Lafayette Art Source ~ February 2018

Lafayette Art Source ~ February 2018

Classical musicians on stage
Candelabra by Stephanie Kantor

SYNERGY on exhibit at The Collective

SYNERGY features selected works by Stephanie Kantor, Carissa Samaniego, Katie Gabriel, Ryan Wurst, & Olivia Davies, recent graduates at Colorado visual art programs, including CU-Boulder, Colorado State University and The University of Northern Colorado.  The exhibit is curated by Mark Moffett.
SYNERGY is on display from January 11 – February 9.  The exhibit will close with an Artists Talkback (panel discussion) on Friday, February 9 at 6 PM – 9 PM.  The public is invited to join the artists in a lively discussion about art and other topics relevant to the show. Moderated by Mark Moffett. http://www.cityoflafayette.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=6225
The Collective Gallery (201 N. Public Rd) is open Tuesdays – Thursdays 10-5; Fridays 10-7 and Saturdays 10–5; Sundays 12–5. Closed Mondays. For more information visit www.cityoflafayette.com/collective.

Native Decay by Alexa Ballenger

Native Decay by Alexa Ballenger

Women’s Art Exhibit opens at The Collective

“Women’s Art, A Persistent Path to Identity” opens at The Collective Community Art Center on February 13.  The exhibit, curated by a team of local female artists, is an eclectic mix of work in a variety of mediums from local artists, representing expressions of identity as women and artists. The opening reception will be Friday, February 16; 6 – 8 pm. Light appetizers will be provided and wine will be available for purchase from Augustina’s winery.
An Artists’ Salon (Moderated Discussion) will be Sunday, February 25, 3 – 4:30 pm. The artists of the Women’s Art Show are invited to speak informally and briefly about their art making and how it affects who they are and how they view themselves.

Coffee and cookies

Celebrate our first anniversary at The Collective, with coffee & cookies; 10 am – 3 pm on Thursday, February 15. visit us at 201 N. Public Road in Old Town Lafayette.
the art market

Art Market Returns to ANO in 2018!

We’re excited to announce the return of The Art Market to the 2018 Art Night Out series. The Art Market features over 30 artist vendors showing and selling everything from painting to sculpture and ceramics to craft, as well as live art demonstrations from guest artists, a special “Junior Art Market” showcasing child and teen artists, and more! Shoppers and interested artists can learn more at www.artmarketlafayette.com.

Peanut Butter Players Wizard of Oz

THE WIZARD OF OZ by Peanut Butter Players

All ages will appreciate this new and creative approach to a classic favorite, performed by the talented, professional kids, the Lunch Bunch.
Saturdays; February 17 – March 17
Special Presidents’ Day Performance, February 19; special 11 AM Showtime, followed by noon lunch of hot dog, salad or pbj; $15 includes lunch
After-school Classes in Theatre Arts
February 26; continuing for 8 weeks, classes will include a beginning creative dramatics class for 4-6 year-olds; a musical theatre class for grades 1-5, which will create and perform for parents, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; and acting classes for elementary and middle school youngsters.  Tuition ranges from $175-200 for each session.  Some scholarships and discounts are available. Registration is online at http://www.peanutbutterplayers.com. Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts; 1376 Miners Driver, Suite 106; Reservations can be made at 303-786-8727.

Children's Dance

Dance Classes at Reverence Academy of Dance

16 years in Lafayette with a Registered Teacher and Examiner of the Royal Academy of Dance, Ms. Vera.
Fun classes in Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Preschool, Ballroom and Ballet.
www.reverenceacademyofdance.com  303-661-0719

Chinese New Year

WOW Children’s Museum Programs

Chinese New Year Celebration
Monday, February 19; 10 am-noon. Celebrate the Year of the Dog with Chinese New Year crafts at 10 AM and a special lion dance performance by the Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Association at 11 AM!

Elite Dance Academy Performance
Sunday, February 4; 10:30am. Come join us for dancing and fun!  The Elite Dance Academy Community Performance dancers will be hosting an interactive dance performance that includes jungle, fairy, and under the sea themes, as well as a mini dance party for the audience!
All event activities are included with Museum admission. wowchildrensmuseum.org/

Church of the Arts

Artist Studios available at Church of the Arts

The Church of the Arts, located one block West of Public Rd., in Lafayette’s “old town”, has affordable studio spaces available, starting March 1st.  Spaces range from 85 – 240 sq ft. These are NOT residential living spaces. 110 S Roosevelt Ave.
Matthew Doubek:  info.churchofthearts@gmail.com

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Mmmwhah! to Lafayette

Announcing the launch of a series of “Mmmwhah! Gatherings” with Music, Movement, Mindfulness — whoa! and — Art. Second Sundays, starting February 11; 2-5 PM. Recommended donation $10-$50. Calling together the artists in all of us to improvise music, movement, and art of all forms, or to just listen / observe / take it all in. Space is limited to 30 participants. RSVP to Chuck Ceraso (chuck@chuckceraso.com) or Merlyn Holmes, Founding Creative Spirit of Mmmwhah! (mer@hottea.com) Questions also welcome anytime. Sign on for future invites at www.mmmwhah.com. Ceraso Gallery & Studio, 1294 Doric Dr.

