The Lafayette Art Source ~ April 2017

The Lafayette Art Source ~ April 2017

 

Banner


Art Night Out

Art Night Out announces bands

Lafayette’s Art Night Out will feature a fantastic line-up of Colorado musicians.  The season will kick off May 12, with the award winning salsa band, Quemando. The bands slated for the 2017 Art Night Out are June 9 – Mama Lenny & the Remedy; July 14– Wendy Woo; August 11 – Groove-a-licious and the season finale on September 8 will be the popular vocal rock band, Face.
Lafayette’s Art Night Out event will be celebrating 10 years this summer with an updated logo and the launch of a new Art Market. The market is a result of a partnership with Crafted Life, who will curate the Art Market @ Art Night Out. Applications to participate are now available at www.cityoflafayette.com/ANO . (see article below)
Art Night Out is a monthly arts festival 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 demos by artists, crafters, dancers, and others. The event runs 6-9pm on the second Friday of each month, May – September.  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.

Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize

Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize

Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and ARTS!Lafayette are proud to announce a call for entries to the 2017 Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize. All entries are due April 7, 2017; at noon.  The Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize (LYPP) aims to cultivate and inspire poetry while celebrating Lafayette’s commitment to community arts. $340 will be given out in prize money.
The Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize is open to youth (K – 8th  grade) living in or attending school in Lafayette.   The youth entries will be divided into three age categories, with a Spanish Language and English division at each age level.  Cash prizes will be awarded at each level.  All styles, themes and lengths are welcome. High school students and adults are welcome to enter the Michael Adams Poetry Prize later this year.
The finalists at all youth levels will be invited to read at a public event at The Collective Community Arts Center located at 201 N. Public Road at 2pm on April 29, 2017.
All entries must be received by April 7; at noon.  Entries may be hand delivered to The Collective, mailed or emailed. Entry forms and additional info may be found at www.cityoflafayette.com/LYPP

Art Market

Art Market @ Art Night Out

Crafted Life, as proud partner with the City of Lafayette, is bringing The Art Market – an art-focused version of its popular handmade markets – to the City’s popular Art Night Out series!
In addition to Crafted Life’s usual amazing array of amazing artisans, crafters and makers, they will be adding fine artists to the vendor lineup. Painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists are such a big part of our community, and our art-centric town deserves to meet them! Up to 25 booths each month! Fine artists and vendors can apply FREE for any or all of the five Art Night Out events at https://www.crafted.life/pages/art-night-out-in-lafayette-co

Addams Family

Addams Family: The Musical!

Come see Centaurus High School’s Mercury Theatre’s production of Addams Family: The Musical! Showings start on April 6th at 7 pm. We have 3 night shows, on the 6th, 7th, and 8th, and a 2pm matinee on the 8th. Tickets are $8 for Students and BVSD employees (and their family!), and $10 for general admission. Seniors, it’s only $7 if you’re 65+. Tickets are on sale now on RevTrak, purchasable both by this link https://centaurushigh.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=9 , or at the door on show nights.  We have an incredible cast and crew that have been working so hard on all of this and we’re sure you’ll love the show!

CWHF

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame STEAMS into Lafayette

The Arts and Cultural Resources Department is proud to partner with the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF)  for the April and May exhibit of Women in STEAM portrait exhibit at The Collective.  This exhibit will feature more than 50 portraits of Colorado Women who have made an impact in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math.
The opening reception, Thursday April 13, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, will feature Betty Heid, Chair of the CWHF Board of Directors.  Ms. Heid will talk about the CWHF and the impact of women in our state’s history.  Beth Stade, the featured sculptor, will also be at the opening reception.

The exhibit will feature notable women including Dr. Susan (Doc Susie) Anderson, Pilot Penny Hamilton, Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Justina Ford, and Martha Maxwell as well as Judy Collins, Helen Bonfils, and Eppie Archuleta. The portraits represent a wide range of skill, education, perseverance, and hard work.
Beth Stade will give a workshop, “5 Ways Math Makes Great Art – Number 3 Will Shock You!” on Thursday, May 4, 6:30 – 8:00.  The Collective is at 201 N.  Public Road. For more information http://www.cityoflafayette.com/collective

