Judy Chicago has long trumpeted the significant achievements of her gender. Often regarded as the mother of the feminist art movement, she – at 75 – is far more interested in work she's yet to conceive than her past labors.
"I've had a real battle," Chicago said reflecting on her career. "I've had reviews that are so awful the earth is supposed to open up and you are supposed to get into it, dig yourself underneath the ground, and never appear again."
That she refused to bury herself and continues to create new work inspired Denver's Red Line gallery to take a different approach to celebrating Chicago's career, five-decades in the making.
In 2005, under pressure from the telecom company Qwest (now CenturyLink), Colorado legislators passed a bill prohibiting towns, cities and counties in the state from getting into the cable and broadband business, or even constructing or operating facilities for such services.
Yet as mainstream Internet providers have failed to provide affordable high-speed service in many parts of the state, many municipalities are itching to do just that. That's why citizens are seeing efforts to override this law, called Senate Bill 05-152 [.pdf], on their November 2014 election ballots in at least seven Colorado towns and counties.