Published on Friday, May 24 2013 14:16
Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery rolls out the hospitality on Friday, May 31st, 6 – 8 pm.
We celebrate these featured artists with a snack and music by the Wallpaper House Band. Mingle with artists Bruce Campbell, Jenny Robinson and owner member artists at the Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery, 1421 Pearl St.
Published on Thursday, May 23 2013 11:56
Confetti is often the colorful evidence of a celebration. It is also the theme for the daring to be dazzling upcoming new art show at Lyons Town Hall, opening Friday, June 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
All interpretations, media, and abilities are welcome for drop off on Thursday, June 6, between 4 and 7 p.m. Each entry for this non-juried show should be ready to hang with a completed placard containing: title of work, name of artist, pricing, and current contact information. New artists will be asked to fill out a contract at time of drop off.
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 23 2013 11:40
I have been asked lately, “Just what is a string band?” So, I thought I would, with wikipedia’s help, give you all a little description of string band music.
“A string band is an old-time music or jazz ensemble made up, mainly or solely, of string instruments. String bands were very popular in the 1920’s and 1930’s, and are among the forerunners of country music and bluegrass. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, other stringed instruments began to be added to the fiddle-banjo duo that was essential to dance
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 23 2013 11:36
HERE IT IS, THE WEEK OF GRADUATION
How exciting for our sixty-plus graduates. They have all done wonders, receiving $691,250 in scholarship awards; with eleven students going to colleges out-of-state, ten to CSU, nine to CU, three to UNC, one each to DU and Mesa State, and many others to various colleges and technical schools in Colorado. We are mighty proud of you, and wish you the best as you
Published on Thursday, May 16 2013 14:31
By Ron Gosnell
Editor’s note: Ron Gosnell is a retired forester who lives in the Lyons area and who has helped owners manage their forests for over forty years.
With summer coming, many forest landowners will soon be hard at work to make their homes, property, and family safer from wildfire. This usually involves cutting down excess trees and brush. Often the lower quality trees are selected for removal in a “fuel reduction” process. The result is that in many cases, the crooked logs of cut trees look to be worthless. Landowners or contractors end up cutting them into random-length pieces for easier handling, to be manually loaded and then dropped off at a place that accepts this material.
This may be the easiest thing to do depending upon circumstance. However, when there are enough trees of reasonable quality to be thinned, that presents an opportunity to cut wood products. To do so is not that difficult. Wood posts, rails, poles and saw logs must be fairly straight, branchless with flush cuts, and have straight-end cuts to specific