Leaf electronic workshop

Spring LEAF

Electronic Music Workshop – April 14, 21, and 28 from 6-8 pm Cost: $15 (for all three workshops!) Learn about electronic music and build, and perform with, your own synthesizer! This course will focus on learning about the history of electronic music and the different ways synthesizers have influenced modern music and contemporary art. Each student will have the opportunity to design and build their own electronic instrument to take home and will be invited to perform as an ensemble at the Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival(LEAF) on Friday May 5. No experience needed, all materials will be provided. This three-session course will meet each Friday leading up to the LEAF with the performance as an optional fourth session. For more details visit: http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/electronic-music-workshop/
Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival Performances – Saturday, May 5 from 7 pm – 10 pm at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Cost: Free and open to the public! Center for Musical Arts & LEAF (Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival) will host a series of performances fashioned around crafting things ourselves. Building things from broken bits and layers and slivers and slices and action and blind passion. Sounds and images, music and instruments, communities and commitments. Performances by: Antenes, Ariadne, bios+a+ic, Rhinoceropolis in Exile: page27, Sister Grotto, orchidz3ro
For details visit http://leafcolorado.org/category/springleaf2017/
These events will be held at Center for Musical Arts; 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette.

Social singing

Classes at Center for Musical Arts

Bluegrass 101-April 4 – May 2 (5 weeks), 10 am -3 pm. $65 Open to all ages — Bring your guitars, mandolins, banjos, basses, dobros and vocal chords, and learn to jam! For more details visit http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/bluegrass-101/
Music Together- April 4 – May 23 (8 weeks) Classes are offered at 9 am and 10 am on Tuesdays & Wednesdays; Cost: $152 / $88 for siblings In Music Together® you will experience weekly, 45-minute classes that include songs, movement, and instrument play. For details visit http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/music-together/
Broadway Boomers Concert “Reviewing the Situation”- April 9; 2 pm & 6 pm. Free and open to the public! Celebrating Broadway and Movie Musicals of the 1960’s! Broadway Boomers is a weekly class designed to give adults, 45 years and older, an opportunity to sing, gently dance, and enjoy the thrill of performing. Full details at http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/broadway-boomers/
Social Singing- April 5 – May 3. 1 pm -2:30 pm;  $80. This class emphasizes singing for adults who want to be in a group, but don’t want to perform. For more details visit http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/singing-social/
These events will be held at Center for Musical Arts; 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette.

Dalacroze

More at CMA

Music & Movement – April 6 – May 25  $120 Immerse yourself in an exploration of musical concepts through rhythm games! . For details visit http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/music-movement/
Honors Recital- Sun., April 23 at 5 pm  Free and open to the public! Join us for a evening filled with a variety of musical performances by our honors recital student winners! For details visit http://centerformusicalarts.org/event/honors-student-recital/
Musically Mindful- April 29 from 1-3 pm; $15;  In this one-day workshop, participants will experience music as a form of mindfulness practice. For details visit http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/musically-mindful/
These events will be held at Center for Musical Arts; 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette.

Out and About

Out & About’s Center Stage for Kids!

An original production of “The Bremen Town Musicians” presented by Out & About’s Center Stage for Kids!
Friday, April 21, 7:30 – 8:00pm at Centaurus High School. Free, donations accepted
Join us for a night of acting, singing, and dancing as Out & About’s Center Stage for Kids premiers “The Bremen Town Musicians”. Out & About is a community-based non-profit and a division of Imagine! serving people in Boulder County with developmental disabilities.  The Center Stage program uses positive instruction within a therapeutic framework to encourage growth, learning, socialization, and the achievement of individual goals. We hope to see you there! Recipients of the 2017 Arts in Community Grant, we want to give special thanks to our sponsors, Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and the Parents Engagement Network (PEN) of BVSD.

Uganda Childrens Choir

Music, Song, and Bugs at WOW!

Integral Steps Presents Music & Movement – Friday, April 14; 1:00pm  High energy, exciting and fun, this program allows children to dance and play through a combination of music, movement, biology, and art!  This program is presented by Emma Shubin of Integral Steps.
Ugandan Kids Choir – Saturday, April 15; 1:00pm  WOW! is pleased to host the Ugandan Kids Choir for a truly unique musical performance! Touring throughout the United States, the choir consists of ten children who perform traditional African singing, dancing, and drumming with incredible energy and joy.  This cultural program is generously sponsored by the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.
Itsy Bitsy Bugs – Tuesday, April 25; 10:00am  Presented by the Butterfly Pavilion, this 30 minute program is guaranteed to keep your toddlers fluttering, hopping, and singing. With puppets, music, and of course, live bugs to keep your tots buzzing with excitement!   All events listed Included with Museum admission. http://wowchildrensmuseum.org/

