Band change! Blue Canyon Boys will bring their high energy bluegrass music to Festival Plaza for the July Art Night Out. ARTS!Lafayette will be serving up beer from Odd 13 and Front Range Brewing Comapnies. This is a FREE event. (In compliance with City of Lafayette ordinance, and safety concerns, please leave dogs at home.) Lafayette’s focus on art, original music, local bands and products, and a vibrant community, sets Art Night Out apart from other area festivals. Every third Friday, May through September, Art Night Out will feature an expanded beer and wine garden area, more artist booths, free children’s activities, and six food trucks. Various Old Town restaurants, shops, galleries, and coffee shops will be offering live music, art demonstrations and more in conjunction with the Art Night Out events. The street fair festivities and beer garden begin at 5:00 pm and are held along Public Road, from Emma to Cannon Streets. Bands perform from 6:30 - 9:00 pm at Festival Plaza. 2016 Art Night Out Bands & Beer: July 15 – Blue Canyon Boys – Bluegrass Front Range Brewing Company and Odd 13 Brewing August 19 – Mama Lenny – Soul & Rock Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company and Front Range Brewing Company September 16 – Ginga – Brazilian & Samba Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company and The Post Brewing Company
Theater Company of Lafayette Presents
The Dali Follies A Surreal New Play Festival Seven short plays by seven different playwrights – all world premieres written with Salvador Dali as the primary inspiration. Fun for the entire family!
Two weekends only! July 8 – 17; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 6 p.m. More information at www.tclstage.org
Fun for All at Center for Musical Arts
Music classes at the CMA continue through Aug. 6. Go to our website at COmusic.org to find out details and register while there’s still time! Here are some events we’re highlighting this month:
FREE Family Fun Concerts at 3 pm on July 9 and July 30- Explore the Center, meet different sections of the orchestra, and talk to the musicians afterwards!
Electronic Music workshops for all ages - You can learn to be a VJ or build your very own Theremin to keep in these fun one-day workshops!
Meet the Instruments for kids ages 4-10 - A great way to explore the different types of instruments and figure out what you want to play.
Music Composition classes with sessions for middle school, high school, or adult keyboardists - Use your piano skills to write your own music!
Musical Discovery for String players age 6-18 - An ensemble for young violin, viola and cello players.
Musically Mindful for adults - Using music to deepen and expand your concept of mindfulness
All take place at the Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts 200 E. Baseline Road, Lafayette For more information about any of the events go to COmusic.org To register for these classes and for full details on all our summer programs, visit COmusic.org.
Build a Theremin!
Local new media artist David Fodel is offering a workshop on building a Theremin using open-source tools: Ages: All A one day workshop for audio adventurers of all ages. Using open source electronic hardware and software we will build a modern version of the famous Theremin… an instrument that you play by moving your hands in the air! No previous electronics or programming experience required. All electronics materials will be provided, but each participant needs to bring their own laptop with internet capabilities. Take your DIY instrument home with you and keep developing it! Dates: Saturday July 23; Time: 10am- 1pm Registration deadline: July 8 Tuition: $40 (plus $30 materials fee) Instructor: David Fodel (www.davidfodel.com) Register here: www.comusic.org/summer-camps-and-classes/#BuildTheremin
Lafayette Library Summer Programs
San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema July 16, 2 pm, Adult program of short dance films
Family Concert featuring Jeff & Paige, Boulder's best kids' nature musicians, July 28; 6:30 pm
Last day of Summer Reading; July 31- last day to log in time and collect prizes
Crossing Borders: Explore the immigration experience from a variety of viewpoints and art mediums; a collaboration of Lafayette Cultural Arts Council, Lafayette Public Library, and One Action: Arts and Immigration Project. July 1 - August 31
On the Same Page- "All the Light We Cannot See," by Anthony Doerr, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The communities of Lafayette, Louisville, and Superior join to present the sixth annual "On The Same Page" community-wide reading program. The program asks "What would happen if everyone read the same book at the same time?" All the Light We Cannot See is an epic novel of historical fiction that takes place in the seaside enclave of Saint-Malo, France, during the final days of World War II. As noted on the Pulitzer website, the book is "An imaginative and intricate novel inspired by the horrors of World War II and written in short, elegant chapters that explore human nature and the contradictory power of technology." More than 100 books are available at Lafayette and Louisville libraries, thanks to funding by the Lafayette and Louisville library foundations and the Town of Superior. Formats include: Book club sets, books on CD, downloadable e-books, books in large print, and Spanish versions. Book Discussions-Read the book this summer, and join the conversations in the fall! Lafayette Public Library: September 18, 3:30 pm Louisville Public Library: September 12, 7 pm Superior @ 122 E. William St.: September 22, 7 pm
Dance Camps at RAD
Reverence Academy of Dance, with 15 years in Lafayette, is producing summer dance camps and classes. Various age groups and levels with a great little show and a trip to the pool each week! www.reverenceweb.com, 303-661-0719. 1370 Miners Dr. #111, Lafayette, 80026 Camps and classes continue through July. Summer Camps & Classes 2016 Information - Reverence Academy of Dance
Volunteers Needed for Art Night Out
Art Night Out is staffed with volunteers from the community. Most volunteers will be posted at the entry gates to the beer and wine garden, a great job to be able to visit with people and be part of the action! Other volunteers, who have completed training, will help check id's, take money and serve beer. The beer & wine area has been expanded to include ALL of the arts vendors. To accommodate this, we will need FIVE entry gates - that means lots more volunteers! each 1.5 hour shift will earn a free drink coupon from ARTS!Lafayette. We need 85 Volunteers per night to make it work! Beer Garden/Art Night Out Shifts: Set up crew A 2:00 - 3:30pm Set up crew B 3:30 – 5:00pm Shift #1 5:00 – 6:30 pm Shift #2 6:30 – 8:00 pm Shift #3 8:00 - 9:30 pm Clean-up crew 9:15 – 10:45 pm Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or get more information here.
