January 2017
March for Peace

Lafayette's 12th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace & Celebration

Held in conjunction with the Federal King Holiday on Monday, January 16, Lafayette's 12th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration will begin at noon at Angevine Middle School (1150 W South Boulder Rd.), where a pre-march celebration featuring free refreshments, art and service projects, and live entertainment will be held.  Lafayette's annual March for Peace will commence at 1:30 p.m.; community members will depart from Angevine's north parking lot and proceed northeast to City Park (just north of the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center at 111 W Baseline Rd). Upon their arrival, community members will participate in "UNITY," a large, interactive art project that seeks to uncover our commonalities and celebrate our diversity.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will conclude at 3:30 p.m.  A shuttle will be available during and immediately following the March for Peace, and free event t-shirts will be distributed to 250 community members during the pre-march celebration at Angevine. This event is brought to you by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee with support from the Empowerment Center of East County, University of Colorado Boulder, Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, and Campus Compact.  For more information, contact Elaina@EmpowermentCenterEastCounty.org or Marty.Walsh@cityoflafayette.com.  

HUB Film series

Art Hub Film Series

January 10, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, $5 per person at Art Underground Art Hub; 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette. This film is rated R and $5, at the door.
 After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own – reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.
The evening will include a reception and Q and A with photographer Andrew Reagan, starting at 6pm. Learn more about this multi-part film series at http://artunder.org/events/. The Arts Hub Film Series is made possible through a generous contribution from Project Local Community. www.projectloco.org

Jared Smith, poet
Poet Jared Smith

Book Release and Poetry Reading

Book Release Party in Lafayette Free and Open to the Public:  Liquid Light Press has announced a celebration of poetry and the release of two premium chapbooks on January 27th, 7-9 PM at Ceraso Gallery & Studio, 1294 Doric Drive, Lafayette, CO.
Featured is Lafayette poet Jared Smith’s 11th volume, This Town: Poems of Correspondence, co-authored with Kyle Laws from Pueblo, which has been praised in print by Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison among others; The Offering, by Tucson poet Eleanor Kedney; poems by Denver poet Wayne A. Gilbert; music; an Open Reading; and more. All are welcome!

Coming to America

Coming to America

Theater Esprit Asia and Theater Company of Lafayette
Proudly Present "COMING TO AMERICA"
Two award-winning dramas filled with humor and grace
Written by Maria Cheng and Peter Trinh; Directed by Maria Cheng
January 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees: January 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.
Special Discount Night:  All tickets $10 on Friday, January 13th!  Tickets at: www.tclstage.org or call 1-800-838-3006; Mary Miller Theater 300 E. Simpson St.
In Boat Person, Peter Trinh recounts the bloody fall of Saigon, the harrowing American evacuation from South Vietnam, his parents' escape to freedom against the perils of the high seas facing storms and pirates and finally finding safe haven in the United States.
In Antecedents, Maria Cheng recollects the Americanization of a precocious Chinese teenager as she embraces new heroes, while never forsaking her ancestors. With poignancy and incisive wit, she recounts the Japanese occupation of China and her arrival in the land of opportunity and materialism. 
Coming to America  Winner of First Prize for Best Production and the People's Choice Award at the 2016 Colorado Community Theater Coalition Festival!    
Tickets:  www.tclstage.org 

Two young dancers at RAD

Dance in the New Year

Accepting new dance students at REVERENCE ACADEMY OF DANCE - right here in Lafayette. Classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and pre-school.  www.reverenceacademyofdance.com,
303-661-0719.  1370 Miners Dr. #111, Lafayette, CO 80026
Our 15th year in Lafayette!

Lafayette Historic Society Presents...

Bob Moulder will present an overview of the history of the Civil War in the Colorado Territory. He will be attired in a period military uniform, and he'll share Civil War artifacts from his collection.
The program will be January 14, 10:30 - 11:30 in the lower level meeting room of the Lafayette Public Library, 775 E Baseline Road. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

WOW Children's Museum

Danse Etoile Ballet Story Time

Wednesday, January 25th; 4:00pm
Danse Etoile Ballet is delighted to share excerpts read from The Snow Queen, their new story ballet for all ages. "The Snow Queen" is based on Hans Christian Andersen's story of love triumphing over evil as one friend rescues another from the evil Snow Queen. Join us to learn how a story can be told through ballet, including a question & answer time with real ballerinas.  This special program is included with Museum admission.

