Express Yourself

FRIDAYS 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley are full of creative artists expressing themselves. And Carbondale Creative District is a hub of artistic activity. Express Yourself is hosted by a team of creatives from the District, reporting on all the latest artistic happenings. That team is led by Amy Kimberly and includes Brian Colley, Aly Sanguilly, Kat Rich, Staci Dickerson, and KDNK staff. The show is focused on Roaring Fork events but travels beyond the valley to seek out interesting creatives and communities doing good work in the 21st century. Express Yourself is enlightening, entertaining and informative. Hear it at 4:00 on Friday afternoons.

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Carbondale Arts

Express Yourself visits with Symphony in the Valley before its upcoming "Swing" show and more.

DJ Mamabird and Amy Kimberly launch the “Local Libations” series with an interview with Paonia’s Storm Cellar Vineyards.

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DJ Mama Bird interviews bassist Alana Rocklin from STS9, local singer-songwriter Jackson Emmer calls in, and hosts interview artist Jill Scher. Plus updates on all things membership drive!

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Express Yourself checks in with artists Greg Watts and Alice Bedard-Voorhees, whose exhibition “Stone Souls” is opening in the R2 Gallery. Hear from Sue Lavin about Thunder River Theatre’s latest show. And Aspen Film’s Susan Wrubel previews ShortsFest.

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Amy Kimberly speaks with Meskwaki/Dine artist Larry Yazzie about his history of performing Fancy Dance. He also plays music on the flute and drum, live in-studio.

Marcia Weese

Express Yourself features KDNK logo competition winner Georgia Ackerman, artist Marcia Weese , and Boulder-based ceramic artist Heather Hillard. Cody Lee spins some of the freshest tunes and we feature Basalt Library's Bach Bash musicians Sarah Graf, Brittni Brown, and Susan Nicholson. 

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Brian Colley and Kat Rich take the mics with Trace Nichols, who's exhibiting in NESTed Roots at the R2 Gallery. Staci Dickerson speaks to author and illustrator Miriam and Larry Day. And Dance Initiative's Megan Janssen catches up with New York-based dancer Nicole von Arx. 

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On Express Yourself, hear about the NESTed Roots show at R2 Gallery, which joins left and right brain forces! Catch Part 2 of DJ Mamabird's interview with Drag Queen Mirage, March virtual First Friday, and more.

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Express Yourself checks in with Amanda Watkins and Symphony in the Valley about upcoming world premieres. Host Amy Kimberly talks with Lara Whitley of CORE about Imagine Climate 2021. And hear Part One of DJ Mamabird's interview with Denver Drag Queen Mirage.

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Brian Colley of Carbondale Arts and KDNK's Kathleen Shannon take you on a virtual tour through Beyul at the Diamond J and the new Arts Campus at Willits. Brian Colley speaks with Carbondale Clay Center's Matt Eames and featured artist Ashley Bevington.

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KDNK welcomes Carbondale Arts and other local arts organizations into the Express Yourself fold! Amy Kimberly updates listeners on artistic happenings around the valley. Light the Night with Love organizer Barb Frota co-hosts and gives a sneak peak into the event.

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Carbondale Arts' 42nd Annual Valley Visual Art Show opened Friday, January 22. Gallery manager Brian Colley takes listeners on an audio walk-through of the exhibit and even flashes a black light in the rave corner!

Local musicians, Lizzy Plotkin & Natalie Spears dropped by the KDNK studio to talk about their collaboration on the new album 'Just Over the Ridge'. Cody Lee chats with them about their musical background and how they met. Plus, they share a few live tunes!

AntiViral Part 5 features the voice of curator Alya Howe, with poems by Kristin Carlson, Iliana Renteria Bernal, Art Goodtimes (read by Alya Howe), and Charles Braddy. It also has a poem by Uche Ogbuji, who is bringing awareness to the devastating tragedy of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Last Wednesday was a day of awareness. Uche says "listeners should be aware even in this time of COVID, and if they can help, it's hard to imagine a more urgent cause." Click here for more information.

Antiviral Part 4 - Poems About Mothers

May 10, 2020
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AntiViral Part 4 features the voice of curator Alya Howe, with poems by Rosemerry Trommer, Luisa Berne, Stefano De Fre, and Trina Ortega. Alya Howe finished out the segment with an additional poem by Billy Collins. Click here for individual poems in this episode.

