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Performances & Events
21 Aerial Intensive Showcase
Join the new recruits of the Crested Butte Dance Collective Aerial Arts Program. This event will allow participants to share what they have learned in the Summer Intensive with their friends and family. This event is a fundraiser for the CBDC Aerial Arts Program. 6:00 pm. Suggested $5 donation for audience members. Center for the Arts, 606 6th Street, Crested Butte. (970) 349–7487. www.crestedbuttearts.org.
22 Crested Butte Film Series presents Searching for Sugarman Join us for our inaugural film, the 2013 Academy Award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugarman. Follow two South Africans as they search for their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rocker, Rodriguez. 7:00 p.m. $10 tickets sold at the door. Held at the Center for the Arts, 606 6th Street, Crested Butte. Brought to you by the Crested Butte Film Festival. (303) 204-9080. www.cbfilmfest.org.
24 Alpenglow: Urban Island Steel
Conjuring the feelings of warm Caribbean sun and sinking your toes in the sand, Urban Island Steel maximizes the versatility of the melodious steel drum to perform danceable Caribbean folk tunes, popular island music and unexpected pop classics. Influenced by artists from Bob Marley to Jimmy Buffet, the seven-piece Urban Island Steel is Rick Henson, double second pans; Amy White, vocals; Julia Kamenetzky, tenor pan; Ryan Elwood, cello pans; Aaron Walker, bass pans; Kurt Ochsner, drums; and Dustin Arndt, percussion. Welcome to the islands! 5:30 p.m. Free. Center for the Arts, 606 6th Street, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7487. www.crestedbuttearts.org.
26 Tour de Forks: Winemaker Dinner with Soupçon Elegance
This Tour de Forks event features Chef / Proprietor Jason Vernon of the Soupçon Bistro at Jerry and Andy Brown’s home in Moon Ridge. Wine by Blair Fox Cellars. Tour de Forks is the delectable, signature fundraising series for the Center for the Arts. Through-out the summer, food and architectural enthusiasts visit a variety of private homes and dine on epicurean delights from accomplished chefs in a diverse menu of events nothing short of culinary and building artistry. Reservations required. 6:00 p.m. $200. Center for the Arts, 606 6th Street, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7487. www.crestedbuttearts.org/tourdeforks.
Gallery Showings & Artist Events
Through July 27 Stupendous and Small Art
Come and see The Art Studio’s eight week show featuring hand-made small and gift-able items created by local Crested Butte artists. Mary Tuck’s work is a combination of acrylic painted river rocks with portraits of wildlife, and an eclectic collection of PMC and set stone jewelry. Laura Elm’s work is populated by Creatures of Habit, Fairy God Monsters, Glitter Moons and Smiley Cats on pottery, in sculptures, and on handmade collaged cards. Becky Chappell’s work is a series of impressionistic landscapes as well as her more current abstract work. Donna Rozman’s work is a collection of unique wheel thrown and hand built pottery, featuring colorful, hand painted designs. Receptions at ArtWalks on Thursdays, June 27 & July 25, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Free. Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7044.
Classes & Workshops
Enjoy a casual lecture and slideshow presented by local and
regional artists. Through this intimate view, learn about the artistic processes, ruminations and inspirations of working artists. June 21 Featured Artists: Al Caniff, Ceramics and Kimbre Woods, Photography. 6:00 p.m. Free. Arts Studio for the Center of the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7044. www.crestedbuttearts.org.
Through July 21 Five Week Dance Workshop
Kick off your summer with the Crested Butte School of Dance five week super fun dance program! Local teachers will be offering zumba, aerial, cardio hip hop, tap, technique classes and more. Classes will be drop-in and/or punch-card based, so you can dance as much as you want. Don’t miss this chance to groove … it is only five weeks. Teens and adults. At the Pump Room Studio, 3rd and Maroon Avenue, Crested Butte. Presented by the Crested Butte School of Dance. (970) 349-5686. Fees, schedule and more information at www.dancecrestedbutte.org.
Through July 9 African Dance Series
Accompanied by live drummer Shane Whitener, this class explores traditional African dance through a variety of movement. African dance is an ancient tradition that brings us back to our roots. Connect with your spirit through the pounding of the live drum while you learn movements that have been practiced since the beginning of African civilizations. Learn from Crested Butte’s own Jenn Robinson who is passionate about teaching African traditional dance movement in a welcoming environment to beginners and more advanced dancers. This dance is joyous and a great workout, so don’t miss out on your chance to experience it. This is four-week series culminating on July 9. 5:15—6:30 p.m. $15. On the Center’s Outdoor Stage. Center for the Arts, 606 6th Street, Crested Butte. (970) 349–7487. www.crestedbuttearts.org.
Paint Your Own Pottery at The Art Studio
The Art Studio is back open for painting pottery this summer with regular hours June 26 – August 25. Drop in to open painting hours Wednesday – Friday 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Please allow one full week for pottery to be fired, or if you will be leaving town before your pottery is ready, we have an option to ship. Prices range from $4 to $50. Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7044. www.crestedbuttearts.org/artstudio.
Private Art Lessons
In addition to our regularly scheduled visual arts classes and workshops at The Art Studio, we also offer private art lessons for both children and adults in a variety of mediums. Based on your interests, we will match you with the appropriate instructor who is trained in the medium of your choice. View bios of our instructors and options for lesson types online. Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7044. www.crestedbuttearts.org/artstudio.
Art Events & Parties
The Art Studio on Elk Avenue is an 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 watercolor, or go out to shoot photos with a pro. Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7044. www.crestedbuttearts.org/artstudio.
Shared Artist’s Space at The Art Studio
The Art Studio has a full ceramics studio, with wheels, kilns, wedging tables, tools, and work storage space. Ceramicists are invited to become a member of the studio, or as we call it, The Shared Artist’s Space (SAS). SAS Membership Includes: access to studio space seven days a week by key code entry; personal stor-age for art supplies, tools, clay, and works in progress; access to potter’s wheels, slab roller, wedging 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 accepted). Although SAS is great for potters, artists working in any medium are welcome. Membership is $65 per month. No minimum contract. Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, 111 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte. (970) 349-7044. www.crestedbuttearts.org/artstudio.
Just for Kids
20 – 21 Two-Day Advanced Art Camp for 9 – 11 Year Olds: Makeover Your (or someone else’s!) Town Bike. The Art Studio has worked on this project twice in the last five summers, but this time kids will get the chance to work solo on their own design for their own bike (or someone else’s bike!) over a two day period. In addition, kids will work though all the steps including priming the frame; dreaming up the design; creating stencils; laying down the base coat; working with spray paint, air brush, and free hand painting to finish the design; and sealing the finished product. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $100 for two days includes supplies. Register through The Trailhead Children’s Museum, The Outpost Building, Mt. Crested Butte. (970) 349-7160. www.trailheadkids.org. Class held at The Art Studio. 111 Elk Avenue. www.crestedbuttearts.org/artstudio.