Local Art at The Acne Lab

The Acne Lab Loves Local Art

The Acne Lab is looking for local artists who want to display their artwork! Now that the Art Night Out season has come to a close, artists may host an “opening” or a “gallery night” which we support with marketing and remaining open on evening/weekend hours. Artist keep 100% of sales.  For info: corinne@theacnelab.com  303-600-8361

pARTiculars Students' Art Show

pARTiculars Classes and Students’ Art Show 2017

Reception Friday Feb 9; 6-9 PM. Join us in a wine and cheese reception to celebrate our 2018 Student Show. Join us to meet the artists and their teachers. The student exhibit hangs February 3-28.
Classes at pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio:  (Adults and teens welcome)
Drawing What you See If you can sign your name you can draw.  Learning how to see differently is the key to  great drawing! Beginning and continuing students welcome.Tues 2-4 pm : Feb. 13 – Mar. 13. 5 classes $130 plus $8 materials.
Colored Pencils and More  Learn the many techniques for using colored pencils, whether you are a beginner or have drawing experience. Tues 4-6pm:  Feb. 13- Mar. 13;  5 classes- $130 plus $8 materials.
Pen and ink Sketching for all  Explore the many options and techniques that pen and ink offers. Beginning and continuing students welcome. Weds 3-5 pm; Feb. 14 – 28; 3 classes $90 plus $5 materials.
Leather Journal Class  In this class you’ll learn to make a 10”x 6 1/2” leather bound travel journal.  Preteens, adults welcome. Sun Feb. 18;  12 – 4 pm; $45 plus $35 materials.
Calligraphy  Learn the ancient art of Italic lettering with a broad edged pen. Mon 10-12:30;  Feb. 19 – Mar. 26; 6 classes $150 plus $5 materials fee
Watercolor Experiences Experience painting with watercolors in a positive and successful atmosphere.  Mon 1-3pm; Feb. 5 – 26; 3 classes- $100
Wednesday Building Blocks to Painting in Oils and Acrylics  Learn to paint through discussions, demonstrations, and one-on-one instructor help.  15 and up. Weds 12 -3 pm; Feb. 7 –  28; 4 classes $140
See our web site for more classes; Sign up online or at the gallery:  www.particularsart.com   Email:  Info@particularsart.com     Contact:  720-890-7888 pARTiculars Gallery and Teaching Studio 401 S. Public Road 

 folk duo Anna & Elizabeth

Performances & Classes at Center for Musical Arts

Recreate your Roots
Sponsored by CU’s American Music Research Center, “Recreate Your Roots” brings together musicians from a diverse cross-section of American roots music traditions — think banjos, fiddles, voices — in an ear-opening way for contemporary listeners.

  • Appalachian Folk Music Presentation by Dom Flemings (founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops)  and folk duo Anna & Elizabeth Tuesday, February 6 at 3:30PM; FREE  
  • Experiential Latin Music Workshop Steve Mullins and Brenda Romero Latin Music Workshop Tuesday, February 6 at 7:30PM; FREE

Hammered Dulcimer Club Sunday, February 11; Ever wanted to play a hammered dulcimer? We will learn some tunes by ear (music will also be provided) and some by looking at the patterns on the hammered dulcimer.  And if you already have some experience, sign up for Continuing Hammered Dulcimer to extend your repertoire and skills! Email tgugeler@yahoo.com for registration and  details.
Adult Student Recital; Sunday, February 11 at 5PM; FREE
Join us for a free recital with our adult music students.
Singing for Health; Feb 13 – March 6, 1:30-3pm; $65
Singing is not only fun, it can be good for you!  This group is for adults of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds who want to sing in a laid-back atmosphere while learning healthy singing and vocal technique.  The 4-week courses are led by a Licensed Professional Counselor and board-certified music therapist with a background in vocal performance and pedagogy.
Beginner Bluegrass Jam; Feb 13 – March 13, 6-7 pm; $85 Open to all ages — Bring your guitars, mandolins, banjos, basses, dobros and vocal chords, and learn to jam with other bluegrass musicians! Instructor, Dan Harris, will introduce you to the ins and outs of playing bluegrass in a group! In this five-week course, you’ll learn to kick off, sing, accompany and take “breaks” on classic bluegrass songs and fiddle tunes.  Most types of instruments are welcome; students should have a working knowledge of their instrument and how to play basic chords.
Above events happen at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette).  For details, registration or information visit centerformusicalarts.org

Jazz Combo

CMA Jazz Combos Concert at Nissi’s

Tuesday, February 13 at 7 PM; $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The CMA Jazz Combos explore all forms of jazz, including standards. The groups are composed of a variety of individuals of all ages. The Jazz Combos provide a more intimate setting with a greater in-depth study of jazz improvisation. Director of Jazz Studies, Steve Christopher. Tickets and details at https://nissis.com/

Byron the caterpillar

Meet Byron the Caterpillar

Come meet Byron the Caterpillar Who Loves to Imagine. There will be fun, treats, crafts, face painting, prizes and a book reading for kids. Come learn more about The Imagine Project, Inc. with is a literacy-based social emotional program that helps kids alleviate drama, trauma & stress through expressive writing.
February 17th from 12-3; Free.
Arts HUB, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette, CO
The Imagine Project brought to you in sponsorship of the Lafayette Cultural Art Commission.

