Weekly Arts Update: Feb 13 – 20, 2014

 In CB

February 13 Leftover Salmon
8:00 p.m. $35. At the Center at 606 Sixth Street. This show is sold out!

February 19 The Duhks
One of the most musically adventurous groups to detonate from the roots scene in the past decade, this Canadian acoustic band romps through soul, gospel, North American folk, Brazilian samba, old-time country, string-band, zydeco, jazz, Irish dance, and even punk, all energetically delivered with wild-eyed invention and spine-rattling groove. Hailed by The New York Times as artists at the fore-front of the neo-folk movement, The Duhks blend these seemingly disparate genres into an irresistible ethnic stew that is simultane-ously hauntingly traditional and innovatively modern. Having won the Juno Award for Best Roots & Traditional Album and a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album, The Duhks have earned admirers as diverse as David Crosby, Dolly Parton and Doc Watson. Two of their five albums were produced by the likes of Bela Fleck and Tim O’Brien. The Duhks are Sarah Dugas (vocals), Christian Dugas (percussion), Jordan McConnell (guitar), Leonard Podolak (banjo) and Duncan Wickel (violin). 8 p.m. $20. At the Center at 606 Sixth Street.

Just for Kids
February 16 Mysto the Magi
Mysto the Magi’s magical shows are first and foremost fun – with lots of group participation and hilarious antics that will have you belly laughing. Full of mystery, illusion and family-friendly comedy, the show features never before seen tricks as well as all-time favorites plucked exclusively for the Crested Butte audience from Mysto’s 20-plus years of mystifying entertainment. Whether you’re three or 83 you’ll be “wowed” by this award-winning entertainer, host, and showman performing his best magic with warmth and charm. Mysto began his magical career at the ripe age of 12 performing at birthday parties. Maturing into an adult he has toured from street and renaissance festivals to Hollywood movies and performing arts centers. His talent has won him awards such as Best Stage Magician and Best Close up Magician. Come be Mysto-fied! Sunday, February 16, 4 p.m. $12 (adults), $8 (kids 12 & under), $25 Family Pack (1 Adult + 2 Kids). At the Center for the Arts at 606 Sixth Street.

February 14 Valentine’s Swing Night
Looking for a romantic and fun way to make Valentine’s Day unforgettable this year? Learn how to impress your sweetheart by twirling around the dance floor at this introductory partner Swing Dance class. The cash bar will be open at the Center for the Arts, making this the perfect after dinner Valentine’s date. Don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day yet? Even better! No partner is necessary for this event and who knows… maybe you’ll meet that special someone dancing the night away! This event sells out quick, so pre-registration is encouraged. Instructor: Pat Addabbo. Friday, February 14, 8 – 10 p.m. $15 / individual, $25 / couple. At the Center for the Arts at 606 6th Street.

February 15 Winter Ski-Accessed Plein Air
Watercolor Painting
Join an enthusiastic, energetic group of creative art lovers this winter in these exciting drop-in painting sessions. Embarking on the Red Lady lift, ski to a scenic location on Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s ski area to learn plein air watercolor painting using watercolor mixed with a secret ingredient to keep it from freezing. Receive instruction and inspiration in the intricacies of landscape watercolor painting out-doors in a winter wonderland. Learn basic watercolor techniques and skills or build on the ones you already possess. Come to just one class, or join us for all five! Bring your own supplies (inquire for list), or purchase what you need from the instructor. Beginner to advanced skiers and painters are all welcome. Instructor: Suzanne Pierson. Classes meet Saturdays February 15 & 22 and March 1, 8 & 15, 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. $200 for five sessions. Saturday, February 15, 12 – 2:30 p.m. $45. At the Art Studio of the Center for the Arts at 111 Elk Avenue.

Fridays Aerial Dance Conditioning
Climbing, flipping upside-down, and holding yourself in challenging positions in the air are all things you will work on in Aerial Conditioning. Participants will build amazing overall body strength in this class by using the lyra and aerial fabric as well as floor exercises including handstand conditioning and stretching. Aerial Conditioning focuses on balancing strength, flexibility, functionality and ease of movement. Open to ages 15 – adult. All levels and “never-evers” are welcome to join in this great way to build strength and confidence for aerial dance class sessions. No class February 18. $15 for same day Aerial Condition and Open Aerial combo. Instructor: Rotating. Fridays through April 1, 2014. 7:30—8:15 a.m. $10 / class. At the Center at 606 Sixth Street.

Fridays Open Aerial Dance
Practice and perfect the skills you’ve learned in class sessions at Open Aerial with access to lyra and silks. This supervised aerial practice time features free time without instruction. This is a time to perfect what you already know, not to learn new things.
Participants must have been enrolled in a full session of CB Dance Collective’s Beginner Aerial classes during the last 12 months or received prior approval from CBDC. No class February 18. $15 for same day Aerial Condition and Open Aerial combo. Supervisor: Rotating. Fridays through April 1, 2014, 8:15 – 9:00 a.m., $10 / class. At the Center at 606 Sixth Street.

Wednesdays Paint Your Own Pottery
Drop in to open painting hours or make an appointment for parties or special events. Pottery is ready for pick-up on Fridays, or if you’re leaving town before your pottery is ready, we have an option to ship. 2—6 p.m. Prices range from $4 to $50. At the Art Studio at 111 Elk Avenue.

