The Lafayette Art Source ~ August 2017

The Lafayette Art Source ~ August 2017

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Community Conversation

A Community Conversation, in conjunction with the exhibit Moments in Mexican American History in the Southwest will be held on Thursday, August 3, at 7 pm at The Collective, 201 N Public Rd. The public is invited to join Dr. Arturo Aldama, Justine Vigil-Tapi, and Professor Marjorie McIntosh in a discussion the contributions Latinos have made to Lafayette’s history, the progress that has been made and what challenges remain. This event is free and open to all. Moments in Mexican American History in the Southwest, an historical look into Mexican-American history, from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) to the present, is on display at The Collective in Lafayette. The exhibit of 23 panels combining text and images, was prepared by CU professors Dr. Arturo Aldama and Marjorie McIntosh. They are part of a traveling exhibit in Boulder County. The exhibit explores issues such as racism and discrimination, activism, and social justice. The artwork of Jerry Rael is also on display.

Moments in Mexican American History

Moments in Mexican American History in the Southwest

Moments in Mexican American History in the Southwest, an historical look into Mexican-American history, from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) to the present, is on display at The Collective in Lafayette.  The exhibit of 23 panels combining text and images, was prepared by CU professors, Dr. Arturo Aldama and Marjorie McIntosh. They are part of a traveling exhibit in Boulder County. The exhibit explores issues such as racism and discrimination as well as activism and social justice.
In addition to the historical exhibit, the paintings of Jerry Rael are on display. Denver artist Jerry Rael was born near the Bosque de los Caballos in a small house located in Jaroso, Colorado, about six miles north of the New Mexico state line. His paintings explore and pay homage to his Mestizo heritage, and address such issues as immigration, Standing Rock, and race.  The bright colors and the mixed emotions in Rael’s subjects are represented with a quality that suggests ghosts intertwined in a world where one doesn’t know which is real or which is fantasy.
The satellite exhibit by the Lafayette Historical Society, made possible with the help of Frank Archuleta, Jr., features some of the Latino families who have contributed to Lafayette as veterans, leaders, athletes, activists, and coal miners.  The exhibit gives a small glimpse into the impact and history that Latino families have made in the community.
The exhibit will be on display until Sunday, August 27.

Art Night Out

Art Night Out August 11

Groove-a-Licious, Colorado’s mile high mountain funk connection, is a high energy funk-roots, soul ensemble based out of the Denver and Boulder County area, will be featured at Lafayette’s August 11 Art Night Out.  They will bring their exciting, funky sound to Lafayette’s monthly arts festival.
The  season finale on September 8 will be the popular vocal rock band, Face.  Art Night Out visitors can also enjoy surprising flash mobs, live demonstrations by artists, crafters, dancers, and street performers.
The Art Market @ Art Night Out will offer a distinctive shopping experience with a wide variety of locally-made arts and fine crafts.  The market is a result of a partnership with Crafted Life, who will curate the Art Market @ Art Night Out.  These creative goods will be available for purchase from 30+ different local vendors and artists.  Applications to participate are now available at www.cityoflafayette.com/ANO .
Art Night Out is  a free, family-friendly community event that takes place from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on the second Friday, May through September, in Old Town Lafayette. The Art Market, ARTSLafayette beer & wine garden, children’s activities and food trucks open at 5pm.  The free concert starts at 6:30 pm.  Art Night Out visitors can also enjoy live demonstrations by artists, crafters, dancers, and others. Art Night Out is sponsored by the City of Lafayette, is a partnership with ARTSLafayette, Crafted Life and generous business sponsors: MP Munding Realty, Confluence SBC, Anspach Jewelry, Lafayette Collectibles & Flea Market, By Krueger, Anne Larsen State Farm, and BlueBird Windows & Doors.

Barrio E

¡Siente a Puerto Rico!

Barrio E’ is bringing ¡Siente a Puerto Rico! Feel Puerto Rico! to Lafayette on August 13, 2017, at Festival Plaza (311 S Public Rd. Lafayette, CO 80026) 4:30-6:00 p.m. Free interactive, educational and fun performance about Puerto Rican Bomba. Come with your family and friends to enjoy this exciting cultural performance. for more information www.barrioe.org; facebook.com/barrioe.org (787) 914-9554

Jerry Rael and Ramon Del Castillo

An Evening of Art & Poetry with artist Jerry Rael & Dr. Ramon Del Castillo

An Evening of Art & Poetry with artist Jerry Rael & Dr. Ramon Del Castillo will be held at The Collective on Friday, August 25 at 6:30pm. The public is invited to meet the artist and the poet. Poet Dr. Ramon Del Castillo, a professor from Metro State University, will read from his latest book Quetzales are not Extinct. Both Mr. Rael and Dr. Del Castillo will be part of a question and answer period after the reading. All are invited to enjoy the art, great conversation, and light appetizers throughout the evening. Wine will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.The Collective is at 201 N Public Rd.

