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At Denver’s PlatteForum, artists partner up with at-risk youth to foster hope and creativity – and create art. Five artists are selected annually to host workshops for their youthful counterparts; each two-month-long program culminates in a presentation of the students’ work. The innovative program, along with other PlatteForum projects, has earned the gallery honors from the White House.

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  • See and Be Scene
    1 year ago by Alex Brown

    Ana Penalba is a triple threat: She’s an architect, urban planner and artist, but sees no delineation between the three. “It’s all just thinking,” she says. Penalba, who hails from Spain and now lives in New ...

  • Child’s Play
    2 years ago by Robin Edwards

    When you ask middle-school students to draw something, they usually create something representative and concrete, says PlatteForum education director Meagan Terry — which is why the community art center brought in abstract art...

  • What's Good for the Kids
    2 years ago by Susan Froyd

    Jewelry maker Melissa Borrell went big -- really big -- for her current show, tessellate, at PlatteForum Gallery, where the artist worked with youth for several weeks while completing her own installation (see more about the show at...

  • Best National Arts Honor
    3 years ago

    Only twelve 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards were given out last year, each with a $10,000 grant, and Denver's PlatteForum won one of them. Feted for its artist-student mentoring work, the gallery/workshop on P...

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