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Behind the Strings

Behind the Strings

There is something exceptional about a married couple that works, performs and teaches alongside one another. Violinist Emily Ondracek-Peterson and violist Erik Christian Peterson met when they were 14 years old while performing in the Chicago Symphony Youth Orchestra. Their journey with music and art as a couple spans two decades and extends beyond the […]

A Sanctuary in Burning Man

A Sanctuary in Burning Man

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Bright colors, sweltering heat, a euphoric atmosphere. This is the climate of Burning Man. The festival, held in Black Rock City, Nevada, is designed as a social experiment for the community. Participants create a faux utopia and practice such virtues as self-reliance and preservation, all while producing art. California may seem like […]

Belles and Chimes

Belles and Chimes

Women of all ages looking for social interaction and a new way to challenge their skill sets have found an underground community with a different kind of playing field. Like flappers of the 1920s, Belles and Chimes, a pinball club for women in Denver, is resisting out-of-date stereotypes. For these ladies, the focus of their […]

Imbue review: Go Set a Watchman

When Harper Lee published “To Kill a Mockingbird,” it immediately became an icon of American literature among the works of Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain and J.D. Salinger. Such success made her one of few women to receive a Pulitzer Prize for fiction and worldwide recognition. It was the first and the only novel Lee ever […]

All the right moves

All the right moves

Moving to the rhythm of a different groove is the hardest step one will ever master. On any given day the world, its inhabitants or both are attempting to pull everyone and everything in one direction. A direction that is usually their own no matter how much insistence is placed on being an individual. But […]

Truth about love: Vera Valentine the poet

Truth about love: Vera Valentine the poet

Growing up, Vera Valentine felt muzzled, suppressed and alone. She began writing her pain out at the age of 12, but the poet pen name Valentine would not manifest itself for another 25 years in 2013. Birthed from the author’s feelings of betrayal when her husband left her for another woman, and abandoned by love, […]

Collective Nouns: The Metropolitan State University Faculty Exhibition

Collective Nouns: The Metropolitan State University Faculty Exhibition

On November 18th the Center for Visual Art debuted Collective Nouns, an MSU Denver Faculty Exhibition. The exhibit runs from November 18th until January 21st, 2017. During the opening night, visitors explored the gallery, observing sculptures, photographs, paintings, and video collages. Many stood in discussion with faculty members about their artwork, while others dyed Easter […]