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Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald: Revelations in the art community

Striking portraits of the Obamas inspire It was a historic day on Feb. 12 when the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled the official portraits for former President and First Lady Barack and  Michelle Obama. The Obamas, who became the first African-American President and First

Westword’s 23rd Artopia dazzles

Celebration of Colorado culture Artopia isn’t just an art show: it’s an art immersion experience. The event was appropriately held on Feb. 23, as it was the event’s  23rd anniversary. It’s Westword’s biggest event of the year and took place at the Church Nightclub on

American Mariachi highlights Latinx history

MUSICAL DAZZLES BUT FALLS SHORT IN WRITING The Women’s Liberation Movement made the 1970s a revolutionary time for women in the United States. Women fought their way out of the kitchens and into the streets to protest their unequal treatment. In the same decade, Hispanic

The free art school on Santa Fe

Denver’s best art walk supports local artists After attending First Friday Art Walks for the first time, aspiring and established artists tend to return to Sante Fe Drive for more. Stoneworker Loren Lichti, who has been a showcasing artist of the art walk for the better

It’s never a drag at Gladys: The Nosy Neighbor

Pearl Liaison makes an appearance in Denver Located in the Santa Fe Arts District, Gladys: The Nosy Neighbor is a gay bar that offers Denverites a taste of what a real party is all about. The bar holds regular weekly drag performances. On the 26th,

CPAC celebrates life of iconic fashion photographer

A retrospective of Bill Cunningham William John “Bill” Cunningham was a Harvard University dropout with a thick Boston accent and a penchant for those who dressed remarkably. On Jan. 12, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center opened their latest exhibit, “On the Street With Bill Cunningham,”

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Americana redefines the American experience

EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS THE BEAUTY OF DIFFERENCES In late September, Darren Ching curated the photo exhibition Americana at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center. The exhibition features images hand-picked by Ching from photographers around the US. The CPAC’s vast display room now houses roughly 30 photographs that

Ai Weiwei debuts new sculptures

WORLD RENOWNED ARTIST BRINGS WORK TO DENVER Ai Weiwei’s work is world-renowned and seeks to not only have a political meaning, but also reaches for something deeper in everyone. The Chinese contemporary artist wishes to appeal to everyone’s humanity. On Oct. 17, Denver Civic Center

Denver Startup Week highlights local tech talent

CU DENVER ALUMNI SHARE TIPS Regardless of one’s background or beliefs, it is inarguable that the ability to create to bring something once abstract into a concrete, defined existence attracts all people as they engage as innovators and thinkers. Defined by “starting up” with a