EVERYTHING EVOLVES // FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018 // 102 W. CO. AVE. COS. CO.
Everything Evolves addresses the complexity of evolution under this definition: an entity’s “biological” response to a series of stimulus. This collaborative experience is presented with the subtext that evolution requires our presence, not our full attention. Physical presence is required to be subject to evolution and attention, concerted effort (if you will), is essential when guiding processes of change.
Everything Evolves tapped directly into the wellspring of local artistic expression. In particular, Heidmous brought together a diverse group of connected artists from different fields: it was a celebration of local artifact over any particular discipline. The entire experience was deeply relational at multiple levels and full of energy.
There is a new type of energy in an event like this, and this energy expresses more of what is and is to come than what has been. As the development in the core of our city accelerates, it will be driven not just by businesses and buildings, but also art and culture. It must. Everything Evolves demonstrated and celebrated this reality.
Who’s who? And, who does what?
Art. Heidmous makes work in response to research in Theoretical Physics and Psychology.
Heidmous’s performance BY-PRODUCT investigates transmutation, resources and our human bind to the constant change that occurs in the periphery of our conscious experience. @raisedtraverse
Rachael Weidlich & Steven Ladefoged
Coffee. Rachael Weidlich and Steven Ladefoged originated Montago Coffee Co. in 2016. Their conscious company is built on a love for craft coffee, strong community and expansive wilderness. Come Spring 2019 Montago Coffee Co. will open their renovated 1958 Shasta in Helena Montana. Weidlich has extensive experience making coffee and building community in Montana, New Zealand, and Colorado Springs. @montago_coffee
Bartending. Frank Frey is devoted to experience. He bartends, he cares for a community of co-workers and exemplifies equanimity among humans. A lover of art and music Frey shows up to live it up. @imabefrank
Services. Ceramic Coating. Josh Weidlich, owner of Art is in the Detail, makes expert the preservation of elite and everyday modes of transportation. He’ll detail your Sunday driver and your mountain bomber with finesse keeping you and your ride at the peak of class. @joshweidlich
This garment, the Hemp “Denver” Crop, is the perfect peach-picking top--or really, perfect for any occasion. The olive-toned hemp gives it a warm and rustic feel, but structure and clean lines are the epitome of sophistication. Wear this soft linen-like hemp top alone or with a cardigan for a new kind of everyday essential. Organic, ethical, vegan friendly. 100% Hempcel (65% Hemp/45% Lyocell) @rebeccamoondesignsltd
Written word. Amanda Chappell is a creative bringing raw honesty and joy to all she does. The written word is Chappell’s primary media. Her poem Sleepless Night was published in December ‘17 by riverrun, a peer reviewed publication, at University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She expresses herself further through fashion and develops inspirational content for her YouTube channel Manda Chappell. @manda.chappell
Creative Project Developer. Consulting for Creative + Corporate Enterprise
Rā-Tra Creative, is devoted to developing creative collaborations that engage multiple disciplines and formats. The proprietor, Briget Heidmous, has seven years experience curating in an interdisciplinary academic environment, she brings energy and fresh perspectives to corporate and independent projects alike.
Enterprise. Think Tank is a creative studio that supports and cultivates intersections between artistry, entrepreneurialism and community.
Everything Evolves | Friday 5 October 2018 | 6 - 10 PM | 102 West Colorado Ave. COS. CO. 80903
Rā-Tra Creative (B. Heidmous) and Think Tank (L. Schiff) present Everything Evolves, a one night experience, featuring multiple presentations of performative art and craft addressing evolution. The event will take place on Friday 5 October 2018, the First Friday of National Arts Month. Schiff and Heidmous are Colorado Springs “natives” concentrating their attention on our cities development of community, social wellbeing and culture.
Colorado Springs is undergoing a rapid process of change. We, artists and entrepreneurs, are focusing our attention and effort on the personal and financial wellbeing of our communities. In this collaboration we highlight the interdependence of art and enterprise in our growing city, national and global communities.
Everything Evolves, addresses the complexity of evolution under this definition: an entity’s “biological” response to a series of stimulus. This collaborative experience is presented with the subtext that evolution requires our presence, not our full attention. Physical presence is required to be subject to evolution and attention, concerted effort (if you will), is essential when guiding processes of change.
Rā-Tra Creative is devoted to developing creative collaborations that engage multiple disciplines and formats.
Think Tank is a creative studio that supports and cultivates intersections between artistry, entrepreneurialism and community.
The work of art that sparked this event is a performance entitled BY-PRODUCT by Briget Heidmous. The performance confronts transmutation, resources and the constant change that occurs in the periphery of our conscious experience.
Evolution requires your presence, not your full attention.
Friday // October 5, 2018 // 6 - 10 PM
102 w. CO. Ave. 80903
A single-night experience where music, fashion, performance, coffee and craft beverages advance together.
Art is in the Detail | Josh Weidlich
Bayliner | Gabriel Newville / Ben Mandell / Jacob Franklin
BY-PRODUCT: A Performance | Briget Heidmous
Cocktails | Frank Frey
Craft Beer | Cerberus Brewing Co.
Gray Filter Photography | Gray Warrior Documentarian
Montago Coffee Co. | Rachael Weidlich / Steven Ladefoged
Rebecca Moon Designs | Rebecca Moon
Writer | Amanda Chapell Documentarian
Free and open to all, donations encouraged | Presented by Rā-Tra Creative + Think Tank
EVERYTHING EVOLVES: A PERFORMANCE
EVENT // SHOTS
Documentary images by Gray Filter Photography. Post-production work by Rā-Tra Creative