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Women's Art A Persistent Path to Identity

Women’s Art, A Persistent Path to Identity - Call for Entry

Call for Women Artists!  The “Women’s Art, A Persistent Path to Identity” exhibition is looking for Boulder County women artists to submit 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional works for exhibition. Accepted works will be on display at The Collective Community Arts Center from February 12 through March 24, 2018. All artwork must be submitted by December 20, 2017 through callforentry.org, http://bit.ly/CFAwomen .
The mission of this show is to promote local and emerging women artists, to encourage them to share their original work with the community and to celebrate the persistence of art making as it contributes to the artist’s identity. Artists may submit up to 3 works for the show. All mediums will be considered.  Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.
The opening reception will be an Artists Salon, on February 25th - Exhibition’s Artist Salon. On March 8, International Women’s Day, The Collective will show the Agnes Martin documentary, Between the Lines.
Please refer to the Collective Community Arts Center website for more information at www.cityoflafayette.com/collective. 

Reverence Dance Academy

RAD Presents Searching for Christmas

Do you have your tickets for "Searching for Christmas" ?
This show is the 13th annual presentation of our hit show that takes a journey through the holidays. We have the Rockettes, the Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, scenes from the Nutcracker and so much more for a fabulous fun filled event. Join us on Sunday, December 10, at Nevin Platt Middle School to let these dancers inspire you with the spirit of the holidays! 
Contact 432.222.2849 or www.tututix.com/reverenceacademyofdance/


Peanut Butter Players

Peanut Butter Players "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

Peanut Butter Players Family Theatre presents the Colorado premiere of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, the Musical on December 16, 17, 21, 22 at 7:30, December 16, 17 at 2 p.m. at the Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts, 1376 Miners Drive, Suite 106.  Featuring nearly 100 area adults and children, this new musical based on the popular Barbara Robinson book captures all the hilarity of the Horrible Herdmans who terrorize a small town in the 1960's.  However, far from ruining the pageant, they bring the true spirit of the season to its cast and the entire town.  Tickets are available at the box office before each show or by calling 303-786-8727.  Adults $12, children under 12 $10.  http://www.peanutbutterplayers.com. 

Audition for Peanut Butter Players

Applications are being accepted  for the spring Lunch Bunch production of The Wizard of Oz.  Interested young people between 7 and 18 should submit a resume and headshot to Peanut Butter Players, 2572 Paintbrush Lane, Lafayette, 80026 or e-mail to pbpcontacts@gmail.com by December 15.  Experience is necessary as these are professional roles. Auditions will be in late December.

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LCAC & PAC Volunteer Openings

The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and Public Art Committee is seeking volunteers to join us in continuing to develop Lafayette’s cultural arts and pubic art program.  A belief that art improves quality of life is much more important than artist skill or experience.  To join the LCAC apply here.  To join PAC apply here. Please contact Susan Booker, Arts & Cultural Resources Director, for more details.  susanb@cityoflafayette.com

Day of the Dead- photo by Michaela Williams
Day of the Dead- photo by Michaela Williams

The Resilience Project and Planet Earth Mural

Free exhibit, The Arts HUB; 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette, 
Join us to see photographs taken by Boulder County youth from 5 high schools and 4 after school programs and a mural painted by youth ages 6 to 18 at Boulder Ridge Mobile Home Park – all under the guidance of professional artists and exploring themes of immigration, energy, nature, environment, and youth empowerment. 
Exhibit on display Oct. 10, 2017 – Jan. 10, 2018.  Mural displayed permanently. For more information: EcoArts Connections at info.ecoarts@gmail.com  303.359.3811.

Comfort Quilts

Community Programs @ the Library

Saturday, December 9, 1-5 pm
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” - Desmond Tutu
Some children have scary times and emergencies in their lives, and it must seem very dark to them during those times. You can help ease some of that fear by being part of our ongoing Comfort Quilts project. Lisa Francisco coordinates an informal community charity quilting group that works at the Library on the second Saturday of each month. The finished Comfort Quilts are distributed to children in distress, here in Lafayette as well as to places such as Safehouse http://www.safehousealliance.org/ domestic violence shelter for women and children, and Boulder child advocates. Fifteen quilts were even donated to the Houston Hurricane Relief agency, and 70 quilts were created just in 2017!
Comfort Quilts are created with squares that contain images or encouraging words for kids in need. There is always need for many kinds of work, from cutting to drawing or writing, stitching fabric, or hand tying quilts. The group has folks from ages 8 – 81 who drop by and work for as long as they want to – from 10 minutes to 4 hours. There are no tests, no minimum skill levels; all are welcome.  Drop by and lend a hand – or take a kit and work on it at home. Donations of fabric markers are appreciated, no fabric needed at this time.


