About US

Hello Denver Art Peeps,

In case you weren’t living in Denver in the early part of the century, Art Matters was the beloved section in the art rag, Art Revue. It was a hodge-podge of interesting tidbits about art and all things connected to the art world from Loveland to London. Somewhat like People magazine, Art Matters morphed into a life of its own. In Art Revue, they were the pages first read when it hit reader’s hands. Artists were anxious to see who and what made it to the pages of Art Matters.

Hamilton Building – DAM opened 2005.

It’s been a few years since Art Revue was on the streets and cruising the galleries observing and taking note of the latest, the hottest, the youngest, emerging artists. AR was among the street people weaving through hip galleries on Santa Fe and Navajo and the Golden Triangle. Those nights are remembered with a wicked smile: Hal Gould, Rob Foster, Deane Knox, Sandy Carson, Pirate when it was funky and edgy and dangerous.

Art Matters will gather various art nonsense and report to readers with a quick timely take on First Fridays, new galleries, new artists and what is deemed by Art Matters as important and necessary to the readers of art and culture.

Art Matters welcomes your input, your guest blog posts, your press releases, your invitations, news and (we don’t mind at all) juicy tidbits, weird news and, exceptional news. Think of us as a blank canvas waiting for color, brilliance, brush strokes, lines, layer upon layer of thought that make up a work of art. Then we’ll slowly peel the layers away for your enjoyment, entertainment and daily art fixation. We want you to add to the Art Matters canvas and know, without a doubt, we want your signature on it.

Glad you’re here.

Jan McNutt

7 thoughts on “About US

  1. Janice says:

    Jan, You had contacted us at the Breckenridge Festival of Film to ask about any news from our organization. I’d originally added you to an email list that got deleted in a server transfer (and then again in a hard drive crash!). Would you send me a quick note so we can add you back in? We’d love to have your support. Many thanks!

    -Janice Kurbjun, Executive Director, Breckenridge Festival of Film

    • I was out of Denver until September 1st, so did not add to my blog all summer, nor did I look at it much. Yikes. I have so much to add; still don’t know where to start.

      I reviewed about 10-12 films for your 2013 festival. It’s my favorite festival. I covered it for two years and loved it. Somehow I have gotten lost in the shuffle but would love to join the festivities next year. Please keep me on the reviewers list. I enjoy helping with that.

  2. Tim Cawley says:

    Hello Jan,

    I’m Tim Cawley, director of From Nothing, Something: A Documentary On The Creative Process, which is the Opening Film of the Denver Film Society’s Architecture & Design Film Festival. Our screening is at the SIE Film Center, Thursday, Sept 5 at 7pm. The film features songwriter Sara Quin of Tegan & Sara, Top Chefs Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken, Artist Huma Bhabha, Fashion Designers Ohne Titel, Architect Preston Scott Cohen, and Hollywood Creature Designer Neville Page, among many others. This is also our Colorado Premiere and our only area showing. I live in Boston, but I am planning on flying out to the event to present the film. http://www.denverfilm.org/filmcenter/detail.aspx?id=25766

    I don’t know a ton of folks in Denver, so I did some legwork, came across your Denver Art Matters blog, and thought it could be in your wheelhouse. I was wondering if you’d consider posting the film trailer and event info, or even pre-screening the film for a possible review.

    If you’d like to see more, you can watch a password-protected version of the film here:
    PASSWORD: fns1

    And if you have any questions, feel free to hit me back. Thank you for your consideration.

    Tim Cawley
    Director, From Nothing, Something: A Documentary On The Creative Process
    INFO/TRAILER/PRESS KIT: http://www.fromnothingsomething.com

  3. Hi!

    From the heart of Denver, here is an online journal dedicated to showcasing and promoting the significance of the pictorial arts:


    We would love any feedback.

  4. Jan – what’s the best way to contact you?
    Rachel Fowler
    Producer, LOCAL Theater Company

  5. Please join the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) in celebrating over 30 years of collection acquisitions. Select artworks from the indoor collection vault will be on public view, including the popular COLOR OF SOUND multimedia exhibit in MOA’s Sound Gallery.

    John Henry, Lin Emery, Barbara Takenaga, David Nash, Robert Mangold, Tsehai Johnson, Patricia Aaron and Chandler Romeo are just a few of the artists that will be represented in this rare exhibition.

    Join us for a night of great art, music, food and drinks at the opening reception on May 16th, 6-9pm featuring live music from the local band Covenhoven. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will also be provided. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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