11th Annual Sweetheart Swing February 11th, 2014 7pm

February 11, 2014
11th Annual Sweetheart Swing-Hosted by the Valley Jazz Orchestra at
the Shore Arts Center on 115 South Main in Lamar. The Valley Jazz
Orchestra will delight you with exceptional big band and swing music
from the 20’s thru the 40’s starting at 7pm. Don’t miss this
opportunity to treat your sweetheart to gourmet desserts, coffee and
LIVE music from a 17 piece big band! Call Greg Ludwig at 719-691-5948
to reserve your tickets today. Tickets can also be purchased from any
band member and at the door.Jazz Band

Share the Spirit Foundation Photography Contest February 21-23, 2014

February 21-23, 2014
Share the Spirit Photography contest will be held at Amache Studio,
Rds. 34.5 and HH. Registration is Saturday, February 15 from 10 am to
noon and Sunday, February 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 at Amache Studio. Lex
Nichols, an award-winning photographer and musician from Rocky Ford is
the show’s judge. Lex will be playing the Native American Flute at
Friday night’s reception to be held February 21 from 5:30 to 8:30.
For more information, entry forms and rules, please contact Karen
Voepel at 719.688.8000 or karen@cminet.net. All proceeds benefit
Share the Spirit Foundation, helping needy kids in southeast Colorado.Photo Contest 13 8x10

01/18/13 The Ledger Line

January 27, 2013

Southeast Colorado Concert Association and Arkansas Valley Wind & Percussion Ensemble, Inc.-presents The Bob Montgomery/Al Herman Quintet in concert.  2pm at the LHS Auditorium.  Tickets required and season memberships are $15.00 for students, $35.00 for adults or $75.00 for families with one or more children.   Individual concert tickets are available at the door for $15.00 per concert.  Contact Gayle Schroeder for membership or for more information 719-336-2137.  The Southeast Colorado Concert Association is proudly sponsored by the Southeast Colorado Arts Council.

 

February 14, 2013

Annual Sweetheart Swing dessert & dance.  The Valley Jazz Orchestra will perform live 17 piece big band favorites.

$15.00 per person.  115 South Main Street 7-9pm.  Fine desserts & drinks served complimentary.  Call 719-931-0137 or 719-688-3857 to reserve your tickets.  Seating is limited.

 

Feburary 21-22, 2013

11th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival-Visit www.highplainssnowgoose.com for full schedule.  Southeast Colorado Arts Council presents the “Birds of a Feather” Art Show and Sale during registration at the festival.  Thursday and Friday 4pm-8pm and Saturday 1pm-4pm.  The Marie Whiting Collection of art will be on display and for sale along with dozens of other area artists.  DO NOT MISS THIS SPECIAL SHOW & SALE.  For more information, call Vincent Gearhart at 719-688-7720

 

February 22-24, 2013

Share the Spirit Foundation and High Plains Photographers (held in conjunction with the annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival), will be hosting a juried photography contest at Amache Studio, Rds. HH and 34.5, 8 miles west of Lamar.  Robert Crossley, internationally-acclaimed birder and photographer will be the guest juror.  For entry forms and details, please go to www.highplainsphotographers.com or contact Karen Voepel at karen@cminet.net or 719.688.8000.  

 

March 3, 2013

Southeast Colorado Concert Association-presents Peter Simon (pianist) in concert.  2pm at the LHS Auditorium.  Tickets required and season memberships are $15.00 for students, $35.00 for adults or $75.00 for families with one or more children.   Individual concert tickets are available at the door for $15.00 per concert.  Contact Gayle Schroeder for membership or for more information 719-336-2137.  The Southeast Colorado Concert Association is proudly sponsored by the Southeast Colorado Arts Council.

 

April 4, 2013

Southeast Colorado Concert Association-presents Jim Curry-Take Me Home (The Music of John Denver) in concert.  7pm at the LHS Auditorium.  Tickets required and season memberships are $15.00 for students, $35.00 for adults or $75.00 for families with one or more children.   Individual concert tickets are available at the door for $15.00 per concert.  Contact Gayle Schroeder for membership or for more information 719-336-2137.  The Southeast Colorado Concert Association is proudly sponsored by the Southeast Colorado Arts Council.

 

April 23, 2013

Southeast Colorado Concert Association-presents the Arkansas Valley Wind & Percussion Ensemble in concert.  7pm at the LHS Auditorium.  The concert will feature the concert band, Main Street Ringers and the Valley Jazz Orchestra will feature a Showtunes themed big band concert.  Tickets required and season memberships are $15.00 for students, $35.00 for adults or $75.00 for families with one or more children.   Individual concert tickets are available at the door for $15.00 per concert.  Contact Gayle Schroeder for membership or for more information 719-336-2137.  The Southeast Colorado Concert Association is proudly sponsored by the Southeast Colorado Arts Council.