XFiles

The X-Files: The Spoof is Out There

Theater Company of Lafayette Presents  “The X-Files: The Spoof is Out There” Directed by Madge Montgomery.
TCL brings FBI agents Scully and Mulder to the stage to investigate the alleged alien abduction of two teenagers, while a popular novelist, Jose Chung, writes about the incident. Amidst the hilarity, the episode poses the poignant question, “What do we have, if we don’t have the truth?”
Theater Company of Lafayette, 300 East Simpson Street, Lafayette.
Performance Dates are Friday, April 7th at 8 PM, Saturday, April 8th at 8 & 10 PM, Sunday, April 9th at 6 PM, Friday, April 14th at 8 PM, Saturday, April 15th at 8 PM. Tickets are $13 each and can be purchased at TCLStage.org.

Public Works Theater Masks

Flight of Fancy by PWT

Public Works Theatre Company is proud to present Flight of Fancy! Our latest show spins a tale of wonder when a Puffin and a Girl become unlikely friends. Using masks and puppets to create a cartoon-like world, this show will delight all ages. Playing at The Hive at East Simpson, Lafayette, April 22-23 & 29-30. All tickets are $12 and may be purchased at: http://flightoffancy.brownpapertickets.com, or visit our Website at www. publicworkstheatre.com.

Lecture at the Library

Can We Fight Fake News? Monday, April 24, 7 pm
Professor Andrew Calabrese University of Colorado presents: What defenses do we have when public figures use social media to mobilize populist sentiment through deception and manipulation? “Fake news” is nothing new, but the speed and scale at which false or misleading information travels is unprecedented. What forms of media literacy and civic competence are needed to engage with this new reality?

Lafayette Reads

Lafayette READS! Book Club

Lafayette READS! is a quarterly reading and discussion group hosted by the Lafayette Public Library. Lafayette READS! current selection is Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv “The children and nature movement is fueled by this fundamental idea: the child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable.” -Richard Louv
We select books that are great reads and relevant to today’s issues.  Our informal discussions will focus on the book itself, and how the story sheds light on the contemporary world.  Lafayette READS! covers both fiction and nonfiction, new books and rediscovered classics.  We’re a reading group that really does talk about the book!

BAL

Classes at Book Arts League

Lino Letterpress with Julia Seko & Vivian Jean
April 8 – 10:00 – 4:00; Cost – BAL member $93.00
Non Member $103.30. Create an original 3×4 linoleum carving to be printed in combination with a short line of handset type. Print a small edition of cards. You’ll be introduced to the tools and materials of linoleum block carving, and to basic letterpress printing techniques, including typesetting and printing. All materials will be provided. No prior experience necessary!
Three Signature Leather Spine Binding with Brenda Gallagher
April 23 – 1 – 5 pm BAL member $87.85; Non Member $98.15  Learn to create a simple 3 signature hand sewn blank book. Brenda Gallagher will guide students to cover hard covers with decorative paper, fold signatures, and prepare a leather spine for sewing. Folded signatures will then be sewn by hand into the spine in a decorative pattern. Students can bring their choice of decorative cover paper. All other materials will be provided.  More information for both classes at http://www.bookartsleague.org/

Madascar Jr

Madagascar, Jr. at the Arts Hub

The ArtsHub Junior theater group (5th through 10th graders) will be performing the production Madagascar, Jr. on April 22, 23, 29 & 30 at 2pm & 6pm.  All seats are $7 at the ArtsHub (420 Courtney Way, Lafayette, CO)
Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Bao Bao Festival

Bao Bao Festival

The Bao Bao Festival will be at Center for Musical Arts on April 8; 6-9pm. The event is a celebration of African arts and culture and also a celebration and fundraiser of the BaoBao Library which will open this summer in Ghana. Drumming lesson from 6:00-6:30, drums available or people can bring their own drums. 6:30-7:00 performance by Modern Orchestral Village Ensemble (A troupe that performs traditional African drumming with a mix of hip hop and Rhythm and Blues)  followed by African dance and drumming from Mokomba Ensemble led by Adjei Abankwah and Nii Okai Aryeetey, Music and dancing to close out the evening until 9pm.  Tickets $5 for kids and $10 for Adults; Children under 3 are free. Made possible with a grant from Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez Convivio April 8

