Creative ~ Diverse ~ Eclectic
Be a part of ART in Lafayette
Lafayette Community Art Show in 17th Year
Call for Artists! The 17th Annual Lafayette Community Art show is looking for local artists, aged 18 and above, to submit to this juried exhibit. The show will hang in the Lafayette Public Library gallery space from March 30 – May 31. The reception and award ceremony for the show will be Saturday, March 30, from 3:30 – 4:30pm at the Library. The public is welcome to attend.
The show will feature a wide range of media, highlighting Lafayette’s creative, diverse and eclectic artist community. Artworks will be accepted in five categories: Dry Media (pencil, ink, pastel, scratchboard, charcoal), Wet Media (oil, acrylic, gouache), Dimensional (sculpture, glass, fiber, ceramic/pottery, jewelry), Photography and Digital Art, and Mixed Media.
Artists must pre-register by Friday, March 29, 5:00pm. Work must be hand delivered to the Lafayette Public Library, Saturday, March 30. More information and registration can be found at www.cityoflafayette.com/communityartshow.
The winning artwork will win Best of Show and $100. Additional prizes will be awarded in each media category : $ 75 – 1st Place, $ 50 – 2nd Place, $ 25 – 3rd Place.
The show is sponsored by the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and funded by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.
Project Yes Auction offers Alley Art
Project YES is excited to be auctioning off two Alley Art Amazin’ packages valued at $500 each. The packages include mural design by a professional artist, paint and a youth painting crew. Other fabulous auction items include original framed artwork, a week stay in a Steamboat Springs vacation home and one year’s service and hardware with Direct TV.
Project YES will host its annual silent auction and benefit fundraiser on February 1, 2013, 7:00 pm at Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts at 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026. An Evening of Sweet Dreams includes a silent and live auction event featuring entertainment by local musicians Blues on the Lamb, a dessert bar and beverages. Tickets for the event are $20 per person. For more information about Project YES, go to www.project-yes.org.
Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts
for more information about these events visit www.comusic.org
Ukulele Social Club
The ukulele is an easy instrument to learn and is rapidly becoming one of the most popular instruments around. Whether you are a novice or a pro, you can join friends and neighbors at the RMCMA to make music together. Each session includes both group instruction and playing time. you can bring your own ukulele or rent one from the RMCMA. Ages: Middle School and up. Thursdays, beginning February 7.
Lafayette Makes Music – Community Music at the Library
Saturday, February 9 at 10:30am in the upper level of the Library, Join bassoonists Brian Jack and Kaori Uno-Jack for a performance of fun bassoon duets, including works by Rossini, Stravinsky, and Grieg. Enjoy classical music, popular tunes, and world music as performed by two bassoons! Brian and Kaori teach at the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts, and can be heard playing throughout Colorado in ensembles like the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, the Colorado Ballet, and the Boulder Bassoon Quartet.
Visit www.comusic.org for a complete listing of classes, workshops, events and concerts.
Kate Glassman Concert Feb. 23
Denver native Katie Glassman has a sparkling voice, a fast and soulful fiddling style, and original songs that freshly interpret genres from vintage jazz to Western swing and bluegrass. Grab your friends and enjoy a glass of wine or a beer and at this evening with Katie Glassman at Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts. Tickets are just $15 for adults, $10 for students/seniors and $1 for RMCMA students. Concert starts at 7:30 pm, doors open at 7:00 pm.
3rd Friday ART Night – February 15
Join Jeff Becker as he demonstrates the art of Sumanigashi, the technique known as Japanese Paper marbling. He will take water and various inks or paints to create a one of a kind sheet of paper. Each mono print is like a fingerprint, unique and unreproducible. This mini workshop will begin at 5pm, with sessions every 20 minutes. There is a small $2.00 material fee.
Call pARTiculars to save your spot today. Visit www.particularsart.com for information about this event and upcoming classes and workshops.
Fiber Arts Show & Demonstrations
NorthpART Gallery, of pARTiculars, will be hosting a Fiber Arts Show during the month of February. February 16 will offer a day of artists demonstrations from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. Six different artists will feature unique fiber arts media and technique in their demonstrations and presentations.
WOW! Children’s Museum Offerings:
Princesses and Pirates this Saturday
WOW! Children’s Museum is pleased to announce the WOW! Craft Club, monthly art program. The WOW! Craft Club will be offered the first Saturday each month in the Museum’s Art Room. February 2, 11 am to 1 pm, the theme is “Princesses and Pirates,” Come make a pirate or princess costume at The WOW! Craft Club, then get your picture taken by visiting artist Jodi Ellen. Receive a free fridge magnet from Jodi Ellen Photography in time for Valentine’s Day! All ages; Included with price of admission.
Chinese New Year February 18
WOW! is open Presidents Day! Come down for a morning of fun at our Chinese New Year Celebration! Crafts start at 10am. Dance alongside the Lion Puppet at 11am with special guest: The Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Association. Crafts, costumes and music! Included with price of admission.
Call for Artist – Lafayette Gallery Walls
Call for Artists! The Lafayette Cultural Resources Division is looking for artists to show their work on city gallery walls for a 2-month long display through 2014. More than 20 artists were displayed in 2012.
Lafayette has growing art community, and a strong citywide arts program. Local artists, as well as artists from other regions are encouraged to apply for these free opportunities to display work.
