<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Arts]]> <![CDATA[Following the strands]]> Ropes are embedded in Becker's psyche. As a child growing up in Kansas, Becker remembers the fire escape rope coiled up in her bedroom nook, ready to use for a quick getaway. Nautical knots meander in Becker's mind when she recalls her sailing days.]]> <![CDATA[Visiting a haunting history]]> When people find out that Ralena Gordon spends her time photographing abandoned mental institutions, often the first question they ask is about ghosts.]]> <![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[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[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 July 31, 2014]]> First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection..]]> <![CDATA[Brewers]]> Saturday, August 2: Avery Brewing Company’s 21st Anniversary Party, 12 p.m. Avery Brewing Company, 5763 Arapahoe Ave.]]> <![CDATA[Ransomed for charity]]> Flight For Life helicopters and airplanes usually fly people out of the mountains. But on Sept. 12, in a fundraising event called the Rocky Mountain Ransom, Flight For Life will helicopter eight Front Range denizens to a remote mountain location, dropping them with nothing but a cell phone.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of August 7, 2014]]> First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection..]]> <![CDATA[Arts]]> Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720-865- 5000. Through March 22, 2015..]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of August 21, 2013]]> First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection..]]> <![CDATA[Vision quest]]> “So what does Boulder culture look like in 2023, and then how does the city provide programs and tools to meet that?” The city will begin by surveying the public about arts and culture with a series of public discussions and web-surveys at www.BoulderArts.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of August 28, 2014]]> Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 720-865-5000. Through January 18, 2015..]]> <![CDATA[Honors in art]]> Film festivals. Galleries. Multiple orchestras in a town of only 100,000. There isn’t much argument against the fact that Boulder is an arts city.]]> <![CDATA[Creative evolution]]> Anyone who has driven down 30th Street has probably seen it out their window. But in case you’ve never stopped for a closer look, the brightly colored slab of concrete next to the skatepark in Scott Carpenter Park is a penalty-free place for graffiti: the Boulder Freewall.]]> <![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[An artist’s eye for a world at risk]]> You probably haven’t been to Antarctica to see a desert made of ice and the microbial life revealed as that ice retreats. Even if a sheep were to swallow a mountain lion whole, you couldn’t see through its skin to grasp the metaphor. You may have a few words to express the depth of frustration at a legacy of Nadia Guthmann.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of Sept. 11, 2014]]> ART/TEKNE: Part 3 “Metaphorming Nature: Connecting Human/Nature’s Creative Potential” —.]]> <![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[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.]]>