Composing music that expresses our relationship with landscapes and history can result in beautiful new ideas and sounds. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with musician David Arkenstone, current artist-in-residence at Mesa Verde National Park, about his music and the influence of the natural world and archaeology in his works.
The Mancos School of the West is a community of artists and craftsmen committed to sharing the spirit and culture of the American West through classes, workshops and special events. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Brian Killigrew and Linda Rose from the school about the ideas behind the endeavor, how the school will operate, and what classes will be offered.
With so many talented musicians in the Four Corners area, it was only a matter of time before several of them organized a collaborative concert. An Evening of Jazz with Bob Newnam & Friends will take the stage at the Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium on February 21st to showcase 14 different vocalists and musicians who play horns, guitars, piano, flute, drums and more.
Quilting and other sewing hobbies have become increasingly popular in recent years as a craft and as a way to socialize and share creative ideas. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sheryl Merritt, a quilt maker from the Dolores Mountain Quilt Guild, and Karen Childress, owner of the Cortez Quilt Company, about the history of quilting, how the craft has changed through the years, and opportunities that are available to get started with sewing hobbies.
Theater and drama are fun and important aspects of education in the arts, building confidence and communication skills. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with students David Gonzalez-Overton, Kaylee Brinkerhoff, and Madison Nielson of the Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Club, and their theater director Nicholaus Sandner, about "Rabbit Hole", the current theater production they are working on, and how participation in drama impacts their lives.
In this episode of The River Trip, new host Sam Carter talks with Cody Perry from Rig To Flip, filmmakers from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, about a new film they will be making in 2015 about the Dolores River, why they are interested in making this film, and how movies about rivers are made using modern digital equipment.
The Cortez Cultural Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide an interactive forum for the community's artistic, cultural, and environmental interests. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Donna Stewart, Executive Director at the Cortez Cultural Center, and Lee Bergman, Board President for the Cortez Cultural Center, about what their organization is doing to fulfill their mission in the community.
In the current age of instant, digital photography, some photographers are turning to older techniques that produce deeper, more complex images. In this Zine interview, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with local photographer Brian Killigrew, who is using large format black-and-white photos to explore landscapes and abstract themes.
Comedian, actress, writer, and radio personality Paula Poundstone talks with KSJD's Tom Yoder about where her jokes come from, her serial TV viewing habit, and why cats may not be the answer to life's problems.
Writing fiction and songwriting are arts that many times require sharing among other writers and musicians to break through into new creative ground. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with author John Wright and musician Marilyn Kroeker about their creative processes, and their involvement in an event on April 23rd at the Cortez Cultural Center that will showcase the challenges and triumphs of creative endeavors.