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ArtLab Summer 2014

ArtLab Summer 2014

Summer 2014 Overview In the summer of 2014, ArtLab interns will be working on three large projects: a literacy project in partnership with Colfax Community Network, spoken word performances with Creative Resident Andrea Moore, and a public mural with Lead Artist Carlos Fresquez. ArtLab + CCN Hero Lab Premiere Friday July 18, 1-3 pm free…

DU Students Grow our Courtyard!

    This June students from the University of Denver’s Pioneer Leadership Program spiffied-up our courtyard garden for the summer 2014 season. Under the leadership of Hannah Bouline (longtime PlatteForum PLP volunteer), students Emily Padgett and Austin Richards, collected donations of flowers, planting materials and dirt, pots and chairs and tarps and tie-downs and spray paint in glorious colors….

Pop-up bar at The Source supports PlatteForum

              Enjoy a brew and support PlatteForum at the same time. 30% of the proceeds benefit PlatteForums programs, where Resident Artists create art as they collaborate with youth who have limited to no support in learning through the arts. Movin’ and shakin’ with creativity that changes lives. Where THE…

ArtLab + Comic Book Classroom

ArtLab + Comic Book Classroom

Ever find yourself daydreaming about super powers, taking down the bad guys, flying around from planet to planet? These are just a few of the things our ArtLab interns will be exploring as they dive into an exciting new partnership with Comic Book Classroom. This is the first time the CBC curriculum has been taught…

Trish Thibodo at National Summit

Trish Thibodo at National Summit

PlatteForum Executive Director, Trish Thibodo was invited to take part in exciting events in Boston this past week: The National Summit on Creative Youth Development and a Pre-Summit Gathering to Spark Collective Impact. These initiatives brought together thought leaders from the creative youth development sector. Creative youth development programs are defined by three primary focuses: 1….

Giddy-Up for Patsy DeCline

Lannie Garrett’s hilarious Patsy DeCline show to benefit PlatteForum—featuring a champagne reception, strolling magician Shawn Preston, and desserts from Noah French and Troy Guard’s new restaurant, Sugarmill. Join us Saturday, May 3 at 7pm for a special evening of music, friends and laughs. All for a good cause! Tickets: 303-293-0075 or here ABOUT THE SHOW Lannie Garrett stars in her…

Looking Back

Looking Back

As we prepare to deinstall the exhibition by Kwantaeck Park and ArtLab I wanted to hear what the experience was like from the perspective of our interns. I sat down with ArtLab intern Jackie to get an idea of her process and the thinking behind her piece, You Can Take The Girl Out Of The…

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…

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