Arts & Culture

Community first, near and abroad

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Local dancer holds benefit for victims of Haiti quake People and art come first … money second.” This is the philosophy of Haitian-born Boulderite Rico Changeux, dancer and owner of Streetside Dance Studio. His philanthropic spirit is one of practice and ...

Revisiting Modernism

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Landscapes of shapes. Aspen groves minus trees. Angled bedrooms. In Modernism Revisited, Denver artists Tracy Felix, Sushe Felix and Susan Cooper fracture the familiar for a fresh view of the Colorado mountains, nature and life...

Boulder’s Afro-Brazilian dance scene comes to life

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Dancing with beings seen and unseen, connecting with nature, culture, and activism are all a part of what you may find in one of the Brazilian dance offerings in Boulder. Ask anyone what the word Afro-Brazilian means and you will surely hear a concoction of ...

Jewish artists show off wares at Judaica art show

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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...

2,600-year-old Buddhist relics make a stop in Boulder

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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 ...

Collections of Navajo rugs tell stories of life, myth

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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...

Boulder County’s art scene gets a few facelifts

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The Foothills are alive with the sound of music — painting...

Painter Tony Grant opens his first studio-gallery

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When you walk into Tony Grant’s gallery, you see colors — so many colors. Sexy reds, soft greens, icy blues and luminous yellows — an alluring spectrum...

Flamenco gaining ground in Boulder

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The Spanish art form flamenco, known for its percussive footwork, sharp clapping, earthy dance movements and the rasgueos strumming technique, is taking root here in Boulder. There are a variety of classes that teach flamenco technique, the aesthetics of flamenco and...

BMOCA explores the art of city chicken coops

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When was the last time you saw livestock frequenting a fine arts museum? I'm going to say never. Live farm animals might seem like an anomaly at an art exhibit, but as Boulderites swarmed the farmers' market on Sept. 26, their sacks filled with organic produce, live ...

In 10th year of Studio Tour, 66 artists open studios to...

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Art lovers frequent museums or galleries or art shows in order to view the works of the artists they love. Rarely do they get to meet the creator of a certain piece, let alone see them work...

The Young Festivarians

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By day four it had become our nightly routine. About 6 p.m. we'd have some dinner. Then we'd settle in to catch one of the last three acts of an indescribable day of music, sunshine, rain, hail, new friends and just about anything unpredictable enough to be part of ...