Pachinko for book club

For Book Lovers

If you’re looking for a book club to join, check with the Lafayette Public Library! We are rich in book clubs; we have public groups and community read groups to choose from. We provide meeting space for book clubs and carry a number of book blub kits available to our community. Check out more information. https://www.cityoflafayette.com/1089/Book-Group-Information
Or start your own book club; learn about what we offer in terms of resources and supports. We love to help folks read!  Keep up with the latest in book group news, featuring community read dates and titles. Sign up for our Book Groups List to find out about our WWI Centennial Book Groups, author visits, and community read updates.
Lafayette Reads! Pachinko
Lafayette READS! is a quarterly reading and discussion group, under the umbrella of  Lafayette Public Library. We select books that are great reads and relevant to today’s issues. Informal discussions are open to all, and focus on the book , as well as on ways in which the story sheds light on the world.  Lafayette READS! covers fiction and nonfiction, new books and rediscovered classics.  https://www.cityoflafayette.com/1733/Lafayette-READS
Current Selection: Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
Pachinko is a sweeping historical saga of one Korean family living in exile in Japan. It is a gripping tale of an extraordinary family struggling with faith, family, and identity. This work was a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award and was on all the Best of 2017 book lists.
Receive a free copy when you sign up for the March 8 discussion group! Check with a librarian for details.

Culture Night
Prism

Art on the Street

The 2017 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures.
Searching for Balance
Artist Matthais Neumann
Brooklyn, NY
Location: Lafayette Senior Center,  103 S. Iowa Avenue
Material: Wood
Price: $4,500
Artist Statement:
My work is situated between architecture and a wide range of artistic practice, with recognized work in multiple fields, exhibited nationally and internationally.  Most of my work is concerned with material, spatial and social aspects of the built environment and can be seen as an extended practice of architecture. Over the past two years I have been engaged with a body of work under the title “basics”, which explores an abstracted notion of form, space and utility. The work wants to be experienced both as an abstract sculptural gesture as well as a usable and interactive spatial environment in the public realm. The series of work has had a number of iterations as public installations throughout the US.
For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact arts@cityoflafayette.com

Art Night Out 2018
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January 2018 Lafayette Art Source

January 2018 Lafayette Art Source

Synergy: Recent Art Graduates Exhibition @ The Collective in January

Synergy:noun- The interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect  that is greater than the sum of the individual elements. 
The Collective is pleased to announce Synergy: Recent Art Graduates will be exhibited from January 11 – February 9.   This exhibition features select works by recent MFA graduates at Colorado visual art programs, including CU-Boulder, Colorado State University and The University of Northern Colorado. The show will be curated by Mark Moffett.  The exhibit features Stephanie Kantor, Katie Gabriel, Carissa Samaniego, Ryan Wurst and Olivia Davies.   Meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, January 12, 6 – 8:30 pm at the Collective Community Art Center; 201 N. Public Road.  Music by Skyler Heck aka f-ether.  Light appetizers provided; beer and wine for purchase.
On January 9, Mark Moffett will host an artist talkback on Feburary 9, from 6-9 pm as the culminating event for the exhibit.  All events are free and open to the public.

Reception at the Collective

Opening:  Lafayette Cultural Resources Grant Writer

The City of Lafayette seeks one or more part-time, contract Grant Writers to work in collaboration with Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and Public Art Committee and under the supervision of the Cultural Resources Division Coordinator.  The chosen candidate will research public and private arts and cultural grant opportunities, complete and submit grant applications, track and manage grant requirements, check progress and complete reports.   As an independent contractor, the grant writer must work independently and supply his/her own personal computer, software programs, internet connection, and workspace. The contract position will pay $20 – $35 per hour depending on experience and proven track record.  More information here.

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LCAC & PAC Volunteer Openings

The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and Public Art Committee is seeking volunteers to join us in continuing to develop Lafayette’s cultural arts and pubic art program.  A belief that art improves quality of life is much more important than artist skill or experience.  To join the LCAC apply here.  To join PAC apply here. Please contact Susan Booker, Arts & Cultural Resources Director, for more details.  susanb@cityoflafayette.com

Fermata

TCL Presents Fermata

Theater Company of Lafayette & Theatre Esprit Asia Present Fermata
Secrets, jealousies, lost dreams and future hopes collide as the action unfolds with humor and grace in a lush villa, underscored by strains of Bach, Beethoven, Mahler, Strauss Jr., Tchaikovsky, Chinese folk and milonga – music of the barrios of Buenos Aires, the Spanish Pope’s favorite music.
Fermata runs January 12 – 28, 2018; Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm; $16 general, $13 students/seniors 55+, $10 children 12 and under, + fee for credit card charge. Mary Miller Theater, 300 E Simpson St., Lafayette, CO 80026
Tickets: 1-800-838-3006 or online at www.tclstage.org
This production is made possible in part by funding from the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.

Peanut Butter Players

Children’s Theater at Peanut Butter Players

Peanut Butter Players is holding January pre-registration for winter classes, all of which are detailed on our webstie. www.peanutbutterplayers.org

Dementia Friendly Performance

Dementia Friendly Music Performance

You are invited to a special performance for older adults with dementia and their care partners by high school music honors students from Peak to Peak Charter School. Jan, 20, 1:30 p.m. Lafayette Senior Center, 103 Iowa Ave. Lafayette, CO 80026
As part of a Dementia Friendly Community Initiative, the performance lasts less than an hour, with time for visiting following the entertainment. Please come and enjoy! There is no charge, but seating is limited, so please RSVP to 303-678-6116, or InfoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org.

