Emanuel Martinez

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Update: Online Voting Now Open in "I Heart My RTD" Student Art Contest

    Update: Online voting has begun in the "I Heart My RTD" student art contest. The website features sixteen designs created by middle school students in the Aurora and Cherry Creek school districts and asks users to vote for their favorite. Two designs will ultimately be chosen to be adapted for displ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    From "Mustang" to the blue bear, Beyond Blue celebrates 25 years of public art in Denver

    Denver is celebrating 25 years of the city's public art program with Beyond Blue, an exhibition running through December 22 in the lobbies of the Buell Theatre and the McNichols Civic Center Building, where it held an opening reception on October 17. Many of the 46 artists who created the 75 artwork ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    RTD art: Stephen Batura's "Winter Crossing" now gone from Union Station

    The public art that RTD has been commissioning for light-rail stations -- and we've been profiling this summer -- is just the latest wave of transportion related work. Stephen Batura's painting "Winter Crossing" originally hung in Union Station -- but with all the construction going on there, this p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    RTD art: Wopo Holup at the Orchard station

    As a strong believer in public art and public transportation, Wopo Holup is proud to have a piece of her art decorate the Orchard light-rail station. And after hearing what Holup has to say about "Orchard Memory," you'll definitely want to make a stop to see this shiny bird. See also: - RTD art: R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Muralist and artist Emanuel Martinez's career was lit decades ago by a matchstick

    Like most street artists who grew up in Denver, Emanuel Martinez started painting as a youngster on the street -- and outside the law. "I started my first mural when I was thirteen, in a school for juvenile delinquents," he says. "That was more than fifty years ago." And hundreds of pieces of art l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    The Legacy Project brings the Museo de las Americas full circle to honor local legends

    It all began with a photograph, taken more than thirty years ago on an auspicious occasion. It pictures a smiling who's who of a generation of Chicano artists working in Denver in the late 1970s, and at their center, seated on a couch, the great Mexican artist Francisco Zuñiga. He'd been brought to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Denver Arts Week, Day 7

    ​Get inside the heads of a group of top local Chicano artists who work in a variety of media at tonight's 7 Minutos slide jam, hosted by Westword favorite Jerry Vigil and featuring Al Cardenas, digital media professor Rafael Fajardo, muralist Emanuel Martinez, mixed-media artist Jerry De La Cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Ten treasures: A short guide to the underpinnings of Denver ArtsWeek

    Art by Carlos Fresquez. I’m a Denver native who snuck away for seven years to live in San Francisco until circumstances called me back. A lot of people thought I was plain out of my mind to come back here, where the culture just doesn’t engulf the city like that famous San Franciscan fog. B ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 14, 2005

    Nuevo and Improved

    Chicano artists go beyond their identities in an important show at the CVA.

  • Culture

    March 10, 2005

    Back on Track

    Siqueiros and new director Patty Ortiz get the rejuvenated Museo off to a good start.

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2004

    CHAC It Up

    Denvers Chicanos step out in a new show.

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    Paint the Town Brown

    For these Chicano artists, home is where the art is.

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2003

    Wall Flowers

    The art of the mural is alive and well in Denver.