The Lafayette Art Source ~ August 2017

The Lafayette Art Source ~ August 2017

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Community Conversation

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

Moments in Mexican American History

Moments in Mexican American History in the Southwest

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

Art Night Out

Art Night Out August 11

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

Barrio E

¡Siente a Puerto Rico!

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

Jerry Rael and Ramon Del Castillo

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

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

Arts in Education Grants

Arts in Education Grant Opportunity for Local Teachers

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

Arts in Community Grants

Arts in Community Grant Opportunity

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

See & Respond

Call for Artists and Poets!

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

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PBP

Audition at PBP

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

Arts hub

Youth Class Registration at Arts Hub

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

RAD

Register for Dance Classes

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

Swing dance course at Reverence Academy of Dance

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

WOW art room

Art and fun @ WOW

Pirate Ship Makers – August 1st

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

WOW!’s Art Room

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

Church of the arts

Artist Space Available

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

Volunteer at Art Night Out

Volunteer at Art Night Out

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

Time is the most valuable thing that a man could give

Volunteer Committee Art Contest

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

Lafayette Senior Center

Senior Art Show

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

Openings on local arts boards

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

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

August Classes @ pARTiculars

Drawing What You See & Beyond

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

Kids Art : Oodles of Doodles

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

Arturo Garcia

Arturo Garcia at pARTiculars

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

Events @ Center for Musical Arts

Center for Musical Arts Fall Term

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

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

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

Colorado Music Festival Season Finale with Gil Shaham

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

CMA’s Jazz Combos at Nissi’s

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

Art on the Street

The 2017 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures.
House of Peace
Artist Justin Diester
Louisville, Colorado
Location: 101 W. Cannon
Garden near NW corner of Canon and S. Public Road
Materials: Metal, wood, fiberglass, artillery shell, pillars
Price: $6,000
For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact arts@cityoflafayette.com

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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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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

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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.

Michael Adams Poetry Prize Reading and Reception to be held at Church of the Arts

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Lafayette, Colo. March, 2015 – – Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and ARTS!Lafayette will host the 2015 Michael Adams Poetry Prize Reading and Reception on Saturday, April 18, 5:00 – 8:30 PM at the Church of the Arts, 110 Roosevelt St. in old town Lafayette. The event will recognize participants and winners of the 2015 contest named in honor of the poet Michael Adam. The Michael Adams Poetry Prize aims to cultivate and inspire poetry while celebrating Lafayette’s commitment to community arts. Over $1200 will be given out in prize money.

Youth poetry will be presented at the reading from 5 – 6:00 pm. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded at elementary, middle, and high school levels. The event is open to all participants and their families.

A reception for all ages will be held from 6 – 7: oo pm. Refreshments will be provided. The adult poetry reading will follow the reception from 7 – 8:30 pm. Honorable mention and winners in the categories of “Social Justice” and “Natural Word” as well as the “Michael Adams Poetry Prize” will read their winning entries.

More than 100 poems were submitted. The contest was open to all Colorado adult poets as well as youth living in or attending school in Lafayette. All levels are eligible for cash prizes; with the grand prize earning $500. The 2015 judge is Martin Balgach.

Michael Adams was a founding board member of ARTS!Lafayette and longtime member and chair of Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission 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 named in his honor.

Contact Susan Booker (susanb at cityoflafayette dot com), Cultural Resources Coordinator for the City of Lafayette for more information

Michael Adams Poetry Prize Reading & Reception set

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ARTS!Lafayette and the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission are proud to announce:

Michael Adams Poetry Prize Reading & Reception
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Church of the Arts
110 Roosevelt St.
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Youth Poetry 5:00 – 6:00
Readings by 2015 Winning Youth Poets
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Prizes for three categories: elementary, middle, and high school

Reception 6:00-7:00
All participants and families welcome
Refreshments will be provided

Adult Poetry 7:00 – 8:30
Readings by 2015 Winning Adult Poets
1st Place and two Honorable Mention Prizes for the following categories “Social Justice” and “The Natural World” and the “Michael Adams Poetry Prize”

Named in honor of the poet Michael Adams, the Michael Adams Poetry Prize aims to cultivate and inspire poetry while celebrating Lafayette’s commitment to community arts.

