Faces of nature

Arts & Culture

Only time to be yourself

Shantell Martin works fast. With a marker in hand, she stays in constant motion — drawing lines, faces, words, squiggles, stick...

The STEAM of dreams

“We believe art is a powerful gateway drug into science,” George Sparks, CEO of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS), says...

To be transformed

As an avid theater lover, I’m always excited to try a new experience. Last spring, I was intrigued when a friend...

A little of the absurd

"Hold on just one moment,” Gerda Rovetch says over the phone, “I just need to fortify myself with a pen.” 

Dark spaces

Stacey Steers’ films are far from straightforward. She uses collage to stitch together found imagery like Victorian illustrations and silent movie...

Outside the gallery walls

When you enter an art gallery, you agree to an experience. There will be some sort of exchange between art and...

If you knew my story

There’s something about folk music — the twang of a banjo, the lonesome drawl of a singer’s voice — that captures...

The hakawati

Across the Potomac, Helen Zughaib could see the Pentagon burning from her home in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11, 2001. Soon...

Voices of dissent

“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.” —Edward...

Rebel with a cause

In Swahili, the word ujamaa means “familyhood.” Some translate it as “extended family” or “brotherhood,” but for Tanzanian natives like Robert...

The intimate is political

In the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election, Boulder-based artists Julie Maren and Joy Alice Eisenhauer were excited. The...

The antidote to despair

In a storage unit in Boulder sits a sort of museum of remembrance, momentos of lives past, curated intentionally by CU...
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