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This Week from CPR's Arts Bureau: Feminist art, being Dracula and more
Colorado Public Radio

October 24, 2014

CPR arts editor Chloe Veltman with mixed media artist Judy Chicago (Photo:  Stephanie Wolf)


This week's in-depth coverage of the Colorado culture scene from CPR's arts bureau:

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A new exhibition at Denver’s RedLine gallery looks at the entire five-decade span of mixed media artist Judy Chicago’s career. CPR arts editor Chloe Veltman talked with Chicago, who is credited as being the mother of the feminist art movement.

Two Colorado performance artists visit the CPR Performance Studio to demonstrate how they portray the Prince of Darkness in separate productions this fall.

On Thursday, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science unveiled “Snowmastodon,” a new 5,000-pound bronze sculpture. CPR arts reporter Corey H. Jones speaks with the sculpture’s creator, artist Kent Ullberg, who spent two years working with scientists to develop the piece.

CPR arts editor Chloe Veltman talks with Colorado Ballet dancer Dmitry Trubchanov and Matt Radcliffe, an actor for the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, about how they use their respective disciplines to play Dracula in two very different interpretations for the stage of Bram Stoker's famous novel.

Urban dance choreographer Dr. Lorenzo “Rennie” Harris speaks with CPR arts reporter Stephanie Wolf in anticipation of this weekend’s world premiere of “Free?” Denver’s Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble commissioned the work to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

A Boulder businessman gifted $2 million to the University of Colorado’s opera program. CPR arts reporter Corey H. Jones examines how this endowment will help support programming and recruitment efforts.

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock appoints a team of arts, business and community leaders to help evaluate how to redevelop the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the country’s second largest performing arts complex.

A new play by Denver-based community theater company Romero Theater Troupe uses stories of little-known Colorado activists to further the debate around the recent controversy in Jefferson County. CPR arts contributor Jeremy Brieske speaks with the troupe’s founder, Jim Walsh, about “An A(ctual) P(eople’s) Hisotry of Colorado: A Play in Solidarity with the Students & Teachers of Jeffco.”

Arts happenings around Colorado this weekend: CPR’s Arts Bureau highlights a sampling of this weekend’s Colorado cultural events, including a photographic perspective on drinking within Mexican culture and a play about finding love late in life.

Coverage from CPR's arts bureau is now also available as a weekly podcast via iTunes and the NPR podcast directory.
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