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J OA N N E ’ S D E S K

Where did your Spark come from?

Since March, the LCA Board and Staff have been working on our strategic plan. We have had many interviews, 192 community survey responses, and held five focus groups. There were lots of common themes we heard, but one in particular stuck with me. It was said that our responsibility as the Council for the Arts was to “plant the arts seed” in our students and youth. I heard it said in many different ways. And, as the Board came together, it resonated with them as well. This got me thinking. Ask a painter or musician why they became an artist and you will usually hear about a family member that took them to a museum or to a symphony concert, gave them a set of paints, or perhaps their parents were artists. So, was it the set of paints or exposure to music that sparked their interest for the arts? I have a BFA in photography and a Masters in Arts Policy and Administration. Since high school, I have had a “thing” for the arts. Photography and the theater were my saving graces in high school. I went to art school because nothing else seemed right. I was an artist, and now I work with artists. When I started to think about who or what “planted my seed” at first I was stumped. My parents weren’t artists. None of my siblings were artists. I heard my grandma was a painter, but I never saw her paint. As the youngest of nine, we certainly didn’t go to the theater or symphony or museums. So, where did it come from? As I reflected and pondered I realized two things: The Arts are in all of us. And even though I don’t know how my seed was planted, there were people along the way who nurtured it. You may not be an artist or musician, but you love to look at paintings or go to concerts. You may not know the difference between Monet and Manet, but you know what you like. You may not play an instrument, but you can’t live without music. I may not be able to identify that one person or experience that solidified my calling to art, perhaps it was the camera that I knew my brother had, or the art teacher who said you can play in the darkroom anytime you want, including during assemblies. Sold! Or it was my father buying me my own camera, which he probably later questioned when I proclaimed I was going to art school. And then there was the theater, where I quickly learned my gift was backstage. Either way, the Arts were a way to express myself, a way to fit in, and now my way of life. So, as the Longmont Council for the Arts moves forward, it’s our job to plant the seed at any age and nurture it for a lifetime because the ARTS are in ALL of us. ~ J oa n n e K i rv e s , E x e c u t i v e D i r e c to r L o n g m o n t C o u n c i l f o r t h e A rt s

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ON THE COVER

“Passage” by Ivan Schultz

SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2014 A r t E n th u s iast is the official publication of the Longmont Council for the Arts.

EDITORS J OAN N E K I RVES, AN N E E. S C H M I D ART DIRECTOR | DESIGNER DE B RA H E ISE R, H E ISE R DESIG N CONTRIBUTING WRITERS P E G GY B R U N S , S U Z A N N E F R A Z I E R, J OA N N E K I R V E S , KY L E K I R V E S , KI M B E R LE E MCKE E, AN N E E. SCH M I D CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS A N I E S P R I E L L A , T I M E L L I S , J OA N N E K I RVES, W E S M Y L E S , N AT H A N P U L L E Y LCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS D O N N A S C H U LT, P R E S I D E NT P E G GY B R U N S , V I C E P R E S I D E N T M A R C E LO F E R N A N D E Z , S E C R E TA RY D E B R A H E I S E R , M A RY M c C OY, N I C O L L E P R AT T, CA M I L L E R E N DA L LCA STAFF J OA N N E K I R V E S , E X E C U T I V E D I R E CTO R CAT H Y B A L A N , A D M I N I S T R AT I V E AS S I STANT P R I S C I L L A WA L K E R , P R O G R A M AS S I STANT CONTACT US LO N G M O N T C O U N C I L F O R T H E A RTS P O B OX 2 0 8 , 3 5 6 M A I N S T, LO N G M O N T, C O 8 0 5 0 2 - 0 2 0 8

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October Weekend

Marks Day of the Dead in Longmont b y K y l e K i rv e s

One of the largest of its kind in the state, Longmont’s Day of the Dead events weekend has emerged as a “circle the date” event for Coloradans near and far. Day of the Dead, or “Dia de Los Muertos” as it is referred to in Mexico and elsewhere, is the day to pray for and remember the lives of those who have gone before us through art, food, festivals, and fun. Now in its fourteenth year, Longmont’s Day of the Dead festival brings together the efforts of many local arts organizations, cultural groups, and city departments to promote Latino culture and traditions. Exhibitions run through October with the family celebration on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Patrons of Longmont’s Museum and Cultural Center know how special the event is. For the 14th year in a row, the Museum will feature magnificent altars meant to commemorate the lives of deceased family and friends. The pieces are on a grand scale – with mementos, photos, artwork, favorite and precious heirlooms and items – that are windows on the world of those who came before. They defy description in their majesty and scope and no two are the same, just as no two people are. They are vibrant, colorful reminders of the joys brought to us by those who were part of this world, but are now part of the next one. The Museum’s displays are a fine legacy for Martha Clevenger, former Museum curator, whose tireless efforts made Day of the Dead the draw at the Museum, as it is today. Sadly, she passed away in 2010 and was the subject of her own altar that year. This October, the Muse Gallery will use dance, music, and performers to explain the traditions of Dia de los Muertos. Dancing Across Cultures will present Viva la Vida, a multimedia performance of dance, music, narration, video, and 3D animation. “We are all a part of the same community and it is really important to erase the boundaries from one culture to the next,” says Janelle Ayon, Artistic Director of Dancing Across Cultures. The performance is meant to enlighten the audience as to the history and traditions of the Day of the Dead as it is celebrated throughout Mexico, and will highlight different themes employed by the various regions and cultural centers. “This is a true, city-wide cultural event,” says Joanne Kirves of the Longmont Council for the Arts. “From the

