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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southeast Colorado Arts Guild in conjunction with The Southeast Colorado Arts Council is proud to present this Fall’s Autumn Art Show at the Shore Art Center starting Tuesday, October 26th. This art show will run for only four days. Here is the current schedule:
Tuesday-Friday, October 23-26: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
A wine and cheese reception will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Shore Art Center. Awards will be given out at this time.
Artists, Please Click Here for the official Entry Form in PDF format. This document informs you to costs, date to submit entries, etc.
Please visit the Southeast Colorado Arts Guild website at: http://www.secag.org/.
To learn more about the Judge for this years show, please click Here.
The Southeast Colorado Arts Council is proud to present this summer’s Big Art Event at the Shore Art Center starting July 26th. This art show will run for only four days. Here is the current schedule:
Thursday, July 26 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
(Wine & Cheese Artists Reception)
Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, July 29 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
(Artists need to pickup their artwork)
This is also an official call for artists. Please note that there is no charge or fee to enter your artwork. Up to 3 pieces of art per artist may be submitted. Please download the call for entries from by clicking the following link:
”Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
This quote applies so much to the Arts in our communities. Show your support for local arts programs by attending art shows, concerts, revues, recitals, etc. Your life will love you for it!
This article recently appeared in the Lamar Ledger
A Star is Born
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
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.
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.
The Southeast Colorado Art Guild Autumn Art Show was highlighted Thursday evening, October 27, during its week display at the Shore Arts Center on South Main Street in Lamar. Bev Middleton, Guild President said there were 135 entries this year from 47 artists. Cash awards were offered for Best-of-Show, First Place in each category, and an Area Award for best depiction of a landmark within 100 miles of Lamar. There was also the Popular Choice and President’s Awards. The exhibit will be open on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
Best of Show: Donna Abert Oil Painting “Work Day”
President’s Choice: Jennie Dooley Pastel Painting “Looking Through”
Students Award: Hannah Dooley China painting “Make Over”
Popular Choice: N/A
Area Award: Sandy DePra Photography “Colorado Plains Sunrise”
1st 9D Rose Marie Christison Jewelry
2nd 6C Marilyn Gentz China Painting
3rd 10C Patsy Oxley Jewelry
HM 21A Gerald Bashand Wooden Bowl
1st 14A Peggy Kalma “Our Cowgirl”
2nd 4B Sandy Campion “Pullin for you”
3rd 42C Diana Dooley “It’s a Bloomin Cactus”
1st 45C Thelma Schweizer Oil Painting “Girl with Bird”
2nd 37A Mildred Walker Watercolor “My Poppies”
3rd 26D Mary Lynne Pruett Mixed Media “My Poppies”
HM 17B Lill Penn Oil “Aspen”
HM 12A John Gersick Oil ” Expelling Past Breath”
1st 16C Karen Voepel “Falling in Love”
2nd 47D Jessica Long “Cloudy”
3rd 13C Ron Mulberry “Headed to the Corral”
HM 40B Ty Williams “Kayaks”
HM 11C Kala Warman “Sentiments”
1st 30B Cindy Jones
2nd 5C Jeremy Cooper
3rd 11A Kala Warman
Student Category 18 and under
1st 39A Hannah Dooley “Make Over”
2nd 39B Hannah Dooley “Wild Roses”
3rd 43A Skyler Andrade “Self Portrait”