GIA Reader (2000-present)

GIA Reader (2000-present)

November 3, 2019 by admin
The MCA Denver’s new and multi-tentacled Octopus Initiative is based on an old and familiar concept. It is a lending library at its core, and those have been around, in one form or another, for nearly five thousand years, ever since humankind started committing cuneiform to clay. Despite its unusual name, the program sticks to the basic structure libraries have honed ever since: a public institution holds in trust valued materials of common interest and allows borrowers to take possession of them for a set amount of time. Nothing too original in that regard.Read More...
November 3, 2019 by admin
Setting the FrameRead More...
November 3, 2019 by admin
We gather here together in this sacred circle like we always have Here, around this fire that has always burned The same fire that lives in our bellies and makes an inferno of our hearts This spirit we summon This beauty we conjureRead More...
November 3, 2019 by admin
In a corner of the reading room in a public library near downtown Brooklyn, an artist/educator guides a group of children through the process of grinding up insects with a mortar and pestle and then using a muller to mix the resulting red powder with water. “By crushing the cochineal beetle,” she says, which lives on cacti in arid regions of Mexico and is still used as a natural food coloring for ketchup and many other processed foods, “medieval and early modern artists could produce this wonderful red color for their paintings.”Read More...
November 3, 2019 by admin
Whose land do we stand on, legacies erased? Aho, can we heal this reality as philanthropy claims new legacies? A sleepwalking sector— moving at a glacier paceRead More...
November 3, 2019 by admin
Main streets in rural Colorado are getting a jolt of creativity and economic vitality thanks to an innovative partnership between the State of Colorado, philanthropic funders, local leaders, and a nonprofit housing developer. The Space to Create Colorado initiative, launched in July 2015, is transforming rural communities throughout the state by providing affordable housing/workspace as well as community spaces for creatives.Read More...
November 3, 2019 by admin
As we come to the final issue of the Reader in this thirtieth year of publication, Frances, Carmen, and I have been reflecting upon the question of impact. Presenting this to the field of arts and culture funders is perhaps something obvious, however an important part of this exploration for us was to really understand, from multiple perspectives, how the Reader evolved into its current iteration and what influences helped shape these evolutions.Read More...