Arts in Education Grants

Arts in Education Grant Opportunity for Local Teachers

Teachers of Lafayette schools may apply for a grant to support arts-related projects with local students. The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) is proud to offer Arts in Education Grants to local schools and teachers, for the 10th year in a row. The deadline for application is September 1, 2017. More information can be found at www.cityoflafayette.com/grants. Through an allocation from the city, last school year Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission awarded $6800 to 15 different projects in 7 Lafayette public schools. These are small grants of $500, or less, to supplement art supplies, allow for new art projects, exposure to artists, and much more. Those projects served more than 3,500 students from kindergarten through high school. Teachers may submit an online grant application at the City of Lafayette website; www.cityoflafayette.com/grants. Grant applications are due September 1, 2017. Regular school year projects should be completed by August 31, 2018.

Arts in Community Grants

Arts in Community Grant Opportunity

The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) is pleased to announce the opening of the annual Arts in the Community-Grant cycle.  The grants are available to local individuals and organizations for the 14th year in a row.  The LCAC awards money, usually not exceeding $1000 per grant, to fund projects which will directly benefit the city and residents of Lafayette.  Due to the large number of grant requests in recent years City Council increased the funding available for this grant program in 2017.   Approximately $15,000 will be awarded.  The grant application is available from the City of Lafayette website; www.cityoflafayette.com/grants. Grant applications deadline is September 29, 2017, with funds distributed in January 2018. All projects receiving grant money need to be completed by December 20, 2018.

See & Respond

Call for Artists and Poets!

Call for Artists and Poets!  The Lafayette Cultural Resources announces a Call for Artists and Poets for the 2017 See & Respond Art Show.  The poetry entry deadline is September 15, 2017; all artwork is due September 28.
Poets and 2-D artists of all kinds and all ages are invited to See & Respond to the 2017 Lafayette Colorado Art on the Street collection by writing poems or creating 2-D works of art, in any medium, that are inspired by any of the 2017 Art on the Street sculptures. Cash prizes will be awarded in three categories, and three age groups for this juried show: 2-D Art, Photography and Poetry.  This program is not limited to local artists.  Artists are asked to respond to current Art on the Street Sculptures. This is the fifth year of the See & Respond Art Show. More details are available at www.cityoflafayette.com/seeandrespond .
The See & Respond Art Show and Art on the Street Meet the Artists Reception, featuring the Art on the Street Sculptures and the works they inspired, will be held in Lafayette Public Library October 20, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

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PBP

Audition at PBP

Peanut Butter Players is accepting applications from experienced young actors aged 7-18 who are interested in performing in the fall Lunch Bunch show Seussical. Send resume and 8″X10″ headshot to PBP, 2572 Paintbrush Lane, Lafayette, CO 80026 by August 15, to be considered for audition.  Call Jo Anne at 303-786-8727 for further information.

Arts hub

Youth Class Registration at Arts Hub

Class registrations are now open at the Arts Hub.  Check out dance, art and theater class offerings at www.artunder.org.

RAD

Register for Dance Classes

Register for Dance classes at Reverence Academy of Dance 16th Year in Lafayette with registered teachers in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Tap, Pre-School, Adult Tap, and Ballroom.
Register online www.reverenceacademyofdance.com  303-661-0719.  In house Registration Aug 9, from  5-7 pm. CLASSES START AUGUST 14

Swing dance course at Reverence Academy of Dance

Must have a partner.  Fridays 6-7 pm starting Friday, September 8, 2017.  Learn a great dance for weddings, cruises, and parties!  Learn to communicate with  your partner. Taught by Gerry and Vera Stephenson. $160 / couple. 18+
1370 Miners Dr. #111 in Lafayette.  www.reverenceacademyofdance.com, 303-661-0719.

WOW art room

Art and fun @ WOW

Pirate Ship Makers – August 1st

Time: 10:00am-11:00am; Ages: 3-8 years old
Ahoy all ye pirates and little makers! Find out what happens when buccaneers use duct tape. Build your very own pirate ship and test its seaworthiness. Advanced registration required – http://wowchildrensmuseum.org/visit/summer-classes/

WOW!’s Art Room

WOW!’s beloved Art Room has a new look!  New and improved features include easier-to-reach supplies,a light table for tracing, a weaving wall, and a bench and easel for little artists who prefer to stand as they create.  Add your masterpiece to our gallery the next time you visit!  Interested in volunteering as an Art Room Assistant?  For more information visit: http://wowchildrensmuseum.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Church of the arts

Artist Space Available

Lafayette’s Church of the Arts has an opening! Space available is in the basement and measures about 10’x16′ with high ceilings and has a north facing window.
Church of the Arts is an eclectic group of artists anchored by artisan hand dyed yarn by MJ Yarns. Nearly every indoor discipline is covered, from painting to pottery, weaving to multi-media mashups. We’re a quite and comfortable space for people to work. Some of us are professional. Some of us claim the studio as a sacred place away from the world to follow our hearts.
We’re renting studios, not apartments so sleeping here is prohibited. We’re not fancy! This is a basic place to make, not an art gallery.We’re an indoor art space. Things like welding or wood working would be great but probably wouldn’t fit. We’re an art space. These spaces WON’T WORK as massage studios, therapy offices, etc. Contact Jonathan Berner for more information knittingman81@gmail.com.

