Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame STEAMs into Lafayette

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.  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.

The iron and rock sculpture of Beth Stade, local artist and CU math researcher, will be on display during April and May as well. Ms. Stade is the designer of Lafayette’s Geometry Point at Romero Park.  She 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 -Community Arts Center is a City of Lafayette facility managed by the Arts and Cultural Resources Department.  The Collective Gallery is open to the public form 9 am – 1 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and for special events.   For more information visit www.cityoflafayette.com/thecollective

Artists Among Us 2017

Artists Among Us 2017

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Join members of ARTS!Lafayette, the Public Art Committee and Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission for a show of their artwork. These amazing volunteers spend countless hours bringing great art and culture to Lafayette. Many of them are also great artists.  To find out more or RSVP, visit our event page.

IF You Go:
Where:
East Simpson Coffee
Address: 414 E Simpson St, Lafayette, Colorado 80026
When: Friday, April 7th, 5p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: FREE

* A portion of the proceeds benefit the Arts In Lafayette.

An Artists Reception: featuring Jon Geiger and George P. Perez at The Arts Hub in Lafayette

An Artists Reception: featuring Jon Geiger and George P. Perez at The Arts Hub in Lafayette

Time left until Black Cube's ROAM in Lafayette

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ROAM

Denver’s Black Cube Nomadic Contemporary Art Museum presents: ROAM

 
Detroit-based Artist, Jon Geiger presents his roving neon, animated, tumbleweed sculpture. 

ROAM combines three familiar icons of the American West – the billboard, neon sign, and tumbleweed. The tumbleweed’s association with the Western film has come to represent desolate, dry, and uninhabited landscapes. Major highways and cities throughout the U.S. are populated with an array of billboards and neon signs, which stand as reminders of these forms of outdoor public advertising that flourished from the 1920s through the 1980s. While billboards mostly conjure up thoughts of commercial advertisements, they have also been used in a variety of ways in contemporary art. Geiger’s use of neon light references both the traditional, commercial use while simultaneously nodding to iconic artists, such as Bruce Nauman, who have worked with these materials.

For Geiger, both the tumbleweed and neon are also symbols of isolation, vibrancy, and commerce. He sees this work as a beacon with a “cold, soft glow that pulls in passersby like mosquitoes to a bug zapper.”

For more information visit http://www.blackcubeart.org

If You Go:

When: Friday, March 10, 2017 
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Cost: Free 
 
Music, Food, and Refreshments.
Plus, comments from ROAM Artist Jon Geiger, Black Cube Executive Director and Chief Curator Cortney Lane Stell 
and ArtsHUB Gallery Curator Mark Moffett
 
The Art Underground: ArtsHUB
420 Courtney Way
Lafayette, CO 80026

 

George P. Perez: A Lack Of 


A Lack Of presents a personal venture of filling a void

CU-Boulder Grad and recent Redline-Denver Alumnus, George P. Perez presents new work, including a site-specific installation in the ArtsHUB Main Gallery.

A Lack Of explores and examines photographs with what Susan Stewart calls “a potential commodity, taking place within the abstract and infinite cycle of exchange”. George P. Perez presents his entire collection of collected photographs ranging from the 1930’s to circa 1970’s from various locations in the States, and foreign countries like Turkey. A Lack Of presents a personal venture of filling a void, to create a mold of stimulating memories and experiences embedded in a displacement of photographs.

On  view: March 10 – April 28

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

How to Die in Oregon screening of film by Peter D. Richardson at the Arts Hub tonight

How to Die in Oregon screening of film by Peter D. Richardson at the Arts Hub tonight

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On November 8, 2016, Colorado voters passed Proposition 106, the End of Life Options Act, at the ballot by 65 to 35 percent (or 2 to 1) margin making it legal to help terminally ill patients end their own life. The law went into effect on December 16, 2016 making Colorado the sixth state to adopt a “right to die” measure. In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. 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 in Oregon and now Colorado.

Collective Community Arts Center Grand Opening

Collective Community Arts Center Grand Opening

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.

thestarfishthrowers.com

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)

 

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