Carrie Saldo

Arts & Culture Reporter

A native of Stamford, VT, I call(ed) the Berkshires of western Massachusetts my home. The Berkshires are a culturally rich area -- I’m talking pass the butter and heavy cream -- rich.

Degrees in English and Theatre from Manhattanville College (thanks mom) have been useful when I need to look good on paper. Toss in life-long dance lessons and two failed attempts at guitar mastery (sorry, dad) and you’ve got the broad brush strokes of how I landed here in Colorado.

I am the arts and culture maven for KUNC, RMPBS, and KUVO, which means I have a business card that folds out. The nuts and bolts of the gig go like this: host the weekly arts magazine television show, Arts District on RMPBS. Report on all things arts and culture for NPR member stations KUNC and KUVO.

Colorado’s arts and cultural scene is robust and diverse, at least that’s what Google tells me, and I suspect that’s the reason the bosses at all three organizations saw fit to craft this Transmedia position.  

Before I packed up my stuff, drugged my cat, and said “Westward, ho!” I was the host, writer, and a producer of Connecting Point, WGBY-Springfield’s nightly magazine program. While there, I busted out my backpack and video equipment to report on some serious stuff, the impact of the 2010 earthquake on a small village in Haiti, and some seriously fun stuff, the 75th anniversary of the Appalachian Trail.

Nitty gritty: More than a decade of journalism experience, first for something called a daily newspaper and then on the airwaves of WAMC Northeast Public Radio.

Shout outs from: the Associated Press and the Edward R. Murrow foundation.

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8:09am

Thu May 30, 2013
Arts District

Slideshow: Whimsical And Wild With Artist Don Mitchell

Don Mitchell uses his studio to experiment, play and try out new ideas.
Carrie Saldo

Some artists work on canvas and have their art displayed in a gallery. Colorado sculpture artist Don Mitchell frames his work in the great outdoors.

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6:12am

Fri May 17, 2013
Craft Beer Week

Three Designers On Their Art Of Beer (Labels)

Crooked Stave's Vieille Saison, 'Art in the bottle, art on the bottle' carries to packaging too - seen in the background
Jim Hill KUNC

You're standing in front of a beer cooler staring at a sea of crafty looking labels. Like a puppy at the pound, each is designed to catch your eye and to get you to take them home.

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6:00am

Thu May 9, 2013
Arts District

Black, White, and Not A Ballerina to Be Found

This Degas work of two trees was purchased by Robert Flynn Johnson in 1973. It was the first of many Degas' he would collect over the next forty years.
Collection of Robert Flynn Johnson

A new exhibition at the Foothills Arts Center in Golden features works of famed 19th century French impressionist Edgar Degas that have largely been overlooked by other members of the art world.

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5:00am

Mon May 6, 2013
Arts District

Defunct Relocation Policy Still Impacts American Indians

Moses Brings Plenty, host of the documentary Urban Rez
Rocky Mountain PBS

The Voluntary Relocation act of 1952 was designed to decrease government spending on reservation services by transitioning Native people to urban living in cities like Dallas, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles – and Denver.

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5:00am

Wed May 1, 2013
Arts District

Is Spray Paint Spawning Social Change In Denver?

Credit Carrie Saldo / Arts District

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