RAW: Natural Born Artists: Radiate Event

The first time I attended a RAW Denver show, I fell in love. Displaying the talents of local artists, the event provided a mix of varying media and techniques that you can’t find at your typical gallery. Even n...

A Long Time Ago…

I’m 28, and I look like a teenager. In fact, when I go to clothing stores, I often get asked if I’m shopping for a dress for my sweet sixteen. I get carded at R-rated movies, and don’t get me started on wha...

Plus Gallery: A Unique Icon

There are hundreds of art galleries in Denver, but few have as rich of a history as Plus Gallery. Located in the “Flue” building of the Benjamin Moore Paint complex, the gallery inhabits a space that has stood ...

Kids for Kids: Drawing a Brighter Future

When I was in elementary school, art class was always my favorite part of the day (aside from recess, of course). Grabbing a handful of crayons, I would unleash my imagination on the page, creating colorful (al...

By Way of L.A., Tadashi Hayakawa

Everything about Tadashi Hayakawa radiates wisdom. His thin, long white hair, tied casually in the back, hangs lightly over shoulders that slouch slightly as he walks. His face, hardened by time, wrinkles fa...

Aliza Lelah: In the Courtyard

We’ve all heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words. But for artist Aliza Lelah, photographs are worth so much more. Now on display at The Dairy Center of Arts in Boulder, Lelah’s exhibition, In the ...

Glasscraft Inc.: Glassblowing for Dummies

My mother always told me not to play with fire. Maybe that’s why I was nervous as I lit the torch to take a stab at my first glassblowing class, Boro 101, at Glasscraft Inc. in Golden. After learning the variou...

Keen on lattes and life

Latte portrait of writer Dana Padilla, created by Michael Keen, Studio 6 Coffee House. I’m staring at my face, but this sure isn’t a mirror. Michael Keen, the creator of the portrait that sits in the foamy,...