Our June Make/Shift Monday featured an acrylic toner transfer workshop with talented local artist, Tony Ortega. RedLine volunteer Beth Hoyes was one of the participants and shares this first-person perspective on this program.
Heidi Latsky, who was recently featured on Articulate episode called “Dance-able,”began her professional dance career at an old age: 19. Though this number seems strange, to bar someone so young in the eyes of many, in dance it marks a degree where a divide exists between the mind and body. Dancers are unique in their practice, as they consistently work to transcend the separation we perceive between our mind/body- working tirelessly to assume a unity between the two. Her age did not deter her from crossing this divide; working with rigor and intention, Latsky progressed to become a principal dancer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (1987-1993). Eventually in 2001, Latsky began her own company Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD).
Reach invites the interloper into a shared space woven by a pioneering social project. If they weren’t so damn positive about sticking it to the man it would be tempting to call it class warfare. But this group holds a light to those who need art most.
Image credit: Leeandra Lujan, A Simple Human Being, 2018
The abhorrent ooze of melted cherries placed in an eloquent porcelain vanity paradoxically urges the viewer to look closer, perhaps even smell the delectables in front of them, despite the provocative and vile resemblance to menstruation blood.
In our Denver creative community, what can WE do as artists? Unlike professionals in law or social work, our role doesn’t feel as obvious or cut and dry. How do we contribute with our craft and our passions? Should we have a political artistic agenda?
Image credit: Sharon Morrison, S.O.S...America’s Troubles, 2018
It is two and a half minutes until midnight. On the stroke of twelve, the world will be broken, and everything will be as it has never been before.