Cerebral Brewing, Art Gym, Painting and Sculpture: "Cahoots" Collaborative Art Show

Detailed image of Brege’s “Colorado Nile”: a multimedia work using beer and painting and neurology.

Detailed image of Brege’s “Colorado Nile”: a multimedia work using beer and painting and neurology.

A couple years ago, I was painting in my studio, enjoying myself a little happy hour, and made an exciting discovery: when combined, beer and ink are a match made in heaven! It started with a simple spill, but I quickly began to notice how the beer’s alcohol, yeast, hops effected the inks in unique and unexpected ways. With that, my curiosity in the marriage between beer and art began.

To my absolute joy, artist and Art Gym member Erynn McConnell was just as intrigued by the potential of this relationship as I was! Several weeks ago, Erynn and I embarked on a collaboration with Art Gym and Denver’s Cerebral Brewing to pursue this multimedia concept. I am thrilled to say, by pooling our various backgrounds in graphic design, metal work, painting, and neuroscience, Erynn and I created a series of paintings and a mobile with Cerebral’s beer, bottles, barley bags, and more.

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Our pieces will be on display at Art Gym’s upcoming show Cahoots: an exhibition celebrating the collaboration of Art Gym staff and members. Read more about the show here.

Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, March 28 from 5-8PM. 

Detailed shot of painting with beer and ink for "Cahoots" art show at Art Gym.