'Wrong Side of Da Tracks' by Jantzen Peake
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Jantzen Peake’s show will open at the Manitou Art Center September 6!
Jantzen Peake’s show will open at the Manitou Art Center on Friday, September 6. DJ Craftmatic will be providing music for the opening.
From the artist: “Growing up in the early 80’s/90’s with hip-hop, grunge music, vintage cartoons, graffiti lifestyle, one could easily be labeled from the “Wrong Side Of Da Tracks.”
To this day, underground/low-brow culture feels like the most alive, raw, organic and free form of expression. It is my warm blanket of happiness and humbleness. It brings the life the works of art that I create, a place far from greed, hate, and corporate distractions.
My artwork encompasses color, acrylics, pen and ink, watercolor, clay and spray paint in order to guide the audience through the visions of my youth. We shall treasure the eccentric and local people from the “Wrong Side of Da Tracks” so that we always keep in touch with the child who guards our susceptible souls.”
Jantzen Lennon Peake wants to inspire communities through his creative vision in the arts. He wants to help in raising awareness and funding to ensure the youth receive the benefits of essential art programs.
Jantzen wants to be a part of a strong community that supports programs that keep the arts in schools and urban communities. Born and reared in Hermosa Beach, California, he began drawing on the walls at the early age of 5.
Jantzen received his BA in Studio Arts with an emphasis in illustration and Animation from California State University Long Beach in 2010. Shortly after receiving his degree, he began teaching K-12 after school art programs and freelancing on the side with his art business, Peake Graffix.
A resident of Colorado Springs, he devotes his time and love in the local art community and non-profits such as the Rotary Club (Flight), Concrete Couch, and Project Angel Heart.
Jantzen can be found painting live, creating beautiful murals around the Colorado Springs neighborhoods and throughout the Front Range. He also teaches various art classes at the Manitou Art Center, Library 21C, and Bemis School of Art as well as at various libraries in the Pikes Peak Library District.
If you would like to view more of his work and/or commission Jantzen, feel free to contact him through his business page PeakeGraffix. Jantzen Peake strives to bring a new light into the art community, never leaving the soul child behind.
Contact: (719) 685-1861
513 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829