The Lafayette Art Source March 2017

The Lafayette Art Source March 2017

 

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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.

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An Artists Reception: featuring Jon Geiger and George P. Perez at The Arts Hub in Lafayette

An Artists Reception: featuring Jon Geiger and George P. Perez at The Arts Hub in Lafayette

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ROAM

Denver’s Black Cube Nomadic Contemporary Art Museum presents: ROAM

 
Detroit-based Artist, Jon Geiger presents his roving neon, animated, tumbleweed sculpture. 

ROAM combines three familiar icons of the American West – the billboard, neon sign, and tumbleweed. The tumbleweed’s association with the Western film has come to represent desolate, dry, and uninhabited landscapes. Major highways and cities throughout the U.S. are populated with an array of billboards and neon signs, which stand as reminders of these forms of outdoor public advertising that flourished from the 1920s through the 1980s. While billboards mostly conjure up thoughts of commercial advertisements, they have also been used in a variety of ways in contemporary art. Geiger’s use of neon light references both the traditional, commercial use while simultaneously nodding to iconic artists, such as Bruce Nauman, who have worked with these materials.

For Geiger, both the tumbleweed and neon are also symbols of isolation, vibrancy, and commerce. He sees this work as a beacon with a “cold, soft glow that pulls in passersby like mosquitoes to a bug zapper.”

For more information visit http://www.blackcubeart.org

If You Go:

When: Friday, March 10, 2017 
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Cost: Free 
 
Music, Food, and Refreshments.
Plus, comments from ROAM Artist Jon Geiger, Black Cube Executive Director and Chief Curator Cortney Lane Stell 
and ArtsHUB Gallery Curator Mark Moffett
 
The Art Underground: ArtsHUB
420 Courtney Way
Lafayette, CO 80026

 

George P. Perez: A Lack Of 


A Lack Of presents a personal venture of filling a void

CU-Boulder Grad and recent Redline-Denver Alumnus, George P. Perez presents new work, including a site-specific installation in the ArtsHUB Main Gallery.

A Lack Of explores and examines photographs with what Susan Stewart calls “a potential commodity, taking place within the abstract and infinite cycle of exchange”. George P. Perez presents his entire collection of collected photographs ranging from the 1930’s to circa 1970’s from various locations in the States, and foreign countries like Turkey. A Lack Of presents a personal venture of filling a void, to create a mold of stimulating memories and experiences embedded in a displacement of photographs.

On  view: March 10 – April 28

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

How to Die in Oregon screening of film by Peter D. Richardson at the Arts Hub tonight

How to Die in Oregon screening of film by Peter D. Richardson at the Arts Hub tonight

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On November 8, 2016, Colorado voters passed Proposition 106, the End of Life Options Act, at the ballot by 65 to 35 percent (or 2 to 1) margin making it legal to help terminally ill patients end their own life. The law went into effect on December 16, 2016 making Colorado the sixth state to adopt a “right to die” measure. In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. 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 in Oregon and now Colorado.

Lafayette announces call for entries for Youth Poetry Event

Lafayette announces call for entries for Youth Poetry Event

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

Michael Adams

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 atwww.cityoflafayette.com/LYPP

Michael Adams was a longtime member and chair of Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, founding board member of ARTS!Lafayette, as well as a talented poet.  Mike was a talented poet as well as a dedicated leader in the arts in Lafayette. He had a passion for poetry, the arts and community. He was an intelligent, thoughtful and guiding force for many. He had a huge heart and was a stellar volunteer. He lost his life to cancer in September 2013; this contest is held in his honor.

Collective Community Arts Center Grand Opening

Collective Community Arts Center Grand Opening

New city arts department also housed at facility

By Marine MartinFor Hometown Weekly

Lafayette this week welcomes the grand opening of the Collective Community Arts Center and the Arts and Cultural Resources Department, a new department serving the city’s vibrant art scene.

The opening will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at 201 N. Public Road, a refurbished historic building.

The new art center’s name was chosen to show the collaboration of collectively working together to celebrate the community’s identity through art.

The celebration will begin by presenting photography of Gerry Morrell, a native Coloradan and photographer.

Morrell also is known as a local celebrity in Lafayette where he served as a fire fighter and fire chief for 40 years. His family owns Lafayette’s Morrell Print Solutions.

His show, called Off the Beaten Path, explores areas in Colorado where people don’t venture as much, and focuses on taking pictures of roads less traveled.  Read More…

 

The Arts Hub Film Series The Starfish Throwers – A Documentary

The Arts Hub Film Series The Starfish Throwers – A Documentary

The Starfish Throwers – A Documentary

Worlds apart, a five-star chef, a twelve year-old girl, and a retired schoolteacher discover how their individual efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger.  Award-winning chef Narayanan Krishnan, fighting against the caste system in India, quits his job to begin a life of cooking and hand-delivering fresh meals to hundreds of people in his hometown. Katie Stagliano’s planting of a single cabbage seedling when she was nine years old blossoms into Katie’s Krops, a non-profit with 73 gardens dedicated to ending hunger. Retired middle school teacher Mr. Law battles personal health issues as he hand delivers more than a thousand sandwiches nightly to the hungry in Minneapolis.

This documentary tells the tale of these remarkable individuals and the unexpected challenges they face. Despite being constantly reminded that hunger is far too big for one person to solve, they persevere and see their impact ripple further than their individual actions.

thestarfishthrowers.com

If You Go:
The Arts Hub Film Series, Feb. 15, 7:00pm
The Starfish Throwers – A Documentary
Q&A with HOPE Longmont
420 Courtney Way, Lafayette CO 80026
Sponsored by Project Local Community (projectloco.org)

 

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