State Of The Arts

Saturday 11:30am

State of the Arts is a weekly 30-minute program focusing on the arts community of El Paso. Hosted by dedicated art enthusiast Mónica Gómez, State of the Arts provides listeners with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how creativity is shaping our community. Gómez interviews local visual artists, writers, dancers, singers, actors and directors, as well as regional talent exhibiting or performing in El Paso. The show gets to the heart of what inspires and drives artists to do what they love best.

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KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 26, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Highway 47

Kathryn Smith-McGlynn, Co-Founding Artistic Director and Executive Producer of Frontera Repertory is joined by actress, Rebecca Rivas to talk about the regional premiere of a new work - Highway 47, an autobiographical tour de force written by playwright KJ Sanchez, directed by Kathryn Smith-McGlynn and starring Rebecca Rivas.

Information:
Highway 47
Frontera Repertory Theater Company
Philanthropy Theatre
125 Pioneer Plaza
Friday May 9 at 8pm; Saturday May 10 at 8pm; Sunday May 11 at 2:30pm
www.fronterarep.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 26, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Poet Burns Taylor

Burns Taylor, award winning poet, essayist, inspirational speaker, college instructor, businessman and public servant talks about his new book titled “Hands Like Eyes” – a collection of poems and stories.

Information:
Hands Like Eyes by Burns Taylor
www.burnstaylor.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Border Arts Residency

Willie Ray Parish, co-founder of the Border Arts Residency, is joined by current Border Arts Resident, Jessica Pizaña Roberts to talk about Leaping the Bull – a one-day exhibition of Pizaña Roberts’ video works, which reveal her research on religious myths, gender, and body politics.

Information:
www.borderartresidency.com  
www.jessicapizanaroberts.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Chuco Libro Night

Georgina C. Perez, founder of TuLibro, invites the community to the 2nd Annual Chuco Libro Night – kind of like World Book Night, Chuco style!

Information:
www.TuLibro915.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Artists Studio Tour

Artist, Krystyna Robbins previews the annual El Paso Artists Studio Tour featuring more than 36 artists in 23 locations throughout the area. 

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Author Xavier Garza

Author, illustrator, and luche libre aficionado Xavier Garza talks about his award-winning bilingual children’s books. Garza just received the Jean Flynn/H-E-B Children's Book Award from the Texas Institute of Letters.

Information:
www.cincopuntos.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Tattoo Artist, Jesse Mesa

Tattoo artist, Jesse Mesa previews his gallery talk at the El Paso Museum of Art in conjunction with the current Gaspar Enríquez: Metaphors of El Barrio exhibition.

Information:
(915) 503-7105

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Here We Almost Are

Actor, Abel Garcia with the UTEP Department of Theatre & Dance introduces the upcoming production of Here We Almost Are.

Information:
Here We Almost Are
Wise Family Theatre
Fox Fine Arts Center, UTEP
April 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3 @ 8:00pm  April 27 & May 4@ 2:30pm
(915) 747-5118

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 5, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Opera

El Paso Opera’s Artistic Director, David Grabarkewitz, along with soprano, Jessica Medoff and baritone, Ricardo Rivera preview the upcoming production of Giacomo Puccini’s timeless love story, La Boheme.

Information:
El Paso Opera's Production of La Boheme
April 10 & 12, 2014 at 7:30pm
Abraham Chavez Theatre
(915) 581-5534

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 5, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: UTEP Department of Theatre & Dance

Rebecca Rivas, Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice, Movement and Acting with the UTEP Department of Theatre & Dance, invites participation in the Summer Theatre Camps and attendance for the Chicano Theatre Series.

Information:
www.theatredance.utep.edu

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 5, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Lego Days

El Paso Public Library Youth and Family Services Coordinator, Patricia Hernandez, and Marketing and Customer Relations Coordinator, Jack Galindo talk about the success of Lego Days at the Libraries.

Information:
www.elpasolibrary.org
(915) 543-5470

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Hector Serrano

Hector Serrano, Theater Professor at the Valle Verde Campus of El Paso Community College talks about his long career in local theater and previews Butterflies are Free – his final show before retirement. 

Information:
Butterflies are Free
EPCC Theater Ensemble
April 4 – April 13, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday at 2:30pm
Transmountain Forum Theater
9570 Gateway Blvd
(915) 831-5056

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department

Interim Director of the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, Ben Fyffe, discusses the 2014-2015 cycle of Cultural Funding Programs.

Information:
www.elpasoartsandculture.org 
(915) 541-4481

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Downtown KidsPalooza

Resident Conductor of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, Andy Moran previews the 7th annual Downtown KidsPalooza and Side-by-Side Concert – two outstanding family arts events.