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Museum, to the Firehouse, to celebrations downtown, the exhibitions are all focused on the singular aspects of the holiday. I hope we can contribute to greater understanding across Longmont about this solemn yet joyous holiday.” The Muse Gallery’s WESTend will feature Day of the Dead themed art by local artists, including Marcelo Fernandez and Amy Mathews. Janelle Ayon will also work with local artists to create the altar in the Muse window. The Viva la Vida performance will be held on Saturday, October 18th with two performances at 6p.m. and 8p.m.. There is a suggested donation of $5. AE Courtesy of “Dancing Across Cultures”

Cabinets of Curiosity

Not Your Brother’s Shadow Box Art! B y B e t t y L a V e ll e

American artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) forever altered the concept of the box, from a functional container into a new art form of assemblage within. Cornell fashioned private worlds by connecting unrelated objects such as clock springs, balls, maps, and broken glass into surprising combinations within his rustic “cabinets.” Collecting and positioning mundane found objects into small, glassfront boxes, he made mysterious treasure troves containing things we do not see: ideas, fantasies, white magic, and unknown personal stories. His art forms—which challenge reason— offer up a cabinet of curiosities, giving fleeting glances of meaning that add to the work’s allure. Viewers of his collections are inspired and led into uplifting voyages of the imagination, wherein commonplace items move far beyond their traditional roles, enhanced by repetition, contact, connection and psychological subtlety. Inspired by Cornell’s work, the Longmont Council

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Variety is key

for Friday Afternoon Concerts by Peter Alexander

for the Arts’ Muse Gallery will host a Cabinets of Curiosity exhibition from Nov. 14-Dec. 23, 2014. The call for entries of assemblage in a three-dimensional box/container closed on Sept. 12, 2014. The artwork may use boxes of any sort—a cigar box, a cabinet, a guitar case, or whatever enclosure feels compelling—to tell a story, carry a narrative, and/or develop a theme. The contest is open to all media. There are two categories: a Cabinet category, in which the container has a door that the viewer can open and close; and a Container category, in which a pre-existing object (that can be altered with images and objects) remains open but will not be touched by the viewer. The exhibition will introduce select boxes created by local artist Clayton Blair Dougherty (1966-2011), that are illustrated in his biography Butterflies, Scarabs and Secrets, published this year. Dougherty shared Cornell’s fascination with a world inside a box, looking out for cast-off materials to recycle into the art form of box assemblage. He, like Cornell, collected impulsively, driven by creativity rather than by formal art training, to turn everyday objects into mysterious treasures. Unlike Cornell, Dougherty chose to keep his creations a secret during his lifetime, so this exhibit will offer a rare chance to view his works. The top three winners from the juried entries will receive cash awards. A fascinating exhibition for all is guaranteed! AE

Variety is more than a spice for the Friday Afternoon Concerts at the Longmont Senior Center this fall. It is the very essence of the series. The concerts, presented at the Senior Center (910 Long’s Peak Ave.) by the Longmont Council for the Arts, start at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 12. Each concert accompanies an art exhibition, which opens at 1:30 p.m. A reception following each concert gives audience members the opportunity to meet and talk with the performers and artists. The variety starts right out of the gate Oct. 17 with music “From the Fjords to the Andes.” The Sandra Wong Trio calls itself “three kindred musical spirits,” and promises to “explore the musical worlds of Scandinavia, North America and Latin America.” Wong plays violin and the nyckelharpa, a traditional Swedish instrument that is a kind of folk fiddle played with keys on the three melody strings. The other members of the trio are pianist Victor Mestas and bassist Gonzalo Teppa, both from Venezuela (Teppa received his master’s degree several years ago from the CU-Boulder College of Music). “We will perform music from different folk traditions, plus we all compose,” Wong said. “We do quite a bit of improvisation within the folk traditions.” Among the Latin styles they draw upon are the merengue from the Caribbean and the Brazilian baiao, she said. Their repertoire also includes jazz by Pat Metheny, among others. Artwork on Nov. 17 will be by Thane Gorek, a painter who collects salvaged toys and other objects. >>> Victor Mestas

