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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.

  • There is a group of motivated women in our community that are working toward creating a public botanic garden to inspire a deeper connection to nature, and foster a greater understanding of plants.
  • Emily Booher is a studio cellist, composer, and El Pasoan living in Mexico City. She recently recorded a Tiny Desk concert at NPR headquarters.
  • Angel Cabrales, is an Assistant Professor in Sculpture at UTEP. He views everything as an artistic resource and utilizes this in all his creations.
  • Tauna Cole’s research the last few years has sought to integrate her yoga practice into her art. Her Breath Body Water exhibition opens June 27 at La Mecha Contemporary.
  • The City of El Paso holds the first ever Art in Eastwood Park! on Saturday and Sunday, June 29th and 30, 2024 with local shopping, entertainment, and art workshops.
  • The El Paso Art Association is scheduling "open studio" days, and one takes place on Saturday June 15, 2024 until 6pm.
  • The Forum Theatre at El Paso Community College presents Beyond Therapy, on stage Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 21, 2024 through June 30.
  • Paradox Immersive Art Gallery is hosting three captivating new exhibitions with works by artists Laura Turón, Isadora Stowe and Gitzel Moncivais.
  • Hari Kondabolu is a comedian, writer and podcaster based in New York. You may have heard him right here on KTEP as he’s a regular panelist on Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
  • This summer will be the second year that Vanessa Clark puts together her Tour de Ceramica program. Tour de Ceramica is 8 ceramics camps throughout the city for kids.