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ArtLab + Teri Frame

ArtLab + Teri Frame

Link to see more information about this Learning Lab with ArtLab and Teri Frame. Summer 2013: During her residency, Teri Frame led ArtLab interns through a comprehensive summer session filled with rigorous process and critical conversations exploring various themes reflected in her personal work. These themes include “normative” ideas of beauty, proportion, genetics, race and identity. Each…

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!)….

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….

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…

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…

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…

ArtLab is the best in the nation!

PlatteForum’s ArtLab program, a high-impact, year-round, arts-based youth development program for underserved high-school youth that incorporates the arts with academic, personal, college readiness, and professional skill development, is proud to be the recipient of the 2011 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award.  This award is the highest honor in the land for out-of-school arts and humanities…

Mural: Oh Bombs of Change

Mural: Oh Bombs of Change

Oh Bombs of Change was created by 15 youth from thePlatteForum’s ArtLab program during the 2009 mural competition at the People’s Fair.  The painting received first place – a result of remarkable team work.  The students spent six hours in three teams creating the piece.  The competition was preceded by brain storming sessions and field trips to…