Dog art

Truth Is A Good Dog. Art exhibit

Truth Is A Good Dog. Art exhibit at Cannon Mine Coffee :: January thru February 2018
Can dogs lie? I think not.
One thing Tif Choate can say about canines is they represent the full truth. Looking into the eyes of a dog you see their hearts are pure. She paints to reflect the souls of these wonderful creatures we call companions & best friends. Come to Cannon Mine Coffee, look into the eyes of one of these dogs and fall in love. Truth is a good dog.
Meet the Artist Reception at Cannon Mine Coffee; 210 S. Public Rd. Lafayette; on Friday evening, January 12th, 7-10 pm.  Live music & refreshments will be provided; coffee, beer & wine is available for purchase.Joining Tif exhibit at Cannon Mine will be fellow artist Dori Stickels, a wonderful watercolor realist. For more information, visit: www.artTchoate.com

MLK March

Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace

Community members of all ages are encouraged to participate in the City of Lafayette’s 13th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration on Monday, January 15! Planned by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee with support from the Empowerment Center of East County, the event will kick-off with a pre-march celebration, featuring live entertainment, good food, and mini service projects at Angevine at 11:00 a.m.  The March for Peace will commence at 12:30 p.m. The march route will span from Angevine to City Park, where youth organizers will facilitate a culminating art activity.  A shuttle will be provided from City Park to Angevine immediate following the event at 1:45/2:00 p.m.  For more information, contact Marty.Walsh@cityoflafayette.com or Elaina@EmpowermentCenterEastCounty.org

Closed January 15

The Collective will be closed on January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Arts Hub

The ARTS HUB NEWS

420 Courtney Way, Lafayette; 303.229.1127;  http://artunder.org/
Register now for the 2018 Winter/Spring Dance, Theater and Art classes at the Arts HUB.  Classes start January 9th.
New in Dance:  You can now purchase a punch card for Adult Dance Classes in Tap, Jazz & Ballet.
New in Theater:  Acting and audition classes for all ages are coming to the Hub in 2018.

Masontown

Invisible Audience Presents: Masontown

 Saturday, January 6 at 7:30PM (doors open at 7:00PM)  Cost: $15.Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Join us for a special concert in the Invisible Audience concert series featuring Masontown, a Colorado band whose sound is an exciting take on the American acoustic tradition. At once fresh and familiar, the group unites the sounds of bluegrass, old-time, folk, and new acoustic music  Echoes of the poignant exploration of the Matt Flinner Trio blend with the fierce drive of Bill Monroe and the plaintive song-craft of Cahalen Morrison and Eli West. Beer, wine and other refreshments available for purchase.  For tickets and details visit https://masontownconcert.brownpapertickets.com/

