Latest News – June 23
Leadville Arts Coalition To Install Mosiac Mural
Most mural lovers will admit that while the big, colorful showpieces are great and can bring attention to a space, it’s really the 3-dimensional, mosaic pieces of art that make passersby stop in their tracks. This medium’s added elevated feature seems to reach out for your attention when you pass by a mosaic mural.
Starting this Thursday, June 25 you can become a part of just such a public art piece. The Courthouse Geologic Mosaic Mural (CGMM) installation will certainly be heralded as a one-of-a-king design, but not just among the recent installment of murals around Leadville, more likely throughout the state as well.
Sponsored by the Leadville Arts Coalition, under the direction of Leadville artist and teacher Amanda Good, this mural will display a cross-section of Leadville’s geography. Using various bits of tile and other textile pieces, this sizeable work of art will be installed on the Lake County Courthouse retaining wall which sits on W. 5th Street.
The unique mosaic will span 100 feet in length, reaching a high point of 7 feet on the west end, and will highlight Lake County’s geographic majesty from Independence Pass to the Climax Mine, and points in between.
“The mural is still in need of some brightly colored tiles, so if you have some to donate to the project please bring them by,” said Good in an interview with leadville Today.
From this Thursday, June 25 to Tuesday, June 30 the group will coordinating a community installtion on the wall from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the south side of the Lake County Courthouse. Tiles will be sorted in layer types and they need help in installing the pieces up on the wall in their designated spot. Volunteers are encouraged to come for an hour or the day. It’s a great way to become a part of Leadville history. For more information contact Amanda Good 970-846-5308.
Want to read more about Leadville murals? Check out this story from the Leadville Today Archives: LINK
Friday Nights in Leadville Continues This Weekend
Friday Nights in Leadville continues June 26 for the summer season with a special Double Header! This Friday the billboard calls for the final performance of the play “Driving North” AND an Open Mic Music Night, with a SPLIT venue, no less!
First up, is the FREE theatrical performance of “Driving North,” a play about a woman coming to terms with her husband’s death on a trip home. Written and directed by Carol Bellhouse, the play stars Ingrid Mager, Greg Lamoureux, Susan Fladager and Jeff Harlow.
Opening to rave reviews last weekend, this small theater piece has been reviewed as a “rollercoaster ride of emotions” and “Outstanding.” You can catch the play’s final performance at 7 p.m. at St George Church at W. 4th and Pine Street.
After the play, why not stretch your legs and head southjust a few blocks where there will be an Open Mic Music Night at the legendary Pastime Bar, 120 West Second Street. The evening will be hosted by George Finnell and the fun starts at begins at 8:00 p.m. Everyone is invited – to perform or enjoy.
These cultural events are free and part of the summer’s Friday night series sponsored by Zuni Canyon Institute. For information call 719-486-1282.
Summer Art Programs for Leadville Kids
“Mom, we’re bored!” Summer break is in full swing for Leadville children, so if you’re still looking for something for the kids to do this summer, here are some art classes to keep them busy, happy and out of mischief!
Fire On The Mountain is offering a series of Kids’ Arts and Craft Classes from June 16 – July 29, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – Noon. Designed for children aged 5 – 10 years, the schedule includes Straw Weaving Bracelet, Dream Catchers and the ever-popular Itsy Bitsy Spider Drawing Class.
Instructor and owner Elise Sunday invites you to drop the kids off to create a fun and exciting arts and crafts project that they can take home with them at the end of each class. Sign up for more than one class and receive a discount. For rates and registration, contact Fire On The Mountain at 719-486-2071, stop in at 715 Harrison Avenue or connect with them on Facebook.