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Thursday, December 19,2013

Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a real Christmas circus

Holidaze isn’t just recommended; it’s essential viewing

By Gary Zeidner
For a couple of hours respite from all of the holiday hullabaloo, you could do a lot worse than Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Heck, if you’re one of the many who would rather stick your tongue to a frozen flag pole than endure more treacley, It’s a Wonderful Life-type fare, Holidaze isn’t just recommended; it’s essential viewing.
Thursday, December 12,2013

Longmont hopes to become creative culture destination

By Lexi Schwartz
In 2013 Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, named parts of downtown Longmont a Prospective Colorado Creative District. Come 2014, those behind the district are hoping to become an official Colorado Creative District.
Wednesday, November 27,2013

Boulder Tattoo Project finishes up first phase

By David Accomazzo
At Claw and Talon Tattoo in Boulder, Boulder County resident Joel sits in the waiting room, flanked by colorful posters as the pounding riffs of stoner-metal legends Kyuss fill the room.
Thursday, November 21,2013

An artist reframed: Painter Chuck Forsman finally exhibits his photography

Denver Art Museum hosts exhibit of photos from two collections

By Elizabeth Miller
Late one night, while driving through Utah, artist Chuck Forsman saw a dead cow on the road and stopped to photograph it. “I think I did it just kind of to wake me up,” Forsman says.
Thursday, November 14,2013

Arts and activism

At Americas Latino Festival, arts play key role in promoting environmental message

By David Accomazzo
Arts and media unite communities, says Irene Vilar, the creator and driving force behind the Americas Latino Festival. By harnessing the mainstream appeal and draw of prominent Latino creators, she hopes to brighten the main environmental mission of the festival as well as showcase Latino culture to a broad audience — positioning Latinos not just as spectators to the environmental movement but as leaders.
Thursday, November 7,2013

Rapping it up

BMoCA exhibition reframes technology from a feminist view

By Elizabeth Miller
Kelly Monico, Nebraska native though she may be, has always been a fan of rap — old school rap. Then the Metropolitan State University of Denver art professor encountered her first Nicki Minaj video on a student’s blog.
Thursday, September 26,2013

A good dose of art

Longmont artists open their studios to the public at just the right time

By Joel Dyer
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. — Pablo Picasso.
Thursday, September 19,2013

Mark Rothko: The vanishing figure

Denver Art Museum charts Rothko’s decade-long move from surrealist to modernist master

By Elizabeth Miller
If it is true, as Mark Rothko has said, that art lives in the eye of its viewers, then what comes to life in the Denver Art Museum exhibition of his work is the most formative decade of his life.
Thursday, August 22,2013

Collage, a century later

BMoCA exhibition offers eight different takes on technique

By David Accomazzo
Collage as an art technique and craft might be ubiquitous today, but when Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque first began experimenting with incorporating found materials into their paintings in the early 1900s, it was a radical innovation. Art has never been the same since.
Thursday, August 1,2013

Boulder Tattoo Project: Ink for all

Boulder Tattoo Project seeks to turn locals into a human canvas

By David Accomazzo
Not surprisingly for someone who co-owns and manages a tattoo parlor, Chelsea Pohl of Claw and Talon Tattoo in Boulder has some pretty significant ink running form her left shoulder down to her elbow. But it’s the two tattoos on the back of her ankles, the words “deep” and “roots,” surrounded by dots of different sizes and colors, that connect her to a community on the opposite side of the country.