Matthew O’Brien joins MEIS and brings with him 25 years of teaching experience alongside the knowledge he gleaned from decades of practicing entertainment law. Writer and producer Alyson Feltes, who is still active in Hollywood, joins FiTV and brings a very full career’s worth of experience from both the Canadian and American film industries.
“I am constantly learning through teaching, both about what I teach and how it might be taught,” said Pugliano, a senior instructor of art history in the College of Arts & Media at CU Denver. “I’ve learned, for example, that ‘best practices’ are not static or consistent, but tools to be carefully considered in the context of each course and in relation to personal and curricular goals for each class each semester.
CU Denver will be presenting a free, public “double-feature” of Vivienne Dick’s 1978 short Guérillère Talks, starring iconic post-punk women musicians such as Lydia Lunch, Ikue Mori, and Pat Place. This screening will be followed by a formal Q&A between Dick and filmmaker/scholar Rachel Garfield, moderated by CU Denver art historian Maria Elena Buszek.
This year's Guitar Night will welcome Christie Lenée, "one of the brightest lights in contemporary fingerstyle acoustic guitar today," according to MEIS chair and guitar performance professor Sean McGowan.
(Denverite) - Union Hall's Rough Gems: The Ultimate Boon was co-curated by CAM alum Florence Blackwell. Blackwell and co-curator Nadiya Jackson recruited five emerging artists they knew well to curate what will be one of the first major gallery exhibitions in their art careers.
Travis Vermilye (ver-MIL-yuh) is a digital and mixed media artist who creates imagery inspired by the natural world. He's also an associate professor of Visual Arts. In this interview, Prof. Vermilye discusses the path he took as he pursued a creative career.
“The premise of the film is that you are never too famous to escape racism and racial profiling,” says filmmaker Michelle Bauer Carpenter. Awadagin Pratt: Black in America will premiere on Rocky Mountain PBS on February 9, 2023.
“I think virtually all of the pictures have a puzzle-like quality to them,” says Adams. The viewer who is willing to spend 30 minutes with one image, Adams promises, will be rewarded with Easter eggs, humorous secondary and tertiary stories, and even philosophical ideas concerning the gaze.
(Westword) - CAM alum Bradlie Jones (Jelie) was named among Westword's list of Colorado rappers to watch out for in 2023. Jelie is highlighted for being a "jack of all trades" thanks to her degree in recording arts, which enabled her to act as producer and sound engineer on her tracks.
“Costume design brings a human element to a production. Clothing is a choice that reflects a certain mood or a place, and the costumes help the audience connect to the character,” says Meghan Anderson Doyle, Theatre Company Costume Design Associate at the Denver Center for Performing Arts (DCPA).
(CU Denver News) CU Denver’s Music & Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) program aims to prepare students for the modern world of music by taking a forward-facing and inclusive approach to music education.
The Alumni-in-Residence program connects CU Denver students with accomplished CU Denver Alumni for one-on-one or small group career and industry advice. In an office hours model, students can sign up for a 30-minute in-person meeting at a working space within LynxConnect - to ask specific career questions or to solicit general advice from someone who has walked in their shoes.
Not only do RCC students get to connect with other music, film, and visual arts majors, they benefit from a handful of initiatives designed to help them succeed during their first year in college. “I have been able to learn so much and expand who I am as an artist because of living near people with similar interests,” says CAM student Ryan Green.