<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Arts]]> <![CDATA[Paint]]> Tom Cross’ art career started in elementary school when he was asked to draw a picture of his breakfast. After getting praise from his teacher, Cross has been doing art ever since. His intention was never to display his art, but now, after a 50-year career, he’s showing a wide range of his art from over the years to the general public.]]> <![CDATA[Cultural tensions on display]]> A massive painting on melted bubble wrap depicts American rock legend, Gene Simmons of Kiss, complete with proverbial white and black face paint and his signature facial expression. The painting hangs to the right of another painting on bubble wrap, this one depicting the manifestation of one of Tibet’s protector deities, Dorge Drakkten.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of Feb. 26, 2015]]> rePOPulated: Contemporary Perspectives on Pop Art..]]> <![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[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[Arts | Week of Feb. 12 , 2015]]> Shari Farabaugh uses oil paint to capture a variety of subjects in her new exhibit at the NCAR gallery..]]> <![CDATA[Not your average stoner]]> Michael Grab thrives on the impossible. In fact, the professional stone balancer has made the phrase “as impossible as possible” the motto by which he creates. Most of his sculptures, which can often be found among the ripples of Boulder Creek, feature stones of varying shapes, sizes and textures balancing atop one another so methodically, so delicately, it appears as though a single breath could bring them tumbling down.]]> <![CDATA[Georgia O'Keeffe at the Denver Art Museum: Far from flowers]]> What O’Keeffe found, when she came to New Mexico, was a place where her study of line moved from the verticals of the New York City skyscrapers that championed America’s rise as an industrial power to the horizontal adobe structures and mesas of New Mexico — another American icon, but one much more about native people and ancient traditions than the rise of a new world superpower.]]> <![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[Anniversary]]> The Rocky Mountains have been around for millions of years, but this year Rocky Mountain National Park is celebrating its 100-year birthday with a party at the Boulder Theater.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of Dec. 18, 2014]]> First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection..]]> <![CDATA[A brilliant history]]> The story of Cartier jewelry is one that’s less about objects and opulence than it is one about wearers and workers — the jewelry makers, that is, and the people who went on to adorn themselves with the pieces made. As much as the Denver Art Museum’s Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder disputes GQ’s style verdict ]]> GQ Magazine has challenged Boulder to step up its style when ranking the city as number 40 on its list of the 40 Worst-Dressed Cities in America. Many local residents disagree, instead politely telling GQ and New York City where they can put their fashion advice. ]]> <![CDATA[Review: (Watch your) Step right up to the Circus of Fear 3D]]> I was so excited to explore my first Colorado Haunted House that I accidentally got in line without collecting the 3D glasses I’d need to correctly experience the Circus of Fear. When finally suited up with the proper gear to enter, I was greeted by a colorful woman in a top hat, suspenders, tuxedo jacket and lipstick. I imagined her to be the Lady Ringmaster.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of Jan. 22, 2015]]> First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection..]]> <![CDATA[Homegrown comedy]]> Miller brings his stand-up show to the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 26, and the Gothic Theatre in Englewood on Thursday, Feb. 27. Expect pot jokes (who can blame him) and lots of improvisation — no two shows are ever the same, he says.]]> <![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[Premiere]]> In the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art’s newest exhibit, Substrate, artists focus on shifting the perspective. While you’d usually expect for the art to be on the walls of the museum, Substrate focuses on the floors. This concept forces the viewers to interact and engage with the museum itself.]]> <![CDATA[Movement in vastness: A dancer’s meditation on empty spaces ]]> Empty is like throwing up. Empty is like being lonely. Empty is like a well, a deep and scary place. Or perhaps emptiness is a wonderful place of possibility. Imagine pondering this topic for nearly a year. That is what Danelle Helander and her Empty Spaces comrades Michael Zekonis and Nina Rolle did.]]> <![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.]]>