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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…

Announcing PlatteForum’s 2013/14 Season

PlatteForum is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 lineup of artists selected to participate in the Creative Residence program. This September marks the start of our 12th season of giving hope and direction to underserved youth who collaborate with master artists from around the world. This experience transforms the lives of the youth, the artists and the community. These…

War Hawk | Peace Dove

War Hawk  |  Peace Dove

New works by Maria Kozak May 9 – 31, 2013 Opening Reception: May 9, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at PlatteForum [quote]”For centuries birds have fascinated man, perhaps for their ability to fly and thus proximity to the supernatural. We have cast them as symbols of war, peace, vanity, courage, independence, wisdom, strength, greed, and harbingers of doom….

Global Youth Service Day 2013

Global Youth Service Day 2013

PlatteForum’s participation in Global Youth Service Day holds true to their mission of pairing youth with professional artists in order to utilize art as the vehicle for youth development and social action. This experience transforms the lives of the youth, the artists, and the community. “Table Lessons” is a collaborative project between PlatteForum’s high school internship program, ArtLab,…

DJs Memetic & Pho Depart, Maria Kozak Arrives

Our January – March 2013 Creative Residents, Kwende “Memetic” Kefentse and Ian “Pho” Swain, concluded their residency at PlatteForum with a live performance from their ongoing collaborative project Brothers during a reception to celebrate their residency. They were joined by 16 interns in PlatteForum’s ArtLab program—youth who worked with the artists in intensive sessions during…

First “unGala” a Wild, Sold-Out Success

First “unGala” a Wild, Sold-Out Success

A big thanks to everyone who attended and volunteered; thanks to you, our sponsors, and everyone who contributed to the event, we raised almost $13,000 for our programs that serve artists and underprivileged youth. Not too shabby for our first big fundraising event. Thank you, and stay tuned for info about next year’s unGala! Missed…

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