Author Archives: Diane Huntress

Great arts education from grade school in Kansas to a BFA in Creative Arts. Over 20 years in editorial and business photography specializing in portraits of people and the built environment. At the same time, to stay in the creative flow, I exhibit in galleries and museums.

Denver Digerati Digital Animation Show

At the Commons on Champa, Denver’s public campus for entrepreneurship, Ivar Zeile, the curator introduces commissioned new work for Denver Digerati.   The Commons on Champa       Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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Red Shoes

Don’t Touch or Climb on the Art! In this case, artist Melissa Furness, wearing classic red shoes, stands on a separate, touchable section her new work at the opening of Vis-a’-Vis at McNichols.  This is a fine show of installation pieces created by 4 artists who participated in the 2015 Biennial Ambassadors Program. More about the show […]

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Hal Gould Camera Obscura Opening and Closing

Hal Gould opened the Camera Obscura Gallery at 13th and Bannock in downtown Denver in 1980 at age 60.    For 31 years there was a continuous stream of remarkably high-quality photography shows, including the work of Eliot Porter, James Balog, Paul Harbaugh, Sebastiao Salgado, and Annie Liebovitz.  And, here he’s with my colleague, Nora […]

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Evening of Life for Steve

How to celebrate the life of Steve Koloskus, “the show man”? His truck decorated with votive battery powered candles becomes the stage and music setting for the party which started up after the New Orleans style “parade” arrived back at the South Pearl Street office and garden property.  The banner carried in the “parade” with portrait of […]

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Creative Director Send Off #3  

In May Denver Creative Director and ad agency owner, Steve Koloskus, lost the battle vs lymphoma and on the evening of June 27th, his son, Jack, Steve’s brothers plus lots of family, friends and colleagues got together to celebrate Steve.     “He sure didn’t waste any time in his life and created many lasting […]

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Creative Director Send Off 2

Jazz musicians played and lead a New Orleans style memorial parade for many blocks along the length of South Pearl Street in Denver.  With a mix of family, friends and colleagues following after the hand-carried banner, a cinnamon roll truck from Duffy Roll and a custom low rider escorted the parade as the following became a block in length. Did you […]

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Steve’s Pearl Street Garden

Steve Koloskus’ South Pearl Street Pumpkin Patch Community Garden is a growing place. But then the Pumpkin Patch became a place for healing and inspiration for him.   On the right side in the background notice the style of wooden signage Steve’s firm created for Dana Miller.  http://www.growlocalcolorado.org/ Steve helped businesses get better.     […]

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Creative Director Send Off

Every moment here on blogs we share our latest projects and inspiration.  Why can’t we honor the life and times of a favorite Denver “Show man”, creative director and owner of the Ad Agency, Extra Strength?  He helped businesses get better.   This is a portrait of a proper send off of a beloved “Ad Guy”. Did […]

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Split Croatia Photo Journal

The challenge:  how to spend the coming “dark of Winter” out of the European Union for at least 90 days and not be far from Italy? Split! Days and Dusks Our first apartment view from the historic Varos neighborhood of Split, Croatia. “My sister spends 2 hours getting ready for a 30 minute date for […]

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Larimer Square Celebrates

What did Dana Crawford do in 1965? She “formed Larimer Associates, to change the face of the 1400 block of Larimer Street by refurbishing the buildings, creating courtyards and leasing to office and retail tenants.”  “Larimer Square was born.”  Denver Urban Renewal Authority save the 1400 block from demolition. Dana is the beautiful, smiling woman […]

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