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PlatteForum Announces Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program:Denver, in Partnership with New York Foundation for the Arts

Immigrant artists of all disciplines may apply to the Open Call starting December 9, 2020; the program will culminate with an exhibition in Summer 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Sarah Slater, Outreach and Engagement Manager, sgslater@platteforum.org DENVER (Nov 19, 2020) – PlatteForum’s art and social justice driven programming continues to expand with  the announcement of…

To Muse the Labyrinth – Resident Artist Autumn T. Thomas at PlatteForum

Join us Thursday, October 15th for an opening reception at PlatteForum to celebrate a new immersive installation, To Muse the Labyrinth, created by our current resident artist, Autumn T. Thomas, in collaboration with PlatteForum ArtLab interns. The exhibition themes including Afrofuturism, Black Lives Matter, and reclaiming identity. Registration is required for all attendees and space…

Resources for Artists and Youth During COVID-19

We are dedicated to connecting artists and youth to resources so they can succeed and thrive. Please share this list widely!   HOTLINES For immediate help >> call 2-1-1 for multilingual and confidential information on over 7,500 statewide resources. You can also text your zip code to 898-211 for assistance or visit the 211 Colorado…

Honoring Essential Workers – PlatteForum Coloring Book

Bread & Roses: Honoring Essential Workers In honor of Labor Day and the millions of essential workers who don’t have the luxury of taking a vacation today, PlatteForum presents our newest collaboration, a free coloring book honoring essential workers today and always. Download our free coloring book here and give a donation of any size to…

Free Virtual Support Circle for Artists | Aug-Nov 2020

Join us for a new, virtual healing support circle for artists and creatives, happening every other Tuesday, September through November 2020. Creative Fortitude: Virtual Healing Circle for Artists will take place on Zoom. Sessions will be be facilitated by body worker, herbalist, and health promotora, Michelle Castor (she/they) of Agua y Sangre Healing for YouthSeen….

Anti-Oppression Resource List

PlatteForum is committed to taking daily actions to address systemic oppression and dismantle white supremacy in all its forms on a daily basis. The following is a list of resources we recommend to support our community, educate ourselves and others, and elevate our understanding of issues that impact our communities and overlooked histories. DENVER AREA…

“Use the Space, Use It You Must”

Join us for a night of discussion about gendered spaces with local sex therapist, Grace Ballard and international artist, Paloma Ayala. Come hear about the intersectionality of their work and how the social constructs of gender and sexuality affect us all, in both private and public spaces. Paloma’s art tackles topics of feminism and gender…

Each of Us is Several – A Collaboration Between Suchitra Mattai & Joshua Ware

“Since each of us was several, there was already quite a crowd.” – Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari For “Each of Us is Several,” Suchitra Mattai and Joshua Ware will collaborate in exposing the “interior lives” of everyday objects. Wood and concrete meet fiber, video and paint in experimental mixed-media installations and fantastical objects that…

Crush the Vote Kickoff Party @ CRUSH Walls Mural Festival

The ArtLab Interns will be painting a mural for the CRUSH Walls mural festival in RiNo, with the artistic guidance of local artist Moe Gram. The mural for CRUSH will also be a part of a kick-off party on September 7th for our year long project Our Views, Our Voice, Our Vote. This project is…

TEMPLE TATTLE – Insight, Installations and ArtLab Interns

Thursday, September 5th at 6:30 p.m. Oz Architecture, 3003 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205 Local artist Moe Gram and current PlatteForum Resident Artist Jessica Forrestal will come together to get real about working with ArtLab interns at this very special Temple Tattle. Situated at Oz Architecture—the home of the new mural by Moe and our…

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