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Then, he says, “his thrift shop whimsy is given free reign” as he creates paintings of combinations of his salvaged objects. A graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts, Gorek lives and works in Ft. Collins. Expanding the unusual sound world established by the Sandra Wong Trio will be the Boulder Bassoon Quartet, performing on Nov. 21. The four bassoonists—Brian Jack, Mike Christoph, Kent Hurd and Ethan Turner—met as students at CU Boulder, and in eight years have gone from playing on Pearl Street to commissioning new works and making their first CD. Members of the quartet play in professional orchestras along the front range. With little music to draw on, the quartet has made its own arrangements of “everything from the Beatles to Bach” they say, and today they have an extensive and varied repertoire. The Longmont performance will feature music from their first CD, “From the Opposite Shore,” which presents music that American bassoonist/composer Paul Hanson wrote while living in Japan, and music that Japanese composer Rica Narimoto wrote while living in New York City, along with a piece by quartet member Kent Hurd. The artist displaying her work on Nov. 21 will be Ani Espriella, a native of Columbia who lives in Boulder. In addition to creating her colorful oil paintings, Espriella is herself a musician. She was a finalist in the 1994 Star Search and has sung with both Gloria Estefan and Sergio Mendes. After the nyckelharpa and four bassoons, the final concert of the fall series returns to more familiar ground. Mezzo-soprano Sarah Barber and baritone Steve Taylor will perform a selection of holiday music, with pianist Deb Schmit-Lobis, for the Dec. 12 performance. A graduate of CU-Boulder and the University of Northern Iowa, Barber has sung with Central City Opera, Opera Ft. Collins and the Colorado Symphony. Her roles include the title role in Carmen and the witch in Hänsel und Gretel, among many others. Her vocal partner for the December performance, baritone Steve Taylor, is Dean of the School of Music at Colorado Christian University. A graduate of the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, he has performed with Opera Colorado, Central City Opera, and other musical organizations across the state. Barber and Taylor will perform with pianist Deborah Schmit-Lobis. An active pianist and accompanist in the Denver area, she has recorded one solo album, “When the Sun Turns North,” and collaborated with other artists for several additional CDs. The artwork on display Dec. 12 will be by members

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of the Longmont Artists’ Guild. The show will feature a variety of media and styles, and usually also features smaller art items for sale as holiday gifts. AE Peter Alexander is president of the Board of the Longmont Concert Band and plays clarinet in the band. He writes classical music stories for Boulder Weekly and for his own blog on music in Boulder and environs, sharpsandflatirons.com

TOP: Sandra Wong, BELOW: Gonzalo Teppa

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LO N G M O N T CR E AT IVE D I ST R I CT

And the Award Goes to... LO N G M O N T C R E AT I V E D I S T R I C T b y J oa n n e K i rv e s

From the early stages of discussing an Arts & Entertainment district, to the implementation of what we now call the Creative District, one thing has remained constant: keeping the community involved and informed. Through this column, the LDDA website, Facebook, and word of mouth, Kimberlee McKee, the LDDA Director, has been consistent in keeping the community informed of the progress, changes, and achievements. The Creative District has truly been a community-based project, and Kimberlee would be the first to tell you that its success is because of the community. So it is with great pride that I present to you, the Longmont Community, the Community Creative Award, a Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence. These awards are presented each year by the Downtown Colorado, Inc. Here is what the judges had to say. “Since 2012, Longmont has created an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation in the downtown areas. Congratulations to Longmont on the creative and successful approaches to lowering vacancy, engaging community, fostering creative business growth, and using innovation to nurture and promote a vibrant downtown.” I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge what we all know, but don’t say enough. Thank you to the Longmont Downtown Development Authority, especially Kimberlee McKee, for your amazing leadership and expertise. The Creative District would not be a success without you. So head dOWNtown and own your own happy cake, a painting, or listen to some music. You made it Longmont, now enjoy it! AE

“ Since 2012, Longmont has

created an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation in the downtown areas. Congratulations to Longmont on the creative and successful approaches to lowering vacancy, engaging community, fostering creative business growth, and using innovation to nurture and promote a vibrant downtown.