Build community and celebrate the life and work of Cesar Chavez and other American civil rights heroes during Lafayette’s 13th annual Cesar Chavez Convivio! Planned by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee with support from the Boulder County Healthy Youth Alliance and Empowerment Center of East County, the event will be held on Saturday, April 8 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Alicia Sanchez International School (655 Sir Galahad Dr.).  Free and open to the public, the event will include a performance by Molina Speaks, student presentations, children’s activities, bilingual parent workshops, music, dancing, and refreshments.  For more information contact Marty.Walsh@cityoflafayette.com or Elaina@EmpowermentCenterEastCounty.org

ecec

Lafayette in Action

The Empowerment Center of East County (EC)2, invites hundreds of youth and adult community members to participate in meaningful service projects throughout the Lafayette community on Saturday, April 22. Held in conjunction with Global Youth Service Day, the event aims to build community, foster community engagement, and celebrate youth leadership.
Lafayette in Action will commence with a breakfast and kick-off ceremony at Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer at 9:00 a.m.  Following, volunteers will fan out to project sites, including schools, community-based agencies, city parks, and churches, where they will complete identified projects for approximately two hours.  To celebrate their collective accomplishments, volunteers will then be invited to return to Pioneer Elementary for an afternoon event, featuring food, live music, youth presentations, a student service award ceremony, and silent auction (to fundraise for subsequent community events.)  To register or for more information, seewww.EmpowermentCenterEastCounty.org or contact Elaina@EmpowermentCenterEastCounty.org

Dance

Reverence Academy of Dance

Reverence Academy of Dance, 15 years in Lafayette will hold 6 weeks of summer camps and 8 weeks of classes. Camps include ballet, jazz, lyrical, musical theater, a trip to the pool and show each week.  Evening classes include Pre-school, beg, intermediate and advanced ballet, jazz, tap, and lyrical. Call 303-661-0719 or register online: www.reverenceacademyofdance.com

Volunteer

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: May 12, June 9, 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.http://www.cityoflafayette.com/FormCenter/Community-Development-3/Volunteer-Application-for-Art-Night-Out-201

Miner's Museum

Lafayette Miners Museum

The museum is open Tuesday 7-9 pm, Thursday and Saturday 2-4 pm. Schedule group tours by calling  303.665.7030.
The Lafayette Miners Museum is housed in the Lewis Home, a miner’s house built in 1890 at the Gladstone Coal Mine northeast of town. Like so many other homes in Old Town, it was moved into Lafayette when the mine closed. Each room contains artifacts and photographs from the four main periods of Lafayette’s legacy: the Native People, Agriculture, Coal Mining, and Lincoln Highway eras. The living room is a great place to get a cup of coffee and look at the enlarged photographs that depict the development of the city. The Miners Museum has reference materials for research, old town business displays, and memorabilia regarding the educational history of the city. The mining room is considered to contain one of the finest known collections of Colorado coal mining equipment, and the kitchen is furnished with household items from the early 20th century. The public is always welcome. Admission is free.

Art on the Street

Art on the Street

The 2017 Art on the Street sculptures will be installed on April 5 & 6, weather permitting.
Be sure to look around town, on Public Road, at the Senior Center, for the new sculptures!

Scientific and Cultural Facilities District
Colorado Creative Industries
ARTSLafayette

 

Music Line-Up announced for Lafayette’s 10th season of Art Night Out

Music Line-Up announced for Lafayette’s 10th season of Art Night Out

Mama Lenny and the Remedy

The 10th Anniversary season of Lafayette’s Art Night Out will feature a fantastic line-up of Colorado musicians.  The season will kick off May 12, with the award winning salsa of Quemando.

The rest of the bands slated for the 2017 Art Night Out are Mama Lenny & the Remedy on June 9; Wendy Woo on July 14; 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.

Lafayette’s Art Night Out event will be celebrating 10 years this summer with an amazing line up of bands, an updated look and the launch of a new Art Market. The Art Market will offer a distinctive shopping experience with a wide variety of locally-made arts and fine crafts.  The market will be carefully curated by Crafted Life,  to feature an amazing lineup of hand makers, painters, sculptors, photographers and other unique artists and fine craft vendors.  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 has also found a new date; the second Friday of each month.  The monthly festival, which will remain in Old Town Lafayette – on Public Road between Cannon and Emma Streets – will be held May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, and September 8.

