Plugged In Lafayette ~ A month of electronic art performances and events

Plugged In Lafayette ~ A month of electronic art performances and events

Plugged In Lafayette, A Month of Electronic Arts Performances and Events will take place at venues
all around Lafayette, CO, throughout the month of May, 2017.

These events highlight Lafayette as a growing arts destination. Most events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

“There are so many exciting arts enterprises springing up around Lafayette. We are so excited to partner with many of them for this series!” – Mark Moffett, Arts Hub Gallery Curator

Thursday, May 4

5 Ways Math Makes Great Art – Number 3 Will Shock You! with Beth Stades

6:30 – 8:00pm
The Collective
201 N. Public Road
cityoflafayette.com/collective
Free, open to the public; the talk will be appropriate for ages 12 – adult.

Opening Reception – Sean Patrick Faling: Space stations of the electric city.

6:00 – 9:00pm
The Arts Hub
420 Courtney Way
artunder.org/exhibits/hub-gallery
Free, open to the public; Show runs from May 4 – June 16

Interactive, hands-on sound sculpture exhibition.

Friday, May 5
LEAF: Performances
7:00pm
Center for Musical Arts
200 East Baseline Road
leafcolorado.org
Free, open to the public

Performances by: Antenes, Ariadne, bios+a+ic, Rhinoceropolis in Exile: page27, Sister Grotto, orchidz3ro

Saturday, May 6
LEAF: Workshop
10:00am
Center for Musical Arts
200 East Baseline Road
leafcolorado.org
Free, open to the public

Circuit Bending with Rhinoceropolis in Exile artists John Gross and Travis Sturm

LEAF: Film Program
2:00pm
Center for Musical Arts
200 East Baseline Road
leafcolorado.org
Free, open to the public

Curated by Peter Dillon

Friday, May 12

Art Night Out

5:00 – 9:00pm
Festival Plaza
cityoflafayette.com/ANO
Free, open to the public

In its ninth season, Art Night Out takes place monthly on Public Road, between Cannon and Emma Streets. Featured band: Quemando

Thursday, May 18

Romero’s Outdoor Movie Night

7:00 – 11:00pm
Romero’s K9 Club & Tap Room
985 S. Public Road
romerosk9club.com
Free, 16 and older. Romero’s requires a $5 registration for you dog. Check the website for rules.

Double Feature: The original maker, Frankenstein with Boris Karloff and Kraftwerk – Pop Art

Saturday, May 20

Sparks & Spirits

7:30 – 11:30pm
The Arts Hub
420 Courtney Way
coloradomakerhub.org
Strictly 21 and older. Tickets available through the website

Sparks & Spirits is a craft distillery tasting featuring Colorado distillers and Makers that create with Fire, Light and Sound.

Ongoing

ROAM through May 16

The Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way
blackcubeart.org/exhibition/roam
On the Roof! Free, open to the public.

ROAM is a large-scale sculpture by Black Cube Artist Fellow, Jon Geiger

For more information visit pluggedinlafayette.wordpress.com

“Math Makes Great Art” workshop at The Collective, in Lafayette

“Math Makes Great Art” workshop at The Collective, in Lafayette

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.

The sculpture exhibit and the talk are In conjunction with the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)  portrait exhibit.   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.  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 portrait 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 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/collective.

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

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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.

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