100 Colorado Creatives: Onus Spears

A mystery patron offers you unlimited funds for life. What will you do with it?

Execute my plan to completely end homelessness in America.

What's the one thing Denver (or Colorado) could do to help the arts?

Get involved! Go see a myriad of different kinds of art and artists! This city is utterly bursting with talent and authentic people creating lasting works of merit and deep value in all artistic disciplines! Get involved, talk about art, create ways to further burgeon the scene by getting out and feeling just how great Denver artists really are!!!

Who is your favorite Colorado Creative?

Richard Alden Peterson, without question. He is filled with stories of the early punk scene in San Francisco from '76 on. He has photographed beautifully many iconic musicians throughout his long career. Richard followed a muse that started when he was fourteen: Being a photographer. He has added invaluable vigor, energy and authenticity to our local scene by helping burgeoning artists, collaborating and curating shows in galleries, coffee shops all over Denver. His ideas are fresh and engaging, and his manner is so warm and genuine. I have seldom seen an artist so kind and gentle in his manner, yet still highly effective without being boorish one iota. Richard is the pure article of what a person can become by deeply following their muse to the ends of excellence and authenticity.

The next installment of Rawlitix begins at 9 p.m. February 22 at Deer Pile; guests include musician Mike Cykoski, KUVO DJ and R&B singer Venus Cruz, comedian Bob Meddles and the regulars: keytarist Luke Leavitt and artist Frank Kwiatkowski. Admission is a $5 donation. Go to the Facebook event page for details.

Throughout the year, we'll be turning the spotlight on 100 superstars in Denver's rich artistic community. Watch for the next installment on Show and Tell -- and go to the 100 Colorado Creatives archive to catch up.

Who rocks YOUR world locally? Do you have a suggestion for a Colorado Creative? Leave it in the comments section below.

Location Info


The Deer Pile

206 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

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