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,...

Unmasking Burlesque

When I wrote about Museo de las Americas’ Cara a Cara exhibit in June, I never imagined I would be back to partake of a burlesque class there. Yes, you read that right: burlesque. At a museum. Wait, doesn’t tha...

Untapped talents

For Amy Malanga, it took the 28-year-old Michigander less than 24 hours to fall in love with Denver and realize she wanted to start a life here.  For me it took a two-week-long focus on local, untapped arti...

Rick Silva: Master of Remix

As adults, most of us don’t play enough. I’m talking about the type of creative play that we did as kids, like putting together puzzles, making sidewalk chalk neighborhoods or creating plays for our friends...