Arts and Culture

DU Senior Conor Dowdle Paints History in a New Light

You can find art all over town -- not just on gallery walls. In this series, we'll be looking at some of the local artists who serve up their work in coffeehouses and other non-gallery businesses around town.

"I paint thick, and I really like the physical aspect to painting," says 21-year-old Conor Dowdle. The University of Denver senior calls himself "a hyperactive person," which doesn't bode well for the sculpture class he's currently taking (too many active handsaws), but it fits in the less treacherous painting studio. "Painting classes are the kind of places you can run," explains Dowdle. "When a lot of gesture comes through in painting, I really like that."

See also: Sarah Fitzgerald Blurs the Line Between Graphic Design and Fine Art

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Jamie Siebrase is a Denver-based freelance writer, and author of the forthcoming Falcon Guide Hiking Wth Kids, Colorado: 52 Great Hikes for Families.
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