"CU This Summer" Brings Exhibits, Dance, Music To Colorado Communities For 10th Year

April 28, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder will offer art and museum exhibits as well as dance and musical performances this summer in communities from Colorado’s western slope to its eastern plains.

Now in its 10th year, CU-Boulder’s popular outreach program, "CU This Summer," will provide cultural and artistic presentations in 14 Colorado cities and towns.

"CU This Summer" is hosted by communities across Colorado. Participating this year are Aspen, Brighton, Canon City, Carbondale, Cheyenne Wells, Cortez, Durango, Frisco, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Lamar, Montrose, Pueblo and Sterling.

An estimated 350,000 people have attended "CU This Summer" events in 65 communities since 1989.

CU President John C. Buechner and CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard L. Byyny believe that the "CU This Summer" program is an example of the innovative approach to learning and community outreach that is envisioned by CU’s Total Learning Environment initiative.

"The University of Colorado values this unique opportunity to work in partnership with Colorado communities to bring this award-winning cultural outreach program to the citizens of our state," Buechner said.

Exhibits, which include artworks from the state-owned Colorado Collection -- housed in the CU Art Galleries -- and from the CU Museum, will be on display from late May or early June through late August in Brighton, Canon City, Cheyenne Wells, Cortez, Frisco, Lamar, Montrose and Sterling.

The CU-Boulder Lyric Theatre for Children will perform and present workshops in schools in Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction and Pueblo the week of May 18.

In addition, CU-Boulder's Department of Theatre and Dance will give dance performances and classes in Cortez, Durango and Montrose during the first two weeks of June.

The "CU This Summer" interdisciplinary arts program features outreach efforts from the theatre and dance and fine arts departments in CU-Boulder’s College of Arts and Sciences as well as programs from the Graduate School and College of Music.

Support also was provided by the CU-Boulder Division of Continuing Education, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Office of Community Relations and the Office of Public Relations.

Attached is a schedule of performances and exhibits in various locations. Call local telephone numbers for times and other information.

"CU This Summer"

Exhibits and Performances

o Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction -- One-week residency by CU-Boulder Lyric Theatre students featuring performances from the children’s opera "Hansel and Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck will run the week of May 18 in six elementary schools. Sponsored by the Mesa County, Aspen 1 and Roaring Fork school districts, (970) 245-2422 in Grand Junction; (970) 925-3254, ext. 155 in Aspen.

o Brighton -- Exhibit, "Beyond the Loom: Keys to Understanding Early Southwestern Textiles," features large color photographs of textiles with text and graphics showing the methods and history of weaving by native people of the Southwest. The exhibit will run Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day at the Adams County Museum, 9601 Henderson Road, (303) 659-7103.

o Canon City -- Exhibit, "Garo Antreasian: Master Printmaker," includes lithographs and prints by one of the nation’s master printers who brought new freedom to the art and craft of printmaking. Exhibit will run from the first week of June through end of August at the Freemont Center for the Arts, 505 Macon Ave., (719) 275-2790.

o Cheyenne Wells -- Exhibit, "Small Wonders: Insect Photos by Fran Hall," features color and black-and-white close-ups revealing the fascinating world of insects. Exhibit will run from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, Cheyenne Wells City Complex, 1515 S. First St. W. Contact: Linda Corbin at (719) 767-5694.

o Cortez -- Exhibit, "Salvador Dali: His image and imagination," features photographs of the surreal artist taken by photographer Philippe Halsman and prints from Dali's portfolio, "Imagination and Objects of the Future." The exhibit will run from the first week of June through end of August at the Cortez Cultural Center and Museum, 25 N. Market St., (970) 565-1151.

Dance classes for all ages directed by graduate students in the CU-Boulder Contemporary Dance Works, June 6, as well as a dance performance at 2 p.m., June 7 at the Cortez Cultural Center and Museum, 25 N. Market St., (970) 565-1151.

o Durango -- Dance classes for all ages directed by graduate students in the CU-Boulder Contemporary Dance Works will be held June 8 and 9 at the Community of Learners Charter School, 201 E. 12th St., (970) 259-0328. A dance performance at 7:30 p.m., June 10 will be held at Smiley Theater, 1309 E. Third Ave. (at 13th Street), (970) 259-4122.

o Frisco -- Exhibit, Paul Strand's "The Mexican Portfolio," features photographs depicting street scenes, architecture, religious statuary and the people of Mexico taken in the 1930s. The exhibit will run the first week of June through the end of August, Frisco Town Hall, 1 Main St., (970) 668-5276.

o Lamar -- Exhibit, "American Roads," features 20 top U.S. photographers that have chronicled the byways of America with an acute eye for the ironies of popular culture and the social landscape of the heartland. Exhibit will run Memorial Day weekend through the end of August at the Lamar Public Library, 104 E. Parmenter St., (719) 336-4632.

o Montrose -- Exhibit, "Hollywood Goddess: Photographs of Marilyn Monroe," features black and white photographs taken by renowned celebrity photographer Philippe Halsman conveying the complexity and wonder of Monroe. Exhibit will run the first week of June through the end of August at the Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, (800) 982-2518.

A second exhibit, "Salvador Dali: His image and imagination," includes photographs of the surreal artist taken by photographer Philippe Halsman and prints from Dali's portfolio, "Imagination and Objects of the Future." The exhibit will run the first week of June through the end of August at the Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, (800) 982-2518.

Dance classes for all ages directed by graduate students in the CU-Boulder Contemporary Dance Works will be held on June 3 as well as a dance performance at 7:30 p.m., June 4 at the Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive, (800) 982-2518.

o Pueblo – This one-week residency by CU-Boulder Lyric Theatre students features performances from the children’s opera "The Three Little Pigs" by Walter E. DePue. The performances will be held the week of May 18 in local elementary schools, (719) 549-7149, sponsored by the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation and Pueblo City School District 60.

o Sterling -- Exhibit, "By the Sweat of Your Brow: Images of Work," includes prints from the 1940s by artists Mendez, Bracho, Lawrence, Adams, Zalce, Kent and Millman. The exhibit will run Memorial Day weekend through the end of August at the Overland Trail Museum, Junction of U.S. 6 and I-76, (970) 522-3895.

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