<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Arts]]> <![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 and activism]]> Arts and media unite communities, says Irene Vilar, the creator and driving force behind the Americas Latino Festival. By harnessing the mainstream appeal and draw of prominent Latino creators, she hopes to brighten the main environmental mission of the festival as well as showcase Latino culture to a broad audience — positioning Latinos not just as spectators to the environmental movement but as leaders.]]> <![CDATA[A glitch is the system]]> In the art world, the dreaded computer glitch is being harnessed as its own medium, with the flaws, hiccups and imperfections layered atop digital pop culture images for a somewhat Warhol 2.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder resident Robert Venosa, foremost master of visionary art, dies]]> Boulder resident Robert Venosa, whose famous works of visionary art paintings inspired countless artists, died on Tuesday, Aug. 9. He was 75. ]]> <![CDATA[Monsters in the dark]]> In the summer of 2010, Jeff Emtman, then a student at Fairhaven College, was suffering a sleepless night when he had an epiphany.]]> <![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[In 10th year of Studio Tour, 66 artists open studios to public]]> The Longmont Studio Tour aims to lower the veil of anonymity that exists between those who love art and those who make it by inviting members of the public into the studios and homes of 66 local artists on Sept. 19 and Sept. 20..]]> <![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[Not so endless love]]> When the Museum of Broken Relationships put out a press release in November announcing an upcoming exhibition in Boulder, it began with a question: Do happy people break up too?]]> <![CDATA[Truth be Told Grand Story Slam]]> Participants in Boulderīs live storytelling series come up with a five-minute story that must be true, based on a provided theme.]]> <![CDATA[KGNU turns 32]]> It was a feature interviewing the mothers enrolled in the teen pregnancy program at Fairview High School, and it was one of the most honest, revealing and jarring looks at teenage mothers that I ever heard.]]> <![CDATA['Dead Space 2' is one of the scariest games ever made]]> While you're trying to survive and escape, you're also trying to find the source of the spread of the virus and end it once and for all, at the same time getting creepy flashbacks of your girlfriend, who died in the first game.]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of August 7, 2014]]> First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection..]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of November 20, 2014]]> First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection..]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of July 31, 2014]]> First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection..]]> <![CDATA[Arts | Week of May 29, 2014]]> American West: Selections from the CU Art Museum’s permanent Collection..]]> <![CDATA[Sun Dance site desecrated]]> <![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[Pump up the volume]]> <![CDATA[The science of Signtology: Crafting pop art from the everyday ]]> While Dan Ericson was attending Arapahoe Community College to tighten up his graphic design skills, he didn’t expect a simple homework assignment to shape his career as an artist. “I was doing a project for a regular drawing class; it was portraits of people,” Ericson says. “I ran out of supplies in the middle of the night and the project was due the next morning. So I just grabbed the next best thing, which was a street sign that was outside. So I grabbed it, painted a portrait of Ice Cube on it and got a horrible grade.”]]>