Dear Sent(a)Mental Friends, Family, and Supporters -

I am writing you today to inform you that I have given notice and will be moving out of The Other Side Arts by Aug. 1st.

I have been here at TOSA Denver for 4 years and while this has been an awesome experience I have recently been presented with an opportunity that I cannot pass up.

Sent(a)Mental Studios (as well as the Denver Zine Library) will be moving to 27 Social Centre (about 1 mile from TOSA) with P&L Printing, a local union print shop, and various other organizations. For me this is an amazing opportunity for SAM Studios to be in community with like minded people, organizations and politics... as well as an affordable, street level and accessible space.

If you are interested in more information as to the future for SAM Studios email or talk with me personally and I can fill you in on the details.

In addition, most of you are aware that I have serious back issues and that I am in need of assistance and rely heavily on community to help support me in this move. See the proposed schedule below for packing and moving. Look it over and please contact me with any availability so i can begin filling in the schedule.


What this means is that for every hour you help out (either building walls, packing, and/or moving) you get 2 raffle tickets to put towards a drawing from the MonuMental Manhattan - Crime Scene Series (pictured and linked here). So really, the more you help the better your chances.

So, again... check the schedule below and let me know what you might be able to do.
Thanks in advance... your support always means so much.

I look forward to working with you all in the future.





Building Walls for DZL and SAM Studios ---
JULY 11th 10 am - 4pm (or later if necessary)
2727 West 27th Ave, Denver


MAIN MOVING DAY - SAT JULY 17TH 10am to When done for day...
* Food, Juice and Water Provided.

FINAL MOVING DAY - SAT JULY 24th 10am until studio is empty.
you could win a MONUMENTAL MANHATTAN - CRIME SCENE drawing.... valued at $600. Click photo to see more.
Teen Art Exhibit and Benefit Helps Prevent Teen Suicide

Teens Choosing Life, Choosing Hope

Voz y Corazón - meaning voice and heart- is a suicide prevention and mentoring program designed to change how Latina youth think and feel about themselves. And it is working! Alarming national statistics indicate that Hispanic high school girls are most likely to seriously consider and attempt suicide. Latina youth in Denver are no exception.

Voz y Corazón is a free, culturally responsive support, education, and prevention program designed for Latina youth. It teaches them how to recognize and respond to signs of suicide in themselves and their peers.

Volunteers mentor the teens and help them with self-expression through artwork and with developing a healthy bi-cultural identity. Teens are trained as gatekeepers' to support their peers who may be in trouble.

"I have many friends that need help and do drugs and try suicide. I want to help them," says one teen participant.

Voz y Corazón Teen Art Show and Benefit gives the teens a chance to showcase their art work and creativity. The teen's art work will be professionally displayed at the Red Line Art for viewing and certain pieces will be available for purchase.

The public is invited.

All donations support this important program.

What: Voz y Corazón Teen Art Show and Benefit
When: Saturday, June 12, 2010
Time: 5:30-10:30pm -
          Dinner, Dancing and Silent Auction
          17 and under are free.
          Adults $40, Couples $70
Where: Red Line Art
            2350 Arapahoe Street Denver, Colorado 80205

More details on the Voz y Corazón Teen Art Show and Benefit can be found at

Voz y Corazón is a collaboration of the Mental Health Center of Denver, Girls, Inc., Sisters of Color United for Education, Lowry Family Center, Denver Health and Denver Public Schools.

Dylan gearing up for a full day of OPEN STUDIOS... pictured here getting his favorite cup of coffee at Salvagetti on Platte Street, Denver.

Click on the photo below to read a recent neighborhood blog (Riverfront Park - thanks chris) posting about good coffee, bicycles, and sent(a)mental studios.