Art of the State

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 8:43am

Discover some of the best art in the state: paintings, sketches and photography of everything from the plains to the mountains.This juried exhibit of mixed-media works showcases the top Colorado artists. A best bet: Colorado Springs' Jason Lee Gimbel will display a life size figurative painting. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Wrap Art: Guatemalan Textiles from the Permanent Collection

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 4:41pm

Using weaving skills passed down from generation to generation, contemporary Guatemalan women create vibrant clothes and tapestries for both practical use and artistic expression. Connecting the past with the present, curator Beth Olson will take these textiles made in modern times and showcase their various uses in ancient Mayan culture. Look for costumes, wraps, braids, and bundles, all created from colorful cloths. Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

No Strings Attached

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 7:14pm

Get your extreme sports-fix from this athlete-speaker. Known throughout the climbing and extreme-sports world for his climbing feats, free-soloist rock climber Alex Honnold will discuss how he gets his adrenaline rush—from climbing sheer, sky-high monoliths without ropes. Thu 6 p.m. 


Climb to Glory

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 9:57am

Denver is rolling out the red carpet for the 10th Mountain Division Ski Troopers, who brought skiing from the battlegrounds of World War II to your local mountain resorts. The world premiere documentary explores the influence these war veterans had on the ski industry, turning the activity into the enjoyable and high-profiting recreational sport it is now. The film is narrated by former Olympian skier and CU football star, Jeremy Bloom. Thu 6 p.m.


The Lure of Alaska

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 10:14am

Travel through the polarizing worlds of Alaska, from the untouched wilderness into the modern city life. Producer Dale Johnson’s revealing documentary about the Last Frontier is a collection of nature-style shots, ranging in natural scenery like a bark-hungry beaver cutting down a tree to the more-populated Alaska State Fair. Johnson will also be at the Lakewood Cultural Center to provide commentary on the screening. Thu 7:30 p.m.