<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Arts]]> <![CDATA[Home is where the art is]]> Selling art out of your house has certain virtues. Art in a gallery can look distant and cool, far too impressive for living room walls. But bring paintings home and they seem to change shape, take on greater intimacy, join the family and get comfortable on the furniture.]]> <![CDATA[Art that moves you]]> Our current society is obsessed with the visual — especially our entertainment — from film to print to contemporary art. We absorb so many images daily that we have prioritized one sense and left many of the others behind. But what about our other senses? Because it’s our era’s popular choice, most artists still seem to use sight as the main avenue to relay their messages to an audience. But not Boulder artist Jen Lewin. She wants to move you.]]> <![CDATA[Arts and crafts]]> The fourth annual Open Arts Fest will draw in more than 100 artists and performers from across the country to show off their goods.]]> <![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[Movies to look forward to in 2014]]> Looking forward, 2015 is jam-packed with the single most anticipated docket of films ever scheduled. But first is 2014, the year nobody cares about. Let’s try to drum up some excitement anyway.]]> <![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[art]]> High-caliber fine art will be displayed at the Spring 2014 exhibition of work by the University of Colorado master’s students at the CU Art Museum. The gallery features seven budding artists who explore a wide range of media and concepts, showcasing their mastery in the chosen area of emphasis.]]> <![CDATA[Artist Dana Schutz: Rearranging the world]]> What if, Dana Schutz asked herself, you remove the finite result from an action, the part where death would result from something like eating yourself, and the narrative of your life was freed from that inevitable end?]]> <![CDATA['Killzone 3' pushes the Playstation 3 to the max]]> The game just continues the war between the humans, known as the ISA (Interplanetary Strategic Alliance), and the Helghast, who are essentially space Nazis intent on destroying the ISA and taking over the universe... of course. The story isn't very interesting and is very cliche. But...]]> <![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[Runner’s toes]]> Hey Boulder, you like community events with athletic themes doncha? Sure you do. So bring your family and friends on downtown to compete in a good ol’ fashioned footrace: The Pearl Street Mile.]]> <![CDATA[Collections of Navajo rugs tell stories of life, myth]]> Whimsical animals, zigags, birds and plants woven into Navajo rugs tell stories through silence. Created by Navajo weavers in the late 1800s, these pictorial rugs reflect the cultural impacts propelled by trading posts and the building of railroads in the Southwest.]]> <![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[Sequence of rakes]]> Igor Stravinsky: mashup artist? Indeed, the great Russian composer was mixing up styles long before the term “mashup” was invented.]]> <![CDATA[Making sense of Boulder fashion]]> Boulder tends to attract superlatives. It’s been named the foodiest town in America by Bon Appetit. It’s routinely among the fittest, the smartest, most likely to succeed, best smile, greatest ever. But nobody’s ever complimented the City of Brown Woolen Sweaters on its style. See what residents had to say on the night a fashion show took over Pearl Street Mall.]]> <![CDATA[Finding the fun in painting]]> "Brooklyn is a whole different world," Jablon said in a phone conversation from Binghamton just after Christmas. "When I started out at Naropa it was really warm and welcoming and it was easy to set up a life and make friends and meet people. Brooklyn is hard and cold and there's 100,000 people trying to do the exact same thing that you're doing."]]> <![CDATA[Boulder Tattoo Project: Ink for all]]> Not surprisingly for someone who co-owns and manages a tattoo parlor, Chelsea Pohl of Claw and Talon Tattoo in Boulder has some pretty significant ink running form her left shoulder down to her elbow. But it’s the two tattoos on the back of her ankles, the words “deep” and “roots,” surrounded by dots of different sizes and colors, that connect her to a community on the opposite side of the country.]]> <![CDATA[Unbridled art]]> When the tight squeeze of Communist regime censorship applied itself to art in Poland, trained artists turned their hands to the unmonitored medium of poster production. Communist leaders believed that posters for cultural events, like film, opera, theatre and the circus, couldn’t threaten their rule.]]> <![CDATA[Robert Venosa, the shaman]]> Venosa began his career as a commercial artist, designing album covers for Columbia Records as an art director in the 1960s. During this time, he discovered the work of fantastic realist painters Mati Klarwein and Ernst Fuchs.]]> <![CDATA[Repurposing meanings]]> Imagine what flesh would look like if it were made from thin layers of wood, or how a wave in a choppy sea would appear if it were frozen into overarching planks. Picture an animate sense of movement emerging from this wooden mass and visualize shifting colors undulating across it.]]>