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Support PlatteForum and Win a Ford Mustang!

PlatteForum has teamed up with Concerts For Kids, a great local nonprofit that raises money to help kids and families around the Denver metro area succeed, in the A Million for What Matters game. From now through April 30, 2014, buy a ticket to enter for $10 from PlatteForum and guess the weight of the…

Literacy + ArtLab + Force Beacon

Literacy + ArtLab + Force Beacon

During the 2013 Summer Intensive ArtLab Interns worked with students from Force Beacon Neighborhood Center (part of Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver) on an arts and literacy mentoring collaboration. ArtLab designed and facilitated the project for fourteen Force Beacon students. The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade youth came to PlatteForum once a week for…

Artist Teri Frame Changed the Way I Wear Clay

Artist Teri Frame Changed the Way I Wear Clay

Ceramic performance artist Teri Frame, our resident this past summer, works with clay, performance, video, and ideas. Really amazing ideas. The best part of my job here at PlatteForum is getting to watch the artists as they work, help them in any way I can, and, with Teri Frame, really get a hands-on (and for this…

Recap in Photos: Globeville Mural Project (Jolt + ArtLab) Summer 2013

Recap in Photos: Globeville Mural Project (Jolt + ArtLab) Summer 2013

On Sunday, August 11, 2013, two new additions to Denver’s eclectic public art scene were officially unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the mural site. The murals, adorning the 46th Ave. and Lincoln St. underpass, were completed over the summer by muralist Jeremy Silas Ulibarri—also known as “Jolt”—of Guerilla Garden, youth in PlatteForum’s ArtLab program,…

PlatteForum Featured on HDNet Movies

HDNet Movies’ MyScene visited PlatteForum this past summer and captured the Learning Lab experience in a short film. Watch as artist in residence Maria Kozak and 3rd and 4th graders from the Colfax Community Network paint side by side and prepare for their opening exhibition. The film will air on the HDNet during programming for…

Travelers’ Tales Opening this Thursday + Call for Volunteers

Travelers’ Tales Opening this Thursday + Call for Volunteers

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 5:30-8 P.M. ARTIST TERI FRAME + ARTLAB “Alexander the Great began his march into India in 327 BCE. The video series in progress is a paraphrase of this march as described in The Medieval Romance of Alexander by Jehan Wauquelin. Like other travelers’ tales of early, middle, and late histories, The Medieval…

PlatteForum Adds to Denver’s Public Art Landscape with its First Large-Scale Mural in Globeville

PlatteForum Adds to Denver’s Public Art Landscape with its First Large-Scale Mural in Globeville

Public encouraged to come down and see the kids and Jolt in action! Painting commences July 23 – 26, 2013 DENVER, CO, July 22, 2013 — This week, Tuesday through Friday (July 23-26), youth in PlatteForum’s nationally recognized youth program, ArtLab, and muralist Jeremy Silas Ulibarri—known as “Jolt” in local circles—of Guerilla Garden will begin…

A Reflection on Working with Memetic and Pho

A Reflection on Working with Memetic and Pho

By Aubrey, ArtLab Intern Kwende “Memetic” and Ian “Pho” are two Canadian DJs who worked with PlatteForum’s ArtLab interns for about six weeks on musical engineering (which is just a fancy way of saying that we all made music together). We (the interns) worked with Kwende for about two weeks before Ian came down from…

Jolt of Guerilla Garden Works with ArtLab

ArtLab will work with Jolt and Guerilla Garden on a mural project with an anti-graffiti focus. Jolt is a well-known urban muralist/artist who has received several public art commissions. Jolt and his colleagues will work with ArtLab over a six-week period. The finished mural will be installed in the Globeville neighborhood and we’ll celebrate with an opening reception (July 25, mark your calendar!)….

PlatteForum Creative Resident Andrea Moore delivers TEDx Talk

PlatteForum Creative Resident Andrea Moore delivers TEDx Talk

The powerful Andrea Moore presented at a recent TEDx Mile High event. From the TEDxMileHigh website: “Andrea Moore makes art, and makes art happen, as a writer, performer, photographer, and producer. She is passionate about using creativity as a means for cultural activism, and works to foster connections and dialogue across social and cultural lines. In…

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