Volunteer at Art Night Out

Volunteer at Art Night Out

ARTS!Lafayette and the Arts & Cultural Resources Department are signing up volunteers for Art Night Out. 100 volunteers are needed for each Art Night Out: August 11, September 8.   Many volunteers are needed for jobs that do not require special training; this includes volunteers who will help at the main entrances of the area, event set up and take down. Other volunteers, who have completed TIPS training may work checking IDs, selling beverage tickets and pouring wine.  Volunteers who give 1 ½ hours at an Art Night Out will receive a coupon for a free beverage from ARTSLafayette.  Fill out the volunteer form here.

Time is the most valuable thing that a man could give

Volunteer Committee Art Contest

City of Lafayette Volunteer Committee is sponsoring a poster contest with the winner to receive $150 prize at the September Art Night Out. We would like to invite artists of all ages and types to submit artwork that will be digitally reproduced to be a poster that the Committee will distribute to all of the City’s volunteers.
The theme is a quote from the plaque at our City Park; “Time Is the most valuable thing that man could give”
Please visit our website for more information.
www.cityoflafayette.com/volunteers

Lafayette Senior Center

Senior Art Show

Calling Lafayette and other local artists 50+ years old
Share your talent in the Lafayette Senior Center Art Show September 8 – 22, 2017; Register and submit up to 5 pieces September 5-7, 9 AM – 4 PM
Accepted Media – Original Works Only
• Oils & Acrylics: Original oil and/or acrylic paintings
• Water Media: Original watercolors, gouache, and acrylics
• Photography: Original photographs, not computer art
• Drawing/Printmaking: Original works using charcoal, pencil, pen, and ink or related materials and combinations.
Exhibit is open Monday – Friday September 11 – 15 and September 18-22; 103 S. Iowa Ave (corner of East Simpson in Old Town)  303-661-1492
Join

Openings on local arts boards

Apply to join the Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) or the Public Art Committee (PAC)!

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents to join the Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC)! LCAC is a citizen committee dedicated to developing, promoting, nurturing, and celebrating arts opportunities in Lafayette.
LCAC Rolling Deadline:  interviews will be held  on  August 22, and September 26 (applications accepted until all positions are filled)
PAC Rolling Deadline: Interviews will be held August 8, and September 1
pARTiculars

August Classes @ pARTiculars

Drawing What You See & Beyond

Instructor: April Christenson; Tuesdays, 2-4pm
For adults and teens. Basic drawing is the steppingstone to giving your painting s more depth, better perspective, and to master the secret of lights, darks and shadows. pARTiculars member April Christenson is retired after teaching art in Boulder Valley Schools for 27 years. $130 for 5 classes / $35 drop in.

Kids Art : Oodles of Doodles

Instructor: Debra Bond; Thursdays, 4-5:30pm
A fun, ongoing kids’ art class, exploring many mediums and making beautiful and creative works of art. pARTiculars member Debra has a BFA from the University of Denver, and 20 years experience teaching art to children. $125 for 5 classes / $25 drop in.

Arturo Garcia

Arturo Garcia at pARTiculars

pARTiculars Guest Artist in August is activist, writer and painter Arturo Garcia. Jaliscan émigré Arturo’s technique of painting with palette knives, along with his love for color, results in an exciting combination of the abstract and the figurative. His work harkens back to that of the Huichol Indians of Mexico and the colors he remembers seeing as a boy – ultramarines, violets and magentas.
Arturo also partners with the Boulder-based Americas Latino Eco Festival as a steward of Graficomovil, Mexican artist Artemio Rodríguez’s mini-museum and community printmaking studio on wheels, and his paintings are in galleries in the Denver area as well as in Mexico. His style is classified by art scholars as Figurativismo Fauvista Moderno, Modern Fauvist Representational Art, although Arturo, being self-taught, prefers to just call it modern art. His exhibit at  will run through August 31.

Events @ Center for Musical Arts

Center for Musical Arts Fall Term

Starts August 28 at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Cost: Varies
Registration now open for music lessons and classes for all ages!  Free demo classes for Dalcroze and Music Together classes, Aug. 22-30.
Check our website for days and times. – visit www.centerformusicalarts.org to register or for more information!

