Telluride’s Ah Haa School: HAHA Happening Soon, 7/15- 7/17!

Telluride’s Ah Haa School: HAHA Happening Soon, 7/15- 7/17!

Telluride’s Ah Haa School for the Arts is hosting a community art event unlike you have ever experienced.

The HAHA is an immersive artist takeover of the new Ah Haa School for the Arts’ Silver Jack building in the heart of Telluride. This is a multi-day celebration, (July 15 – July 17), of creative chaos spotlighting artists from around the globe and around the corner. Collectively they will be creating one-of-a-kind, interactive, transformational installations throughout the building. Join in on the party!

Your ticket to the Ah Haa HAHA provides critical funds that support access and opportunity for people of all ages to engage in creative experiences throughout the year. Tickets are on sale now. Click here.

The HaHa Guide is here.

Go here for more about Ah Haa.

And scroll down to watch a video teaser of the historical, hysterical event.

Telluride’s Ah Haa School for the Arts HAHA brings a curated group of regional, national and international artists together to transform each space and classroom in the Silver Jack Building in Telluride to support Ah Haa School for the Arts.

Featured are Addi Somekh, Christopher Warren, Finn Thompson, Flair Robinson, Molly Perrault Daniels, Niki Dionne, Pneuhaus, Rachel Burke, Scott Upshur, Squidsoup, Walker Mettling and Wendy Roloson, each of whom is creating site-specific works to surprise, tantalize and amaze visitors.

Curators Kris Kwasniewski and Christin Marcos conceptualized HAHA as an event that pushes the boundaries of our perception about what is possible. Their curatorial vision brings an unmatched art experience to Southwest Colorado.

Wander through monumental topographic mountains; enter woolly caverns; crawl through a creature-filled planetarium; relax in the bouncy lounge; explore the multi-sensory “tinstellation”; enjoy craft cocktails on the Sky Deck and so much more.

The schedule follows:


The third floor Sky Deck rooftop, will be transformed by UK’s renowned interactive arts collective Squidsoup. Their newest work, “Circular Echoes,” makes its US exhibition debut at the HAHA, emitting shifting light and mysterious sound from undulating orbs.

Pneuhaus, a Rhode Island-based design studio, brings their Street Seats to Ah Haa’s third floor Launchpad. Their work creates a playful lounge filled with geometric inflatables that encourage visitors to enjoy communal bouncy experiences.

On the second floor, international artist, Australia’s craft queen Rachel Burke, creates a colorful explosion of tinsel or a “tinstellation” in the X Room.

Next door in the Transformation Painting Studio, Texas-based textile artist, Niki Dionne, translates the playful process of turning strangers into friends by creating plush, 7-foot-tall, interactive figures. Visitors can move, arrange and play with their new friends while enjoying cocktails.

In Ah Haa’s exhibition space, Walker Mettling, of Providence Comics Consortium, presents WEIRD SPACE CARNIVAL!, an experience featuring mixing and matching illustrated creature body parts, as well as a monster planetarium crawl space.

Colorado-based artists, Christopher WarrenWendy Roloson, Molly Perault Daniels and Flair Robinson convert the first-floor classrooms into exaggerated topographic mountainscapes, sculptural “Woolly Caverns” and oversized stacking-rocks and mixed-material chandeliers.

Addi Somekh the most innovative, prolific and well-traveled balloon artist in the world, along with Finn Thompson, a balloon arts prodigy, transforms the lobby and hallways into a “balloniverse” of color and texture.

As the interior transforms, so does the exterior, with the projection mapping of filmmaker Scott Upshur. The kinetic image mapping will create a visually powerful, large-scale experience for visitors and passerby’s in advance of the event dates.


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