[logo color-01.png]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 City of Lafayette sponsors Art Night Out, in collaboration with the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority (LURA), ARTS!Lafayette,  and many Lafayette businesses.

 

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

Lafayette’s Art Night Out heads into 10th season with new Art Market and logo

Lafayette’s Art Night Out heads into 10th season with new Art Market and logo

Lafayette’s Art Night Out event will be celebrating 10 years this summer with an updated look and the launch of a new Art Market.

Lafayette’s Arts and Cultural Resources Department has unveiled a new logo for the annual community event. In collaboration with Agency 313 of Lafayette, the new logo was developed to reflect the vibrant, creative, summertime vibe of Art Night Out.

The new Art Market at Art Night Out will also make its debut appearance in 2017. The Art Market will offer a distinctive shopping experience with a wide variety of locally-made arts and fine crafts. The market will be carefully curated to feature an amazing lineup of hand makers, painters, sculptors, photographers and other unique artists and fine craft vendors. These creative goods will be available for purchase from 20 different local vendors and artists. The market is a result of a partnership with Crafted Life, who will manage the Art Market at Art Night Out. Applications to participate are now available at www.cityoflafayette.com/ANO . Art Night Out visitors can also enjoy live demonstrations by artists, crafters, dancers, and others.

Art Night Out has also found a new date; the second Friday of each month. The monthly festival, which will remain in Old Town Lafayette – on Public Road between Cannon and Emma Streets – will be held May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, and September 8.

The band line up will be released later this month.

Art Night Out, in its tenth season, 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 City of Lafayette sponsors Art Night Out, in collaboration with the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority (LURA), ARTS!Lafayette, and many Lafayette businesses.

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

Artists Among Us 2017

Artists Among Us 2017

Countdown to the Artists Among Us Reception

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

Join members of ARTS!Lafayette, the Public Art Committee and Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission for a show of their artwork. These amazing volunteers spend countless hours bringing great art and culture to Lafayette. Many of them are also great artists.  To find out more or RSVP, visit our event page.

IF You Go:
Where:
East Simpson Coffee
Address: 414 E Simpson St, Lafayette, Colorado 80026
When: Friday, April 7th, 5p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: FREE

* A portion of the proceeds benefit the Arts In Lafayette.

Arts Lafayette Call for Volunteers for Art Night Out 2017, 2nd Friday’s, May – September

Arts Lafayette Call for Volunteers for Art Night Out 2017, 2nd Friday’s, May – September

Countdown to Volunteer Training

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

Call for Volunteers

Volunteering for the arts is both fun and rewarding

Beer & Wine Garden  Join the team! Enjoy  the music, visit with friends, and help make Art Night Out huge success!  Volunteers who give 1 ½ hours at Art Night Out get a FREE DRINK!

Lafayette Police Department is offering a free training for all ARTS!Lafayette volunteers who wish to help with alcohol service, id checking and sales at the 2017 Art Night Out Beer & Wine Garden. Volunteers will learn how to check ids and other required safety precautions. ARTS!Lafayette will also seek additional volunteers for jobs that do not require training.

If You Go:

Training 10 AM – noon;
Sunday, March 26
Lafayette Police Station
451 North 111th St.

We request that you are trained every 3 years.  Art Night Out is held on the Second Friday’s from May through September.

rachel.hanson@cityoflafayette.com  or  www.artslafayette.org to sign up or for more information.

The Lafayette Art Source March 2017

The Lafayette Art Source March 2017

 

Banner


Honk at Peanut Butter Players

Peanut Butter Players Lunch Bunch

Lafayette’s youth theater, Peanut Butter Players presents the Broadway musical HONK!, the adaptation of “The Ugly Duckling”  in luncheon theatre for the family starting February 18 and continuing on Saturdays through March 18.    Show at 11 a.m followed by lunch at noon – all for $15.person.  Reservations requested:  303-786-8727.  Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts, 1376 Miners Drive, Suite 106, Lafayette. More information at http://peanutbutterplayers.com/

Art by George Perez

Arts Hub – 2 Openings, 1 night

 Friday, March 10, 2017. 6-9pm
An opening reception for two new exhibitions. Music and refreshments. Free to the general public.