Information:
www.epso.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: An Iliad

Performing songwriter and recording artist, Randy Granger and veteran stage actor Algernon D’Ammassa preview their collaboration on An Iliad – a modern retelling of Homer’s epic that opening in February in Las Cruces to critical acclaim and sold out houses and is now touring New Mexico and other states.

Information:
An Iliad
Glasbox, 2309 E. Mills Ave
March 28 & 29 at 8 pm
(575) 545-7613

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: National Poetry Month

Award-winning poet and founder of the Tumblewords Project, Donna Snyder, along with performance poet with the El Paso Poetry Project, Viva Flores previews various local April happenings for National Poetry Month.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 15, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: UTEP’s Department of Theater and Dance

Rachel Gomez and Omar Freitekh, students in UTEP’s Department of Theater and Dance introduce the first theater production of the 2013-2014 Season - The Arabian Nights.

Information:
The Arabian Nights - Written by Mary Zimmerman. Directed by Rebecca Rivas
Wise Family Theater
2nd Floor, Fox Fine Arts Center, UTEP
(915) 747-5118

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 15, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: 10th Annual Empty Bowls Event

Retired Community College Art Professor, Mary Scott is joined by the Executive Director of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger, Janie Sinclair to discuss the 10th annual Empty Bowls event.

Information:
www.elpasoansfightinghunger.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 15, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Satirical Songwriter Roy Zimmerman

Satirical songwriter in the Tom Lehrer/Phil Ochs tradition, Roy Zimmerman talks about his Blue Dot Tour, which will be bringing funny songs about peace and justice to El Paso.

Information:
www.royzimmerman.com 

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 8, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Las Cruces Arts Fair

Sally Cutter and Diane Fovargue, co-chairs of the Las Cruces Arts Fair preview the 4th annual signature event for artists from around the US and Canada.

Information:
(575) 523-6403
www.las-cruces-arts.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 8, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Hal Marcus

Artist and Gallery Owner, Hal Marcus discusses the current exhibition at the Hal Marcus Gallery, “Two Legends: Manuel Acosta and Jose Cisneros” – featuring some 50 works, along with books, rare photos and other ephemera relating to the two most influential Mexican American Artists from our region.                                                                       

Information:
Two Legends: Manuel Acosta and Jose Cisneros
Hal Marcus Gallery
1308 N. Oregon
(915) 533-9090

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 8, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Shakespeare on the Rocks

Directors, Cornelia Patterson and Joseph Martinez, III preview the upcoming 25th anniversary Shakespeare on the Rocks performances at the Chamizal National Memorial Theater.

25th Shakespeare on the Rocks
Chamizal National Memorial
800 S. San Marcial
(915) 474-4275
www.shakespeareontherocks.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Mago Gándara, Part 1

Muralist, sculptor and arts educator, Mago Gándara talks about her life between El Paso and Juarez.

Information:
(915) 566-2552

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Mago Gándara, Part 2

Part 2 of Monica's interview with Muralist, sculptor and arts educator, Mago Gándara.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Downtown Art & Farmers Market

Art & Farmers Market Coordinator for the City’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, Rebecca Munoz, along with artists and activists, Jennifer Lucero and Claudia Ley preview special events for International Women’s Day and Earth Day.

Information:
Downtown Art and Farmers Market
(915) 541-4942 
www.elpasoartsandculture.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Caldo Collective

Caldo Collective cofounders, Xochitl Rodriguez and Cynthia Evans introduce an innovative program offering food for body and soul.

Information:
www.thecaldocollective.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Etiquette Coach, Joann Wardy

Etiquette Coach and Mentor, Joann Wardy talks about the art of schooling individuals others in the finer points of life skills.

Etiquette for Today – Joann Wardy’s School of Etiquette and Enrichment
www.elpasoetiquette.com
(915) 355-0992

KTEP Local
11:27 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Author Jim Murphy

Author and well-known blues musician, Jim Murphy talks about the release of his latest e-book, My Life Before I Decided To Commit Suicide.

Information:
My Life Before I Decided To Commit Suicide by Jim Murphy
http://www.jamesrobertmurphy.com

KTEP Local
11:24 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Honeyguide Gallery

Gallery Coordinator, Aryk Gardea and Café owner, Christina Estrada, describe the creative excitement behind the innovative Honeyguide Gallery, an exhibition space provided by Joe Vinny and Bronson’s Bohemian Café to support the local arts community.

Information:
Honeyguide Gallery at Joe Vinny & Bronsons Bohemian Café
824 N. Piedras
(915) 497-4913

KTEP Local
11:19 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: 39th Annual Siglo de Oro Drama Festival

Katherine Brennand and Nancy Kaufman, Los Paisanos de El Chamizal, introduce the upcoming 39th Annual Siglo de Oro Spanish Drama Festival at the Chamizal National Memorial Theater.

Information:
www.los-paisanos-chamizal.org

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