Steel pan

Center for Musical Arts News

All events held at at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette).  Visit http://centerformusicalarts.org for details or registration.
Intro Hammered Dulcimer Mondays, 11 am-12 | Jan 8-Feb 12 Cost: $85; Ever wanted to play a hammered dulcimer? Even if you’ve never held the hammers before, our beginning class will teach you all the basics to start learning this enticing instrument.  And if you already have some experience, sign up for Continuing Hammered Dulcimer and extend your repertoire and skills!  We have a limited number of hammered dulcimers to rent to students; contact the registrar for information.  The class runs in five week sessions to fit your schedule.  Sign up for one or many!
Glee Club Mondays, 7:15-8:45 pm | Jan. 22-May 21 Cost: $360; Research at Rice University recently concluded that singing decreases stress, increases positive hormones, helps develop concentration and memory skills, and creates a strong sense of belonging. With this in mind, we invite you to join our ensemble of singers, ages 14 to 114, in CMA’s Glee Club! The Glee Club is a singing group focusing on creating harmony and ensemble singing.  Join others who share your passion and sing your heart out with some of your favorite ensemble songs, from Broadway choruses to a capella.  No audition necessary, just a brief conversation with the director for placement. Visit centerformusicalarts.org for registration and more details.
Singing for Health Tuesdays, 1:30-3 pm | Jan.9-30 at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Cost: $65; Singing is not only fun, it can be good for you!  Yet many people are reluctant to sing anywhere outside of the shower or of their car. If this describes you, feel more confident by “Singing for the Health of It.” This group is for adults of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds who want to sing in a laid-back atmosphere while learning healthy singing and vocal technique. Each group is shaped by those who join; activities tailored to accommodate individual needs. The 4-week courses are led by a Licensed Professional Counselor and board-certified music therapist with a background in vocal performance and pedagogy.
Adult Dalcroze Eurythmics Wednesdays, 1-2:30 pm | Jan 10-May 2  Cost: $240; Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a unique, exciting, and powerful education in music for individuals of all ages and levels.  Rhythmic movement, intense listening, and improvisation unlock creativity, nurture imagination, and open the doors to enriched and enlivened music making.  Eurhythmics (literally, good rhythm) places experiential knowledge at the fore.  Musical concepts are explored through social and interactive methods that invite the students to trust their ideas and develop their own intuitions.   Our enrichment class for Adults allows everyone from amateurs to professional musicians to expand their musical skills!
Steel Pan Drumming Thursdays, 6:30-9 pm | Jan 18-March 22  Cost: $195; The steelband is an ensemble comprised of steel pan (steel drum) instruments. The steelband is like a symphony in that it has many different steel pan voices that make up the band. Students will learn the history, technique, and performance of the instrument through this class. The focus will be  traditional Caribbean styles including calypso, soca, reggae in addition to arrangements of well know popular songs. Students joining this ensemble should have a basic understanding of rhythm. If you can tap your foot to simple pop tunes, you can definitely join the Steelband.  Electric Bass is also a traditional part of the ensemble, and bass players interested in this repertoire are welcome to join.
Community Band | Thursdays, 7-9 pm | Jan. 11-May 17 Cost: $150; Whether you have been playing for a short time, a long time, or a long time ago, this group is open to woodwinds, brass, and percussion instrumentalists. No formal audition if required but participants are expected to know major scales and be comfortable with intermediate repertoire that will encompass all genres including popular, march, and symphonic. At least two public performances are held during the year. This group has members who are advanced Middle-and High School students as well as adult community musicians. Fun for the whole family!
Jazz Combos | Mondays | Jan. 8- May 14 & Wednesdays | Jan. 10-May 16  Cost: $170/$220; This large group will explore all forms of jazz with an emphasis on improvisation. Instruments may include saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, piano, and drum set. Depending upon instrumentation, the group will play standard jazz charts and/or use fake book material. Participants should have some background in jazz ensemble playing. New members are accepted through the third rehearsal of each term. The CMA Jazz Ensemble will travel to Dazzle and the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival. New members – Director permission/audition is required before enrolling.
Music Together | Tuesdays 9 or 10 am | Jan. 16-March 20 & Wednesdays, 9 or 10 am | Jan. 17-March 21 Cost: $110; In Music Together® you will experience weekly, 45-minute classes that include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as non-formal, non-performance oriented musical experiences that are developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers to join in on – regardless of their own musical ability. Children are given the freedom to participate as they choose and caregivers are encouraged to continue the musical learning at home by listening to the CD’s and musical play. Infants 8 months and under may attend classes for free with an enrolled sibling. Family and friends are always welcome to visit.
All events held at at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette).  Visit http://centerformusicalarts.org for details or registration.

BCAA

Business of Arts: Board Member Training

January 25 from 5:00 – 7:00 at The Collective; 201 N. Public Road; Lafayette.
Don’t miss this opportunity to educate your Board of Directors on such topics as: Fiscal Monitoring; Being a Community Liaison; New Board Member Recruitment; Officer functions of Secretary, Treasurer, President; and more.
Presented in collaboration with the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission. Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Networking & Registration: 5 – 5:30pm; Workshop: 5:30 – 7pm; $10 BCAA Members/$15 non-members Register online here:  or find more info at www.bouldercountyarts.org
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art at acne lab

Call for artists

Looking for local artists who want to display their artwork! The Acne Lab has hosted four great local artists and would love to continue hosting other talented artists. Now that the Art Night Out season has come to a close, the artist might choose to host an “opening” or a “gallery night” in which we would help support that effort with marketing and remaining open on evening/weekend hours. Artist can keep 100% of any sales.
Please contact us @ 303-600-8361 or corinne@theacnelab.com

dance

Reverence Academy of Dance

Reverence Academy of Dance is accepting new students for the start of 2018.  Classes start Jan 8, 2018.  Call 303-661-0719 or register online at www.reverenceacademyofdance.com
Fancy Dance Winter Ball
Get Fancy!   Come dance and celebrate at Reverence Academy of Dance, 1370 Miners Dr. #111, Lafayette CO 80026.  Dancing from 6-10 pm with great music and professional lighting. $10 tickets goes toward buying window blinds for the studio.   Get tickets here:   http://reverenceacademyofdance.com/2017/12/fancy-dance-winter-ball/
Rumba and Cha Cha Social Dance 8 week course starts Fri. Jan 12, 7-8pm   Come dance with us and do something for yourself.  Teachers Gerry and Vera Stephenson www.reverenceacademyofdance.com

EC2

Art in the Community Program for High School Girls

As part of its Art in the Community program, the Empowerment Center of East County (also known as (EC)^2) will host an emotional quotient group and corresponding public art project for high school girls. Scheduled to commence on Thursday, February 1, the free program will meet weekly from 3:30-6:00 p.m. and result in a large-scale mural focused on teen mental health.  Space is limited.  For more information, contact Rachael@EmpowermentCenterEastCounty.org

Book Sale

Annual Book Lovers’ Sale

January 20-22!
Presented by the Friends of Lafayette Public Library.
Treat yourself to some great book finds during the Friends Annual Book Lovers’ Sale, January 20-22, at the Library. Mark your calendars and stock up!
Well-loved, lightly-used children’s and adult books, CDs, and DVDs! Most items are 50¢ – $2, some specially priced.  All proceeds benefit Lafayette Public Library.

Red Rover

Art on the Street

The 2017 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures.