Colorado Music Festival presents “Zeitouni Conducts Mahler’s Ninth”

Thursday, August 3, 7:30pm at Chautauqua Auditorium (900 Baseline Rd., Boulder) Cost: Tickets start at $12  Experience the masterpiece with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra led by Jean-Marie Zeitouni! For details and tickets visit http://coloradomusicfestival.org/concert/zeitouni-conducts-mahlers-ninth/

Colorado Music Festival Season Finale with Gil Shaham

Friday, August 4, 7:30pm at Chautauqua Auditorium (900 Baseline Rd., Boulder) Cost: Tickets start at $12  For details and tickets visit http://coloradomusicfestival.org/concert/season-finale-gil-shaham/

CMA’s Jazz Combos at Nissi’s

Tuesday, August 8 at Nissi’s (2675 North Park Dr, Lafayette, CO 80026). Tickets just $10 and available at https://nissis.com/
CMA’s Jazz Combos at Nissi’s with Director Steve Christopher will be performing at Nissi’s. Join us for an evening of great music, food, drinks and friends.The CMA Jazz Ensemble explores all forms of jazz including standard jazz band charts with an emphasis on improvisation. This group is composed of a variety of individuals from high school students to senior citizens (inter-generational). The Jazz Combos provide a more intimate setting with a greater in-depth study of jazz improvisation. The Combos are based on experience and ability, beginners through advanced levels.
Visit the Collective
House of Peace

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.
House of Peace
Artist Justin Diester
Louisville, Colorado
Location: 101 W. Cannon
Garden near NW corner of Canon and S. Public Road
Materials: Metal, wood, fiberglass, artillery shell, pillars
Price: $6,000
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
Moments in Mexican American History in the Southwest at The Collective

Moments in Mexican American History in the Southwest at The Collective

If You Go:
Aug. 3; 7pm – Community Conversation
Arturo Aldama, Justine Vigil-Tapi, Marjorie McIntosh and
community members will talk together about contributions
Latinos have made to Lafayette’s history, the progress that
has been made, and what challenges remain. Free and open
to the public.

Aug. 25; 6:30pm – An evening
of Art & Poetry
Enjoy an evening rich in culture! Meet the artist, Jerry Rael.
Poetry reading by Dr. Ramon Del Castillo. Light refreshments
provided. Free and open to the public.

Moments in Mexican American History in the Southwest, an historical look into Mexican-American history from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) to the present, is on display at The Collective in Lafayette. The exhibit of 23 panels combining text and images, was prepared by CU professors Dr. Arturo Aldama and Marjorie McIntosh. They are part of a traveling exhibit in Boulder County. The exhibit explores issues such as racism and discrimination as well as activism and social justice.

In addition to the historical exhibit, the paintings of Jerry Rael are on display. Denver artist Jerry Rael was born near the Bosque de los Caballos in a small house located in Jaroso, Colorado, about six miles north of the New Mexico state line.  His paintings explore and pay homage to his Mestizo heritage, and address such issues as immigration, Standing Rock, and race. The bright colors and the mixed emotions in Rael’s subjects are represented with a quality that suggests ghosts intertwined in a world where one doesn’t know which is real or which is fantasy.

The Collective Community Art Center will host two free community events in conjunction with the combined exhibition. A Community Conversation on Thursday, August 3, at 7 pm invites the public to join Dr. Arturo Aldama, Justine Vigil-Tapi, and Professor Marjorie McIntosh in a discussion the contributions Latinos have made to Lafayette’s history, the progress that has been made and what challenges remain. This event is free and open to all.

An Evening of Art & Poetry with artist Jerry Rael & Dr. Ramon Del Castillo will be held at The Collective on Friday, August 25 at 6:30pm. The public is invited to meet the artist and the poet. Poet Dr. Ramon Del Castillo, a professor from Metro State University, will read from his latest book Quetzales are not Extinct. Both Mr. Rael and Dr. Del Castillo will be part of a question and answer period after the reading. All are invited to enjoy the art, great conversation, and light appetizers throughout the evening. Wine will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.

The Collective –Community Arts Center is a City of Lafayette facility managed by the Arts and Cultural Resources Department. The Collective Gallery is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sundays 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The Collective Gallery is closed on Mondays.

For more information visit www.cityoflafayette.com/collective.

Work by ‘Scramble’ Campbell exhibited at Arts Hub gallery in Lafayette with opening this Friday

Work by ‘Scramble’ Campbell exhibited at Arts Hub gallery in Lafayette with opening this Friday

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If you go
What: “Live Music Painter” gallery opening with the music of The New Family Dog Duo
When:6-9:30 p.m., Friday, July 28
Where: Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette
Cost:Free
Info: ScrambleCampbell.com

Fans of live music and painting will have an opportunity to see work by Denver-based live-performance painter Keith “Scramble” Campbell in Lafayette this week.

After being invited to Colorado in 2000 by the band Widespread Panic to paint their show at Red Rocks, Campbell fell in love with the Colorado music scene and moved from Florida to join in the fun.

