The LK MNDD team, from Denver, Colorado, recently was given the rare opportunity to bring reggae-inspired street art to Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica. Founded by reggae icon Bob Marley (Robert Nesta Marley) and the home to reggae music, Tuff Gong Studios is now the home of a living street art piece by LK MNDD.
With help from fellow artist and business partner Jonathan Lamb, LK MNDD artist Michael Ortiz created a portrait of the great Bob Marley. Ortiz drew from the music and lyrics of Bob Marley and the Wailers to create the piece, and specifically found inspiration in the live show "Live in Santa Barbara, CA, 1979." The strong, energetic set of legendary tracks guided Ortiz through the paint session, during which he tagged Marley's lyrics of revolution and phrases of freedom as he heard them. Tags including "Get Up, Stand Up," and "Real Revolutionary" support the portrait, giving the piece an authentic rebel theme, as if the artist was tagging protest in the streets.
LK MNDD realized the levity of the opportunity quickly. "We've been doing productions all over but nothing this heavy," Ortiz said. "Suddenly we were in the place where all of the magic happened and we felt inspired as if we were there to cut a track in the studio, so that's just what we did. I started taggin' all over the wall. we went in with intent and it all felt correct and meant to be."
"After everything we went through to get here, the occurrence was a miracle," Lamb said. "It felt good to be given praise from the people who helped -- from the guys who escorted us into the heavily secured studio, to the security guards, to the crowd that gathered around once it was established that we were doing a production."
The mural is now a living project, with Tuff Gong giving LK MNDD permission to continue painting at the International studio and for the Marley family. LK MNDD is honored and pleased to take part in such an important part of music, culture and history.
6.06.14: New "1Love" mural for Cold Crush. 2700 Larimer St.
4.16.14: Big Shout out to Snowball Music Festival for having LK MNDD come out to live paint with 20 of our favorite Colorado artists. What an amazing weekend of music and art. Below are some photos of the paintings and links to some press articles about the event.
3.11.14: Michael Ortiz traveled to Jamaica last week and painted this mural in Negril. One Love Jamrock!
12.9.13: Here are a couple of photos of our piece from the Caliedoscoop street art exhibition for Art Basel in the Wynwood Art District. Arrested Motion wrote up a nice review of the show with additional photos of the other murals. Check it out by clicking HERE
12.1.13: Like Minded's newest print release "Sound and Vision" is a 18 x 24 archival giclee on 325 gram velvet fine art paper, has an edition of 100, and costs $80. All prints are signed, numbered, embossed and come with a certificate of authenticity.
11.19.13: Timelapse of our mural for the conference room of the new Gyro: office space in Denver. 15th and Wynkoop
11.9.13: New timelapse of our General William Larimer piece for the Broadway Triangle Art Wall on 25th and Larimer St.
10.2.13: We have recently completed our mural for the Urban Arts Fund. Special thanks to everyone at the Denver Arts and Venues Department, Erico Motosports, and Focus Property Group. This piece needs to be seen in person, so head down to the corner of 28th and Larimer St. to interact with this bad boy.
07.17.13 : I Heart Denver did an nice new interview with us and just posted it on their blog. Check it out!
06.17.13: City Beautiful closing party is this Friday June 21st. Come down to The McNichols Building (144 W. Colfax) in Civic Park to see this amazing space and art installation.
6.10.13: Like Minded has joined up with TEDxMileHigh: Values and Instincts will take place on June 15, 2013 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. For more information and ticketing please visit http://www.tedxmilehigh.com/
City Beautiful 2.0 opens this Friday, come down the the McNichols building and experience a new amazing art environment in Denver!
Create Denver re-imagines the City Beautiful Movement
DENVER, CO — May 3, 2013 — Create Denver has redesigned a portion of the McNichols Civic Center Building as a creative installation and flexible coworking space, which will be on display May 10-June 23 as part of the City Beautiful 2.0 project.
City Beautiful 2.0 opens on Friday, May 10 from 5-8 p.m. and celebrates the civic and community engagement ideals of the City Beautiful Movement, first championed in Denver in 1904 by former Mayor Robert Speer. The installation includes architectural renderings of the Civic Center's built environment, textiles, and the natural elements of the park.
The project also includes a coworking space – featuring custom, mobile furniture created by local artists – that is free and open for use during normal McNichols Building hours (10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Sunday).
"Create Denver is helping to establish the McNichols Building as cultural hub for the city – and we're officially retiring Create Denver Week so that we can help bring year-round programming and exhibitions to the building," said Create Denver program manager Lisa Gedgaudas.
"We've experimented with the use of space in the building, and we've come up with place that will give Denver's creatives, entrepreneurs, residents and visitors a chance to experience a coworking environment, and that will hopefully generate more ideas on how to integrate the building with its surrounding built environment."
