ITAS Podcast Season 8, Ep.8
A textile artist from Denver, CO Bree Angela is taking her practice to a totally new level by creating magical spaces at local museums where children can explore their imagination without any restrictions or rules. Bree’s passion for children’s welfare is deeply rooted in her own experience and is manifested through many different projects and collaborations with community-based organizations.
To learn more about Bree Angela’s story, her creative endeavors, and her work with children listen to this episode!
About Bree Angela
I am a New York native living in Denver, Colorado. I earned my BFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute in 2002. Since then, I have worked in various areas of the art industry including fashion, toys, and textiles.
For the past 13 years, I have been collaborating with curators, master educators, local, and world-renowned artists to design and fabricate tactile experiences within exhibits and public learning spaces across the country.
Some of these include the Denver Art Museum, the Smithsonian’s NMAAHC, Boston’s ICA, the Junkyard Social Club, The Nature and Science Museum of Denver, and the Children’s Museum of Denver. My skills are a colorful mix of illustration and design, textiles, puppets, toys, costume-making, and sensory environments for play.
I am also an Art Educator certified in trauma-based practices, Behavior Therapy, and the Reggio-Emilia philosophy. I have dedicated any of my available time to working with non-profits within the community. I hope to provide a safe and stress-free experience for both young children and older youth to feel free to create. My overall goal in all that I do is to help spark a sense of wonder and play in exploring imagination and the world around us.
Artwork by Bree Angela
Links and references
Bloom at the Children’s Museum of Denver – opens Oct.16, 2023
Official website: breeangela.com
StreetWise afterschool program: streetwisearts.org/youth
More projects to come!