#85: Judy Anderson
When Judy Anderson founded PlatteForum a decade ago, it was a good idea. Over the years, with the help of an enthusiastic team, it's morphed into a great idea -- a well-oiled machine that molds a rare product: Kids pumped up on creativity.
The basic idea behind the nonprofit -- ... More >>
Another year, another residency -- it's business as usual at PlatteForum, the award-winning nonprofit that pairs struggling kids with resident artist/mentors to create something communal and beautiful. The latest resident, installation artist Jessica Kruetter, has been working with ArtLab students f ... More >>
Ain't it beautiful? That's Judy Anderson and Salvador Flores-Martinez of Denver's PlatteForum accepting the 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from Michelle Obama yesterday at the White House. Their voyage to Washington also marked Sal's first-ever jet flight and an ensuin ... More >>
PlatteForum has some big news to share with you. Problem is, the folks behind the Central Platte Valley nonprofit that pairs artist mentors with at-risk youth in collaboration with partnering youth programs can't talk about it. Not yet. Let's just say it involves a major honor, some money and ... More >>
Salvador Flores-MartinezThe cat's now out of the bag: Earlier today, PlatteForum founder and artistic director Judy Anderson, education director Meagan Terry and nineteen-year-old student representative Salvador Flores-Martinez were honored at the White House by First Lady Michelle O ... More >>
We're not entirely sure what happened to Denver's usual March storm, but since it seems to have forgotten us this year, we're going to celebrate the only way we know how: on the cheap. Since we spent most of our money stockpiling canned goods for the annual snow-in, we're out of cash, but tha ... More >>
It's a common complaint about art: "I don't get it." The French theorist Nicolas Bourriaud explored that idea back in 1996 -- how art can often be so removed from the everyday human experience, cordoned off in museums and behind velvet ropes, that it becomes something obscure, something elite ... More >>
A sculpture by Li Hardison.
For months, I'd been hearing about a community museum on Little Raven Street by the Millennium Bridge that my friend, Jamie Kopke, was helping to start. The idea was a temporary museum that would host art created by the community. Last weekend, as part of Denver Arts ... More >>