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Wednesday, November 21,2012

Collage artist Jimmy Descant is building a different future

Assemblage pieces together messages of artist

By Michael Callahan
A Rocketman Crashes and Rises in the West is an exhibit of assembled art by artist Jimmy Descant on display through Dec. 1 at the Dairy Center for the Arts. A believer in the messages told by art, Descant’s pieces shed insight into a self-described “severe reconstructivist” and the life that he has lived.
Thursday, November 15,2012

Artist Dana Schutz: Rearranging the world

Dana Schutz’s paintings delve into a world of the uncomfortable and impossible

By Elizabeth Miller
What if, Dana Schutz asked herself, you remove the finite result from an action, the part where death would result from something like eating yourself, and the narrative of your life was freed from that inevitable end?
Thursday, November 1,2012

From an immigrant´s perspective

Eastern European artists pour emotions onto canvas for BMoCA exhibit

By Michael Callahan
The current fall exhibitions at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art bring distinct visions of what first-generation freedom looks like through the prism of two artists of Eastern European descent.
Thursday, October 25,2012

Visiting a haunting history

Photographer captures abandoned mental hospitals

By Elizabeth Miller
When people find out that Ralena Gordon spends her time photographing abandoned mental institutions, often the first question they ask is about ghosts.
Thursday, October 25,2012

Sequence of rakes

CU presents three versions of ‘Rake’s Progress’

By Peter Alexander
Igor Stravinsky: mashup artist? Indeed, the great Russian composer was mixing up styles long before the term “mashup” was invented.
Thursday, October 25,2012

The ghosts of Manitou Springs

Putting a haunted cemetery to the test

By Dave Kirby
Dead leaves swept gently across the footpaths in Crystal Valley Cemetery last Saturday evening, as if brushed away by a great, unseen hand. A crescent moon slipped silently behind the hills, and several large deer munched quietly on the short grass overlying Manitou and Colorado City’s dead.
Thursday, October 18,2012

It’s no invasion

Beetle exhibit shows off diversity of insect group

By Michael Callahan
Ed Sullivan isn’t around to introduce them, and you’re not gonna want to slug your partner every time you spot one.
Thursday, October 4,2012

Step lively for dance

Tango speaks to body and soul

By Michael Callahan
Scanning the room, your eyes become locked with a potential partner in a visual embrace that seems to extinguish the outside world.
Thursday, September 6,2012

Ransomed for charity

Prominent Denver businesspeople to gather funds for Flight For Life

By David Accomazzo
Flight For Life helicopters and airplanes usually fly people out of the mountains. But on Sept. 12, in a fundraising event called the Rocky Mountain Ransom, Flight For Life will helicopter eight Front Range denizens to a remote mountain location, dropping them with nothing but a cell phone.
Thursday, August 30,2012

Monsters in the dark

Podcast explores humanity’s fear of the unknown

By David Accomazzo
In the summer of 2010, Jeff Emtman, then a student at Fairhaven College, was suffering a sleepless night when he had an epiphany.
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