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Dita Von Teese is a juicy, ripe peach

It’s been almost 30 years since Dita Von Teese first strut out on stage. In that time, Von Teese has performed all over the...

Implied Function

At first glance, it’s not quite clear what Jennifer Pettus’ artwork represents. Upon further inspection, it’s still not clear. But that’s the point. Jennifer Pettus/”F...

Drawing us in

Paper has always been a staple throughout JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey’s life. She grew up receiving handwritten letters from her grandfather, and she sold stationary...

What’s in a name?

Her name is Amber Jensdotter. But her last name hasn’t always been Jensdotter. And in the next few weeks, it will be something completely...

Making history

There’s a quote that floats around the interwebs and bumper stickers that’s been attributed to the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Marilyn Monroe and, probably...

Narratives of our land

When the Denver Art Museum invited artist Ramiro Gomez to contribute to an exhibit featuring Latino artists, he knew right away he wanted to...

Reality or fantasy

When first walking into BMoCA’s latest show, Artifacts & Other Errors of Perception, none of the pieces seem to relate to one another. There...

Politics aren’t a team sport

W. Kamau Bell has been busy these last few years. As a socio-political comedian who hosts three podcasts and a CNN documentary series, there’s...

The process of becoming

No artist steps up to the canvas with a fully formed style. It’s easy to forget that once upon a time, famous artists were...

Transforming oneself… and the world

Until a decade ago, Rich Forer was a fervent supporter of Israel. Raised in a reformed synagogue in New Jersey with orthodox family living...

An insatiable appetite

There’s nothing quite as inviting as a table with white linens, clean plates and shiny silverware. It makes the stomach growl and mouth water....

Weaving stories

Not many textile artists have to go through security checkpoints every morning. Anna Olsson did. For five years, the psychologist-by-day and artist-by-night worked in...
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