If winter has an icy grip on your creativity, break free by joining the Longmont Museum for Creativity in all Senses, a six-part series of conversations with local artists, writers and performers as they discuss the creative process.
Produced for the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center by longtime arts enthusiast Gretchen Beall, these programs are intended to broaden the understanding of how artists overcome creative challenges, while providing a real-time perspective of how art is made. The cost is $5 per program, or $25 for the full series. For more information contact the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center at 303.651.8374.
Schedule of programs:
PAINTING A PORTRAIT with John Taft and Cherie Nobilette
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18 at 7 pm
Two painters will discuss how painting became the center of their lives and the forms it has taken. Following their discussions, they will each paint a portrait of a live model.
THEATER with Robert and Kim Bubon
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 at 7 pm
The owners of the California Actors Theatre in Longmont will explain how one actually “puts up” a theatrical production, concluding with a partial performance of the current California Actors Theatre production.
CHAMBER MUSIC with Bronwyn Fraser
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 at 7 pm
Observe professional musicians rehearse the Mozart Quintet for clarinet and strings. The performers will discuss the musical piece and how they approach “problems” in different sections of the music.
PIANIST, CONDUCTOR, TEACHER with Robert Spillman
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 at 7 pm
For many years, Robert Spillman was the opera and music director at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Also active as an accompanist and coach, he has seen the world of music from every view.
THE WORLD OF POETRY with Colorado’s Poet Laureate David Mason
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 at 7 pm
Professor Mason teaches at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He will discuss the life of a poet and the view it offers and will perform poetry of his choice.
A LIFE OF SONG with Berton Coffin Professor of Voice Julie Simson
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 at 7 pm
An outstanding mezzo–soprano and sought-after teacher and coach, Julie Simson will have just finished performing the role of Marcellina in “The Marriage of Figaro” with Opera Colorado.