Lauri Lynnxe Murphy + Colfax Community Network + Escuela Tlatelolco

February 5 – April 7, 2007

During Lauri’s residency she worked with youth to create a massive, room-sized installation piece consisting of hundreds of components. The youth, teen girls from Colfax Community Network and teens from Escuela Tlatelolco worked side by side with Lauri learning her creative process while creating their own forms from plaster. The resulting work and installation is a true collaboration between the artist and participants, where the forms “flow” through the work, creating a river of juxtaposed imagery, color, texture, and form. In addition to the workshops and installation at PlatteForum, the students participated in a “live painting” demonstration with Lauri at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House during the celebration of the Mayor’s Award for Excellence, which was given to PlatteForum.

Colfax Community Network 
: Shannon Salazar (Family Support & Outreach) and Katie Meske (Americorps volunteer)
: Sierra, Hannah, Caylah, Embassie, Tammarra, Rebeka, Sashia, E-Shaw, age 13

Escuela Tlatelolco
Teacher: Cheryl Wilsey
Teens: Andrew, John, Jazz, Celina, Daisy, Sully, Eva, (Roger) Rogelio, Rene, Ricardo
PlatteForum Intern: Lindsay Smith
Volunteers: Kellee Corti, Rochelle Johnson, Gretchen Calhoun, Shelly Heard, Emily Potts, Chris Schooler
Special thanks to: Lindsay Smith, Rick Benjamin-Tebelau, Karen Eilene Saenz, WineGuruEvents.com, Wine Merchants of Colorado, Izze Beverage, Safeway Foods, Connie Robertson, Gina Rubano and Friends of PlatteForum