Come play in the park
Celebrate the beginning of summer on Friday, June 21 from 2-10 p.m. at the McNichols Building and surrounding Civic Center Park. There will be activities such as ping pong, gardening, yoga, picnics and food trucks. A 3-D video mapping display of the history and future evolution of the McNichols Building by Legwork Studio & Ceavco Audio Visual will be projected on the back of the building around 9 p.m.
Artists and collaborators contributing to the City Beautiful 2.0 include: Eric Robert Dallimore (Leon), Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Matt Scobey (New Yard), Corbin Clay (Azure Furniture), Ethan Jackson, Scott Bennett (Housefish), Jonathan Lamb & Michael Ortiz (Like Minded), Matt FaJohn, Aaron Ray (Legwork Studio), Rick Griffith (MATTER), Kevin Kerndt (Kerndt Design), Amy Fisk (Exponent Communications), Jared David Paul Anderson (JDP Art Services), Public Coffee, Ceavco Audio Visuals, New Earth Green Depot, and Design Practice LLC.
For more information, please contact Lisa Gedgaudas at [email protected] or 720-865-4260.
About Create Denver
Create Denver strengthens the overall health and vitality of Denver by supporting the growth and development of the Creative Sector, including artists and enterprises such as film, music, fine art, galleries, art districts, fashion and design.
Create Denver provides a series of programs and happenings that showcases Denver's talented and dynamic creative community, recognizes the creative sector for making Denver vibrant and economically vital, catalyzes the community to become a cohesive collective, and supports the creative community by providing educational programming, inspirational dialogue, placemaking and ideation.
Denver Arts & Venues seeks to enhance Denver's quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, artwork and entertainment opportunities. The agency operates some of the region's highest-profile facilities including Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center and Denver Coliseum. Arts & Venues also oversees Denver's public art program, economic development programs including Create Denver, literacy programs such as One Book, One Denver, and entertainment and cultural events such as the Five Points Jazz Festival.
"Conditions are Subject to Change" is the name of the series of new works by Denver Artist Michael Ortiz. The works are the second installment to Michael's latest body of work for 2013.
Michael's use of Multi-Layering techniques with mixed media such as stencils, spray paint, and collage are a representation of how we live in a world of ever changing environments, possibilities and ways of thinking. Through layered collage and street art state of mind Michael explores ways to create new ideas and techniques by trying new things and not keeping with a general outline as to how each piece is made. With this Michael has been able to achieve different effects in each piece of art while maintaining a cohesive and responsive body of work.
Please join us for the Preview Thursday May 2nd 6-9pm and The Opening Reception First Friday May 3rd 5-10pm
2.19.13: Have A Good One: New Works by Michael Ortiz
"Have a Good One" is the name of the new series of artwork by Denver Artist Michael Ortiz. Michael explores the ideologies and the ephemeral nature of graffiti using the aesthetic throughout the paintings as a base layer to build from, covering up old tags with new tags. The works are all constructed on wood panels and consist of print collage, handmade stencils, spray paint, paint marker, acrylic and latex paints to build the layers. Michael works with a certain 'create and destroy' state of mind and the subject matter is compiled with the same mentality as he would use if he was doing the art on a street wall. The subjects in the art are bold, impactful and draped with vivid colors. These new mixed media collages have a sense of decayed graphic design and painterly technique arranged in a way to affect the viewer with provocative thought. The name 'Have A Good One' has a number of different meanings in society today and in this instance it refers to the impermanence of doing a piece of graffiti or really anything you do in life. The whole point in life is to make it good so, "Have A Good One", because it will all be gone one of these days.
Please join us March 1st (First Friday)
230 W. 6th Ave. Denver Colorado
Opening reception Friday, March 1st 2013
02.04.13: Like Minded's newest piece for Viawest's new cloud conference room at Galvanize.
10.19.12: Like Minded Productions was commissioned to do two new murals for TAG Burger Bar, located 1222 Madison St. in Denver. The exterior wall measures 18ft x 10ft and combines several different techniques from spray painted stencils to hand-done brushwork. The second interior wall measures 25ftx10ft and is composed of abstract graffiti forms done entirely by freehand. The pieces were painted and installed by Michael Ortiz and Jonathan Lamb. Dig 'em.
09.12.12: Like Minded has teamed up with Tired Pirate to present this year's edition of Rise In the West. Come down to Battery621 this Saturday night to support a great cause.
08.14.12: Like Minded is very honored to be showing in Indy Ink's 10 year anniversary show. Showcasing an amazing lineup of talent, this is sure to be on for the books in Denver. So stop by and have a beer and a Gourmet Hot Dog from Biker Jims! 7-12 pm 84 S. Broadway
07.24.12:: On Saturday, August 11, Knew Conscious Gallery will host 'Ascension' a group exhibition and a block party in celebration of the gallery's one year anniversary at 2700 Walnut Street, from 4:00 to 11:00pm. Admission is free
Participants in the group exhibition include artists Kurt Redeker, Kris D, David Hale, Krystleyez, Amanda Sage, Jeff Wood, Android Jones, Lalo & Kati (Hilal Hibri), David Richardson, Martin Stensas, Reuben Rude, CT Nelson, Grant Standard, Analog Pirate, Totemical, Jon Lamb, Michael Ortiz, Jud Turner, Tracy Tomko, Erin Assmusen, Mike Gallegoes, John Haley III, Talia Sandoval and Warren Binder. An artists reception will be held inside Knew Conscious Gallery from 6-7pm.
