Arts District

Nikki Hartman, NCIPA volunteer

The notion that Pow-wows are only for Native Americans would be like saying rodeos are just for cowboys.  For more than two decades the Northern Colorado Intertribal Pow-wow Association has struggled to overcome a number of misconceptions about this celebratory and reverent event. Joie Dennis’ Fort Collins living room is lined with Native American artwork and artifacts.

Carrie Saldo

Longtime Denver artist Jess DuBois has created an ad-hoc studio in the lobby of the Ramada Inn on East Colfax in Denver.  A charcoal pencil, an easel, and few clip lights. DuBois is in that lobby thanks to a burst water pipe. That and a subsequent mold problem pushed him out of his longtime studio in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood.

Photographs hold time still. At 102 years-old, Marian Busey could have walls clad with copious snapshots. Instead, the artists’ memorable moments were captured by her own hand with paint and paper.

  Thursday, 3/20 at 7:30 on Rocky Mountain PBS: tune in for the latest edition of Arts District.

Evan Anderman is the son of a geologist, and growing up he observed the Rocky Mountain landscape with a different understanding than most. Years later, as an aerial photographer he still sees it differently – from thousands of feet in the air. KUVO arts reporter Carrie Saldo took to the skies with Anderman as he searched for a more subjective beauty in Colorado.