George P. Perez – A Lack Of

The HUB Gallery; March 10 – April 28
A CU-Boulder Grad and recent Redline-Denver Alumnus, George P. Perez presents new work, including a site-specific installation in the main gallery. Part of the Month of Photography-Denver:  http://www.mopdenver.com/  Thank you to our exhibition sponsors: The Boulder County Arts Alliance, the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and the Lafayette Public Arts Committee

ROAM

Jon Geiger – ROAM- “On the roof” at the Arts HUB

March 10 – May 15.  Denver’s Black Cube Nomadic Contemporary Art Museum presents: ROAM. Detroit-based Artist, Jon Geiger presents his roving neon, animated, tumbleweed sculpture. http://www.blackcubeart.org
The Arts HUB; 420 Courtney Way; Lafayette, CO 80026
www.artunder.org

TCL STAGE

Theater Company of Lafayette Presents  “Blood Privilege” by Don Fried

Directed by Brian Miller. “Blood Privilege,” a startling new work that rocked audiences in New York and London, makes its regional premiere at Theater Company of Lafayette March 3rd – 25th.
The play examines the myth of the infamous Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory who, in the late 1600s, was accused of murdering more than 600 local peasant girls in a bizarre and grisly attempt to retain her youth and beauty.
Theater Company of Lafayette, 300 East Simpson Street, Lafayette, CO 80026, Performance Dates March 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30 PM and March 19 at 2:00 PM. Ticket prices $10 – 16. www.tclstage.org or 800-838-3006

LYPP

Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize

Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and ARTS!Lafayette are proud to announce a call for entries to the 2017 Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize. All entries are due April 7, 2017; at noon.  The Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize (LYPP) aims to cultivate and inspire poetry while celebrating Lafayette’s commitment to community arts. $340 will be given out in prize money.
The Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize is open to youth (K – 8th  grade) living in or attending school in Lafayette.   The youth entries will be divided into three age categories, with a Spanish Language and English division at each age level.  Cash prizes will be awarded at each level.  All styles, themes and lengths are welcome. High school students and adults are welcome to enter the Michael Adams Poetry Prize later this year.
The finalists at all youth levels will be invited to read at a public event at The Collective Community Arts Center located at 201 N. Public Road at 2pm on April 29, 2017.
All entries must be received by April 7; at noon.  Entries may be hand delivered to The Collective, mailed or emailed. Entry forms and additional info may be found at www.cityoflafayette.com/LYPP

Masontown

Kaleidoscope Concert: Masontown with Bonnie & Taylor

Saturday, March 11, 7:30 pm at Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Tickets just $12-$15 and available at http://masontown.brownpapertickets.com/
Join us for a special concert in the Kaleidoscope concert series featuring Masontown with special guests Bonnie & Taylor. A new and enchanting sound has emerged from the hotbed of the Colorado roots music scene. Masontown, a young band with a concept as timeless as the Rocky Mountains, has alighted onto a bluegrass community that has already produced some of the best that the acoustic music world has to offer. But Colorado, and the wider world of modern music, hasn’t quite heard this yet. A lauded fiddle champion and classical violinist. A veteran bluegrass mandolin player and composer. One of Colorado’s jazz guitar greats reborn as a flatpicking sensation. An upright bassist with roots running deep in the classical and jazz traditions. These are the individual elements that come together to create Masontown. Beer, wine, and other refreshments will be available for purchase! Details at http://centerformusicalarts.org/event/kaleidoscope-concert-masontown-with-bonnie-taylor/

Boomers Concert

Broadway Boomers Concerts

March 17 at 7 pm & March 19 at 4 pm at Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Free and open to the public!
Located at the Center for Musical Arts in Lafayette, Colorado, Broadway Boomers is a weekly performance class designed especially to give adults, 45 years and older, an opportunity to sing, gently dance, and enjoy the thrill of performing. At this time in our busy lives, where else will we get the chance to be “A STAR?” Besides singing in Broadway Boomers, we have jobs, careers and/or are volunteering, all which keep us quite active! Full details at http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/broadway-boomers/

Center for Musical Arts offers Performathon and free demo

PERFORMATHON and Mardis Gras Student Fundraiser

Saturday,  March 4, 10 am -3 pm at Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Free and open to the public! Join us for the Center for Musical Arts only student run fundraiser. Games, Activities and Prizes – FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Performances every hour. Pizza and snacks available. ENTER TO WIN A FREE PIANO! DOOR PRIZES EVERY HOUR! Details at http://centerformusicalarts.org/event/performathon-and-mardis-gras-student-fundraiser/

FREE Music Together Demo

Thursday, March 16 at 10 am at Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Free, advance registration required. Call 303.665.0599 or email brace@comusic.org
In Music Together® you will experience weekly, 45-minute classes that include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. Infants 8 months and under may attend classes for free with an enrolled sibling. Family and friends are always welcome to visit. Details at http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/music-together/

Irish Dancers

WOW Children’s Museum

McTeggart Irish Dancers

March 11th; 11:00am
Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a special performance by the McTeggart Irish Dancers!  This cultural program is sponsored by the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and is included with Museum admission.

