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Date(s) - October 20, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Derrick Velasquez will be joining the department’s painting area to give the talk “Business Casual: Showing Up, Being Generous and Working Hard” on Wednesday, October 20 at 4 pm in F101.

Derrick Velasquez is an artist and exhibition organizer who lives and works in Denver, Colorado. He was a 2017 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors and a 2019 MacDowell Fellow. Derrick has served on the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs and the boards of Denver nonprofits Tilt West, Union Hall, and Minerva Projects. His most recent exhibitions include solo shows at The Herron School of Art and Design, The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Robischon Gallery, Pentimenti, and The Black Cube Nomadic Museum and group exhibitions at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Carvlho Park and Transmitter in New York, Derrick also runs Yes Ma’am Projects, an artist-run gallery in the basement of his Athmar Park home and Friend of a Friend, a new project space in the Evans School, a mostly vacant schoolhouse in Downtown Denver.