Blue Light Studios Kickstarter Event

Jul 8, 2017

While too many bars and too many parties have too many people engaging in a pointless transplant vs. natives battle in the area, Adrian DiUbaldo is a peaceful beacon of acceptance, and intends to share that energy with the community on July 8, 2017, through the launch event for Blue Light Studios.

Blue Light Studios (@bluelightstudiosphotography) is commercial endeavor involving fine art photography on t-shirts that showcases the artwork of Adrian Diubaldo.

Adrian DiUbaldo grew up in Denver in the 80s and 90s, and has watched the city transition as it’s grown into its current bursting-at-the-seams urban, with cranes dominating the skyline and the speeding gentrification of any neighborhood considered artistic. As a talented photographer, having photos published in The Village Voice, Huffington Post, Westword, Rocky Mountain News, Denver Business Journal, 303 Magazine, and Boulder Daily Camera, he left Denver in 2013 to study at the now-defunct Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, where he almost completed his Masters Degree in Fine Arts in Photography. The school unexpectedly, after years of churning out award-winning photographers, closed shop in 2016, leaving its current students (including Adrian) with a partial degree and no schoolroom to return to. So Adrian headed back to Denver.

On his return, Adrian had his own transitional experience to cope with, recovering from manic depression, the result of his Bipolar 1 diagnosis. As a native returning home, with art built from his experiences coping with his depression and manic episodes, he wanted to bring together new and old friends and prepare for the launch of his new company. And so, the Blue Light Studios Kickstarter event.

The Saturday, July 8, event, which runs 6PM to 10PM at Ink Lounge (@inkloungecreative), is expected to be like a private party for the public, with an open bar and food truck fare (for purchase). “You can pump your fist if you’re strong enough, you can break dance if you’re slick enough,” said Adrian.

The rock trio Faceman (FB: @lovefaceman, TW: @FaceManMusic) will be performing at 8PM, and guests will be able to purchase t-shirts or a selection of Adrian’s art. Adrian’s art from his time in Santa Barbara and since returning to Denver will be on display and for sale, including pieces from his work So, I’m The Same as Me, an exploration into how he relates to the outside world.

“Take the square forms in the background of these self portraits for example. They are symbolic of those closest to me. The squares are different, rather unique colors, but they have a stronger natural ability to coexist by nature of their straight edges. My shape does not naturally have the ability to coexist like that. I struggle to relate. I can't function the same as others. I stick out,” he says in his online artist’s statement.

Entry to the party will have suggested donation options, each corresponding to a gift and will fund Blue Light Studios.

Of the art that will be displayed, Adrian said people can take it as they see it. “I expect they’ll interpret it how they want. This is my presentation, and I invite guests to sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese.”

What: Blue Light Studios Kickstarter Event
When: Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 6PM to 10PM; Faceman plays 8PM
Where: Ink Lounge, 29 S. Fox Street, Denver
Why: To celebrate the return of our hometown artist, Adrian DiUbaldo!
Kickstarter: TBA one week before event