Santos have been made for centuries, since the early Spanish Colonial era. In the Americas, local expressions and native materials created a distinctly New World Style. Today, dedicated artists are still creating santos, working within an evolving tradition steeped in a rich history, but adapting to modern society. This exhibit features select santos from Bishop Tafoya, Ruth Gast and others from the permanent collection at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center.
Open Wed-Sat 11AM-4PM, Sun 12-4PM. $10 Adult / $8 Child, Seniors 65+, Military. Members free.
Victor Keen’s interest in collecting encompasses much more than outsider art. He has also assembled an extensive array of Catalin radios, antique toys and banks, milk glass, toasters, vintage postcards, etc., many of which are housed in the Bethany Mission Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. This exhibition will highlight a sampling of these collections with examples of radios, toys and banks, and vintage worker’s ID badges in conjunction with the White Gallery’s exhibition of outsider art. Wed-Sat 11AM-4PM, Sun 12-4PM.
Ah, Thanksgiving, that most American of Holidays: when families gather to bask in the bounty of the harvest, football, giant balloons—and the legacy of genocide and violent colonial expansion. Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in this wickedly funny satire as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists trip all over themselves to create a politically correct, yet historically accurate , yet dramatically revolutionary, yet accurately represented sand responsibly cast Thanksgiving play for elementary schools…all while navigating aspirations to be successful actors- but not commercially successful- and overall unproblematic white people. Come see this production 10/31-12/15, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm.
Ready for a laugh-inducing, edge-of-your-seat, heart-opening night of stories? Where you or the person next to you could take home the prize for best story? We’ll bring a hat (for you to put your name in), the theme, some music, and a microphone. You bring the stories.
There will be a time limit (5 minutes) and a winner. (That’s right — competitive storytelling. The audience votes for the best story.)
Hosted by Johanna Walker, co-producer of Truth Be Told, a previous version of Boulder’s story slam, and Jeffrey Howard, with musical breaks from Shanna in a Dress, who combines witty, heartfelt songwriting with great musicianship.
So lean in, open your heart, grab a friend, and show up to BOULDER’S STORY SLAM.
Let’s tell some stories!
The theme for the night is BAGS
If you have a story in any way related to BAGS, come put your name in the hat. If you don’t want the mic this time, just come listen to a great night of storytelling.
PLEASE NOTE: Johanna will be teaching a storytelling workshop for anyone interested in one day putting their name in the hat. Wednesday November 6, 6-8pm.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7pm.
General Admission is $15. VIP seats $25 (reserved seats in rows 1 or 2)
Visit www.storyslamboulder.com for more info.
It’s 25° along the Poudre River and a dozen goosedown-jacketed figures have been standing in the snow, barely moving, for the past three hours. Who would do such a thing? Why, members of the Northern Colorado Plein Air Artists, that’s who. Committed to painting the landscape in all weather — after all, “plein air,” the painting style of the French Impressionists, means painting in the “open air” — they meet every Friday throughout the year to paint, sun, rain or snow. Now’s the chance to see what they’ve been up to at their annual exhibit at the Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews Street, Fort Collins. The exhibit, which will showcase oil, pastel and watercolor paintings of 14 local plein air artists*, will be open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays, 12 noon – 6 pm, November 20 – 30. The show’s opening reception, when the artists will be on hand to meet the public, will take place Friday, November 22, 5 – 8 pm. Throughout the exhibition, the artists will demonstrate painting techniques and their artwork will be available for sale. This event is free.
Zoe Rogers is back to host Boulder’s best showcase, featuring headliner David Rodriguez, winner of both Comedy Works’ New Faces competition and Denver Improv’s Stand-Up Showdown. He’ll be supported by a plethora of very funny people, including Noe Noel, Hannah Jones, Korey David, Lizzie Wolfson, and Linus Leas. Ages 18+ up.
Thousands of art lovers have supported the arts over the past several decades with the Own Your Own Holiday exhibition and sale taking place at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center’s Hoag and Regional Galleries November 29 to December 24. This year’s sneak preview for Arts Center Members will take place on Wednesday, November 27, from 4PM – 6PM. The public opening/sale is at 11 AM until 4 PM on Black Friday, November 29. Special sale pricing will be in effect Friday. Two other special sale days are planned for Small Business Saturday on November 30 and Super Saturday Sale December 14. Regular sale hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 11AM – 4PM and Sundays, 12 – 4 PM. Sponsored by Mark & Kitty Kennedy. Although the Own Your Own is free, regular admission applies to see other galleries.
The First Friday Art Walks are the signature event of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe.
The District comes alive as thousands descend upon the Santa Fe Drive, year-round, rain or shine, for the First Friday Art Walks from approximately 5pm-10pm.
The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center offers free access to the seven fine art galleries inside the Helen T. White Building from 5 to 7 pm. The holidays are just around the corner. Come see one of the longest running holiday art show with the Own Your Own Art Sale and Holiday Exposition. This First Friday Art Walk is made possible by Pueblo Water.
This time-honored annual tradition brings together Kantorei and the Meistersingers of Cherry Creek High School. We are always pleased to be joined by this excellent group of young singers, as we encourage them to pursue the gift of singing beyond their high school experience. We invite you to bring the whole family for a program of familiar songs of Christmas—you’ll want to make it a part of your own holiday traditions.