“In fact, the following week I painted String Cheese (Incident),” Campbell said. “I’ve painted most of their performances at Red Rocks since then.”

From that time, Campbell has become a regular feature at Red Rocks and other area concert venues. He has created more than 400 original works of art live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. His vast portfolio includes more than 2,600 pieces from nearly 1,000 musical events across the country over 25 years.

“This year is my 17th year at Red Rocks painting live, and my 13th annual Art Show at the visitor center. I had about an 80-piece Art Show up there, it went extremely well,” he said. “Red Rocks is great because it’s kind of like a space where, it’s become a convention spot for your favorite band to play multiple nights.”  Read More…

 

Wendy Woo Band featured at July Art Night Out

Wendy Woo Band featured at July Art Night Out

The Wendy Woo Band will be featured at Lafayette’s July Art Night Out. Denver based musician, Wendy Woo has built an award winning career as a talented singer-songwriter with her own unique style of slaptap, impressive vocal skills and engaging lyrics. She will bring excitement and energy to July’s Art Night Out.

The rest of the bands slated for the 2017 Art Night Out are Groove-a-licious on August 11 and the season finale on September 8 will be the popular vocal rock band, Face. Art Night Out visitors can also enjoy surprising flash mobs, live demonstrations by artists, crafters, dancers, and street performers.

The Art Market @ Art Night Out will offer a distinctive shopping experience with a wide variety of locally-made arts and fine crafts. The market is a result of a partnership with Crafted Life, who will curate the Art Market @ Art Night Out.  These creative goods will be available for purchase from 20+ different local vendors and artists. Applications to participate are now available at www.cityoflafayette.com/ANO .

Art Night Out is is a free, family-friendly community event that takes place from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on the second Friday, May through September, in Old Town Lafayette. The Art Market, ARTSLafayette beer & wine garden, children’s activities and food trucks open at 5pm.  The free concert starts at 6:30 pm.  Art Night Out visitors can also enjoy live demonstrations by artists, crafters, dancers, and others. Art Night Out is sponsored by the City of Lafayette, is a partnership with ARTSLafayette, Crafted Life and generous business sponsors MP Munding Realty, Confluence SBC, Anspach Jewelry, Lafayette Collectibles & Flea Market, By Krueger, Anne Larsen State Farm, and BlueBird Windows & Doors. 

For more details, visit www.cityoflafayette.com/ANO. Contact Susan Booker, susanb@cityoflafayette.com with questions.

We need your help!

If you would like to volunteer for July 14, please contact us as soon as possible.  You can also request your shift and location.
We need 100 Volunteers per night to make it work!  We need LOTS of other volunteers to be posted at 1 of 6 entry tents to help maintain the area around the Beer Garden perimeter. This is a great job – you get to visit with lots of folks. No training is needed for these jobs.  Some volunteers, if you have completed TIPS training, will help check id’s, sell tickets,  or take money.

Beer Garden/Art Night Out Shifts:
Set up crew A  2:00 – 3:30pm – 4 of 8 scheduled (need 4)
Set up crew B  3:30 – 5:00pm – 4 of 10 scheduled (need 6)
Shift #1 5:00 – 6:30 pm – 21 of 21 scheduled (need 0)
Shift #2 6:30 – 8:00 pm – 18 of 24 scheduled (need 6)
Shift #3 8:00 – 9:30 pm – 12 of 24 scheduled (need 12)
Clean-up crew 9:15 – 10:45 pm – 6 of 14 scheduled (need 8)

Contact rachel.hanson@cityoflafayette to sign up.

Volunteers Needed – inquire within

Volunteers Needed – inquire within

The next Art Night Out is on July 14. Wendy Woo and her Band will be the music for the night – and they are terrific!   If you would like to volunteer for July 14, please let me know as soon as possible.  You can also request your shift and location.
We need 100 Volunteers per night to make it work!  We need LOTS of other volunteers to be posted at 1 of 6 entry tents to help maintain the area around the Beer Garden perimeter. This is a great job – you get to visit with lots of folks. No training is needed for these jobs.  Some volunteers, if you have completed TIPS training, will help check id’s, sell tickets,  or take money.

Beer Garden/Art Night Out Shifts:
Set up crew A  2:00 – 3:30pm – 4 of 8 scheduled (need 4)
Set up crew B  3:30 – 5:00pm – 4 of 10 scheduled (need 6)
Shift #1 5:00 – 6:30 pm – 21 of 21 scheduled (need 0)
Shift #2 6:30 – 8:00 pm – 18 of 24 scheduled (need 6)
Shift #3 8:00 – 9:30 pm – 12 of 24 scheduled (need 12)
Clean-up crew 9:15 – 10:45 pm – 6 of 14 scheduled (need 8)

For more information contact rachel.hanson@cityoflafayette.com.  Volunteering is rewarding, contributes to the community and gives you a good feeling.

