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17. Not Just Something Pretty (ft. Thomas Evans)

We had a great time talking to Denver artist Thomas “Detour” Evans, an all-around creative specializing in large scale public art, interactive visuals, portraiture, immersive spaces, and creative directing. He told us a lot about how art can make an impact in local communities, because to him art is a tool for documenting history and showcasing truth. Evans also shared how his new book reveals insider advice about the soft skills you’ll need to make it as a working artist. Lastly, you’ll hear a pretty convincing story about why you really need to read your e-mails.

Artist Bio:

Thomas Evans, a.k.a. Detour, is an all-around creative specializing in large scale public art, interactive visuals, portraiture, immersive spaces, and creative directing. His focus is to create work where art and innovation meet. A born collaborator and “military brat,” Detour pulls from every conceivable experience that shapes his landscapes and perspectives. Explaining Detour’s work is no easy task, as ongoing experimentations in visual art, music, and interactive technologies have his practice continually expanding. With his ever-evolving approach to art, Detour’s focus is on expanding customary views of creativity and challenging fine-art paradigms by mixing traditional mediums with new approaches—all the while opening up the creative process from that of a singular artist, to one that thrives on multi-layered collaboration and viewer participation. Detour continues to work in many mediums while now teaching others aspiring artists how to navigate the rough waters of the art industry.

About Remotely Creative:

We’re navigating the ins and outs of creative survival in a remote setting and answering your questions. You’ll hear from professional artists, designers, and a few wildcards about how to stay inspired and connected when working and living from home. Hosted by Robb Fladry, Dean of Students at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD).
 
Submit your questions to remotelycreative@rmcad.edu!
 
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