In the tradition of French salons, photographer Scott McCormick’s “Office Hours” are a gathering of minds. While not formal like the tradition dictates, McCormick has taken this gathering to an interesting, and albeit more libatious platform. To escape the everyday clutter of infinite garbage that plagues the internet and obscures knowledge, McCormick has opted to have locals respected throughout the city lead Wednesday evenings in a kaleidoscope of discussions and learning. All are welcome with no penance on lack of knowledge. These evening’s are built with one sole purpose: learning.
There’s a hitch, though. The featured artist of the week is given as many free drinks as they need to further the conversation in an interesting manner. Imagine if art, design, marketing, music, and general creativity slammed head first into Comedy Central’s “Drunk History.``
ALL levels are welcome. Any questions are encouraged. We're excited to have you.
5001 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220
photos by merne judson iii
Every Wednesday, 5:30-8pm | On The Elm's Heated Patio (5001 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220) | FREE
And can you find it broadcast online you ask? No. No you cannot. The point of Office Hours is to sit together without the distraction of technology to hold honest, supportive, and creative conversations with our peers. While I love the internet, it's filled with too many avenues both positive and negative for information. We strive to bring this back to the face-to-face conversation.
We've been super lucky to have some incredible guest artists over the years, including:
Chris Coyier (Codepen Creator)
Eric Dalimore (Leon Gallery)
Eric Nord (Leon Gallery)
Chris Zacher (Levitt Pavillion)
Scott Aller (Levitt Pavillion)
Amy Abrams (7s Management)
Dave Ratner (CAFTA – creator)
Jonnie Sirotek (Futuristic Films)
and many many many more...