Past Event: Every Human, art and empathy: A Conversation and beer with artist Moe Gram 7/16 @ Free Market, 2PM–4PM
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The Every Human Empathy Campaign is a series of installations, murals, and artworks created by Denver-based artist Moe Gram, to encourage viewers to explore the depth of one’s empathy. What does EVERY HUMAN need, feel, or do?
Come by Free Market on Saturday, July 16, between 2-4PM to hear Moe talk about her collaboration with MCA Denver on this new installation and how we can each cultivate more empathy for ourselves and each other. Enjoy a free beer from Westbound and Down Brewery.
Free Market, 1801 Blake St Denver, CO 80202
2PM - 4PM
Tickets are free. Just RSVP and show up!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Moe Gram is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Denver and works on a diverse array of mediums that include painting, mural, collage, and installation. Gram graduated from California State University Bakersfield with a major in Visual Arts and a minor in Cultural Studies with a focus in Italian Culture, during which she participated in a 6-month museum studies and studio arts program in Florence, Italy.
Gram’s work involves themes of identity, empathy, human connection, and self-reflection. Immediately upon viewing her work, you are met with a boom of vivid colors, movement, noise, and texture that settles into a controlled and intentional vibration. The viewer’s eyes harmoniously dance across the piece along the lines and curves of her brush strokes, and end on the powerful, simple message at its core. The beauty of Gram’s work is beyond the aesthetics of her carefully curated color palette and found within her request of encouraging the viewer to dig deeper within themselves. This is illustrated in her mural for Black Love Mural Festival in 2020, a recent example of Gram’s social justice work; inspired by her personal experience, observation, and self-reflection, she presented a potent message of empathy. The audience contemplates the meaning of empathy, how it pertains to the self, and what it truly means to extend empathy to others.