Category Archives: Arts

With A Splash Of Paint, Pueblo’s Arkansas Levee Mural Is Born Again

Bright colors have blossomed once again on the concrete face of Pueblo’s Arkansas River levee. Paintings are going up in an effort to reclaim a lost public art space and the title of the world’s largest outdoor mural. Listen and read more at … Continue reading

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Poet Khadijah Queen Dives Into Life’s Crises And Moments Of Wonder In New Collection, ‘Anodyne’

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Colorado Folk Musician Jayme Stone Plugs In For New Album, ‘AWake’

After years of exploring folk music’s roots, Longmont musician and composer Jayme Stone is plugging in. He puts down his banjo and plays a synthesizer on his new album – AWake – and he delves into the grief of losing … Continue reading

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Artists Ready To Paint On Fresh Concrete Canvas In Pueblo And Regain The World Record for Largest Outdoor Mural

The last section of the Arkansas River levee in Pueblo will be resurfaced this winter. Here, the old surface containing the mural is being taken down, while the new surface is clean. Planning for new art is underway. – Photo … Continue reading

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Telluride poet Kierstin Bridger gives voice to prostitutes of the Old West in her collection, Demimonde.

Prostitutes in Old West mining towns were relegated to the shadowy world of night. They were often shunned by their communities… and yet they played an important role in the history of the west. Demimonde translates as “half world” – … Continue reading

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Colorado Author Pam Houston’s Latest Book Is Deep Creek: Finding Hope In The High Country.

Twenty-five years ago author Pam Houston was living in her car. But her first book, Cowboys Are My Weakness, became a bestseller – giving voice to women across the nation — and it gave Houston just enough money to make … Continue reading

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Boulder Poet Andrea Gibson Writes Through Love And War In ‘Lord Of The Butterflies’

Boulder poet Andrea Gibson weaves together love poetry with entries that explore protests, gun violence, homophobia and even war. The complexities and depths of human emotion form the foundation of Gibson’s latest collection of poetry, “Lord of the Butterflies,”. Gibson, who prefers the … Continue reading

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Denver Poet Dominique Christina Gives Voice To Enslaved Black Woman Who Endured Medical Experiments

  In the 1800s, Dr. J. Marion Sims, a white doctor considered to be the “father of modern gynecology,” experimented on enslaved black women, including a woman named Anarcha. In her new poetry collection “Anarcha Speaks: A History In Poems,” Denver poet Dominique … Continue reading

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The Trauma Of The Vietnam War, And A Brother’s Suicide, In Poetry

On this day in 1975, at the tail end of the Vietnam War, there was a dramatic airlift. Thousands of people were evacuated out of Saigon as North Vietnamese troops approached the city. Vietnamese American poet Diana Khoi Nguyen’s parents … Continue reading

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CU-Boulder Acquires The ‘Sharkive,’ A Trove Of Career-Spanning From Master Printmaker Bud Shark

Lyons printmaker Bud Shark’s work appears in some of the country’s best museums:  New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., to name a few. The pieces stem from decades of … Continue reading

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