The Black Forest fire, which started June 11 northeast of Colorado Springs, has been deemed the costliest in state history. "Surely, the loss of every house represents a tragedy for the people who lived there," writes Westword art critic Michael Paglia in this week's Artbeat column. "But in one case ... More >>
Michael Paglia visited RedLine for this week's review, taking in a group show from artists who also use studio space at the gallery. The show features many different types of work, ranging from paintings to installations, from about two dozen artists. Continue reading for photos from the exhibit.
For this week's art review, Westword critic Michael Paglia focused on feminism in two simultaneous shows at Ice Cube Gallery and Pirate: Contemporary Art. And before even analyzing their art, he offered up this apology: "I was wrong. Apparently, the subject of feminist art is as urgent and relevant ... More >>
You're not going to see Edie Winograde's "Battle on the Little Big Horn" at History Colorado, or any of the other pieces that graced the recent Appropriated: The Chronicled West at the Robishon Gallery, the show organized by husband-and-wife team Jim Robischon and Jennifer Doran, who pulled together ... More >>
Colorado's archives include eighteen dioramas that were displayed at the old history museum -- but are nowhere to be seen at the new History Colorado Center. Is that dumb?
In this week's art column -- "The Faculty Triennial documents Colorado's art history as it races by" -- Michael Paglia writes of the Faculty Triennial at the University of Denver: The current exhibition, the Faculty Triennial, is part of his continuing program to "document and to stimulate Colorado' ... More >>
The best thing about the holidays? It brings families together. The worst thing about the holidays? Right: It brings families together. But here's something enlightening to remember when that dark moment comes down and you fear you are going to do something horrible to your children the nex ... More >>
An example of Melnick's work.He mostly gave up art eight years ago to take over the family business, the Zephyr Lounge in Aurora, so the decision to feature Myron Melnick's work at the Singer Gallery was an interesting choice, writes Westword art critic Michael Paglia in this week's review.
For the past two years, the History Colorado Center has been going up at 12th Avenue and Broadway, but the public hasn't been allowed to see inside the state's new history museum -- until now. Tomorrow from 2 to 6:30 pm, the Urban Land Institute Colorado, a land-use research and education org ... More >>
Dan Ellier ChapmanSo wait. What art should I like?If you read Westword with any regularity, you will know that we've got a boner for compiling "best of" lists. It's a win-win situation. It's our job to keep up on this stuff, so they're easy for us to put together; you have a real job and not ... More >>
A display rack that featured card art by Mark Brandl. As Michael Paglia reported in a blog published earlier today, all but one member of the Lab at Belmar's staff has been laid off in the wake of head Lab man Adam Lerner's appointment as new chief at MCA Denver. Nevertheless, the Lab faithful cont ... More >>
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