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Art tests boundaries of religious paradigms

HOLY MOLY SHINES AT NIZA KNOLL The Niza Knoll Gallery, located in the Santa Fe Arts District, houses some of Denver’s most contemporary art exhibits in its Victorian building. The current exhibit, which ended on Jan. 28, is a creative blend between religion and “out

Election Marks New Era of American art

MAKING ART POLITICAL AGAIN From telling bros to back off vaginas to the first pro-Trump exhibit, the 2016 political election didn’t cease to inspire artists. This election spurred several controversies throughout the nation as divided beliefs were exhibited through artistic expression. We saw conceptual artist

The Denver Flea Returns With Holiday Flair

SPORTS CASTLES HOSTS OPEN MARKET Thousands of people gathered for The Denver Flea’s Holiday Flea the weekend of Dec. 2. The Denver Flea is in its 11th year of production and brings a carefully curated list of Colorado small business owners face-to-face with eager small

Arada: A Gem of Transplanted Cuisine

COMBINES SPICE, FINGER FOOD Tucked away in the heart of the Santa Fe Arts District, Arada Ethiopian Restaurant offers a tasty experience that combines East African flavor with America’s favorite eating utensils: fingers. Arada was labeled Westword’s “Best African Restaurant” back in 2008 and has

Master Carver Teaches Art Of Victorian Pumpkins

FAMILY-OWNED ENTERPRISE Pumpkin carving has become one of mainstream society’s primary rituals to celebrate Halloween. Every year, people get together with their friends and family and see who will be the first to break the carving knives that came with the Target template book. While

MCA’s Art Mart Hosts Up-And-Coming Local Artists

GRAND BAAZAR LIKE- VENUE FOR VENDORS When walking up the industrial ramp to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver entrance on Sept. 10, there were no lines; the space appeared quiet and uninhabited. After making the way down the steps to the first floor, the

Toxic Avenger Gets Musical Adaptation

STILL CAMPY, LOW-BUDGET, AND HILARIOUS The Toxic Avenger is popularly known for its extreme gore and incomprehensibly low budget, but despite the Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufmen film being mostly entertaining to people who are high, the film has achieved a cult classic status. When

Women of Abstract Art Profiled in Denver Galleries

A SURVEY FROM 1940S TO MODERN DAY The first known art history textbook didn’t  include a single woman artist, though many existed. Since then, women in the arts have come a long way. It is poignant and heartening that major Denver museums and galleries are now dedicating

Colfax Centered in Art of the Open Road

LOCAL ARTISTS CAPTURE TRAVEL IN STILL LIFE In the pursuit of Manifest Destiny, the US carved its name into 2,680 miles of land from coast to coast. The strong culture of road tripping that emerged soon after was inevitable; artists of all stripes have long

Baroque Selfies Need More Takes

CLASSIC ART, MODERN STYLE   If artists in Baroque-era Italy heard the term “selfie,” an expression of confusion, or perhaps outright bafflement, would likely appear on their faces. Today, the word selfie has become a daily phrase, and has been listed in the Oxford English