EVENT CALENDAR

The Pitmen Painters

  • BEST BET
    DATE: March 1 2013, 7:30 PM to April 7 2013, 3:00 PM
    Cost:
    $19—$29.50.
    CATEGORY: Performing Arts
    VENUE INFORMATION:
    Miners Alley Playhouse
    1224 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.

—Image courtesy of Miners Alley Playhouse

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