Art and Culture Come Alive in Denver in June

Art and Culture Come Alive in Denver in June 1

Are you planning to visit Denver, Colorado at the beginning of the summer? If you are, you may want to check out some of the festivals and events that occur in June in the Mile High City. From events highlighting the culture of the people who make up Denver’s diverse population to celebrations of art … Read more Art and Culture Come Alive in Denver in June

Denver Art Museum: Pretty DAM Amazing

Denver Art Museum: Pretty DAM Amazing 2

“This is a fantastic exhibit — brilliant! There’s Pee-wee Herman!” We were in the Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building, standing in front of “Headless” by Michael Joo — 28 identical terracotta headless Buddhas, a few feet high, meditating in neat rows. Twenty-eight heads from old action figures and dolls suspended from the ceiling … Read more Denver Art Museum: Pretty DAM Amazing

A Match Made in Heaven: Rainbow Trout and Surrealist Art

A Match Made in Heaven: Rainbow Trout and Surrealist Art 4

Cradled at 7,220 feet in the Rockies and past snaking mountain roads, Evergreen offers its visitors a bevy of activities to take part in, both in the winter and summer months.  With a number of activities ranging from those found indoors to those enjoyed outdoors, visitors to the town will find physically challenging endeavors as … Read more A Match Made in Heaven: Rainbow Trout and Surrealist Art

Discover Art As You Discover Aurora

Discover Art As You Discover Aurora 7

Driving down the street on your way to your favorite activity in Aurora, CO can be an exciting adventure on its own. For the art lover, the journey may be enjoyed as much as the final destination. Aurora is a community with civic pride, and in my opinion, you won’t see proof of that more … Read more Discover Art As You Discover Aurora

Aurora’s Fox: Top-Quality Theater

Aurora’s Fox: Top-Quality Theater 8

Some 65 years ago, Aurora, Colorado’s, Quonset hut-style Fox Theatre opened with the Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire film, “Claudia and David.” Its stepped stadium seating area at the rear was unusual at the time, but it was welcome, as it is today, for the venue’s stage shows and concerts. Built by architect Charles Dunwoody … Read more Aurora’s Fox: Top-Quality Theater

Cultural Hub: Pueblo Arts Center Draws Families

Cultural Hub: Pueblo Arts Center Draws Families 11

Visitors to Pueblo don’t usually put cultural pursuits high on their list of activities, so those who discover the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center and Buell Children’s Museum are in for a treat. This expansive facility hosts a variety of cultural and artistic activities, and is a thriving part of the community.. The center opened … Read more Cultural Hub: Pueblo Arts Center Draws Families

Sculpture on the Blue: Massive Art Exhibit in Breckenridge

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In summer, walk along the Blue River bike path in downtown Breckenridge, Colorado, and you’ll likely spot outdoor sculpture faster than you can find the first T-shirt shop. Impressive, considering the amount of cotton housed in the shops along Main Street. “Sculpture on the Blue,” a summer seasonal exhibit of massive art along the Blue … Read more Sculpture on the Blue: Massive Art Exhibit in Breckenridge

First Friday Art Walk: Visit Denver Galleries Along Santa Fe Drive

First Friday Art Walk: Visit Denver Galleries Along Santa Fe Drive 15

On the corner of West 9th Avenue and Santa Fe Drive, just outside Spark Gallery, I drove past a huge metal crocodile spitting flames. By the time I returned — parking is terrible during the First Friday Art Walk — the fire had gone out, so I moved on to join the hundreds of people … Read more First Friday Art Walk: Visit Denver Galleries Along Santa Fe Drive

When the Family Comes to Town

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What to do when friends or relatives come to visit? Here is where Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper takes his guests when they come to town. goColorado What is your favorite bar or night spot? John Hickenlooper The Bluebird Theatre is an opportunity to experience great music in a locally owned venue that’s in the center … Read more When the Family Comes to Town

Boulder’s Folsom Slam: Taking Poetic License

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Taylor Hutchison, a tall 22-year-old in blue jeans and a flannel shirt, is reciting one of his original compositions at the microphone on a raised stage in the corner of The Folsom Street Coffee Co. in Boulder. “Maybe if I wrote in bold my ideas would be bigger.” The crowd nods, laughs or applauds as … Read more Boulder’s Folsom Slam: Taking Poetic License

Opera Colorado: Helping Enhance Your Experience

Opera Colorado: Helping Enhance Your Experience 21

The big cushioned theatre seat engulfed me, a tiny little girl in a pink tulle-and-satin party gown. Sitting with my parents in the front row, I leaned toward my mother so I could hear her whisper the story in my ear as it unfolded on stage. I learned to love opera when I was a … Read more Opera Colorado: Helping Enhance Your Experience

Lone Tree, Colorado: New Performing Arts Center Takes Shape

Lone Tree, Colorado: New Performing Arts Center Takes Shape 23

The peaked-roof building rising up in the Lincoln Commons area of RidgeGate in Lone Tree, Colorado, just one-half mile west of Interstate 25, is the Lone Tree Arts Center, slated for a grand opening in August 2011. Now patrons of the arts in the south Denver suburbs will have the convenience of performing arts right … Read more Lone Tree, Colorado: New Performing Arts Center Takes Shape

Central City: Sample Opera in Small Bites

Central City: Sample Opera in Small Bites 25

Opera is one of those things — those things you wish you knew more about but don’t. Some (I?) wish we knew more about our town’s sports team, or the latest episode of the hit show everyone talks about at the office each morning. I might wish I knew, but am not willing to put … Read more Central City: Sample Opera in Small Bites

Reborn: Colorado Springs FAC is Stunning

Reborn: Colorado Springs FAC is Stunning 27

If you have not visited the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center recently, prepare to be stunned. Not just because of the exquisite new building — 48,000 square feet of glittering glass — but because the Taylor Museum’s permanent collection will finally see the light of day. Long buried in the dusty bowels of the FAC’s … Read more Reborn: Colorado Springs FAC is Stunning

State of Art: Center Features North Fork Valley Artists

State of Art: Center Features North Fork Valley Artists 29

In parts of Colorado’s North Fork Valley, it seems that everyone is an artist. “When I first moved here, I would ask people if they were an artist,” says one Hotchkiss resident. “But now I just ask them what medium they work in.” A visit to the Creamery Arts Center seems to validate that claim. … Read more State of Art: Center Features North Fork Valley Artists