Red Rover
Artist Patti-Stajcar

Golden, CO
Located at Tri; 107 S. Public Road
Medium: Bronze
Cost: $38,000
Artist’s Statement
The sunshine basks the hills in gold at my studio in Golden, Colorado where I have lived with my husband for over 30 years.  Surrounded by such inspirational beauty, my heart and soul go into every piece I make.
With a subject in mind for bronze or marble, I start by sketching multitudes of abstract forms on paper, then progress to clay.  Fifteen or twenty speed sculpts later something will catch my eye growing with the changes.  Then, I’ll begin the sculpture.
Wood, on the other hand, sculpts itself.  I look at each piece of wood until it tells me what it wants to be.  As I carve, sometimes it changes its mind, but I follow along, and we come to an amicable agreement.
I want you to get personal with my work. Let the motion energize you.  Swim in the flow and become centered.
Whether you enjoy the cool touch of marble, the soft glow of bronze, or the warmth of wood, I hope you can share in the experience of the creation of my work.

For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact arts@cityoflafayette.com

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Call for Artists ~ Sculptors for Art on the Street 2018

Call for Artists ~ Sculptors for Art on the Street 2018

Art on the Street 2018 Sculpture artists wanted! Lafayette Cultural Resources is calling for sculpture submissions for the 2018 Art on the Street Sculpture Walk. Artists’ submissions are due December 1, 2017.  This program provides artists nationwide the opportunity to showcase their work in this creative, diverse and eclectic community. Submit work at http://bit.ly/CFAaots18.

Art on the Street is the largest sculpture on loan program in Boulder County. 20 works will be selected; artists will each receive a $750 honorarium for a one installation, with additional $100 for artists who live more than 250 miles away.  Sculpture must be available for one year, with installation the first week of April 2017. All sculptures are for sale in this year long, outdoor art display. Artworks on are eligible for the $1000 Jean Mellblom Award or the $250 People’s Choice Award. More information about the program can be found at www.cityoflafayette.com/CFA

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The Lafayette Art Source ~ November 2017

The Lafayette Art Source ~ November 2017

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MAPP

Call for Poets – Michael Adams Poetry Prize~ entry due Nov. 3

The call for entries to the 2017 Michael Adams Poetry Prize is now open.  This year’s competition will be open to all English and Spanish poets as well and English and Spanish Spoken Word poets.  All entries are due November 3, 2017.  Up to $1600 in prize money will be awarded at the public Michael Adams Poetry Prize & Reading on November 18.
MAPP is open to all Colorado adult and high school poets. The theme of this year’s competition is, “Social Justice” and/ or “The Natural World.”  Named in honor of the late poet Michael Adams, the Michael Adams Poetry Prize (MAPP) aims to cultivate and inspire poetry while celebrating Lafayette’s commitment to community arts.
The finalist poets, in both written word categories are invited to read at a poetry reading on November 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm,  at The Collective, 201 N. Public Road. The first 6 spoken word poets to enter, in each language, will read their poems at the event on November 18. Winners will be announced at the end of the reading.   The event is free and open to the public.
All entries must be received by November 3; and adult entries require $10.00 entry fee per poem; high school student entries are free.  Entry forms and additional info may be found at www.cityoflafayette.com/MAPP
Art on the Street

Call for sculptors

Art on the Street 2018

Lafayette Public Art Committee is looking for entries in the 2018 Art on the Street.  20 sculptures will be chosen. Artists will receive a $750 honorarium for each selected sculpture, with additional $100 for artists who live more than 250 miles away.  Sculpture must be available for one year, with installation the first week of April 2018. All sculptures are for sale in this year long, outdoor art display. Artworks on are eligible for the $1000 Jean Mellblom  Award or the $250 People’s Choice Award. Apply at Callforentry.org.

EBCA at the Collective

East Boulder County Artists at The Collective

The East Boulder County Artists Winter Exhibit will be at The Collective from November 2 through January 3 . East Boulder County Artists (EBCA) is excited and pleased to announce this partnership, which will feature a showing of the work of our community of visual artists and a workshop for local artists.
This exhibit is free and open to the public. The EBCA exhibit will feature a variety of medium, including painting, photography, ceramics, and glass.  Mary Covell- pottery, Betsy Cole- oil painting, Joseph Sikora –wood, Penny Peterson- mixed media, David Beumee – pottery, Roni LaVine- photography, Katy Diver – clay, Suzanne Frazier – painting, Melinda Driscoll – acrylic painting, Nina Freda – fused glass, Laurie Adams- mosaics, Mark Rossier – pottery, Charlotte Zink – painting and metal, Jean Riordan- painting, Molly Hargarten – painting, Robin Bryant – pottery, Sandy Backlund-photography, Ginny Cash – pottery, and Marti Nash – oil painter.
All are invited to the Artists’ Reception on November 3, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, where the public is invited to meet the artists, view the beautiful and wide ranging exhibit, and enjoy light refreshments.  Wine will be available for purchase.
East Boulder County Artists is a diverse group of artists from Lafayette, Louisville, Longmont, Erie, and Superior. Since 2000, EBCA has presented annual open studio tours, and conducted educational outreach programs to enhance public awareness of art in eastern Boulder County. East Boulder County Artists is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1999. EBCA Members bring their talents to the community throughout the year. Our growing group of sculptors, painters, printmakers, fiber artists, glass artists, potters, book binders, wood carvers, and metal smiths offer individual and group lessons at community centers and artist’s studios.
Suzanne Frazier

