Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 3:00pm4:30pm.
Hamilton Building - Level 1 DenverCO
Included in general admission

Exchange: Jordan Casteel

How can art help us see our world and one another in new ways? Find out at Exchange, a gallery program that invites participants to explore the DAM’s collections and exhibitions through the lens of contemporary issues and questions, from those within our local communities to the world at large.

Explore Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze with Denver PlatteForum's ArtLab interns and community partners. This lively and interactive conversation, modeled on “Coffee with Gen Z” will tap into the exhibition’s provocative themes and powerful visual imagery.

Lend your own voice (or maybe even find it), and leave with a whole new perspective on how the artist, exhibition, and our community connect.

Conversation topics:

Color Theory: Cultural Equity: A conversation exploring the importance of cultural equity as the foundation of social progress.

PlatteForum ArtLab Interns:

• Aaliyah DiGiacomo: Golden High School

• Isnino Salat: Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning

• Mixi Bautista: North High School

Community Leader:

• Will Chan: Deputy Director for the Mayor’s Office of The North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative

Cultural Activism: Community and Pride: A conversation on cultural values as source of community and pride.

PlatteForum ArtLab Interns:

• Fania Swadener: Thomas Jefferson High School

• Zarion Crews: Rise Up Community School

•Lucina Rojo-Rocha: DSST Cole High School

Community Leaders:

• James Roy II: Executive Director, Park Hill Collective Impact

• Cristina Aguilar: Community Activist

We Too Are Denver: A conversation exploring the history of POC communities in Denver.

PlatteForum ArtLab Interns:

• Destany Rodriguez: Montebello High School

• Francis Almanza: Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts

Community Leaders:

• Crisanta Duran: 38th Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives

• Thomas “Detour” Evans: professional artist and activist

Masculinity and Vulnerability: A conversation deconstructing tropes of masculinity.

PlatteForum ArtLab Interns:

• Joseph Valdez: Abraham Lincoln High School

• Jay Carter: Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts

• Xanayia McKinney: Contemporary Learning Academy

Community Leaders:

• Ronny Qi: Executive Director, Apprentice of Peace

• Jonathan McMillan: Community Affairs Liaison for City Council District 9