The Pitmen Painters
BEST BETDATE: March 1 2013, 7:30 PM to April 7 2013, 3:00 PMCost:$19—$29.50.CATEGORY: Performing ArtsVENUE INFORMATION:Miners Alley Playhouse1224 Washington Ave.Golden, CO 80401
In 1934, a group of miners in Northern England took part in a mind-opening cultural enrichment program: They learned to paint. Their works depicted the laborers' everyday lives, from working in dark mines to enjoying off-duty pleasures like dog racing. Soon these unexpected artists were being lauded by wealthy collectors and fellow creators. From the the author of Billy Elliot comes a story about who makes art and why it matters. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 6 p.m.
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