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Making the green scene on St. Patrick's Day

While the best-known tradition of St. Patrick’s Day is to wear green, that wasn’t always the case. Before green became the color associated with the holiday, blue was worn to celebrate Saint …
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The “Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius” exhibit is one of the most comprehensive ever created about the Italian master. Visitors will get to explore his innovations in art, sciences, engineering and more.

The Renaissance man comes to life

To-do lists are a fairly common feature of daily life in the 21st century, but it turns out this organizational method has been around for centuries — just ask Italian Renaissance man Leonardo da …
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Going back to the future with ‘1984’

Following the 2016 election and the first use of “alternate facts” by a representative of the federal government, George Orwell’s “1984” took the top spot on Amazon’s best-seller list, …

Making time for March Madness

Doug Pruitt’s glass of a dark micobrew, sweating as it rested on a coaster at the Library Co., a bar in Castle Rock, was still half full. Arms crossed, eyes gazing upward at one of the four TVs …
Yuri, an 8-year-old Amur tiger, recently arrived at The Denver Zoo. Once he is adjusted, he will be introduced to Nikita in The EDGE exhibit at the zoo.

Amur tiger arrives at Denver Zoo

The newest exhibit at the Denver Zoo is now home to one of the newest residents. Yuri, an 8-year-old, 435-pound Amur tiger, arrived in late January from Bronx Zoo, according to a news release. His …

Theo Zander paints a project during the Teen Studio class at the Art Students League of Denver. Zender has been attending the Teen Studio for the last 3 1/2 years and said part of the draw is the ability to experiment with new materials.

Teens’ creativity soars in nonprofit’s art studio class

After setting up tables for class, teenagers come to collect paints, markers, paper or brushes for their individual projects. Often, they stop to chat with Karl Poulson, an art teacher who has been …
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Mexican artist Jorge Marín’s “Luz de Denver” is now permanently on display at Riverfront Park.

New sculpture from Mexican artist lights up Denver park

Mexico-based artist Jorge Marín returned to Denver earlier this year to unveil a new sculpture at Riverfront Park near downtown. “Luz de Denver” will be in the park permanently, according to a …
Sheila Goff, center, receives a Bear Dance shawl from members of the Ute Indian tribes during a celebration for Written on the Land. Goff recently retired from History Colorado, where she worked with several tribes to return sacred artifacts.

History Colorado staff member spent a decade returning sacred items

For the last 11 years, Sheila Goff has spent her time combing through History Colorado’s Native American collection. As the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) liaison …
Karen Hartman (book) and Neyla Pkarek, score, work on their new musical, “Rattlesnake Kate,” introduced at the Colorado New Play summit.

Colorado New Play Summit aims to open doors

When a painter or sculptor begins a new work, she or he sets a pace and probably has a fairly clear vision of the desired end product. While it may undergo some critical input along the way, the …
Jordan Casteel stands in front of her painting “Yvonne and James” at the Denver Art Museum. Casteel was born and raised in Denver, and her new exhibition “Returning the Gaze” is showing until Aug. 18.

Denver native building community through art

Walking through the Denver Art Museum’s new exhibit, “Returning the Gaze,” viewers will catch snapshots of everyday life in Harlem, as well as the steady eyes of subjects that artist Jordan …

“A Little Medicine and Magic” is a painting by Julie Buffalohead, which was included in an exhibit of her work at the Denver Art Museum.

Intriguing exhibitions coming to Denver Art Museum

In May, the Denver Art Museum will open an exhibit called “Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America.” It will feature post-World War II architecture, design and graphics from the museum’s …
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Christian Redman sits in the clubhouse of his Parker condominium complex, wearing the sweatshirt of his beloved Blackhorse regiment. Blackhorse veterans are planning a last ride for Redman, who is dying of cancer.

Final ride with band of brothers the gift of a lifetime

Christian Redman always knew the late-stage colon cancer he has furiously fought for three years was incurable.  But he had hoped for remission, a chance to grab as many extra years as possible, to …
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Get lost in ‘The Moors’ on area stage

For aficionados of a certain kind of English novel, the phrase “the moors” conjures up images of a mysterious, fog-shrouded lowlands where romance and danger go hand-in-hand. In her 2016 work …
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New Orleans coming to life in area art crawl

First Friday events have become a fairly routine way for art galleries and art districts to highlight the work being done by local creatives. These events are certainly something Lakewood’s 40 West …
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Performer interprets American treasure Maya Angelou

One of the great African-American figures of the 20th and 21st centuries is Maya Angelou, a poet, writer and speaker of quiet dignity and power. Though we lost her in 2014, her voice lives on in her …

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People, not statistics, are the story

It is easy to stay a step removed from the magnitude of the horror of the Holocaust by falling back on the anonymity of statistics. But it is by telling their stories that we reconnect to the …
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