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 Marina Monsisvais, State of the Arts provides listeners with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how creativity is shaping our community. Marina 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 February 7, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: EPCC Black History Month Programs

In celebration of Black History Month, EPCC has programs and events scheduled thoughout the month of February. Jaime Chavez and Kathleen Bombach of EPCC’s Black History Committee provide the details.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 31, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy

Kerry Doyle, Executive Director of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts talks about their latest exhibition, Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy. The exhibit explores the intersection of art and politics and doubles as a platform for open dialogue and engagement. The exhibit will run from February 5, 2015 through April 25, 2015 with an opening reception to take place on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 5p to 7:30p. Today my guest is Kerry Doyle, Executive Director of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 31, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: UTEP Dinner Theatre

Greg Taylor, Director of the UTEP Dinner Theatre along with Beverly Kerbs-Ward, group sales coordinator discuss their latest production Carrie, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name.

Information: http://www.academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=www.academics.utep.edu/udt

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 24, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: Author Johnny Payne

Johnny Payne is an author that teaches creative writing in Alaska. He’s recently published two books, a novel in Spanish called La Muerte de Papi, and a book of poems published by El Paso-based Mouthfeel Press. 

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 24, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: Kids N Co

Kids N Company Presents The Little Prince, adapted from a script by Ryan Johann Perry and directed by Stella Perry. We talk with Ryan Johann Perry and two actors in The Little Prince.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 24, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: Ballets With A Twist

Friday January 30, 2015, the El Paso City Ballet welcomes New York City’s Ballets With A Twist to the Plaza Theatre for the Texas premiere of Cocktail Hour: The Show. We we speak with Ballets With A Twist Artistic Director Marilyn Klaus, artistic director of the El Paso Ballet Lisa Skaf, and Dancer Michael Dominguez.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 17, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Public Art Master Plan

The City of El Paso recently approved a Public Art Master Plan that will set the pace for public art in our city through 2024. We’ll talk to Pat Dalbin and Ben Fyffe from Museums and Cultural Affairs to lean more about the vision for our city, and if you’re an artist, you can learn about getting involved.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 17, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: Actress Yvette Yates

Yvette Yates is an El Paso actress doing big things in Hollywood. Most recently, she plays the role of Luz, not your stereotypical housekeeper, in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” where she stars alongside Golden Globe nominee Joaquin Phoenix.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 10, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival

Felipa Solis, Executive Director of El Paso Pro-Musica tells us about the musicians that will be visiting El Paso during the Chamber Music Festival that runs from January 14- January 31. 

Information:
www.eppm.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 10, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: Fragile Balance

Fragile Balance is an acoustic guitar duo made up of El Pasoans Cruz Lujan and Nico Cooper. Fragile Balance plays a unique blend of musical styles to create their sound. They combine influences from classical to new age to post-rock and they’ve been involved with the community and arts in El Paso for years. We talk to them about their upcoming performance as part of the Jewel Box Series presented by the El Paso Community Foundation in partnership with El Paso Live.

Information:
www.fragile-balance.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 3, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: Dave "Grave" Herrera & "El Mac" MacGregor

El Paso native aerosol artist Dave "Grave" Herrera and internationally recognized aerosol artist Miles "El Mac" MacGregor talk about the binational murals they recently bestowed upon Cd. Juarez and El Paso, TX. 

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 3, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: Art Avenue Gallery

Kimberly Vanacek, Editor in Chief of the Art Ave Magazine discusses the magazine and her new Art Avenue Gallery. 

KTEP Local
12:27 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Richard Baron - Part 2

Part 2 of our interview with photographer and writer, Richard Baron.

KTEP Local
12:22 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Richard Baron - Part 1

Photographer and writer, Richard Baron – now living in Santa Fe, New Mexico – talks about what first brought him to El Paso and what keeps him connected to the border.

Information:
www.baronrichard.com

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KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Museum of Art

Dr. Michael Tomor, Director of the El Paso Museum of Art discusses the exhibit Modern Masters Series: Highlights from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, that is currently on display at the Museum of Art.

