KTEP - El Paso, Texas

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.

The El Paso International Music Foundation was formed to is to empower El Paso/Juarez/Las Cruces musicians and promote the local music scene. They do this through education, advocacy and building awareness. 

It’s almost time for Chalk the Block, the largest public arts festival in the southwest. The event is free and will feature over 200 artists.

This year, special installations include  Impulse, a publicly activated light and sound experience; Intrude, a large installation of blow up animals; Paradox Pyramid, an interactive abstract pyramid installation and much more. 

Part two of Charles Horak's interview with actor Sam Elliott.  In this edition of On Film, Charles explores Sam Elliott's current work and his impressive career.

Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada died three years into his country’s revolution, yet the thousands of satirical illustrations he left behind suggest he was always fighting injustice. 

After Posada: Revolution revolves around over one-hundred rarely seen Posada images as they circulated during his lifetime which also feature the printmaker’s beloved Calaveras. 

Emily Davis and The Murder Police will release their new album called Same Old World On October 5th .

The band funded this project via a Kickstarter campaign that raised $11k. To celebrate their new album, they are holding a release party at Love Buzz on October 5th. 

Cafe Central is celebrating its 100th Anniversary with a on Gala October 6th. The celebration will consist of a cocktail hour and 5 course dinner carefully put together by Chef Aldo Mora. 

The mission of the Trost Society is to promote the legacy of Trost & Trost, one of the most iconic architectural firms of the American Southwest, and to educate the public about the architectural heritage of our region and the benefits of historic preservation.

Their Fall 2018 Rebuilding Trost event takes place on September 27, 2018 and will feature Paul Foster as keynote speaker. The event will be hosted in the atrium of the beautifully restored White House Department Store – now known as the Center Building. 

Shakespeare on-the-Rocks will celebrate its 30th season in the theater at the Chamizal National Memorial. The Festival opens with a new production of Macbeth followed by The Comedy of Errors and of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance is opening their 2018-2019 season with a stage production of Rudolfo Anaya’s acclaimed Chicano novel Bless Me, Ultima.

This enchanting tale follows young Antonio Márez as he finds his way through a world filled with vaqueros, witches and corridos. With the guidance and protection of the curandera Ultima, Antonio finds his roots in the traditions of the llano and spreads his wings. 

The El Paso Chopin Music Festival Society presents the Festival each fall as a gift to the community.  This year’s season runs from September 22nd through October 20, 2018 and features several world class musicuans.

The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is all about bringing world-class contemporary art to our border community. They are about to kick off their fall programming with three poignant exhibitions. 

Cindy Gutierrez-Kräpp from Pins & Needles, graduated from FIT in NYC and most recently worked as an Assistant Store Manager, Visual Merchandiser and Display Artist at Purl Soho, also known as a yarn knitting Mecca.

Surrounded by incredible knitters, she quickly learned to create her own knit patterns and fell in love with the craft. 

La Mujer Obrera is currently offering Fronteriza Foods cooking classes at Cafe Mayapan every Thursday evening through September 13th.

We’re invited to join them for an authentic and unique culinary art experience and learn how to cook delicious Fronteriza Foods from scratch. The idea is to create a unique culinary experience, while preserving the traditions that can sometimes slip away from one generation to the next.

Directed by Ethan Hawke, BLAZE stars newcomer Ben Dickey as Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement whose unique artistic contributions gave rise to the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson.

The film explores the uniquely American art of storytelling through renditions of the Blaze Foley songbook, and examines the impact of both his art and his untimely death on his fans, friends, and collaborators. 

The Gila River and Wilderness are the heart and soul of A Song for the River. Every summer since 2002, author Philip Connors has been perched in a tower 50 feet above the Gila Wilderness, watching for fire.

Cinco Puntos Press is a small publishing company based in El Paso. Since 1985, when the press was born, every book they publish takes us to a new place and into unexpected intellectual terrains.  

