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
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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KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat February 8, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: EPCC Black History Month Programs

Kathleen Bombach, Assistant Professor of English and Michael Thornton, Art Lecturer with El Paso Community College, preview many events celebrating Black History Month.

Information:
EPCC Black History Month Celebration
Student Art Exhibit, weekdays 8a.m. to 5pm, February 10 - 28
Administrative Services Center (ASC) Building A
9050 Viscount Blvd. 
www.epcc.edu

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat February 8, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: UTEP Symphonic Winds

The UTEP Symphonic Winds have been invited to perform for the Texas Music Educators Association convention in San Antonio in February. Director of Bands at UTEP, Dr. Ron Hufstader gives the details.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat February 8, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Wise Latina International

Liz Chavez, CEO & President of Wise Latina International, and Dr. Gina Nuñez, Associate Professor of Anthropology at UTEP, preview the June 2014 Wise Latina Women's Conference in El Paso.

Information: (915) 204-3871 or FaceBook - wiselatinasinternational

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras

Andy Moran, Music Director & General Manager of the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras previews the annual Winter Concert.

Information:
www.epsyos.org

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KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance

Head of the Dance Program for UTEP’s Department of Theatre and Dance, Lisa Smith, previews the upcoming performances of “The Trials of Pobrero El Campesino.”

Information:
(915) 747-5118

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: BorderSenses Literary Project

Lacy Mayberry, Workshop Facilitator for the BorderSenses Literary Project, ForWord introduces this year’s series of creative writing workshops for teens.

Information:
forword.bordersenses.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 25, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Dallas Black Dance Theater

David Mills of Eden Enterprises, along with Sandra Braham, Executive Director of the YWCA, preview the upcoming performance and educational residency by internationally respected modern dance company, Dallas Black Dance Theater, to help kick off El Paso’s Black History Month celebrations.

Information:
Dallas Black Dance Theater
Friday, January 31, 7 pm
Chamizal National Memorial Theater

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 25, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Pianist, SAMI

Masazumi Aso – artist’s name SAMI – discusses the release of his second album – a CD of solo piano pieces titled Moon Over the Ruined Castle.

Information:
www.samilive.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 25, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: KCOS High Q Celebrity Bowl

Emily Loya, Chief Marketing Officer with KCOS – El Paso’s Public Television Affiliate – invites the community to compete in the first-ever High Q Celebrity Bowl…while promoting their businesses or organizations.

Information:
http://kcostv.org
(915) 590-1313

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Education Empowerment Workshops

Norma De La Rosa, President of the El Paso Teachers Association, and Georgina Perez, Director and Creator of Tu Libro, invite the community to attend free Empowerment Workshops designed to inspire local students, parents and teachers to reclaim quality education.                                                     

Information:
Empowerment Workshops
Guillen Middle School
900 S. Cotton Street
Friday, January 24th from 5 to 9 pm
Saturday, January 25th from 8 am to 5 pm

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Artspace

Cathryn Vandenbrink with Artspace and Eric Pearson, CEO of the El Paso Community Foundation provide an update on the Artspace El Paso Lofts, which will provide affordable live-work space for local artists.   

Artspace El Paso Lofts
www.artspace.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 11, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Tai Chi Master C.P. Ong

Master C.P. Ong discusses how he gathered the wealth of knowledge on Chinese history and the evolution of the internal martial arts that he has included in his book titled, Taijiquan: Cultivating Inner Strength.

Taijiquan: Cultivating Inner Strength by C. P. Ong - Book Signing and Demo
Saturday, January 25, 2 to 4 pm at the El Paso History Museum, 510 N. Santa Fe
Sunday, January 26, two 2-hour workshops at Texas School of Tai Chi, 6200 Bluff Trail
www.texastaichi.net
(915) 760-5196

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 11, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Museum of Art

Michael Tomor, Director of the El Paso Museum of Art, introduces plans for a unique collaboration with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation to bring a series of world-famous masterpieces to El Paso.

