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For those of us whose parents and relatives and friends who joined the military during difficult times – and those who gave their lives for their service -- today is a time for reflection. I know that some holidays – Memorial Day, July 4, Veterans Day – have been turned into a commercial free-for-all. But …

Sometimes you need a moment of beauty in troubled times. But some say, “No way.” Or “So what?”

Yesterday afternoon, I visited the Denver Art Museum to view “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature.”  It is an all-enveloping exhibition, with more than 120 paintings, and it was interesting to watch the advancement of his work over many years. Although I have never been totally in love with Impressionism, I understand its role in …

You can’t know what you don’t know — especially dealing with painful images.

If you read publications and watch TV news, you know that there are people in the world (including the Denver area) who do miserable things, including painting or burning hate symbols on peoples’ property. Some hate symbols are easy to recognize, but others? No. This is why the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) recently sent out information …

It’s a fine show, following in the footsteps of 10 years ago

On Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to noon, a panel discussion will focus on “Colorado Abstract +10,” an exhibition now filling the Arvada Center. This is 10 years after the original exhibition that was based on the book Colorado Abstract: Paintings and Sculpture. The book was organized by art and architecture writer and historian …