Arts District

Denver Silent Film Festival: making noise

Feb 27, 2014

Silent film has a long history in Colorado. The popularity of Wild West themed films meant many were shot here in the late 1800s and early 1900s. But the advent of so-called talkies saw the once popular movie genre, with its characteristic piano accompaniment, silenced. Today the Denver Silent Film Festival aims to bright these films back into the spotlight. 

Breck's new cultural CEO: a bold future

Feb 13, 2014
Summit Daily

Meet Breckenridge’s first Cultural CEO, Robb Woulfe – charged with overseeing and expanding arts and culture in the town. He’s not afraid to take some risks in his new pursuit.  “It needs to be bold, it needs to be big, it needs to be flashy,” said Woulfe of the programming he wants to launch in Breckenridge. “I am a big fan of spectacle and I think that takes its shape in a lot of different things.”  Since the 1960s when Breckenridge opened its mountain and saw both its year-round and seasonal populations surge, it has also seen a steady increase in arts related activities.

The trumpet maker and the musician

Feb 11, 2014

From Arts District on Rocky Mountain PBS: Take a journey into the Denver workshop of Jason Harrelson, a master of trumpet creation, as he describes the magic of where science meets sound. Then discover how Harrelson's custom-designed trumpets create a whole new sound for local musician Joshua Trinidad.

  In Colorado, snow is temporary. But that doesn't stop Jeff Stoller, a decades-long competitor at the 24th annual Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championship in Breckenridge.  "We do it just to see if we can pull it off," he said. KUVO arts correspondent Carrie Saldo covered the sculpting competition last weekend, but sculptures will be on display until Feb. 2.  Her video report appears Thursday nights at 6:30 on Arts District on Rocky Mountain PBS.

  It's been 25 years since Denver released a cultural development plan. Now city officials are closing in on the final steps of a new plan, called Imagine 2020. As KUVO's Carrie Saldo reports, there's still time for feedback on what the public imagines the city's artistic scene will look like in years to come. Guest on this report is Executive Director of Denver Arts& Venues, Kent Rice. 

To find out more, and add your comments, here's the website for Imagine 2020. The deadline for public comment is November 22, 2103.