Recent Stories in Arts

Call for kid illustrators held in Breckenridge for new Eli and Mort book (1)

May 27, 2015 — 

Breckenridge Creative Arts and authors Elyssa Pallai and Ken Nager are giving local aspiring artists an opportunity to be part of the magic of producing a new children’s book. “Eli …

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The Colorado Grand Scholarship winning essay by senior Justin Jacobi (2)

May 27, 2015 — 

To see the world through someone else’s point of view or experience emotions in a visceral way is the essence of art. To walk a mile in someone’s shoes tells …

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Book review: ‘The Emerald Mile,’ by Kevin Fedarko (3)

May 23, 2015 — 

The Grand Canyon is one of the most familiar and beloved landmarks in the United States, even to those who have only seen it in pictures. The 277-mile chasm is …

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Book review: ‘Grace, Under Pressure,’ by Sophie Walker (4)

May 16, 2015 — 

“Do I have to clean my teeth tonight?” is how Sophie Walker’s heartfelt memoir, “Grace, Under Pressure: A Girl With Asperger’s and Her Marathon Mom” begins. It was those daily …

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Breckenridge Arts District hosts ceramicists Ronald Shaw, Jeni Licata (5)

May 15, 2015 — 

Ceramic artists Ronald Shaw and Jeni Licata, of West Palm Beach, Florida, are in residence at the Robert Whyte House in the Breckenridge Arts District through Sunday, June 21. The …

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Colorado Preservation recognizes Breckenridge’s historical stewardship (6)

May 15, 2015 — 

The town of Breckenridge received a 2015 Preservation Honor Award from Colorado Preservation Inc., Colorado’s nonprofit historic preservation advocacy organization, at the 25th annual Dana Crawford Awards Celebration at the …

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Q&A with Lake Dillon Theatre Company scenic designer Jared Grohs (7)

May 13, 2015 — 

Scenic designer Jared Grohs celebrates his 11th season with the Lake Dillon Theatre Company in 2015, having designed more than 60 productions since his first set for the company, “Three …

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Breckenridge Backstage Theatre launches new S.T.E.P. program with ‘Seussical Jr.’ (8)

May 8, 2015 — 

An all-student production of “Seussical Jr.” will launch the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre’s inaugural S.T.E.P. program this weekend, with performances Friday, May 8, through Sunday, May 10, at the Summit Middle …

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‘Fabric and Clay,’ a mixed media show at Arts Alive in Breckenridge (9)

May 6, 2015 — 

The highlighted exhibit on display now at Arts Alive Gallery in Breckenridge is “Fabric and Clay,” by Keats Scott and Janelle Kopp, the gallery’s Featured Artists for May. The artists …

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Book review: ‘The Dressmaker of Khair Khana,’ by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (10)

May 2, 2015 — 

There is no doubt that war shatters people’s lives and day-to-day struggles become overwhelming as violence forces the focus onto basic survival. Afghanistan has suffered through its share of turmoil …

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Summit Road Trip: Mud season in the mountains is springtime in Denver (11)

May 2, 2015 — 

The mountains are melting, but Denver has a spring in its step. You can travel from your Summit County door to downtown in less than two hours, and there’s really …

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‘Learning before Laptops’ historical exhibit opens in Breckenridge (12)

May 1, 2015 — 

Summit County’s three historical organizations, the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, Frisco Historic Park & Museum and Summit Historical Society, have come together to create a new exhibit exploring education in our …

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Breckenridge artist is finalist in USA Pro Challenge Poster Contest (13)

April 30, 2015 — 

The artwork of Julia Taylor, a Breckenridge artist, was chosen as one of 10 finalists in the USA Pro Challenge Poster Contest. The contest is open to the public for …

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Book reviews of Caldecott, Newberry and Printz award-winning titles (14)

April 25, 2015 — 

“The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend,” by Dan Santat“The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend,” the 2015 Caldecott winner for children’s literature, is a charming tale about discovering the …

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Mountain Mentor of the month: Sarah McKenzie (15)

April 25, 2015 — 

Mountain Mentors is a local nonprofit organization that pairs responsible adult mentors with mentees ages 8-16. The current mentor of the month is Sarah McKenzie, with her mentee Milca.Tell us …

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Tommy Caldwell’s next excellent adventure (16)

April 24, 2015 — 

As Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s historic free climb up the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park progressed, the daring feat of two men alone on a …

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Breckenridge Backstage Theatre celebrates young talent in ‘Rising Stars’ (17)

April 24, 2015 — 

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre will showcase young local talent on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25, with three cabaret productions titled “Rising Stars,” featuring a wide range of musical repertoire …

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Book review: ‘Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II’s Greatest Rescue Mission,’ by Hampton Sides (18)

April 22, 2015 — 

World War II’s massive and destructive Pacific War needs no introduction: Millions of families lost their beloved soldiers on those distant shores and in those stifling jungles. The Pacific theater …

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Book review: ‘Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration,’ by David Roberts (19)

April 10, 2015 — 

One would be hard-pressed in our 21st century world to find a region of the globe that has yet to be explored, measured and mapped. As recently as 100 years …

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ARTCRANK to bring bike poster show to Breckenridge for Pro Challenge (20)

April 9, 2015 — 

ARTCRANK, an international pop-up show of bicycle-inspired posters, is teaming up with Breckenridge Creative Arts to present a two-week exhibition this summer in the soon-to-open Old Masonic Hall, a new …

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