Regardless of what the curators and "decision-makers" of today's art scene are looking for, Amaranth Ehrenhalt is not waiting for anyone's validation. "I know what I want to do," she said resolutely, "and I'm my own best critic."
We were biking on a Denver trail and there it was, a tree wearing a colorful, crocheted trunk wrap. The dressing was something unexpected and exciting, and we pedaled on with a new energy. I didn't realize what we'd come upon is an artistic movement called yarn bombing.
In my continuing quest to find the unique, the one-off, the rare, I visited Denver, Colorado which, I'm happy to report, is a veritable repository of such specimens. Here are top the five things you will only find in Denver.
On this week's podcast, Joel and Ron get all highbrow with Timothy Standring, curator of painting and sculpture at the Denver Art Museum and driving force behind the new blockbuster exhibit, "Becoming Van Gogh."
A well-placed brooch became not only Ms. Albright's fashion signature, but a silent signal to her host about what she expected from their meeting. "Read My Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection" is on view at the Denver Art Museum.
The chromogenic color prints of Robert Benjamin on view at the Denver Art Museum are subtle yet powerful, filled with the enlightenment of a man who clearly appreciates the simple qualities of human life.