http://www.cityoflafayette.com/ANO

July Lafayette Art Source 2017

July Lafayette Art Source 2017

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The Collective

Lafayette Arts and Cultural Resources receives $50,000 Grant

City of Lafayette one of 89 National Endowment for the Arts Our Town projects selected nationwide.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced 89 awards totaling $6.89 million supporting projects across the nation through the NEA’s Our Town program.  Lafayette Arts and Cultural Resources Department is one of the recommended organizations for a grant of $50,000 to support The Collective, Community Art Center.
The grant will support programming at The Collective, a community arts hub on Public Road. Programs will include business training workshops for arts entrepreneurs, professional development for local nonprofit arts administrators, networking sessions, and art exhibitions and events featuring local talent. Programs will be developed and implemented by the City of Lafayette Cultural Arts Division, in partnership with the Boulder County Arts Alliance and ARTS!Lafayette. Expected benefits of the project are a stronger, more cohesive arts sector, and greater community participation in local arts activities. More about The Collective.

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Moments in Mexican-American
History of the Southwest at The Collective

An exhibit by CU Professors Arturo Aldama (Ethnic Studies)and Marjorie McIntosh (History)

On display July 8-August 25 at The Collective, 201 S. Public Road.
The exhibit, a collage of photographs, maps, and historical text, spans the period from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 1848, to the current activities of Latino student groups on the CU-Boulder campus. Among the topics covered are racism and discrimination against Mexican Americans, their contributions to the U.S. military, and the roles of Latinas in fighting for social justice.
Join us on August 3 at 7:00 PM for  a conversation with Arturo Aldama, Justine Vigil-Tapi, Marjorie McIntosh, and other members of the community.  We will talk about contributions Latinos have made to Lafayette's history, the progress that has been made in their status, and what challenges remain, in such areas as immigration rights and inclusion.

Wendy Woo

Wendy Woo Band @ July Art Night Out

Art Night Out is a free community arts event and concert in Old Town Lafayette.  Join us for the Art Market, art demonstrations, family activities, food trucks,  live music, beer & wine garden, & downtown art walk. Second Friday of the month May – September, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. 

July 14– Wendy Woo

August 11 – Groove-a-licious

September 8 – Face- Vocal Band

Most activities will be on Public Road, between Cannon and Emma Streets.  Bands will play in Festival Plaza at the intersection of Public Road and West Chester Street.  Participating restaurants, stores, and galleries are located in Old Town Lafayette, along Public Road.
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Kid and family friendly activities, arts and craft booths, balloon artist, & face painters will be at Festival Plaza
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm      Art Market, art demonstrations, street performers
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm      Beer & Wine garden
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm      Live Music!

www.cityoflafayette.com/ANO 

Art Market @ Art Night Out

Art Market @ Art Night Out

Crafted Life Markets is proud to be partnering with the City of Lafayette and ARTSLafayette to bring an art-focused version of their popular handmade markets to the Friday night music, arts, food and craft beer fair.
In addition to Crafted Life's usual lineup of amazing artisans and hand makers, The Art Market features fine artists, as well! Over the course of the summer, you'll meet painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists who you didn't know were a part of our community! More than 20 different local vendors and artists each month, as well as live demos by artists, crafters and others. Visit www.craftedlifemarkets.com for more information or to apply for future months.

Crafted Life Martket

Handmade Markets @ Festival Plaza
Last Saturday of the month ~ Next Market July 29

Adding some local flair to your summer life is easy in the heart of old town Lafayette's arts district for this juried handmade outdoor market featuring up to 30 vendors each month selling everything from handicrafts and home decor to ceramics and apparel, bath & beauty and artisanal foods, as well as indoor demos of cool crafts.
Come see why everyone has been talking about the Crafted Life Handmade Markets at Festival Plaza! Enjoy our vendors as well as the local shopping, art galleries and restaurants that are just steps away.
 Visit www.craftedlifemarkets.com for more information or to apply for future months.

Craft Market
Volunteers at Art Night Out
Volunteers have more fun!

Volunteer at Art Night Out

ARTS!Lafayette and the Arts & Cultural Resources Department are signing up volunteers for Art Night Out. 
100 volunteers are needed for each Art Night Out: July 14, August 11, September 8.   Many volunteers are needed for jobs that do not require special training; this includes volunteers who will help at the main entrances of the area, event set up and take down. Other volunteers, who have completed TIPS training may work checking IDs, selling beverage tickets and pouring wine.  Volunteers who give 1 ½ hours at an Art Night Out will receive a coupon for a free beverage from ARTSLafayette.  Fill out the volunteer form here.

LHS

Lafayette Historical Society presents

Colorado and the Great War: Centennial Reflections for the Centennial State

A WWI Centennial Commemoration Program
Saturday, July 8, 10:30 am at the Lafayette Public Library.
The Lafayette Historical Society and Lafayette Public Library will host Dr. Derek Everett, Professor of History at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His program is  "Colorado and the Great War: Centennial Reflections for the Centennial State".
Explore the many ways in which the war affected Colorado’s cities and farms, its cultures and economy, its environment and government, and how the Great War’s legacy still echoes across the state.

