. As always the MF Cafe will be selling locally roasted Novo Coffee, Rocky Mountain Sodas, sandwiches by local deli’s and Mom’s famous baked treats.

Keep it Glassy 6 PM-10PM at MegaFauna and continue Keeping it Glassy until midnight in Meadowlark at 2701 Larimer in the North Larimer neighborhood of Greater Five Points.


Pedestrian Cafe Opens at 2701 Larimer, Denver

Local Coffee, Neighborhood Flavor, Conscious Fare
MegaFauna has opened it’s walls and love for the local to a new curated cafe. Located at 2701 Larimer St (just above the Meadowlark, on the corner of 27th and Larimer). The MF Cafe will feature a new local coffee each month along with consciously curated selections of Colorado’s best on-the-go snacks, baked goods, sandwiches and occasional farmers markets.

Fun things to expect from the MF Cafe are delicious hot coffee & a cold mate bar, Evo Hemp Bars & Rocky Mountain Sodas, sandwiches provided by a local deli, late night / walk up window service for bar goers, and monthly events to sample the new brews; featuring local singer & songwriter acts.

“We were really aiming for the sweet spot on service with this concept,” says MegaFauna Manager and in-house Barista, Rae Mc, “…Not too many selections that our guests were slowed down, but enough that their appetite was satiated and their beverage needs were properly met; without charging ridiculous prices. We didn’t want to become another one of those places that charges $4 for a cup of coffee you had to pour yourself. Instead we charge half that, give the access to the guest and let them decide if they want to hangout or be on their way.”

As far as future plans for the store, Rae states, “We really are focused on nailing down the basics of this concept first, get the neighborhood what they have been asking for, in terms of basics,  then there are plans for patio seating and dressing things up later. We want to continue to provide the North Larimer and Greater Five Points area being the space for locally curated space for art, apparel, products and services.”

MF Cafe is OPEN DAILY 10AM to 9PM

Late Night / Walk Up Service Monday, Thursday-Saturday 9PM to bar close!