ArtPlace Announces America’s Top 12 Small-Town Art Places

Crested Butte, CO.; Taos, NM; Marfa, TX and Saratoga, WY made the list of the Top Twelve Small-Town ArtPlaces for 2013. The twelve communities on the list were chosen based upon per capita numbers of arts related non-profits, arts-oriented businesses and workers in creative occupations among small towns in the United States. The small towns…

In Search of the Truth from TruthAtlas.com

If someone gave you two minutes to define the Truth, what would you say? And if you were asked to step inside a recording booth set up within a giant inflatable sculpture to address that question, would your answer come more easily? That’s what three artists who formed the Cause Collective—aimed at bringing the “public”…

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many…

Kris Lewis from Blisss Magazine

Kris Lewis by Leanne Goebel Kris Lewis paints fiction. His portraits are of characters — mysterious, unreal figures often the amalgamation of multiple sources. They are strong, yet fragile; happy, sad, seductive, isolated. There is a story behind each portrait that only the artist knows, but the figures convey an emotion, spark the imagination, and…

Ricky Allman from Blisss Magazine

Ricky Allman words by Leanne Goebel Ricky Allmanʼs paintings on view in this exhibition at David B. Smith gallery are neither dystopian or utopian—they fall somewhere in the middle—dark, yet hopeful. The series seems cavernous, as if Allman has gone underground to secret bunkers, perhaps the abandoned silver mine beneath Area 51 or the rumored…

John McEnroe in Art Ltd. Magazine

john mcEnroe by leanne haase goebel Mar 2013 An abandoned mining area above the town of Ward, Colorado, inspired John McEnroe’s most recent body of work, Half Life, currently on view at Robischon Gallery in Denver, in a solo show thematically connected with four other artist’s solo shows, under the curatorial title: “Object | Nature.”…