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Tuesday
Apr112017

DAVA - Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

 

Working in Art Programs for urban Youth after school or /and during the summer 
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA) offers year-round art programs for youth ages 3 to 17. We accept volunteers and interns all year with a higher need during our busy summer months. We are currently looking for interns and volunteers to assist in all programs all year, and additional interns during the summer (June 5 to August 4)
Candidates with education or experience in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: fine arts (ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, fiber arts, printmaking, electronic and digital media, video) we are also looking for students with knowledge of robotics, coding and film production, art education, education, social work, nutrition or early childhood education. Candidates must have a strong desire to work with youth in a very diverse environment. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in teaching art and working with youth in a non-profit art organization.
 
*Candidates with some knowledge of Spanish or any other languages spoken in the neighborhood including Somali, Burmese, Karen, Nepali, … are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
Volunteers and interns work in programs commit to a regular schedule. Programs include: a drop in art studio for ages 7 to 17, job training programs in visual arts and digital media for ages 11 to 14, a drop in family arts program for ages 3 to 6 with parents, a gallery and a portable art school. Volunteers will be assigned to programs according to their interests, availability and skills. In all programs, students learn creative skills, art techniques and social skills. Interns and volunteers can work from 4 to 40 hours a week depending on their availability.
 
Responsibilities include:
● Work with program manager and program leaders to design a variety of art projects
● Assist during class time, including projects set up and clean up
● Be a positive and inspiring model for youth
● Depending on the student’s interests and hours, students can also help with kiln firings, data entry, office duties, project planning and preparation, gallery set up, presentation of students’ works, video editing, outreach and marketing.
 
A background check and interview is required for all volunteers and interns.
 
To apply, please e-mail a brief letter of interest with your availability to Viviane Le Courtois, Program Manager at gallery@davarts.org.  
 
DAVA is located one block south of East Colfax at the intersection of 14th and Florence in Aurora Cultural Arts District.
 
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to strengthen the community through the arts with youth as its primary focus. For more information about our programs, visit www.davarts.org or call DAVA at 303 367 5886.   

 

 

Tuesday
Apr042017

SWIPE! at the Vintage!

SoundBox Presents: "SWIPE!" A 21st Century Love Story. This musical takes the audience on an interactive journey of love. Presented every 1st and 3rd Saturday night at the Vintage Theater at 8pm. You help the performers decide on how they choose their potential soulmate. A hilarious, raucous and highly entertaining show you don't wan't to miss! Tickets are $12 if purchased online, $15 at the door. Purchase your tickets today for the limited run of this fantastically funny and touching show at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/swipe-a-21st-century-love-story-tickets-33073247975

Tuesday
Feb282017

The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow

Vintage Theatre Productions, Colorado
THE INTELLIGENT DESIGN OF JENNY CHOW
MARCH 31 – MAY 21, 2017 - GET TICKETS!
Jennifer is just an average girl who re-engineers obsolete missile components for the U.S. Army from her bedroom. When she decides to meet her birth mother in China but can’t leave her home due to her agoraphobia, she uses her technological genius to devise a new form of human contact in this comedy.
By Rolin Jones
Directed by Mark Pergola

 

 

Tuesday
Feb282017

BILLY ELLIOT at the Vintage Theatre!

FEBRUARY 3 – MARCH 19, 2017 - GET TICKETS!

Based on the world-wide hit movie, Billy Elliot, the Musical tells the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dreams come true.
Music and Lyrics by Elton John, Book by Lee Hall
Directed by Bernie Cardell
Tuesday
Feb282017

CHINGLISH at the Aurora Fox!

CHINGLISHRegional Premiere Badge

March 24-April 9 - GET TICKETS!

By David Henry Hwang

Miscommunication leads to crossed signals and culture clashes in this whip-smart comedy from David Henry Hwang, the Tony and Obie Award-winning writer of M. Butterfly. Hwang’s Chinglish is the snafu-filled story of a naïve American businessman who’s trying to conduct an important deal in China. He quickly learns just how much he doesn’t comprehend: His translators are unreliable, his consultant may be a fraud, and he’s captivated by Xu, a beautiful, seemingly supportive government official who talks the talk … though it’s unclear what she’s actually saying. The Aurora Fox presents this regional premiere of Hwang’s “deliriously funny” (Los Angeles Times) comedy about mistranslations and stranger-in-a-strange-land manners mishaps.

