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March 7-8: Kwende "Memetic" Kefentse and Ian "Pho" Swain. May 9-31: Maria Kozak. Aug. 2-23: Teri Frame.
An exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Maria Kozak and the Colfax Community Network youth.
A make. workshop presented by PlatteForum.
Experience jaw-dropping emotions without dropping a dime this week. From learning to be a more productive worker and eating free pastries at Denver Coworking Week events to appreciating art and delvi... More »
When you ask middle-school students to draw something, they usually create something representative and concrete, says PlatteForum education director Meagan Terry — which is why the community art center brought in abstract artists Conor Hollis... More »
Jewelry maker Melissa Borrell went big -- really big -- for her current show, tessellate, at PlatteForum Gallery, where the artist worked with youth for several weeks while completing her own installation (see more about the show at... More »
Melissa Borrell has been making jewelry for years -- stylish, lightweight metal or 3D-printed nylon necklaces and dangling earrings in clean, sculptural shapes. But recently, she's had a hankering to ... More »
Only twelve 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards were given out last year, each with a $10,000 grant, and Denver's PlatteForum won one of them. Feted for its artist-student mentoring work, the gallery/workshop on Platte Street was handed its award by Michelle Obama in November. "I always saw the world as gray until PlatteForum opened up my vision," said student participant Salvador Flores-Martinez, who joined PlatteForum director Judy Anderson and education director Meagan... More »
Youngsters are the real stars at PlatteForum, even though some of the biggest names in the local art world are artists in residence. Sculptors, painters, dancers and other representatives of the arts work with local classrooms to develop collaborative cultural projects, and when they're finished, PlatteForum gives the kids -- and mentoring adults -- a space to display their achievements. More »
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