Integral Steps Presents Music & Movement –

March 10th; 1:00pm
High energy, exciting and fun, this program allows children to dance and play through a combination of music, movement, biology, and art!  This music and movement program is presented by Emma Shubin of Integral Steps and is included with Museum admission.

Boulder Bach Festival Performance –

March 31st; 11:00am
Join our friends from Boulder Bach Festival for a fun and interactive classical music performance!  Included with Museum admission.
For more information visit: wowchildrensmuseum.org

How to Die in Oregon

HUB Film Series : How to Die in Oregon

The HUB Film Series presents How to Die in Oregon on Tuesday, March 14th @ The HUB Theater  7:00pm; All Seats are $5.  (The Arts HUB; 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette, CO; 303.229.1127).
In How to Die in Oregon, filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether – and when – to end their lives by lethal overdose. Richardson examines both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue. What emerges is a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity.http://artunder.org/event/how-to-die-in-oregon-hub-film-series/

Art Night Out Volunteers

Volunteer training for Art Night Out

Beer & Wine Garden ~ Join the team! Enjoy the music, visit with friends, and help make Art Night Out huge success! Volunteers who give 1 ½ hours at an Art Night Out get a FREE DRINK!
Lafayette Police Department is offering a free training on Sunday, March 26; 10 am – noon at the Lafayette Police Department, 451 N. 111th Street; for ARTS!Lafayette volunteers who wish to help with alcohol service, id checking and sales at the Art Night Out Beer & Wine Garden. Volunteers will learn how to check ids and other required safety precautions. Other volunteers are needed for jobs that do not require training.
No need to sign up, walk-ins welcome to training. Contact Rachel.hanson@cityoflafayette.com or www.artslafayette.org to sign up or for more information.
Art Night Out, in its ninth season, is a downtown arts festival with live music, art, and a beer & wine garden. The beer & wine garden is hosted by ARTS!Lafayette, a non-profit agency supporting the arts in Lafayette. All money raised in the beer & wine garden will support ARTS!Lafayette’s mission to fund arts and culture activities in Lafayette.

Lafayette Reads

Lafayette READS!

Group discussion Monday March 20th; 6:00pm The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Woa by Junot Diaz, facilitated by Scott Foley
Lafayette READS! might just be the reading group you’ve been looking for.  We’re a quarterly reading and discussion group, under the umbrella of Lafayette Library.  We select books that are not only great reads, but that are relevant to today’s issues.  Our informal discussions focus on the book itself, as well as on ways in which the story sheds light on the contemporary world.  Lafayette READS! covers both fiction and non-fiction, new books and rediscovered classics.  We’re a reading group that really does talk about the book!
On Monday, March 20 at 6pm, we’ll discuss The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz. New York Times called the fast-paced romp, “Mario Vargas Llosa meets ‘Star Trek’ meets David Foster Wallace meets Kanye West.”  It’s funny, cool, sad and inspiring, narrated by one of the most original voices in recent fiction.

Amy Rivers

Local author Amy Rivers talks about her latest books, Wallflower Blooming and Best Laid Plans & Other Disasters; Thursday, March 2, 6:30 pm at the Lafayette Public Library. Her books will be available for purchase.
Reading to end Racism

Reading to End Racism

Saturday, March 18, 2:30 pm
Through intergenerational storytelling and facilitated dialogue, all participants will engage in a workshop to teach understanding, acceptance, and awareness. This workshop will be facilitated by high school students from the Lafayette Peer Empowerment Project for Elementary age students and parents to attend.