Saturday, July 8 from 10:30 - noon; in the lower level meeting room of the Lafayette Library. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Magic

Magic at the LIbrary

Magic - Juggling - Comedy -  with  magician Ann Lincoln 
July 15, 10:30 am
Back for a third year, our favorite magician Ann Lincoln bedazzles us with her juggling, comedy, and her live BUNNY! 

Summer Reading

Summer at the Library means only one thing – Summer Reading!  Join our free and accessible reading program for all ages. It’s an engaging way to keep your kids (and yourself) reading,  June 1 through July 31. We offer prizes and incentives for reading. Register online www.cityoflafayette.com/summerreading or come in to sign up. You can log your reading online, or drop by for assistance, and to pick up your prizes.

On the Same Page

On the Same Page is in its seventh year. It is a one book reading program for the Lafayette, Louisville, and Superior communities, this year featuring Sing for your Life, by Daniel Bergner. The New York Times bestseller chronicles Ryan Green's suspenseful, racially charged and artistically intricate journey from solitary confinement to stardom. Daniel Bergner takes readers on Ryan's path toward his music, introducing us to a cast of memorable characters--including the two teachers from his childhood who redirect his rage into music, and his long-lost father who finally reappears to hear Ryan sing.

Arturo Garcia

Arturo Garcia at pARTiculars

pARTiculars Guest Artist in July/August is activist, writer and painter Arturo Garcia. Jaliscan émigré Arturo's technique of painting with palette knives, along with his love for color, results in an exciting combination of the abstract and the figurative. His work harkens back to that of the Huichol Indians of Mexico and the colors he remembers seeing as a boy – ultramarines, violets and magentas. 
Arturo also partners with the Boulder-based Americas Latino Eco Festival as a steward of Graficomovil, Mexican artist Artemio Rodríguez’s mini-museum and community printmaking studio on wheels, and his paintings are in galleries in the Denver area as well as in Mexico. His style is classified by art scholars as Figurativismo Fauvista Moderno, Modern Fauvist Representational Art, although Arturo, being self-taught, prefers to just call it modern art. His exhibit at pARTiculars will run through August 31.

Arts in Education

Arts in Education Grant Opportunity

Teachers of Lafayette schools may apply for a grant to support arts-related projects with local students. The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) is proud to offer Arts in Education Grants to local schools and teachers for the 10th year in a row. The deadline for application is September 1, 2017. More information can be found at www.cityoflafayette.com/grants. Through an allocation from the city, last school year Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission awarded $6800 to 15 different projects in 7 Lafayette public schools. These are small grants of $500, or less, to supplement art supplies, allow for new art projects, exposure to artists, and much more. Those projects served more than 3,500 students from kindergarten through high school Last year’s projects included a mural of students’ cultures, a puppet show that taught lessons about the environment, art created from recycled materials using technology and Spanish speaking high school students mentored elementary students using Lafayette’s Art on the Street sculptures. Teachers may submit an online grant application at the City of Lafayette website; www.cityoflafayette.com/grants. Grant applications are due September 1, 2017. Regular school year projects should be completed by August 31, 2018. 

LCAC PAC

Openings on local arts boards

Apply to join the Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) or the Public Art Committee (PAC)!

The City of Lafayette is seeking residents to join the Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC)! LCAC is a citizen committee dedicated to developing, promoting, nurturing, and celebrating arts opportunities in Lafayette. 
LCAC Deadline: July 7, 2017; interviews will be held  on July 25, August 22, and September 26 (applications accepted until all positions are filled)
PAC Deadline: Tuesday, July 7; interviews held Wednesday, July 12 (applications accepted until all positions are filled; additional interviews, if needed, will be held August 8, and September 1)
Narnia at PBP

PBP presents Narnia

Peanut Butter Players Sum-Fun production of NARNIA opens on Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts, 1376 Miners Drive, Suite 106, Lafayette. 
 Tickets are available at the box office before each show or by calling 303-786-8727.    
For more information:  http://www.peanutbutterplayers.com

RAD

Kids camps at Reverence

Reverence Academy of Dance has a great 1/2 day camp for 5-7 year olds!   9-noon, Monday - Thursday, July 10 - 13 with a great show at the end of the week!  Offering Ballet, Lyrical and Jazz, Musical Theater.  
For more information, visit, reverenceacademyofdance.com/

CMA

Center for Musical Arts Summer Term

June 12-August 12 .
Students of all ages can take private lessons or sign up for one of our summer camps.  Here are our June offerings – visit www.centerformusicalarts.org to register or for more information!

Beginning Piano Camp 

July 17-21 (ages 5-9) from 9am-12pm This camp introduces beginning piano students to the joys of music in a group setting.