WOW Children's Museum

WOW!'s New Year's Eve Parties

Sunday, December 31st
Party #1: 10:00am-12:00pm
Party #2: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Ring in the New Year at WOW! before bedtime! Join us for noisemaker crafts, face painting, the Bunny and Birdie Comedy Magic Show, and refreshments - all leading up to a grand countdown celebration!
Tickets: $10 per child; $6 per member child and $5 per adult
Purchase Online: http://wowchildrensmuseum.org/ring-in-2018-at-wow-childrens-museum/


Spot the Elf

Spot the Elves in Old Town

Spot the Elf from November 19-December 19. Stop by Old Town merchants as well as The Collective, the Bob Burger Recreation Center, the Lafayette Public Library and the Lafayette Senior Services Center for a 2017 Spot the Elf passport book. Open to elf seekers of all ages. Drop off completed books at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center to be entered to win prizes.

Holiday Tea at the Library

Friends of the Lafayette Library Foundation 2017 Holiday Tea

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Lafayette tradition, on Sun., Dec. 3, 2-4pm. Enjoy assorted teas, cookies, and music, featuring The New Renditions, a cappella barbershop quartet. Tickets are available after November 1 at the Library:  Adults $12; Seniors 60+ & Students $10.This program is appropriate for children 8 years and older. See you at the Tea!

East Boulder County Artists at The Collective through January 3.
East Boulder County Artists exhibiting at The Collective through January 3.
Art by Tif Choate

Truth Is A Good Dog. Solo Art exhibit

 at Cannon Mine Coffee :: January 2018

Reception at Cannon Mine Coffee; 210 S. Public Rd. Lafayette; on Friday evening, January 12th, 6 – 9 pm. 

Meet artist, Tif Choate in her newest solo show exploring Man's best friend & a few other animals we love. Tif is a painter preferring acrylic on large canvases, and she also loves to paint wall murals. Live music & refreshments will be provided; coffee, beer & wine is available for purchase.

Synergy

Synergy: Recent Art Graduates Exhibition @ The Collective in January

The Collective is pleased to announce it's first 2018 exhibit; Synergy: Recent Art Graduates Exhibit will be curated by Mark Moffett, and will include recent MFA graduations.  Meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, January 12, 6 - 8:30 pm at the Collective Community Art Center; 201 N. Public Road.
Synergy:noun- The interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements.
 This exhibition features select works by recent MFA graduates at Colorado visual art programs, including CU-Boulder, Colorado State University and The University of Northern Colorado. 

Arts HUB

Theater and more at The ArtsHUB

Winnie the Pooh, Kids

Dec. 2nd & 3rd at 2:00pm; Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS is a delightful show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film. ArtsHUB actors ages 6 through 10 perform this 30 minute show.  General Admission;  $4; at the Arts HUB Theater, 420 Courtney Way.

Seussical, Jr.

Dec. 8 (6:00pm), 9 (11:00am, 2:30pm & 6:00pm) and 10 (2:30pm & 6:00pm); Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR. Three separate casts of ArtsHUB actors ages 10 to 14 years old perform this hour long production with professional costumes, sets and staging.  Tickets $5; All seats reserved at the ArtsHUB Theater 420 Courtney Way.

December Dance Showcase

Dec. 16 at 1:30 and 4:00 The ArtsHUB dance classes will be highlighted in two performances  with a wide range of ages, dance styles, music and special effects. Don't miss this delightful entertainment during the holiday season! Please purchase tickets early to ensure availability.

Winter/Spring Registration NOW OPEN!

The ArtsHUB Winter/Spring Classes start the week of January 8th
• The ArtsHUB will offer a new adult dance class punch card to drop-in for a tap, ballet or jazz class.  NEW Adult theater classes will be starting in early 2018.  Ceramics offerings will start in February.
• The ArtsHUB is starting a new Dance Theater program.  All classes will emphasize proper technique and a caring, nurturing approach to instruction, culminating in a final dance theater production of Alice in Wonderland.  The final production will incorporate all dance students, from preschoolers to advanced students.  Auditions for the principal roles will be held on Sun., Jan. 21st from 12:30-2:30; all ages and levels are welcome, as there are many roles in this production.
• The ArtsHUB would like to welcome Katherine Myers as new Producing Artistic Director of the HUB theater program.  The HUB will be offering four levels of theater productions:
7th-12th Graders: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (FREE Informational Workshop December 11th from 4-5pm; Auditions Dec. 15 & 17 @ the HUB)  (Work with live music and in-depth character work in this production)  Directed by Betsy Keating
4th-8th Graders:  Mary Poppins, JR. (Auditions Dec. 15 & 18; All who audition are offered a part)  Directed by Katherine Myers
1st – 4th Graders: Aristocats, KIDS (Sign up for class format production All students will receive instruction from a theater skill rubric) Directed by Gina Braswell
NEW Preschool Musical Theater: for ages 3-6; Bugz; Preschoolers will have a fun intro to performing onstage
Center for Musical Arts