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L CA P R O G R A M : L O N G M O N T S T U D I O T O U R

During the 2014 Longmont

Studio Tour by

Suzanne Frazier

The weekend of September 27 and 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., yellow Longmont Studio Tour signs will pop up all over the area, directing you to thirty-two art spaces hosting fifty-five artists. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to visit your neighborhood art studio and gallery. From painters to sculptors to photographers to potters to glass artists, the number of creative people participating in the Longmont Council for the Arts activities has grown over the years, and the expertise of the Artist members has flourished. For two days each year, the creative heartbeat of the Longmont visual arts community invites you to walk through their studio/gallery doors, immerse yourself in their artistic worlds, and discover the projects they have been working on during the rest of the year. During the weekend, some participating artists will demonstrate the techniques they use to create their work and other artists will have information on art classes and workshops they teach. When asked what he enjoys most about being a participant, artist Don Sayers replies, “The opportunity to see art, and acquaintances and friends made over the past ten years of the studio tour…and a chance to sell some art!” One artist who is new to the tour is Molly M., whose studio is called Molly M Ceramics. She says, “As a second generation potter, I'm familiar with many business models

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MEET YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS. EXPLORE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ART STUDIOS. BE INSPIRED. and there's a big advantage to having the public come to you. I usually sell my work in galleries and miss out on developing a relationship with my customers. I am looking forward to meeting the community. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce people to my studio and for me to share my process with clay.” Another long-time member of the tour, Hanlie Wessels, who paints elephants, cheetahs, snow leopards, elk, deer and the Colorado landscape, comments, “I participate in the Longmont Studio Tour because I have the opportunity to share my love and passion for animals with people who have the same interest, and then we share our awareness of the plight of the animals on this planet with others visiting my studio.” First time participant, Gary Markowitz, says, “I am looking forward to connecting with the community, meeting people, sharing my art and placing my work in many beautiful Colorado homes.” This will be an incredible opportunity to purchase work directly from the artist and learn the story behind the creation of a piece of art that can accent your home décor or complete your corporate office. Plan to join others in the Longmont community during this annual event to meet local artists who live and work near you. For a map of the tour ask a local artist, visit the Muse Gallery or go online to www.artslongmont.org to download your Longmont Studio Tour guide. AE

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L.S.T. ARTISTS Hanlie Wessels Painting

“The natural world is my passion. I, along with many people say we need nature around us to be balanced, happy and well adapted human beings. If I can bring nature into peoples' lives and homes, through my art, I have reached my goal. I mostly work in water colors and oils. I love texture and like to incorporate it in my paintings using various techniques. The process of creating a piece is such luscious fun.

Don Sayers Acyrlic Painting

Don’s painting style evokes emotion through thoughtfully placed line and color. The bones of each piece of art is the underlying drawing which often incorporate both tightly rendered and gestural elements. In fact, to Don the drawing is equally important to paint color choice and application. Significant compositional aspects of the painting are driven by the spin and visualization the underlying drawing gives the piece. Don's paint medium is acrylic, which he applies on yupo synthetic, canvas, or board.

Gary Markowitz Painting

"Inspiration, for me, changes as life changes. A painting is but one reflection in time, out of time, or between time. It comes alive amidst everything and nothing. It lives as an individual self stretched on canvas right there for all to know and see, always different, always individual even among a larger body of work. Each painting begins undefined in conception, free to form organically and it grows evolving within the act of creation, that in itself is inspiration; layers of self fade, layers of color and light emerge, the life of the painting unfolds.”

Molly M. Ceramics From Top L-R: “Rhino” by Hanlie Wessels, “Stormy Seas” by Don Sayers, “Oraclehome” by Gary Markowitz and “Weeping Violet Teapot” by Molly M.

“Growing up in the rural Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina instilled in me perseverance I recognize in overlooked or underappreciated flowers. Often considered weeds such as dandelions or violets, these plants bust through asphalt and survive poisoning to grow and flourish. I use nature imagery in my work to remind me of that determination needed to live as an artist. As for my forms, contrasting architectural rigidity seen in the foot of my bowls and mugs with a gestural fluidity in the lip of my mugs and vases calls more attention to each, as their opposite is close by for comparison.”

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Spirit Seeker: IVAN SCHLUTZ by Anne E. Schmid

