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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Art Night Out June 9

Mama Lenny & The Remedy is June’s band.  Art Night Out is a free community arts event and concert in Old Town Lafayette.  Join us for the new 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.  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!
June 9 – Mama Lenny & the Remedy
July 14– Wendy Woo
August 11 – Groove-a-licious
September 8 – Face- Vocal Band
www.cityoflafayette.com/ANO

Art Market

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 Art Night Out.
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.

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The Illustrated Urban Garden

Artist reception starts at 2pm at The Collective Community Arts Center located at 201 N. Public Road. The Illustrated Urban Garden, brought to Lafayette in partnership with the Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration, will run from June 2 -June 30, 2017.

Surveying Our Future

Surveying Our Future

Public dedication for Surveying Our Future; sculpture by Geoffrey Newton, will be at Isabelle Farms on Saturday, June 10 at noon.
On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act created the Kansas Territory and the Nebraska Territory, divided by the 40th parallel north.  On February 28, 1861, the western portion of the Kansas Territory and the southwestern portion of the Nebraska Territory were incorporated into the new Colorado Territory. The 40th parallel became the primary baseline for surveying the land in the eastern portion of the new territory, and a road was eventually cut along the survey baseline.Baseline Road runs almost exactly along the 40th line of latitude. This sculpture, a surveyors transit, pays tribute to the rich history encompassed by Baseline Road. Generously Sponosred by Merrick & Company
Commissioned by the Lafayette Public Art Committee.  Dedicated to the City of Lafayette Engineering Staff & Consultants: Brad Dallam, Peter Johnson, Doug Short, Aaron Asquith, Ron McLaughlin, Jim McLaughlin,Tim Paranto, Pat Sorenson, & Ted Zorich

Old Town Garden Tour

The LOTA Old Town Lafayette Garden Tour is on June 10 from 9am to 2pm.
The tour features five private cottage gardens, the Community Garden at Sister Carmen Community Center, and an art exhibit entitled The Illustrated Urban Garden. The tour includes xeric landscapes, raised-bed vegetable gardens, outdoor rooms, live music, and artist demonstrations. Tickets are available at Lafayette Florist in advance for $8 or the day of the event for $10. All proceeds from the tour go back into the community as homeowner grants and to support community events. To volunteer for the tour or become a member of LOTA, please contact Annette Thull at 303-581-7763 or anetthull@comcast.net

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Informing the Eye: Botanical Illustration for Science and Inspiration

Saturday, June 24; 11:00 am; at The Collective, 201 N. Public Road
This talk will be presented by Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski, Manager of School of Botanical Art and Illustration, and in coordination with the Denver Botanic Gardens show of The Illustrated Urban Garden at The Collective Community Art Center, which will hang from June 2 – June 30.

Last child

Lafayette READS! Book Club

Book Discussion Group June 19, 6 pm at the Lafayette Public Library.Lafayette READS! is a quarterly reading and discussion group hosted by the Lafayette Public Library. The 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!

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.

Sound Circle

Sound Circle at The Arts Hub

The 18-voice women’s a cappella ensemble Sound Circle will perform Widening Circles at the Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way in Lafayette, on Monday, June 5, at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com, and information is at soundcirclesings.org. There will be tickets available at the door ($20 general, $15 senior/student), and there is a small discount for advance purchase online. The concert is a compassionate wondering about the tribal nature of humans, with a rich variety of music and texts– beautiful, thought-provoking, and soul-nourishing.

Hair

TCL presents HAIR~The Musical

Theater Company of Lafayette Presents “HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” Directed by Heather Frost.  Get ready to be transported into the revolutionary era of the 1960s, as a wild tribe of young Americans searches for love and peace. HAIR celebrates the hippie counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory—and provides a glimpse into the exhilarating and tumultuous movement that changed the world.
“This is an exuberant, large-scale show being performed in a very intimate setting,” said Director Heather Frost. “With only a 75-seat house and phenomenal live music, we plan to give the audience an unforgettable experience.” HAIR runs June 1st – 24th, 2017 at the Mary Miller Theatre (300 E. Simpson St. in Lafayette)
Thursday (June 1, 15, and 22) at 7:30pm; Fridays (June 2, 9, 16, 23) at 7:30pm; Saturday  (June 3, 10, 17) at 7:30pm & Saturday, June 24,  at 8:00pm; Sunday matinées (June 4, 11, 18) at 4:00pm; Special matinée Saturday, June 24 at 2:30pm
Ticket price: $20-$23. (Group discounts available online.) Tickets at: www.tclstage.org or call 1-800-838-3006
***Please note: Due to adult themes, this show is not recommended for children. (Sexual content, references to drug use, language and nudity.) Rated R.

