About

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Laura Krudener, Founder and Creative Director. Curator of ATC DEN.

Favorite Artist  Julie Mehretu, Pat Steir, Helen Frankthaler.

Favorite Band  My playlist alternates from Drake to Rolling Stones and so much in between. Right now I am really loving Sturgill Simpson, Alicia Keys and A Tribe Called Quest's new albums.

Favorite Drink  Small batch whiskey on the rocks.

Favorite outdoor activity  Skiing on a powder day. 

My top 3 beauty products are  My charcoal face mask from Fig & Yarrow, Indie Lee squalane oil and coconut oil.

My perfect Sunday  Lazy morning reading a book (because I lack the skills of sleeping in), yoga, walk to brunch with my husband and puppy. An afternoon gardening, cooking, or soaking in the fresh air.

Things I love most  Celebrating life. Finding moments throughout the day to soak in all in. Whether is it a long walk, sipping my morning green tea while watching the birds outside the window, dinner with friends, dancing at a concert, or letting it all go on the yoga mat. No matter how busy or stressed out I may get, I really try to take time each day to take a deep breath, give thanks, and find little ways to connect back into the magic of life. And I am really obsessed with essential oils. My current favorites are frankincense, lavender and cedarwood.

What are you most grateful for?  My husband and my puppy. The freedom to be creative, explore, contemplate and expand. Being able to be part of such an inspiring group of strong women. And moonlight. I am always grateful for moonlight.

What does contemporary bohemian to you?  Contemporary is of the moment. It's an awareness of the community and world around you. Bohemian means using your own creative expression to navigate each moment in a way that is authentic and honest to you. Contemporary Bohemian is both a style and a mindset of following your own artistic expression of living life, whether the medium in art, music, design, cooking, raising a family or how you get dressed that morning. Contemporary Bohemian is the attitude of the modern creative who puts their own personal expression on whatever they do.

See Laura Krudener's art portfolio at www.laurakrudener.com.

 

Sara Ford, Editorial Photographer.

Favorite Artist Alex Prager, Gottfried Helnwein and Daniel Sprick.  

Favorite Band  I am really enjoying Gardens & Villa at the moment.

Favorite Drink  Wine of any color.

Favorite outdoor activity  Picnic!

My top 3 beauty products are  A good exfoliator, Maracuja oil, Eyelash curler.

My perfect Sunday  To rip off Johnny Cash…This morning, with them, having coffee. (them being my man and my baby)

Things I love most  Being a mother and a wife

What are you most grateful for?  Being able to photograph for a living.  I never thought it was something that could actually be possible, and it is.

What does contemporary bohemian mean to you?  Bohemianism is defined as the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, involving musical, artistic, or literary pursuits.  As a “contemporary bohemian” we have these same pursuits, but with the aid of technology and social networks we can exponentially expand our connection with other like-minded people.  Our community is everywhere.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Claire Tonelson, Director of Events. ATC DEN.

Favorite Artist  Currently, Marilyn Minter, Haruki Murakami, Dulk. 

Favorite Band  At the moment, I’m listening to lots of Run the Jewels, Blood Orange, Chance the Rapper, Steely Dan, & Lizzo.  (And, of course, Beyonce!  Always, Beyonce)

Favorite Drink Bubbles! Be it champagne, or just plain ol’ added to vodka. 

Favorite outdoor activity Being on a beach with a good book and a cocktail is my kind of outdoor fun.  

My top 3 beauty products are  ILIA Vivid Foundation, Indie Lee Rosehip Toner, and Benefit "They're Real" Mascara.

My perfect Sunday Sleeping in, yoga, & brunch with friends (preferably on a sunny patio).

Things I love most  Food (& Bev).  Music.  Art.  Fashion.  Yoga.  Travel.  

What are you most grateful for?  My family and friends.  I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by so many loving and supportive individuals.  Also, the opportunity to practice yoga regularly, see music and experience art, and of course, to travel and explore.  In addition, with this new position at ATC, my love of community and bringing people together is becoming realized and I’m truly thankful for this opportunity and what’s to come! 

What does contemporary bohemian mean to you?  Contemporary Bohemian is a non-conforming way of life which encompasses style, vibe, energy and aesthetic.  Through food, color, experience and play, our lens is creative, with a current and modern twist.    

 

Courtney Parker, Director of Public Relations.

Favorite Artist  Jay DeFeo & Kristen Hatgi Sink.

Favorite Band  Nick Cave & Wu Tang.

Favorite Drink  Anything with gin.

Favorite outdoor activity Walking my Basset Hound and Dachshund. 

My top 3 beauty products are Good under eye concealer, Marvis Toothpaste + R.L. Linden & Co. La Balmba Rosa. 

My perfect Sunday Lazy Sunday! Sleep in, late brunch and spend time with my husband.

Things I love most  All of my favorite things can easily go hand in hand… Laughing, spending time with good friends, live music, art, traveling and learning to cook. 

What are you most grateful for?  Being able to do what I love while being surrounded and inspired by amazing, creative and like-minded people, all of which I consider to be some of my closest friends.

What does contemporary bohemian mean to you?  Contemporary Bohemian is the attitude of the modern creative. It is finding your own way to express yourself and not following the rules. It is living a life of passion and always seeking new inspiration.

 

Founded by Denver-based artist Laura Krudener, Among the Colors is a lifestyle and community project focused on bringing color and creativity into your life. Featuring original content, collaborations with artists and makers, and guides to inspired living, Among the Colors offers passion and thoughtfulness to help enrich and inspire the art of everyday life. Through artist interviews, fashion profiles on creative women, and food and wellness guides, Among the Colors will curate a Contemporary Bohemian style authentic to it’s roots in Denver, Colorado.

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