Steve's Guitars

After much preparation, Streamin' Steves goes live on First Friday, May 1st, at 7:30pm on YouTube thanks to GrassRoots TV. Beginning at 9pm, KDNK will also air the concert, featuring local musicians Wes Engstrom, William Steindler, Jeremy Isenhart and Jackson Emmer as well as a recorded favorite of Jeffrey Foucault live at Steve's Guitars from early 2019.

The Arts Base

Skye Skinner, Interim Executive Director at The Art Base, joined KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to provide an update about new initiatives to inject the community with creativity and positivity. These include the distribution of art kits, social media outreach, bilingual art prompts and online classes.

AntiViral Part 3 Keeps the Poetry Flowing

May 1, 2020
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AntiViral Part 3 features the voices of curator Alya Howe, as well as poets Chris Ryerson, Nicole B. Hagg and Halle Zander, with additional poems by Lynn Unger and Kitty O'Meara.

Miss Maggie

Local musician and KDNK DJ Maggie Seldeen, AKA Mugsy Fay, is one of two Rosybelle educators leading weekly virtual creative tutorials with Carbondale Arts. She joined KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to share about the program and her work as a musician.

SoL Theatre Company

KDNK is proud to present this radio play debut from SoL Theatre Company: Theatre for Kids. Stage of Life Theatre Company, based in Carbondale, believes in the power of theatrical training and production to help children and young adults expand their self concept by inspiring them with the social and emotional tools necessary to lead meaningful lives.

El Javi

Denver-based flamenco guitarist Javier Gutierrez, “El Javi,” was scheduled to perform a benefit concert at Thunder River Theatre Company for KDNK's birthday this weekend. He, like countless other musicians across the world, has been forced to adapt around the circumstances spurred by COVID-19. In additional to now sharing guitar playing tutorials on YouTube, Javier performs live on Facebook every Monday at 6pm. Click here to hear how Javier experienced the onset of closures and gig cancellations from a festival in Mexico.

Regna Jones

5Point Adventure Film Festival was set to premier around Earth Day 2020 but, like countless other events, this was rescheduled due to the global pandemic. The 2020 flagship festival will now occur from October 14 - 18 and the team has curated a special virtual screening of archived favorites for next week instead. Executive Director Regna Jones shares details about 5Point Unlocked.

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Whippoorwill, a Fort Collins-based, alternative folk-rock trio were set to play in Carbondale last month at Steve's Guitars but the concert was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group’s shows in April are also cancelled following Governor Jared Polis' statewide stay-at-home public health order. For KDNK, Laura Palmisano brings us an interview with Alysia Kraft of Whippoorwill.

Alya Howe Presents AntiViral Part 2

Apr 17, 2020
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Honoring April as National Poetry Month, Alya Howe continues "AntiViral" on Express Yourself.

Ms. Holly

Waldorf educator and parent Holly Richardson is launching Ms. Holly's Magic Land, an exploration in YouTube broadcasting, to make her teachings for parents and their children accessible during this time of collective quarantine.

Alya Howe

Like a balm for worn souls, we are thankful that our global quarantine coincides with National Poetry Month! Alya Howe, founder of The Poetry Market and co-creator of Poets on Purpose, is beginning a new initiative on KDNK called "AntiViral." Her first collaborators are Rosemerry Wahtolla Trommer and Stefano Da Fre, each sharing original poetry inspired by our collective yet personal predicament.

AZYEP

AZYEP executive director Beth Wysong has initiated a community-wide project in recognition of April as National Poetry Month. She gave details and shared examples with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself.

Walalla Buckeroo

Local musician Olivia Pevec is performing daily songs at noon to raise awareness for LET THEM ROAR's efforts to produce a new studio album. She joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to talk about the project and her time in quarantine.

Gavin Dahl

Tonight from 6pm to 8pm, the Carbondale Creative District hosts Carbondale's first-ever, virtual First Friday using Thunder River Theatre Company's ThunderStream service. Aly Sanguily, KDNK DJ and owner of Batch, gave details on Express Yourself about the night's events and her participation with the noise-making portion at 7pm in gratitude to first responders and other essential workers.

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Thunder River Theatre Company's executive artistic Director Corey Simpson shared with Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself about ThunderStream. This new online service will feature diverse programming for all ages as well as play host to Carbondale's first-ever virtual First Friday.

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