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12:14 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

New Art For North Fork Libraries

Credit Laura Palmisano

Last weekend saw an art unveiling at the Paonia Library.  It features four doors, fanned out on a hillside

behind the library, each brightly colored but featuring a silhouette of the young and old, traveling to somewhere beyond the doors.

It was funded through the Orton Family Foundation as part of the Pass the Mic Project. 

Surrounded by people there for the unveiling, KVNF's Jake Ryan talked with artist Seth Weber. 

There are also two companion pieces at the Crawford and the Hotchkiss libraries.

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11:03 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Preserving The Wild

The West Elk Wilderness
Credit John Fielder

It was Thanksgiving recently, and this year is also the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.  John Fielder is plenty thankful for the Wilderness Act, after all he’s a nature photographer. 

Fielder was recently touring the Western Slope to talk about the Act and his adventures in Colorado.  He stopped by the station and talked with KVNF’s Jake Ryan. 

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11:29 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Rural Kids Access Art At Western Slope Creative Center

Sharon Bailey talks to 21 Paonia Elementary students about paintings at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Teaching art to kids in a rural setting can be a challenge. Most small towns don't have art museums like big cities. And, it’s not easy to pile them on a bus and drive to Denver for a cultural experience. However, there’s a center on the Western Slope trying to make it easier for students to access art. 

"We are going to look at some of these paintings and we are going to start developing characters, but we are going to do it by talking about what we see," Sharon Bailey says. "Let’s look at this painting here. Raise your hand and tell me what you see.” 

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12:30 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Montrose Art Project Seeks To Bring Awareness To Domestic Violence

The art project seeks to bring awareness to domestic violence.
Laura Palmisano KVNF

There’s an art project on display at the Montrose Library that seeks to bring awareness to domestic violence.

Hilltop’s Tri-County Resource Center created the exhibit for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

It features a mannequin wearing a vintage wedding dress that was donated by a victim of domestic violence.

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6:59 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Get To Know The Finalists For The 2014 National Book Award

NPR

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 3:57 pm

The National Book Awards shortlists — for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature — were announced October 15 on Morning Edition by Mitchell Kaplan, co-founder of Miami Book Fair International and former president of the American Booksellers Association. On November 18, finalists for the National Book Awards read from their nominated works at The New School in New York City. The National Book Foundation will announce the winners Wednesday night. Read more about each of the finalists — and hear the authors read from their works — below.

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11:30 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Local Motion: Fairytales

Waldorf educator, Thesa Callinicos discusses the origins and messages of fairytales and their importance in early childhood development.

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6:24 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Artist Chip Thomas Installs Photo Mural In Hotchkiss

Artist Chip Thomas installed a photo mural of a young Hopi girl on the back of the Church of Art in Hotchkiss.
Credit Mary Hockenbery

A small group of people recently gathered outside on a sunny afternoon to look at a new mural on the west side of the Church of Art in Hotchkiss. 

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5:03 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Local Motion: Write On!

Writers from the Write On! anthology competition read their published works.   On this show:  Marty Durlin, Slater Podgorny, Carol Kwiatkowski, and Sarah Gilman read their work.

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10:10 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Local Motion: Theo Stroomer

Photographer Theo Stroomer talks with Ali Lightfoot about his exhibit at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts. 

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2:38 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Local Motion: Celebrating the Winter Solstice with Craig Child's "Dark Night"

Author and poet Craig Childs performs on December 20th as a part of the "Dark Night" multimedia extravaganza
Credit Cooper Woods-Darby

For this year's winter solstice, the darkest night of the year, people filled the seats of the Paradise Theatre in Paonia for the 5th annual performance of Craig Childs' "Dark Night," a multimedia and spoken-word extravaganza celebrating the time of year when "the snakes of winter coil tightly around us," as Childs describes it.

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11:24 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Pass the Mic: Annette Petorius, Director of the Blue Sage Center for the Arts

Sadie Miller speaking with Annette Pretorius.

Pass the Mic's Arts Reporter, Sadie Miller speaks with Annette Pretorius about the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia.

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12:16 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Photography Exhibit Pays Tribute to North Fork Valley Seniors

"Neighbors, Strangers and Friends" is on display at the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkis through Friday, 10/4/13
Credit Rita Claggett

“Neighbors, Strangers and Friends” is an audio/visual exhibit currently on display at the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss. The exhibit features a series of interviews and photographs of North Fork Valley seniors created by local writer and photographer Rita Clagett. KVNFs Ali Lightfoot spoke with Clagett about the project. 

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1:48 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Local Motion: Harvest of Voices Sampling

Local writers, Gustavo Brett and Marilyn Colter share pieces they will be reading at the 2013 Harvest of Voices in Paonia.

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1:39 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Local Motion: Paolo Bacigalupi

Local science fiction and fantasy writer, Paolo Bacigalupi,  talks about his  new book,  ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN, with KVNF’s Ali Lightfoot.

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3:30 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Local Motion: Paradise Theatre Roundtable

(Left to right) Frederick Zimmer, Paonia Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Elaine Brett of the North Fork Heart & Soul Project, Amy De Luca, Paradise Theater Manager/Paonia Film Festival Director
Credit Christy Eller/KVNF

After being closed for about two months, the historic Paradise Theatre in Paonia is reopening its doors. 

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4:35 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Local Motion: Susie Kaldis on the North Fork Creative District

The North Fork Valley has been designated as a Certified Creative District by the state of Colorado.  Ali Lightfoot speaks with Susie Kaldis who is the executive director of the North Fork creative coalition about what this designation means for the valley.

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3:23 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Talkin Music: Classical Music at the Blue Sage

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Annette Pretorius and pianist, Susan Ellinger about the classical series they have developed at The Blue Sage Center for the Arts.  Hear music from  Susan Ellinger, along with principal players from the Grand Junction Symphony in a performance of piano concertos arranged for string quartet and piano.

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5:04 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Lisa Jones Featured on "First Voices Indigenous Radio"

Writer Lisa Jones

Former local resident Lisa Jones is featured on the current episode of the radio program  "First Voices Indigenous Radio" this week. Listen to the interview HERE.

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2:34 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

V-Day Poetry

Amber McDaniel

Amber McDaniel reads the poem "Over It"  by Vagina Monologues creator, Eve Ensler, in honor of V-Day.

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4:03 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Local Motion: North Fork Valley Book

"North Fork Valley" is a new book published by Arcadia that chronicles the beginnings of Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford.   The authors, Kathy Addams McKee – a fourth Generation native of the valley and Claudia Sutliff King,  a lifetime resident,  compiled pictures and history of the North Fork Valley from the 1880’s through present day.  Here,  the authors  talk about area's rich heritage and history.

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