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Nick Musaelian’s Absurdist Portraits

If Nick Musaelian wants to paint a lizard humping a badger on a corkscrew, he won’t hesitate to do just that. The Armenian-born, Boulder-based software engineer midnights as a painter—a passion that he wryly likens to an ailment. “It’s kind of a curse,” he says. “Art is like a cold. Some people catch it, some don’t.”

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The House of Words

Denver’s Lighthouse Writers Workshop has lived up to its name and become a radiant hub of the Denver writing community. This literary center offers an easy solace away from the at times bleak solitude of the writer’s life, and fosters creativity in a way that seclusion might not.

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