Performances & Events
Jan 26 “Green Scene” with the Play-Ground Theatre
Introducing the world’s first organic superhero – Super Natural. Born on Earth Day … raised on peace, love and granola … Super Natural is here to save the planet from the evil plans of “Toxic Waste.” See also “Trash to Treasure,” a hilarious pirate adventure. Then, share your knowledge of recycling, nutrition, and sustain-able living in “The Green Game Show.” Often described as the “Saturday Night Live for kids,” Mia Sole and Jeff Haycock are the side-splitting duo of the 21 year old Play-Ground Theatre present-ing all original musicals for kids. Fashioned after the British panto-mime comedy style, skits are overflowing with tongue in cheek word plays, sing alongs, stage interactions, laugh out loud antics, and fast paced variety. 4:00 p.m. $10 adults, $5 children. Held at the “ART”rageous Day of the Arts in Mountaineer Square. For more info contact the Center for the Arts 606 6th Street, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7487. www.crestedbuttearts.org.
Jan 27 Suzy Bogguss
Known best for her hits “Drive South” and “Someday Soon,” Suzy takes her audiences by the hand and walks down the dusty roads everyone knows – of the obsession of love and the knife cuts of loss; of risk and pain and passion. After twelve albums, three gold records, one platinum, six hit singles, Academy of Country Mu-sic’s Best New Female Vocalist, and Country Music Association’s Best Album, she’s still luring fans in. 7:30 p.m. $35. Center for the Arts, 606 6th Street, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7486. www.crestedbuttearts.org.
Classes & Workshops
Jan 27 Glittery Valentine Workshop: Cards and Decorations
Make one-of-a-kind Valentine’s cards and decorations to give to your loved ones in 2013. Using stamps, cut outs, colored pencils, calligraphy, collage, and of course glitter, design gifts this year that come truly from your heart. A workshop for adults and kids ages 8 and up. Private lessons also available. 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. $25 + $10 Supply Fee. The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7044. www.crestedbuttearts.org.
Jan 25 Aerial Open Workout
Can’t get enough of flying through the air on the lyra or aerial silks? Wish you had more time to practice your newfound tricks? The Crested Butte Dance Collective is offering this chance every Friday morning from November through February. There is no instruction given during this Open Workout. Students who have completed a Beginner Aerial Dance Series in the past six months or have a beginning knowledge of aerial with permission from in-structors are welcome to come and practice. A rotating instructor will be on site for some assistance. 18 years and up. Also February 1,8, 15, 22. Friday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. $15 / class or $60 / 5-pack. Center for the Arts, 606 6th Street, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7487, ext. 6. crestedbuttearts.org.
Through March 6 Paint Your Dog’s Portrait
Learn to paint a portrait of your favorite dog in acrylics on canvas using a headshot photo every Wednesday from Janu-ary 23 through March 6. Discover three different and fun methods using basic visual art skills, some art history and cool styles. Each student gets a great set of acrylic paints, brushes and a frameable canvas board for their own fabulous, memo-rable dog portrait. Woof! No experience necessary. Instructor: Suzanne Pierson. This seven-week class is offered through Western State Colorado University’s Extended Studies Pro-gram. Register through www.western.edu or (970) 943-2885. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. $115 + $37 materials fee. Held at the Art Stu-dio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7044. www.crestedbuttearts.org.
Paint Your Own Pottery
Yes, you can still paint pottery this winter! The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, located in downtown Crested Butte, is home to our art classes, workshops, Shared Artist’s Space AND our Pottery Painting Shop. We are open for painting pottery this winter season during our special Pottery Painting Events, scheduled before major holidays like Christmas, Val-entine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day (see our sched-ule online). In addition, you can paint with us at any other time by scheduling an appointment with our staff. Art Studio of the Center for the Arts. 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7044. www.crestedbuttearts.org.
Private Art Lessons
In addition to our regularly scheduled programming at The Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, we also offer both pri-vate art lessons for children and adults in a variety of medi-ums. Based on your interests, we will help match you with an experienced and appropriate instructor. You can view our instructors, their bios, photos of their work, and links to their websites on our website. A few options for lessons (not a com-plete list) are to learn to throw on the wheel; get instruction in watercolor, oil, or acrylic painting; learn how to make jewelry; go out in the field with a pro photographer; or learn how to draw! Lessons are scheduled with instructors who are also local Crested Butte artists and who are some of the best in their field. Art Studio of the Center for the Arts. 111 Elk Ave-nue, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7044. www.crestedbuttearts.org.
Art Events and Parties
The Art Studio’s space on Elk avenue is the ideal place for a fun, intimate, and creative party or event. Throw a birthday party for adults or children, host a ladies night, schedule a bridal or baby shower, and get creative! Paint pottery, take a group drawing lesson, learn to work with precious metal clay, or have a crafting night. Art Studio of the Center for the Arts. 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7044. www.crestedbuttearts.org.
Shared Artist’s Space
If you’re looking for an affordable place to work on your art and a community of artists to work with, then become a Mem-ber of the Shared Artist’s Space (SAS) at the Art Studio of the Center for the Arts on Elk Avenue. Your SAS Membership Includes: access to studio space seven days a week by key code entry; personal storage for art supplies, tools, clay, and works in progress; access to potter’s wheels, slab roller, wedg-ing table, and basic ceramics tools and supplies; use of our kiln; access to a community of artists; and the potential to show and sell your work at ASCA (must apply and be ac-cepted). Although SAS is great for potters, artists working in any medium are welcome. Art Studio of the Center for the Arts. 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7044. www.crestedbuttearts.org.
Jan 18 – 31 Dawn Cohen: “Scenes from Beautiful Crested Butte”
Dawn Cohen believes in the power of obser-vation in art and has devoted her time as an artist to only making paintings on site in plein-air. Dawn was in-troduced to the concept of plein-air painting by her husband, Shaun Horne. Dawn states “When painting outside I am receiving information from all the senses, not just the eyes. It allows for me to feel and experience the landscape, and to per-ceive the heaviness or lightness of the atmosphere. When you look at my plein-air landscape, I am hoping to share my ex-perience of time and place.” This gallery show will showcase many of her spectacular plein-air paintings of Crested Butte representing all four seasons and will demonstrate why she believes “the beauty of nature is an inexhaustible subject mat-ter.” Reception: Wednesday, January 23, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Free. Piper Gallery of the Center for the Arts, 606 6th Street, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7487. www.crestedbuttearts.org.
Stupendous and Small Art
We like to call it “Gifts You Ain’t Already Got, on a Budget Your Mamma Would Approve.” Our artists create pieces for you that are … made locally, have no calories, don’t cause hangovers, are treasures that your special someone doesn’t already have, are items that everyone has room for in their home, you can pack into your suitcase, are timeless, are origi-nal, and are handmade by Crested Butte local artists. December features Ivy Walker, Suzanne Pierson, Laura Cooper Elm and Carol Connor. The Art Studio is open Tuesdays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesdays 1 – 5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Fridays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Art Studio of the Center for the Arts. 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7044. www.crestedbuttearts.org.