Past Event: "How Art is Born” Podcast Launch Party @ Ratio Beerworks 09/07/22, 6PM - 8PM


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Come toast with us as we celebrate the return of the museum’s first major podcast! On September 7, MCA Denver will debut the first two episodes of How Art Is Born Season 2, a podcast about the origins of artists and their creative and artistic practice. Meet the host, comic book writer R. Alan Brooks, and upcoming guests of the show from across the spectrum of art-making, from photography to music to comic books and beyond. Plus, attendees who subscribe to the podcast will be entered to win some fabulous prizes! Trust us, you won’t want to miss this.

First beer is on us for the first 75 guests! Those under 21 are welcome. A food truck will be available with food for purchase. Special thanks to Ratio Beerworks for their help in hosting this event.

This event takes place in the outdoor courtyard at Ratio Beerworks (2920 Larimer St). Special thanks to Ratio Beerworks for their help in hosting this event.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver presents How Art is Born, a podcast that delves deep into the creative process with artists representing the spectrum of artmaking. Join host R. Alan Brooks, an artist himself, for a conversation with a different creative person each episode, learning about their artistic practice. How and where are their ideas generated? Which ideas become art and which ones stay on the cutting room floor? How did their careers as artists begin? Get the story behind the artist and how their art is born.  


R. Alan Brooks teaches writing for Regis University’s MFA program and Lighthouse Writers Workshop. He’s the author of “The Burning Metronome” and “Anguish Garden” — graphic novels featuring social commentary, as well as his award-winning weekly comic for The Colorado Sun, “What’d I Miss?”. His TED Talk on the importance of art reached 1 million views in 2 months. He hosts the “MotherF**ker In A Cape” comics podcast, which focuses on marginalized members of the geek world, and has written comic books for Pop Culture Classroom, Zenescope Entertainment, and more. In addition, Alan is a musician and noted stage host, regularly emceeing celebrated events, like the DINK Awards Show, and Arise Music Festival.