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Denver Post YourHub features Arvada Center Artistic Producer Rod Lansberry

 

Today, the local feature of DenverPost.com, YourHub Arvada , profiled our Artistic Producer, Rod Lansberry.Rod Lansberry, Artistic Producer, Arvada Center

Rod explains his start at the Center, and why he’s still here, 21 years later… in an industry that’s known for fluidity.

“It’s been kind of a wild ride,” Lansberry said. “I thought I’d be here a couple years and then move on. Theater work is so transitional, but 21 years later, here I am.”

Multi-tasking is the name of the game for Rod’s role… read more about our multi-talented, hard-working Artistic Producer that has helped shaped the Center into what it is today!

original article on YourHub Arvada by reporter Austin Briggs

 

Rod Lansberry, Artistic Producer, Arvada Center
photo by Anya Semenoff

Galleries Kicks off 2014 with COLLECT: featuring art from 17 collections

Explore the motivations & passions behind art collections

Arvada Center welcomes you!

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COLLECT: Galleries at the Arvada Center Winter 2014 Exhibition

The Arvada Center’s Winter 2014 Gallery Exhibition Series addresses three major areas of collecting.

NINE dot ARTS logoThe Main Gallery will focus on the stories and motivations behind corporate art collections in partnership with NINE dot ARTS

The Upper Gallery will highlight collections from Colorado institutions and the importance their roles play in the region.

The Theater Gallery will tell unique stories of the origins and passion behind five private collections. The Arvada Center encourages everyone to start collecting and begin telling their own story.

Jan 23 – March 30

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.,  Monday-Friday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday

Opening reception for all exhibitions:

Thursday, Jan 23 at 6:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free and open to the public

And don’t miss the Wunderkammers – these Curiosity Cabinets feature the unique collections of some Arvada Center employees – Eiffel towers, thimbles, drumsticks and more!

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COLLECT: Art of Colorado Corporations
Wes Magyar, "Preserve", Delta Dental of Colorado

Wes Magyar, Preserve, Delta Dental of Colorado

COLLECT: Art of Colorado Institutions
Andy Warhol, "John Denver and Kimiko Powers", CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 2008.02.138

Andy Warhol, American (1928-1987)

John Denver and Kimiko Powers n.d.(20th century)

Gelatin silver print, 8×10 inches

Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, 2008.02.138

Photo: CU Art Museum

© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

COLLECT: Art of Individuals
Charles Bunnell, Untitled, Collection of Tracy and Sushe Felix

Collection of Tracy and Sushe Felix

Charles Bunnell, Untitled

oil on canvas, 21 x 25″, 1955

Upcoming Events to Arvada Center

COLLECT: Lecture

The Joy of Collecting Art and Why It’s Important

COLLECT Lecture from Dana Cain, local art collector
Collection of Dana Cain

Local art collector Dana Cain explains how and why anyone and everyone can collect art. You will be inspired to buy art – no matter your budget – in this lively presentation.

Museum

Saturday, February 22

1:30 p.m.   Cash Bar

2:00 p.m.   Lecture

Free and open to the public

More Info

Arvada Center Ceramics Program Installs New Salt Kiln

The new year kicks off at Arvada Center with a new salt kiln for our renowned Ceramics Program.
This new kiln is the Cooperworks Mini and is a small salt/soda kiln, built by Cooperworks Kilns. Cooperworks is a  Denver company owned by Jim Cooper, who has been building kilns in Colorado for over 30 years. cooperworks_saltKiln_arvadacenter_jan2014_yard
The new kiln will be primarily used for the Center’s  Salt Firing class. “The smaller size will give us the ability to fire quickly, probably a 6-7 hour firing instead of about 18 hours (as was with the old kiln),” says Bebe Alexander, Ceramics Coordinator. “And we can do two class firings for every 5 week class. The old salt kiln was large, so we fired once at the end of each 5 week session,” explains Alexander.
“We will also be able to do soda firings, which is similar to salt, but uses sodium bicarbonate. The surface results are different and adds yet another type of firing to our studio. So, we now have low fire, high fire reduction, raku, salt and soda firings available to our students,” says Alexander.

