<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Arts]]> <![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[Boulder County's art scene gets a few facelifts]]> The Foothills are alive with the sound of music — painting and cinema to boot. There is a renaissance in Boulder County, where the cinema, and the performing and visual arts are thriving. But how do we house all these artists in our ever-expanding art scene?]]> <![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[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[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[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[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[Chief Niwot’s spirit lives on]]> The story of the city of Boulder has a sordid side. It starts with the first white men settling onto the land, a Native American Arapaho peace chief seeking coexistence with the new inhabitants, and his eventual death during the Sand Creek Massacre at the hands of the white men he had hoped to make peace with.]]> <![CDATA[Collage, a century later]]> Collage as an art technique and craft might be ubiquitous today, but when Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque first began experimenting with incorporating found materials into their paintings in the early 1900s, it was a radical innovation. Art has never been the same since.]]> <![CDATA[Historical hippies]]> Turbulent is one of those words people use to simplify immensely complex situations into something easily understood. That’s the case for 1968, an undoubtedly turbulent year in America’s history.]]> <![CDATA[Setting fire to sex trafficking]]> Sue Chambers Wallingford and a team of eight Naropa art therapy grad students were looking for a creative way to engage local artists in producing artwork for an auction benefiting a nonprofit they’ve launched to help sex trafficking victims in Cambodia. On March 17, all that artwork will be unveiled at the “Small Resources = Big Possibilities” gala.]]> <![CDATA[A new kind of therapy … involving a pole]]> An array of brightly colored stilettos are arranged on the floor, there are booty shorts hanging on a rack with a sign reading “For Sale,” feather boas are strung over a shuttered changing screen in the corner, mirrors cover the walls, and eight shiny metal poles reach from floor to ceiling on one side of the large room.]]> <![CDATA[Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a real Christmas circus]]> For a couple of hours respite from all of the holiday hullabaloo, you could do a lot worse than Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Heck, if you’re one of the many who would rather stick your tongue to a frozen flag pole than endure more treacley, It’s a Wonderful Life-type fare, Holidaze isn’t just recommended; it’s essential viewing.]]> <![CDATA[Call of Duty: Black Ops rivals any Hollywood blockbuster]]> When the drama between Activision and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward began to unfold this summer, hardcore fans worried about the future of the Call of Duty franchise. Despite the fact that developer Treyarch has been creating Call of Duty games in Infinity Ward’s off years (they developed Call of Duty 3 and Call of Duty: World At War), the ousting of Infinity Ward’s leaders and a possible dissolution of the game studio had fans concerned that the Call of Duty franchise’s quality would decrease. Treyarch’s Call of Duty games were above average but still not as slick and polished as Infinity Ward’s games. But that changes now.]]> <![CDATA[Hanuman Festival tries to heal the world through yoga]]> Jason and Chelsey Magness had only been married five days before they decided to stick together — literally — for 24 hours. The newlyweds attended the Hanuman Festival, a four-day, community oriented yoga and music festival in Boulder, where they took the vow to be in constant physical contact with each other for 24 hours. ]]> <![CDATA[2,600-year-old Buddhist relics make a stop in Boulder]]> Some of the foundational beliefs of Buddhism are peace and lovingkindness among all living things. For the past 30 years or so the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso has been spreading this message in the Western world with hopes of inspiring and making changes worldwide. But with the Dalai Lama’s announcement of semi-retirement in 2008, the spread of the Buddhist message rests in the hands of other Buddhist leaders.]]> <![CDATA[Art in a digital world]]> Technology in public space often comes as bombardment — advertisements — and can be overwhelming. But media artist Jen Lewin, whose work is intended to inspire experimentation and group collaboration, has charted a different relationship between society and technology.]]> <![CDATA[Written with a needle]]> As Kerry Larkin has traveled the country with her handmade quilts, she’s discovered that people in Manhattan and Washington, D.C. — just like people in rural Pennsylvania where she grew up and her current home in Colorado — have stories about quilts.]]> <![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[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.]]>