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inding west on Nelson Road just past Clover Basin Reservoir lies Eagle Cloud Farm, the home, buffalo and horse ranch of the Schlutz family, and studio of internationally-renowned sculptor, Ivan Schlutz. The landscape alone is inspiring, with a clear view of the mountains, peaceful rolling pastures, and the family’s flourishing vineyard. Inside his spacious working studio is comfortable, colorful Western décor; the whole ambiance primed to inspire and summon the spirits he brings to life in bronze. But Ivan wasn’t always an artist. Let’s back up a bit. In his twenties, Ivan was absorbed in a career in aviation. He worked as an airplane mechanic at Vance Brand Airport, and had earned his multi-engine commercial pilot’s license. In 1990, while working on an aircraft engine, he was struck in the head by a propeller blade, crushing the left side of his skull. After extensive surgery, Ivan woke to find himself paralyzed on the right side of his body, and dreams of flight utterly destroyed. For the following two years, Ivan endured intense rehabilitation to regain his speech, coordination, and mobility. To reclaim dexterity in his right hand, his therapists gave him clay to work. In time, he began to mold animal figurines. He found that not only did he truly enjoy sculpting, but he had uncovered a natural talent. According to Ivan’s physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Julie Stapleton, the accident likely caused some changes in his brain chemistry that allowed this new area of creative expression to be manifested. Although to this day the accident has left him with severe headaches and insomnia, when he does sleep, he has vivid dreams that inspire and drive him to bring the visions to life. “When I’m working, all of my thought goes into it, it’s a little like an obsession,” said Ivan. “I love it so much that anything else becomes a distraction.” In order to perfect rendering those visions, Ivan studied traditional sculpting techniques under acclaimed sculptor, Fritz White, whom he credits as his greatest mentor and friend. “The whole purpose of sculpture is that it’s got to have rhythm, life,” he said. From the drawing board to clay, Ivan strives to find that perfect split-second when the subject appears to be in motion and highly expressive emotion. Each sculpture— from his portrayals of Native Americans in spiritual and emotive poses to heroism and tension in the heat of the hunt— has its own history and

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mysticism that is also a truthful rendering of the realities of life once upon a time in the great wild West. In addition to his acceptance to the Loveland Sculpture Invitational, Ivan has been recognized as Top Sculptor of Native American Art by Art of the West magazine, as well as having earned numerous other awards. His works can be found in public and private collections from Europe to Canada and across the United States. His sculpture Spirit Seeker was purchased by the City of Loveland and can be seen today in their public art collection. And his newest work, The Passage, was recently purchased by the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for display on their Main Street. Visit Ivan and painter Jody Anderson, who will be working at Ivan’s studio during the upcoming Longmont Studio Tour, September 27 & 28 from 11am -5pm. For more information and detailed descriptions of Ivan’s sculpture, visit his website at Schlutz.com. AE

LEFT: Beyond the Buffalo ABOVE: Poppin' Rocks

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L CA A F F I L I AT E : L O N G M O N T M U S E U M

Works by Frederic Remington & Charlie Russell coming to Longmont By Erik Mason

Through a collaboration with the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, visitors to the Longmont Museum this winter will see a rare treat. Frederic Remington and Charles Russell: Masterworks from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, brings original oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, and sculpture by two of the West’s best-known artists to Longmont. Frederic Remington was the most popular illustrator of subjects of the American West in the late 19th century. His works centered on the cowboy, the military, and the American Indian, defining the basic conflicts and aesthetic interpretations of the West. Although he is associated with the West, Remington spent most of his life in New York. He traveled to Montana in 1881 and began a highly successful career as an illustrator by selling a sketch of cowboys to Harper’s Weekly. Remington returned annually to the West, using plein air sketches to capture mood and color, and then returning to his studio in New Rochelle, New York, to create his illustrations, paintings, and sculptures. In his short life (he died in 1909 at age 48), he produced more than 3,000 drawings and paintings, and 22 bronze sculptures. Charles M. Russell was born in St. Louis and moved to Montana at age 16, where he would live for the next 46 years. He worked on cattle ranches for more than a decade before

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turning full-time to art, lending his work a distinctive realism based on his life experience. Russell regularly traveled to New York to work with experienced illustrators, mirroring Remington’s journeys west. Charlie Russell completed more than 4,000 artworks in his career, from watercolors and gouache drawings to oil paintings and bronze sculpture. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming is one of the finest museums in the western United States. The Longmont Museum’s collaboration with them provides a rare opportunity to see works from their collection without traveling to Cody. This exhibition will be the first time many of these works have been exhibited in Colorado. Some have never been shown outside Cody, Wyoming. Both Remington and Russell worked in many different artistic media – bronze, oils, watercolor, gouache, and ink in addition to their well-known illustrations and lith-

ographs. The Longmont Museum’s exhibition highlights the many different artistic forms in which they excelled. More than 50 works will be on exhibit, highlighted by Remington oil paintings and Russell bronze sculptures. Handwritten letters from Charles Russell to friends, to which he added watercolor illustrations, personalize the exhibition. Among the more unusual works on exhibit are distinctive black, white, and gray Remington paintings which were created for illustrations. This exhibition has something for every fan of Western art. Frederic Remington and Charles Russell opens Saturday, November 23, 2014, and runs through April 19, 2015. AE

LEFT: Charles M. Russell, “The Bucker and the Buckeroo” 1923-1924, bronze. Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Gift of William E. Weiss ABOVE: Frederic Remington, “Untitled (Desert near Range of Mountains),” n.d., oil on board. Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Gift of The Coe Foundation

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LONGMONT COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS Muse Gallery 356 Main St. SEPTEMBER 5-28 LONGMONT STUDIO TOUR Preview Exhibition.