Information:
(915) 532-1707
ElPasoArtMuseum.org

KTEP Local
2:27 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Neon Desert Music Festival

Gina Martinez, founder of the Neon Desert Music Festival tells the story of its creation and progress over the last three years and plans for the 2014 festival.

4th Neon Desert Music Festival
May 24 & 25, 2014
www.neondesertmusicfestival.com

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KTEP Local
2:24 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Potter, Russell Mott

Las Cruces potter, Russell Mott talks about his career in clay working as a thrower, with slabs, stoneware, raku and more.

Information: www.mottpotts.com

KTEP Local
2:21 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Artist, Gaspar Enriquez - Part 2

Part 2 of Monica's interview with artist Gaspar Enriquez.

KTEP Local
2:18 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Artist, Gaspar Enriquez - Part 1

Internationally-known artist, Gaspar Enriquez is joined by his former student, Mauricio Olague and El Paso Museum of Art Curator, Christian Gerstheimer to discuss upcoming exhibitions and projects featuring Enriquez’ work.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Pro-Musica

Felipa Solis, Executive Director of El Paso ProMusica introduces the 24th annual Chamber Music Festival.

24th Annual El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival
January 9 - February 4, 2014
www.elpasopromusica.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Cinco Puntos Press

Bobby Byrd, author and co-founder of Cinco Puntos Press, talks about the latest releases from El Paso’s premier publishing house.

Cinco Puntos Press
701 Texas Avenue
(915) 838-1625
www.cincopuntos.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat December 14, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Rio Grande Cancer Foundation

Patty Tiscareño, Executive Director of the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation and Shade Records Artist and producer, Billy Townes preview the release of a second fundraising CD titled Comes in All Colors a collection of jazz favorites.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat December 14, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Roller Derby

Amanda Christensen (Goldie a GoGo), Cynthia Lagunas (Cindy Weasel), and Missy Singer (Singer Stinger) talk about the fun and challenge involved with being a member of the El Paso Roller Derby Tex Pistols.

El Paso Roller Derby Tex Pistols
www.elpasorollerderby.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat December 7, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Creative Kids

Creative Kids Co-founder Andrea Gates-Ingle talks about the recent visit to the White House to receive the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama.

Creative Kids – Recipient of the 2013 Youth Program Award
http://creativekidsart.org
(915) 533.9575

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat December 7, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: A Christmas Carol

Austin Savage (Director) and Roland Esparza (Bob Cratchit) preview UTEP’s annual production of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol.

A Christmas Carol
UTEP’s Wise Family Theatre, Fox Fine Arts Center
December 15, 2013 - December 20, 2013
(915) 747-5118

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 30, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Gene Keller

Local poet, singer/songwriter, philosopher and Santa-look-alike, Gene Keller announces the release of his new Christmas CD titled Hug a Bum.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 30, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Alazan Artists

Two members of the Alazan Artists, Virginia Howell and Nina Walker preview the 5th Annual Desert Lights Art Show and Sale featuring 14 award-winning artists.

Information:
Desert Lights 5th Annual Art Show and Sale
150 Sunset
Sunday, December 8 from 3 to 7 pm

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 30, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Artists Nestor Valencia & Alfonso Tellez

Former El Paso City Planner and a well-known Portrait Artist, Nestor Valencia is joined by Artist and former Secretary to the City’s Historic Landmark Commission, Alfonso Tellez, to talk about an innovative approach to supporting local art – in-home exhibitions!

Information:
(575) 882-9377

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Tumblewords Project

Poet and founder of the Tumblewords Project, Donna Snyder along with Editor, Nick Adam Rodriguez talk about the upcoming release of Mezcla: Art & Writing from the Tumblewords Project, Vol. 2.

Mezcla: Art & Writing from the Tumblewords Project, Vol. 2
Saturday, November 30, 7 pm
Percolator Café
217 N Stanton
(915) 328-5484

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