Published on Thursday, May 16 2013 14:44
Several years ago, Neil and Connie Sullivan, owners of the St. Vrain Market, adopted twins from Ethiopia, Earlier this year Neil, in conjunction with PRIDE, a non-profit group the couple has become involved with, had an incredible opportunity to revisit the country, and travel to some of the most breath taking rural areas of Ethiopia. The people he traveled
Published on Thursday, May 16 2013 14:38
Sandra De Vries is a Dutch artist, who has been friends with Lyons artist Jacob Leeuwenburgh (also from Netherlands) since they were in high school. When they recently re-connected after twenty years, De Vries, who now lives in Vernon, British Columbia, mentioned that her latest artistic endeavors revolved around “yarn bombs.” If you are familiar with the artist Cristo, and how he “wraps” statues, trees, buildings, bridges, and even islands with silk, yarn bombing is similar, except that De Vries uses knitted yarn to
Published on Thursday, May 09 2013 15:40
Anyone who has ever written a poem is eligible to enter the free poetry contest sponsored by Poetryfest, a nonprofit organization devoted to discovering new poets and helping them to achieve a wider audience for their poetry. There are one hundred prizes to go around, and the last poet standing will receive a one thousand dollar cash prize.
Published on Thursday, May 02 2013 14:07
Born in the French Mediterranean city of Nice, neo-impressionist painter Tisha Wood received her formal art education at the Beaux Arts School, and studied for several years with renowned Colorado artist ,Lillian Kennedy. Ms. Wood has shown her work in many private exhibitions, Colorado community exhibitions such as The St. Stephens Art Show (first place winner), and an international acclaimed solo exhibition at The Villa Gaspari
Published on Thursday, April 25 2013 09:33
As the school year comes to an end, many parents are looking for unique summer camps for their children. Previously, most families would drive to Boulder or Longmont to expose their children to summer camps offered by highly skilled artisans. That is no longer necessary. The Corner Studios located at 318 Main Street has developed an intense summer offering for our community.
From recycled art, clay, paper, paint, even the art of science: fossils, magnets, and soap bubbles, every week offers something fun for area families at an affordable price. Children can make a
Published on Thursday, April 25 2013 09:11
During the Lyons Art Weekend, Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9, the Death Café and Art Salon will be open between the hours of 12:30 and 5 p.m., at the Lyons Yoga and Wellness Center (310 Main Street). Visitors to the Death Café and Art Salon will spend time in a nurturing and open environment to talk about the art of death (or the death of art), and to explore resulting feelings and images through a process of creative “uncovery.”
Participants will be free to discuss topics of life and death from many points of view. Paper and art supplies will be provided for those wishing to explore their thoughts and feelings visually.
Published on Thursday, April 18 2013 15:20
Spring brings with it a desire to be outdoors. Many Northern Colorado towns host Friday night walks where people take to the city streets, pop in and out of specialty shops, galleries, and/or museums, and partake of refreshments (often free). Daytime suggests a stroll to view art in public places. You’ll
Published on Thursday, April 11 2013 08:05
I’ve got the Bucolic Plague
All my thoughts
Strong root systems
Unkempt, growing, fertile
Green with expectation
Poking through the cold snow
Tilling over the brown dead winter
Expectations of possibility
Is it contagious?
By: Martin Soosloff
Published on Thursday, April 04 2013 21:42
The Longmont Museum (400 Quail Road) presents “American Visionaries - Dorothea Lange and Maynard Dixon,” which opened March 2, and is running through May 26. For the first time, photographs by Lange and drawings by Dixon will be exhibited together. These two twentieth century American artists share a closer bond than most people realize; they were married from 1920 to 1935.
“Although they were married for fifteen years, and tackled similar subjects, work by Lange and Dixon, until now, has not been shown together in a single exhibition. As artists living together through the 1920s and the first