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.
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.
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.
Check out photos from Awadagin Pratt's October 4th performance at the King Center Concert Hall on the Auraria Campus. Pratt was joined by members of the Colorado Symphony and CAM faculty member Gregory Walker.
–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.
Songwriting professor Owen Kortz used grant money he received last year to construct, outfit, and staff a music studio in Urban Peak, a drop-in shelter for youth experiencing homelessness in Denver. A Grand Opening event with live music will take place Oct. 14, 2021.
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.
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.
Hannah L. Drake and Josh Miller visit CU Denver College of Arts & Media to present their lecture "From Underestimated to the Cover of the New York Times”, which chronicled their path to creating the (Un)Known Project.
The beloved bronze work of sculptor Dan Ostermiller is considered fundamental to the artistic spirit of Colorado. With the upcoming installation of an eight-foot, 1,000-pound Lynx statue, his work will also be fundamental to the spirit of the University of Colorado Denver.
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.”