Joan Dickinson blurs genres to create works that span the mediums of drawing, literature, film and performance. The current artist in residence at PlatteForum, she will display genre-bending work inspired by the astrological and paranormal there at a show that opens today; she's been working with st ... More >>
#58: Cortney Lane Stell Cortney Lane Stell quietly goes about her work as gallery director at the Rocky Mountain College of Art Design, but her work has real impact: Stell consistently mounts exhibits at RMCAD that display global ideas and cutting-edge trends in art, bringing work by internationa ... More >>
#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 >>
Riverfront neighbors pitch in for PlatteForum.
Homare Ikeda shows kids the way at PlatteForum.
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 ArtsWee ... More >>
Brief reviews of current shows
Brief reviews of current shows
The Singer Gallery scores again with this set of solos.
ArtLab helps lift kids into orbit.
CHAC's New World My Eye offers a new Chicano perspective
PlatteForum finds a way to reach inner-city kids through art.