Artist & Gallery Events
February 14 Artist Reception – Suzanne Pierson & Becky Chappell
In this “A Sweet heART Show” Suzanne Pierson and Becky Chappelle display hearts full with infinite inspiration of beautiful Colorado blue skies and powdery slopes for this special show just in time for Valentine’s Day. For Suzanne, find these wide-eyed views of wonderment captured in a series of table sculptures; watercolor and acrylic paintings on canvas and wood; and images on rare antique wooden ironing boards. Becky exhibits her passion through oil, watercolors, pastels, acrylics and scratchboard. Fall in love with these two local artists showcasing their cumulative decades in embracing the world of visual arts. Artist Reception: Friday, February 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. Show runs February 14 – 28. At the Piper Gallery of the Center for the Arts at 606 Sixth Street, open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and for ticket holders during shows.

February 14 Artist Reception – Modus Operandi
“Modus Operandi – A Show Exploring Art Processes Through Nature” features the work of Garland Middleton, Frank Pavkov, Mary Tuck and Laura Elm. Garland Middleton’s work features a combination of ink and watercolor inspired by the colors and patterns of the natural world, as well as the shapes and designs of the man-made world. Frank Pavkov’s work is a combination of stunning stained glass pieces and beautiful watercolor paintings of outdoor locations throughout the country. Mary Tuck’s work is a combination of acrylic painted river rocks with portraits of wildlife and an eclectic collection of set stone and precious metal clay (PMC) 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. Come meet the artists at a special Valentine’s heArtWalk on Friday, February 14 from 5 – 8 p.m. Free. At the Art Studio at 111 Elk Avenue.

The Art Studio
The Art Studio, a satellite campus of the Center for the Arts, is located at 111 Elk Avenue in Crested Butte. Contact: (970) 349-7044; classes@crestedbuttearts.org.

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 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.

Shared Artist’s Space
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 storage 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.

February 20—22 Move The Butte
The Crested Butte Dance Collective’s sizzling-hot signature production. Celebrating the creativity and connection we share through dance, Move the Butte showcases adult local artists and choreographers helping to release the embodied inspiration of both beginner and experienced local dancers. This year’s innovative show is chock full of surprises, featuring a stunning variety of dance modalities such as Flamenco, Modern, Disco Fever, Tango, Aerial Silks and other surprises, Mom’s Gone Wild, Swing, Stilt Walking, Lyrical, Spoken Word, Tap, Hip- Hop, Burlesque, African, Hoopdance, Butoh and Jazz. The show grows every year and consistently impresses with its professionally produced homegrown talent. Tickets do sell out for this one week-end performance. Show Times: Thursday, February 20 – Open Dress Rehearsal at 7 p.m., $15 (adults), $7 (kids 12 and under); Friday February 21 – 8 p.m., $20 (adults), $10 (kids 12 and under); Saturday February 22 – 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. $20 (adults), $10 (kids 12 and under).

February 24 Ladies Monthly Celebrate & Create Nights
Celebrate and create art together using easy techniques and mediums that you might not have experienced before! February 24 features “Mixed Media Playtime.” Come and be playful! Create funky and beautiful artworks from our collection of mixed media and recycled objects. Give yourself a blast of creativity in the company of new and old friends by joining the Ladies Monthly Celebrate & Create Nights. Bring a snack and beverage to share, and come do something deliciously creative and fun. Instructor: Ivy Walker. 6 – 8 p.m. $15. At the Art Studio at 111 Elk Avenue.

February 25 Mardi Gras Masks + Margaritas
Explore a variety of world culture by creating beautiful or mysterious alter egos in preparation for the Mardi Gras Carnival parade (happing this year on Tuesday, March 4). Colorful masks are constructed and decorated with paint, beads, feathers and other embellishments. Instructor Laura Elm is well versed in myth and magic, so while you work she enlightens you with the history, drama and the shamanistic tradition of masks in general. To get into a magical mood artisanal shaken margaritas are served! Come get ready for Mardi Gras with the Art Studio! All levels welcome. 5:15 – 8:15 p.m. $30 + $15 materials. At the Art Studio at 111 Elk Avenue.

February 26 – March 12 Photo Images on Clay
Capture a special work of art, poem, or photograph and turn it into a lasting keepsake by transferring a favorite digital image to a piece of pottery. In the first session students create a simple slab form (plate or platter). In the second class students glaze these forms reserving an area for the selected image. During the final class students learn to print digital images onto decal paper and transfer the image to their piece of pottery. The final firing fuses the image to the glaze creating an enduring memento. Fee includes all supplies. Instructor: Donna Rozman. Classes meet Wednesdays. 6 – 8 p.m. $85.

March 4—25 Introduction to Chalk Pastels
Learn the basics of drawing with chalk pastels. Explore color, the relationship of value to color, and methods of applying the pastels. Work on understanding the process of creating a pastel drawing in layers from an abstracted, under painting to the finishing, detailed marks. Draw from observing the “still life” and from photographs. Drawings from art history serves as examples of techniques and possibilities. Previous drawing experience is helpful. Instructor: Ivy Walker. Classes meet Tuesdays for four weeks. $85 + 35
materials. At the Art Studio at 111 Elk Avenue.

February 20 And While We Were Here
Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Island of Ischia, off the Amalfi Coast, And While We Were Here follows a young American writer named Jane (Kate Bosworth) who finds herself at a personal and professional crossroads when she accompanies her husband Leonard (Iddo Goldberg) on a business trip. While escaping the mundanity of her comfortable marriage by delving deeper into adapting her grandmother’s WWII stories (narrated by Claire Bloom) into a memoir she stumbles into a young man (Jamie Blackley) who complicates her life even further. 7 p.m. $10 at the door. At the Majestic Theatre

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