Arvada Center Blog
Today, the local feature of DenverPost.com, YourHub Arvada , profiled our Artistic Producer, Rod Lansberry.
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!
Rod Lansberry, Artistic Producer, Arvada Center
photo by Anya Semenoff
|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 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…
Click here to share your support! http://bit.ly/AC-CGD2013
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:
View a photo album of day 1 “Shave Off” here: https://www.facebook.com/arvada.centercolorado/media_set?set=a.517486215031682.100003109258293&type=3
Team Shop Dogs earned $725 !! Congrats Guys! Thanks for all you do!
|Team Captain Rob Reynold’s
“World’s Longest Beard”