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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5:00am

Thu April 24, 2014
Arts District

Ready For Art From Robo Renoir Or A PC Picasso?

'Emotionally Aware' is among the many works created by The Painting Fool computer program created by Simon Colton.
The Painting Fool

Computers have been designed to take over mundane tasks. But can creative expression be programmed too? A new study found the majority of people think so.

Colorado’s art scene? Not so much.

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2:37pm

Thu April 17, 2014
Arts District

Denver Comic Con Tops Fastest Growing Show List

Denver Comic Con attendees often dress to impress.
John Giez Flickr – Creative Commons

It seems Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference caught on faster than a speeding bullet. In two years, it has soared past all other trade shows making it the fastest growing one in the country, according to EXPO Magazine.

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6:00am

Thu April 10, 2014
Arts District

E=MC What? ‘Einstein’s Girl’ Seeks Formula For Love

Gia Mora performs the one woman show "Einstein's Girl."

Science can be confusing. But so can love. The one-woman show Einstein’s Girl looks at the weird science that is dating in the 21st century.

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5:00pm

Thu April 3, 2014
Arts District

New RiNo Art Show Is ‘Breaking Beaker’

Artist John Houser's parody of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker.
Carrie Saldo Arts District

Being green might not be that easy, but Kermit the Frog looks pretty relaxed these days. Maybe that’s because the lovable amphibian and several other beloved Muppets have been re-interpreted for the “Muppet Junkies Art Show.”

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5:00am

Thu April 3, 2014
Arts District

Centenarian’s Work Serves As A Gallery Of Memory

Artist Marian Busey discusses her work inside her studio..
Paul Cywilko, Arts District

Photographs hold time still. At 102 years-old, Marian Busey could have walls clad with copious snapshots. Instead, the artists’ memorable moments were captured by her own hand with paint and paper.

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