KGNU puts art in public places

A "Radioland" exhibit at Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery.

Today marks the beginning of Denver Arts Week, a cultural celebration that encompasses a multitude of people, places and things -- and you'll be able to read about many of them in this space. But the celebration of art is hardly limited to Colorado's capital city. During a recent visit to Boulder, I happened upon this excellent display at the Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery; it's part of "Radioland," an artistic salute to KGNU, a public radio station that can be heard in Boulder at 88.5 FM and in Denver at 1390 AM. The "Radioland" page on the station's website notes a passel of locales where other artifacts in the series can be viewed, including the Boulder Outlook Hotel and Twist & Shout in Denver. But an info sheet accompanying the Arts & Crafts Gallery item includes at least one place that isn't listed online: the Boulder Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union. Any project that's bringing beauty to a lending institution is doing something right. -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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