VIDEO RELEASE “Create. Inspire. Evolve. MegaFauna 2.0″

We begin with the end in mind. To realize our dreams we must live the life we seek. To provide the lifestyle we want for our friends, our family, and ourselves. To keep our peace of mind. To Create. To Inspire. To Evolve.

 

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If the trying times of the past decade have given us anything it has illuminated the cause and effect  offered by a failing capitalistic, credit driven structure, an indifferent government and the unsustainable business practice of big business. It has enlightened the awareness of our “spending power” as consumers , and how we fund through omission or commission the degradation of the environment, and the neglect of basic human rights that we take for granted in the bubble of the United States. We have sacrificed the civil liberties of those people in countries less fortunate to save a buck, in order to sew together the illusion of success with convenient possessions… things. But these steps are not set in stone, our habits not uncontrolled, our mindset not driven by necessity but by choice. We have a choice to begin to make decisions, daily, to reincorporate the worldly effect of our actions. And the choice begins within each of us.

At MegaFauna we have taken dramatic steps to grow the operation of creative design, print production, cut and sew and retail facilities. These steps are directly targeted to impress upon the consumer consciousness the importance of sharing in this fight together to live freely and independently. We started with the idea that we are not like the MegaFauna species of the past. We are aware of our actions, we control these actions and their effect unlike any other species or civilization in the history of the world. We are all MegaFauna and it is our fight together.

We offer a more localized experience offering Made in USA, Made in Colorado design and products that benefit directly the Country, The State, The City, The community and the artists who strive daily just to offer a more sustainable consumer path. This path enable growth for themselves and in turn ripples the consumer cycle back into the community. The structure at MegaFauna supports these artists directly and provides a platform to create and complete the cycle of consumption; driving forward the evolution of art, apparel and local design management through an indiscriminate range of products and services. We offer this because this is what we believe in, it is who we are. We live, thru feast and famine, by this method to sustain ourselves and our families. With this hope thru and concerted action we ask active participation from you who have the power to support local creativity and all of its offerings.

Thank you for supporting local creativity and the community of creators wherever you may live.

Join MegaFauna Daily Monday thru Saturday 11AM to 9PM, Sundays until 7pm.

 

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Things to do in the neighborhood March 4 – March 10

Monday: Here’s the Best of what’s poppin on our side of town tonight according to our friends at The Marquee and KGNU Community Radio

Battle of the Bands at the Marquis Theatre
Atomic Reactor at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
The Night Beats at Larimer Lounge
Smoove recorded classic jazz while you get styled by J Audrey Hair Studio at Megafauna

++ Don’t forget to vote MegaFauna as Denver Westword Best of RiNo Boutique 2013 at www.westword.com

Tuesday: RiNo Membership Social this Tuesday!

Let’s get together! Questions about membership or how to get involved in the RiNo Art District? Come see what we’re up to and meet other people and businesses in the district.

Please join us for our RiNo Membership Social!
Tuesday, March, 5th from 5:30-7:30pm
Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery
3200 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80206

FREE Pizza compliments of the Walnut Room and the first 40 people get a FREE glass of Infinite Monkey Theorm Wine! Cash bar. Please feel free to pass the word about the social to your neighbors.
For more information on Membership please visit our web site at http://www.rivernorthart.com/membership/

+Jacuzzihidive at Larimer Lounge
+The Air I Breathe at Marquis Theater Denver
Wednesday:WAY BACK WHENsday 15% OFF ALL VINTAGE. VINTAGE REDESIGN, Vintage TOUR TEES, Vintage Trucker Caps, Vintage Snow wear. Hundreds of locally consigned goods. Join your neighbors for the happiest hour in vintage apparel in Denver. BUY SELL TRADE. 9AM to 9PM

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Second Saturday: March 9th, 7-11PM
It’s a MF Art Show with the Extraordinary Work of Cody Kuehl | 2701 Larimer

Also Open on Second Saturday in Rino:

Wazee Union | Lucky Dog Art Show A MaxFund Fund Raiser Event

Studios @ Walnut Workshop | 3525 Walnut Street

Trace Gallery | Permanence|Decay Opening | 3700 Franklin

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Sunday: Vinyl Revival –
The perfect way to close out the weekend. Get your vinyl fix before Monday sneeks up on you.

Bring your favorite albums or sit back and enjoy what we’ve go spinnin’. Either way fill your soul with the joy only wax can provide
SUNDAY SIDEWALK SALE! 20% OFF select ART + Tees + HOODIES + Totes + Backpacks + Vintage + NEW & USED & ALL LOCAL everywhere!

