Is Arts Incubator of the Rockies Imperiled by Rent Default? from adobeairstream.com

The future of Fort Collins’s national grant-winning arts organization Beet Street/Arts Incubator of the Rockies may be imperiled after the organization was recently in default on a year of rent to the City of Fort Collins.  Reached by telephone, Beet Street/AIR executive director Beth Flowers told AdobeAirstream that the mission for AIR is changing. With that change comes…

Remembering Robin Rule, Denver Gallery Owner

Robin Rule, the passionate and complicated Denver gallery owner, died of cancer on December 29, 2013, age 55. Her indomitable spirit animated the Denver art world from 1987 to 2013, and her legacy will forever be tied up with the issues of the contemporary art world today in which complex loyalties and the difficulty of…

Quilting for their Lives

In a remote village in the Thar desert of Pakistan, the women are primarily Hindu in a Muslim country. Not only that, but they are from the bottom of the untouchable caste system. They have very few options in life for what they can do to earn a living. Most of the women are illiterate and are forbidden to travel without their husbands or a male relative. The men dye cotton and the women take that cotton and stitch together brightly patterned Ralli quilts. They embroider, appliqué, and adorn their creations with bits of mirror, sequins, shells and beads. The patterns are based on ancient textile traditions dating back thousands of years.