Art

The Women's Voices Project Reflects on Lockdown with 'The Collective Pause'

May 12, 2020
VOICES

Before COVID-19, local arts organization VOICES was working towards its second annual Women's Voices Theater project. 8 local women taking the stage with work they created. This is important because women's work is produced 1/5th as often as men's on stage.  Unfortunately VOICES had to postpone the event to Mother's Day, 2021. But they wouldn't let the pandemic have the final say! To provide an outlet for these performers, they produced a special podcast titled "The Collective Pause" that aired on Mother's Day. It features work from Suzie Brady, Vanessa Porras, Renee Prince, Natalie Spears, Marcia Weese and MinTze Wu. All reflecting on their experience with lockdown. Some more serious pieces, some humor - all heart.

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.

Bill Kight

On this month's For Land's Sake, host Bill Kight shares his love for poetry and shares several evocative favorites.

Kayleigh Flynn / Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

 


  Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers was originally founded to build and restore trails. In 2012, they also started an in-school K-12 education program, teaching everything from snowshoeing to gardening. But now with in-person classes canceled, they’re coming up with new ways to keep students engaged with the outdoors. KDNK's Lucas Turner spoke to Jacob Baker, Communications and Outreach Coordinator for Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers about their new initiative “My Window, Our World.”

Kathleen Shannon

Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) has invited four different valley artists to make 8-foot by 8-foot billboards for public display starting next week, and the pieces will have some things in common. They’ll all be black-and-white, bilingual, and contain the same slogan: “THIS ART IS
MADE FROM CARBON EMISSIONS / ESTA PIEZA ESTA HECHA CON
EMISIONES DE CARBONO.”

Gavin Dahl/KDNK

On February 21st, the Aspen Art Museum launched its Teen Council pilot program. School, Youth, & Family Programs Manager Elisabeth Strunk and RFHS junior Danny Carreno joined Gavin Dahl on Express Yourself to discuss the program.

Aspen Art Museum

 

Artist and educator Ryan Prince recently completed a residency providing art education to title 1 schools in Grand Junction. He and Elisabeth Strunk, School, Youth, & Family Programs Manager at Aspen Art Museum, join Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to converse about the program.

John Toly

The 40th Annual Valley Visual Art Show exhibition opens at The Launchpad on January 17 and continues through February 28. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with featured artists Chet Haring and Sarah Meyer about their contributions.

Wewer Keohane

Carbondale Arts is offering $1,000 towards idea incubation or education to address mental health with creative expression. The recipient will also receive mentorship from artist Wewer Keohane and plan a project on Rosybelle, the Mobile Maker Bus. Applications are due on December 20th.

Raleigh Burleigh/KDNK

 

Local fabric artist Etar’s Transcultural Bonding In Clothing highlights her experiences working with locals in Bolivia, Uzbekistan, Dubai, and many parts of Europe. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh stopped by The Launchpad to speak with Etar about these gifts from her soul. The show remains on display through October 4th.

Jan Garrett

Gwen’s guest this month is award-winning singer-songwriter Jan Garrett. After touring with John Denver and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jan’s own message has become one of universal healing and peace. Along with her husband and musical partner, JD Martin, she has won multiple awards including the “Seal of Excellence” from the Positive Music Association.

Aspen Art Museum

As the Aspen Art Museum celebrates 40 years, we speak with Aspen Times arts editor Andrew Travers about his new book-length essay, "Directly Ahead: The Aspen Art Museum, 1979-2019" part of a new book commemorating the first four decades of the museum called Something Greater. Travers had full access to the museum's archives, and talks about its international reputation and how it's changed over the years. 

Sheri Gaynor

Author, artist and life coach Sheri Gaynor joins Bill Kight to talk about her work and sources of inspiration. Sheri published Creative Awakenings: Envisioning the Life of Your Dreams Through Art in 2009.

Artist Chad Stieg will exhibit new works at Batch in Carbondale at on Thursday, February 14th. The event is called The Art of Cool. He and Aly Sanguily from Roaring Fork Beer Company dropped by the KDNK studio to talk about the event. 

creativelawnetwork.com

Attorney Dave Ratner, who runs the Creative Law Network based in Denver, talks with station manager Gavin Dahl about how Colorado Attorneys for the Arts connect creatives in the state with pro bono legal support.

Sarah Virginia Uhl

Local artist Sarah Uhl was commissioned by the Roaring Fork Conservancy to illustrate a map of the Roaring Fork Watershed. Sarah and Liza Mitchell, education programs director for the Roaring Fork Conservancy, joined Megan Tackett, reporter for The Sopris Sun, on Everything Under the Sun to share about the project.

Paonia Artist Turns Irrigation Waste Into Art

Nov 28, 2018
John Melvin

 

During droughts, farmers on the Western Slope of Colorado have to use more plastic drip tape to irrigate. Last summer, Paonia artist John Melvin created an art piece to illustrate the amount of waste being produced and worked with local farmers and Delta County to set up a drip tape recycling program.  KVNF's Chris Marcinek has the story...

Dj Hill

DJ Hill will premier her Homespun Mercies, a compliation of poems written over two decades, at the opening reception for The Red Brick Center for the Arts exhibition More Than Thread on November 15. In addition to making available copies of her book at this reception, DJ Hill's mixed-media piece called "Release," which graces the cover of Homespun Mercies, will be on display. DJ stopped by KDNK's Express Yourself to share about her work.

Glenwood Springs Arts Council

The Glenwood Springs Arts Council presents the 18th Annual Culinary Arts Festival on Friday, October 19th at the Hotel Colorado. Terry Glasnapp and Bonnie Kratovil stopped by Express Yourself to share about this important fundraiser and community-connecting event.

Carbondale Clay Center

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, October 5th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale.  For a list of today's events like the Carbondale Clay Center opening reception for Tribute honoring Peg Malloy follow the headline...

Diane Orlov

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with Diane Orlov, introducing the Angel of Hope Mosaic Project.

Woodworker Dave Kodama talks with station manager Gavin Dahl about his career, his work at Kenichi Woodworking, and his collaboration with Liz Heller for the art opening tonight at Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen called Beyond the Square. 

Ami Maes from the Handmakery in Carbondale explains fall programs for youth and adults. Click here for more information.

On May 10, 2016, Bill Kight interviewed local artists Mary Noon and Fred Haberlein for one of the first ever episodes of For Land's Sake.

contributed by Sarah Uhl

Local artist Sarah Uhl considers herself an activist but not in the usual sense. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Uhl about her work and what she'll be doing at 5Point Film Festival this weekend.​

The Sopris Sun

Bob Fadely is the subject of Handmakery's first exhibit and today's guest on Everything Under the Sun. Plus, Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois and reporter Megan Tackett discuss Carbondale's election results and other topics from this week's paper.

Peter Bell

 

The 46th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair begins Friday. This year, Ascendigo Autism Services with Scavenger Industries invites attendees to construct an art bench to be installed along the Rio Grande ARTway. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with President and CEO Peter Bell to learn more.

Jetsetting Family


Agrotourism is becoming a popular source of economic revenue throughout the world. Cedar Ridge Ranch seeks to promote the practice within Garfield County. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Merrill Johnson to learn more.

April Crow

During Wildfest, KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Rachel Fulfer of Inkswell Screen Printers who designed the Wildfest t-shirts with sustainability in mind.

Third Street Center

The Third Street Center has completed a renovation adding six large windows, skylights, and windowed doors to brighten up the gym. The big unveil was also a celebration of Brain Train, a program sponsored by local non-profit Senior Matters. Raleigh Burleigh reports.