Workshop: Marketing for Artists

Artist and marketing specialist, Suzanne Frazier, will present her talk, “Marketing Your Artwork without Being There,” at The Collective on Thursday, November 9 at 6 PM – 7 PM.   The concept of promoting what one does and telling people in three words or less on one’s business card is the first step towards marketing. These simple marketing concepts can be applied to any business and expanded in social media. Participants will receive materials and participate in an exercise to help them decide on their three special words to explain what they love to do. Suzanne Frazier combines her experience as a teaching artist since 1989 with her work experience in Promotions and Marketing since 1972, to craft a message and coach other artists towards success.  The workshop is free and open to the public.

MAPP

Poetry Reading & Spoken Word at The Collective

The finalist poets, in both written and spoken word categories are invited to read at a poetry reading on November 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm,  at The Collective, 201 N. Public Road. The first 6 spoken word poets to enter, in each language, will be perform their poems at the event on November 18. Winners will be announced at the end of the reading.   The event is free and open to the public.

Xanadu

Xanadu, Jr. @ the Arts HUB

Xanadu JR. is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original, legendary chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats. Come join us for this super fun show at the Arts HUB (420 Courtney Way, Lafayette). Tickets are $7 (Back Seat Section) & $9 (Front Seat Section)   Go to www.artunder.org to buy your tickets.

Arts Hub

Arts HUB: Call for Board Member Applicants

The Arts HUB is putting a call out for 2018 Board Member Applicants.  This community art center/theater could use individuals with experience in law, accounting, human resources, office tech, or fundraising. The Arts HUB is also looking for individuals interested in working with this 501(c)3 nonprofit organization through targeted efforts on committees, i.e. Marketing/Fundraising, Senior/Adult Arts Programming, Outdoor Arts Development. Join with a friend or just yourself to have a positive community impact while exploring local arts offerings.  Contact info@artunder.org for more information.

Twilight Zone

Theater Company of Lafayette Proudly Presents “Return to the Twilight Zone, a Parody”

Join the fun as we travel through another dimension.  Our next stop, The Twilight Zone! With comic stage renditions of three popular episodes, vintage commercials, and trivia contests, this will be TCL’s twelfth adaptation of the hugely popular television classic.
Performance Dates:  Nov 3,4,9,10,11,16,17,18 at 7:30pm
Nov 5, 12, 18 matinee at 2pm Tickets prices are $10-$16 and can be purchased at www.tclstage.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
Theater Company of Lafayette is located at The Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson Street, Lafayette, CO 80026.

Broadway Boomers

At the Center for Musical Arts

Beginner Bluegrass Jam

Nov. 7 (5 week session) Cost: $85 Open to all ages — Bring your guitars, mandolins, banjos, basses, dobros and vocal chords, and learn to jam with other bluegrass musicians! Instructor Dan Harris will introduce you to the ins and outs of playing bluegrass in a group! In this five-week course, you’ll learn to kick off, sing, accompany and take “breaks” on classic bluegrass songs and fiddle tunes.  Most types of instruments are welcome; students should have a working knowledge of their instrument and how to play basic chords.

Invisible Audience Presents Clay Rose of Gasoline Lollipops

Sun., Nov. 5 at 8PM  Cost: $15
Join us for a special concert in the all new Invisible Audience presents concert series featuring Clay Rose of Gasoline Lollipops – an alt-country band from Colorado that combines the sincerity of dirt-floor folk with the rebelliousness of punk. Beer, wine and other refreshments available for purchase.

Crescendo “The Joy Continues” – a benefit concert featuring Bonnie & the Clydes

Fri., Nov 10 at 6PM Cost: $50/ADULTS & $10/YOUTH
The JOY continues at the Center for Musical Arts’ annual Crescendo fundraiser! Bring your friends and enjoy an evening of fun featuring musical headliner Bonnie & the Clydes, great food, and craft beer  courtesy of Fate Brewing. Colorado’s own Bonnie & the Clydes are one of the leading Front Range bands, pioneering their unique sound of Rocky Mountain Country Soul. Fronted by the fiery Bonnie Sims, this band has been making waves with powerful and memorable live performances for the past seven years.

Broadway Boomers Show – To Life! A one act show.

Sun., Nov 12 at 5pm Cost: $5 To Life! a one action show featuring broadway tunes for hit shows such as I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Guys and Dolls; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Little Shop of Horrors; Breakfast at Tiffany’s; Pete’s Dragon; and more! CMA’s Broadway Boomers winter show is fun for the entire family!
All events occurs at Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette); Visit http://centerformusicalarts.org for tickets or more information.

Senior Center

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Saturday, November 4, 5 – 7:30 pm at the Lafayette Senior Center; 103 S. Iowa St.
Participate in a murder mystery dinner and figure out who done it.  Listen for clues, narrow down the suspects and help the detective solve the murder.  Rated PG (7 years and older) so bring the family.  Buffet dinner included with ticket price.  All this fun with food for $35 per person!    Call 303-661-1492 to make your reservation by October 27.