The event will feature a variety of musical performances, including international touring acts KiloWatts, Akara, and The Great Mundane, as well as Denver's own Octopus Nebula and DJ Russo.
07.12.12: EYEROCK "Art in Music" at Underground Music Showcase (presented by The Denver Post). July 19th-22nd 2012.
Along with over 400 local bands performing, The UMS has brought together local Artists and designers to create unique and collectible posters in the 2nd Annual EYEROCK "Art in Music" Art Show.
Artists Chris Huth(Black Cloud), Lindsey Kuhn(Swamp), Michael Ortiz(Like Minded Productions), Jonathan Lamb(Like Minded Productions), and more have designed unique and collectible posters commemorating the 2012 UMS in their own style.
Poster sales start Friday - Sunday at the main stage(21 S. Broadway),
Each poster is archival and will be signed and numbered editions from each Artist.
Come down and support the Denver Music and Art scene!
06.27.12: Two great shows are happening on July 14th in the RiNo arts district. Reuben Rube from San Francisco is showing new works at Knew Conscious Gallery 2700 Walnut St. and Denver's own Rob Mack is debuting a fresh new series at Super Ordinary Gallery 3126 Larimer St. Limited edition prints will be available at both shows.
05.30.12: Like Minded has teamed up with Day In The Lyfe magazine to present the 2nd Annual Gamma Gallery Street Art Competition. This Saturday June 2nd in Longmont, CO. The event runs 2-6 pm. Hope to see you out there.
05.04.12: Like Minded is proud to announce, that we have aquired a brand new Epson Stylus 11880. At 64 inches wide, it is the largest digital fine art printer in the world. We also have new image capturing devices to photograph and scan your large scale work. Enjoy your weekend, we will be back in the office next week with some photos of our new commerical mural in the RiNo arts district.
FIRST FRIDAY @Battery621 - March 2 -- In conjunction with the Santa Fe Arts District First Friday Art Walk -- 621 Kalamath Street, Denver CO
View a large selection of works from the Art of Winter, including cardboard gondolas by artist and designer, Sam Mobley; works on recycled skis and snowboards from local artists; products from Colorado-based innovative ski & snowboard manufacturers; and inspiring winter footage from four acclaimed Colorado filmmakers.
Silent auction from 6:00 - 9:00pm
Beer provided by TommyKnocker Brewery
SIA is here again in Denver! Like Minded is working round the clock helping brands like Icelantic, Bolle, Salomon, Zero gloves, and Astis mittens stay fresh with cutting edge graphics for their trade show booths. We are also working this year with Something Independant and their Art of Winter project in Larimer square. So take some time to stroll through the square and enjoy some local ski and snowboard art or visit their online gallery by clicking HERE
01.17.12: Thanks to everyone who helped make "Artist Proof" such an amazing success. Michael Ortiz has released a few limited edition giclee prints from the show. All four prints below are availble for purchase. To view or purchase the originals from the show please visit Knew Conscious Gallery.
Hidden Gems $50.00
Giclee Print on 210 gram ultrasmooth fine art paper
Signed and numbered edition of 50
Omicron Space Warrior #1 $100.00
Giclee Print on 300 gram watercolor paper
Signed and numbered edition of 50
Girls In The Midst #2 $100.00
Giclee Print on 300 gram watercolor paper
Signed and numbered edition of 50
Crazy Bird $30.00
Giclee Print on 210 gram watercolor paper
Signed and numbered edition of 50
01.09.12: Ortiz and Lamb have brought home the Gold and Silver from Phanart's Best of 2011 list. Ortiz still has a very limited amount of AP's left of his blue line print and we have plenty of Kuroda light rig shirts left. To order "Da Blueline" prints, please contact Ortiz (at) likemindedproductions (dot) net to order shirts, please click on the paypal link below.
Shirts are $20.00 + $5.00 shipping. XXL's are $22.00 + shipping. Shirts can be purchased by clicking on the paypal button below. Please include desired size, color option and shipping address with your paypal.
Color Option 2: Seafoam Green Anvil 976's 6.1 oz 100% cotton
Color Option 3: Sport Grey Anvil 976's 6.1 oz 100% cotton
12.21.11:: To start the new year off right, Denver Artist Michael Ortiz will be showing a new series of paintings at Knew Conscious Gallery in the Denver RiNo art district. The paintings consist of freestyle gestures mixed with a sense of graffiti and street art. The paintings are made up of brilliant color schemes and will be host to a number of different techniques including wash work, stencils and graffiti. The Artist will be in attendance and prints will be available for the opening. The opening reception will take place at Knew Conscious Gallery 2700 Walnut St. on January 14th the second Saturday of the month. Doors open at 7.
