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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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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.