Art for Kids and Adults at pARTiculars!
Express your creativity this summer at pARTiculars, with classes for adults and kids! Sketch outdoors with April Christenson, make a wrap channel bracelet with Gail Siegel, learn Chinese calligraphy basics with Marita McDonough or encaustic with Donna Flebbe. Sign your kids up for summer art camp, Canvas & Cookies, or Oodles of Doodles. Visit our website for more information or to sign up: www.particularsart.com And don't forget to join us for Art Night Out on Friday, July 15! Summer Art Camp at pARTiculars is always a highlight of the season. This year we will offer kids a Passport to Creativity. Campers will be introduced to art from cultures around the world as they explore a variety of media including paint, clay, drawing, encaustic and more. July 25-29, 2016; $125 per week 9am-noon: Ages 7-11 1-4pm: ages 11 and up For detailed information: Ages 7-11: Debra Bond / email@example.com; Ages 11 and up: Jeanne Hougen / firstname.lastname@example.org Click to register: Ages 7-11; or Ages 11 and up Or call us at 720.890.7888
Summer Session at FARM School
Have You Always wanted to pick in a bluegrass circle, start a band, or take your musical skills to the next level? The FARM School is now taking students for the summer session!! Whether you play a traditional stringed instrument, bluegrass instrument or want to learn how to sing like a pro, we have a great staff of teachers who want to work with you!! Check us out at: savagefiddler.com/farm-school/ to get all signed up and playing! Also- mark your calendars! The FARM School will be holding our annual open house and picking party on July 6! We will feature the GREAT old-time band Foghorn String Band in addition to local favorites, the Savage Hearts. Wednesday July 6 from 5-10pm! Make your advance reservations with Annie at email@example.com!
Plein Air in Boulder County
The Boulder County plein air artist community and the Boulder County Parks and Open Space department and foundation are excited to host the 3rd Plein Air Exhibit featuring Boulder County Parks and Open Space. A plein air paint-out will take place from May 1 through August 11, 2016 on Boulder County open space properties. At this time, artists may venture out onto Boulder County Parks and Open Space properties to create work using oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink, pastel and pencil, as well as 3D mediums such as cloth, wood or clay. Photographs are not eligible. More information including a map and list of recommended area, rules and guidelines and entry fees can be found by visiting www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/paintout. We encourage artists to submit your work to be considered to be included in the “2016 Outdoor Creations - A Boulder County Juried Art Show” that will run October 14 through November 4 at the Great Frame Up – Longmont. Cash prizes will be awarded. The deadline for submissions is August 11. Summer Painting Events Join a painting session led by local artists on one of Boulder County's Parks and Open Space properties. These sessions are not art classes but rather an opportunity to get together with other artists while receiving support and guidance from the artists leading the sessions. Space in the sessions is limited so visit www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/paintout today
Church of the Arts launches fund raising campaign
Church of the Arts is asking for some love. We're fundraising to build a brand new space! We plan on receiving many funds from grants, private donors and corporate sponsors but we need you to help us get started! Logos, literature, a website and more need to be developed before we can really pursue larger donations. We've partnered with Fractured Atlas, a non-profit that allows you to make tax deductible donations. Even $20 makes a difference! Donate now! www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=14127
WOW! brings Comic Con and Samurai to Lafayette
WOW! Comic Con - Saturday, July 9th; 10:30am-11:30am Calling all superheroes! Come for a morning of heroic proportions! Write your own comic, make a superhero craft, and meet the costumed characters from Heroes Alliance! Costumes are always encouraged, but certainly not required. For more information about Heroes Alliance visit: www.heroesalliance.org. Sensory Friendly Playtime - Sunday, July 10th; 9:30am-11:30am Sensory Friendly Playtime is a special Museum event for children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders. WOW! will limit admission to 20 families, turn down sounds and lights, and provide adaptive equipment to offer a safe and fun experience for all! Reservations are required and space is limited. Samurai Stories with Yoko Hiraoka - Friday, July 29th; 11:00am Join Yoko Hiraoka as she presents the exciting stories of Samurai warriors sung to the accompaniment of the ancient musical instrument the Biwa. Her performance will take children into the thrilling world of Samurai warriors and Japan's medieval times. This special program is a part of the "WOW! Goes Around the World" series sponsored by Lafayette Cultural Arts Council and is included with Museum admission. All craft activities are available in the Art Room and are included with Museum admission! For more information visit our new website! www.wowchildrensmuseum.org
