<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Arts]]> <![CDATA[Not so endless love]]> 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?]]> <![CDATA[Collage, a century later]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Homegrown comedy]]> Miller brings his stand-up show to the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 26, and the Gothic Theatre in Englewood on Thursday, Feb. 27. Expect pot jokes (who can blame him) and lots of improvisation — no two shows are ever the same, he says.]]> <![CDATA[Clyfford Still and the natives]]> Before he became the creator of explosive and epic-scale abstract expressionist paintings and then an artist so reclusive and elusive that he nearly wrote himself out of the art history books, Clyfford Still was a graduate student and instructor at...]]> <![CDATA[Rapping it up]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Is the Internet making us dumber?]]> Never has the rift between humanity and technology been so apparent as now, in the midst of the digital revolution, when technology is evolving at a more rapid pace than in any other time in history. It is also the only time where we will be faced with a rift between Digital Natives, who came of age in the digital era, and Digital Immigrants, who remember a time when cell phones, iPads, GPS and Facebook were not a way of life.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of Oct. 1, 2015]]> Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720-865-5000. Through Jan. 17..]]> <![CDATA[The virtue of cool]]> isn’t what you normally find on the walls of Longmont’s Firehouse Art Center. Loaded with themes of violence, racism, drugs and sex, the skateboard-themed show hangs counterculture on white walls more familiar with the politically correct. It’s not that skate art isn’t wanted or doesn’t belong — it’s just that it doesn’t always fit in.]]> <![CDATA[A fairy tale for Boulder County]]> Len Barron has gone into more than 200 schools doing a one-man show about Einstein. Now, his play has been translated to Spanish.]]> <![CDATA[Bowl]]> If you’re looking to have some knockout fun, head to Coal Creek Bowling Center June 13 to bowl a few frames and support a good cause. With a $25 donation you get three games of bowling, a door prize and raffle tickets. Also enjoy competitions, games, a raffle and a silent auction full of various items from plane tickets to musical instruments.]]> <![CDATA[2,600-year-old Buddhist relics make a stop in Boulder]]> Some of the foundational beliefs of Buddhism are peace and lovingkindness among all living things. For the past 30 years or so the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso has been spreading this message in the Western world with hopes of inspiring and making changes worldwide. But with the Dalai Lama’s announcement of semi-retirement in 2008, the spread of the Buddhist message rests in the hands of other Buddhist leaders.]]> <![CDATA[What can be done with what we throw away]]> Nick Cave can take a garish ceramic bird, and a kitschy ceramic fruit bowl, and a few strings of plastic beads, and put it all together in a way that makes a stunning, and beautiful, sculpture. There’s no breaking that equation down to make the math work on how ugly adds up to entrancing, but read the answer to the equation and it’s a valuable comment on the often overlooked kitsch in our lives.]]> <![CDATA[Uncomfortable cuisine]]> Deep in the back room of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA), an enormous Cheeto, roughly four feet long and made up of thousands of real Cheetos, dangles from the ceiling like dead flesh in a meat locker. Up close, the individual Cheetos have a sticky glaze on them, as if someone put them in her mouth in order to stick them on the form beneath, and loud crunching noises coming from speakers inside the oversized snack echo throughout the room.]]> <![CDATA[Community first, near and abroad]]> This is the philosophy of Haitian-born Boulderite Rico Changeux, dancer and owner of Streetside Dance Studio. His philanthropic spirit is one of practice and consistency, believing in his students' desires and dreams, believing that youth need real skills to be productive and successful citizens in the world.]]> <![CDATA[Drawing the line]]> Drawings are generally seen as the preliminary sketches for later, more polished works, but two exhibitions in Denver, at the Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum, are making the case for viewing drawings as artworks in and of themselves.]]> <![CDATA[The ghosts of Manitou Springs]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[The faces of technology]]> The advent of the computer has changed the world. The global digital network has transformed communication, appropriation and spatial time. And as always, artists are pioneering new visual dialects and using media in their own way..]]> <![CDATA[View]]> Artists across Longmont will open their studios to the public free of charge for the 16th annual Longmont Studio Tour. Nationally acclaimed artists, as well as lesser known locals, will showcase a diversity of mediums, from watercolor and acrylic paintings to ceramics, sculptures, photography and more.]]> <![CDATA[Bomba bridging cultures]]> When she was a kid growing up on the east coast, Maria Sepulveda had an intimate connection with her Puerto Rican roots. The Latino community surrounding her was a diverse collection of families from across the Latino world, and she used Spanish with them daily.]]> <![CDATA[The Human Scale]]> Dalsgaard’s film explores the work and philosophy of Danish architect Jan Gehl, who has long advocated that our cities should be built for the benefit of people rather than for the convenience of automobiles and the profits of developers.]]>