<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Arts]]> <![CDATA[Boulder County's art scene gets a few facelifts]]> The Foothills are alive with the sound of music — painting and cinema to boot. There is a renaissance in Boulder County, where the cinema, and the performing and visual arts are thriving. But how do we house all these artists in our ever-expanding art scene?]]> <![CDATA[View]]> While most kids spend high school algebra class doodling in their notebooks, some have bigger aspirations for their art than just the margin of their notebook. On April 17, The Dairy is holding its opening ceremony for this year’s exhibit of high school students and art teachers throughout Boulder Valley School District.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of May 8, 2014]]> Crites. BMoCA at Macky Auditorium, 285 University Ave., Boulder, 303-492-8423. Through June 1..]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of Feb. 26, 2015]]> rePOPulated: Contemporary Perspectives on Pop Art..]]> <![CDATA[Holy sheet]]> After having visited Bloodshed / The 13th Floor, and Zombieland / Asylum, my Halloween Haunted House Tour had immediately gone from happy-go-lucky, and phew my pants are still on, to I will never be able to sleep with the lights off again, and my goodness how is it possible that my pants are still dry.]]> <![CDATA[Historical hippies]]> Turbulent is one of those words people use to simplify immensely complex situations into something easily understood. That’s the case for 1968, an undoubtedly turbulent year in America’s history.]]> <![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[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[Talk]]> Global warming can be a tiring issue. If you need a new perspective, try looking at it through the lens of Jungian theory. NCAR Gallery is hosting a talk with artist Jane McMahan and climate scientist and Jungian analyst Jeffrey Kiehl.]]> <![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[Arts | Week of March 5, 2015]]> First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection..]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of July 2, 2015]]> Conscious and Unconscious: Subjects of the Real & Surreal..]]> <![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[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[A&E at CWA]]> Since it was founded in 1948, University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs has kept on keeping on with its half-spontaneous intellectual mashup format. The changes it has seen have come primarily in expanding to topics less worldly in their affairyness.]]> <![CDATA[Truth be Told Grand Story Slam]]> Participants in Boulderīs live storytelling series come up with a five-minute story that must be true, based on a provided theme.]]> <![CDATA[Making space for art]]> 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.]]> <![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[The science of Signtology: Crafting pop art from the everyday ]]> While Dan Ericson was attending Arapahoe Community College to tighten up his graphic design skills, he didn’t expect a simple homework assignment to shape his career as an artist. “I was doing a project for a regular drawing class; it was portraits of people,” Ericson says. “I ran out of supplies in the middle of the night and the project was due the next morning. So I just grabbed the next best thing, which was a street sign that was outside. So I grabbed it, painted a portrait of Ice Cube on it and got a horrible grade.”]]> <![CDATA[Venturing off the pavement]]> Choose to ride. He’ll take you to places far from the well-paved habitats of most mere mortal westerners and into the timeless world of American cowboys. His subjects may look like they strode out of the historic Wild West, but in reality they’re men living and breathing today, still roping steer and riding hard.]]>