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.

UTEP Sculpture Professor and co-founder of the Border Art Residency, Willie Ray Parish is joined by Grant Billingsley, the new resident artist.

Border Art Residency
3125 HW 28
La Union, NM
Reservations: (915) 533-4020

EPCC English Instructors, Carla Newman and Margie Nelson Rodriguez, preview the 4th Annual Literary Fiesta featuring the best local literary talent.

Directors and Actors, Jesse Snyder and Carlos de la Garza Garciapreview the 24th season of Shakespeare on-the-Rocks at the Chamizal National Memorial.

Information: http://www.shakespeareontherocks.com

Co-founders of Lynx Exhibits, Michael Churchman and Laurie Paternoster, along with Education Director Deborah Chaney, talk about El Paso's only locally-owned museum specializing in engaging, hands-on traveling exhibits that make learning fun.

Lynx Exhibits
300 W San Antonio Ave.
(915) 533-4330

Actor Will Badgett, special guest artist for UTEP Theater Department’s opening show of the season, talks about his role as Othello.

Michael Tomor, Ph.D., Director of the El Paso Museum of Art previews Rembrandt, Rubens, and Golden Age Painting of Europe 1600-1800 – an exclusive exhibition of more than 70 works by famed Golden Age European Masters – from the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.

Part 2 of our interview with Michael Tomor, Director of the El Paso Museum of Art.

Stephen Pugh with Music Forum El Paso and UTEP Piano Professor, Dr. Dena Kay Jones with the Chamber Music Consortium of the Southwest preview upcoming performances.

Information: (915) 747-5606 

Ruben Gutierrez, Jazz Musician and EPCC Music Instructor; Marty Olivas, Jazz Musician and YISD Instructional Specialist; and Benjamin Chavez, Event Coordinator preview EPCC’s Jazz at Sunset.

Information: (915) 831-2098

Well-known El Paso visual artist, Pat Olchefski-Winston, makes her debut as author with the release of The Curious Childhood of Patty O, her memoir of growing up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Information: (915) 833-0454

Dionne Mack, Director of Libraries for the City of El Paso; Dan Olivas, President of the civic group CommUNITY en Accion; and John Byrd, Managing Editor of Cinco Puntos Press invite the El Paso community to enjoy reading, Rudolfo Anaya’s Chicano literary classic Bless Me, Ultima over the course of one month prior to the world premiere release of the film adaptation in El Paso.

Two-thirds of the Hard Road Trio, Steve Smith and Chris Sanders, bring us up to date on their newest CD “Monticello” and their upcoming travels.

Information: www.hardroadtrio.com

Leah Ramirez, Coordinator with El Paso Film Commission, and Carlos Corral with MindWarp Entertainment, talk about the Plaza Classic Film Festival’s Local Flavor Series.

Information: (915) 534-0648

Three young filmmakers – Brandon Abeyta, Carlos Chandler and Skyler Carreon – talk about their involvement with the Plaza Classic Film Festival’s Film Club and the Local Flavor Series.

Information: El Paso Community Foundation (915) 533-4020

Emmy Castillo, Museum Manager and Elvia Hernandez, Board Member with the International Museum of Art on Montana Avenue preview a fundraising dinner with 2011 winner of ABC’S Dancing with the Stars, J.R. Martinez.

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

Artistic Director, Austin Savage, along with fellow founding member and actor with The Border Theatre, Carlos Rubalcava talk about Exhibitions in Dis/connection, The Border Theatre's annual theatrical collaborative performance featuring local musicians, playwrights, dancers, photographers, sculptors, painters, filmmakers, and other artists.

Information: (915) 412-5283 or visit www.bordertheatre.org

David Grabarkewitz, Artistic and General Director of El Paso Opera previews upcoming performances and special events in the Opera’s 19th Season.