Saturday, June 16, 2012

"Inspire" - Lakewood's Arts Week

Hope you had a chance to attend some of the exciting events that were included during this year's Arts Week here in Lakewood!  The Lakewood Arts Council took an active role during the 10 day event thanks to the participation of so many wonderful volunteers. (This year's activities ran for 10 days - even though it is called arts "week"  so we could include the open dress rehersal from the Lakewood Symphony on June 6th). The event is the idea of Lorene Joos from the City of Lakewood - representatives from all the various Lakewood based arts organizations spend a year planning and preparing for what will now be an annual event.  The official kick-off for the week was the "Rock and Block" party at the Lkwd. Heritage Center.  LAC had a booth with artists Loraine Miller,  Barb Benik, Barb Tobiska on hand to interact with visitors.

 The discussion group held at the LAC Art Center on Wednesday, June 13 brought several new visitors to our facility as we talked about "Viewing an Art Show".  We shared ideas about why people go to see an exhibit as well as the etiquette of viewing a show.

 Artists Katy Haas, Lynnette Kupferer, Arlene Krogstad, Marje Walsh and Barb Tobiska worked with visitors during the morning of our interactive art event.  People were thrilled to take home a mini-art project.  We even had a visit from Lakewood's Ch. 8 photographer, who shot a lot of video of the activities as well as our entire gallery.

 A good crowd gathered on Thursday night to rock to the music of James Horne.  His personal charm and skill on the keyboard got everyone's toes tapping and put a smile on our face. A fun, lively event.

 A very attentive group joined us for our last event on Friday, June 15.  We learned a lot about keeping your lawn green and what to do in your garden now from guest speakers from the CSU extension program. You can find these knowledgeable people on a regular basis at the Jeffco Fairgrounds.  They answered lots of questions and gave many handy hints to the interested attendees. 

All in all, this was a great week for LAC. It gave us a chance to meet some new folks as well as visit with frequent visitors to our facility.  Hope to see you at one of the many LAC events that are still to come this year!  Next up will be our annual garden tour scheduled for Saturday, July 21st.  

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