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Arts and Entertainment

  • Two new staff members bring new directions to CAE

    The world of visual and performing arts is constantly changing. Artists explore new techniques, different media, or the conceptualization of life's poignant themes in new ways. Just as the artists themselves are evolving, so are the people behind the scenes who are forced to track the changes and even evoke some of their own, to keep our local art scene vibrant.

  • Colorado's hues inspire colorful exhibit

    Colorado’s name means “colored red” and is linked to the Colorado River. The river was dubbed “Rio Colorado” by early Spanish explorers because of the red color silt it carries from the mountains. When the area became an official territory in 1861, officials believed the term would be an apt moniker for our colorful lands. 

  • Artist’s inspiration flows from the power of water

    The floodwaters in Evergreen have receded, and community members are pulling together to support one another. Janice Sugg, the featured artist at Evergreen Fine Art, and gallery owner Barb Hadley had no way of knowing that the title of Sugg’s show would be so prophetic.

  • 'How to Succeed' is a success on all ledgers

    Did you ever wish there was a book that could tell you everything you need to know to be successful in life? In the case of StageDoor Theatre’s upcoming production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," the talented high school players don’t need a book to succeed. This silly and satirical production pokes fun at corporate culture and effortlessly transports the audience straight back to the skinny ties and A-line dresses of the "Mad Men" era.

  • Photographer's wanderlust led him to Colorado's beauty

    Many artists, photographers in particular, suffer from wanderlust. They can be seen perching with their tripods on the stone walls of Santorini or lugging their camera equipment through the rivers of Katmai, Alaska.

  • Mirada artists strive for emotional resonance

    Each year, the American Art Awards select 25 galleries with different strengths. In March 2013, Mirada Fine Art was named the AAA’s Best in Choice in Colorado and one the top 25 galleries in the nation.
    “Mirada Fine Art has impressed us with their history, drive and unique trajectory,” says Thom Bierdz, president of the American Art Awards.

  • ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ musical looks at good versus evil

    As the late-summer days grow shorter, and the shadows begin to lengthen, children start planning for Halloween. The costume catalogs are filled with ghosts and mad scientists, and point to our human obsession with the underbelly of life.

  • Roger Ambrosier: six decades of artistic inspiration

    Evergreen is fortunate to have a large artistic community, rich in both experience and media. But of all the mountain area artists, only one can claim six decades of continual artistic work in a range of more than 15 media. For this reason, the Center for the Arts Evergreen is pleased to present “Six Decades of an Artist’s Journey: Roger Ambrosier.”

  • 'How to Succeed' is a success on all ledgers

    Did you ever wish there was a book that could tell you everything you need to know to be successful in life? In the case of StageDoor Theatre’s upcoming production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," the talented high school players don’t need a book to succeed. This silly and satirical production pokes fun at corporate culture and effortlessly transports the audience straight back to the skinny ties and A-line dresses of the "Mad Men" era.

  • 'Young Frankenstein' is music to our fears

    The American Association of Community Theaters is a nonprofit organization that represents more than 7,000 theaters in the United States. Those 7,000 community theaters present more than 45,000 productions each year and reach 7.5 million audience members. In this dizzying world of statistics, it is rare that a community theater can boast about a premiere. In the case of StageDoor Theater, September is a month for boasting. StageDoor’s first production of the 2013-14 season is a regional premiere of the hilarious Mel Brooks’ show “Young Frankenstein.”