Monthly Archives: January 2016

CAM faculty, students and Chancellor Horrell on The Takeway

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherWe are going to have some unique media coverage on the creative economy and non-traditional arts in higher education the next two days. Veteran journalist John Hockenberry has a daily news show called The Takeaway (http://www.thetakeaway.org) and he will be taping/broadcasting from Denver --interviewing some of our CU Denver College of Arts & Media faculty, students and special guests on the Monday 1/25 and Tuesday 1/26 programs. He will also be interviewing our new Chancellor (former head of a foundation that supports the arts--in a big way). On Monday, 1/25 he will also be moderating our College of Arts & Media Convocation (attachment) and taping some of that material for future broadcast. We provided Mr. Hockenberry's producer with plenty of data from SNAAP, a2ru and recent articles by Steven J. Tepper and Elizabeth Long Lingo. It will be interesting to hear what spikes his interest. If you don't get The Takeaway on your local NPR station, then it should be accessible on the link provided above. Convo cropped 012516

CAM faculty member Jim Phelan directing network show

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherCollege of Arts & Media Film and TV professor Jim Phelan is directing the Joey Canyon Show. I was lucky to be invited to the taping of Show #117 (actually #17). It was great to see several CU Denver alums working on the show.
a view from the Control Room
a view from the Control Room
CW legend Eddy Raven with    the “Lady of Tradition” in bluegrass, Lorraine Newton
CW legend Eddy Raven with the “Lady of Tradition” in bluegrass, Lorraine Newton
Director Jim Phelan (standing) with CAM alum Samantha Merten at his left
Director Jim Phelan (standing) with CAM alum Samantha Merten at his left
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CAM Leadership at NPR’s “Next Generation Radio”

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherBackground: Around last November, a former NPR colleague of Leslie Gaston-Bird's, reached out to her to inquire about her interest in being the Technical Advisor for NPR's "Next Generation Radio". The program has been around for about 20 years. "The Next Generation Radio project is a full-scale, digital-first multimedia training project with an emphasis on “radio storytelling.” We are committed to the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students who are focused on journalism." The project: The stories during this session included topics covering: ​a transracial adoptee a Syrian refugee a Congolese refugee a convected felon who trains horses in prison César Chavez' bodyguard embarking on a "spiritual run" Prof. Gaston-Bird's task was to train young reporters on how to use their equipment (microphones, digital recorders, and editing equipment). Accompanying her was MSRA student Drew Jostad. The Mentors: Prof. Gaston-Bird was the "tech mentor", along with this roster of journalism mentors: Tristan Ahtone, Multimedia Reporter, Al Jazeera, Albuquerque,NM Reema Khrais, Education Reporter, WUNC Chapel Hill NC Robert Boos, Online Communications Specialist, Metro State Minneapolis MN Cheryl Devalll, Editor, Los Angeles CA Traci Tong Senior Producer, PRI-BBC "The World" Boston. MA, Mónica Ortiz Uribe Senior Reporter, Fronteras Desk El Paso, TX Carrie Jung, Reporter, KJZZ Phoenix The team was kind enough to feature CAM's existing support by putting a logo on their webpage at http://nextgenradiokjzz.org/about-us/our-sponsors/. She wants to broaden the scope of CAM's involvement to include broadening the involvement by visiting with Boulder's CMCI and Colorado Public Radio to discuss the possibilities. Universities in Sacramento, Reno, Utah, Philly (sponsored by WHYY) are part of this year's destinations.
Prof. Leslie Gaston-Bird far left
Prof. Leslie Gaston-Bird far left
Prof. Leslie Gaston-Bird and CAM recording arts student Drew Jostad
Prof. Leslie Gaston-Bird and CAM recording arts student Drew Jostad

The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherHard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. What if the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it? WILLIAM DERESIEWICZ JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015 ISSUE THE ATLANTICopener-horizontal-optimized (2) http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/01/the-death-of-the-artist-and-the-birth-of-the-creative-entrepreneur/383497/

