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 June 28, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Touch City 3D Digital Wall

Curatorial Coordinator, Everett Thomas for the El Paso Museum of History, talks about the long-awaited Touch City 3D Digital Wall.

Information:
El Paso Museum of History
510 N. Santa Fe St.
(915) 351-3588
www.elpasotexas.gov/history

Music News
12:00 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Opera

David Grabarkewitz, Artistic and General Director of El Paso Opera since 2009, invites contributions to the $21 for 21 Years fundraising campaign and previews season opener, Vidas Perfectas (Perfect Lives).

Information:
(915) 581-5534 
www.epopera.org

Arts
12:00 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Border Museum Association’s Scavenger Hunt

Dr. Marshall Carter-Tripp, former Director of the UTEP Centennial Museum and former President of the Border Museum Association previews the 6th annual Scavenger Hunt, which encourages participants of all ages to learn more about the area’s history, art, desert and other subjects while exploring the region’s museums.

Information:
(915) 533-5147
visitelpaso.com

Music News
12:00 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Vocalist Mark Pumphrey

Mark Pumphrey, Assistant Director of Library Services, and his voice teacher, Maestro Lazzaro Ferrari, along with the Maestro’s son, Angelo Ferrari, discuss an upcoming vocal performance at the Chamizal National Memorial Theater.

Books
12:00 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Bobby Byrd

Poet and publisher, Bobby Byrd talks about Otherwise My Life is Ordinary – his latest book of poetry from Cinco Puntos Press. 

Information:  
www.cincopuntos.com

Music News
12:00 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future

The El Paso Summer Music Festival made great strides in its first 9 years…and now it’s launching its 10th anniversary year as the El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future. President, Lynn Provenzano explains.

Information:
www.epsmf.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat June 14, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Go Club

UTEP Student, Miguel Chi invites listeners to attend an information meeting to establish an El Paso Go Club where locals can discover an ancient eastern board game.

Information:
El Paso Go Club Meeting
Saturday June 21, 2014 at noon
Maud Sullivan Gallery, Main Public Library
501 N. Oregon

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat June 7, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Viva La Causa - Forging UTEP’s 21st Century Demographic

Chair of UTEP’s History Department, Chicana historian and writer, Dr. Yolanda Leyva is joined by MA History Student, Gustavo Del Hierro to preview Viva La Causa: Forging UTEP’s 21st Century Demographic, the newest exhibit in the Centennial Exhibit Series chronicling the student Chicano Movement that helped shape today’s UTEP.

Information:
Viva La Causa: Forging UTEP’s 21st Century Demographic
Exhibit Continues Through August 2 
UTEP Centennial Museum and Welcome Center
(915) 747-5565 

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat June 7, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: 48-Hour Film Slam

Ray Sanchez, Managing Partner with Ghostlight Creative, invites El Paso filmmakers, videographers and anyone with a story to tell to participate in the annual 48-hour Film Slam.

Information:
www.ghostlightevents.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 31, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: The Music of Pink Floyd

Ruth Ellen Jacobson, Executive Director of the El Paso Symphony previews a rock symphony bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music as they perform the Music of Pink Floyd.

​Information:
The El Paso Symphony Orchestra performs the Music of Pink Floyd
Plaza Theatre
Saturday June 7, at 8pm
(915) 532-3776
www.epso.org 

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 31, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Caldo Collective Frijole Feast

Marvin Hill, Michelle Pacillas, and Diane Vera are three of the five artists who’ll be vying for the take from the second Caldo Collective Frijole Feast – an innovative local microfunding initiative.

Information: 
www.thecaldocollective.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Wise Latina International Summer Summit

UTEP Adjunct Professor in Religious Studies, Cemelli de Aztlan; UTEP Associate professor of Cultural Anthropology, Dr. Gina Núñez; and award-winning author, Ana Castillo preview the inaugural Wise Latina International Summer Summit.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Ellen M. Wilson

Singer, songwriter, recording artist, Ellen M. Wilson announces the upcoming release of her latest special video project, Feel Your Love to take place at Freedom Crossing on Fort Bliss. 

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Shakespeare On The Rocks

Elizabeth L. Dahl, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Shakespeare on the Rocks & Director of Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew adapted to the Wild West town of old El Paso in the late 1800s.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 17, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Neon Desert Music Festival

Patrick McNeil, Executive Producer with Splendid Sun Productions, previews the 4th Annual Neon Desert Music Festival that’ll turn Downtown El Paso into a stage for an expanded two-day event over the Memorial Day weekend.                     

Information: (915) 443-4600
http://www.neondesertmusicfestival.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 17, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: UTEP Forensics Speech and Debate Team

Mike Brooks, Speech and Debate Coach and UTEP Communications Instructor is joined by Justin Davidson, Captain of the UTEP Forensics Speech and Debate Team, and his teammates, Samantha Rubio and Manni Duran to talk about the upcoming IDEA debate on Immigration Reform between UTEP and the University in Juarez.    

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Caldo Collective

Caldo Collective cofounder, Xochitl Rodriguez is joined by two of the four artists who vied for a micro-grant at the first Frijol Feast – Dancer/Choreographer, Maximillion H. Canion and Muralist/Painter, Tino Ortega.

Information:
www.thecaldocollective.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 10, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Jay Duncan

Internationally recognized film historian, writer, archivist and collector, Jay Duncan of Jay’s Pix Presents provides an update on the Sunset Film Society’s free monthly screenings.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Woman's Club of El Paso

Well-known visual artists, Lyuba and Aleksander Titovets join El Paso Woman’s Club President, Carolyn Breck to preview a special Mother’s Day fundraiser for the club’s 98-year-old historic building.

Information:
Mother's Day Benefit for the Woman's Club of El Paso
Sunday, May 11 from 1 to 4 pm
1400 N. Mesa
(915) 532-6131 
www.wcoep.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Consulate General of Mexico

Cultural Attaché with the Consulate general of Mexico, Karina Bugarini invites listeners to take advantage of a range of arts and cultural programs presented by the Consulate.

Information: 
Consulate General of Mexico
910 E. San Antonio Avenue
(915) 544-6489

May 9th at 6 pm -  “1/into” Fernando Dominguez & Jacqueline Lopez
Contemporary dance performance
Chamizal National Memorial

May 29th at 6 pm - Matias Carbajal Jazz Ensemble
UTEP Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: KCOS-TV

Emily Martin Loya, Chief Marketing Officer for KCOS TV invites El Paso-based Digital Storytellers to create and share brief story videos about El Paso.

Information:
www.kcostv.org
(915) 594-5345 

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

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