Archive for the My Works Category

Some recent-ish work. Here is an update of pieces Ive done in the last two years

Posted in Art, Cultivated Love, Denver, Design, Love Gallery, My Works with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2012 by cultivatedlove

Woahhh…. Its been a while.

Posted in Art, Cultivated Love, Denver, Love Gallery, My Works, Other Stuff, Web with tags , , , , , , on May 22, 2012 by cultivatedlove

Well due to life just trucking along. I got a bit side tracked from updating this blog. Shame on me. Thanks to a move to Denver and the upcoming opening of Love Gallery. I plan on being a lot more active here. There are just so many great things and new to me things going on around us at our new spot. So stay tuned and I promise not to be absent for so long.

Oh and just a tidbit about the new spot.

Bee and I decided it was time to make a move from our tiny apt on college ave in Boulder. At first we were just looking for a place with a studio or work space for my art and for her jewelry. After a long search and a bit of luck we thought we had found the perfect location.  A small apt above a great big workshop that included a beautiful little space for a gallery.

Needless to say we were in love with the space and the idea of having our own gallery. I was instantly envisioning Signage and track lights. A darkroom and a screen printing studio alongside my vinyl and paint area. Bee was thinking about getting all of her tools here from Cali and setting up alongside of me. The space was going to need a bit of work but none of it mattered. Over the course of about 2 weeks I negotiated my first commercial lease and started lining up all the materials we would need to get the space ready. We were all ready to sign the lease.  The timing was perfect for us to move out of the old spot and into the new. Then the dream shattering nerve racking call came in.. The HOA had decided that they were no longer going to allow the units to be live/work. Crushed and nearly homeless. We had less than a week to find a spot. At this point we were looking for anything. I lined up three spots to look at in Denver. One of which is a spot I had been interested in but had not gotten a call back the first 2 times I called on it. The first 2 spots were ok. One needed a bit of work and one was a bit pricey. The last was a bit further south then I thought we wanted to be but we were in a pinch. It was also the one I had called on a couple time with no response. So we arrived at 570 Inca St. The building was beautiful and modern. We met the landlord and he took us inside. The downstairs was all ready set to go as a gallery and the upstairs was clean new and complete with new appliances.  After leaving within minutes Bee and I knew this was the spot. I was back down in the morning signing a lease.  Its funny how things work out. Now that were in. I couldn’t imagine being in any of the other spaces. We love the location, the space, our neighbors and having the opportunity to not only show our own work but also that of some of the amazing artists we have come to know.

I am looking forward to the next few months and our current line up. Including Brian Leach, Tom Bond, and Nathan Reese.

Hope too see you at Love Gallery sometime soon.

Skate Deck for URBANE dropping next week

Posted in Art, Cultivated Love, My Works, Other Stuff with tags , , , on May 6, 2010 by cultivatedlove

This is a deck that I did for my friends up in Steamboat Springs CO.  This Friday is the opening of the second annual Skate deck show at Urbane.  Artists are asked to submit art  on skate decks.  If your ever up in the boat make sure to stop by.  Its located at 7th and Lincoln, Downtown Steamboat Springs CO. If you want one of these decks give them a shout 970-879-9169. They are limited to 40 pieces

Current artistic influences (Part 1)

Posted in Art, Design, My Works with tags , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2009 by cultivatedlove

Here is a list of items or people who currently are most influential on my work.

As I am really starting to settle in here in Boulder, CO. I am becoming less vulnerable to the inset of culture shock. While Im sure Boulder is a far cry short of culture when compared to some of the major metropolises of the world. It is still significantly bigger than Steamboat Springs CO.

I’m sure there were many occasions not long after my arrival that I could be found in a state of disarray.  As my mind was being overstimulated by all that this town had to offer. Now that I am able to keep the drool from flowing. I plan on harnessing some of this. Continue reading

Works by Michael Benninghoven

Posted in Art, My Works with tags , , , , on September 15, 2009 by cultivatedlove

All of these works area available imediatly.

As you can see most of these are numbered #001 or #002. I only make up to 13 of each design and they each have been numbered accordingly.
These pieces range from 22″ x 31″ up to 53″ x 32″
Please contact me for more info.

Space station #002 $750

Space station #002 $750

Peligro 2 #001 $500

Peligro 2 #001 $500

Peligro 3 #001 $400

Peligro 3 #001 $400

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A little insight into my blog!

Posted in Art, Design, Food, My Works, Other Stuff, Web with tags , , , , , , , on September 15, 2009 by cultivatedlove


So two days into this Blogging deal. Two days of trying to figure out my formula. Starting posts only to not post them countless times. But it has finally hit me.  The structure I am going to build around. (loosely of course). Each day I will try to post on 4 main subjects Art, Design, Food and the Web. Continue reading

This is the beginning!

Posted in Art, Design, Food, My Works with tags , , , on September 14, 2009 by cultivatedlove

Hello and welcome to the Blog of Cultivated Love and Michael Benninghoven. Yes I have jumped on the band wagon of Blogging and until I finish my website this is going to be the best spot for updates on my journey through the art and design world. In addition to my works I hope to spread the word about new artists, new galleries, fresh design, great restaurants and anything else that may catch my attention.