Monday, November 29, 2010

Seven years ago, in a small tent in the midst of a snowstorm in the Himalayas, climber and photographer Jonny Copp drafted the idea for the Adventure Film Festival on a handful of scratch paper. Since then, the idea has grown into an itnernational festival of independent films addressing everything from environmental activism to extreme sports.

“Adventure films are fun, both to watch and to make,” said photographer Vance Howard. “I think of it as being similar to our ancestral elders returning to the campfire from an ancient hunt for game and sharing stories of the journey. It’s the same idea now, only we have the glow of HDTVs replacing the sparks and embers of the campfire.”

Read the rest of my article on the Adventure Film Festival here.

For those of you aren't familiar with Boulder artist Bryce Widom, I highly recommend that you acquaint yourself with his work. Here's a review I wrote of his joint show with Colorado painter Tammi Otis at SmithKlein Gallery in Boulder.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Yoko Ono called me last week.

During a 15 minute interview about a touring show of John Lennon's artwork which was in Boulder for the weekend, Yoko and I talked about John's work as an artist and a musician, why his artwork wasn't taken seriously while he was alive, and the criticism she has received for adding color to some prints of his work.

Read the interview here and the corresponding story on the show here.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Elephant Journal just published a short review I wrote of Buddhist teacher Andrew Holecek's most recent book, The Power and the Pain: Transforming Spiritual Hardship into Joy.

"As Holocek, a committed veteran of the Buddhist path, writes, “waking up hurts.” Yet it is during those times of collapse and crisis that we are presented with potent potential for transformation and realization."

Read the rest here.