The Lafayette Art Source ~ June 2017

The Lafayette Art Source ~ June 2017

 

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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.

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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.

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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/

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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.

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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.

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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

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The Lafayette Art Source ~ May 2017

The Lafayette Art Source ~ May 2017

 

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Beth Stade

5 Ways Math Makes Great Art

Beth Stade, a local artist and CU math researcher will give an interactive, public talk on Thursday, May 4, 6:30 – 8:00. The Collective invites the public to meet the artist at 6:30 pm; her workshop titled, “5 Ways Math Makes Great Art – Number 3 Will Shock You!” will begin at 7:00 pm.  Light snacks will be served.  The event is free and open to the public; the talk will include math concepts suitable for ages 16 +.
The interactive talk will focus on math, pattern, and art.  “Mathematics is the language of patterns, and patterns delight our brains in the visual arts. With simple draw-along activities, this interactive talk will explore patterns in modern art installations, and in the art of Da Vinci, Escher, and others.  No word problems, promise,” says Ms. Stade.  Stade’s “Possession Series” a collection of small iron and rock sculptures will be on display at The Collective during April and May.  Stade is a local artist and faculty member of the CU Center for STEM Learning and the CU Department of Mathematics. Ms. Stade is also the designer of Lafayette’s “Geometry Point” at Mike Romero Park, an interactive and educational public exhibition.

LEAF

Spring LEAF at CMA

Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival Performances

Friday, May 5 from 7 pm – 10 pm; Free and open to the public!
Center for Musical Arts & LEAF (Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival) will host a series of performances fashioned around crafting things ourselves. Building things from broken bits and layers and slivers and slices and action and blind passion. Sounds and images, music and instruments, communities and commitments. Performances by: Antenes, Ariadne, bios+a+ic, Rhinoceropolis in Exile: page27, Sister Grotto, orchidz3ro
For details visit http://leafcolorado.org/category/springleaf2017/

Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival Circuit Bending

Saturday, May 6 from 10 am – 12 pm; Cost: $15 to participate and open to the public to watch!
Circuit Bending lets you re-purpose old toys, games, and electronics to make new and interesting sound instruments. If you are interested in the workshop please bring $15 to the workshop on Saturday. We are limited to 15 people actually working on things because of the time and resources involved, but anyone is welcome to watch for free. If you would like to bring an old toy you can, depending on how it is made we can instruct you on how to add an audio output to it at the basic level, and if it is old enough we may be able to assist you in modifying it. For details visit http://leafcolorado.org/circuit-bending-workshop/

Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival Films

Saturday, May 6 from 2 pm – 4 pm ;  Free and open to the public!
Join us for a short film program that delves into new media art, artists, performance, music, history, sound and sculpture.

LEAF events at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette).

Quemando

Art Night Out May 12

Colorado’s premier Salsa band, Quemando will kick of the season!  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!
May 12 – Quemando
June 9 – Mama Lenny & the Remedy
July 14– Wendy Woo
August 11 – Groove-a-licious
September 8 – Face- Vocal Band

www.cityoflafayette.com/ANO303-661-1260

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Sparks and Spirits

Sparks & Spirits

Now in Lafayette! Join us for this craft distillery tasting featuring 15 local distilleries plus artists that shine after dark – music and synchronized fire with Audio Pixels, Pokey the Fire Breathing Dragon, an art exhibit of sound, musical performances and more. Includes a commemorative tasting glass, appetizers, craft cocktails and spirits, alongside arts and performance. This nonprofit event is at the Lafayette Arts Hub • Saturday, May 20th, 2017 • 7:30pm-11:30pm • Tickets $45-$55  www.sparksandspirits.com

