Category: Art and Culture

Art and Culture Come Alive in Denver in June 1

Art and Culture Come Alive in Denver in June

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 and music, you will find…

Denver Art Museum: Pretty DAM Amazing 2

Denver Art Museum: Pretty DAM Amazing

“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 by nearly-invisible strings replaced the…

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

A Match Made in Heaven: Rainbow Trout and Surrealist Art

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 well as those that are…

Discover Art As You Discover Aurora 7

Discover Art As You Discover Aurora

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 than through the Art in…

Aurora’s Fox: Top-Quality Theater 8

Aurora’s Fox: Top-Quality Theater

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 Strong, the theater held 673…

Cultural Hub: Pueblo Arts Center Draws Families 11

Cultural Hub: Pueblo Arts Center Draws Families

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 in 1972 with a two-building…

Sculpture on the Blue: Massive Art Exhibit in Breckenridge 13

Sculpture on the Blue: Massive Art Exhibit in Breckenridge

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 River, includes pieces on loan…

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

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

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 touring Santa Fe’s art galleries….

When the Family Comes to Town 17

When the Family Comes to Town

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 of East Colfax Avenue’s commercial…

Boulder’s Folsom Slam: Taking Poetic License 19

Boulder’s Folsom Slam: Taking Poetic License

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 different lines strike them as…