<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Arts]]> <![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[It’s no invasion]]> Ed Sullivan isn’t around to introduce them, and you’re not gonna want to slug your partner every time you spot one.]]> <![CDATA[RAW: Boulder altogether]]> "Expressions," a RAW:natural born artists showcase, is mixing different forms of art to generate a new event and creative atmosphere different from any other venue in Boulder.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of Sept. 11, 2014]]> ART/TEKNE: Part 3 “Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential” —.]]> <![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[Bolder Boulder and beer bongs]]> Around 9:05 a.m. on Memorial Day, I stood with my feet a few inches behind the Bolder Boulder starting line, ready for my wave to begin its 10K quest on a sunny, clear morning.]]> <![CDATA[Oneness through chaos]]> At first glance, the three exhibitions of Colorado artists at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art appear to share little in common.]]> <![CDATA[Letting the colors sing]]> Not many people in the world get to live with a Matisse in the living room — to look at it over time and let it slowly explain itself. So for Matisse and Friends: Selected Masterworks from the National Gallery of Art, design staff filled the galleries with arm chairs, sofas and end tables topped with vases or a clock, even a bird cage. Get comfortable, they say. Spend a while.]]> <![CDATA[Party]]> Boulder’s general aura of creativity will be on display and celebrated this week at the First Annual Boulder Block Party, going down at Madelife multi-use arts space. There will be music, food, shenanigans and more..]]> <![CDATA[CWA: A magnifying glass on art]]> When Terrence McNally, the four-time Tony Award-winning playwright, was completing his undergraduate degree at Harvard University in the late ’60s, he spent a summer as program director for a camp of chronic schizophrenics.]]> <![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[Stormy inspiration]]> At one point in his life, David Mayhew gave up on art.]]> <![CDATA[‘Photography and Vision’ is about just that]]> Eight black and white images — a photo collage — of a figure that looks wrapped for burial at sea, shrouded and tagged with an American flag occasionally upside down, run in sequence along the opening wall of the gallery. The collage is part of the current exhibit titled Photography and Vision: The Influence of Joyce and Ted Strauss.]]> <![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[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[Artists]]> The 19th annual Open Studios Fall Artist Tour is your chance to see where the magic happens. More than 100 local artists are opening up their home studios for the next two weekends to expose their work and share their enthusiasm for art.]]> <![CDATA[And now for something completely different]]> Anchored by a handful of Boulder’s Dinner Theatre mainstays like Brian Norber, Wayne Kennedy, Scott Beyette, Brian Jackson and Alicia Dunfee, the cast of Spamalot is truly stellar.]]> <![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.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of May 8, 2014]]> Crites. BMoCA at Macky Auditorium, 285 University Ave., Boulder, 303-492-8423. Through June 1..]]> <![CDATA[Art show goes B.L.A.M. in your face]]> Art is often made in isolation, but the community around its maker can inspire and influence the final result. Sometimes, an art scene is more than the sum of its parts.]]>