Fairy

Festival of Faerie

Festival Plaza 400 South Public Road, Lafayette;
May 20, 2017, 9:30 a.m.  to 5 p.m. Free. (Quest is $5)
Ignite your creativity with this unique, homegrown, family-oriented festival, the Festival of Faerie. It’s fantasy at its finest where children and adults alike are invited to slide into a pair of wings and slip way into their imaginations dancing, questing for the dragon, and meeting the Festival queen surrounded by faeries, leprechauns, story tellers, giants, and all other manner of fae folk. Includes a free costume contest, amazing vendors, free live music and door prizes.
Contact  Yvonne Larson, 303 819-4697 for more information or visit facebook
Festival of Faerie, https://www.facebook.com/FestivalofFaerie/

Senior Center art

Art and Ancestry Project

The Lafayette Senior Center is hosting a fun community project this spring and summer, facilitated by local artist, Lisa Michot. We will collect from local seniors two dimensional memories of their ancestors  (photos, drawings, articles, letters). These images will be transferred to mylar and then fastened together into a  group story quilt. Lisa will introduce the project at the Senior Center (103 S. Iowa Ave) on Wednesday April 26 and we will begin collecting items to copy  at that time. Collection will extend through May and the project schedule will be posted soon.  Call the Senior Center at 303-661-1492 for more information.

WOW Childrens Museum

Theater & Fun at WOW! Children’s Museum

Colorado Educational Theater Program
Friday, May 5th, 11:00am
Join Colorado Educational Theater for movement, stories, giggles and fun as we explore animals and how they jump into Spring!  This special cultural program is sponsored by a grant from the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and is included with Museum admission.

WOW! Family Dance Party

Friday, May 12th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Let’s party! Join us for an after-hours Museum event for the whole family! Put on your dancing shoes for an evening of fun activities, including a kid-friendly DJ, hands-on science crafts, hula-hooping on the patio, glow sticks, prizes, snacks, and more!
Tickets: $11 per child; $6 per child for WOW! Members, $5 per adult.  Purchase tickets online: https://68348.blackbaudhosting.com/68348/WOW-Family-Dance-Party

Festival of Faerie Story Time

Saturday, May 13th, 3:30pm
In celebration of the 6th Annual Festival of Faerie, join Tomas O’Dreams and Nissa Queen of LaFete for an interactive story time and faerie tea party!  This special event is included with Museum admission.
For more information visit: wowchildrensmuseum.org

Memories

16th Annual Memories performance

Reverence Academy of Dance presents the 16th Annual “Memories”
Saturday, May 27 2017 at Platt Middle School at  6pm
Tickets on sale May 1 at www.reverenceacademyofdance.com

Reverence Academy of Dance

RAD offers summer camps for all ages

Summer camps and classes for all!
Reverence Academy of Dance, 1370 Miners Dr. #111, Lafayette CO 303-661-0719, www.reverenceacademyofdance.com

Clown Camp

Clown Camp for summer fun

Public Works Theatre Company’s Clown Camp is here for your wild, creative kid!
One-week Clown Camp for kids ages 5-11 from 9am-12pm June 5-9, 2017. $160week. Camp is at the Starkey Building on S. Public Road, Lafayette. Please visit our Website for more information and to register: www.PublicWorksTheatre.com.

Totero

Alley Art Murals are Amazing

Alley Art Amazin! is currently accepting requests from homeowners who want murals.  Contact us on our website at www.alleyartamazin.com and look for our artists around town as they transform our alleyways into public art galleries!

Peanut butter players

Youth Theater Auditions

Auditions for Sum-Fun Musical Narnia
May 20, 27 from 1-4 at the Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts, 1376 Miners.   Drive,Suite 106. Everyone aged 5-18 who auditions will be given a part in this musical version of C. S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe which will be performed on July 20-23, 2017.  No experience is necessary.  Auditioners will be asked to sing a short song, read from the script or recite a poem or rhyme.  Rehearsals will be held in the afternoons starting June 19.  There is a $100 membership fee and actors provide their own costumes. Call 303-786-8727 for more information.
Registrations for Summer Theatre Workshops
Five week-long day camps featuring well-known musicals (Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, Lion King, Seussical, Willy Wonka) will be held throughout the summer for young actors aged 7-16.  Registration form and further information on the website:  http://www.peanutbutterplayers.com.  Professional staff with 8/1 student ratio.  Final performances free to the public.  call 303-786-8727 for more information.

Tuba

Free performances at Center for Musical Arts

Rocky Mountain Concert Band Concert

Saturday, May 6 at 7pm

Jazz Combos Concert

Monday, May 15 at 7pm

Advance Jazz Combos & Jazz Ensemble Concert

Sunday, May 24 at 7pm
All listed events at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Cost: Free and open to the public!  For details visit http://www.centerformusicalarts.org

Glee club

More free performances

Showstoppers Glee Club Concert

Sunday, May 21 at 4pm

Center for Musical Arts Student Recitals

Various days and times for the entire month of May, Free and open to the public!  Join us for a variety of student music recitals throughout the month of May. From guitar to ukulele to piano to violin and voice.
All listed events at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Cost: Free and open to the public!  For details visit http://www.centerformusicalarts.org

WWI

WW I Centennial Book Group

WWI remains America’s forgotten war, even though more Americans gave their lives during that war than in the Korean and Vietnam Wars combined. WWI profoundly shaped the rest of “the American century.”  – The United States World War One Centennial Commission
In commemoration of those who lost their lives in WWI, and of the impact on American society by the “Great War”, the United States World War One Centennial Commission has organized a yearlong series of events and programs throughout the US. Lafayette Public Library has joined with other area libraries and with the Lafayette Historical Society to present a series of book discussion groups and historical figure based interpretive programs.
The first book discussion is based on the Willa Cather novel, One of Ours .
Cather explores the destiny of a grandchild of the pioneers, a young Nebraskan whose yearnings impel him toward a frontier bloodier and more distant than the one that vanished before his birth. In doing so, she creates a canny and extraordinarily vital portrait of an American psyche at once skeptical and romantic, restless and heroic.
Join the Book Discussion on Thursday, May 25, at 6 pm, at the Library. Pick up a copy of the book at the library, and share your thoughts with your neighbors.

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Vandal damages public art

The Arts and Cultural Resources department is sad to report that the first act of vandalism has been committed on a piece of public art in the Art on the Street Sculpture program.  Susan Booker, Director, said, “I’m sorry to say we’ve had what I believe to be the first intentional damage to a piece of public art.”
A small bronze horse was removed by force, from the sculpture “Horizon Line,” by artist Michael Brohman.  Brohman’s sculpture was installed on April 5.  The sculpture is located at 104 N. Public Rd, in front of Santiago’s Restaurant.  It is valued at $18,000.
The crime was reported to the Lafayette Police Department.  Anyone with information about the crime is asked to report it to 303-665-5571.
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The Lafayette Art Source ~ April 2017

The Lafayette Art Source ~ April 2017

 

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Art Night Out

Art Night Out announces bands

Lafayette’s Art Night Out will feature a fantastic line-up of Colorado musicians.  The season will kick off May 12, with the award winning salsa band, Quemando. The bands slated for the 2017 Art Night Out are June 9 – Mama Lenny & the Remedy; July 14– Wendy Woo; August 11 – Groove-a-licious and the season finale on September 8 will be the popular vocal rock band, Face.
Lafayette’s Art Night Out event will be celebrating 10 years this summer with an updated logo and the launch of a new Art Market. The market is a result of a partnership with Crafted Life, who will curate the Art Market @ Art Night Out. Applications to participate are now available at www.cityoflafayette.com/ANO . (see article below)
Art Night Out is a monthly arts festival in Old Town Lafayette.  The Art Market, ARTSLafayette beer & wine garden, children’s activities and food trucks open at 5pm.  The free concert starts at 6:30 pm.  Art Night Out visitors can also enjoy live demos by artists, crafters, dancers, and others. The event runs 6-9pm on the second Friday of each month, May – September.  Art Night Out is sponsored by the City of Lafayette, is a partnership with ARTSLafayette, Crafted Life and generous business sponsors mp munding REALTY, Confluence SBC, Anspach Jewelry, Lafayette Collectibles & Flea Market, By Krueger, Anne Larsen State Farm, and BlueBird Windows & Doors.

Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize

Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize

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

Art Market

Art Market @ Art Night Out

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

Addams Family

Addams Family: The Musical!

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

CWHF

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame STEAMS into Lafayette

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

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

Leaf electronic workshop

Spring LEAF

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

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Classes at Center for Musical Arts

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

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More at CMA

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

Out and About

Out & About’s Center Stage for Kids!

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

Uganda Childrens Choir

Music, Song, and Bugs at WOW!

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

XFiles

The X-Files: The Spoof is Out There

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

Public Works Theater Masks

Flight of Fancy by PWT

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

Lecture at the Library

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

Lafayette Reads

Lafayette READS! Book Club

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

BAL

Classes at Book Arts League

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

Madascar Jr

Madagascar, Jr. at the Arts Hub

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

Bao Bao Festival

Bao Bao Festival

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

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez Convivio April 8

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

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Lafayette in Action

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

Dance

Reverence Academy of Dance

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

Volunteer

Volunteer at Art Night Out

ARTS!Lafayette and the Arts & Cultural Resources Department are signing up volunteers for Art Night Out.
100 volunteers are needed for each Art Night Out: May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8.   Many volunteers are needed for jobs that do not require special training; this includes volunteers who will help at the main entrances of the area, event set up and take down. Other volunteers, who have completed TIPS training may work checking IDs, selling beverage tickets and pouring wine.  Volunteers who give 1 ½ hours at an Art Night Out will receive a coupon for a free beverage from ARTSLafayette.  Fill out the volunteer form here.http://www.cityoflafayette.com/FormCenter/Community-Development-3/Volunteer-Application-for-Art-Night-Out-201

Miner's Museum

Lafayette Miners Museum

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

Art on the Street

Art on the Street

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

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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
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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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The Collective

Grand Opening at The Collective-Community Art Center

Join us at The COLLECTIVE – Community Art Center on Friday, February 17, for our Grand Opening & Inaugural art show. 201 N. Public Road in Old Town Lafayette.
Grand Opening Celebration 4 – 8pm.
The celebration will feature the inaugural art show for the gallery, “Off the Beaten Path,” photography by Gerry Morrell.
4 pm – Open House
5 pm – Ribbon Cutting
5:30 – 8 pm – live music, light refreshments, and an opportunity to meet the artist, Gerry Morrell. Formal remarks will be made at 7 pm.
The event is free and open to the public.
 
The Collective Community Arts Center, recently located in the rebuilt historic building at 201 N. Public Road, is home both to the City of Lafayette’s new arts center and the Arts and Cultural Resources Department.  Visitors at The Collective can expect to experience a welcoming, unpretentious place to engage in the arts through rotating exhibits, historic displays, networking opportunities, arts business development, social themes, lectures, film series, author readings, and other enlightening programs. The center’s name was carefully chosen to represent the collaboration of collectively working together to express and celebrate the community’s identity through art. 
In addition to serving as a clearing house for arts and culture, The Collective will incorporate the City’s commitment to uphold Lafayette’s past with its future evolution.  A rotating display of historic items from the Lewis House Miners Museum’s permanent collection will be featured at the Collective and managed by the Lafayette Historical Society.

Photography by Gerry Morrell

Off the Beaten Path: Photography by Gerry Morrell

The Collective will feature “Off the Beaten Path,” photography by Gerry Morrell. 
Nature photography is Gerry Morrell’s specialty. Living in Colorado has given him the opportunity to photograph the wildlife and scenery that makes the Rocky Mountain West famous.  As 3rd generation Coloradan, Gerry has a unique knowledge of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains, which allows him to photograph, not only the familiar areas, but also the “back roads” where many of his best images have been taken. Gerry is also a local celebrity, serving the community at Fire Chief, fireman for 40 years, and business owner and founder of Morrell Printing Solutions.
Morrell’s photography will be on display through the end of March.  The Collective is located at 201 N. Public Road; Lafayette.
 

Carter Wilson

Author Reading at the Library

Local author Carter Wilson reads from his new novel “Revelation” at the Library on Thursday, February 9 at 6 pm. Wilson presents his most recent book, Revelation, currently #1 on the Denver Post Local Bestsellers List. His book will be available for purchase.
Blog link  http://lplbooksandbeyond.com/2017/01/27/thriller-author-…-and-author-talk/

Starfish Throwers

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)
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

Mini Opera

Mini Festival of Mini Operas in Lafayette

February 24-25 in Lafayette, CO
Two days, three shows, so many mini operas!

At Three Lafayette Colorado Arts Venues
Tickets and information: operaontap.org/colorado
Two show pass: $20; Three show pass: $30
AN EVENING OF BITE-SIZED OPERA
Art Underground Arts Hub; 420 Courtney Way
Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25; 7:00pm
Tickets: $12/Advance, $15/At Door
http://minioperabitesized.eventbrite.com
Opera on Tap Colorado singers will perform seven short form operas in two hours including:Douglas Moore’s Gallantry and Samuel Barber’s Hand of Bridge Jonathan Dove’s Pig, Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appetit, Giancarlo Menotti’s Telephone, Anne Phillips’ Plots, Francis Poulenc’s Dame de Monte Carlo
Singers include: Stephanie Ball, Corinne Denny, Adrianne Fleming, Margaret Ozaki Graves, Philip Judge, Kate Mathews, Eve Orenstein, Joe Perron, Tom Sitzler
And Amanda Setlik Jones, piano
MEET YOUR LOCAL COMPOSERS
The Collective; 201 North Public Road
Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25; 7:00pm
Tickets: $8/Advance, $10/At Door
http://minioperalocal.eventbrite.com
There are living, breathing composers among us! And some of them write tiny operas for big voices. Pieces will be performed and ideas, inspiration, and process will be discussed!
BOULDER OPERA’S FIREBRINGERS: Mini myth operas & workshop for kids
Center for Musical Arts; 200 East Baseline Road
Saturday, February 25; 3:00pm
Tickets: $8/Children, $10/Adults
http://minioperafirebringers.eventbrite.com
Boulder Opera presents a musically compelling and visually stimulating chamber opera for children that takes us on a journey around the world, exploring fire myths of three different cultures. Appropriate for K-5 audiences and families. Sung in English with instrumental quartet, Performance time: 35 minutes
WORKSHOP! Stay after the show and let your children help the singers create a new fire myth in this 30-minute opera improvisation workshop!
After the show, performers will work with children in groups then, the performers will improvise a new fire myth opera in front of the audience!
Appropriate for ages 6 and up! Free to attend, registration required
Sponsored by Arts!Lafayette and Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission

Jazz Combo

CMA’s Jazz Combos at Nissi’s

Tuesday, February 7; at Nissi’s (2675 North Park Dr, Lafayette, Colorado 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.

Bluegrass

Bluegrass at CMA

Bluegrass 101 at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette)
Tuesdays 2/21-3/21 (5 weeks) 5:30-7:00pm, Taught By: Dan Harris, Experience: Intermediate | Cost: $65
Open to all ages — Bring your guitars, mandolins, banjos, basses, dobros and vocal chords, and learn to jam with other bluegrass musicians! This class is designed for the beginning bluegrass player. Participants should have their own instruments and be able to change between basic chords at a moderate tempo. We will be learning two fiddle tunes and three classic bluegrass songs.  To sign up, contact the registrar at brace@comusic.org or 303-665-0599. More info at http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/bluegrass-101/

Social Singing

Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette)When: Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30pm 1/11-2/8, 2/22-3/22, and 4/5-5/3 | Ages: 18-100 | Taught By: Faith Halverson-Ramos | Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced | Times: Wednesdays, 1:00 -2:30 pm | Cost: $80  This class emphasizes the many health benefits to singing for adults who want to be in a group, but don’t want to perform. Our primary focus is singing for fun and wellness. Healthy vocal technique will be incorporated into the group in a way that supports each person’s physical abilities. To sign up, contact the registrar at brace@comusic.org or 303-665-0599. More info at http://centerformusicalarts.org/class/singing-social/

Boulder Bassoon

Boulder Bassoon Quartet at CMA

Tuesday February 21, 7pm at the Center for Musical Arts. Free!
The Boulder Bassoon Quartet performs an evening at the movies! Join us for a short, fun concert of movie music, including a sneak peak of the world’s first all-bassoon film score! A short film, made professionally here in Colorado, will be projected while the Quartet performs the music live. Free and open to movie fans of all ages thanks to the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission. More at www.boulderbassoons.com

Chinese New Year

Dance and Movement at WOW Children’s Museum

Integral Steps Presents Music & Movement
February 10; 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.

Chinese New Year Celebration –

February 20;  11:00am
Welcome the Year of the Rooster with Chinese New Year crafts and a traditional and lively lion dance performance by the Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Association of Boulder!  This cultural program is included with Museum admission and is generously sponsored by Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission. http://wowchildrensmuseum.org/
WOW! Children’s Museum; 110 N. Harrison Ave

Annette Kennedy

Annette Kennedy at pARTiculars

Our January/February Guest Artist is Fiber Artist and Eco Dyer Annette Kennedy. Annette creates pictorial art quilts that incorporate hand dyed, painted and commercial fabrics, paint and thread, and focus on nature. She also eco-dyes scarves with plants that she’s grown and gathered. Her goal is to express her personal experience with a place or subject in a way that brings a sense of beauty and peace to those who view it. Annette has won many local and national awards, and her quilt Mountain Chapel is part of the permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum. Stop in and see her beautiful work! http://particularsart.com/

Art by Tif

Duo of Art at East Simpson Coffee Co.

Come celebrate two local Lafayette artists, Tif Choate and Ruthie Meere, in a dual art show and reception, located in East Simpson Coffee Company. The reception will be held on Saturday, February 4th, 6-9pm and will include free food, live music and drinks to purchase thru ESCC. Artworks will be displayed through the month of February.

Dancer

Dance at Reverence Academy

Come Dance with Us!
Reverence Academy of Dance – registered teacher.  Classes in Pre-school, ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, modern, and ballroom.  1370 Miner’s Dr. #111.  www.reverenceweb.com. 303-661-0719. 
15 years in Lafayette!

Volunteers at Art Night Out

Volunteer training for Art Night Out

Sunday, March 26 at 10 AM – 12 PM
Lafayette City Government Police Department
451 N 111th St, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Lafayette Police Department and ARTS! Lafayette are offering a free TIPS training for all 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. We ask volunteers to go through trainging every three years.

Now it all begins

Art on the Street

The 2016 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures.
Now It All Begins
Artist Justin Diester
Louisville, CO
Location: 600 S. Public Road; Lafayette Florist
Price: $ 8,000
 Artist Statement: Third in a creation series, “Now It All Begins” developed from my interest in origins and portrays our bright yellow sun warming new blue-green oceans, generating new life forms that will thrive and multiply and fill the seas. Color, shape, texture and configuration create a complex of opposing forces that energize dynamic birth and change.
First in this series is a piece suggesting that we and our earthly home are made of the stuff of stars. Secondly, is the image of that which was of the stars now descended to earth, as it was meant to do from the beginning. “Now It All Begins” completes the notion of beginnings. Next is the idea of how these beginnings transform our earth and point to the future.
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 ~ January 2017

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January 2017
March for Peace

Lafayette’s 12th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace & Celebration

Held in conjunction with the Federal King Holiday on Monday, January 16, Lafayette’s 12th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration will begin at noon at Angevine Middle School (1150 W South Boulder Rd.), where a pre-march celebration featuring free refreshments, art and service projects, and live entertainment will be held. Lafayette’s annual March for Peace will commence at 1:30 p.m.; community members will depart from Angevine’s north parking lot and proceed northeast to City Park (just north of the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center at 111 W Baseline Rd). Upon their arrival, community members will participate in “UNITY,” a large, interactive art project that seeks to uncover our commonalities and celebrate our diversity. The event, which is free and open to the public, will conclude at 3:30 p.m. A shuttle will be available during and immediately following the March for Peace, and free event t-shirts will be distributed to 250 community members during the pre-march celebration at Angevine. This event is brought to you by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee with support from the Empowerment Center of East County, University of Colorado Boulder, Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, and Campus Compact. For more information, contact Elaina@EmpowermentCenterEastCounty.org or Marty.Walsh@cityoflafayette.com.

HUB Film series

Art Hub Film Series

January 10, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, $5 per person at Art Underground Art Hub; 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette. This film is rated R and $5, at the door.
After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own – reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.
The evening will include a reception and Q and A with photographer Andrew Reagan, starting at 6pm. Learn more about this multi-part film series at http://artunder.org/events/. The Arts Hub Film Series is made possible through a generous contribution from Project Local Community. www.projectloco.org

Jared Smith, poet

Poet Jared Smith

Book Release and Poetry Reading

Book Release Party in Lafayette Free and Open to the Public: Liquid Light Press has announced a celebration of poetry and the release of two premium chapbooks on January 27th, 7-9 PM at Ceraso Gallery & Studio, 1294 Doric Drive, Lafayette, CO.
Featured is Lafayette poet Jared Smith’s 11th volume, This Town: Poems of Correspondence, co-authored with Kyle Laws from Pueblo, which has been praised in print by Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison among others; The Offering, by Tucson poet Eleanor Kedney; poems by Denver poet Wayne A. Gilbert; music; an Open Reading; and more. All are welcome!

Coming to America

Coming to America

Theater Esprit Asia and Theater Company of Lafayette
Proudly Present “COMING TO AMERICA”
Two award-winning dramas filled with humor and grace
Written by Maria Cheng and Peter Trinh; Directed by Maria Cheng
January 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees: January 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.
Special Discount Night: All tickets $10 on Friday, January 13th! Tickets at: www.tclstage.org or call 1-800-838-3006; Mary Miller Theater 300 E. Simpson St.
In Boat Person, Peter Trinh recounts the bloody fall of Saigon, the harrowing American evacuation from South Vietnam, his parents’ escape to freedom against the perils of the high seas facing storms and pirates and finally finding safe haven in the United States.
In Antecedents, Maria Cheng recollects the Americanization of a precocious Chinese teenager as she embraces new heroes, while never forsaking her ancestors. With poignancy and incisive wit, she recounts the Japanese occupation of China and her arrival in the land of opportunity and materialism.
Coming to America Winner of First Prize for Best Production and the People’s Choice Award at the 2016 Colorado Community Theater Coalition Festival!
Tickets: www.tclstage.org

Two young dancers at RAD

Dance in the New Year

Accepting new dance students at REVERENCE ACADEMY OF DANCE – right here in Lafayette. Classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and pre-school. www.reverenceacademyofdance.com,
303-661-0719. 1370 Miners Dr. #111, Lafayette, CO 80026
Our 15th year in Lafayette!

Lafayette Historic Society Presents…

Bob Moulder will present an overview of the history of the Civil War in the Colorado Territory. He will be attired in a period military uniform, and he’ll share Civil War artifacts from his collection.
The program will be January 14, 10:30 – 11:30 in the lower level meeting room of the Lafayette Public Library, 775 E Baseline Road. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

WOW Children's Museum

Danse Etoile Ballet Story Time

Wednesday, January 25th; 4:00pm
Danse Etoile Ballet is delighted to share excerpts read from The Snow Queen, their new story ballet for all ages. “The Snow Queen” is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story of love triumphing over evil as one friend rescues another from the evil Snow Queen. Join us to learn how a story can be told through ballet, including a question & answer time with real ballerinas. This special program is included with Museum admission.

Collective Community Arts Center

The Collective Community Arts Center – Opening in January

The Collective Community Arts Center will serve as a clearing house for arts and culture, and blend the City’s commitment to honoring Lafayette’s past while moving into the future. The Collective houses the Arts and Cultural Resources Department.
At The Collective, visitors can engage in the arts through rotating exhibits, historic displays, networking opportunities, arts business development, social themes, lectures, film series, and other arts & culture programs. Visitors can come together to express and celebrate the community’s identity through art. The center’s concept will continue to evolve over time through participant input and public engagement. http://www.cityoflafayette.com/1713/The-Collective

recital

Faculty Recital at CMA

Sunday, January 29, 5pm at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette, 80026). Free and open to the public. Enjoy a variety of music from our very own talented Center for Musical Arts faculty. For more details visit http://www.comusic.org

Music Together

FREE Music Together Demo Class

Tuesday, January 10 at 10 am – sign up by Friday, Jan 6
Saturday, January 14 at 10 am– sign up by Weds, Jan 11 at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette, 80026). Free.
Music Together (Ages birth–5 years with their caregivers)
We offer multiple sessions of Music Together®, a nationally recognized program for introducing music into the lives of the very young! Children and their caregivers are introduced to the world of music through songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. Includes CDs so you can continue the experience at home. Infants 8 months and under may attend classes for free with an enrolled sibling. For more details visit http://www.comusic.org

Diane Edwards

City Galleries

Main Gallery at Lafayette Public Library

Lafayette Public Library has several gallery spaces. Fort Collins artist Diane Edwards is showing her delicate pastels and beautiful landscapes in the Main Gallery. She says, “In my paintings I look for the small details, the remarkable differences in the Colorado landscape which tend to make it more individualistic. I want to bring to the viewer’s attention the unusual, the colorful in the plain, dull landscape that most people will never notice until seeing it portrayed in a painting. My greatest challenge is to convince the view that those beautiful colors and that variety of detail really do exist but in a different form than they usually expect to see. My joy in life is to transform the ordinary into the beautiful, satisfying scene. Colorado’s natural beauty is remarkable in all it’s various forms.”

Molly McCrosson

Alcove Gallery at City Hall

Local artist Molly McCrosson’s energetic abstracts hang on the walls of the Alcove Gallery at City Hall. Molly’s abstracts are beautifully rendered, intricate and exciting. Stop by to experience these powerful paintings. Visit her website to see more of Molly’s beautiful work. http://www.mccrosson.com/
She also has work haning on the 2nd floor north gallery at the Lafayette Public Library.

MD Friedman

Senior Center Art Gallery

M.D. Friedman is showing his digital paintings at the Lafayette Senior Center Gallery Wall. M.D. M. D. Friedman is a poet, teacher, musician, composer, digital and watercolor artist, photographer, television producer, videographer, small press publisher and web master. His digital art and watercolor paintings have been featured in galleries and juried shows across Colorado where they have won several awards. His art represents an evolution from capturing (through photography) the beautiful and peculiar in our world to expressing (through painting) the beautiful and peculiar within each of us. The resulting works are sometimes startling, sometimes subtly intriguing, but all map the personal journey of the artist from photographer to painter, from collector to creator and from seeing to being. It is the artist’s hope that the joy and self-discovery intrinsic to his work will be contagious to the viewer. His personal website, www.mdfriedman.com , offers access to all his creative pursuits.

Good Morning Sunshine

Art on the Street

The 2016 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures.
Reven Swanson
Denver, CO

Location: NE Corner of Chester St. and South Public Rd.; Scarlet Rose Boutique
Material: Mixed media
Price: $ 12,000
Artist Statement: “Good Morning Sunshine”
Reaching across the sky, this flying creature balances the heavens — celebrating a natural harmony. With a smile and a dance, she welcomes the day.

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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