Collective Community Arts Center

The Collective Community Arts Center - Opening in January

The Collective Community Arts Center will serve as a clearing house for arts and culture, and blend the City’s commitment to honoring Lafayette’s past while moving into the future.  The Collective houses the Arts and Cultural Resources Department.
At The Collective, visitors can engage in the arts through rotating exhibits, historic displays, networking opportunities, arts business development, social themes, lectures, film series, and other arts & culture programs. Visitors can come together to express and celebrate the community’s identity through art.  The center’s concept will continue to evolve over time through participant input and public engagement.   http://www.cityoflafayette.com/1713/The-Collective


Faculty Recital at CMA

Sunday, January 29, 5pm at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette, 80026). Free and open to the public. Enjoy a variety of music from our very own talented Center for Musical Arts faculty. For more details visit http://www.comusic.org

Music Together

FREE Music Together Demo Class

Tuesday, January 10 at 10 am – sign up by Friday, Jan 6
Saturday, January 14 at 10 am– sign up by Weds, Jan 11 at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette, 80026). Free.
Music Together (Ages birth–5 years with their caregivers)
We offer multiple sessions of Music Together®, a nationally recognized program for introducing music into the lives of the very young! Children and their caregivers are introduced to the world of music through songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. Includes CDs so you can continue the experience at home. Infants 8 months and under may attend classes for free with an enrolled sibling. For more details visit http://www.comusic.org

Diane Edwards

City Galleries

Main Gallery at Lafayette Public Library

Lafayette Public Library has several gallery spaces.  Fort Collins artist Diane Edwards is showing her delicate pastels and beautiful landscapes in the Main Gallery. She says, "In my paintings I look for the small details, the remarkable differences in the Colorado landscape which tend to make it more individualistic. I want to bring to the viewer's attention the unusual, the colorful in the plain, dull landscape that most people will never notice until seeing it portrayed in a painting. My greatest challenge is to convince the view that those beautiful colors and that variety of detail really do exist but in a different form than they usually expect to see. My joy in life is to transform the ordinary into the beautiful, satisfying scene. Colorado's natural beauty is remarkable in all it's various forms."

Molly McCrosson

Alcove Gallery at City Hall

Local artist Molly McCrosson's energetic abstracts hang on the walls of the Alcove Gallery at City Hall.  Molly's abstracts are beautifully rendered, intricate and exciting.  Stop by to experience these powerful paintings.  Visit her website to see more of Molly's beautiful work.  http://www.mccrosson.com/
She also has work haning on the 2nd floor north gallery at the Lafayette Public Library.

MD Friedman

Senior Center Art Gallery

M.D. Friedman is showing his digital paintings at the Lafayette Senior Center Gallery Wall.  M.D. M. D. Friedman is a poet, teacher, musician, composer, digital and watercolor artist, photographer, television producer, videographer, small press publisher and web master. His digital art and watercolor paintings have been featured in galleries and juried shows across Colorado where they have won several awards. His art represents an evolution from capturing (through photography) the beautiful and peculiar in our world to expressing (through painting) the beautiful and peculiar within each of us. The resulting works are sometimes startling, sometimes subtly intriguing, but all map the personal journey of the artist from photographer to painter, from collector to creator and from seeing to being. It is the artist’s hope that the joy and self-discovery intrinsic to his work will be contagious to the viewer. His personal website, www.mdfriedman.com , offers access to all his creative pursuits.

Good  Morning Sunshine

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.
Reven Swanson
Denver, CO
Location: NE Corner of Chester St. and South Public Rd.; Scarlet Rose Boutique
Material: Mixed media
Price: $ 12,000
Artist Statement:  "Good Morning Sunshine"
Reaching across the sky, this flying creature balances the heavens -- celebrating a natural harmony.  With a smile and a dance, she welcomes the day.

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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