Adult Guidelines

• Poems must be previously unpublished
• Poets must be current Colorado residents
• Entries were submitted by March 22nd.
• Entries are limited to one poem per category (The Michael Adams Poetry Prize, Social Justice, The Natural World)
• Please include name, address, phone, and email on each poem (judging will be conducted blindly)
The 2015 Judge is Martin Balgach.

Youth Guidelines
• Poets must live or attend school in Lafayette, Colorado.
• Entries were submitted by March 22nd.
• Entries are limited to two poems per poet. An entry form must be attached to each poem submitted.
• If you are a teacher submitting work on behalf of students, please pre-screen and only submit works you find exemplary.
• Please include name, grade, home or school address, phone, and parent or teacher email on each poem (judging will be conducted blindly)
The 2015 Judge is Martin Balgach.

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Memorial for Michael Adams set for 2pm Sunday

mikeAdamsFounding Arts!Lafayette board member and dedicated volunteer for Lafayette, Colorado passed away on September 26,  2013.  A celebration of Mike’s life will be held Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Lafayette at 2 p.m.  Michael fought a long battle with cancer keeping a positive outlook for the entire time.  We miss Michael and his poetry and dedication to the arts in Lafayette.  Please join us in celebrating his life and memory on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 2:00p.m.

The published legacy obituary can be found here.

Read Michael’s poetry here.

The longer, more complete version follows:

Michael Adams died on September 26, 2013, surrounded by family and friends.  He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in the steel town of Homestead.  Colorado has been his home for over 30 years.

Mike’s life and work were a reflection of his own intellectual curiosity and varied interests.  He spent four years as a steelworker at the Duquesne works while he attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, and a Master’s degree in planning.  He continued his education at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

After his stint as a steelworker, Mike worked as an urban planner, mountaineering guide, teacher, and natural resource manager. His recent career included work for Boulder County Open Space as a natural resource manager, and as a faculty advisor for the Masters’ program in Adventure Education at Prescott University.

Mike spent much time hiking and exploring in the  mountains of Colorado.  He especially loved being at the cabin he built in the Wet Mountains.

Mike was an accomplished and highly regarded poet and writer.  The author of eight books of poetry and essays, Michael has been published in numerous journals, magazines and anthologies, and literary journals.  Mike was also an accomplished musician and claw-hammer banjo player and often merged his poetry with music.  Michael was very active in poetry and the arts, both locally and regionally. He was active in, and for a time chaired, the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission .  He was a Guest Artist with Art From Ashes, and performed on radio and television across the country, either alone or as part of the poetry group The Free Radical Railroad.  He was the winner of the 2007 Mark Fischer Poetry Prize.

His diverse work experience and upbringing left him with a lifelong passion for issues of social, economic, and environmental justice and a love for the natural world. Throughout his life, Mike stayed true to his roots, his principles and his beliefs, and advocated tirelessly on behalf of justice and equality.

Everyone who knew Michael had a deep respect for his rectitude and intellectual honesty, and the thoughtfulness and integrity with which he approached everyone around him and everything he did.  Those who knew him will always remember his wise counsel, his good cheer around the campfire, his hearty laugh, his poetry and his banjo playing and singing.  His friends regarded his as their brother, and his community of family and friends will miss him deeply.

Michael is survived by his beloved wife Claire, mother Martha, mother-in-law Margaret, sister Jeanne and her partner Lavon, brother Mark and wife Lynne, sister-in-law Colleen and husband Ray,  brother-in-law Dan and his wife Li-Piin, nephews Andy and wife LeeAnn, Kaleb and wife Loretta and great-nephew Jakob, niece Heather and husband Simon and great nephew Dylan, faithful canine companion Terra, a large extended family and his many, many friends.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 2:00.

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