Holidays at Center for Musical Arts

For details of all events visit http://centerformusicalarts.org; All events held at Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette).

Invisible Audience Presents Bella Betts with Joe Esposito

Sat, Dec 2; 7PM (doors open at  6:30PM) Cost: $15. Join us for a special concert in the all new Invisible Audience presents concert series featuring singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bella Betts with special guest violinist Joe D'Esposito of the The Railsplitters. This 16 year-old Boulder native is committed to making change through music, loves performing live and collaborating with other artists. Bella has joined Chris Thile, Langhorne Slim, Aoife O'Donovan, David Grisman, Sarah Jarosz, Sierra Hull and others on stage multiple times. She plays a unique mix of folk, classical, jazz, and contemporary music. Beer, wine and other refreshments available for purchase. 

Holiday Songs & Stories Class

Dec 5 & 12  Cost: $35 per family. Open to all ages. Take a little time this holiday season to unwind, sing, play and dance along with holiday favorites and a few stories too! Class format is designed to promote participation from our younger children (1-5 years) and their caregivers, but older siblings are welcome and encouraged to attend. Class will run for two weeks and each class will last approximately 45 minutes. Share the music of the season with those you love! 

Jazz Combo Concerts

Mon, Dec 11 & Wed, Dec 13 at 7PM. Cost: Free & open to the public. Join us for the Monday & Wednesday Night Jazz-Combo Concerts with Director – Steve Christopher. This event is FREE and open to the public. Beer, wine and other refreshments will be available for purchase. The CMA Jazz Ensemble explores all forms of jazz including standard jazz band charts with an emphasis on improvisation. This group is composed of a variety of individuals from high school students to senior citizens (inter-generational). 

Glee Club Concert

Sun, Dec 17 at 4PM at the  Cost: Free & Open to the public. Join us for a live performance by the CMA Glee Club! The Glee Club is a singing group focusing on creating harmony and ensemble singing. They share a passion and sing their hearts out to favorite ensemble songs, from Broadway choruses to a capella. This event is free and open to the public!

Miracles; A Yuletide Concert of Music and Songs!

Tues, Dec 19 & Wed, Ded 20 AT 7PM Cost: $20/Adults & $5/Students.Get in the mood at the holiday show for kids of all ages! It begins when you walk into the hall, filled with twinkling lights and warm welcomes!  You pause for a moment to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and say hello to new friends.  You take your seat and are immediately transported to another place where you are reminded of falling snow and prancing reindeer.  Someone special drops in to surprise wide-eyed children sitting at the edge of their seats and for a time, the hustle and the bustle of the world outside disappears.  You are reminded of the true meaning and spirit of the season and then you know that the holidays have begun! For tickets and details visit https://cmacabaret.brownpapertickets.com

For details of all events visit http://centerformusicalarts.org; All events held at Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette).

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pARTiculars Holiday Reception

Join us on Saturday, December 2 from 6-8pm for a reception celebrating our customers and honoring our members and consignors. Music will be provided by the Autumnus Quintet, and wine and goodies will be served. We look forward to seeing you!

Tribal Garden Totem

Art on the Street

The 2017 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures.

Tribal Garden Totem

Artist Katy Diver
Longmont, Colorado
Location: NE corner of Chester and Public Rd
Material: Clay
Price: $1,800
Artist Statement:
 I was inspired to make this piece from my love of pattern and aboriginal work. It is meant to radiate happy energy into it's surroundings. I made this piece out of a wonderful Colorado clay that was developed for public art in Denver. It is weather proof year round in our climate. I then painted it with underglazes and stains and fired it to Cone 1. I feel creativity is about tapping into an endless flow of ideas and inspiration and combining that with the discipline of knowing your materials and putting in the 10,000 hours to truly connect your idea with the material world. Public art is a wonderful way to bring art out of galleries and into the every day world where it can be enjoyed by the community! I hope my piece makes people feel happy as they drive or walk by!

For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact arts@cityoflafayette.com

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