Nine student-led teams from the College of Arts & Media (CAM) have been awarded a total of $15,000 in funding for creative and scholarly projects as a part of the inaugural Dean’s Student Innovation Award. The awards, which encourages collaboration and idea exchange, will support large-scale, cross-disciplinary projects to be completed this spring and presented at the first CAM Innovation Awards Celebration to be held May 1, 2020.
Visual Arts Professor Rian Keranne created the mezuzah now affixed to the doorframe of Golda Meir's House Museum on the Auraria Campus. The house was rededicated in a ceremony on Monday, January 10, 2022 during which various leaders who were instrumental in saving the house from obscurity and demolition were honored.
If you had told Associate Professor Maria Buszek, PhD, during her early days as an undergraduate student that she’d one day find herself at the front of a classroom, she wouldn’t have believed it. Years later, that’s exactly where CU Denver’s most recent appointee to the President’s Teaching Scholars Program ended up.
The work and creative activity of CU Denver’s talented and accomplished College of Arts & Medial faculty will be on display at the Emmanuel Art Gallery, on the downtown Auraria Campus, January 23 – February 19.
Sean Koto is the visual arts section administrator in the College of Arts & Media’s Visual Arts Department. He’s known by his peers as a professional employee who is deeply dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and to the safety and success of students.
Congratulations to legends of the bluegrass and festival scene, Leftover Salmon and their bassist, CAM faculty Greg Garrison, who are being inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. CAM is proud of Dr. Garrison, not only for his contributions to the fabric of bluegrass and Colorado music, but for his commitment to mentoring students in the classroom and as leader of the CU Denver Bluegrass Ensemble.
–Punk and New Wave posters will take over the walls of the historic Emmanuel Art Gallery from October 14 through December 21 in electrifying tandem exhibitions, depicting the revolutionary intersection between music, design, and pop culture. “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die Redux: Punk Graphic Design” and “Reversing Into the Future: New Wave Graphic Design” feature the storied posters, patches, and fashion from the collection of Andrew Krivine, who holds one of world’s most important collections of Punk and Post-Punk graphic art.
CU Denver welcomes pianist Awadagin Pratt to the Auraria Campus October 4, 2021. Carried by accounts of being stopped by police for driving while black, Awadagin Pratt’s multimedia performance uses art to engage the conversation about racism.
With his CU Denver Advanced Acting class, Eric Jewett is directing “180 Degrees” a dramatic short that demonstrates use of the 180-degree rule, which determines camera point of view in two-person scenes. While mastery of this rule may seem subtle to the viewer, it’s a filmmaking offense to break and requires command, control, and proficiency of a scene.
The College of Arts & Media (CAM) at CU Denver joins Energize Colorado and the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) to host a community event that promotes creativity and inclusivity in the business sector. Using Creativity to Drive Inclusion in Colorado Business will take place at the Emmanuel Art Gallery on the Auraria campus on August 24th at 4pm.
(303 Magazine)–– Non-fungible token, or NFT, has become a huge buzzword in the past few months. Travis Vermilye, a professor of design and illustration at CU Denver, described an NFT as a “digital record that stores and proves ownership.”
The Guitar Foundation of America announced Sean McGowan will be a featured artist at the 2021 International Convention. McGowan, the recently named Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Interim Chair, will perform during Education Day, Friday, June 25th.
(Denver Post)––Plenty of artists draw inspiration from their own lives for the objects they create, but few exhibitions come as close to pure autobiography as Sammy Lee’s “Remind Me Tomorrow,” currently at the Emmanuel Art Gallery.