The Lafayette Arts Source                                                         November 2013

Creative ~ Diverse ~ Eclectic

Be a part of ART in Lafayette

Arts in Education Grants fund school programs
Teachers of Lafayette schools may apply for a grant to support arts-related projects with local students. The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) is proud to offer Arts in Education Grants to local schools and teachers for the 8th year in a row. The deadline for application is Dec. 15.
The LCAC awards money, not exceeding $500 per grant, to fund projects in Lafayette schools.These projects may include performance or group art activities with an educational focus or participatory learning opportunities. Teachers may submit an online grant application at the City of Lafayette website;  Grant applications are due December 15. All projects receiving grant money need to be complete by May 24, 2014.

Window Painting Winners
Ninety-five Lafayette students participated in the 3rd annual Window Painting Contest in October.  The contest was sponsored by Project YES, pARTiculars, the Lafayette Old Town Association, the City of Lafayette and the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.  Paintings were judged by professional artists and winning  artists will receive ribbons and awards at a ceremony on Friday, November 1.
K-2-1st place - Liam Findley - Horizons - 2
K-2 - 2nd place - Jordan Schatz - Lafayette Elem - 2
K-2 - 3rd place - Alexia Campbell - Pioneer - 1
3-4 - 1st place - Elijah Spradling - Peak to Peak - 3
3-4 - 2nd place - Cooper Smith & Aiden Kenny - Lafayette Elem - 4
3-4 - 3rd place - Samuel Hernandez - Sanchez - 4
5-6 - 1st place - Kai Adamchak - Lafayette Elem - 5
5-6 - 2nd place - Roxy Poppick - Peak to Peak - 6
5-6 - 3rd place - Kira & Anna Furey - Pioneer - 5 / 3
7-10 - 1st place(highest overall score - a perfect score of 20)- Nicola Gacy - Home School - 7
7-10 - 2nd place - Arely Aguirre - Angevine - 7
7-10 - 3rd place - Mary Hanson & Tegan Guess - Centaurus - 9

Theatre Classes for Kids
Public Works Theatre Company is teaching its final fall session at the Bob Berger Recreation Center. Theatre Improvisation Games for ages 9-12 is on Wednesdays from 3:45-4:45pm, and Clown for ages 7-11 is on Wednesdays from 4:45-5:45pm. Classes run 11/6-12/11. Go to or for more information.

WOW! Children's Museum offers arts programs
Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull Creations
, Nov. 1, 11:00am-Noon
Children are invited to decorate their own traditional Mexican sugar skulls and learn more about Dia de los Muertos during this special workshop lead by CHAC.  This special event is included with Museum admission, however, participation will be limited to the first 20 children attending the workshop.

WOW!'s 17th Birthday Party,  Nov. 16, 11:00am-Noon
 WOW! is turning 17 and you're invited to help us celebrate!  Enjoy a special classical music performance by the Boulder Bach Trio, crafts, face painting and refreshments.  All included with Museum admission.

WOW! Mural Installation, November 11
On Nov. 11, WOW! visitors are invited to help paint a new mural in WOW's Activity Rooms. Images for the mural theme of Play, Learn, Imagine were brainstormed by Project Yes volunteers and designed into a mural by local artist Sarah Spencer.  This community project was sponsored by a grant from LCAC.
WOW! is located at 110 N. Harrison Avenue, Lafayette.  Visit for more information.

pARTiculars offers art for the whole family
November at pARTiculars:  ART, community, and the ART of Gifting. 

Student ART Show all month long.   Friday, November 15 reception and award ceremony 7pm. 

ALSO join us early on Friday November 15 for an ART gift workshop  4:30-6:45 - Make your own felted penguin $15, or felted snowman $10, or a snowman gift tag activity for the younger  kids $5. 
For more creative and fun ART activities for the whole family, check out

Poetry & Music at the Library

Poetry Reading
~ Monday, November 4, 6:30 pm
Enjoy poetry readings from Colorado's poet laureate, Dave Mason, as well as from local poets and Poetry Lab workshop attendees.
This project is supported by the Lafayette Cultural Resources Commission.

Community Music ~ All That Jazz
~ Saturday, November 9, 1 pm
Join members of the Center for Musical Arts Jazz Improv Intermediate Ensemble for a swinging good time! Featuring sax, trumpet, keyboard, bass, trombone, flute, and even a librarian on vocals! Led by Steve Christopher. Presented by CMA and Friends of the Lafayette Library Foundation.

Jubilate Sacred Singers ~ Sunday, November 17, 3 pm
Enjoy the joyful voices of Boulder’s Jubilate Sacred Singers in a seasonal concert of old and new favorites.

