“When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can’t make them change if they don’t want to, just like when they do want to, you can’t stop them.” -- Andy Warhol
He was one of the great artistic voices of the 60s and 70s, but Andy Warhol really loved to be out on the town. Though a wallflower who liked to connect with people by asking them for a Polaroid photo, Andy was a sought-after party guest, partly because he'd turned his Polaroid photography into his schtick -- it's how he took his own social awkwardness and turned it into a positive.
And those Polaroids are famous as a diary of Andy's life and times. They are pre-Instagram Instagram.
Warhol would have turned 90 on August 6 and we have a party planned for him. And a chance for you to brush up your conversation skills -- no Polaroid camera required!
RiNo Made Salons: The Business of Being Creative: Andy Warhol’s School of Conversation
Tuesday, August 14, 6:30-8:30p, RiNo Art District, 3501 Wazee Street, 80216
Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) summed up his first meeting with Andy Warhol: “He was shy but sharp, witty, and full of nervous energy.” Many people just give a one word description of Andy in social situations: Shy. It is the bane of the artist’s world -- making beautiful art and the difficulty of talking about it with the world. Denver Public Library and RiNo Art District present this amusing and useful salon for creatives or anyone who'd like to feel more comfortable in social situations. Hosted by Libby Barbee and Brandon Laird, this workshop posing as a party will help you relax in social situations and give you a handful of techniques to calm your nerves and be the authentic you while you share your life or art with the world. This workshop can help to open doors for creatives -- plus it is a lot of fun! Please register (RSVP) for this ‘party’ at www.denverlibrary.org/rinopopup