12.15.11:: Thanks to everyone who attended our Blackbook Gallery show over the weekend. There are a few pieces remaining and the gallery has posted them on their site. Check out what's left and see some photos from the show, by clicking HERE.
11.21.11:: Michael Ortiz and Jonathan Lamb will be exhibiting 9 new handmade black and white landscapes of natural wildnerness with a unique urban flair to them at "Mile High and Rising". The new group show at Blackbook Gallery featuring a diverse group of established and on the rise artists from Colorado. Opening reception with artists in attendence December 10th 6-11pm.
11.08.11:: It’s Fresh Up Here is the new 4′ x 8′ mural produced by Michael Ortiz and Jonathan Lamb of Like Minded Productions in conjunction with The Art Institute of Colorado and The I Heart Denver Store. The mural will be on display for the event “Street Style” and focuses on Denver-based cultural themes and there will be two more murals created by Sandra Fettingis and Joel Duvall Fedt. Street Style is an event produced by Denver Pavillions and is part of Visit Denver’s Arts Week programming and will run from 9am-3pm on Thursday, Nov. 10th on Glenarm Place and in Denver Pavilions plazas. the mural is another enthusiastic approach from the boys at Like Minded to hype the Arts and the City of Denver.
Somehow, in between all the chaos of schedules, I managed to catch up with Lamb and Ortiz to get a little bit of history and an inside look at the creation of their current show “Jus’ Sayin’.
So Guys, tell me a little bit about your background and your art?
Jonathan Lamb: I studied art at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado under the guidance of Mick Reber, my painting and drawing mentor.
Michael Ortiz: Before Like Minded I had been working in the printing and design industry for mad years with school off and on gathering different techniques both in physical application and digital application. My art these days a mix between painting, printing techniques and street art
Nice! So, how long have you guys been working together and how did you meet?
JL: We have been working together as Like Minded Productions since 2007 and had been painting together informally for a few years prior to that. We randomly met in an elevator of a high rise apartment building in Denver.
MO: The apartment building was one I was living in, in Uptown Denver, I was waiting for the elevator and saw Jon come up to the door. I let him in and rode the elevator with him to the floor he was visiting had a conversation about art during that time and have been great friends since.
How did you come up with the concept for the “Jus’ Sayin” show?
JL: The phrase has been a running joke in our printshop for a few months now along with a few other sayings. It just kinda stuck as the idea for the show as it got more fleshed out.
MO: Plus the theme of the show involves commonly used phrases and sayings.
You both have worked successfully on solo projects in the past, what is your creative process like working as a collaborative unit?
JL: A shared vision and complete honesty with each other starts it off. From there- lot’s of music, ideas and the sky’s the limit. The trick is to work after the sun goes down.
MO: It works well because we run a very art oriented business, we’re both artists with a lot of knowledge of both trades of printing and art. Working collaboratively comes easy because we’re always working together on projects, we surround ourselves with art and art minded people, and we can always give each other advice. There’s also the different qualities that each of us have and we’ve figured out how to use them toward our advantage.
In this show you give a nod to locals in neighborhood (NoDo) and other local Denver icons like Pam Grier who grew up in Denver. Do you feel it’s an important theme for you guys?
JL: Work, Live, and Play in the same place. I think Denver just kinda seeps into the creative process.
MO: Being a Colorado native, involving Denver and Colorado comes natural to me, also as Like Minded we really feel we are contributing to the growing art scene here. Over the past few years Jon and I have strived to provide the community with art in many different ways. We have involved ourselves in art shows consistently within the past 3-4 years, we’ve done large mural projects for galleries, outdoor walls, and art events in Denver. As well as being active artists in the community, we also provide a service for artists to come and receive advice and affordably reproduce their artwork so that other artists can also strive in Denver. We really feel it is an important theme because we want growth in the arts here.
That’s what I’m talkin’ bout’ Willis! So, most importantly now, what’s your “go to” snack food in the studio, or do you just run on pure creative juices?
JL: Cheba chews, although our local Thai food take out spot probably benefitted pretty well from the “Jus Sayin show”
MO: That and whatever pizza places were around us.
Where do you see yourselves in 2012?
JL: Atop of a Mayan Pyramid battling off the impending apocalypse
Jus' Sayin is the new series of artwork produced by Denver artists Michael Ortiz and Jonathan Lamb, collectively known as Like Minded . The two artists have been hard at work in the studio and will be showing the new series at Knew Conscious Gallery. The "Jus' Sayin'" series consists of a number of different themes and societal commentary incorporating imagery and text based elements atop multi surfaced wood boxes. Knew Conscious Gallery is located at 2700 Walnut St. in the heart of Denver's fast growing RiNo Art District. The opening is on Saturday September 17th, 2011 and will have live music performed by DJ Russo, and will be free to the public. Local food truck Stick it to Me will also be in attendance to provide hot gourmet street food. For more information you can go online to www.michaelortizart.com and www.knewconscious.com
08.22.11:: Thanks to everyone who came out to Da Mock Show. Ortiz still has a limited amount of Da Blue Line prints and proofs available. Please email [email protected] to secure your print.