CRITICAL FOCUS: LANNY DEVUONO

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherFEBRUARY 19, 2016 – JUNE 5, 2016 Lanny DeVuono has been exploring outer space for the past year. Her ambition to illustrate extraterrestrial terrain, as she imagines it, led to the large-scale drawings on canvas on view in Critical Focus: Lanny DeVuono. The works that comprise Here and Elsewhere, the artist’s most recent series of conceptual landscapes, synthesize DeVuono’s curiosity about, and critique of, space travel, the influence of American Western landscapes on her practice, and her continuing dedication to materials. The images are at once familiar and foreign, surreal and, in some cases, almost entirely abstract. Critical Focus: Lanny DeVuono runs through June 5. The exhibition is curated by Zoe Larkins. This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Director’s Vision Society members and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. MCA Denver also thanks the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Image: Lanny DeVuono, Study for Outer Space, Large Drawing, 2015. Graphite, gesso, and gouache on canvas, 72 x 72 inches. Courtesy the artist and Tina Goodwin Gallery. http://mcadenver.org/lannydevuono.php — at Museum Of Contemporary Art
Image: Lanny DeVuono, Study for Outer Space, Large Drawing, 2015. Graphite, gesso, and gouache on canvas, 72 x 72 inches. Courtesy the artist and Tina Goodwin Gallery.
Image: Lanny DeVuono, Study for Outer Space, Large Drawing, 2015. Graphite, gesso, and gouache on canvas, 72 x 72 inches. Courtesy the artist and Tina Goodwin Gallery.

2016 CAM Winter Convocation

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University of Colorado College of Arts & Media University of Colorado DenverCAM_Convocation 2016 Winter Convocation: A Celebration of the College of Arts & Media and the Creative Economy Kick off the New Year and new semester with fellow College of Arts & Media students, faculty and staff members. Enjoy an informative and entertaining panel discussion about CAM, the creative economy and the global impact of the arts, followed by a reception featuring student artwork and performances. Monday, January 25 2016 CAM Winter Convocation 4:30-6 p.m. King Center Concert Hall Auraria Campus, Denver Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Featured Guests Panel Moderator: John Hockenberry, host of "The Takeaway," a co-production of WNYC and Public Radio International Panelists: Emmy award-winning CAM alumnus Tim Kimmel ('98); INDEX: Design to Improve Life CEO Kigge Hvid; independent film producer and CEO of Creative Future Ruth Vitale; recent graduate Kameshia Hazard ('15); CAM students Luke Austin and Michelle H. Lee Presenters: Donald Zuckerman, Colorado Film Commissioner; Dorothy Horrell, Ph.D., Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver; Laurence Kaptain, Dean, College of Arts & Media Student Performances Voz de le Clave Lark Questions: Contact the College of Arts & Media at camevents@ucdenver.edu College of Arts & Media | University of Colorado Denver CAM@ucdenver.edu | www.cam.ucdenver.edu

Pierre Boulez (1925-2016)

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherSo sad to learn of the passing of Pierre Boulez (1925-2016). I was fortunate to perform for him at his 75th Birthday concert, under his baton for another NYC performance, and 4 performances and a recording session with the Chicago Symphony of Bartok's Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra. I had some anxiety (initially) to be placed right under his podium for the Bartok performances and recording--but found him to be very kind and empathetic to the soloist and members of the orchestra. One of my best artistic experience's and a fond memory as a performer. 61flQMQkJFL._SY355_ Boulez Shaham Bartok CSO cimbalom

From Music:)ally–20 of the companies they wrote about for the first time in 2015, whose fortunes they’re eager to follow in 2016.

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Imogen Heap using her Mi.Mu gloves. Photo: Fiona Garden.
Imogen Heap using her Mi.Mu gloves. Photo: Fiona Garden.