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Thursday, April 11,2013

Naropa's matchbox art fundraiser: Sparked to make a difference

Naropa professor, students plan return to Cambodia to teach art therapy

By Elizabeth Miller
The drawing shows a purple bird’s nest holding five eggs, each a different color, balanced on the limb of a tree. Filling the sky around the tree branches is a crowd of birds, open V shapes drawn in orange pastel. It’s a simple drawing, but a big story.
Thursday, April 11,2013

The conservator’s dilemma at Denver's Clyfford Still Museum

Preserving the Clyfford Still collection raises questions about artist intent and viewer experience

By Elizabeth Miller
In the back corner of the Clyfford Still Museum, a glass door allows partial views of the interior of the conservation studio, where every few days, a new painting is unrolled and the work of preparing it to be exhibited — often, for the very first time — begins.
Thursday, April 4,2013

CWA: A magnifying glass on art

Boulder's Conference on World Affairs explores many avenues of entertainment

By David Accomazzo
When Terrence McNally, the four-time Tony Award-winning playwright, was completing his undergraduate degree at Harvard University in the late ’60s, he spent a summer as program director for a camp of chronic schizophrenics.
Thursday, March 7,2013

Georgia O'Keeffe at the Denver Art Museum: Far from flowers

O’Keeffe exhibition shows her place in the world beyond petals, into landscapes, spiritual objects and early expressionism

By Elizabeth Miller
What O’Keeffe found, when she came to New Mexico, was a place where her study of line moved from the verticals of the New York City skyscrapers that championed America’s rise as an industrial power to the horizontal adobe structures and mesas of New Mexico — another American icon, but one much more about native people and ancient traditions than the rise of a new world superpower.
Thursday, February 21,2013

Making space for art

Group of NoBo artists want an art district where National Guard Armory now stands

By Jim Lillie
In the past few years, a group of North Boulder artists, coalescing as the NoBo Art District, has been diligently showing its work, holding monthly First Friday exhibitions at various locations north of Pearl Street.
Thursday, February 7,2013

Not so endless love

Museum of Broken Relationships displays artifacts from romance gone wrong

By Elizabeth Miller
When the Museum of Broken Relationships put out a press release in November announcing an upcoming exhibition in Boulder, it began with a question: Do happy people break up too?
Thursday, January 24,2013

Stormy inspiration

Photographer David Mayhew aims his lens at the dark sky

By Elizabeth Miller
At one point in his life, David Mayhew gave up on art.
Thursday, January 3,2013

Facing your neighbors

Denver art exhibit illustrates refugees from Burma in Colorado

By Elizabeth Miller
A group exhibit of mixed media portraits opening at Core New Art Space on Jan. 4 is putting a face on a faceless population in Colorado — groups of refugees from Burma who have arrived in increasing numbers over the last 15 years and been met with all the struggles of strangers in a strange land.
Thursday, December 6,2012

Art show goes B.L.A.M. in your face

Local art show brings together wide variety of mediums

By David Accomazzo
Art is often made in isolation, but the community around its maker can inspire and influence the final result. Sometimes, an art scene is more than the sum of its parts.
Thursday, November 29,2012

Change at the ends of the world

Photographer shares images of a shifting Arctic climate

By Michael Callahan
If a photograph is a mere snapshot in time, the caption becomes the clock face of history. Being able to read both can illustrate our understanding of the world.