Art Reach

FRI, 3/26

Art as Action, a local grassroots movement of artists bringing people together to create social change, will debut its second original collaborative arts performance, Citizen of the Earth, tonight at Boulder's Dairy Center for the Arts. "In this show, we wanted to express the idea that too often we separate ourselves into categories -- as Americans or Iraqis, men or women. But we are all human beings," explains Art as Action founder and executive director Sarah Leversee. "This show symbolizes our wish for the world -- that people cross boundaries to come together and challenge each other to try something new."

With more than thirty national and local artists participating, the two-hour show will comprise music, dance, film, circus arts and the visual arts.

"It's kind of an unpredictable show. We've got multimedia elements, we've got dancers performing with musicians, and we've got spoken word," says Leversee, who will sing and dance. "It features a lot of different perspectives and art genres from some of the most talented creative artists in Denver and Boulder. It really is a joy to have so many people working together like this."

Citizen of the Earth will be presented tonight and tomorrow night at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door/$12 in advance and can be purchased at 720-938-6069, or any Boulder and Longmont Brewing Market location. The Dairy Center is at 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder; call 303-440-7826 for directions. -- Julie Dunn

Tune In, Turn On
Dropframe gives a kick to your TV
SAT, 3/27

The revolution is coming. Is your television ready? PBS is not the place you would normally expect to find radical TV, but that changes tonight, when the second episode of Dropframe airs on KBDI/Channel 12. Brought to you by local film group Cerebral K-neeval, Dropframe includes short films and video pieces by independent filmmakers, as well as political bits from Adbusters and other alternative media groups, all jammed into a one-hour show. The first installment, which aired last month, featured both esoteric films and others easy enough for even the most average of average Joes to understand; the second in the monthly series promises to do the same, with contributions from Group 101 Colorado, Monkey Angel Studios, Daniel Junge, Cristian Abney and Robert Cabrera, among others. Dropframe demonstrates just how far digital video photography has crept into the art world, bringing social commentary along with it.

The revolution will be televised at 9 p.m. this evening. -- Katie Murray