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 May 4, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Plaza Classic Young Filmmakers

The three young filmmakers – Brandon Abeyta, Carlos Chandler and Skyler Carreon – we visited with last year about their role in the Plaza Classic Film Festival give us an update on their involvement in this year’s event and the evolution of their work together.

6th Plaza Classic Film Festival
August 1-11, 2013
www.plazaclassic.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 27, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Beatles Tribute Concert

Izzy Mora, Marketing Director for the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, is joined by volunteer, Gilbert Gonzalez to preview the 2nd Annual Beatles Tribute Concert fundraiser.

Sgt. Pepper’s Wondrous Wigorium
Saturday, May 4th, 7 to 11pm
Chamizal National Memorial
www.rgcf.org
(915) 562.7660

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 27, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Frontera Repertory Theatre Company

Kathryn Smith-McGlynn and Camilla Carr, Co-Founders of the Frontera Repertory Theatre Company, are joined by award-winning actor, Jac Alder who will reprise the title role in Freud’s Last Session.

Freud's Last Session
Frontera Repertory Concert Playreading Series
Saturday, May 4 at 7pm & Sunday, May 5 at 2pm
The Philanthropy Theatre, 125 Pioneer Plaza

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 27, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Summer Music Festival

Lynn Provenzano, President of the El Paso Summer Music Festival outlines the many programs and activities coming up over the summer.

El Paso Summer Music Festival 
www.epsmf.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 20, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Downtown Arts District

Kaycee Dougherty, Downtown Arts District Coordinator, and Carlo Mendo who runs Loft Light Studios and mARTket, invite locals and visitors to turn out for Last Thursdays with the Downtown Arts District.

Information: (915) 541-4280

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 20, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: KCOS Art Auction

Elizabeth Gamez, Promotions Manager and Tina Carlsen, Special Projects Director with KCOS Public Television invite viewers to be part of this year’s 10th annual Art Auction.

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

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 20, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Artist Holly Cox

Well-known artist, Holly Cox, talks about the current “3 Generations” exhibition at the Hal Marcus Gallery featuring not only her own work, but that of her father and grandmother as well.

3 Generations Exhibit– Fern Thurston, Eugene Thurston and Holly Cox
Hal Marcus Gallery
1308 N. Oregon
(915) 533-9090

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: 2 Cellos

Croatian duet, Luka Sulic and Stjepa Hauser – known as 2 Cellos – discuss their journey to becoming an innovative classical pop/rock duo, taking their classical instruments to the contemporary repertoire.

2 Cellos
Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 pm
UTEP Magoffin Auditorium

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Painter Alberto Escamilla

Painter Alberto Escamilla and Gallery Manager, Rachel Escamilla announce their special event to celebrate 3 years in their San Elizario location and Alberto’s 35th year as a professional artist.

Escamilla's Fine Art Studio & Gift Shop
1445 Main
San Elizario, Texas 
(915) 474-1800

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Mathemusician Dr. Larry Lesser

Dr. Larry Lesser, Professor, UTEP Department of Mathematical Sciences previews his talk as part of the UTEP Centennial Museum’s "Inspiration and Perspiration" series: "Serious Fun: Journeys of a Mathemusician."

UTEP Centennial Museum’s "Inspiration and Perspiration" free series presents talk by Dr. Larry Lesser, "Serious Fun: Journeys of a Mathemusician" Sunday, April 14, 2-3pm

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KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 6, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Eugene McDougle, General Director of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo offers a behind-the-scenes look at the history of this unique all-male ballet troupe.

Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Saturday, April 13, 7:30pm
UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium
(915) 747-5234

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KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat April 6, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Local Artists' Studio Tours

Painter and gallery owner, Hal Marcus, and Artscapes creator, Jan Wisbrun Dreher, preview the popular annual Studio Tours of local artists’ work spaces.

6th Annual El Paso Artists Studio Tour
April 20-21 – 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Eastside & San Elizario studios.

April 27-28 from Upper Valley to Central El Paso.

Information: (915) 581-4971

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Downtown Artist Market

Rebecca Munoz, the Artist Market Coordinator for the City’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department talks about upcoming events and attractions at the Downtown Artist Market.

www.elpasoartsandculture.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Little Free Library Movement

Bob Bonner, a member of the Woodworkers Club of El Paso, joins Lisa Lopez, the official El Paso ambassador for the "Little Free Library Movement" – a global literary initiative.

www.littlefreelibrary.org
Lisa M. Lopez, Zavala Elementary Librarian - (915) 496-8160
Robert Bonner, Woodworkers Club of El Paso - (915) 760-6536

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Artspace El Paso Lofts

Eric Pearson, President and CEO, and Kathrin Berg Pettit, Director of Donor Relations, offer an update on the El Paso Community Foundation’s downtown Artspace project.

