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Stories: Culture for All

Our understanding of the natural world roots and connects us

When you think of culture, what do you include? Maybe the traditions and holidays your family holds dear. Or your favorite works of art hanging in a museum or gallery….

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Diffuse in their focus, one in their mission

The arts and culture landscape surrounds us every day. It buoys and challenges our thinking. It illuminates our most sacred moments and our largest gatherings. It was built and is…

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Cleo Parker Robinson, 1969
At SCFD, #CultureForAll means culture BY all

For Paul Stewart, it all started with a fascination with the Black experience in the American West. It became an ever-growing display on the walls of the barbershop he owned….

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Gifts of Art from the Heart Give, Gift, Shop
Arts through it All holiday campaign launches to help save local arts and culture

New SCFD survey data signals threat to arts and culture sector due to economic challenges of the pandemic Read the full COVID impact survey If you just can’t live without…

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Adams County public art
A life well lived carries on

There is a deep interconnection between culture and community. Wilbur Flachman knew it. So, when the native Iowan settled with his wife in Westminster in 1961, he set about making…

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Painting of a man playing the bass
Local artist focuses on his own work and the cultural future of his community

Jeff Lapin will be the first one to tell you he spent about 40 years as a magazine publisher living vicariously through the artists his magazines featured. Then retirement came….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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