Friday, December 09, 2016

Survival Standard

Submitted by Beau Berkley on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:57pm

This five-day course prepares students for outdoor survival in the rough Colorado wilderness by teaching them basic skills like how to build a sturdy shelter, how to forage for food and water, and how to construct a fire that won’t fizzle out. Students are in good hands with instructor Robert Allen, a U.S. Army veteran and founder of the Sigma 3 Survival School, which offers a wide array of outdoor survival training sessions. Fri 8 a.m.

Three-Person Exhibition: Greg Gandy, Jeremy Mann, and Timothy P. Wilson

Submitted by Paul Albani-Burgio on Fri, 10/07/2016 - 2:24pm

Viewed together, the oil paintings of artists Greg Gandy, Jeremy Mann, and Timothy P. Wilson present a study of the continuum of realism to abstraction. Wilson's rich abstracted figures, Mann's cityscapes, and Gandy's hyperrealistic San Francisco street scenes give rise to a visual treat—a collection of paintings replete with lush colors and details. Tue-Sat 11.a.m.-6 p.m.

Season's Fleetings

Submitted by Paul Albani-Burgio on Fri, 10/07/2016 - 3:09pm

Add a little eccentricity to your holiday season at this non-traditional art show. Faith Williams’s nativity scene, made out of pieces of cut-up credit cards and Christmas ornaments inspired by Google searches (including one comparing the differences between dinosaur species), will infuse your holiday celebrations with idiosyncrasy. Susan Hazaleus’ unconventional electronic pieces, which include a talking hat, sparkling magic wand, and blinking superhero capes, are just what you need after another year of ho-hum seasonal displays.

Arvada Ceramic Arts Guild Holiday Show & Sale

Submitted by Paul Albani-Burgio on Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:12pm

Whether you’re looking for sculptures, jewelry, functional glassware, or something else entirely, you’ll likely find a worthy gift at this sale and showcase of delicate ceramic pieces by over 20 local artists. Donna and Gary Browning’s plates, which are decorated with drawings made by their granddaughters, will add color to your Christmas dinner table, while potter Connie Christensen’s porcelain teapots, bowls, and jars, which feature textured surfaces covered with a glaze created by Christensen, would make for an appealing addition to any kitchen. Fri 5-8 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mike Super: Magic & Illusion

Submitted by Abbey White on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 5:21pm

This all-ages show will see award-winning magician Mike Super deliver a performance that has been known to leave millions baffled and astonished. Audiences will see magic redefined as the magician uses state-of-the-art theatrical elements, including an interactive UV stage set, video projection, cutting edge magic and illusions, dramatic lighting, and energetic, digital music to wow his audiences. We guarantee you’ll walk away with a new appreciation for the art form of magic. Fri 7:30 p.m. 


The Wood Brothers

Submitted by Sarah Soenke on Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:25pm

Boulder brothers Chris and Oliver Wood, joined by multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix, craft an ever-evolving approach to soulful American folk. Expect to hear gripping vocals and melody-driven bass lines on tracks from their latest release, Paradise, plus favorites from their breakthrough hit album, The Muse. The tight-knit trio is sure to bring their family chemistry and charismatic magnetism along with the tunes. Fri 8 p.m.

—Image courtesy of the Alysse Gafkjen