Paulina Rosas is a 1st generation American and a multimedia artist based in El Paso. Her latest project, The Fault in our Love, addresses social issues common to the El Paso community through performance and jewelry. 

El Paso Pro-Musica kicks off its Season with Summer Fest'18 and it’s going to be a CELLO-bration.  Grammy Award Winning Artistic Director Zuill Bailey will be joined by three Outstanding Cello Friends, including Dr. Melissa Kraut of the Cleveland Institute of Music, and young rising Cello stars Cicely Parnas and Jared Blajian. 

Rubi Orozco Santos has been hard at work on a project centered on the practice of nixtamalization in the borderland. Nixtamal is the process of soaking corn kernels in an alkaline solution, which is used for making corn tortillas, tamales and several Latin American dishes.

Miguel Bonilla is an artist from El Paso, TX His drawings and paintings often illustrate scenes from another world-plans, childrenand animals usually plan out scenes of discomfort, horror and vulnerability. He attended the University of Incarnate Word, Art Institute and UTEP where he studied furniture design and studio painting.

Artist Gabriel Gaytan is adding a new mural to Chicano Park, which is host to a collection of several murals painted on the columns of I-10 underneath the Spaghetti Bowl.

He will unveil his latest mural “The Wirikuta Tree of Life” on Sunday August 12, 2018.

The Plaza Classic Film Festival is officially underway and with it comes special guests, films, music and art. Its footprint and programming extend far beyond the walls of the Plaza Theater. It includes outdoor movies and concerts on Oregon Street next to San Jacinto Plaza, exhibitions and programs at the El Paso Museum of Art, the El Paso Museum of History, the El Paso Public Library, what we call Drive-in/Walk-up movies nine stories up atop the Mills Plaza Parking Garage and, new in 2018, an art exhibition at the Roderick Artpsace Lofts.

Francella Salgado is a tattoo artist and owner of Dreadful Things, a tattoo shop and boutiqe where one can find many curiosities from jarred wet specimens to monster-themed gifts. 

Inspired by the power of community, The El Paso Portrait Project is a yearlong photographic series of El Paso and its inhabitants in an effort to share a visual story of the city. This project was created by photographer Nicholas Gialanella and includes photographs of people that represent a distinctly El Paso culture. 

Here’s a fun one for you. What happens when a Spaniard, who has never been to El Paso develops a curiosity and passion for our city and it’s music? Now let’s say this Spaniard decides to create a band called El Paso and a book titled ELPASO - A punk story.  Such is the case with Benjamin Villegas, who at this point has weaved himself and his fictional band, into the real El Paso music scene of the 90s.

The El Paso Syphony Orchestra will be celebrating its 88th anniversary season this year and with it comes a long line of dynamic programming.

Here to give us a preview of what is to come are EPSO Director Bohuslav Rattay and Director of Fund Development Pam Kihnley.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant of more than $2 million to UTEP and EPCC to establish The Humanities Collaborative. The goals of this three-year project are to expand collaboration in the humanities between the two institutions and to invigorate humanities coursework and student research at both institutions through paid internships, community involvement, interdisciplinary mentored research and other high-impact experiences. 

The Consulate General of Mexico presents “Raices Raramuris” a concert by raramuri musician Romayno Gutierrez at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall on Thursday, July 26 at 6pm.  This concert will be complimented by a photo exhibition by Heber Nickolath of his ethno-anthropological studies of Mexico and its indigenous people. 

Toronto, Canada native Paul Kortenaar is the founding executive director of the El Paso children’s museum.

He’s tasked with overseeing the vision and construction of the museum, which once built, will be across the street from the El Paso Convention Center and ballpark in the heart of the El Paso Downtown Arts District. 

Aaron Torres is a multi-media creative who studied Digital Filmmaking and has a background working as a tailor and clothing designer for the past decade.

He runs a sustainable clothing brand called Sleep, Never and his band Mind Your Dream is on the verge of releasing their debut EP called SIGNS.