5 articles Tag Denver

‘City Birds’ Explores Nature in an Urban Environment

I just put together this short film that is an exploration of place and the beauty of nature found even in an urban environment. All footage comes from Cherry Creek in downtown Denver, near the confluence with the South Platte River, an area rich in history. It was once the seasonal camp for up to 1,500 native people led by Chief Little Raven, and it was also where Denver was founded. Today this part of …

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William Lamson’s Place- and Time-Based Art

Last night I had the pleasure to find an unexpected film-based work at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. William Lamson’s Action for the Delaware is as captivating as it is difficult to characterize. Lamson himself, and the Delaware River, are both subjects in this work. In essence, the artist attempts (and succeeds) in giving the illusion that he’s standing on the surface of the river. But rather than leave it at that, which is …

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Remembering Denver’s Beats

Remembering Denver’s Beats

Neal Cassady would have been 85 years old today, and some people in Denver remembered. We happened into the Mercury Cafe looking for vegetarian dinner before the Denver’s RiNo first friday art walk on Feb. 3, just as a celebration of Cassady was going on upstairs in the ballroom. After dinner we headed up for readings and music inspired by Cassady, and I was pleasantly surprised to see so many people remembered a figure who …

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(Sub) Urban Gardening

(Sub) Urban Gardening

  Apartment living has its perks–virtually no maintenance worries, very little snow chores and (usually) brand new carpet. The missing element is the yard that comes with having a home. And with a yard comes a garden. In Denver proper, there exists an amazing urban gardening scene. R+P can often be found lending a hand and having a good time with the folks at Urbiculture. Check out the recent work day at Columbia School. You …

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Robots and Ponies at a Lower Elevation

Change is in the air. No, it’s not spring time. We’ve got a long way to go. Especially when you’re in Colorado. Robots and Ponies is now blogging (well, never mind) from the fine, but snowy state of Colorado. OK, I’ve made the revelation; it’s now time to resume normal blogging activities.

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