<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Arts]]> <![CDATA[Scents for a woman]]> Artwork in museums is usually meant to be seen and not touched, not tasted and not smelled. But the Denver Art Museum is partnering with local perfumer Dawn Spencer Hurwitz to organize an event that turns that notion on its head.]]> <![CDATA[Come to this maybe amazing show and hear some things that are only partly true]]> Dear suburbs: Todd Snider and his new band, the Hard Working Americans, are coming after you and any other self-proclaimed “hard working American” who’s stood behind the safety of a picket fence to look down on other people.]]> <![CDATA[Movies to look forward to in 2014]]> Looking forward, 2015 is jam-packed with the single most anticipated docket of films ever scheduled. But first is 2014, the year nobody cares about. Let’s try to drum up some excitement anyway.]]> <![CDATA[Collections of Navajo rugs tell stories of life, myth]]> Whimsical animals, zigags, birds and plants woven into Navajo rugs tell stories through silence. Created by Navajo weavers in the late 1800s, these pictorial rugs reflect the cultural impacts propelled by trading posts and the building of railroads in the Southwest.]]> <![CDATA[Zombie jamboree]]> Zombies are on the rise. And I’m not just saying that for the pun. AMC’s drama The Walking Dead is breaking records in its second season. Zombie video games sell like hotcakes. The novel World War Z will soon star Brad Pitt in theaters. And dozens of books cover zombies from every angle — fiction, faux non-fiction, survival, history, cultural relevance. Zombies are alive and unwell.]]> <![CDATA[Hanuman Festival tries to heal the world through yoga]]> Jason and Chelsey Magness had only been married five days before they decided to stick together — literally — for 24 hours. The newlyweds attended the Hanuman Festival, a four-day, community oriented yoga and music festival in Boulder, where they took the vow to be in constant physical contact with each other for 24 hours. ]]> <![CDATA[Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a real Christmas circus]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Are you game?]]> A basketball in the middle of the floor is a standing invitation — pick me up and give me a toss, it says. Some did. Then they turned toward the basket, took one look and realized that a single shot could shatter the hoop and backboard, formed by a circular fluorescent blue lightbulb and a vintage mirror.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of May 29, 2014]]> American West: Selections from the CU Art Museum’s permanent Collection..]]> <![CDATA[Finding the fun in painting]]> "Brooklyn is a whole different world," Jablon said in a phone conversation from Binghamton just after Christmas. "When I started out at Naropa it was really warm and welcoming and it was easy to set up a life and make friends and meet people. Brooklyn is hard and cold and there's 100,000 people trying to do the exact same thing that you're doing."]]> <![CDATA[Naropa's matchbox art fundraiser: Sparked to make a difference]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of July 03, 2014]]> Hinrichsen, Patrick Loehr, Loretta Young-Gautier. Theater Gallery, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720-898-7255. Through Aug. 31..]]> <![CDATA[Reality is the New Fiction]]> Art is not just a painting on the wall anymore (though some may argue it never was). Today, what we consider art is as diverse as a subway station at rush hour. Due to the technological globalization of our world, a hybrid reality has been born—a place where the virtual and the natural blur. ]]> <![CDATA[Monsters in the dark]]> In the summer of 2010, Jeff Emtman, then a student at Fairhaven College, was suffering a sleepless night when he had an epiphany.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder Tattoo Project finishes up first phase]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of July 10, 2014]]> First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection..]]> <![CDATA[Tapping into history]]> Eighty-eight-year-old Harriet Butcher vividly recalls Sammy Davis Jr. tap dancing on the stage of the Roxy Theater in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood.]]> <![CDATA[No time like the present]]> An incredible momentum carried artists through the first half of the 20th century, a century in which the human form in paintings first fragmented and then vanished altogether and artists arrived, the century not even half over, at the splatter paintings of Jackson Pollock, the color field works of Mark Rothko and abstractions by palette knife Clyfford Still, not to mention the abstraction-by-repetition works of Andy Warhol and the exploded pop art of Roy Lichtenstein.]]> <![CDATA[Hanging out on the fringe]]> Sitting in a chair at the Naropa Performing Arts Center, as various artists performing in this year’s festival check out the space, hash out technical details and rehearse, Ortolano talks about the festival he birthed eight years ago with a pragmatic savvy.]]> <![CDATA[Post-apocalyptic life is a blast in Fallout: New Vegas]]> Back in 2008, the folks at Bethesda Games released a classic game in Fallout 3. Stranded in the wasteland of a post-apocalyptic America, the player is on a journey to find his father while having to deal with vigilantes and radiation-infected creatures trying to kill him. In Fallout: New Vegas, we return to the same world several years later but with a different story and different cities.]]>