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The dynamic duo from South Korea!

The dynamic duo from South Korea!

Artist JiSun Beak joined Kwantaeck Park for the final two weeks of the his residency.  And wow can she operate power tools (and just about any kind of tool including her amazing brain and happy spirit)! This duo collaborates together on each other’s exhibitions: JiSun just de-installed her MFA exhibition in New York where Kwantaeck was…

Counting Down Frustrations With ArtLab

Counting Down Frustrations With ArtLab

What is the happiest moment in your day? What do you do to escape from your frustrations? What are your dreams? These are just a few of the questions current Artist in Residence Kwantaeck posed to ArtLab Interns in order to get them thinking and not only about their frustrations but what actions counter these…

Introducing the Spring 2014 ArtLab Interns

Introducing the Spring 2014 ArtLab Interns

Interns will spend the next semester working with Creative Resident Kwantaeck Park exploring their frustrations and respond to these seemingly negative ideas with quirky and whimsical solutions. Work will represent each student and be explored in various forms including sculpture and video. PlatteForum is proud to announce the ArtLab Interns of 2014! This Spring we welcome 4…

ArtLab Fall Wrap Up

ArtLab Fall Wrap Up

After wrapping up an intensive Summer session  ArtLab interns sat down with staff for an open discussion exploring the social issues which impact their generation the most. This discussion ­– which we refer to as “The Brain Extraction” – offers genuine insight from ArtLab’s perspective on issues of technology, communication, discrimination and other hot topics that…

InFocus with Ana Penalba, the Dreamers and Eden Lane

Eden Lane interviews recent Creative Resident Ana Penalba and the Dreamers from Colorado I Have A Dream Meet the folks who participated in this two month extravaganza. Learn more about the artist and youth.

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…

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