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Westword: Art and Culture: It’s a MF Art Show

 

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By Moon Light Speed, at MegaFauna.

John McCaskill of the Upper Larimer boutique/gallery MegaFauna got his start at Derailed Ink, a screen-printing business, and printed work — more specifically, exquisitely crafted band posters — is still one of his passions as a retailer. No surprise, then, that McCaskill has chosen to showcase posters and artists in the first of what he expects to be a yearlong, traveling series of It’s a MF Art Show exhibitions featuring different aspects of MegaFauna’s creative stock.

See also:
– Best RiNo Boutique – 2012: MegaFauna
– Art for the people: MegaFauna comes to roost at the Meadowlark

-Susan Froyd

 

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Christopher Shaw, Whiskeyfoot Prints.

“The goal of these shows is to open the public’s opinion of art to include more than just visual arts; accessories, apparel, design, music, performance pieces all encompass the range we embrace as ‘art’ at MegaFauna,” McCaskill says. “We hope this brings more awareness toward art and, of course, helps garner support for independent creatives everywhere.”

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John Vogl

A dozen local artists, including both new and established faces, will offer unique and affordable graphics representing local and global acts alike. The show kicks off with a party from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, January 10 at MegaFauna and the adjacent Meadowlark; food, drink and music will be part of the package. Posters will then remain on view at both locations through the month of January.

For more information visit the Facebook event page; learn more about MegaFauna at the website.

Find information on hundreds of other arts and entertainment events in our online Calendar.

To keep up with the Froyd’s eye-view of arts and culture in Denver, “like” my fan page on Facebook.

 

 

 

Band Poster Paradise… It’s a MF Art Show

Show your Mile High love for music and art the entire month of January at MegaFauna & Meadowlark 2701 Larimer 80205pts

Band Poster aficionados will rejoice at the sight of Tour Posters and musical propaganda from past & present.

Join dozens of local musicians, designers, artists, and even some of us regular non-talented types who just enjoy a nice piece hanging on a wall.

Food and Drink and Music to make you dance will be provided.

See you there…and then

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“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.

 

Denver RAW Artists presents RADIATE on August 23rd

Here’s info on our upcoming show next Thursday with graphic attached:

Denver RAW Artists presents RADIATE on August 23rd featuring 20+ artists including:

 

Art:
Lauren Anthony
Tim Tindle
Earl Chuvarsky
Collin Kilty
Bas Hollander
Christy Lynne Harris
Color Labs Design
Art by Melinda
Adam Rhodes
Gabriel Smith
Evendesign
Christian Usera
Alex Artista

Music:
Andy Palmer
Devinh

Photography:
Luna Moon
RED ARMY ARTS
Tyler Seielstad
Katie Keighin Photography

Film:
AESeiler

Conari Arts

 

RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists.

Our mission is to provide independent artists of all creative genres, with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. RAW educates emerging artists through seminars, workshops and insight to further the knowledge of their industry.

 

August 23rd @ Casselman’s Bar & Venue

Ages 18+
Fashionable Attire
Tickets are $10 online at www.rawartists.org/denver/radiate
$15 at the door

 

For more information, please contact  denver@rawartists.org

RAW Ima give it to ya

MegaFauna is very proud to announce a unique promotion partnership with RAW:Denver.
RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists. RAW hosts events monthly highlighting the talent, creativity, and independent artistic capabilities here in Denver and across the nation.

The RAW mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity.
For artist tools go here – – – – ->www.RAWartists.org

RAW welcomes all genres of art including independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstylists, makeup artists and more.
RAW currently operates in 54 cities across the United States and counting …

MegaFauna is looking forward to providing merchandising, management and marketing opportunities to the RAW network going forward.  For more information on joining the RAW Artist network contact Giulia.

Giulia Pecone
RAW: Denver Showcase Director
RAW: natural born artists
We Dig the Underground
giulia@RAWartists.org
ph. 303.775.4543
A NATIONWIDE ORGANIZATION
July 19th, 2012 @ Casselman’s

CO-OP Album Release July 26

MegaFauna is proud to sponsor the July 26th album release for Colorado Operations; an event at Hi-Dive (7 South Broadway).

This event will feature LOCAL talent from our very own Colorado Streets. Starting with the much anticipated mix tape release from Colorado Operations. Also bringing to the stage Talent Among Us, and MergerBoyz. Bringing you the threads of the night will be local designers from MegaFauna (2701 Larimer-5points), Aaron Blaze with Retroed Fresh, and more to be announced.

