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Recent articles by Ray:

“Eavesdroppings” is an entertaining reminder that someone is always listening

Ben Coleman’s “Eavesdroppings” continues through May 29 at Understudy, located on the first floor of the Colorado Convention Center. → Read More

Float through Barbara Takenaga’s dream worlds at Robischon gallery show

When the economy is good and the art is appealing, the gallery business can be fairly lucrative. Sure, it has ups and downs like any commercial enterprise, but with high prices and 50 percent commissions, a savvy gallerist can reap dependable rewards over time. → Read More

Artifacts or just plain art? Dyani White Hawk wants to recategorize Indigenous works as early abstract

Dyani White Hawk’s “Speaking to Relatives” continues through May 22 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. She is challenging art history, making a case for Indigenous objects to be recategorized as abstract art. → Read More

This artwork in Littleton will show you just how much plastic a 4-person family discards in a year

It’s tempting to reduce what artist Kalliopi Monoyios does down to the cliche of “turning trash into treasure,” because she does make works of art out of the things that people throw away. → Read More

All the complex emotions we felt these last two years? They’re now on display at Denver art galleries, museums.

The coronavirus pandemic may be fading, but the thoughtfulness and introspection that defined the way we considered the world over the past two years is just now showing in Denver-area art galleries. → Read More

Inside Denver Art Museum’s new interactive spaces, you can actually sit in some of the art

The museum now possesses tens of thousands of colorful works, from desk chairs to dinner plates to cocktail dresses, spread throughout its various collections. → Read More

Western artist Beau Carey updates landscape painting for a more thoughtful age at Denver show

Beau Carey immerses himself in landscape painting in a more first-person kind of way. He gives us the facts but also the experiential feelings of what it is like to spend time walking, climbing, skiing or even flying over the Rockies. → Read More

When this violinist was injured, he reinvented himself as a conductor. Now he’s leading the Colorado Symphony.

Serious orchestras usually import their conductors from out of town, but the Colorado Symphony found its new podium boss right up Highway 25 in Boulder, where Peter Oundjian has a second home and currently directs operations at the Colorado Music Festival. → Read More

Looking to buy Denver art that’s affordable on a budget? Mo’Print is back.

Give your art collection a confident — and affordable — boost. → Read More

Doug Kacena is changing the way art galleries operate in Denver

K Contemporary is Denver’s most exciting commercial art gallery right now. In just five fast years, owner Doug Kacena — obviously, that’s where the “K” comes from — has assembled a roster of the city’s most adventurous art-makers and produced a slew of memorable, and completely free, exhibitions. → Read More

“The Shining” opera is destined to be a classic. See it in Denver this February

When audiences and critics assembled in 2016 to witness the premiere of Minnesota Opera’s “The Shining,” the enthusiasm -- and the anticipation for what it could mean for the art form — were stratospheric. If you go → Read More

In the wake of the Marshall fire, this Colorado orchestra hopes to bring healing through Mozart’s music

For many good reasons, classical musicians know it is part of their job to step up for the common good when a community goes through a traumatic event. They do so eagerly, and dependably, and they have for generations. → Read More

History Colorado’s “Lost Highways” podcast presents tall, and surprisingly frank, tales from our state’s past

If there’s one big surprise that emerges from a long listen to “Lost Highways,” it is that Colorado is a lot more interesting than a lot of people think. The history-themed podcast, now entering its third season, finds its narratives in unexpected places, and they’re not the sort of stories most folks learn in school. → Read More

A striking, stay-at-home tour of Denver’s best buildings

The “Y/OUR Denver” photo exhibition comes along at just the right moment in 2021, as many of us are, once again, spending excess amounts of time indoors, recovering from -- or hiding out from — the latest variation of the coronavirus. → Read More

Must-see Denver arts events: Colorado Ballet's "Wizard of Oz," "Opera Colorado's "The Shining" and more

I don’t know about you, but I need a little optimism in my life. → Read More

Cherish Marquez uses video games, QR codes and more digital art in Union Station exhibit

Digital does offer endless creative possibilities, and Marquez’s show, “Voices in the Desert,” exploits several of them, including multi-channel videos, various sound components, QR codes, filters and even a video game. → Read More

Gary Emrich’s “Dibs” explores the dark side of the 1969 moon landing

See the third part of Gary Emrich’s "Apollo Trilogy" at the Robischon Gallery through Dec. 31. "Dibs" is a non-linear collage of dynamic images and sounds that sprawls across three screens. → Read More

Lakewood’s Camp Christmas is an immersive winter wonderland

Camp Christmas feels like a present itself, from Lakewood to its neighbors, from quirky Lonnie Hanzon to all of Colorado. It’s whacky and warm, gooey but sophisticated, retro and very real. → Read More

Denver's "Nutcracker" at Ellie Caulkins Opera House gets new costumes, sets

The upcoming "Nutcracker" performances at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House will be the first time in 16 years the company has refreshed its production so thoroughly with new costumes, sets. → Read More

Six Denver-area art exhibitions you absolutely must see right now

Arvada Center’s “Word Play,” “Bathing the Room with Blues” at MCA Denver and more must-see art right now. → Read More