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2016 Was a Great Year Thanks to You!

Thanks to your generosity we were able to accomplish the following in 2016: Provided services to close to 500 youth, artists, families and community members through workshops, exhibitions and community service projects Increased the number of high school students in our ArtLab internship from 7 to 14, increasing the likelihood they will graduate from high…

Kim Estes McCarty to Lead PlatteForum as Executive Director

Kim Estes McCarty to Lead PlatteForum as Executive Director Denver, CO – PlatteForum is pleased to announce that Kim Estes McCarty will lead the organization as Executive Director beginning January 11, 2016. McCarty brings over 20 years of experience in community relations, marketing, communications, human resources and fundraising to PlatteForum. As Executive Director, McCarty will…

ArtLab + Jenny Stratton Out in the Community

ArtLab + Jenny Stratton Out in the Community

Adventures at the N.E. WalkFest and The Garden Over the past six weeks ArtLab interns led by Artist and Residence Jennifer Stratton have explored their personal community histories through soil, film and photography. These workshops are centered in engagement and participatory storytelling practices with the surrounding community, as such Art Lab has had several experiences…

Soil City events: October 22 + 24, 2015

“SOIL CITY” OPENS AT PLATTEFORUM WITH TWO EVENTS OCTOBER 22 & 24 Resident Artist Jennifer Stratton and PlatteForum ArtLab Students Share Their Discoveries of Denver’s Changing Landscape, Foodways and People DENVER – PlatteForum is delighted to announce their first artist exhibition opening of the 2015/2016 season, which will include two events on Thursday, October 22,…

One Square Mile: Placetelling Curtis Park

One Square Mile: Placetelling Curtis Park

One Square Mile, Placetelling Curtis Park Friday, August 7 at 5:30pm Continues through August 12, 2015 Monday-Thursday, 10am – 4pm For the second half of the summer ArtLab are collaborating with Denver writer and storyteller Laura Bond in a project called One Square Mile: Placetelling Curtis Park. Laura will lead ArtLab youth in an exploration…

ArtLab + Mario Zoots

ArtLab + Mario Zoots

  [IM]POSSIBILITY OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, July 16, 5:30 – 9pm Exhibition continues through July 30 ArtLab’s summer session officially kicked off Monday, June 15. Since then we have viewed collections at the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Denver Art Museum, practiced yoga, and have learned many new techniques in studio sessions lead by Denver artist…

Press release: Sarah Rockett + CCN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2015 Judy Anderson, Artistic Director PlatteForum 2400 Curtis Street, Denver 720-273-8101  Email – judy@platteforum.org  Website – www.platteforum.org Sarah Rockett Hide & Seek: A playful installation featuring sculptural works and drawings. + Colfax Community Network Youth Spit Worm, Ike & Whatever: Inner creatures from the Land of Weird. Denver, CO — April 29,…

Job Opportunity: Artistic Director at PlatteForum

PlatteForum Expanding PlatteForum’s role as a creative catalyst in Denver and beyond. PlatteForum believes that the artist is a creative catalyst for positive action and growth, both personally and in the larger community.  PlatteForum’s programs support the creation and presentation of new art and ideas by contemporary artists through artist residencies.  Resident artists are also…

Judy Anderson Retires!

Our Artistic/Founding Director Judy Anderson will retire from PlatteForum on June 1. And she is writing her own blog to say thanks to her colleagues who have make her experience at PlatteForum such an amazing feat. “For the past twelve and a half years, it has been my honor to lead PlatteForum as the founder…

PlatteForum’s ArtLab + Colfax Community Network Hero Lab

PlatteForum’s ArtLab + Colfax Community Network Hero Lab

Thanks to Fox31 and photojournalist Ama Arthur-Ashma for highlighting our collaborative work in their series the Spirit of Colorado which tells the story of PlatteForum’s ArtLab graphic novel workshop with Colfax Community Network Youth. Find more information about this project and other summer adventures here.

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