<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Arts]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of July 2, 2015]]> Conscious and Unconscious: Subjects of the Real & Surreal..]]> <![CDATA[listen up]]> MmmmmBoulder isn’t just the sound Godzilla would make when he mysteriously arises from Boulder Creek and takes a chomp out of Pearl St. It’s one of the city’s best running art series, with performances across multiple m’s: moves, music, movement, monologue, modern art, and, ahem, “magic.”]]> <![CDATA[Martina Hoffmann's world as art]]> %uFFFDPeople were generally very friendly and open, but as a white minority in black Africa, I definitely stuck out,%uFFFD Hoffmann says. %uFFFDIt really set a standard for how I like to approach otherness.]]> <![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[Gentlemen, start your symbolism]]> He's been creating charged, yet pop culturally driven, art for more than six years. His most recent work will be showcased this Friday, June 10, at Installation Shoe Gallery in Boulder. The installation, called Rocket 88, is part of the store’s Fresh Fridays series that occurs at various times throughout the year.]]> <![CDATA[Comics]]> This Saturday night there’s something to do after 2 a.m. in Boulder — watch a comic book being made live. On Saturday, Oct. 4, Time Warp Comics will be hosting 24-hour comic day, where over a dozen artists will collaborate to write and illustrate an original comic in the store.]]> <![CDATA[A perfect piece for Robert Olson’s final MahlerFest]]> Olson will lead his final two concerts with the festival that he nurtured from the merest of ideas 28 years ago to an event recognized around the world today, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16 and 17.]]> <![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[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[Arts | Week of Jun 11, 2015]]> Program Gallery, NCAR, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, 303-497- 1174. Through July 31..]]> <![CDATA[Explore]]> The weeklong Junior Curators Boulder History Museum’s camp offers fun activities for your kids including inventing their own alien species and creating a time capsule. Campers will have access to museum collections not currently open to the public and will learn how to make their own exhibits.]]> <![CDATA[The art of change]]> Marc Bernardi’s work is all about metamorphosis — turning something as simple as a reed in a pond into an unrecognizable, abstract picture. “I watch the image morph into something else,” Bernardi says. “Sometimes I’m with a particular image for a couple days watching where it will go, and sometimes it’ll go places on its own. I do have a curiosity to see what it will become. … I transform things that would normally be boring into art.”]]> <![CDATA[Collage artist Jimmy Descant is building a different future]]> A Rocketman Crashes and Rises in the West is an exhibit of assembled art by artist Jimmy Descant on display through Dec. 1 at the Dairy Center for the Arts. A believer in the messages told by art, Descant’s pieces shed insight into a self-described “severe reconstructivist” and the life that he has lived.]]> <![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[Paint]]> When legendary jam band Widespread Panic plays three shows this weekend at Red Rocks, audience members can expect music, dancing… and paint. That paint comes courtesy of Scramble Campbell, known to many as the “dancing painter.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of April 30, 2015]]> Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303-443-2122..]]> <![CDATA[Mafia II: Great story, but limited gameplay]]> The original Mafia game, Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, was a story that took place in the 1930s where the bootlegging of alcohol ruled the streets. In Mafia II, we move up to the 1940s in the midst of World War II and the mob still looking for ways to make money now that the Prohibtion era has been over for years.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of April 3, 2014]]> American West: Selections from the CU Art Museum’s Permanent Collection..]]> <![CDATA[Ghost of Christmas Past]]> <![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."]]>