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.”
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
"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.