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Steve Wilson
With boundless energy and endless optimism, Steve Wilson faces the future

The best way to understand Steve Wilson might be knowing that he enthusiastically understudied his wife once in a production of Tartuffe at the Arvada Center. His wife Leslie, a long-time stage actress with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, had overlapping shows and Wilson stepped in to finish the last week of her…

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OceanFirst Institute
Boulder oceanic institute helps students chart course to a healthier environmental future

Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza is convinced that by connecting landlocked Colorado students to the ocean, salvation for our ailing planet is possible. She might be right. Consider for a moment the work she does. As the Executive Director of the Boulder-based OceanFirst Institute, McComb-Kobza prioritizes hands on research for students from across the Denver Metro area….

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Florence Ayers
Every community needs a Florence Ayers

Every community needs a connector. That person who makes space where there wasn’t space before. Who creates opportunity out of  whole cloth. For the black arts community, Florence Ayers is one of those people. Ayers has given more than three decades to creating and producing the Colorado Black Arts Festival, which now stands as an…

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Haikai-Yellow Acrylic on Canvas, George Havu Gallery
Art is just a dream away

Homare Ikeda dreams his creations into being. In some ways, that has been true for his entire life. The Denver-based painter rises at 4 a.m., makes coffee and puts brush or pen to paper, creating a new work each day and posting it to Instagram. His attention and his dreams during the quarantine have turned…

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Yolanda Ortega
The essential connection

Yolanda Ortega hadn’t really thought of her work as essential until last Sunday. As a multi-decade veteran of the Denver stage, she’s performed for thousands. She has inhabited iconic roles for which she has been lauded. For many, she is a human link to their culture and heritage, writ large in all its beauty. Still…

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In the midst of struggle, local theater gets a priceless gift

Len Matheo got a wholly unexpected gift in the middle of our unfolding crisis. The executive and artistic director of the Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden had just finished meeting with his staff when the call came in: the theater’s landlord, Mesa Meadows Land Management, would waive the $3,600 in rent the theater would owe…

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Eve of Transformation by Ray McCoy
Veterans use their lens to create a window to art

The Subjective Lens – Through the Eyes of Veterans features a compelling collection of fine art photography created by 10 Denver-area artists who have served in the U.S. military. This unique exhibition is the culmination of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center’s Veterans Workshop Series, a five-month program of advanced photography courses provided to participants free of charge. Each project is intensely personal,…

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MCA Denver announces new glasses for color blind visitors to have richer, fuller, colorful museum experience

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) announced it would be the first museum in Colorado to offer visitors EnChroma glasses for color blind visitors. The museum began offering four different pairs of EnChroma glasses for visitors to borrow during their visits starting on December 10, 2019. “We are thrilled to be participating in…

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Middle school students peform
Venue Theater provides safe creative space for kids

In Conifer, kids know that the Venue Theater is a place they can explore their creativity, learn the craft of theater and simply not feel judged. “I love the Venue because you can just express how you are, any way,” said one participant. With a high school, middle school and elementary company, the theater stages…

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Young adults living with disabilities make their own way with art

The artists at the Access Gallery are focused. Each day nearly a dozen of them gather in their makers space to practice their craft and learn more about the business of art. The gallery, in Denver’s busy Santa Fe Arts District, is a home for these young adults as they transition from high school to…

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Raptor Camp participants go birding.
Young ornithologists spread their wings at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Moses likes the speed of a peregrine falcon. Garret is captivated by the colors of the redtailed hawk. Isabella can’t wait to explain that an owls eyes are cone shaped. All of these kids and dozens more spent their summer learning about the birds of Colorado with teachers at the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’…

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Drum corps performs
Culture lives at the Colorado Black Arts Festival

For more than 30 years, the Black Arts Festival has captivated audiences with and eclectic mix of song, dance, art and food, all capped off with a parade. The festival has always been a celebration of black art and culture, but at its core, its has always been intended to be much more. Noticing work…

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