Spring has officially sprung’ed. Emerging from hibernation and unfurling our blooms has the TARRA office abuzz with “what’s next, what’s new, where are we going, let’s get to it.”

May Brain Food has a similar theme of renewal: An artist blossoming at the young age of 98; a book that’s a must for those who need an extra boost of bravery; a potential new start for the city of Denver; and a nod to some of those Gen Zs that are making waves.

Photo by Oresti Tsonopoulos. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Via Artsy.

It’s Finally Time to Shine for 98-Year Old Painter Luchita Hurtado

Frustrated with your career ladder? Try seven decades of working in obscurity before you are “discovered.” Venezuelan-born, 98-year-old Luchita Hurtado just opened a solo show at Hauser & Wirth in New York, gets her first institutional show at London’s Serpentine in late 2019, followed by Mexico’s Museo Tamayo in 2020.

Why now? Hurtado taps into the deep and urgent human connection to our planet and the existential plight of our planet…topics at the front of everyone’s mind right now.

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. By Brene Brown

Named one of Bloomberg’s best books of 2018, this is for anyone looking to understand how to tap into courage and vulnerability to become a more effective leader and human. Brown discusses how leadership isn’t about titles, status or power, it’s:

– Not pretending to have the right answers

– Staying curious and asking questions

– Confronting difficult conversations and situations

– Approaching each day with courage

“Choosing courage over comfort is not our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. It’s why we’re here.”

On Top of the World: FT World Weekly Podcast

Our go-to podcast for  world politics and world updates. You get in-depth studies about key issues that mostly have nothing to do with Donald Trump (bonus). Topics can get heady, but we feel 100x more intelligent after just 15 minutes.

Here Come the Girls

Generation Z is going to be a formidable group of entrepreneurs, activists and game changers. Need proof? Take a look at these five incredible young women who are proving that tenacity, courage and strength in the face of adversity is what you need to change the world.

DENVER VOTES: The Future is in Your Hands

“Municipal elections” usually = yawn, but your city leaders shape your immediate everyday life so TARRA is asking you to stand up, take action and vote.

This year, Denver votes for mayor for the next four years + a host of policies that will impact our city for decades to come.

From transportation (traffic, anyone?) to environment (Denver’s big brown cloud), homelessness to small-business policy, our city officials are in the front lines when it comes to the issues that affect our every day.

Click here to read about the issues and learn about your mayoral candidates.

And please, don’t forget to VOTE! ELECTION DAY IS MAY 7.

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