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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…

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…

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…

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.

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,…

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