WOW Children's Museum

Boulder Bach Festival Performer

WOW!’s Birthday Party

November 4th; 10:00am-12:00pm
Help us blow out our candles and celebrate 21 years of inspiring children to learn through play! Join us for birthday craft activities and an interactive musical performance by Boulder Bach Festival at 11:00am.  Included with Museum admission.

WOW

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

November 1st; 11:00am
Join WOW! and Museum of Boulder for an interactive Dia de los Muertos celebration featuring crafts, storytelling and more!  Included with Museum admission.

Fly me to the moon

Fly me to the moon, by Debra Bond

 pARTiculars Members Show

The pARTiculars Members Show opens on November 10, with a reception on Friday, November 17. See new work by artists Debra Bond, April Christenson, Karen Edgerly, Delcia Litt, Joan Lunney and Gail Siegel.
pARTiculars will celebrate Small Business Saturday on November 5 with a 10% off coupon for any one item! Support your local artists and Shop Small.
On November 5, Delcia Litt will offer a Mosaic Picture Frame class from 12-4pm. $45/$20 materials fee to instructor. See www.particularsart.com for a full list of classes.

Spot the Elf

Spot the Elf

FIND THE ELVES HIDING IN OLD TOWN. Spot the Elf from November 19-December 19. Stop by Old Town merchants for a 2017 Spot the Elf passport book. Open to elf seekers of all ages. Drop off completed books at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center to be entered to win prizes.

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HistoryTalk

Lafayette Historical Society and Miners Museum Present The Columbine Mine Massacre 90 years ago six coal miners striking for fair wages, safe working conditions and the opportunity for a better life were killed during a peaceful protest. Gerry Morrell, President of the Lafayette Historical Society will present a program on the history of the Columbine Mine Massacre and the events that led to this tragic event in Colorado’s history.Saturday November 4th 10:30 am Lafayette Public Library 775 W. Baseline Road Lafayette, CO 80026 Featuring a reading from a new historical novel November in America: A Story of Thanksgiving by Nicholas Bernhard

Library tea

Lafayette Public Library

Re(a)d Holiday Book Sale @ the Library

Get Ready for the Holidays with Lafayette Public Library
Stop by our RE(a)D Sale November 24th – 27th at the Lafayette Public Library Friends’ Book Nook.
Who needs Black Friday madness when you can shop RE(A)d Friday (and Saturday, Sunday and Monday) at the Holiday Book Sale. We’ll have the best prices in town on gently used books for kids and adults, with staff book gift recommendations. You’ll find the gifts that keep giving at our Holiday Book Sale. Reused books are a thoughtful, environment-friendly gift for your friends, family, and neighbors, and they provide much needed income to fund our reading programs, such as Summer Reading.
Teen crafted gift bags will be available during the sale for a nominal cost. Stop on in – support your library, our library friends, and our library teens.
We have collaborations with the City of Lafayette Shop Small Saturday, and the Rec Center’s childcare Shop & Drop program on Saturday. Live large – shop small – at Lafayette!

Friends of the Lafayette Library Foundation 2017 Holiday Tea

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Lafayette tradition, on Sunday December 3, from 2-4 pm.Enjoy assorted teas, cookies, and music, featuring The New Renditions a cappella barbershop quartet. Tickets are available after November 1 at the Library:  Adults, $12; Seniors 60+ and Students,  $10.This program is appropriate for children 8 years and older. See you at the Tea!

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Dance at Reverence

Dance at Reverence with registered teachers and lots of fun!  Boys dance for free!  Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Pre-School, and Ballroom.
www.reverenceacademyofdance.com  303-661-0719.  1370 Miners Dr. #111 in Lafayette.  Starting our 16th year!

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Art on the Street

The 2017 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures.

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Artist Charolette Zink
Berthoud, Colorado
Location: NW Corner of Emma and Public Road
Material: Steel
Price: $6,500

For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact arts@cityoflafayette.com

Scientific and Cultural Facilities District
Colorado Creative Industries
ARTSLafayette

Meet the Artists Reception Friday, October 20th

Meet the Artists Reception Friday, October 20th

Free and open to the public!

Lafayette Cultural Resources is proud to present the 5th annual See & Respond! Art Show and Art on the Street Meet the Artists Reception at the Lafayette Public Library October 20, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Art on the Street sculptors will be honored at the event. The event will also be the opening of the See & Respond! Art Show, where local artists and poets were invited to respond to the 2017 Art on the Street sculptures. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories and the winner of the Art on the Street, Jean Mellblom Award will be announced.

The event is free and open to the public. All in attendance will have the opportunity to vote on the People’s Choice Award. There will be live music, savory appetizers and sweet desserts from Lafayette restaurants, a poetry reading and awards ceremony. Wine is available for purchase.

The evening includes the opportunity to visit with participating artists and poets, art show opening, a poetry reading and the presentation of the $1000 Jean Mellblom Award and the People’s Choice Award for Art on the Street, and the winners of the AOTS: See & Respond! art and poetry competition in adult, teen and children’s categories

The event is hosted by Lafayette Cultural Resources, Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, the Public Art Committee and ARTS!Lafayette, and honors artists of all ages and genre. Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds were invited to See & Respond to the 2017 Lafayette Colorado Art on the Street by writing poems or creating 2-D works of art in any medium that are inspired by any of the 2017 sculpture collection.

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