New Exhibitions, Artful Uprising & Artistic Achievement at The Dairy Arts Center

Here’s the latest at the newly renovated Dairy Arts Center:

Four Exhibitions

The Dairy Arts Center has announced four new exhibitions opening August 26 described as an exciting and thought-provoking way to relaunch the visual arts program at the Dairy.

Two exhibitions by Melanie Yazzie (Diné/Navajo) consider the intersection of her indigenous identity, often based in the idea of “blood quantum,” and her struggle with diabetes, a condition affecting her blood glucose levels.

Penelope Sharp explores the power of perception and the power of the imagination to alter our perceptions in a unique sculpture exhibition titled Oculus Mentis. 

Marco Antonio García Noguera is inspired by the people of his hometown of Mérida, Venezuela, capturing the expressions of a variety of cultures, races, and social classes.

Frank Buffalo Hyde, (Onondaga/Nez Perce) draws heavily on elements of popular culture, delving into the collective unconsciousness of the American psyche and investigating the concept of modern indigeneity.

These exhibitions are on view from August 26 through September 25. An Exhibition Reception is scheduled for Friday, September 16 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, featuring artist talks from 5:30-6:30pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

Faces of Little Luck by Marco Antonio García Noguera


Artful Uprising

In our country plagued by dramatic polarization, we, the citizens of Boulder, can come together around a new and different approach to building “community” and together set an example of how we can achieve a more perfect union, literally.

Join the Artful Uprising at the Dairy Arts Center September 1 and be part of this creative community collaboration, a first-of-its-kind night with the power to change and improve the shared experience of living in Boulder.

  • Hear Mark Gerzon, author of The Re-United States of America talk about what is happening to try to bring civility back to our society.
  • Witness an exhilarating Point-Counterpoint exchange between local authors Ron Stewart and Patty Limerick.
  • Enjoy a short reading from The Taming, a relevant, provocative upcoming production of The Catamounts Theater.

Then participate in Boulder’s first creative community collaboration as you and other members of the audience brainstorm about how our community can put its finger on bridging our divides through artistic expression.

Join us September 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM in Gordon Gamm Theater. This is a FREE event, however you must reserve your seat in advance. 

To reserve your free seat, Click Here


Lifetime Achievement In The Arts

The third annual Dairy Center Honors will be held on September 10 as part of the grand opening week following the past year of renovations. The Dairy Arts Center launched this program, modeled after the Kennedy Center Honors, three years ago to recognize individuals who throughout their careers have made significant contributions to the Boulder area through the arts.

Dairy Center Honors

The 2016 Honorees who will be honored at the September 10 event include:

Ami Dyan – Playwright, Director, Actor, Teacher
Noel Hefty – Dancer, Choreographer, Producer, Presenter, Supporter
Thomas Morgan – Founder & Director, Ars Nova Singers
David Fulker – Orchestra & Jazz Musician, Founder David Fulker Quartet
Sally Elliott – Artist, University Professor
Caryl Kassoy – Humanitarian and Arts Supporter

We will pay tribute to each honoree with surprise performances of significant relevance to each. Our line-up of tribute performers for these individuals qualifies this as one of the most outstanding nights of entertainment you’ll experience this year.

The evening begins at 6:00 pm on September 10 with a pre-show Honoree Reception in the Dairy’s new MacMillan Lobby, followed by the Tribute Performances at 7:30 in the renovated Gordon Gamm Theater, and concluding at 9:30 pm with Dessert and Conversation again in the lobby and on the new Palmer Terrace.

Tickets are available HERE or by calling 303.444.7328

If you know any of these outstanding individuals, get your tickets early to come and support them. Dairy Center Honors sells out each year.

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