 

Tuesday
Feb282017

At Play in God's Creation: An illuminating coloring book show

New Work by Dan Sorensen

Opening Reception Friday, March 10, 7-10pm - 1400 Dallas - Aurora, Colorado

At Play in God's Creation: An illuminating coloring book show showcases the wildly popular coloring book for adults written by Tara M. Owens and illustrated by Daniel Sorensen. Daniel will feature illustrations that reflect the gamut of human response to the natural world, from abstract contemplation and rumination to sheer joy and ecstasy. For the exhibition, Daniel has created an 8 by 4 foot colorable wall mural from At Play. He invites everyone to come and experience the exuberance of coloring together.

Daniel, a long-time resident of Aurora, has been making art since before he can remember. His paintings and illustrations range from fun, colorful dragons and robots to intricately drawn coloring books. He is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design. A member of Rocky Mountain SCBWI and guildmate at St. Anselm Society in Colorado Springs, Daniel is busy creating art for a follow-up to At Play in God’s Creation. Playing and having fun is at the center of just about everything Daniel does.

Aurora Cultural Arts District Gallery and Studios (ACAD) is an art and performance space located at 1400 Dallas Street near East Colfax Avenue.

www.dansorensen.com

 

 

Friday
Feb242017

CALL FOR ARTWORK - ATOWN ART at the STanley!

The Aurora Cultural Arts District is opening up a pop up gallery space at the Stanley Marketplace on March 15th, 2017. ATOWN ART will be located in space E201 on the second floor. We're thrilled to be able to showcase Aurora Artists at this new breakthrough space!

We are curating the space and are looking for the best visual art is Aurora! We'll also be showcasing classes, pop up theatre and more special events. If you are interested in participating please email Tracy Weil at tracy@auroraculture.org for more information. If you'd like to show your work please email images of the pieces you'd like to exhibit. (include dimensions, medium and price) We are looking for artists that have a connection to Aurora, Colorado. Also please include a short bio. Our committee will be selecting approximately 30 works for this gallery setting. We will also have display cases for smaller items including jewelery, sculpture and crafts. Our goal is showcase the diversity of Aurora and all the great artists we have.

UPDATE: Travelers of the Lost Dimension will be using the space several times each week as a part of their pop up performance at the Stanley over the next few months. Visitors will be able to view the work exhibited at ATOWN ART daily. We are also asking artists to donate some time to help sit the gallery as part of showing their work. The gallery will only take a 25% commisson on all works sold. Send us your images ASAP!

Sunday
Jan082017

The ACADIA Project

We are pleased to announce that we have recieved a major grant from the Denver Foundation for The ACADIA Project! The Aurora Cultural Arts District (ACAD) has convened two partners - ‘FAX Aurora and Community Enterprise Development Services, to develop The ACADIA Project (TAP).

This program will identify refugee and immigrant artists in Aurora and help them build creative businesses to market and sell their crafts. We are working on raising additional funds to help fully realize this new project. If you'd like to contribute please click the donation button below.

This program will directly assist the artist and creative entrepreneurs in our community in pursuing their craft for economic success and self-sufficiency. The majority of program activities will be located in the Aurora Cultural Arts District, on the Colfax Corridor. This area is among the most culturally diverse areas in Colorado, with nearly 40% of the adult population identifying as foreign born. The area also has high levels of poverty, with over 43% of families living below the poverty line.

Funding will cover the costs of planning, outreach, recruitment, and training of program participants. The idea for the program came about via community conversations with over 18 community partners in early 2015. These groups pointed out the need for more engagement with our refugee and immigrant neighbors, and the need for economic development and support for these groups.

The collaborative partners all bring particular skill-sets and relationship to the project. ACAD will bring their experience in building creative business and supporting local artists. FAX Aurora will bring their relationships with small business owners and expertise in doing business in this area of Aurora. Community Enterprise Development Services will help identify refugee and immigrant artists. They will also assist program participants with micro-loans to build or expand their businesses. 

Friday
Dec022016

New artist studios in ACAD! 

Here is a great opportunity for artists that would like a space in the Aurora Cultural Arts District!

Next to Mu Brewery!

Call Scott for more info 303-364-1165. $1.50 per sq. ft. Great location on Colfax and Dayton!!