Denver native Susan Froyd studied English, Art and finally Journalism at Metro State University of Denver, and also managed movie theaters, sold art supplies and was a buyer in the stationery and greeting card industry, before landing at the weekly Denver newspaper Westword as Arts and Culture Editor in 1992. Twenty-two years of coverage later, she’s still at it and not over her love affair with Denver’s cultural scene. Not so much a critic as she is a cheerleader for the city’s fine- and performing-arts communities, Susan feels privileged to serve all the vibrant artists in all disciplines who make our town a more engaging place to live.
East Meets West: Leon Gallery Crowdfunds to Bring a Persian-American Perspective to the Biennial Conversation7 hours ago | Arts and Culture
A conversation with Persian-American Safa Samiezadé-Yazd — a local artist who’s worked on a national level for Aslan Media and Boomgen Studios — first opened Eric Dallimore’s eyes to the unique position of her culture-straddling compatriots in Ame...
8 hours ago | Arts and Culture
It’s a holiday weekend, but the shows must go on: At BMoCA in Boulder, ten artists explore how technology affects creative expression. In Larimer Square collectors can revel in work from three lowbrow masters and at Hinterland, an MFA thesis exhib...
2 days ago | 100 Colorado Creatives
#23: Nancy Stohlman Nancy Stohlman is Denver’s flash-fiction poster girl: The author of a new collection, Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories, and two novels, The Monster Opera and Searching for Suzi: a flash novel, she’s also contributed to four...
3 days ago | Arts and Culture
Art has always been a staple of Denver’s Biennial of the Americas, now more than ever with this year's theme: NOW! And through artist exchanges, major public installations, performances, participatory festivals and the Biennial group exhibition, N...
4 days ago | Literature
Even before Denver Comic Con hits town, this week you you can pick up a comic collection that tells early American history’s real stories, or grab a solid work of fiction from an author who’s made a living reading the novels of the greats. Or you ...
7 days ago | Arts and Culture
From documentary photography to explorations in abstraction, innovative techniques and unexpected collaborations, new shows in Denver galleries will provoke thought while also pleasing the eye. You don’t have to wait until First Friday for first-c...