WED. OCTOBER 8 Latino Chamber of Commerce Networking Event, 5-7pm, Muse Gallery. $8 for non-chamber members.

NOVEMBER 21 Boulder Bassoon Quartet.

TUES. OCTOBER 14 Dining Out for the Arts at Martini's, 543 Terry St 5-9pm You dine, They donate. We all win!. TUES. OCTOBER 28 Dining Out for the

Arts at Cyclhops, 600 S Airport Rd. 5-9pm You dine. They donate. We all win!

the Fjords to the Andes. Guest Artist: Thane Gorek, painter. Guest Artist: Ani Espreilla, painter DECEMBER 20 Captivating Holiday Music. Vocalists Sarah Barber and Steven Taylor with pianist Deb Schmit-Lobis. Guest Artists: Longmont Artists' Guild.

Arts & Ales at Left Hand Brewing

Tasting Room, 1265 Boston Ave. Meet LCA artists, live demonstrations and original art for sale while enjoying Left Hand micro brews.

SEPTEMBER 11 Nathan Pulley,

FRI. NOVEMBER 14 2ND FRIDAY Opening

Photography

Reception 6-9pm. Cabinets of Curiosity Exhibition runs through December 23.

Oils & Jewelry.

SAT. NOVEMBER 8 LONGMONT LIVE

NOVEMBER 20 Bruce Shaver, Photography

7-10:30pm. Listen to local musicians live at the Dickens Opera House. Several musicians will perform from emerging to professional. Sit back and enjoy live music. SAT. NOVEMBER 29 Shop Small Business

Saturday –Shop downtown for great art, gifts and more. Special treats along the way! SUN. DECEMBER 7 ARTIST SOCIAL

3-5pm—Free to LCA Artists. $10 for other artists FRI. DECEMBER 12 2ND FRIDAY

Reception 6-9pm. Cabinets of Curiosity & Jewelry Trunk Show. Exhibition runs through December 23.

Longmont Studio Tour SEPTEMBER 27 & 28

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Art Shows begin at 1:30pm, Concerts begin at 2:30pm. Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave. Tickets: $8. OCTOBER 17 The Sandra Wong Trio. From

Opening Reception, 6-9pm.Exhibition runs through November 1.

364 MAIN ST LONGMONT

Friday Afternoon Concerts & Art Shows

Each artist will have one piece of art in exhibition. Grab a map to pick out your favorite artists to Tour.

FRI. OCTOBER 10 Day of the Dead

Hours: W,Th 12n-6pm | F, Sa 10am-6pm | & By Appt

11am -5pm. Artists’ Studios & Venues open to the public. Visit artists in studios or group art venues. The map indicates studios, venues and sites with demonstrations. Pick up maps at the Muse Gallery. See how your favorite artist works and Buy Original Art.

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OCTOBER 16 Linda Sole Faul,

DECEMBER 18 Connie Garcia, Jewelry

Longmont Museum & Cultural Center 400 Quail Rd 303-651-8374 Hours: Mon–Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5 Admission: $5 adults, $3 students/ seniors (62+) LA OFRENDA DE LOS MUERTOS: Honoring Days of the Dead September 27 - November 9 The 14th annual Day of the Dead celebration features altars created by members of the community in honor of deceased loved ones, and an interpretive exhibition that features framed photographs of Day of the Dead by artist Denis Defibaugh, highlighting the colorful celebrations of Oaxaca, Mexico. >>> pg 18

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Longmont Museum & Cultural Center 400 Quail Rd 303-651-8374 Hours: Mon–Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5 Admission: $5 adults, $3 students/seniors (62+) DAY OF THE DEAD OPENING RECEPTION AND EXHIBITION FIESTA Friday, September 26, 6-8 pm Admission: Members free, $5 all others. We invite you to the Museum for an evening of merriment including complimentary light food and drinks. CURATOR CONVERSATIONS – Ann Holley gives a tour of the exhibition every Tuesday at noon. September 30 - November 4. Free with museum admission. GUIDED TOUR IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH – Saturdays October 18 - November 9, 1pm and 2pm. Free with museum admission. OSCAR BACERRA ART WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS Saturday, October 18, 10-noon for ages 6-8pm, 1-3pm for ages 9-12. The Longmont Museum and the Mexican Cultural Center of Denver welcome Mexican artist Oscar Bacerra who will teach skull mask making. $10, advanced registration required. VOLUNTEER SUGAR SKULL MAKING DAY – Sun. Oct. 26 1:30-4pm. Drop in to make sugar skulls for the November 1 event! SPANISH CONVERSATION DAY OF THE DEAD