Center for Musical Arts - November events
November 2 - The Center for Musical Arts will host a Dalcroze Workshop for musicians, dancers and music educators.  This workshop, presented by the Dalcroze School of the Rockies, will feature Ruth Alperson, dean of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in NY.  For more information visit:

The Kaleidoscope Concert Series (This project funded in part by a grant from the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, an agency of the Lafayette City Council) will continue with the Matt Flinner Trio on November 16.  There will be a FREE family-friendly show at 5pm and with a regular concert at 7:30pm.  The Matt Flinner Trio "blurs the lines between jazz and bluegrass, traditional and avantgarde...(AP)."  For tickets or more information visit

November is the beginning of the end of the year recitals at the Center for Musical Arts.  All recitals are free and open to the public.  For a calendar of all of our events please visit

Theater Company of Lafayette Enters
The Twilight Zone

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas; you've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.—Rod Serling

Theater Company of Lafayette Presents
“Twilight Zone: Live! On Stage! (Volume 9)”
Travel through another dimension as TCL lovingly parodies three thrilling episodes from Rod Serling’s iconic  series, The Twilight Zone.
Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 16
Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. - Thursday is discount night!  All tickets $10!
Theater Company of Lafayette@The Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson Street, Lafayette; $10-16. Group discounts available.  Tickets at  or  720-209-2154

Lafayette Historical Society Presents:
Ride the Colorado Rails of History
Take a trip through Colorado History as Larry Dorsey of the Colorado Railroad Museum presents a program on the history of railroad in the Centennial State. 
Thursday, November 14, 7:00pm at the Lafayette Public Library; 755 W. Baseline Road. 
Refreshments will be served.
This program is free and open to the public, donations accepted.


 Lino and Letterpress Holiday Cards  NOV 16
Learn to carve linoleum block images and print them with metal type in the League's letterpress studio with Julia Seko and Vivian Jean. Students will create lovely cards suitable for special correspondence or as great holiday gifts. You’ll be introduced to the tools and materials of linoleum block carving and to basic letterpress printing techniques, including typesetting and printing on the Vandercook press.
Sat, Nov 16, 10:00 am-4:00 pm;  Ewing Bunkhouse, 1915 N. 95th St., Lafayette. (Please park on Prairie Ridge Drive, see map on website,
For more information and to register for the class, visit the Book Arts League website at

Home for the Holidays
December 7; Festival Plaza, 311 S. Public Road
Noon-4pm Santa and hot chocolate
                Elf Storytelling
                Free Kids Art Activities (Sponsored by Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission at pARTiculars)

1pm-2pm Holiday Hounds: Dog Costume Contest
4:15pm Caroling led by Faye Napon
4:30pm Holiday tree lighting
5:00pm Sing-and-Play-Along and potluck dinner at Center for Musical Arts, 200 E. Baseline, 303-665-0599
More information:

Reverence Academy of Dance
This talented local dance academy presents the 9th Annual, "Searching for Christmas",  at Angevine Middle School on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 PM.  This wonderful musical filled with song and dance celebrates the season with Frosty, the Grinch, Rockettes, Nutcracker scenes and more! Don't miss this delightful holiday show!  Tickets at 303-661-0719, or online

Experience Our Galleries

The Library Gallery is showing EcoArts "Stories for a New Future" Mural Project.  These murals were created by 18 studeitns at Angevine Middle School in Katie David's Painting and Drawing Class with the guidence of visual artist Jolt.  Enjoy this vibrant, exciting work!

Sarah Rockinger   photo project, entitled, "I volunteer because..." is also on display at the Lafayette Public Library. Come see some of Lafayette's volunteers in this delightful photography exhibit.

The See and Respond show is on display at the City Hall Alcove Gallery.  

View some of the 2-D art entries by local artists at City Hall.  Take a look at our 2013 Art on the Street: See & Respond! project which included 2-D Art and Poetry.  View the entire art and poetry on-line galleries and documents to see what was submitted to this exciting show.

View the show on-line:

 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:

In this issue~
Grants Available
Window Winners
Theatre for Kids
WOW Art Programs
pARTiculars Family Art
Music & Poetry @ the Library
CMA Schedule
The Twilight Zone
Colorado Rails History
Letterpress Cards
Home for the Holidays
Holiday Dance
City Galleries

Art on the Street

Dancing Moon VIII
Artist: Reven Swanson; Denver, CO
Location: Public and Simpson (in front of Santiagos Restaurant)
Materials: Steel, enamel, with hand turning kinetics
Size: 24" x 28: x 24"
Price: $4,300
Artist # 2

Three Rings
Artist: Tom Newport; Cedar Rapids, IA
Location: 107 S. Public Rd (in front of Metro Brokers)
Materials: Stainless Steel
Size: 6' x 2'6" x 1'
Cost: $5,000
Artist # 11

Each sculpture is for sale.  Email arts@cityoflafayette with inquiries. For more information about these, or any other 2013 Art on the Street sculpture, visit the city website.

To hear from this artist, call 888.827.8566 and enter ArtNumber 2687.
You can enter an artist number at any time.

Learn more about this year's art and artists

Visit the City of Lafayette YouTube channel to view all the artists interviews.

View artist profile pages online.

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
Performing Arts

Project YES
Lafayette Cultural Arts
Lafayette Old Town Association
pARTiculars Art Gallery
Peanut Butter Players
Reverence Academy
of Dance

Rocky Mountain Center
for Musical Arts

Theater Company of Lafayette
WOW Children’s Museum

Artists Resources

Americans for the Arts

Boulder County Arts Alliance

Colorado Creative Industries

Think 360 Arts

Scientific & Cultural
Facilities District (SCFD)

Spot the Elf
November 19 through December 19
Join in on the month-long scavenger hunt. Find the elves hidden in downtown shops. Then, to enter the prize drawing, return your completed booklet to the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center no later than Dec. 19.

Where's Arty?

Arty the AardvarkArty 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.

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Our Vision

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.

How you can help? 
Donate! Volunteer! Support the arts in Lafayette!
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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 or  303-665-5588 X3353. 
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


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2013; The Lafayette Arts Source
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