Reviews and Blog Posts: art

CONNECTING VECINOS

CONNECTING VECINOS

CONNECTING VECINOS is a program based upon collaborating with artistic individuals and creative organizations from the communities that Byers Branch Library serves. Each collaboration results in a unique event that invites library customers to participate and to discover a visionary resource available in the neighborhood.

Defining Documentaries

Girl Rising

As film festivals go, DOC NYC is one of the largest documentary film festivals in the world.

Beware wet paint

by Alan Fletcher

Reviewer Rating:
4

Organized by theme, this fantastic volume of work explores Alan Fletcher's famous design solutions. This book explores designs created during his time as the founder of the design firm Pentagram, his time as an independent designer, and his work as the art director for Phaidon Press. This is a wonderful...

Conceptual art

Reviewer Rating:
4

An excellent overview of the process and ideas behind conceptual art. Often a confusing concept for those beginning to study the movement, this book help layout what conceptual art means and does so with detailed, large-scale photographs. Phaidon's Themes and Movements series is wonderful for those beginning to understand the important artists...

Books Not Meant to Be Read: 100 Cubes

Sol Lewitt

Byers Branch Library Recommends: In this video, Yolanda reviews a book by Conceptual Artist Sol LeWitt:

100 CUBES

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Plaza Voices: Stories of Integration

Photo from the "Stories of Integration" series on view at Barnum Library

Desiree S. of the Ross-Barnum branch writes:

Moving away from one’s home can be one of the most challenging life experiences. Having come to Denver via Oklahoma City myself just one year ago, I can certainly vouch for there being a period of readjustment -- one has to discover all new neighborhoods, meet all new friends and perhaps reconnect with old ones. In short, one must create an everyday existence that is different from what was there before. But what about adjusting to a place where both the language and the culture are completely foreign?

Plaza Voices: "All Immigrants are Artists"

Cover of De Kooning: An American Master, by Mark Stevens and Annalynn Swann

I started thinking recently about how many famous and influential artists came to the U.S. from other countries. Willem de Kooning, that giant of American abstract expressionism, emigrated from the Netherlands in 1926--as a stowaway aboard a British freighter. Pop artist David Hockney's sun-soaked images of California are perhaps all the more notable because he himself is English, though he lived here for years.

Exhibit: For Cowried Girls....featuring Ella Maria Ray, Artist/Anthropologist

Exhibit: For Cowried Girls Who Survived Life’s Infernos Whether They Wanted To Or Not Featuring Ella Maria Ray, Artist/Anthropologist

On display June 17 - 28
Cousins Gallery - Level 3
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Artist Chat:
Wednesday, June 25, 6 – 8 p.m.

Community Art Show at the Montbello Library

I bought my first piece of art ever last Saturday. I'm not trying to boast here, but it was a signed original, a one-of-a-kind, handmade masterpiece, and a prize-winner, to boot! Be warned, though: when buying art from first graders, don't be fooled by the adorable, childlike innocence-those little ones have a sharp eye for business. You can come visit my new art piece at the Montbello Library, where it is proudly displayed by the public computers.

White oleander : a novel

by Janet Fitch

Reviewer Rating:
5

Twelve-year-old Astrid is the single star orbiting the bright white planet that is Ingrid, her poet mother. Together they’ve traveled across countries and continents, changing cities as Ingrid changes lovers. “When will we go home?” Astrid asks. “I am your home,” Ingrid answers. Astrid’s existence is ruled by her mother’s...

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