 

 

To view our Ceramics classes offered – click the CERAMICS tab on the CLASSES page

 

 

images used with permission from Jim Cooper of Cooperworks Kilns

 

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installing new CooperWorks Mini salt kiln Bebe Alexander, Ceramics Coordinator with new salt kiln

Top 10 Reasons to Support Arvada Center on Colorado Gives Day

Top 10 Reasons to Support Arvada Center

on Colorado Gives Day Dec 10, 2013  Click here to share your support! http://bit.ly/AC-CGD2013

10. Your support helps… entertain and educate almost 70,000 school children with unique theater and hands-on art activities

9. Your support helps… offer over 750 classes, camps, and workshops for aspiring artists of all ages.

8. Your support helps… provide barrier-free access to the arts for 4,000+ children and adults with disabilities with shadow-interpreted and audio-described theater performances and customized arts education experiences, including Squiggles, our fully-accessible interactive sculpture park that welcomes children (and adults!) of all abilities.

7. Your support has helped make… the Arvada Center one of the leading employers of some of the best creative people in Colorado. Some of our employees are not only creative in their ‘day job’ but are also creative as ‘artists-on-the-side’. Some of our employee artists:
· Rene Atchison, photographer
· Chuck McCoy, abstract print artist
· Katrina Niemisto, jewelry maker
· Kristen Bueb, wine maker, art historian
· Collin Parson, light artist
· Christina Noel-Adcock, nationally-recognized dance master class clinician
· Debra Sanders, installation artist working in mixed and alternative media
· Ashley Machacek, fine artist mixed media

6. Your support helps… welcome, educate and entertain 350,000 visitors annually in our two indoor theaters, 14 studio classrooms, three art galleries, outdoor amphitheater and banquet and conference rooms.

5. Your support helps… in 2013, the Arvada Center showed artwork from nearly 1,000 artists in 15 exhibitions, including “Art of the State: A Juried Exhibition of Colorado”, 26th Annual Fine Art Market and Sale, 6th Annual ACES Show and Sale, 34th Annual Holiday Craft Fair and the 42nd Annual Jeffco Schools Foundation High School Art Exhibition.

4. Your support helps… preserve the art of stagecraft. The Arvada Center takes great pride in creating our productions, from the stage floor and up!

3. Your support helps… produce seven award-winning theatrical productions annually. The Arvada Center recently won the coveted “Outstanding Season for a Theatre Company” from the Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Awards.

2. Your support helps…the Arvada Center develop professional-level academy programs that help train and prepare aspiring young artists in the areas of orchestral music, dance and theater.

For 37 years, the Front Range Youth Symphony Orchestras have provided professional-level training in orchestral music as an enhancement to school music programs.

The Arvada Center Dance Academy has trained countless dancers who have gone on to receive scholarships and to perform in acclaimed dance companies and on Broadway.

Launched in fall 2012, the Arvada Center Theater Academy Company offers talented youth a small-enrollment, high-level, in-depth program of theater instruction that deepens their skills and knowledge in the areas of character work, scene study, auditioning, and production training.

1. Your support helps… It’s simple here at the Arvada Center… Art is at the Heart of All we do…

Art is at the Heart of All We Do….Arvada Center

 

Click here to share your support! http://bit.ly/AC-CGD2013

Arvada Center ‘Shop Dogs’ Participate in MOvember

On Friday, November 1, 2013, the male crew members of the Arvada Center Scene Shop gathered together and shaved their faces to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer and men’s health initiatives.

The face shaving movement called “Movember” was started in 2003 by Australian Adam Garone. The name comes from the term “mo” which in Australia is short for moustache. The way it works is simple – on November 1, all participants worldwide shave their faces completely (except for eyebrows!), and then for the entire month of November, grow a moustache. No goatees, no sideburns, just a moustache. Garone’s thought was that people would say ” ‘Ey mate, what’s with the mo’?” and then he would explain that he was raising awareness for men’s health issues. It worked and has since gone global.

Getting the entire Scene Shop (with facial hair) to participate was no small task. Some of these guys have not been clean shaven since college, and convincing them to not only shave completely, but then to grow a 70′s era moustache, took a little campaigning. But we’re all in! AC salutes you guys – here’s to some hair growin’!

Tim’s last clean shave: Oct 2001
Dusty’s last clean shave:  6 yrs ago
Rob’s last clean shave:  “last Tuesday”
Kyle’s last clean shave: 2005
Nate’s last clean shave: 2007
Todd’s last clean shave: 3 months ago

Team Shop Dogs can be supported here:
http://moteam.co/shop-dogs

View a photo album of day 1 “Shave Off” here: https://www.facebook.com/arvada.centercolorado/media_set?set=a.517486215031682.100003109258293&type=3

 

12-10-2013

Update:

Team Shop Dogs earned $725 !! Congrats Guys! Thanks for all you do!

Team Captain Rob Reynold’s
“World’s Longest Beard”