Information:
http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Body Art: Contemporary El Paso Jewelry

Metals artists Rachelle Theiwes and Lorena Aguirre join Dr. Michael Tomor, Director of the El Paso Museum of Art to discuss the exhibit Body Art: Contemporary El Paso Jewelry, now on display at the El Paso Museum of Art.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Art Alexakis of Everclear

Art Alexakis is the lead singer of 90s multi platinum rock band Everclear. Everclear has announced their new album, Black Is The New Black, set to release in Spring 2015. El Pasoans can catch Art Alexakis, vocalist and guitarist of Everclear tonight when his “Songs & Stories – An Evening with Art Alexakis of Everclear,” tour stops at the Lowbrow Palace. 

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Cinco Puntos Press

Bobby Byrd is a poet and co-founder of Cinco Puntos Press which he established with his wife and author Lee Merril Byrd in 1985. With roots on the U.S./Mexico border, Cinco Puntos publishes great books which make a difference in the way you see the world. Today, we’ll talk about the gift of seeing the world through books with Bobby Byrd as we discuss gift ideas for readers of all ages .

Information:
cincopuntos.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat December 6, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Sarah Aroeste

Ladino rocker Sarah Aroeste talks about blending Judeo-Spanish with rock, pop and jazz.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat December 6, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Mother of Pearl Vinyl

Eddie Cepeda, Co-Owner of El Paso's all vinyl record store, "Mother of Pearl Vinyl" talks about record collecting.

Information:
Mother of Pearl Vinyl
4936 North Mesa

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Capoeira Quinto Sol

Jon-Michael Blowe, El Paso Vice President and lead instructor of Capoeira Quinto Sol is joined by capoeira student-instructor, Lori Navarrete to talk about the new studio.

Information:
Sol Studio & Capoeira Quinto Sol
4106 Montana
(915) 252-8258
http://www.solstudioep.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Alazan Artists of El Paso

Sandra Martin, Joann McElroy and Sandy Young, members of the Alazan Artists of El Paso announce “Desert Lights Six” - the upcoming annual art show and sale.

Information: 
(915) 755-7554 

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Las Artistas

Helen Dorion, Criselda Lopez and Jorge Calleja preview this year’s Las Artistas Show and Sale – one of the area’s premier venues for fine art from throughout the region.

Information:
www.lasartistas.org

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KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Community College Literary Fiesta

EPCC Instructors and Literary Fiesta Committee Members, Lisa Elliott and Roberto Santos, preview the 6th Annual Literary Fiesta.

Information:
http://literaryfiesta.wordpress.com

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KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: UTEP Dance

UTEP Dance Faculty member Professor, Lisa Smith previews the upcoming contemporary dance production, Being Here and Now.

Information:
(915) 747-5118

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KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 8, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: African Americans In El Paso - Part 1

Dr. Maceo Crenshaw Dailey, Head of UTEP African-American Studies and Kathryn Smith-McGlynn, former UTEP Visiting Assistant Professor and Co-Founder of Frontera Repertory Theater discuss their collaboration on the newly published book titled African Americans in El Paso, which covers history as far back as the 1500s, when blacks crossed the Rio Grande with conquistador Juan de Oñate.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 8, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: African Americans in El Paso - Part 2

Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Maceo Crenshaw Dailey, Head of African-American Studies at UTEP about the newly published book titled African Americans in El Paso.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 8, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Chamber Music Consortium of the Southwest

Stephen Pugh, Director and Advisor with the Chamber Music Consortium of the Southwest announces an upcoming performance of a 1902 composition with unique instrumentation. 

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center

Lori Shepherd, Executive Director of the El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center previews a special collaboration with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and the UTEP Chorale to present Verdi’s Requiem.

Information:
elpasoholocaustmuseum.org
(915) 351-0048 

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: The Border Theatre

 Austin Savage, founder of The Border Theatre previews the company’s performance of The Fall of Wallace Winter at the Philanthropy Theater as part of the Jewel Box Performance Series.

Information:
bordertheatre.org
(915) 533-4020

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