We are teaming up with Mile-HImusic, Gains Media, and additional parties to promote and capture the night! It is a dress to impress event- our photographer will be on sight to shoot all the fresh entertainment of the evening.

As per all the involvement of this event we are thankful to all of the love and support in chasing the dream of our street voices being heard. With all this talent in a collective night of Fashion, Art, and Music our FAM grows stronger, continuing to bring truth and inspiration to the Colorado streets.

Celebrate Art & Society

It’s Third Friday, you’ve got a job and you have plenty of shit you could be doing, but where to begin for something fun, diverse and enjoyable whilst giving back to the social stream of consciousness?

Third Friday in Denver has been growing in favor with many locals as a “safe” alternative to the ruckus found at First Friday on Santa Fe’s art maul. The third Friday of the month has opened up galleries and studio spaces to share countless events and workshop events. Denver Art Society, for example, has continued to develop this weekly appreciation of art through performances, music and visual presentations.
Stop into 734 Santa Fe and check out all of the wonderful Denver Art Society member’s art and jam to some local tunes. Jazz project Sybil Vane will be performing from 7-9pm in the main gallery.

MegaFauna will be hosting a pop-up at 734 Santa Fe featuring local designers and new visual art pieces for your eye balls to wander and your brain to ponder. Local favorites John Vogl, Robert Bell and Joe Triscari will be presented. New MF addition Corey Merritt will be on display as well with his well received limited run acrylic “Equal Rights for Wookiewok Couples”.

Adding to the bountiful and diverse weekend-long festivities are Gay on Santa Fay, PrideFest and Juneteenth at Santa Fe, Civic Center park and Five Points, respectively.

Gay on Santa Fay runs June 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. in Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe. For more information, visit www.gayonsantafay.com.

The 2012 Juneteenth, historical cultural event will feature five major components: Arts & Culture, Youth & Education Enrichment, Main Stage & Feature Performance, Food & Beverages, and Sunday Church Service & Gospel Concert. The festival will benefit four community organizations, The Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers & Scientists, Byrne Urban Scholars, Men Who Care, and Ameribill-job training; all education enrichment organizations located in Denver designed to promote higher education accessibility and equality, job readiness skills need to become a self-sufficient contributing member of society while reinforcing the value of a healthy family dynamic in the long term sustainability of their efforts. The Juneteenth event runs Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16 at locations around the Greater Five Points neighborhoods.

For more information on Juneteenth please visit http://juneteenthmusicfestival.com/

Be sure to visit our flagship location at 2701 Larimer, in Greater Five Points, for the latest in Denver’s best independent art, design, fashion, jewelry and products. Open daily 11-9.

ROCK THE GOTHIC DEBUTS CALIFORNIA METAL BAND RIVEN

FILMED FOR HOLLYWOOD MUSIC TV

5 Bands, 3 DJ’s & 3 Designers To Grace Famous Gothic Stage for 1st Annual Rock The Gothic May 4th

Who:

Riven (featuring members Motograter) | No 1 Left Standing | A Vast Eclipse | From Slaves to Kings | Your Own Medicine | DJ Johnny Gear | DJ Flexx | DJ Phabric8 RocKandie Entertainment | Megafauana | Hollywood Music TV | Illustrious Productions | Mile High Underground | Bad Kittie Salon | Outlaw Clothing | Ruckus Apparel | Lucky 13 Tattoo

What:

ROCK THE GOTHIC “Sexy Rock|Dirty Beats” California’s Riven, produced by Ahrue Lustesr of Il Nino and featuring former members of famed metal band Motograter are debuting their new band in Denver at the 1st Annual Rock the Gothic. They will be joined by KBPI Best Band in Denver No 1 Left Standing (music video shoot), A Vast Eclipse, From Slaves to Kings & Your Own Medicine. DJ Johnny Gear, DJ Flexx, DJ Phabric8 will be spinning dub step sounds between sets. Fashion show by RocKandie, Megafauna, Ruckus Apparel & Outlaw Clothing will be spun live by DJ Johnny Gear and will feature one of the biggest productions Denver has ever seen-for the very 1st time the Gothic is extending the stage with a runway!

When:

TONIGHT! Friday, May 4th Doors: 7PM Show: 8PM

Where:

The Gothic Theatre 3263 S Broadway

Why:

Filmed for Hollywood Music TV, streamed live by Mile High Underground, this will be one of the most unique and highly produced shows the local Denver music scene has every put out. A full night of rock music, fashion and DJ’s!