Biographic

Denver artist & creative thinker Katie Taft has curated an exhibition for Abecedarian Gallery that focuses on one of her primary interests: stories about people. Taft invited 20 artists fro throughout the US to select and interview a person of their choice, perhaps famous, locally famous o not at all famous, a person known beforehand or not. The style of interview and the questions aske were left entirely up to the invited artists. The artists have made a creative representation of the information learned about that person. The exhibition includes a rich variety of media, styles and experience. In addition to the exhibition a publication including the interviews themselves will be produced and available.

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Katie Taft is an original Denver Mastermind, well known not only for her photographyand sculpture, but also for Self-Made, a salon-style interview series formerly held once a week in downtown Denver from 2004-2006. Self-Made has morphed into Action Figures which continues in the style of Self-Made but with less frequency. She has been described as the Terri Gross of Denver.

Abecedarian Gallery has an ongoing commitment to book arts and also exhibits mixed
media work that connects somehow to any aspect of the book arts genre.

Included in the exhibition are
Adrianna Santiago, Denver, CO
Alicia Bailey, Aurora, CO
Alicia Griswold, Atlanta, GA
Amy LeePard, Northport, AL
Dawn Roe. Winterpark, FL
Don Frank, Portland, OR
Hamidah Glasgow, Longmont, CO
Jerry Allen Gilmore, Denver, CO
Julianna Dreistadt, Denver, CO
Kara Duncan, Denver, CO
Kirsten Vermulen, Denver, CO
Nathan Abels, Denver, CO
Richard Alden Peterson, Indian Hills, CO
Stephanie Wood, Denver, CO
Steven Daniel Karpik, Denver, CO
Steven Gordon, Denver, CO

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