El Paso Community Foundation
333 N. Oregon
(915) 533-4020
www.epcf.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Artist Ann James Massey

While visiting El Paso, award-winning, internationally-known visual artist, Ann James Massey, talks about her recovery from a severe injury to her painting hand and her career as a master of realism before returning to Paris, France, her home since 1994. 

www.annjamesmassey.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 16, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: PT and the Cruisers

Patty Tiscareño and Doug Neal, two of the five fine musicians who make up PT and the Cruisers, preview their upcoming performance.

PT and the Cruisers performing at Dominic's
Friday March 22 from 6pm to 11pm
6901 Montana
RSVP at (915) 778-0011

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 16, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Author Rich Patterson

Clinical psychologist and author, Rich Patterson, shares the inspiration for his latest book titled Turtle on the Fencepost: Finding Faith through Doubt.

www.psycheandspirit.net

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KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Opera

David Grabarkewitz, Executive Director of the El Paso Opera, along with Desiree Mays, resident speaker and storyteller for The Santa Fe Opera since 1995, discuss the upcoming production of The Barber of Seville.

The Barber of Seville
Thursday, March 14 and Saturday, March 16 at 7:30pm
www.epopera.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Kidspalooza Family Art and Music Festival

Andy Moran, Resident Conductor of the El Paso Symphony, previews the 6th Annual Downtown Kidspalooza Family Art and Music Festival.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: City of El Paso Arts Funding Program

Socorro Diamondstein, Cultural Funding and Technical Assistance Coordinator with the City’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department provides details of the upcoming grant application cycle for city-funded arts projects.

City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department 2013-2014 Funding Programs
www.elpasoartsandculture.org
(915) 541-4167

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Afro-Cuban All Stars

Acclaimed Cuban bandleader, producer and arranger, Juan de Marcos talks about the legendary Afro-Cuban All Stars’ 25-city tour, including their first performance in El Paso.

Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars
Sunday, March 3rd, 7:00PM
UTEP Magoffin Auditorium
www.afrocubanallstarsonline.com

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Siglo de Oro Drama Festival

Anne Doherty-Stephan, Chief of Interpretation, Education, & the Arts at the Chamizal National Memorial previews the 2013 Siglo de Oro Festival – the longest-running festival of its kind in the world.

38th Annual International Siglo de Oro Drama Festival
March 6-10, 2013
Chamizal National Memorial
800 S. San Marcial
(915) 532-7273 x124 or www.nps.gov/cham

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Museum of History

Sue Taylor, Education Curator with the El Paso Museum of History goes over current and upcoming exhibitions and events.

El Paso Museum of History
510 N Santa Fe
(915) 351-3588

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat February 23, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Warrior Women's Weekend Wall Workshop

Anessa Anchondo-Rivera previews the 1st Warrior Women’s Weekend Wall Workshop – a collaboration by women artists from El Paso, Juarez and New Mexico to create a massive one-block mural in South El Paso.

Information: (915) 694-3695

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat February 23, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: EPCC Spring Arts Festival

El Paso Community College Marketing Specialist, Jim Heiney gives an over of the annual Spring Arts Festival, including the Theater Department’s production of Godspell.

Information: www.epcc.edu/events/artsfestival 

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat February 23, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Author Mike Davis

Mike Davis, whose pen name is Studio Dongo, talks about his near-future science fiction series, The Danglers that’s in the running for an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat February 16, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Bella Gaia

Award-winning director and violinist, Kenji Williams talks about his creation of Bella Gaia – a “living atlas” multimedia collaboration with NASA.

Bella Gaia
Thursday, February 21 at 7pm
UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium
(915) 747-5234

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat February 16, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Hit The Road Jack!

Choreographer, Myron Nadel and UTEP student and dance performer, Emma Butler discuss the presentation of Hit the Road Jack! – an innovative dance concert, a tribute to the renowned blues and soul of Ray Charles, and an exploration of relationships gone wrong, plus additional new works by UTEP Dance Faculty.

Hit The Road Jack!
UTEP’s Wise Family Theatre, 2nd Floor Fox Fine Arts
(915) 747-5118

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat February 9, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Musician Randy Granger

Award-winning, singer/songwriter and musician, Randy Granger talks about the life events behind his new CD titled Strong Medicine and previews his upcoming performance.

Strong Medicine by Randy Granger – www.randygranger.net

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