In this interactive class we will converse in Spanish and learn about "El Dia de los Muertos" Explore the music, preparation and more. Must have basic Spanish conversation skills to enroll. Wednesday, October 1 - 29, 6:30-7:30pm. Fee and advanced registration required. THE GUERO SANTERO ARTIST TALK – Robert Yancey – Wed. Nov. 5, 7-8pm. Join Rob Yancey for a conversation about his art and his studio practice. DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FAMILY CELEBRATION – November 1, 11am-4pm. Join in the fun and enjoy live entertainment including music and dancing, sugar skull decorating, traditional food, community altars, paper flower making, face painting, lady Catrina and more! Come dressed in your finest "calaca" (skeleton) apparel.

Around Longmont

MUSE GALLERY October 10-November 1, Opening Reception Oct 10. 6-9pm. Day of the Dead exhibition with local artists Amy Mathews & Marcelo Fernandez.

Art Department at the Firehouse Art Center. The Catrina painting will be auctioned at the Catrina Ball, October 24. RSVP to jmclementine@gmail.com. ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE CLASS with Kena Guttridge - Longmont Recreation Center. Learn Spanish conversation skills and cultural heritage at the same time during a 4 week language class series. SPANISH DAY OF THE DEAD MYTHS AND LEGENDS In this interactive class we will converse in Spanish and learn about the myths and legends associated with "El Dia de los Muertos". Must have basic Spanish skills to enroll.Mondays October 6 - 27 from 6:30 7:30 at St. Vrain Memorial Building. Fee and advanced registration required. VIVA LA VIDA a Multimedia performance of dance, music, narration, video and 3D animation, sharing history and traditions associated with the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico. Dancing Across Cultures will perform at 6pm and 8pm. Saturday, October 18. $5 suggested donation. Muse Gallery, 356 Main St

FIREHOUSE ART CENTER DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Dia de Los Muertos- Opening Reception, October 10, 6-9pm.

DOWNTOWN CREATIVE DISCTRICT ALTAR TOUR Muse Gallery, Kay Carol & Priscila Gallery, High Plains Bank, Miller Music, Discoveries Egyptian Imports, Sun Rose Cafe, Adorn & UBE.

CATRINA PAINTING PARTY 2nd Annual Catrina Painting party, October 1 & 2, 5 - 9pm in the

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Handmade alfomgras, or sawdust carpets, with Day of the Dead themes, in the gallery. >>> pg 18 Remington and Russell: Masterworks from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, November 22, 2014- April 19, 2015. For complete information visit the website at longmontcolorado.gov/departments/depatments-e-m/museum. Discovery Days Art Studio Adventure Art Qulting Exploration

Longmont Symphony Orchestra

LongmontSymphony.org Vance Brand Civic Auditorium Adult-$19, Senior (60+)-$17, Youth(-18)-$14. For information & tickets call 303-772-5796. SATURDAY, OCTOBER. 4 7:30pm The Austrian/Hungarian Empire Guest Artist: Richard Jeric, piano

430 Main St 303-772-7293 Longmont. TheGreatFrameUp.com Exhibits can be viewed during regular business hours; Mon-Sat 10am-6pm NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 4

Artwork of a unique selection of local artists in a variety of media. 

SEPTEMBER 20 4-8pm.

Downtown between 3rd & 6th Ave on Main St. ArtWalkLongmont.org

Firehouse Art Center

525 3rd Ave - Entrance on Main Annual Holiday Show, 6 - 9pm. New works large and small, including preview of pieces for January's National Western Club Show in conjunction with the Coors Western Art Show.

Boulder Potters Guild Holiday Sale 2330 Main St. Longmont 303-827-3523.

Art Classes JULIE CLEMENT

Experience 12-2pm, $10, free for FAC members.

Paint and Sip at 300 Suns Brewery & Tasting Room. Join Julie for a dotting adventure while sipping yummy brews. September 8 and October 6, 6-8pm. Register at 300 Suns Brewery & Tasting Room, 335 1st Ave. nnual

SEPTEMBER 15.22 &29 Teen Art

LINDA SOLE FAUL

Revolution 5-7pm. Paper Sculpture, $30 for 4 sessions.

Painting with Linda, beginning and intermediate oil every Monday morning from 10-noon for $30 and Wednesday from 5:308:30 with dinner and wine. Cost $35. Call Linda Faul 303 249-6921 or email to lindasfaul@aol.com. nnual

667 4th Ave. 303-651-2787

SEPTEMBER 13 & 27 Saturday Art

OCTOBER 17 Pecha Kucha, 7-9pm. OCTOBER 24 Catrina Ball and Fundraiser,

6-10pm, $20 per person

Ongoing art classes for all levels, taught in oil, watercolor and acrylic. Call Hanlie for times, fees and availability. 303 718-3416.

