<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Arts]]> <![CDATA[Sequence of rakes]]> Igor Stravinsky: mashup artist? Indeed, the great Russian composer was mixing up styles long before the term “mashup” was invented.]]> <![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[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[In the presence of flames]]> FIRE is a vast and vivid symbol in the storyline of human history. The Stone Age discovery of fire ignited our innovative spirit, lit our journey as a technological species and fueled our more destructive tendencies. Fire is transformation itself — linking distinct forms, both physical and spiritual, as it destroys one to create another.]]> <![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[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[Nemisi]]> We made a commitment to the community to have a series of discussions about public art,” Matt Chasansky, manager for the City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Cultural Services, told the audience in the Canyon Theater on Sept. 29. “So we’re here to make good on that.]]> <![CDATA['Dead Space 2' is one of the scariest games ever made]]> While you're trying to survive and escape, you're also trying to find the source of the spread of the virus and end it once and for all, at the same time getting creepy flashbacks of your girlfriend, who died in the first game.]]> <![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[Jewish artists show off wares at Judaica art show]]> Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery is continuing the Hanukkah celebration with artworks that highlight the Jewish heritage. The 16th Annual Judaica Show features menorahs, sparkling jewelry, hand-colored prints, mezuzot and festival ware crafted by artists from around the country. On view through Jan. 10, a portion of the proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Boulder Jewish Community Center.]]> <![CDATA[Mark Rothko: The vanishing figure]]> 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.]]> <![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[Dance rock]]> In a dance studio in an industrial section of Broomfield, the dancers of Ballet Nouveau Colorado, decked in casual athletic clothes, are performing to the wall-length mirror inside the studio. The music of David Bowie blares through speakers, and the room is as much filled with glam rock as it is with the breathing of the winded dancers.]]> <![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[Explore]]> The weeklong Junior Curators Boulder History Museum’s camp offers fun activities for your kids including inventing their own alien species and creating a time capsule. Campers will have access to museum collections not currently open to the public and will learn how to make their own exhibits.]]> <![CDATA[Warp and weft]]> It may have been 20 years ago today that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play, but it was 50 years ago that the Handweavers Guild of Boulder first met up to combine their handweaving powers. And back then, it was for handweavers only, leaving Boulder’s needlepoint community out in the cold.]]> <![CDATA[Resistance 3 brings more enemies, weapons to the battle]]> With the Resistance series making its debut on the Playstation 3 back in 2006, it has quickly become one of the best franchises on the system. Now in its third iteration, Resistance 3 continues the story of a world being invaded and occupied by an alien race called the Chimera in an alternate 1950’s era of the United States.]]> <![CDATA[Mafia II: Great story, but limited gameplay]]> The original Mafia game, Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, was a story that took place in the 1930s where the bootlegging of alcohol ruled the streets. In Mafia II, we move up to the 1940s in the midst of World War II and the mob still looking for ways to make money now that the Prohibtion era has been over for years.]]> <![CDATA[Inspiration and location]]> The fascinating acrylic-onwood paintings of Caitlin Buck, a Boulder native who graduated from Naropa University in 2012, will see their three-month appearance on the walls of the Laughing Goat Coffeehouse end this month.]]> <![CDATA[Chief Niwot’s spirit lives on]]> The story of the city of Boulder has a sordid side. It starts with the first white men settling onto the land, a Native American Arapaho peace chief seeking coexistence with the new inhabitants, and his eventual death during the Sand Creek Massacre at the hands of the white men he had hoped to make peace with.]]>