the Governor's Arts Award Winners

New Mexico PBS / KNME ¡COLORES!

Albuquerque

2019 recipient, Major Contributor to the Arts

Non-commercial, educational, and inspirational, ¡COLORES! is dedicated to telling stories about the remarkable creative spirit, the rich multicultural communities, and extraordinary history found in the Land of Enchantment. It is a weekly art series that features local and national stories about film, visual and performing arts, theater, photography, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry and dance. Since 1989 they have produced over three hundred thirty-minute and one-hour programs. Featured artists include Arlene Cisneros Sena, Allan Houser, Rudolfo Anaya, Judy Chicago, Nicholas Herrera, Elodie Holmes, Peter Hurd, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Through a variety of media platforms, ¡COLORES! brings New Mexico's art, culture, and history to households across New Mexico, the US and the world. With broadcasting and cable they reach over one million homes throughout the state. Available via the internet, the series can be viewed from anywhere. Its programs have been included in museums across the country, at community events, and in classrooms from elementary school to higher education. ¡COLORES! has received a National Emmy nomination for Community Service, several southwest regional Emmys, the Jury Prize at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival, and a showing at the Smithsonian's Latino Film Festival.