Artists may submit their work for review and request one of the two-month display times at one of Lafayette’s three gallery wall spaces. 2-dimension media is encouraged and 3-dimensional media will be reviewed on a case by case, and space available basis. Artwork will be selected by a panel of city staff members. The work will be hung, by the artists, in one of three city facilities, City Hall, the Library, and Senior Services. Artwork will be seen by the hundreds of people who use these facilities daily. Artists may submit their work for review to www.cityoflafayette.com/cfa.
Colorado Creative Industries grant will expand Art on the Street
The Lafayette Cultural Resources Department is pleased to announce that the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and Public Art Committee have been awarded a $10,000 grant from Colorado Creative Industries to expand the Art on the Street program in the coming year. The grant will support the Art on the Street program, engaging visual artists and poets to create new works presented in free public venues.
Colorado Creates, CCI’s largest grant program, provides critical financial support that helps nonprofit cultural organizations and communities produce and present arts and cultural activities, bring jobs to their communities and enhance the quality of life. Colorado Creates awards are given annually on a competitive basis. Colorado Creative Industries is a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade
The grant funding will allow for extensive enhancements to expand the AOTS program, encorporate technology and broaden the reach. Each selected sculpture will receive a QR code and phone number so viewers can access additional information about the artwork and the artist. Through the City’s website, people will be able to access videos of interviews with the sculptors, background information on each artwork, artists’ statements, a teacher’s curriculum packet and other activities. Now in its fifth year, the Art on the Street (AOTS) program has been integral in establishing Lafayette’s Creative~ Diverse~ Eclectic identity. Look for exciting changes coming this spring!
How you can help?
ARTS!Lafayette is looking for donations to help kick-start 2013. Who is ARTS!Lafayette? Created to provide a non-profit supporting the arts in Lafayette. The mission of ARTS!Lafayette is to support the growth of arts, artists, and organizations that further Lafayette’s identity as a creative district and cultural arts community.
You can make a tax deductible donation to the Lafayette arts programs with a few simple clicks from nonprofit website www.artslafayette.org. Give a donation as a gift or in someone’s name via credit card or PayPal and save your receipts for tax purposes. Find out more at www.artslafayette.org
Experience Our Galleries
Joe Bammann and Jenn Ressman are showing their work in the newly renovated Library gallery during the month of February and March. Jenn is a multi-talented artist who works in photography, paint, collage and jewelry. She will be showing her photographs from the series “The Colorado Horse.” Take time to enjoy these thoughtful photographs.
Joe Bammann is also a photographer. His interesting photos are also hanging at the Lafayette Public Library for the months of February and March . Enjoy these talented artists in their beautiful February/March shows at the Lafayette Public Library.
The Senior Center gallery wall is displaying Joyce Richter. Joyce is a photographer and artist whose works focus on animals and landscapes. She has lovely skills for capturing a moment of time. Take time to view this art at the Lafayette Senior Center Gallery.
At City Hall, Wendi Luhmann is the February and March artist. Wendi is a talented photographer who specializes in nature and animal photographs. She has a keen eye for color and contrast. Enjoy this vivid work in the first floor gallery alcove of City Hall.
Take time to enjoy all of these exceptional artists in our Lafayette Galleries.
Please help us reach more people by forwarding this email to people who support arts, culture and history.
To submit arts events or articles, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this issue:
Art Show Call
Project YES Auction
Art at WOW!
Gallery Call for Artists
Art on the Street
Steel, fiberglass, paint
This oversized fork with four bright pieces of yellow macaroni and cheese will connect with the inner child in each viewer. Deister brings the ordinary things from childhoood back to adult awareness in a lighthearted way.
For more information about this, or any other Art on the Street sculpture, visit the web www.cityoflafayette.com/aots or contact email@example.com
Local Arts Scene
Lafayette Old Town Assn
Book Arts League
Cannon Mine Coffeehouse
Coal Creek Community Theater
Community Holistic Health Center
Colorado Art Ranch
East Boulder County Artists
Harlequin Center for the
Lafayette Cultural Arts
Lafayette Old Town Association
pARTiculars Art Gallery
Peanut Butter Players
Rocky Mountain Center
for Musical Arts
Theater Company of Lafayette
WOW Children’s Museum
Americans for the Arts
Artists Opportunities Monthly
Boulder County Arts Alliance
Colorado Creative Industries
Think 360 Arts
Scientific & Cultural
Facilities District (SCFD)
Arty is the arts mascot of Lafayette. She’s quirky, creative, and eclectic! You never know where she will pop up and what new opportunities she’ll be bringing to your attention.
Visit us on facebook
The vision of the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission is to promote, nurture and celebrate the visual, performing and language arts.
We provide opportunities for the public to appreciate and enjoy art in its various forms.
We connect artists, educators, and community members with resources.
We build partnerships to sustain and further the arts.
We embrace and support the diversity of the community we serve.
Arts Classroom Rental: The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission has a room available for rent in the lower level of the Public Library. The fee is $25/hr for the first three hours then $10/hr for additional hours. Rental is limited to arts and cultural groups. For more information on the availability of this room contact Susan Booker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-665-5588 X3353.
Book Arts League:
The Book Arts League is located in the historic Ewing Farmhouse on 95th Street. To join the Book Arts League, or to find out more about upcoming events and workshops, visit www.bookartsleague.org.
Colorado Lawyers for the Arts: CoLA offers free webinars for artists to gain legal assistance and education on matters that affect them. For more information and a schedule, visit www.coloradolawyersforthearts.org/