Collective Community Arts Center Grand Opening this Friday

Collective Community Arts Center Grand Opening this Friday

New city arts department also housed at facility

By Marine MartinFor Hometown Weekly

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Arts Hub Film Series The Starfish Throwers – A Documentary

The Arts Hub Film Series The Starfish Throwers – A Documentary

The Starfish Throwers – A Documentary

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

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

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

 

Opera on Tap Colorado will present the first of its kind Mini Festival of Mini Operas

Opera on Tap Colorado will present the first of its kind Mini Festival of Mini Operas

 

Opera on Tap Colorado will present the first of its kind Mini Festival of
Mini Operas in February 24-25 at three arts venues in Lafayette, CO.
Performances will include An Evening of Bite-Sized Opera featuring Douglas Moore’s
Gallantry and six mini operas by Poulenc, Barber, Menotti and more at the Art
Underground Arts Hub, a Meet Your Local Composers presentation featuring live
performances and discussions with Colorado composers at The Collective, and Boulder
Opera’s Firebringers, mini myth operas for kids at the Center for Musical Arts.
“I’ve been intrigued by a recent trend of tiny operas – and realized it’s not really new.
Some stories need three hours to tell – but some only need eight minutes! It’s amazing the
depth of emotion and character achieved in such a short piece,” said Opera on Tap
Colorado Director Eve Orenstein. “Lafayette is developing into a very arts-focused
community and has two new arts venues that opened recently. We wanted to both
highlight and take advantage of that!”
Single tickets range from $8 to $15 and can be purchased at operaontap.org/colorado

Mini Festival of Mini Operas – February 24-25 in Lafayette, CO
Two days, three shows, so many mini operas!
Three Lafayette, CO Arts Venues!
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
An opera that parodies soap operas…complete with commercial breaks!
and Samuel Barber’s Hand of Bridge How much drama can on simple card game contain?
Jonathan Dove’s Pig
Two sisters fight for their most primal needs – hunger or love.
Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appetit
Julia Child, the delightful chef who taught Americans to love French cooking,
brought to life through song.
Giancarlo Menotti’s Telephone
A marriage proposal hindered by the blasted telephone.
Anne Phillips’ Plots
Nothing awkward about visiting your wife’s grave with your girlfriend!
Francis Poulenc’s Dame de Monte Carlo
Jean Cocteau’s pocket drama depicts the glamor and despair of a gambler.
Singers include:
Stephanie Ball
Corinne Denny
Adrianne Fleming
Margaret Ozaki Graves
Philip Judge
Kate Mathews
Eve Orenstein
Joe Perron
Tom Sitzler
Joshua Zabatta
And Amanda Setlik Jones, piano

MEET YOUR LOCAL COMPOSERS
The Collective
201 North Public Road
Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 257:00pm
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 and 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. Young audience members will meet a singing
rainbow crow, the god of thunder, and a moon-chief, only to name a few! The
first scene, “Rainbow Crow,” comes from the Lenapé Indians of North America,
the second is the story of Prometheus from ancient Greek mythology, and the last
one is the world premiere of a new scene, “Iwarame the Caiman,”from the
Yanomami-Sanema Tribes in Venezuela.
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 to talk about
elements of opera, working together to create a character and a story line. 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
The Mini Festival of Mini Operas is sponsored by: Arts!Lafayette and Lafayette Cultural
Arts Commission.

About Opera on Tap Colorado:
Opera on Tap was founded in New York City in 2005 when a few singers, out for a drink
in Brooklyn, wondered what it would be like if classical singers could gig at local bars
like bands do. Opera on Tap has since grown to boast chapters in cities across the country
– and now in Colorado!
Opera on Tap Colorado brings opera to unexpected places throughout the state, offering
audiences exceptional music by outstanding singers, and giving professional singers the
opportunity to sing regularly in public in a welcoming, supportive atmosphere.
While casual and even raucous, Opera on Tap is not an open mic. Each month, shows
have a theme and singers perform arias and ensembles that more or less match that
theme. Audiences can expect singers to be top notch performers singing music from
actual operas – often with a drink in hand!
Contact:
Eve Orenstein
303-900-3430
colorado@operaontap.org
www.operaontap.org/colorado
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ARTS!Lafayette 2017 Networking Event

ARTS!Lafayette 2017 Networking Event

Heading into it’s 6th year, ARTS!Lafayette held its annual networking event at 95A in Lafayette, Sunday, Jan. 29. During the event, attended local arts leaders and supporters, the non-profit handed out a number of Unsung Art Herero’s awards. ARTSLafayette also granted a total of $12,000 to the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and the Public Art Committee. Since it’s inception, ARTS!Lafayette has granted over $32,000 dollars to local arts groups.

“A European Evening” presented by San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema In Lafayette Tuesday

“A European Evening” presented by San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema In Lafayette Tuesday

dance1“A European Evening,” a one-hour screening of short dance-films, will dazzle viewers on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30pm in the Lafayette Public Library’s Meeting Room. These  enchanting and thought-provoking art works created by artists across Europe play at the intersection of dance and film.  This, the third in a series of three events supported by an Arts in Community Grant from the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, will feature 8 short films, and, as always, RedVines (the classic movie snack).
For more information visit website: www.sanssoucifest.org or, for a detailed list of films: http://sanssoucifest.org/programPages/programLafayette2016.php
Our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sanssoucifest/
Image credit: This image is a frame from “Moving Yerevan” by Jevan Chowdhurry (Armenia, 2014).

Immigration and its Influence in Caribbean Music presentation tonight in Lafayette

Immigration and its Influence in Caribbean Music presentation tonight in Lafayette

img_1378How Immigration from other countries influenced arts, music, instruments and dance in the Caribbean will be presented by Tamil Maldonado, Director of Barrio E’. This free presentation will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26 at the Lafayette Library on 775 W. Baseline Road.

 The Caribbean has been a place of immigration paths from different countries at different years and circumstances.  This presentation lets people explore and learn our history and how all those paths influenced the world in the long term. We will show instruments, maps with different years of immigration, talk about our ancestors, and where we are today.
Join us!

Sponsored by Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.

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