Five Points

Arts and Culture
9:44 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Artist Jesse DuBois: man at work

Credit www.jessdubois.com

Born and raised in Denver, Jesse DuBois has met most of jazz music's greatest names.  His father ran Colorado's Jim Crow-era resort for African Americans, Lincoln Hills - where the stars played.  Only later did DuBois pick up the brush.

A graduate of the Art Institute of Denver's first class in 1957, DuBois paints to this day.

This past winter's thaw broke a pipe in his Welton Street studio's basement.   Several works were damaged, some beyond repair.  (See the 9News story here.) 

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Winter Session Bags
10:57 am
Sun February 9, 2014

Winter Session Bags, Made in Five Points

  Enjoy this radio tour of Winter Session, the leather and canvas goods company that makes their durable handbags, satchels and other stuff, right at 2952 Welton Street in Five Points, Denver.

Tanya Fleisher, Roy Katz, Laura and Julia walked us through their compact showroom and shop filled with vintage sewing machines, bolts of fabric, huge spools of thread, and vision.

 Their website is www.winter-session.com

(Music on this feature from Jay Hoggard's CD The Right Place, "Marimba Gylie" and "La Tierra Hermosa.")

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