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.
4 hours ago | Arts and Culture
Though First Friday in July will have to compete with fireworks shows and weenie roasts on Fourth of July eve, there’s still plenty to do and see in Denver galleries this summer. Get outside this weekend while the weather’s nice, and participate i...
21 hours ago | Arts and Culture
True Coloradans — and swarms of tourists — head for the hills to recreate each summer, but how do you keep the folks entertained after the sun goes down? Lots of mountain towns celebrate the flipside of playing in the sun with regional theater and...
The Denver Artists Guild: Its Founding Members Brings an Obscure Chapter of Local Art History to Life6 days ago | Arts and Culture
Doc Twentieth-century art history often focuses on the Coasts, but here in Colorado a colony of artists, many of them well-schooled abroad before settling in the West, were producing quality — and in some cases, world-class — work. More than...
8 days ago | Arts and Culture
The Denver County Fair made international news last year with the introduction of its pot pavilion, surely a first anywhere in the world. But thrill is gone, and that party's over – fair organizers today announced that the timely experiment won't ...
8 days ago | Theater
Local stages haven’t taken a summer vacation: This weekend you can go heavy with one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces (and casting to match), relax with a feisty musical or guffaw your way through a laugh-out-loud comedy. Othello Colorado Shakespeare...
10 days ago | Literature
Colorado’s got authors — good ones from the looks of the list below — but how many of them have you read? The 2015 Colorado Book Award winners, announced yesterday in the high country to jumpstart the annual Aspen Summer Words literary festival, a...