African art, trade beads and ethnic jewelry are both business and passion for Sara and me. We started buying African art twenty years ago as gifts for our children, four of whom are adopted and are African-American. We had been active in anti-apartheid politics for some time. In 1994, when Mandela was elected, we took the three still-at-home kids out of school and moved to southern Africa for eight months. We bought a used food panel van, converted it into a camper and traveled fifteen thousand miles through South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Swaziland. We weren’t consciously beginning a business…but we noticed we were buying more than we could keep, give away, or sell at garage sales. In the beginning, we did shows and held open houses. Now eBay, Etsy and our website, AfricaDirect.com, are the primary ways we sell.
I shop from local markets searching for beautiful beads and ornaments symbolic of the local women’s custom
Anania Jewelry is named in honor of my daughter, Anania, because of the joy she brings to my life. Anania means Unique.
2725 Rocky Mountain Ave # 200, Loveland, CO
Founded by Roy Guthrie, as African Art Promotions Inc. in 1970, Chapungu Sculpture Park has pioneered the promotion of Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture (Shona Sculpture) and has built up the most important permanent collection of this work in existence.
Dairy Arts Center was founded in 1992 to provide cooperative workspaces for local artists and venues for live performance in Boulder County. Originally owned by the Watts-Hardy Dairy, the building’s transformation from a former milk-processing facility to a thriving multi-disciplinary arts hub for Boulder and beyond is a nationally recognized example of constructive urban development and renewal. The Dairy’s founders envisioned a community arts center where artists of all genres would create and inspire each other and the greater community.
The Denver Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world.
The mission of the Denver Art Museum is to enrich the lives of present and future generations through the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works of art, supported by exemplary scholarship and public programs related to both its permanent collections and to temporary exhibitions presented by the museum.
Since 1978, the Denver Film Society (DFS) has worked to promote film as both an art form and a civic forum. As the only nonprofit theater in Colorado, we’re dedicated to engaging both our members and the general public in a lifelong relationship with film.
The Denver Film Society, a 501(c)(3) cultural arts organization, operates the Sie FilmCenter, the organization’s year-round cinematic home, presents the annual award-winning Denver Film Festival in November and a series of Niche mini-festivals throughout the year.
The Denver Film Society’s mission is to develop opportunities for diverse audiences to discover film through creative, thought-provoking experiences.
The International Film Series is Boulder’s first arthouse series and has been locally programmed since 1941. Our main venue is Muenzinger Auditorium, located west of Folsom Stadium (400 seats). Our secondary venue is the Visual Arts Complex Auditorium, located north of the Euclid Autopark and downstairs in room 1B20 (200 seats).
We provide ushers at every show and actively discourage texting and other cellphone abuse during screenings. We never show more than three trailers before the film, if any at all. We never show ads. We screen as many films as possible on celluloid and have reel-to-reel projectors operated by experienced professionals, which grants us access to rare and archive prints from all around the world. Unlike most theaters, we do not make money from concessions and prefer to maintain a quiet venue, free from distractions where the focus is always on the film itself.
My love for geometrics, numbers and art as well as my Ugandan heritage inspire Prints By Edisa designed with Excel. The concept is a “simple hint” of print on everyday wear.
The online shop is switched up every 3 months with new products ranging from apparel to home goods.
tone sculpture of SaToro Tafura affirms the values and wisdom of Shona culture while reflecting themes that resonate with people from diverse backgrounds. Tafura harnesses his unique artistic sensibility to speak to and listen to stone, resulting in distinctly powerful sculptures that transcend time and geographical space.
Tafura was born into a famous sculpting family in Zimbabwe and is the grandson of sculptor, Claudio Nyanhongo, and son of renown sculptor, Agnes Nyanhongo. His education as a sculptor began in early childhood, as he observed the work of his grandfather, mother and uncles, and began to assist in the finishing process of their pieces.
Visitors have an unprecedented opportunity to see The Wildlife Experience art collection in its entirety. Search for Essence includes more than 100 wildlife paintings and sculptures by internationally acclaimed nature artists, such as Robert Bateman, John Banovich, John Seerey-Lester, Morten Solberg, Kent Ullberg and Bart Walter, as well as renowned artists from our region, including Gerald Balciar, Kenneth Bunn and Veryl Goodnight, are shown together in the elegant 7,000 sq ft gallery. The contemplative environment hosts reading and rest areas to ponder quotations by the artists that inspire concern and appreciation for the natural world, or provide insights to the artists’ philosophies and motivations.