Monthly Archives: January 2020

Madeleine O’Connell creates art and joy

Madeleine O’Connell is a third generation artist, following in the creative footsteps of her grandmother, who attended the Art Institute of Chicago in the late 1920’s and her mother, who held a Master’s degree in calligrapher and taught at Iowa State University.

O’Connell is a multi-talented artist working not only as a widely appreciated painter, but also a designer of jewelry, textiles and merchandise that features her art on everyday utilitarian items such as dinner plates and napkins.

Learn more about O’Connell in my feature for Colorado Expression magazine:

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Gregory Alan Isakov’s “Evening Machines” skyrockets to Grammys

Grammy-nominated Gregory Alan Isakov missed our scheduled telephone
interview initially, but apologized profusely and had a good excuse: “My sheep were
attacked by coyotes,” said the singer-songwriter, who oversees his organic farm in
Colorado when not touring internationally.
Isakov’s “Evening Machines” didn’t win the Grammy for Best New Folk Album. The
award went to Patty Griffin, who opened for Isakov at Red Rocks a few years ago.
Isakov, in turn, will open for The Lumineers on part of their upcoming tour for their
third album titled “III.”

For my interview with and feature on Gregory Alan Isakov published by the Denver
Business Journal click here:

For my interview with Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers and my feature on the
band published by the Denver Business Journal click here:

To read my review of Gregory Alan Isakov’s headliner debut at Red Rocks, click here:


#GregoryAlanIsakov #EveningMachines #TheLumineers #PattyGriffin #RedRocks #ColoradoMusic #GrammyAwards #DenverBusinessJournal #BestFolkAlbum

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Spruced-up Minturn Cabin offers alpine escape

A cabin by definition is cozy, but this second home in the Minturn Racquet and Trout Club goes well beyond the typical cabin standards. For one thing, this Vail Valley residence near the confluence of Cross Creek and the Eagle River is much larger than most cabins. Read about how an interior designer updated the interior and added space, seating and floor plan flexibility without adding square footage.
Read the full article here:

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Coors Western Art show corrals best of the west

The Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale rounds up the best of the west in terms of paintings, sculpture and other fine arts in contemporary Western realism. The exhibit, free with a stock show ticket, includes paintings and sculptures from Western contemporary artists from across the nation. Learn more in my piece published by Art + Object:

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Plexiglass saddles by Maeve Eichelberger exemplify the edge of contemporary Western realism in the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, part of the National Western Stock Show in Denver.

#KarenRoehl #LeonLoughridge #MaeveEichelberger #CoorsWesternArtShow #NationalWesternStockShow #contemporaryWesternartists #stockshow #DenverStockShow #DenverColorado #contemporaryart #horsepaintings #stockshowart #Denverartists #Denverart

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