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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

Literary magazine festival launches in Denver

POETS OF MODERNITY ON DISPLAY    Witch Craft Magazine launched their first issue in the winter of 2015. The magazine was established by Elle Nash and Catch Business, and since its debut, it has only grown: on Aug. 5, Witch Craft helped launch the first

Russian Art Explores Politics, Pollution

SLOANE GALLERY GEM OF HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Situated at the base of one of America’s grandest mountain ranges and to the west of the great plains, Denver’s art scene includes the unexpected: Russian-influenced art. Sloane Gallery, located at the corner of 17th and Larimer in historic

‘Banned in DC’ is Artistic Punk Treasure

CYNTHIA CONNOLLY EXPLORES PUNK EXPERIENCE Banned in DC is the first book of its kind, documenting the DC punk scene and its connective power. Compiled by artist Cynthia Connolly, the book is a testament to the communal nature of the scene, the anti-establishment ideals of

Caleb Hahne Unveils ‘Beyond the Veil’

YOUNG ARTIST PRESENTS NEW SOLO EXHIBIT Jazz’s great Charles Mingus once said, “Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple.” Local artist Caleb Hahne’s art exemplifies this idea. After having spent years earning a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and being

Making Art Affordable to Members

ART GYM FINDS A UNIQUE SYSTEM OF OPERATION As the name suggests, the concept behind Denver’s Art Gym, located on Colfax Avenue and Leyden Street, is most accurately compared to a fitness gym. Equipped with printing presses, a metalsmith and lapidary studio, a sculpture studio,