08.01.11:: “Da Mock Show”, an art exhibition staged in homage to the rock band Phish featuring 20 established artists from across the county, will take place just 2 blocks from Chicago’s UIC Pavilion on Tuesday, August 16 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. The event is free, family-friendly and open to the public. Da Mock Show will feature artwork for viewing and for sale. Full of color, graphics, and music-based visual art, this exhibition will showcase some of the most collectible artwork from the music industry. All 20 artists will be present to discuss their works and their unique craft.
07.26.11:: Some great photos from our EyeRock art show are up on X ROCKS THE SPOT. Check'm out!
07.17.11:: Like Minded will be showing off new work at the Eye Rock art in music show. This Friday July 22nd-Sunday July 24th. The event will be at 109 S. Broadway (former home of Rule Gallery) and will be free to the public. So come down and check out some great art and music at the 11th annual Underground Music Showcase.
06.26.11:: Jonathan Lamb's newest print release is now available for purchase. "Thunder Road" measures 17 x 22 and is giclee printed on archival fine art paper. Limited Edition of 50. Commemorating Phish's 9th ball. The print is $20+$5 shipping. You can purchase the print by clicking the paypal button below.
05.27.11: Lamb from Like Minded has teamed up with Taboot to produce a 4 color screenprint on t-shirts for this summer. Shirts are $20.00 + $5.00 shipping. XXL's are $22.00 + shipping. Shirts can be purchased by clicking on the paypal button below. Please include desired size, color option and shipping address with your paypal.
Color Option 1: on Silver Grey Gildan 2000's
Color Option 2: Seafoam Green Anvil 976's 6.1 oz 100% cotton
Color Option 3: Sport Grey Anvil 976's 6.1 oz 100% cotton
05.18.11: “The Street Files” is the new series of work by Denver Artist Michael Ortiz. The series consists of provocative imagery along with gestural strokes of paints, inks and washes. There are 8 new pieces in the series, each with different illustrations Michael uses repeatedly throughout his works. You can see some of the new work at the new art and apparel shop MegaFauna in the Rino Art District in Denver, Colorado or go to http://michaelortizart.com/ to view the whole series.
"Gas Chamber" 48 x 36 Acrylic and Ink
"Into The Color" 36 x 48 Acrylic and Ink
05.11.11: Jonathan Lamb has donated some of his new work to Rise in the West this Saturday night at 621 Kalamath St. RITW is here to bring awareness to Denver’s growing art and culture scene and raise money to help those in need. All donations, purchased and auction winnings will be donated to the American Red Cross Japanese earthquake/tsunami relief efforts. So come down, support, and have a great time.
05.10.11:We will be launching our new custom blazer/sportjacket collaboration with Multiblazer this THURSDAY MAY 12 at the Create Denver
LAUNCH: Opening Night Celebration of New Ideas
Art Installation by Matt Scobey *New Product Designs*Video
Live Music by Ian Cooke & DJ Savior Breath
7-10pm – Spire Building, Ground level, 14th & Champa
05.04.11:This Thursday, May 5th 2011 at Jet Hotel RAW: Denver presents “INCITE”, an event that focuses on local Artists, Musicians, Fashion Designers and number of other creative fields. Michael Ortiz will be showcasing his Art with other local Artists. The show consists of an art show with live music, live performances and other fun activities.
With performances by Maximilian Shiffman, My Body Sings Electric, and Krooked Drivers as well as LIVE paintings by Mike Nance and Dodge Gaskill and a photo shoot by artist Jeff Wilson, come see some of Denver’s most amazing artists! You can purchase tickets here: http://www.rawartists.org/view-artists/userprofile/ILLson
04.21.11: Ortiz and Lamb of Like Minded Productions are headlining the Highland Artists Collaborative Spring show on April 29th. 6-12pm 2128 West 32nd Ave in Denver. Free Music, and Drinks. Come stop by this amazing event in Highlands.
04.15.11: Here is Like Minded's newest art installtion. It is a Jenga inspired wheatpaste, sculpture, and hand painted wall for our good friends over at the 1up arcade and bar at 1925 Blake St.
04.05.11: Like Minded is doubled billed this Saturday night with The 100 on 100 show at the Funky Buddha and the grand opening of The Heart of Denver at the Denver Pavilions. Come help us paint the town red and support two of the best causes in Denver.
Come join in the celebration of the new store to support Denver's creatives! 100% Local Art & Design Goods!
Located on the 2nd Level of Denver Pavilions is a new POP-Up Retail space by 15 min. that supports local artists and designers. 70% of sales go directly to the artist and you can find the best art and design goods Denver has to offer there!
Come join us for the grand opening night feature music, food, and awesome local art and products!
