The work of Prof. Melissa Furness work will be included in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016

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The work of Prof. Melissa Furness work will be included in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, which opens December 12, 2016 and runs through March 29, 2017.

Melissa Furness, Associate Professor, Dept.of Visual Arts, CU Denver College of Arts & Media
Melissa Furness, Associate Professor, Dept.of Visual Arts, CU Denver College of Arts & Media

The Biennale, which will run for 108 days, from December 12, 2016 until March 29, 2017, is the largest and longest contemporary art biennial in South Asia. Since its inception the Kochi-Muziris Biennale has established itself as a catalyst for artistic engagement and dialogue in India, becoming a repository of ideas and ideologies, an occasion to reimagine both past and present, and reflect upon the notions of diversity and cosmopolitanism as represented by the pluralism of Kochi itself. Previous editions, in 2012 and 2014, showcased the works of 183 artists from around the world, and had a combined draw of nearly a million visitors.

Cooperative Consciousness : A.I.R. Artists at Kochi
December 12, 2016 – March 29, 2017
OED Gallery Compound
5/600, Bazaar Rd, Mattancherry, Kochi,
Kerala 682002, India

Curator: Kathryn Myers
Co-Curator: Jayanthi Moorthy
Participating Artists: NYC MEMBERS—Daria Dorosh, Jane Swavely, Jayanthi Moorthy, Joan Snitzer, Maxine Henryson, Yvette Drury Dubinsky
NATIONAL MEMBERS—Alisa Henriquez, d’Ann de Simone, Jody Joldersma, Julia Kim Smith, Melissa Furness, Mimi Oritsky
ADJUNCT MEMBERS—Louise McCagg, Shannon Forrester
ALUMNAE MEMBERS—Jane Gilmor, Nancy Morrow

The interconnected currents of Cooperative Consciousness—identity, materials, substance and formlessness—typify the range of artistic diversity and experimental approaches that have always characterized the work and creative practices of A.I.R. artists. Founded in 1972 New York, A.I.R. (Artists in Residence, Inc.) is the pioneer women’s cooperative gallery in the United States with sustained operation and activities for the past forty-five years.

Saturday night at the Next Stage Collaborative

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With the College of Arts & Media Student Docents mostly away for holiday break, Angie Buckley is pitching in and covering the night shift in the Next Stage Collaborative at the Denver Performing Arts Center Galleria, in partnership with CU Denver.

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NPR Story on new release of Miles Davis recording sessions

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In just a couple of days there have been fascinating and insightful stories on NPR about 2 American jazz icons.

http://www.npr.org/2016/11/23/503034744/grab-a-seat-in-the-studio-with-the-miles-davis-quintet

In Volume 5 of Miles Davis’ “The Bootleg Series,” there is more than 2 hours of previously unreleased material, including spoken interactions between the artists. Miles’ spoken voice is unmistakable as is his playing. For me, the fluid, instinctive and bold playing of Tony Williams is a special highlight.

Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 provides listeners rare access to the Miles Davis Quintet's creative process. Veryl Oakland/Courtesy of the artist
Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series Vol. 5 provides listeners rare access to the Miles Davis Quintet’s creative process.
Veryl Oakland/Courtesy of the artist

Charles Mingus–jazz icon

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The day after Thanksgiving I heard a rebroadcast of a story about a book on Charles Mingus.
http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2016/11/25/charles-mingus-jazz-history

Charles Mingus performs in lower Manhattan, N.Y., as a part of U.S. Bicentennial Celebrations on July 4, 1976. (Tom Marcello / WikiCommons)
Charles Mingus performs in lower Manhattan, N.Y., as a part of U.S. Bicentennial Celebrations on July 4, 1976. (Tom Marcello / WikiCommons)

https://www.amazon.com/Better-Git-Your-Soul-Interpretive/dp/0520260376/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456432517&sr=8-1-fkmr2&keywords=better+get+it+in+your+soul+an+interpretive+biography

The Next Stage Collaborative CU Denver space in the DPAC Galleria

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nxtstgcollab_03aNext Stage Collaborative, an interactive gallery presented in partnership by CU Denver and Denver Arts & Venues. Chancellor Horrell’s deep civic connections are paying off for CAM. Through Denver Arts & Venues’ Next Stage NOW program, CU Denver is reimagining a space in the Denver Performing Arts Complex Galleria. With help from the College of Architecture and Planning’s Design/Build program, CAM is establishing an interactive digital media presence. Travis Vermilye and Michelle Carpenter installed this and are doing the initial curation. Bryan Leister will take over the curatorial duties next semester. This was made possible with support from Denver Arts & Venues, the College of Arts & Media and Chancellor Horrell. CAM student docents from the College of Arts & Media Student Agency will be on hand to answer questions and assure that the public that pass through the Galleria get an evocative and comelling glimpse of CAM’s creative output. Digital Design is taking the lead on this, but it is envisioned that ways will be explored to include other parts of visual arts, as well as Film/TV and MEIS.

The CU Denver Next Stage Collaborative is ahead on the right
The CU Denver Next Stage Collaborative is ahead on the right
Prof. Bryan Leister's "Interactive (and activated) plant." Touch it and magic happens.
Prof. Bryan Leister’s “Interactive (and activated) plant.” Touch it and magic happens.
Student docents training for the "soft" opening on Wed. 11/23.
Student docents training for the “soft” opening on Wed. 11/23.
Prof. Michelle Carpetner (plaid shirt) and Prof. Travis Vermilye on the right. Dedicated and VERY talented professors of digital design.
Prof. Michelle Carpetner (plaid shirt) and Prof. Travis Vermilye on the right. Dedicated and VERY talented professors of digital design.
Prof. Bryan Leister training docents
Prof. Bryan Leister training docents
CAM student Robbie Fikes IV explaining an interactive installation he is working on.
CAM student Robbie Fikes IV explaining an interactive installation he is working on.

39th Annual Denver Film Festival Awards Brunch

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Bart Story, College of Arts & Media Advisory Board member Patrick Jager and CU Denver film student Kelly Page Spencer.
Bart Story, College of Arts & Media Advisory Board member Patrick Jager and CU Denver film student Kelly Page Spencer.
Kelly Page Spencer, David Liban, Mitch Dickman and Craig Volk
Kelly Page Spencer, David Liban, Mitch Dickman and Craig Volk
Prof. Craig Volk announcing the winners of the Denver Film Festival Screen Writing Competition.
Prof. Craig Volk announcing the winners of the Denver Film Festival Screen Writing Competition.
The winner of the short  Screen Writing competition
The winner of the short Screen Writing competition
We didn't know it at the time, but Cindi Malone (2nd from right) as a Producer was there to accept an award from the Denver Film Fesitval on behalf of her husband Brian Malone for Reengineering SAM (2016). We were glad to meet Caitlin Malone too (second from left).
We didn’t know it at the time, but Cindi Malone (2nd from right) as a Producer was there to accept an award from the Denver Film Fesitval on behalf of her husband Brian Malone for Reengineering SAM (2016). We were glad to meet Caitlin Malone too (second from left).