Arts and Culture

The Denver Modernism Show: Stiff piña coladas, the space age and a new Miss Modernism

Page 2 of 4

Our first stop at the Denver Modernism Show was in the conveniently placed tiki bar and emporium. Not only could you order a well-stoked Mai Tai, Piña Colada or Blue Hawaii, but you could walk out of the room with Kāne Milohai under your arm and a $15 muu muu before you even set foot into the show floor proper.

These old-school skateboards brought to mind my own model of yore: It was called the "Shark" and was so emblazoned. Then, drinks firmly in hand, we watched as this year's jurors, Westword's own Michael Paglia and sculptor Robert Delaney, handed the blue ribbon to artist Candice Jones
KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
Contact: Susan Froyd