Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Caleb Hahne

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#62: Caleb Hahne

Only 21 years old, artist Caleb Hahne is a classic draftsman who's not afraid to explore new digital media, while still embracing the same tools artists have been using for hundreds of years. A member of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design's 2014 class and one of the last residents at the belated ShowPen house in the Art District on Santa Fe, he's also the kind of kid who jumps headlong into things, including mural painting and showing work in lots of exhibits; Hahne's already gaining national attention, all while carving out a solid place in the Denver scene. How does the art world look from his youthful vantage point at the top of the world? Keep reading to find out.

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Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Selah Saterstrom

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Michael Ensminger, for square product theater.
#63: Selah Saterstrom

Much-published author Selah Saterstrom grew up in the Deep South, which she writes about in such works of indie fiction as The Meat and Spirit Plan and The Pink Institution (both published by Coffee House Press). When she's not writing, she's busy teaching at and running the University of Denver's Ph.D. program in creative writing. The bones of Saterstrom's soon-to-be-published Katrina-inspired novel, SLAB, are creaking to life this month in a multimedia stage version presented by square product theatre. A born wordsmith, Saterstrom even manages to tell stories in her answers to the 100CC questionnaire. Read on.

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Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Joseph Coniff

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Joseph Coniff studio, 2014.
#64: Joseph Coniff

Like many of Denver's notable emerging artists, Joey Coniff got off to a fast start after leaving the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design and the mentorship of Clark Richert, climbing aboard with Rule Gallery right out of the chute. It's not hard to see why: His utilitarian and unironic works can appear starkly simple, but that's just an artifice for all the busy thinking and subtle jokes going on underneath the surface. As in his works, Coniff says a lot using few words, as evidenced by his 100CC questionnaire, which follows.

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Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Jeffrey Dante Campbell

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Jeff Campbell in Who Killed Jigaboo Jones.

#65: Jeffrey Dante Campbell

A longtime fixture on the local hip-hop scene as the rapper Apostle and founder of the youth-friendly Colorado Hip-Hop Coalition, Jeff Campbell's been around the block -- and ventured away from it -- over the past two decades, before coming back with a bang: Last fall, the artist and social-justice activist surprised Denver audiences with his multi-character, one-man satire, Who Killed Jigaboo Jones, which makes a strong case for the death of the same hip-hop culture he once embraced. Where does Campbell -- whose intentions remain proactive regardless of his weariness with the commercialization and depoliticization of hip-hop -- go from here? Read on to find out.

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Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Matt Barton

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All images courtesy of Matt Barton.
#66: Matt Barton

Artist Matt Barton hails from Colorado Springs, where he teaches at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and creates fantasy worlds in video and installation, in which animals talk and strange landscapes shimmer and people walk through prismatic lights. In these playgrounds for adults, Barton invites viewers to suspend reality, experience their inner children and just have fun. What goes on in the mind of an artist whose alternative worlds defy grown-up gravity with an open-minded smile? Read Barton's 100CC questionnaire for answers.

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Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Andrea Moore

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Jumping for joy with the Uganda Project.
#67: Andrea Moore

As a creative, Andrea Moore can't be categorized: She works in words and action, embracing poetry, performance, photography, visual art and the less definable art of self-discovery -- not just as a form of expression, but as a way of helping others. Working with the Wayfaring Band, the organization she co-founded, Moore animates self-actualization among members of the special-needs community and other marginalized groups through experiential voyages; she also works with at-risk youth through programs like PlatteForum. What propels this proactive, people-friendly dynamo? Read her 100CC questionnaire below to learn more.

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Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Gretchen Marie Schaefer

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Gretchen Marie Schaefer's studio at TANK Studios, 2013.
#68: Gretchen Marie Schaefer

Artist Gretchen Marie Schaefer, another TANK Studio member with roots as a RedLine resident, explores issues of mortality, decay and rebirth in two and three dimensions, building installations that take off from where her drawings leave off, using and reusing materials from one work to the next. Leading a busy life that includes coordinating the visiting artist program at the Rocky Mountain Collage of Art + Design, Schaefer still finds time to generate and regenerate works for exhibits at a variety of gallery venues. Learn more about what motivates and inspires Schaefer via her answers to the 100CC questionnaire.

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Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Andy Juett

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Andy Juett at Cartoons and Comedy.
#69: Andy Juett
Andy Juett came to the local comedy scene via radio, and has blossomed into a booster, standup comic, producer, stage host, behind-the-scenes guy and co-owner of the High Plains Comedy Festival, which kicks off its second year in August. But he also rolls out comedy shows all year 'round at the Oriental Theater and other local venues as a partner in Kayvan Khalatbari's Sexpot Comedy. What keeps Andy Juett moving and shaking and scaring up laughs? Check out his 100CC questionnaire for answers.

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Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Thomas Scharfenberg

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Installation by Thomas Scharfenberg, with Tokyo Drift: Latex- and acrylic-coated wire-Hung found objects, cinderblocks, trees, stumps and co-painted wall, Street Werkz, Firehouse Art Center.
#70: Thomas Scharfenberg

As an artist, Thomas Scharfenberg isn't so interested in getting ahead. Instead, he prefers to brighten the underground with patterned murals and painted rocks placed in unexpected settings. He borrows a little from street art, the DIY movement and his one-time mentor at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Clark Richert, and has shown work at venues as wildly different as the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Lowbrow Denver. You wouldn't expect his answers to the 100CC questionnaire to be run-of-the mill, and they aren't. Read on for a fresh look at artistic life.

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Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Andy Lynes

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Andy Lynes with the Ladies Fancywork Society at The Craft: An Evening of Beer, Crochet and Witchcraft.
#71: Andy LynesAndy Lynes toiled behind the scenes at MCA Denver for seven years, eventually overseeing the art museum's visitor services and managing its super-cool shop. And for the last few years, he also presided at Black Sheep Fridays, MCA's silly Friday-night series of adult activities, ranging from an annual Cosby Con sweater fest to the XXXmas Craftfair. "It's got to be weird," Lynes once told Westword about the series. "That's one of the key things: People have these weird devotions to things that are not completely mainstream, but they're not exactly not mainstream, either -- things that are just under the surface."

Alas. Now, he's left MCA. What fires up the brain behind that kind of craziness? Read his 100CC questionnaire to find out.

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