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.

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

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 

 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

Mari A Gomez, editor and Ryan Johann Perry, head writer, announce the launch of The Rio Grande Rift, a new bilingual alternative magazine featuring writing and visual art.

Information:
www.theriogranderift.com  

Event Coordinator, Peggy King and NMSU Social Media contact, Bonny Wells, and Production Manager, Carrie Hultgren preview the Calavera Coalition’s 17th annual Day of the Dead celebration in Mesilla Plaza. 

Mixed-media artist, Wayne Hilton provides an update on his project, Hermosos Huesos – an homage to Jose Guadalupe Posada, originator of La Catrina - the iconic figure of Dia de los Muertos.

Information:
www.hermososhuesos.com

Co-producer of Border Legends of El Paso concert series, Rick Kern, introduces this year’s line-up of notable local talent.

Information:
www.borderlegends.net

Founders of Shakespeare on the Rocks, David Mills and Hector Serrano are joined by actor Oisin McGillion Hughes who is in all three upcoming shows to preview the 26th season of performances.

Information:
www.shakespeareontherocks.com
(915) 474-4275

Xochitl Rodriguez, cofounder of the Caldo Collective – an innovative microfunding initiative for local artists – is joined by winner of the second Frijol Feast, Diane Vera to invite  listeners to the third and final Frijol Feast of the year to provide micro-funding for local artists.

Information:
www.thecaldocollective.com

Chief Marketing Officer for KCOS TV, Emily Martin Loya invites the community to the “Wine & Food Classic: A Gourmet Tasting Soirée” - KCOS's 11th annual fall fundraiser featuring delectable wines, dishes and desserts.

Information:
www.kcostv.org
(915) 590-1313

UTEP student and female lead, Katharina in the upcoming production of Taming of the Shrew, Ellen Smith previews this presentation of Shakespeare.

Information:
(915) 747-5118 

International Museum of Art Board Member, Mary Jo Melby is joined by local artists, Alberto Escamilla and Candy Mayer to invite the community to an upcoming fundraising art auction in support of the Museum.

Information:
www.internationalmuseumofart.net
(915) 543-6747

Former El Pasoan, singer-songwriter Doug Adamz previews his homecoming performance featuring works from his new National Steel CD.

Information:
www.dougadamz.com

Well-known El Paso artist and gallery owner, Hal Marcus talks about the The 1949 Sun Carnival Artist Reunion – a special celebration coinciding with the 11th annual Sunset Heights Tour of Homes and Tom Lea Month.

Information:
Hal Marcus Gallery
1308 N. Oregon
(915) 533-9090

Kathrin Berg Pettit, with the El Paso Community Foundation, joins Playwright and composer, Mark Watts to introduce the new mystery Lacy – the inaugural presentation of the new Jewel Box performance series at the Philanthropy Theater. 

Information:
www.epcf.org
(915) 533-4020

Gallery Manager, Karla Zanelli; artist and long-time member, Nina Walker; and Board Treasurer, Stephanie Conwell with the El Paso Art Association invite the community to attend the annual Arts International exhibition.

Information:
www.elpasoartassociation.com
(915) 534-7377

Founder, Artistic Director, Choreographer and Performer Javier Dzul previews the El Paso performance of his creation Mexico Maya.

Information:
www.dzuldance.com

Visual artist, contemporary impressionist, Debra De Santis discusses her debut exhibition, “Grace and Glory”, at the International Museum of Art on Montana. 

Information:
(915) 543-6747

Grant Collinsworth, Founder/Coordinator of The El Paso Songwriting Contest introduces this year’s competition for area musicians.

Information:
www.epswc.com
(915) 307-2390

Sally Gilbert, Founder and Program Director of Impact Programs of Excellence is joined by Art Teacher and volunteer, David Quinn preview upcoming presentations.

Information:
Impact Programs of Excellence
(915) 545.5068
www.impactprogramsofexcellence.org  

Sgt. Ron Kelsey, President of the Reflections of Generosity Foundation, talks about efforts to help soldiers deal with PTSD through the arts and related upcoming events.

Information:
Reflections of Generosity Foundation
www.Reflectionsofgenerosity.com

Award-winning poet and community leader, Donna J Snyder talks about the release of her latest book titled Poemas ante el Catafalco:  Grief and Renewal.                              

Information:
(915) 328-5484

Barbara Angus, Curator of The El Paso Museum of History announces the opening of a new exhibition about ancient Roman civilization being shown for the first time in the US - “Julius Caesar: Military Genius, Mighty Machines.”

Information:
El Paso Museum of History
510 N. Santa Fe
(915) 351.3588

11-year-old Riley Tabat, an Explorers board member at the El Paso Exploreum, along with Executive Director, Aldo Leyva preview Riley’s upcoming interactive solar system exhibit.

Information:
El Paso Exploreum
300 W San Antonio Ave
(915) 533-4330 
www.ElPasoExploreum.org

El Paso Community College Director of Student Leadership and Campus Life, Arvis Jones and Keyboard Instructor and jazz musician, Ruben Gutierrez talk about the annual Jazz at Sunset free outdoor concert.

Information:
EPCC Jazz at Sunset 
September 5, 2014 from 6-10pm
Valle Verde Campus, Americana Language Village stage
919 Hunter
(915) 831-2096 
www.epcc.edu

Artistic Director and Founder of the El Paso Chopin Music Festival, Dr. Lucy Scarbrough, along with Steering Committee Member, Joyce Whiteside introduce this year’s series of solo piano concerts for the Twentieth Encore Season.

Information:
20th El Paso Chopin Music Festival  
www.elpaso-chopin.com

Jack Bristol with El Paso Las Artistas talks about the upcoming Gala at the El Paso Museum of Art – an evening to celebrate notable Las Artistas members and their work.

Information: 
(915) 532-1707 
www.lasartistas.org

Claudia Ramirez with HerStory Productions, Anahi of Anthurium DarkFusion, and guest headliner Ashley Lopez, invite you to experience Tribal Equinox Bellydance III featuring traditional and tribal style belly dancers.

Information: 
Tribal Equinox Bellydance III
www.tribalequinoxbellydance.weebly.com

Life long film fan, historian, archivist, writer and collector…and Director of the Sunset Film Society, Jay Duncan introduces a special presentation of Some Like it Hot – in celebration of the Sunset Film Society’s First Anniversary.

Information:
www.sunsetfilmsociety.org

Bassist and composer, Jake aka June Jacobs previews a performance by Orchestre Sublime titled Hope’s Journey featuring some of El Paso’s finest musicians plus guest artists. 

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