Colorado Creatives

100 Colorado Creatives: Judy Anderson

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But there's a lot more to Anderson than her most visible role as artistic director at PlatteForum. A fine artist in her own right and a longtime arts educator, she brings a fat resume and an artist's eye to all that she does, whether welcoming artists to PlatteForum, collaborating with others on her own multidisciplinary projects or showing work at Walker Fine Art. Still, her unflagging love for her day job never wanes. She's just as excited about the arts project opening at PlatteForum tonight -- Reconstruction: Building New Music From Old Denver Records, a sampling workshop for sixteen youth interns (hear the final product from 5:30 to 8 p.m.; admission is free), as she was for the first residency ten years ago.

And on Saturday, she'll be heading up the unGala, an offbeat tenth-anniversary celebration at the Infinite Monkey Theorem. Tickets, if still available, are $75 ($140 couple) for an evening of eating, drinking, pop-up performances and dancing to Conjunto Colores and PlatteForum residents, DJs Memetic and Pho; go online to reserve.

There's a lot to celebrate: In 2002, Judy Anderson had the vision to make it work. Ten years later, PlatteForum is here to stay.

We asked Anderson to take our 100CC questionnaire; her thoughts on the state of the arts in her world and all of Colorado follow. Read on.

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