Also not to be missed is Birdseed Collective's show at the Funky Buddha
04.04.11: Here our a couple of photos from Saturday night that Westword took of our art installations at the 1up Arcade.
..:: LIGHT IN THE DARK ::.. Digital artwork created by Kurt Redeker of Knew Conscious
Please come out and join us for Kurt's first show of the year. He will be showing my illuminated art series with lots of new works including ..:: Aya ::. a piece of art he just finished, while at a shamanic retreat, in the jungles of Peru. Plus a sneak peak at the Knew Conscious DVD...
Like Minded Productions will also being showing new works by Lamb and Ortiz that will be sure to blow some minds.
Musical guest :: Buddha Bomb 7:30-10
719 W. 8th Ave., Denver, CO
Opening Reception March 31st 7-10
First Friday Art Walk April 1st 6-9
FALLING WHISTLES ART SHOW
BLACK BOOK GALLERY
555 SANTA FE DRIVE DENVER, CO 80204
SATURDAY MARCH 26TH
4PM – 8PM
Evan Hecox, Jolt, Scott Lefavor, Axel Geittmann, Jon Streiby, Sandra Fettingis, Andrew Hoffman, Rick Griffith, Kegan Black, Michael Ortiz, Markham Maes
Falling Whistles Art and Music Festival 2011
Come join us on March 26th and help support Falling Whistles. in their efforts to bring peace to the Congo.
Falling Whistles is an organization working relentlessly to help bring peace to the Congo. This event is a fundraiser to restore the lives of war-affected women and children through rehabilitation programs, and lobbying in washington to help change war policies in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
03.11.11: It is fresh print Friday again. Our third installment of our new weekly print releases bring us two great prints from Michael Ortiz's "Graff Girls" series. Both prints measure 16 x 21, are signed and numbered editions of 20, and are $40.00. You can purchase the prints directly by clicking on the paypal buttons below.
Graff Girl #1
Graff Girl #2
03.04.11:: Fresh Print Friday!!! Here are three new prints by Michael Ortiz. All three prints are signed & numbered editions of 25, printed on 210 gram textured fine art paper. Individual prints are $30 + $10 Shipping. You can purchase the prints by clicking on the paypal button above each image.Hootie Hoo!
02.18.11:: Here are three new prints by Jonathan Lamb. All three prints are signed & numbered editions of 25, printed on 210 gram textured fine art paper. Individual prints are $30 + $10 Shipping. You can purchase the prints by clicking on the paypal button above each image.
02.11.11:: Like Minded has been digging the art and design that Brian Batt has been producing. From original art to band merchandise Brian does it all. Click on the link above or the image below to learn a little more about Brian and don't sleep on scooping some of his art up. He is a rising star from Philly, making big waves in the NYC.
01.18.11:: Like Minded will be exhibiting a new series entitled "Birds Of A Feather" at Slice Gallery 4318 Tennyson St. February 4th 6-10pm. Republic Tequila will be giving out complimentary tastings via margarita and straight tasters. So come wet your whistle while enjoying some amazing new artwork.
01.06.11:: Hey guys, if you are not able to make our show this Friday night January 7th you should check out In Focus on channel 12, Rocky Mountain PBS. Eden Lane is doing an interview with us and a few other artists associated with the "Best Of" show that we did in December. The episode airs at 7:30pm.
12.14.10:: Introducing the new art installation and print series by Like Minded Productions. This installation was done in conjunction with the revolutionary art show and party called Intifada which was held on Saturday, December 11th 2010 at the Artwork Network. The installation focuses on Dadaist inspirations mixed in with revolutionary designed posters and hard edged progressive illustrations. The art was done with the intentions to give the viewer a feeling that it is a good thing to step out of the everyday norm and be able express yourself by whatever means possible. Photos courtesy of Mike Kaplan
Custom canvas prints are available by request and paper prints from the installation are available below.
"Think Revolt Repeat" 32 x 10 Giclee on fine art paper Edition of 40 $100.00
"Fuel The Fire" 16 x 20 Giclee on fine art paper Edition of 40 $100.00
"More Thought" 20 x 10 Giclee on fine art paper Edition of 40 $60.00
12.07.10:: "Intifada" is this Saturday, December 11th from 6-10pm @ The Artwork Network 878 Sante Fe Drive. We are exhibiting some powerful new art at this event and hope you can make it to show to share in a little end of the year revolution.
11.22.10::The people have spoken!!! Like Minded taken home "Best in Show" People's Choice Award on Friday night for the piece below "It Smells Like Fireworks" that was made for The Blackbook Gallery over the summer. Thanks to everyone who made it down to Best of Sante Fe Art District show.
11.15.10: Like Minded has been juried into the Best of 2010 art show by Michael Paglia, this friday night at 910Arts on Sante Fe. Admission is $5 at the door and includes catering, DJ, and awards presentation. The show is 6-10pm and the awards presentation is at 9. Don't miss the Art District's Event of the Year .... Literally!
