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Stories: Unique Experiences

Columbusing and the art of modern Indigenous Living

Gregg Deal is an artist and member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Nation. His body of work, from performance art to murals and more, explores what it means to be indigenous in the 21st century. Deal has served as artist in residence at both the Denver Art Museum as well as the Art Students League of…

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Hispanic, Latino, Chicano, Latinx arts and culture expand influence, inform a deeper understanding of identity

In the Hispanic, Latino, Chicano, Latinx community there isn’t always agreement on self-identifiers. Applying just one broad brush moniker can quickly wipe out thousands of years of ancestral tradition, rich and varied national histories and each individual’s journey. Allow the individual to paint their own portrait of how they stand in their community and the…

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Thoughts on freedom

During July celebrations of our nation’s founding, our thoughts often turn toward the nature of freedom as it relates to the higher calling of our country’s creed. We might also think about that concept in the context of freedom to live our lives to their fullest potential and in the ways we each determine individually,…

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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. People from the neighborhoods in Northeast Denver who did not need a haircut would come just to look at his menagerie of artifacts and curiosities….

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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 that connection tangible and visible. Flachman passed  away in September. But the foundations for art and culture he built in the north metro area will…

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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. Suddenly, he had the time and space to reconnect directly with art and reimagine himself as the artist he had been during his undergraduate years…

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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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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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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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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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40 West ArtLine is accessible, interactive art for all

The 40 West ArtLine is a four-mile walking and biking arts experience in the heart of 40 West Arts Creative District near historic West Colfax Avenue and the West Line Light Rail in Lakewood, Colorado. The ArtLine is part of a major effort to encourage and promote the West Colfax corridor as an economic and…

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