 High School Composition Workshop "Music for the Movies"

July 21 –July 23 for ages 14-18, Are you interested in composing for the movies?  This special three-day workshop that allows young composers to try their hand at creating musical scores for soundtracks, combining expertise of acclaimed pianist/composer Deborah Schmit-Lobis and young movie composer Taylor Hallman with the inspiration of the Colorado Music Festival at Chautauqua. 

Jazz Voice Studies 

July 24 - July 28, 3-4:30 pm for ages 12-18,Learn the skills needed to approach jazz standards with confidence and make them your own!

Found Sound 

July 24-28 (ages 5-9) from 1pm-2:30pm  There is music all around us!  Learn how to create your own instruments from everyday objects you find at home and use them to make your own musical compositions. 

Beatles for Guitar (Intermediate) 

July 24-28 (ages 12-17) from 10:30am-12pm; Improve your guitar playing and have a lot of fun using the extensive repertoire of The Beatles!
For details and registration visit centerformusicalarts.org All events at at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette)

clay fish

WOW! Summer Art & Maker Classes

Make a Clay Fish -

July 11;  3:00pm; K-3rd Grade. Learn how to make an easy salt dough clay. Then sculpt that clay into a fish, harden the creation, and paint your creature before you take it home! 

Create a Self Portrait -

July 18;  3:00pm; K-3rd Grade. We look at ourselves in the mirror every day, but drawing a self-portrait can still be tricky! Study the proportions of the face, 
then learn to draw and paint a self-portrait. We will use a variety of pigments, including wet paint, so please dress for mess!

Watercolor Painting -

July 25; 3:00pm; Ages: 3-8 years (ages 3-5 years must be with a guardian)
Discover the magic of watercolors! Explore the transparency and glow of this medium, experiment by adding others, and create your own work of art.

Pirate Ship Makers -

August 1; 10:00am; Ages: 3-8 years old (ages 3-5 years old must be with a guardian). Ahoy all ye pirates and little makers! Find out what happens when buccaneers use duct tape. Build your very own pirate ship and test its seaworthiness.
Advanced registration is required for all classes! 
Register online - wowchildrensmuseum.org

senior services

Call For Artists - 50 + 

Calling Lafayette and other local artists 50+ years old
Share your talent in the Lafayette Senior Center Art Show September 8 – 22, 2017 
103 S. Iowa Ave (corner of East Simpson in Old Town)  303-661-1492
Register and submit up to 5 pieces September 5-7, 9 AM – 4 PM 
Exhibit is open Monday – Friday September 11 – 15 and September 18-22
Accepted Media – Original Works Only
•    Oils & Acrylics: Original oil and/or acrylic paintings
•    Water Media: Original watercolors, gouache, and acrylics
•    Photography: Original photographs, not computer art
•    Drawing/Printmaking: Original works using charcoal, pencil, pen, and ink or related materials and combinations

Art and Ancestry Project 

Local artist and teacher, Lisa Michot, is coordinating this fun project! We will photo copy your photos, stories, and memories to share as a piece of our collaborative art piece: a family history collage quilt. Please bring up to three memories that we will copy and add to the collage by July 14 
In July and August we will assemble the mylar quilt/collage to display at the Senior Center during our September Senior Art Showcase.

volunteer

Call for Artists - all ages

City of Lafayette Volunteer Committee is sponsoring a poster contest with the winner to receive $150 prize at the September Art Night Out. We would like to invite artists of all ages and types to submit artwork that will be digitally reproduced to be a poster that the Committee will distribute to all of the City’s volunteers.   The theme is a quote from the plaque at our City Park; “Time Is the most valuable thing that man could give”
Please visit our website for more information.
www.cityoflafayette.com/volunteers

Rocket

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.

The Deluxe Spray-It Fire Rocketship

Artist Jimmy Descant
Salida, Colorado
Location: WOW! Children's Museum
110 N. Harrison Avenue; Lafayette
Materials: Found object, Assemblage sculpture
Price: $7,500

 Artist Statement: A rocketship depicts futurism and the ascent of Man's mind, as well as what he can do with his hands. This project is one of my large scale sculptures to cast that "WOW" factor immediately for the viewer.
Then... the discussion between people as to the effects and affects of such a piece in the realm of what WAS to be the future and what actually IS, and will be. 
My rocketships neither contain or depict any form of guns, bullets, or bombs; they are for the peaceful exploration of time, space, ideas, and cultures. Recycling is a major key, and the finding of the raw materials is a large share of the end result, of which I am a professional in acquiring the vintage and beautiful in out of the way places.
There is no end in America to reusable quality made pieces from the Golden Age of American manufacturing and the inspiration I get from them to create my stylized vision.
I am the Rocketman, and a Severe ReConstructivist! seeking the cool of that inspiration, as well as the message, creating in Salida, CO. and taking it to the world!



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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