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…

Reconstruction: Building New Music from Old Denver Records

Reconstruction: Building New Music from Old Denver Records

Kwende “Memetic” Kefentse and Ian “Pho” Swain + ArtLab Youth present reconstruction: building new music from old denver records Opening Reception + Exhibition Thursday, March 7, 5:30-8 p.m. at PlatteForum Memetic and Pho will conclude their residency with an opening reception at PlatteForum that will include live performance from their ongoing collaborative projectBrothers. They will…

PlatteForum News! November 2012 Edition

IN THIS ISSUE: Opening Reception for Boom, Bang and Splat PlatteForum Selected for MacArthur Study Colorado Gives Day is December 4 Upcoming make. Workshops PlatteForum’s New Outdoor Work of Art Volunteer of the Month: Susan Goldstein Opening for Boom, Bang and Splat  |  December 13, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Free and open to the public Please join…

PlatteForum holds a Creative Residency Q&A session

On February 4, 2013, around 20 local Denver artists joined us for an informal Q&A panel discussion about PlatteForum’s Artist Residency for professional artists. This informational session helped demystify the application process, and panelists spoke candidly to the group about their experiences during their residencies at PlatteForum. Panelists included current (spring 2013) residents Kwende Kefentse…

Spring 2013 Learning Lab: ArtLab with Memetic & Pho

Spring 2013 Learning Lab: ArtLab with Memetic & Pho

This Learning Lab took ArtLab for a spin! Creative Residents Kwende “Memetic” Kefentse and Ian “Pho” Swain challenged the ArtLab Interns to experiment with sound and the art of sampling. Throughout this Learning Lab interns examined their personal musical influences while drawing inspiration from various genres from punk to electronic, mariachi to drum and bass….

Introducing the Spring 2013 ArtLab Interns

PlatteForum is proud to announce the ArtLab Interns of 2013! 16 students, 7 new faces from 12 different schools representing the amazing diverse youth of the Denver area. ArtLab students are referred to the program by counselors, teachers, friends and other adults in their lives. To enter the program the students go through an application…

ArtLab Update Fall 2012

ArtLab Update Fall 2012

Fall was packed with exciting events and new experiences for ArtLab students… Bark For Art Just as our Fall 2012 semester for ArtLab was beginning, staff and youth headed to Greenwood Village to represent Platteforum. September 29th held the first of a new annual Bark for Art event hosted by the Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council….

ArtLab Accepting Applications!

ArtLab is currently accepting applications! Deadline is November 14, 2012. Please click here to fill out the ArtLab application.   Don’t forget to have two references fill out a reference form! ArtLab References: Please click here to complete a reference form. WHAT PlatteForum’s ArtLab is a high-impact, year-round, arts-based youth development/internship program for high-school youth that incorporates…

Helen’s Home | reflections on aging

Imagine: You have lived your life as a fiercely independent woman—you are the daughter of Rocky Mountain homesteaders, never married, worked as a weapons inspector during World War II, and had no children of your own. You have maintained the family homestead with sweat, strength, and dedication. Then, as you enter your 90s, relying on…

Andrea Moore + ArtLab: Summer 2012

Subversive Art  +  Prosocial Intentions Who: Andrea Moore + ArtLab What: Subversive Art When: Summer 2012 with temporary public exhibition on Thursday, July 26th, 2012 PlatteForum ArtLab students have spent the summer investigating subversive pop-up art with Denver artist Andrea Moore. Subversive art is typically anti-establishment in nature, and it often uses images and text to raise awareness about a…