 

June 13, 2013

Southeast Colorado Arts Council-2nd Annual “Hotter Than Hell” Art Show-Shore Arts Center-115 South Main Street in Lamar.  6pm-9pm.  More details will be forthcoming.

Marie Whiting art collection to be featured at “Birds of a Feather” Art Show & Sale

The family of Herb & Marie Whiting recently donated their substantial art collection to the Southeast Colorado Arts Council.  Marie, born “Honoria Marie Noel on March 17, 1917, lost her mother when she was only eleven months old.  Raised in a convent in Maine, she quickly developed an interest in the arts and painting specifically.  A self taught artist with an incredible eye for detail, Marie and Herb settled in Lamar, Colorado in 1984 for retirement.  Marie quickly became active with the area senior citizens, the golf community, art clubs, and the art guild.  Marie embraced many styles of art including quilting, crocheting, sewing, jewelry, ceramics, photography and painting.  Many of her works included oil paintings and a small number of watercolors.  Much of her work will be on display February 21-23 at the “Birds of a Feather” Art Show & Sale sponsored by the Southeast Colorado Arts Council.  The sale coincides with the 11th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival registration activities at the Shore Arts Center-115 South Main in Lamar.  Please plan to attend this unique show and sale featuring Marie’s work and works from dozens of other artists.  Call Vincent Gearhart at 719-688-7720 for more information.Image

 

50 year anniversary of fire of the Pioneer Theatre prompts expansion of the Shore Arts Center

To coincide with the 50 year anniversary of the fire of Pioneer Theatre in downtown Lamar, The Arkansas Valley Wind & Percussion Ensemble, Inc. will be working with other arts organizations (including the Southeast Colorado Arts Council) to expand and continue to renovate the Shore Arts Center.  Donated to AVWPE, Inc. in 2006, the Shore Arts Center has become a main attraction and feature to Lamar’s downtown district.  The center is currently home to thriving music programs including the AVWPE concert band, the Valley Jazz Orchestra and the Take Five Jazz Quintet.  The center hosts weekly square dance rehearsals with the legendary Dudes & Dames dancers led by Carla Scranton.  The Southeast Colorado Arts Council hosts a varied schedule of art shows, sales, receptions and membership drives throughout the year as well.  Expansion plans include a new multi-purpose dance & music rehearsal hall, studio rooms for artists, retail gallery space and much needed storage for the facility.  A proposed Arts & Music History Museum will be one of the cornerstones for the new facility in the future and summer exhibits are currently planned for 2013 in the Walter-Hobbs Hall of the center.  Organizers are asking for any stories, history or memorabilia that you would like to see featured at the museum within the Shore Arts Center.  Old photos, recordings, instruments, dance outfits, etc. would be treasured exhibits within the museum.  If you’re interested in preserving Southeast Colorado’s rich & varied arts & music history, please contact Trevor La Cost at 719-931-0137 or trevor.lacost@gmail.com.  ImageImage

A Star is Born

This article recently appeared in the Lamar Ledger

 

A Star is Born

Posted:   03/17/2012 01:00:00 AM MDT

 

Sculptor Jeremy Cooper stands in front of his sculpture for PMC’s A Star is Born program. (Lance Maggart)

A Star is Born. That’s the title of the PMC Foundation’s new program. The program will feature small stars engraved with the names of new born babies, which can be purchased by parents, grandparents, or other family members, and will be displayed in the halls of PMC. PMC Foundation Director Mike Bryant said, “this is just the beginning. We hoping to put up more stars in the future. Hopefully one day people will be able to come back here and look for their star from when they were born.” He thanked PMC CEO Jim Fairchild for his help in getting the project going. The large center piece of the A Star is Born program is a silver star with long flowing curling tails which sculptor Jeremy Cooper described as, “whimsical”. Cooper

PMC Foundation Director Mike Bryant and Sculptor Jeremy Cooper display the engraved stars which will soon fill the walls of PMC for A Star is Born. (Lance Maggart)

explained that he wanted the sculpture to have a “whimsical” and more childish feel to it because of what the program celebrates. Cooper is a welder by trade and lives in Lamar. More of his work can be seen on display occasionally at the Shore Arts Center. Also some of his pieces are on display in downtown Colorado Springs.

Southeast Colorado Arts Council & AVWPE, Inc. receive grants from Anne Boeken Trust

Rose Ann Yates, executive director of SECAC, recently received a $500 gift from the Anne Boeken Trust out of Kiowa County.  This is a small part of a larger funding request made by SECAC and AVWPE, Inc. for 2012.

Trevor La Cost, chairman of AVWPE, Inc. received the same gift.  Money for both organizations is earmarked to further arts programs development in Prowers County.  More information will be released as it becomes available.