10.22.10:: This is "5280 High & Rising," the latest mural from art team Michael Ortiz and Jonathan Lamb, formally known as Like Minded Productions. It was done in conjunction with the Larimer Street Art Festival that was held last weekend. The mural is located on the east corner of 27th and Larimer in Denver. It's a desolate, dark corner of the city and everyone involved with the project has high hopes that the art will have a positive influence on the community. Thanks to The Denver Egotist for help getting the word out.
10.13.10:: Hey guys we just wanted to thank everyone involved in the Mile High Poster Expo. Like Minded had a blast exhibiting! We have a few prints left from the show. You can purchase them, while supplies last, by clicking the payapl button below.
10.06.10:: PosterScene, Rock Candy Posters and Like Minded are excited to announce the first Mile High Rock Poster and Art Expo, to be held on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 11 at the Aloft Hotel in Broomfield, CO from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This event will host an incredible assortment of local and national poster artists, designers, painters, photographers and others involved in creating rock 'n' roll inspired artwork.
With everything from original psychedelic sixties posters to modern screenprints, rock poster collectors, art lovers, and music fans will be sure to find something special and unique at this event.
09.15.10:: Just a heads up. Like Minded will be creating some new outdoor art and exhibiting recent works on October 9th for the Larimer Sidewalk Arts Festival. Hope you can make it down to celebrate the amazing creative output of local Larimer St. artists.
09.08.10:: Just wanted to send a big thank you to everyone who helped make Electric Avenue an amazing weekend. Especially The Denver Kush Club! Below are a few photos of the live painting we did for the music and arts festival. Photos courtesy of Jay Z. Scherer
08.31.10:: Theory + Practice has invited Like Minded to be in their 1 year anniversary show. This Friday, September 3rd. If you are going out to the First Friday artwalk on Sante Fe, come stop by 738 Sante Fe and check out some of our recent work.
08.24.10:: Like Minded is presenting a 20 slide retrospective of our work over the last three years for Pecha Kucha #11 this Wednesday night at the Denver Pavilions. The presentations will start just after dark in the center courtyard of the pavilions. West 500 16th St.
08.18.10:: If you are in Denver this weekend, come by and check out our new show "Power of Free" this Saturday night with Ink Monster at Casselman's, 2620 Walnut St. Its an all day and night affair, so make sure to bring you marathon shoes.
08.12.10:: Hey guys, we just got home from Telluride and have a very limited amount of our "To Hell We Ride" prints left. We have a few gallery wrapped canvas prints as well as some paper prints. Both prints measure 18 x 7 and are editions of 30. If you are interested in purchasing a T-ride print, you can click on ether paypal button below. The button above the image is for the gallery wrapped canvas, which are $80+$15 shipping. To purchase a paper print for $30+$10 shipping, click on the paypal button below the image.
Click here to purchase the gallery wrapped canvas print
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07.31.10::If you happen to be in Berkeley, California this week. Come check out our art opening this Friday afternoon, August, 6th. All artists in the show will be in attendance from noon-2pm. Wine will be served.
getting there: from highway 80 take the university ave exit, head inland until you reach shattuck ave, take a left onto shattuck and go about 8 blocks until you come to vine street...take right onto vine and the shop is on the left hand side...very unique building.
07.20.10::Here is our newest print release "Greek Theatre at Sunset". We made this piece for our upcoming "Greek Art" show in Berkeley, California
The prints measure 17 x 15 and are gallery wrapped giclee prints on canvas. Below are some photos of the finished prints. All prints are signed and numbered by Lamb and Ortiz. Limited Edition of 20. Individual prints are $70.00+$15 shipping. You can purchase the prints directly by clicking the payapl button below.
07.10.10::Here is a snapshot of our new piece at The Blackbook Gallery. The piece will be up for a few weeks, so if you like what you see. Head down to 555 Sante Fe Drive and check out the amazing collection of art on display.
06.22.10:: If you like things that go boom and ice cold beverages, then don’t miss our smoking hot new show "Beer & Bottle Rockets" at the new Blackbook Gallery. Featuring new pieces by Rene Gagnon, Stephen Tompkins, Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, Supakitch, Joshua Budich, Justin Lovato, Cherri Wood, Jonathan Lamb, Michael Ortiz, Ian Millard, John Fellows and more… Friday July 2nd. 555 Sante Fe Drive. 7pm till we run out of fireworks and booze!
06.21.10:: Here are some photos Ryan Policky took from the Grand Opening of Yes Please More! Thanks to everybody who made it down.
06.13.10:: Like Minded's newest print releases. "Create Denver Week's Concept Prints" measures 17 x 22 and is printed on 225 gram textured fine art paper. The editions are numbered out of 20 and are available for purchase for $40 dollars + $10 dollars shipping. All prints are signed and numbered by Ortiz and Lamb. If you would like to purchase a print, just click on the paypal button below. Please specify which print you would like when ordering.
