Monthly Archives: December 2014

150 unmissable arts events for 2015: the biggest films, best TV, starriest …

FILM 1) The Theory of Everything Were this not quite such a strong year for lead actors, Eddie Redmayne would be a sure thing for his miraculous, buckled portrayal of Stephen Hawking in this biopic based on the memoirs of … Continue reading

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Ways of Seeing: Documentary Still Life

More Ways of Seeing: Direct to Audience Whether through digital channels, print or on exhibit, the impact, influence and reach of the still image has never been greater. But with so many images fighting for our attention, how do photographers … Continue reading

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Island artists are always evolving

It’s typical for individuals with a creative bent to continually recreate and redefine themselves. A few Vineyard artists did just that in 2014 and they describe the notable changes in the work they’ve created in the past year. “Migration” by … Continue reading

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Artist Scotty Mitchell brings landscapes of Southern Utah to Flagstaff museum

FLAGSTAFF — More than 30 works by pastel artist Scotty Mitchell, who has spent nearly 20 years painting the vibrant hues and ever-changing light of southern Utah and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, are on view now through Feb. 15, 2015 … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Jamie Wyeth Retrospective

Andrew’s son has an impressive body of work in his own right. Jamie Wyeth// Photo by Carlos alejandro Jamie Wyeth may have pulled a fast one. “Portrait of Andy Warhol,” 1976 In an elite world of artists who are fiercely attached … Continue reading

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12 things to do today, Dec. 29, in Boulder County

The Longmont Museum presents Frederic Remington and Charles Russell Exhibit “Masterworks from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.” This collaborative exhibition with a single of the premier museums in the western United States brings a outstanding collection of original … Continue reading

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Electric Abstract Paintings Capture Life In A Constant State Of Metamorphosis

It’s a humbling feeling to look at an image and have no idea what it is you’re actually looking at. It’s one of the magical abilities of abstract art, to turn even the most knowledgable of viewers into a childish … Continue reading

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The death of the artist—and the birth of the creative entrepreneur

Pronounce the word artist, to conjure up the image of a solitary genius. A sacred aura still attaches to the word, a sense of one in contact with the numinous. “He’s an artist,” we’ll say in tones of reverence about an actor or … Continue reading

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Arts best-of ’14: Mark Stryker on music and culture

Christine Goerke as “Elektra” in Michigan Opera Theatre’s production of Richard Strauss’ expressionist masterpiece.(Photo: John Grigaitis | Michigan Opera Theatre) I’m hard-pressed to find any dominant theme in the concerts, performances and events that made 2014 such a satisfying year. … Continue reading

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Art groups offer critique session, kids’ painting class

A watercolor by Betty Felts of Three Cities Art Club(Photo: Submitted) Three Cities Art Club will try a group approach for its annual critique of members’ works. The free session runs 7-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, in the lower level … Continue reading

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