Ghosts of the West

Ghost Towns of Colorado

The Lafayette Historical Society presents, “Ghost Towns of Colorado” on Sat., March 18, 10:30AM-12:30 PM in the Lafayette Public Library lower level meeting room.
More than 600 ghost towns are in Colorado. They began with the Colorado gold & silver rush in 1859, and thrived until the 1893 silver market crash. These towns contain stories of residents and artifacts of miners’ lifestyles. Photos illustrate how Colorado’s pioneers and explorers endured after they migrated West to “strike it rich.” Featuring two Ghost towns, St. Elmo and Independence. Presented by Bob and Judith Marlowe and sponsored by The Lafayette Historical Society. Free to the public.

Public Works Theatre

Public Works Theatre offers a variety of camps

Public Works Theatre Company’s Summer Camps are here for your wild, creative kid!
One-week camps run June 9-23, 2017 in Clown, Shadow Puppetry, Junk Puppets, and Mask Making. Full day and half day options available for kids ages 5-12 ranging in cost from $160-$320/week. All camps are at the Starkey Building on S. Public Road, Lafayette. Please visit our Website for more information and to register: www.PublicWorksTheatre.com. Early Bird deadline is March 15th!

Reverence Academy of Dance

Reverence Academy of Dance classes

Reverence Academy of Dance, 15 years in Lafayette will hold 6 weeks of summer camps and 8 weeks of classes.  Camps include ballet, jazz, lyrical, musical theater, a trip to the pool and show each week.  Evening classes include Pre-school, beg, intermediate and advanced ballet, jazz, tap, and lyrical. Call 303-661-0719 or register online: www.reverenceacademyofdance.com

City of Lafayette

Volunteer Openings

The Public Art Committee is seeking three individuals to join us in developing Lafayette’s pubic art program and selecting artwork for the Art on the Street  program.  A belief that art improves quality of life is much more important that artist skill or experience.  Please contact Susan Booker, Arts & Cultural Resources Director, for more details.  susanb@cityoflafayette.com

Arts Hub

Arts Hub Summer Camps

The Arts HUB will be offering 45 Part Day & Full Day Theater, Dance, Art and Film Summer Camps for ages 2 ½ – 18; Before & After Camp Care Available
The HUB Film Series presents How to Die in Oregon on TUESDAY MARCH 14th @ The HUB Theater  7:00pm; All Seats are $5.  (The Arts HUB; 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette, CO; 303.229.1127).

photo by Peter Steele

Photo by Peter Steele

Cadence opens at pARTiculars

Exhibit Opening at pARTiculars!
Mark your calendars! Cadence, an exhibit by pARTiculars gallery owners, opens on March 17, with new works by Ann Barnsley, Jeff Becker, Suzanne Connolly-Howes, Jeanne Hougen, Marita McDonough and Peter Steele on the theme of cadence, an exploration of rhythm, flow and pattern. The community is invited to the opening reception from 4:30-6:30 on Friday, March 17.

Book Arts League

“Mad March” Spring Book Arts League Open House

Sunday March 5th from  1 – 4 pm
Join us on March 5th at the historic Ewing Farm for letterpress and book binding demonstrations, refreshments and socializing with Book Arts League members. Try your hand at running a press or another creative endeavor!

Book Arts League class

Springtime Letterpress Collage

with Greg Robl and Julia Seko

March 18 –9:00 – 4:00
Learn pressure printing and type collage!  Make collage plates to create imagery, then set some wood type, metal type, ornaments, and engraved images from BAL’s collection.Print an edition of multiple-color mini-posters on the Vandercook SP 15.
No prior experience necessary.
To register, go the Book Arts League website http://www.bookartsleague.org/classes-2/
Questions? Contact us at bookartsleague02@gmail.com

Lafayette Miners Museum

Lafayette Miners Museum

Open Tuesday 7pm -9pm, Thursday  2pm – 4pm, and Saturdays 2pm – 4pm. The museum will open for group tours by calling  303.665.7030.
The Lafayette Miners Museum is housed in the Lewis Home, a miner’s house built in 1890 at the Gladstone Coal Mine northeast of town. Like so many other homes in Old Town, it was moved into Lafayette when the mine closed. In 1913, William and Hannah Lewis purchased the house, and their family remained in it until Hannah died in 1975. The following year, the Lafayette Historical Society acquired the property with generous help from their youngest son, Elmo.
The public is always welcome. Admission is free. The Lafayette Historical Society is also pleased to provide tours for schools, organizations, or any group that has an interest in Lafayette’s heritage.

Scientific and Cultural Facilities District
Colorado Creative Industries
ARTSLafayette


 

 











%d bloggers like this: