The Lafayette Art Source February 2017

The Lafayette Art Source February 2017


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…-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 (
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.

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:
Two show pass: $20; Three show pass: $30
Art Underground Arts Hub; 420 Courtney Way
Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25; 7:00pm
Tickets: $12/Advance, $15/At Door
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
The Collective; 201 North Public Road
Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25; 7:00pm
Tickets: $8/Advance, $10/At Door
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
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
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 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 or 303-665-0599. More info at

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 or 303-665-0599. More info at

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

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.
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!

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.


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. 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

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The Lafayette Art Source ~ January 2017

The Lafayette Art Source ~ January 2017


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 or

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 The Arts Hub Film Series is made possible through a generous contribution from Project Local Community.

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: 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!

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.,
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.


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

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

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.
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, , 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

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