#45: Darrin AlfredAs associate curator of architecture, design and graphics at the Denver Art Museum, Darrin Alfred -- who cut his teeth at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art before landing in Denver -- keeps the museum's design collection up-to-date, while curating such shows as 2009's popular ... More >>
Arts Street has implemented the dream plan of generations of public school students: getting paid to go to class. Thanks to the Adolph Coors Foundation, NOFA and Xcel Energy, the educational nonprofit has received new funding to not just offer local teenagers classe instruction in real-life skills, ... More >>
Sam Kuhn, aka Samazon, grew up drawing ponies and comic-book characters. Now she gets to transform that inspiration into tattoos for her clients. The Kansas native has been tattooing for four years and currently works at Thick as Thieves Tattoo. Westword recently caught up with Kuhn to talk with her ... More >>
Since 2007, Design OnScreen has worked to preserve modern architecture across America by producing and presenting films focusing on unheralded architects and designers, and also curating architecture-centered film festivals around the world. And it's fought this good fight from its headquarters in D ... More >>
Colorado-grown Design OnScreen, a non-profit working for the preservation of modern architecture through film, has been hard at work. Just back from the Biennale Architettura in Venice in late August, the organization is now hosting its fourth annual Architectural Design Film Series, a month of mo ... More >>
Athena Project's Plays in Progress series is now in full swing, and while the plays are only getting a workshop treatment, one of them will win a full production at next spring's Athena Project Festival -- and that means it will need a costume designer. Cue the festival's newest opportunity: a fas ... More >>
"Serious and normal."Danielle Coughlin is a graphic designer and artist who creates online identities for other businesses at her design hub, www.dcmedia-design.com. "This is my passion," says Coughlin. "But I'm not even a year old -- I turn one next month, so I'm hoping to build this up." Be ... More >>
A mighty stylin' solar irrigation pump. In a nutshell, a completely sustainable nutshell, the idea behind Design for the Other 90%, a traveling exhibition from the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, has to do with the impact of good design on developing populations who must usually make do ... More >>
Internetarcheology.comOur nostalgia for the Internet of old continues this week, as we have recently discovered the Geocities-izer, a way to make any website look and feel just like it used to. Simply put your URL of choice into the this world wide web throwback processor thingy and voilĂ -- ... More >>
Last week's cover story, "Extra Bold" deconstructs the weird, wonderful world of Denver designer Rick Griffith, a man who's constantly scrutinizing how words and letter-forms are used everywhere -- including the Denver School System. Griffith might be on to something, since a new paper report ... More >>
The Fontius' transformation in the Sage Building scored a Mayor's Design AwardHow many cities can boast an annual city-wide contest honoring the most kick-ass building designs? Denver can, thanks to its six-year-old Mayor's Design Awards, which recognizes achievement in new architecture and u ... More >>
In the sea of California and New York cafes vying for the coveted American Institute of Architecture design award, there lurks a lone Colorado joint that wants to prove to the rest of the country -- namely New Yorkers and Californians -- that it's savvy design scheme can out-architect its co ... More >>
The skys the limit for this eco-friendly roofing option.
AIGA Colorado melds skateboarding, graphic design and a mentoring program.
The story of Annie Sullivan hits the Denver Center stage.
Given the dire state of the current print-journalism industry, more publications are shutting down than opening up. But Modern in Denver, a new quarterly magazine focusing on modern art, architecture and design, is attempting to buck that trend by targeting a niche rather than the masses. As editor ... More >>
Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum gains one curator and loses another.
The Center for Visual Art’s installation show is a force of cool in LoDo.
Things are looking up — way up — on 14th Street.
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Pick fresh prints at Red Delicious Press.
Herbert Bayer's genius is on display at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.
Peter Park is in the urban-planning game for good.
The University of Denver salutes architect emeritus Cab Childress.
Outsiders swoop in and threaten area landmarks -- as usual.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
The Nomad Theatre's presentation of Ain't Misbehavin' delights.
Campy play When Pigs Fly is a costumer's dream.
Old guys still rule the architecture world.