Me for President presented by the Peanut Butter Players
Peanut Butter Players is proud to showcase over 50 local young people aged 5-16 in the Sum-Fun production of ME FOR PRESIDENT, an original musical by Lafayette resident Jo Anne Lamun. 7:30 p.m. performances on July 22, 23, and 2 p.m. matinees on July 23, 24, 2016, will be staged at the Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts, 1376 Miners Drive, suite 106. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for children under 12, available at the box office or by calling 303-786-8727. The musical, suitable for all ages, is about a boy and girl who run for President, and one, by audience vote, wins! Further info at http;//www.peanutbutterplayers.com
Lafayette's Annual Window Painting Contest is looking for VOLUNTEERS -- for marketing, fundraising, award ceremony set-up/clean up, etc. -- to help make its 6th year better than ever. The Contest Committee will be meeting soon! Please contact Event Chair, Lisa Klein at 720.352.1988 or firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Learn about Barn Quilts at Art Night Out
Come join Stories to Tell--Barn Quilts of Boulder County on July 15th at Lafayette's Art Night Out from 5-9 PM to witness a demonstration of how to make a barn quilt. This month's barn quilts is destined for the 100 year old barn on Baseline across from the Baseline Reservoir called, Flat Iron. Participate in the painting of this barn quilt and/or create your own small-scale paper quilt. Donations accepted. Join in the creativity and learn more about this Boulder County wide public arts and heritage project that is taking root. Find out more at: www.bocobarnquilts.com/blog/summer-2016-barn-quilt-demos or www.bocobarnquilts.com
Sponsored and supported by: Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission
Poster Contest to honor volutneers
In recognition of all volunteers in the City of Lafayette, the City's Volunteer Committee is sponsoring a poster contest which will award the winner a $150 prize during the September Art Night Out at Festival Plaza. Follow the link below for additional information and to download an entry form. Entries will be accepted at City Hall from Monday, August 15, through Friday, August 19, 2016. http://www.cityoflafayette.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2464
Experience Our Galleries
Library Galleries: Our theme this month seems to be joyful energy, with large, exciting work in both of our galleries. Main Gallery: Boundless Fiber Artists present Boundless Joy, an exhibit of large mixed media fiber art during May and June. Boundless Joy is an exuberant show expressing the many facets of joy. Boundless Fiber Artists have met for years in our library as a critique and exhibit group, and their members have garnered dozens of regional, national and international fiber art awards.
Upstairs Gallery: Local artist Mike Giese moves his work to the Upstairs Gallery in May and June. Look for a new assortment of energetic paintings and assemblages from this bold, energetic artist. www.cityoflafayette.com/library
At the Senior Center: Works by students of Donna Flebbe will continue to be on display and will be joined by a few pieces from the Crossing Borders Show.
City Hall Alcove Gallery: The Crossing Borders Show is also on display at Lafayette City Hall. This juried group exhibition explores the immigration experience from a variety of viewpoints and art mediums. Each piece tells a unique story about the artist's experience of immigrating to a new place, the immigration story of the artist's family or friends, and/or a discussion about contemporary issues related to immigration. An artist statement will accompany each piece. This exhibition is held in conjunction with the One Action 2016: Arts + Immigration Project. The show will be on display at these locations from June 3 through June 29.
Enjoy art at all of the city galleries, Art on the Street sculptures on Public Road, and sculptures that are part of Lafayette's extensive permanent Public Art Collection.
In this issue~
Music Goes Public
Blue Canyon Boys at Art Night Out
The Dali Follies at TCL
Family fun at CMA Build a Theremin Library offers art, music & culture Dance Camps at RAD Volunteers needed for Art Night Out Art for kids and adults at pARTiculars Summer at FARM Plein Air in Boulder County Church of the Arts Fundraising WOW! Art and Music ME for President by PBP Volunteers needed for Children's Art Contest Barn Quilts at Art Night Out Poster Contest Experience our Galleries
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.
SIT Artist: Patricia Vader Martinez, CA Location: WOW! Children's Museum 101 N. Harrison St Materials: Mixed Media Price: $8,000 Patricia Vader is a metal artist specializing in public sculpture. Animals inspire many of my sculptures. Living in a rural area I am surrounded by them, wild or domesticated. They are a natural part of my life and art practice. Stay has a large shiny nose that invites petting. The sculpture is modeled on my German shepherd Merlot, a huge dog with a friendly face and big triangular ears, who loves traveling and meeting people. He is an entertaining companion on all my sculpture installation trips across the country.