volunteers

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: 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

WOW

WOW! Summer Art Classes

Keep your kids busy this summer by enrolling in our fun, hands-on art classes! Summer classes are offered onsite to children in Pre-K to 3rd Grade.  Class topics include: Make a Clay Fish, Create a Self-Portrait, and Watercolor Painting.  Advanced registration required.  To register or for more information visit: http://wowchildrensmuseum.org/visit/summer-classes

Music Together

Youth classes at CMA

Center for Musical Arts Summer Term
June 12-August 12 at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Cost: Varies. Students of all ages can take private lessons or sign up for one of our summer camps.  Visit www.centerformusicalarts.org for more information!

Music Together (ages birth-5 yrs)

Multiple classes to choose from — In Music Together® you will experience weekly, 45-minute classes that include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as non-formal, non-performance oriented musical experiences that are developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers to join in on – regardless of their own musical ability. Infants 8 months and under may attend classes for free with an enrolled sibling. For details and registration visit http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/music-together/

Meet the Instruments

Ages 10-13; June 12-16  Do you like music, but don’t know what instrument you’d like to play?  Come meet them all!  In one week you’ll get to try your hand at playing strings, band instruments and drums.  A great introduction for kids who will be taking band or orchestra in the fall.   For details and registration visit http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/meet-the-instruments-2/

Beginning Guitar Group

June 12-16 Ages 9-14,  If you have ever wanted to learn guitar, this long class is a great place to start!  Whether you want to rock, jam or play classical music, this camp will get you on your way!    For details and registration visit http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/beginning-guitar-group/

violin

Colorado Twinklers

Ages 6-11, June 19-23; The Twinklers program is a Suzuki-based strings camp open to all violin and viola students, Colorado Twinklers is designed to be an unforgettable experience.  They will focus on improving each child’s musical aptitude and achievement— all while having a lot of fun!   For details and registration visit http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/twinklers-violin-camps/

Brass for Beginners®

Ages 8-15; June 19-23; Learn the basics of brass playing through the fascinating history of lip-blown instruments. Get ready for a multimedia journey from prehistory through Ancient Rome, following the adventures of Ragnar, the first trumpeter in human history. Students will learn the basics of sound production, articulation, and navigation of the harmonic series using a natural trumpet, which will prepare them for playing any of the modern brass instruments in school band. To learn more, visit www.brassforbeginners.com.   All instruments will be provided for this camp.
For details and registration visit http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/brass-for-beginners/

Dalcroze Summer Safari: Grooves and Gorillas!

Ages 5-7; June 26-30;  This summer, your child will discover the magical world of the jungle, where exotic animals, flowers and trees all come alive!  Let your child’s imagination soar as we integrate music with dance, art, and theatre in ways that inspire and cultivate creativity. This five-day camp will conclude with a performance for family and friends, complete with sets and costumes created by the students themselves. Each day, students should bring a small snack to munch on while they build their own sets and costumes. Enrollment is limited, so register soon! For details and registration visit http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/dalcroze-summer-safari-grooves-and-gorillas/.
Classes and events held at the Center for Musical Arts; 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette.

Jazz

Jazz Combos (adult)

Mondays,  June 12-Aug 7  The combo setting provides an in-depth study of jazz improvisation. Combos will be formed based on experience and ability. Performance opportunities will be a part of each session. The Advanced Combo will travel to Dazzle and the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival. For details and registration visit http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/cma-jazz-combos/
Classes and events held at the Center for Musical Arts; 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette.

lcac

Arts in Education Grants

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.

Lotus

Art on the Street

The 2017 Art on the Street is installed in Old Town Lafayette.  Take a look at all the sculpture as you stroll down Public Road, visit WOW Children’s Mueseum or the Senior Center.
All art is also available to view on http://www.cityoflafayette.com/1769/2017-Art-on-the-Street.

Lotus

Artist Charolette Zink; Berthoud, Colorado

Location: NW Corner of Emma and Public Road
Material: Steel
Price: $6,500

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

Scientific and Cultural Facilities District
Colorado Creative Industries
ARTSLafayette


 

 

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