After School Classes, September 3-December 5. 1st &2nd graders, Tues or Thurs, 4:155:30pm. 3rd, 4th & 5th graders, Mon, Wed, Fri, 4:15-5:30pm Annual $15 plus $5 for supplies. Drop-in fee is $5 more.

2014 Holiday Art and Gift Show— Extensive assortment of gift items made by local artists with affordable prices. 2nd Friday Opening Night Reception & Wine Tasting, Nov 14 (6-9pm) and an Encore Reception Fri, Dec 12 (6-9pm). 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12

ArtWalk

HANLIE WESSELS

NOVEMBER 14-JANUARY 2

ROMANTIC RUSSIA, Guest Artist: Katie Mahan, piano

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET With Boulder Ballet. Tickets on sale beginning October 1.

"From Doodling to Expressing Your Life's Journey" a contemplative art workshop by Suzanne Frazier at the Creative Life Center in Boulder. Saturday, Ocotber 25. Register at creativelifecenter.org.

THE ART XPERIENCE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15 7:30pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7 2:00pm

SUZANNE FRAZIER

OCTOBER 10-NOVEMBER 7 Outdoor Creations - A 2014 Boulder County Juried Art Show. 2nd Friday Opening Night Reception & Wine Tasting and Award Ceremony Oct 10 (6-9pm).

John Taft Studio and Showroom

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 4:00pm

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The Great Frame-Up Artists’ Gallery

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457 Main St. We have children's after school classes, birthday parties, "Girls' Night Out" art parties and more! 720 273-2477 or theartxperience@gmail.com.

HOMESCHOOL ART CLASSES

September 10 - November 28, Mon, Wed, Fri 1-2:30pm, $20/class. LITTLE ONES "EXPLORE TIME"

Mon-Fri, 10-10:45, 11-11:45, Ages 5 and under, $15/class. BOULDER POTTER GUILD

Hosts 8-week classes spring, summer and fall. Intro to advanced classes. Check the website for information: boulderpottersguild.com. 3185 Sterling Circle, Boulder. 303 447-0310, contact@boulderpottersguild.com. BOB MAYNARD

30-piece exhibit, The Magic of the Desert Southwest, Edge of Cedras Museum, Glanding, Utah throughout 2014. L CA P R O G R A M

The Artist Registry

Displays artists’ work through rotating exhibitions at area businesses. LONGMONT UNITED HOSPITAL ARTWALK WAY

1950 MT. VIEW AVE: Joan Jordan, Jan Hardy, Anita Jantz, Bruce Shaver, Tome Sheridan, Elizabeth Shoeman, Matthew Spencer, Francie Thomas, Diane Wood. Jewelers: Connie Garcia and Alecia Jensen 1ST NATIONAL BANK OF COLORADO

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NORTH VISTA MEDICAL CENTER

537 BROSS ST: Joan Jordan

2017 100 YEAR PARTY CT: Vanessa Aves, Ana Maria Botero, Nate Pulley

HIGH PLAINS BANK

NORTH VISTA MEDICAL CENTER

600 KIMBARK ST: Rick Stoner

3601 ARAPAHOE AVE, BOULDER: James Guay, Roger Kopman

LONGMONT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

528 MAIN ST: Nancy Champion, Tina Davis, Becky Everitt

BURLINGTON MEDICAL CENTER

205 S MAIN ST: Jon Clarke, Jean Franck, Dan Hollingshead, Laura Lass, Gretel Wolniewicz

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FRIDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS OCT 17 The Sandra Wong Trio; Music from the Fjords to the Andes, Artist: painter Thane Gorek

MUSE GALLERY DAY OF THE DEAD - opening reception at Muse Gallery Oct 10 – Nov 1

NOV 21 Boulder Bassoon Quartet, Artist: painter Ani Espriella

OCT 18TH - “Viva la Vida” – a performance by Dancing Across Cultures explaining the Day of the Dead celebration. 6pm & 8pm $5 donation.

DEC 19 Vocalists Sarah Barber and Steve Taylor, with pianist Deb Schmit-Lobis; Holiday Favorites, Artists: Members of the Longmont Artists’ Guild

CABINETS OF CURIOSITY Nov 14- Dec 23 – A juried exhibition of assemblage art, featuring works by Clay Blair Dougherty.

DINING OUT FOR THE ARTS MARTINI'S BISTRO Tues, October 14th, 5-9pm 543 Terry St, Longmont CYCLHOPS – BIKE CANTINA Tues, October 28th, 5-9pm 600 S Airport Rd, Longmont


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