Upcoming Cultural Arts and Special Events

Featured Event:

Future of Our National Parks: How will Climate Change Affect America's Best Idea?

parkApril 5, 2017, 7:00 PM

Imagine the last time you stood in Rocky Mountain National Park. Our National Parks were created to protect the cultural and natural resources we value as Americans. As we look to the future, how will climate change impact America’s best idea? During this program participants will be asked to share their personal connections and contemplate their role in the preservation of our national parks. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of the effects of climate change and new ideas of how they can take action.

On April 5th, Rocky Mountain National Park Ranger, Sarin LoMascolo, will provide an engaging slide show and discussion on the future at RMNP, and the impact of climate change.  Sarin works with the environmental education program at RMNP.  A Colorado native, she holds a Masters degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.  When she’s not teaching students, you can find Sarin skiing the nearest mountain.

Admission is free.  The Louisville Center for the Arts is located at 801 Grant Avenue, at Memory Square Park in Louisville.  This event is sponsored by the Louisville Cultural Council. 

Live Music

  • Alfredo Muro
    • Date:April 14, 2017
    • Time: 7:30 PM
    • Presented by Louisville Cultural Council
    • Details: When Alfredo Muro first performed at the Louisville Center for the Arts, he traveled from his home in Lafayette, CO.   He now travels from San Miguel de Allende, and it is a tribute to the value he places on old friends that Louisville is still a stop on his international tour schedule.   
    • Cost: $15


  • Most Likely to Succeed
    • Date:April8, 2017
    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Presented by: The Art Underground
    • Details: The current educational system in the United States was developed a century ago during the rise of the industrial age and was once the envy of the world. The world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the US education system has not. Schools are attempting to teach and test skills, when mastered, but the current educational system leaves graduates woefully unprepared for the 21st Century. This intriguing documentary focuses on the story of a school in San Diego that is completely rethinking what the experience of going to school looks like. As we follow students, parents and teachers through a truly unorthodox school experience, the audience is forced to consider what sort of educational environment is most likely to succeed in the 21st century.
    • Cost:Free and Open to the public

Art Classes and Workshops

All art workshops and classes presented by Louisville Art Association unless otherwise noted. www.louisvilleart.org

  • Open Studio
    •  Date: Most Mondays— March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24th 2017
    • Time: 8:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Dabblers Workshop:Make a Ceramic Textured Bowl
    • Date:April 15, 2017
    • Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    • Location: ClayArt, 901 Front Street, Louisville, CO
    • Details: The Dabbler workshops presented by the Louisville Art Association are an opportunity for people to ‘dabble’ in a new medium or technique with minimal cost. These are 3 hours long. LAA is proud of our DABBLER SERIES as it gives us the opportunity to play, be inspired, and experiment in the visual arts. This month, Instructor Emilie Parker will lead the workshop. Get your hands into some lovely clay. We will make a 3-D fired ceramic textured bowl. 
    • Cost $15.00
    • To sign up, please contact Letitia Hess, ljhess50@gmail.com
  • 3 day Workshop: About Color
    • Date: March 28-30
    • Time: 9:00am-3:00 pm
    • Details: Louisville Art Association presents a 3-day workshop led by instructor Chuck Ceraso. More like sculpting with colored shape, Ceraso’s approach is unique in that it goes beyond the emphasis of value relationships and uses the power of color observation to understand and capture the visual sensation. This brings a greater aliveness to the painted image. Early registration is recommended as these great opportunities fill up fast.
    • Questions? Please contact Cynthia Grossman atcyng06@yahoo.com
    • Cost: LAA Members $200.00. Non-members $250.00. Make checks payable to LAA. Participants need to register and pay in advance. Material list will be emailed before the class.
  • Marquerty Class
    • Date: April 1, 2017
    • Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    • Presented by the Louisville Art Association
    • Details: Learn about designs using exotic wood
    • Questions? Contact Ellen Kisker, dave.kisker@gmail.com
  • Portrait Workshop
    • Date: April 8, 2017
    • Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Get involved: Meetings, Auditions and Calls for Entry

  • Louisville Art Association Monthly Meeting
    • Date: April 13, 2017
    • Time: 6:30 PM
    • Details: Monthly Meeting of the Louisville Art Association. Meeting schedule includes 6:30 networking, 7:00 business meeting and 7:30 demo.   LAA’s April meeting will include a demonstration by Michael Clark. Michael will demonstrate Painting the expressive landscape in Plein Aire using bright color and bold brushwork. www.michaelclarkfineart.com
    • Cost: Open to the public, all meetings are free. Please feel to join us as a guest or become a member. 
  • Call for Entries: Louisville Art Association Spring Member Fine Art Show
    • Date: Registration due by April 5, 2017
    • Details: Louisville Art Association Spring Member Fine Art Show will be held April 20-23, 2017 at the Louisville Center for the Arts. Participants must be active Louisville Art Association members with dues paid for 2017. Registration form with signed waiver, inventory sheet and $25 entry fee due by April 5, 2017.
    • More information:  http://louisvilleart.org/images/shows/2017/SpringMemberShow.pdf

Special Events

  • Tulip Twist Spring Dance for Dads and Daughters Ages 3-8
    • Date:  April 1, 2017
    • Time:  3:30-4:30 PM
    • Location:Louisville Center for the Arts
    • Details: This magical afternoon held at the Louisville Arts Center, 801 Grant St., is one that all will cherish. The event includes dancing to a live DJ, crafts, light refreshments and many smiles. Formal to semi-formal attire encouraged.
    • Cost: $10/person
    • Advance registration required through Louisville Recreation Center 12021-1

Around Town

  • Youth Spring Art Show
    • Date: March 2-31, 2017
    • Time: Daily during normal library hours
    • Location: Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce Street, Louisville
    • Presented by Louisville Art Association, Louisville Cultural Council & Louisville Public Library
    • Details: Join Louisville Art Association, Louisville Public Library and the Louisville Cultural Council in our annual celebration of our youth’s talents in visual arts.  This is a non-juried show for children age 4-18 who live in the Louisville/Superior communities, are family members of LAA members or attend Louisville/Superior schools.  
    • Cost: Free and open to the public

Save the Date: April 2017

  • Louisville Art Association Spring Show
    • 4/21/17 -4/23/17
  • Marquerty Class
    • Date: April 1, 2017
    • Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    • Presented by the Louisville Art Association
    • Details: Learn about designs using exotic wood
    • Questions? Contact Ellen Kisker, dave.kisker@gmail.com


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