Posts

Badass-Ray Arterburn

The poem “Badass” written and performed by AfA youth poet Ray Arterburn

beautiful photos of purple clouds in the sky

My Poems-Sammi Little

My Poems
by Sammi Little, 16

Giving Tuesday logo

Giving Tuesday 2020

Mark your calendars to pack a local punch on Giving Tuesday, December 1st. Join donors from…

First Friday Instagram

You can still hear our youth poets perform every First Friday on Instagram @afaphoenix

Maria's hand writing

Share Your Poem

Hello, Creative Genius! Have a poem you’ve written from one of our prompts? You can share it with us right here!

Fury by Hayle

Read a wonderful poem written in only three minutes by Hayle, a 16-year-old creative genius at Endeavor Academy in Arapahoe County…

Creative Time Farewell

Although we’re saying a fond farewell to our Thursday Creative Time, we have a plan to keep the art happenin’! Wanna know what it is?

The Colorado Sun

Colorado Sun Article

Thank you to poet, activist and Art from Ashes board member Theo E.J. Wilson for this wonderful piece in The Colorado Sun!

The Colorado Sun

Poetry program helps inner city kids navigate their way past depression and suicidal thoughts

 

Catherine O’Neill Thorn Honored As A Westword Colorado Creative

100 Colorado Creatives are chosen by journalist and artist Susan Froyd for the Westword honor and published on their site (below). You can read the Executive Director of AfA’s thoughtful and often irreverant ideas on the state of the arts in Colorado and her personal motivations and inspiration for her work. Susan’s Facebook post is also linked below.

Click here for the story in Westword

Click here for the Facebook post

2018 Westword Article

Catherine O'Neill Thorn is a Colorado Creatives in all the best ways, as an eloquent writer, speaker and poet, as well…

Posted by Susan Froyd on Monday, December 3, 2018

Events

First Friday Youth Workshops/Performance

PerformanceFlyerJoin us every First Friday in the ArtsDistrict on Santa Fe for a youth performance at Denver Art Society at 734 Santa Fe Dr. at 7 pm.
Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required at Art from Ashes for more information.

Much more than a public performance, youth gather at Art from Ashes at 4.30 for a FREE one-hour Phoenix Rising writing workshop, followed at 5.30 by a FREE one-hour performance workshop.

AfA facilitators and local artists/performers guide the youth through poetry writing prompts and spoken word presentations to prepare them for public performance.

Free Youth Drop-In Wordshop!

mcnichols_flyer_frontYouth 24 and younger can drop in for a free Phoenix Rising empowerment wordshop at the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. We provide the snacks, the water, and the art and writing materials. You bring your creativity!

Adult Intro Workshop

PencilPaperADULT INTRODUCTORY WORDSHOP SERIES

The Phoenix Rising process is designed to allow participants to recognize their inherent creative power and how perception affects our identity and our reality. Art from Ashes uses the latest research in left-brain/right-brain functioning and the role of creativity in transformation to encourage participants to access the creative subconscious and the power available through artistic expression.

:: Wednesdays from 6 to 7.30 pm, April 29–June 3 with Catherine O’Neill Thorn

$175 payment due by April 22 :: check, cash or pay online with PayPal
(You don’t need a PayPal account; just select “Pay with a debit or credit card” on the PayPal page.)

Youth Drop-In Wordshop

Join facilitator Cameron Shaw and guest poets from the community for a FREE two-hour poetry and spoken word workshop at the McNichols building in Civic Center Park.McNichols-flyer2015

Open to all youth ages 14-24.

 

Tuesday Drop-In Wordshop

AfA-TGYS Drop-In FlyerJoin Art from Ashes facilitators, other youth from the community, and guest poets for a FREE two-hour poetry and spoken word workshop every Tuesday at Art from Ashes on Inca between 8th and 9th.

Every Tuesday from 4.30 – 6.30; open to all youth ages 12-24.

We’ll provide the writing materials, art supplies, pizza and snacks! You provide the creative genius!

Email us if you’d like to let us know you’re coming, and if you want to be sure you get some food! 😀

(or just show up — we promise to feed you)

Contact our Director of Programs

Tattoos and Poetry

Get tattooed for a cause on Feb 7! All proceeds from the All Sacred Foundation fundraiser are donated to 4 amazing organizations: Art from Ashes, Art of War, Phoenix Multisport and Planned Pethood International.

Between the hours of 5 and 11 pm, there will be DJ’s; youth performances and writing/art prompts by Art from Ashes; prints and shirts for sale; and donation based massage! Drop in and hang out with us, have a good time, and learn about All Sacred Foundation and the organizations they support.

(check out the All Sacred Foundation Facebook page to book a specific tattoo artist or just drop in!

        allsacred-8allsacred-3allsacred-2 allsacred-5

Wednesday Drop-In Wordshops

2A-Rose Drop-In FlyerJoin Art from Ashes facilitators, other youth from the community, and guest poets for a FREE poetry and spoken word workshop at Art from Ashes on Inca between 8th and 9th.

Every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

While this wordshop is geared toward middle school age youth, all young people between the age of 12 and 24 are welcome.

We’ll provide the writing materials, art supplies, food and drinks! You provide the creative genius!

Email us using the form below if you’d like to let us know you’re coming or want more information…and if you want to be sure you get some food!
(or just show up — we promise to feed you)

Contact our Director of Programs

Yoga & Poetry 2016

Yoga & Poetry

Join us for a 60-minute ALL levels vinyasa yoga class led by Courtney Chandler, followed by a 30-minute poetry workshop, with writing prompts focusing on creative empowerment.

Requested donation is $20, which will go straight toward funding Art from Ashes youth programs!

This blissful vinyasa class/workshop focuses on creating harmony in the body, mind, and spirit, to explore and encourage inner creativity and self-expression. You will pair breath to movement as you flow mindfully for a 60-minute all-levels vinyasa. A 30-minute poetry workshop will be facilitated immediately following the yoga asana, allowing opportunity for a deeper exploration of self-expression to unfold. This class will have you moving, breathing, writing, and creating a personally meaningful artistic expression! Don’t miss it!

First Friday

FirstFriday-postcard 2015Join us every First Friday in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe for youth spoken word performances at different venues on Santa Fe Dr. between 6.30 and 7 pm (during summer we will be performing on the corner of 9th and Santa Fe).

Much more than a public performance, youth gather at Art from Ashes at 4.30 for a FREE one-hour Phoenix Rising writing wordshop, followed at 5.30 by a FREE 45-minute performance workshop, featuring a local performance poet. All youth are welcome; pizza provided.

AfA facilitators and local artists/performers guide the youth through poetry writing prompts and spoken word presentations to prepare them for their community performances.

Contact Courtney Chandler, Director of Programs at Art from Ashes for more information.