Sculptor and Denver resident Lawrence Argent is one of the West’s most beloved public artists. He gave the Colorado Convention Center its iconic sculpture, I See What You Mean, and more recently, he installed Leap, a giant red rabbit leaping toward a suitcase, in the Sacramento International Airport.
CH&L: Will you be offended if we call you an “emerging artist”?
Greg Block: Not at all. I hope I’m always emerging in one way or another.
If you’ve ever strolled through Denver’s art district on Santa Fe the first Friday of the month, you’ve probably wandered into Access Gallery. You might have admired its captivating contemporary art, hung simply on white walls under perfectly placed lights, and assumed that it’s just another gallery in this cultural paradise.
In a small, spare factory just north of downtown Denver—where creative outposts are reclaiming the tired streets—Robbie Stout and Anna Davies are pursuing their own artisan craft amid the upstart coffee shops and design studios: chocolate making.
Facing the Gore Range on the edge of the Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness, a thousand feet above the Blue River Valley, there stands a forest of spruce, fir and aspen sprinkled with wildflowers. It sounds like the perfect place for nature photographer John Fielder to perch his camera—but it’s actually where he’s decided to perch his Summit County home.
“Ambitious” might be the best word to describe the past three years at the Denver Art Museum, where blockbuster exhibitions covering King Tut, Yves Saint Laurent and Vincent van Gogh (which runs through January 20th) have boosted Colorado’s profile as a place for artists and art lovers around the world.
In 1982, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles published a story about the Polish-born, Colorado-based artist Witold-K. Thirty years later, we decided to check back in with the man who has achieved international fame for his work, but who remains relatively unknown in the city where he's had a studio and gallery since 1981-Denver.
Like many Denverites, we were saddened to hear of the passing of restaurant owner, community leader and philanthropist Noel Cunningham. As a small tribute, we'd like to share an article written by Julie Bielenberg and published in the October 2007 issue of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles.
Our sincere condolences to the Cunningham family.
At home with...Noel Cunningham
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