06.10.10:: Like Minded has just released our newest print "Spock's Brain" to commemorate Phish's current summer tour. The print measures 11 x 23 and is a giclee on 210 gram archival smooth fine art paper. The edition is out of 210 and all prints are signed,numbered and embossed with our brain logo in the bottom right corner. The print is $25+$10 shipping. You can purchase it by clicking the paypal button below.
06.02.10:: The Denver Office of Cultural Affairs has just announced that the Grand Opening of Yes! Please! More! is going to kick off Denver Design Week. This Saturday is going to be a not miss event. We also got a nice mention in the Denver Business Journal for our upcoming installation for Yes! Please! More! You can read their article by clicking here.
06.01.10:: Here are some photograph's from Mike Ortiz's recent installation for Bishop's Barbershop in Portland, Oregon. Ortiz threw down hard for Like Minded and Bishop's and made sure he left his mark while in Portland.
05.31.10::Check out our recent commissioned piece for our good friends Jenny and Brian. "Peaclock" is 3ft. x 4ft. on wood panel. Custom canvas and paper prints are available.
05.18.10:: Some more photos of Create Denver Week installation are starting to roll in. Steven Wallace did an amazing live photo shoot, using the installation as a backdrop for the Create Deanver Launch Party and had some photos published by 303 magazine. Also our good friend Raul San Miguel put together this stop motion video of us working on our installation. Big ups Laru and Steven.
05.03.10:: Like Minded's newest print release. "Create Denver Week's Concept Print #1" measures 17 x 22 and is printed on 225 gram textured fine art paper. The edition is numbered out of 20 and is available for purchase for $40 dollars + $10 dollars shipping. All prints are signed and numbered by Ortiz and Lamb. If you would like to purchase a print, just click on the paypal button below.
05.02.10::We just got back from an amazing time in New Orleans. Thanks to everyone involved for making our trip to the Big Easy so special. We have a limited number of 16 x 20 "Bon Temps" prints (edition of 20), that we are releasing today on a first come first serve basis. The prints are $30 dollars + $10 shipping. The below paypal button is the link to purchase the print.
04.20.10:: Like Minded is traveling to New Orleans for the Fantastic Hullabaloo. Two nights of music and art in the Big Easy. April 29th and 30th @ Bar Twelve. 610 S. Peters St. For more info or to purchase tickets click on the link above.
04.15.10:: Yoyo, Mike Ortiz is live painting this Saturday night for Electric Punanny. 3821 Steele St. at the Guerilla Garden. Hope to see you there.
04.13.10:: Here are a couple photographs of our most recent installation for Create Denver Week. You can view all photos of the installation by clicking below.
03.25.10:: Like Minded is collaborating for the first time with the Webster Wallace design firm on an installation for Denver Create Week's launch party. The 5th annual Denver Create Week starts out with a bang on Saturday, April 10th at 6pm. 1490 Delgany Street(right across the street from the Museum of Contemporary Art). Be there or be square!
03.09.10:: Hot of the presses. Like Minded's newest release "Moonlight Scoundrels" is an original collaboration between Michael Ortiz and Jonathan Lamb. The original is mixed media(acylic, wheatpaste, and K3 ultrachrome ink) on a wood box that measures 36" x 54". We are releasing a limited edition print of the collaboration. The print measures 14" x 21" and is a giclee print on 310 gram textured fine art paper. The edition size is numbered at 40. Each print is $40 +$10 shipping. Limit 2 per customer.
You can view photos of the painting being made by clicking below.
Below is a photo of the 14 x 21 giclee paper print
03.08.10:: Our good friend Pedro Barrios is exhibiting his new work this Thursday Marth 11th, 2010 at Salon 29. 2732 West 29th Ave. from 7-10pm. Hope to see everyone there.
02.18.10:: Theory+Practice is proud to present an Urban Art Event. Opening Friday, March 5th. From 6pm until we are done. 738 Sante Fe Drive. New works by Like Minded Productions and others will be on display for your enjoyment. Hope to see you there.
02.16.10:: Here is Michael Ortiz's newest piece. Eoto's 2010 Winter Tour print. Edition of 100 signed and numbered screen prints. You can grab yourself one at any of their live shows this tour. Click here for Tour Dates.
02.14.10:: Happy Valentine's Day from Like Minded Productions. Here is Print from Ian Millard over at Ian's Prints.com
SIA comes to Denver
Hope everyone is ready for an amazing weekend. SIA's first year in Denver starts today. If you are at the convention center for the trade show, make sure to stop by Zero Gloves and Icelantic skis booths and say hi. Enjoy the show!
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM LIKE MINDED PRODUCTIONS!
Mike Ortiz and Jon Lamb would like to thank everyone who helped make 2009 our best year to date. We look forward to making 2010 even more amazing. Get involved and let us know what we can do for you.
We are also proud to announce that Jon Lamb took home an award for "Best Hampton Fan Art" at the most recent Mock Show in Miami, FL. Thanks to Headcount and to everyone who voted. You can see photos from the Mock Show here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mockshow