The Blair Caldwell Library is finishing up a very productive year of programs and exhibits. Below is a list of events happening through out the month of December.
Youth Art Exhibit Featuring Students from Voices on Canvas and the Denver School of the Arts
Available until December 31
Level 3 - Cousins Gallery
Free and open to the public
Students from the Bridges of Silence Academy used Functional Art and Color Theory Figure Ground Study to create art objects using wooden boxes, hardware and found objects. Students also participated in a collaborative piece with Artist Michael Gadlin using acrylic on a 73x21 canvas. Youth Artists include: Leandra Augustin, Tessa Carrethers, Delilah Flores, Francisco Salazar and Angel Salyn.
Kathleen Casteel is the Founder and Executive Director of Voices on Canvas Inc., an organization that encourages children to find their voice through art. Voices On Canvas Inc. (VOCI) provides youth a platform to develop essential communication and civic skills, fostering expressive dialogue through the medium of art. VOCI's YES program strives to teach youth the importance of community in everyday life. Working through a three phase process, youth are able to understand how individuals, families, and communities interact to develop the built as well as social environments that create the communities in which we live. All of the activities in this program are art-based and work to not only educate youth but also foster creativity among the participants.
Denver School of the Arts is a comprehensive secondary arts magnet school (grades 6-12) in Denver Public Schools. In addition to a rigorous academic program, students engage in intensive studies in their selected art form. DSA is committed to fostering a lifelong love of the arts in a culturally diverse, academically challenging environment. The Visual Arts Department Mission is to provide students with a strong interest, or ability in visual arts the opportunity for in-depth study of all aspects of art. Our goal is to nurture individual vision, personal voice, and creative spirit while promoting a strong work ethic. Strong technical skill, conceptual thinking, critical analysis, aesthetic awareness, and historical background play integrated roles in our program.
Deb Rosenbaum, Visual Arts Department Director, is a National Board Certified art educator and practicing artist. She is a Denver native and graduate of Denver Public Schools. This exhibition features a selection of paintings by her students in grades 9 and 10.
PLEASE NOTE: Library hours are Monday and Wednesday 12-8 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed Sunday
The Life of Charlie Burrell: Breaking the Color Barrier in Classical Music – Booksigning
Saturday, December 6, 2 - 4 p.m.
Come celebrate the new autobiography of Charlie Burrell, the first person of color to play with a symphony orchestra (1949). Charlie will be telling stories, answering questions and signing books.
For more information contact Mitch Handelsman at 303-502-6887.
The Points Housing Summit 2014
Saturday, December 6, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
You can live in the Historic Five Points Community too! Let us show you how.
The Points Housing Summit Presented by Cha Ka Kyi & Associates
Key Note Speakers:
Metro State University Community Housing Team
Free and open to the public. For more information contact Cha Ka 720-435-7269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilman Albus Brooks, Blair-Caldwell Library, Neat Stuff, The P'ark, Colorado Impact, Brother Jeff, Graham Cracker Antiques, Ujamaa Market, Wise Harris Arms, Coffee@ the Point and A Taste of Haiti
Toys for Kids: Book and Toy Give Away
In Honor of the GPH Founder Mr. Omar Blair
Saturday, December 20, 2 - 4 p.m.
Book and Toy Give Away ~ Special Drawing
Take a Picture with Santa
Sign up for a library card and learn about the Library
Refreshments will be served
Ages 4 – 12 years of age
Must be accompanied by an adult
For more information contact:
Dr. Faye Rison, GPH Sertoma Chairman, 303-773-6852 or email email@example.com
Mrs. Terry Nelson, Blair-Caldwell Library, 720-865-2401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate Kwanzaa at the Library
You are invited to learn about and celebrate Kwanzaa. Each event will feature a performer and light refreshments.The word "Kwanzaa" comes from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza," meaning "first fruits." Kwanzaa begins on December 26 and ends with a communal feast called the Karamu on January 1. Kwanzaa is a seven-day holiday that celebrates Family, Community and Culture.
Friday, December 26, 2 p.m. @ Pauline Robinson
Saturday, December 27, 2 p.m. @ Blair-Caldwell
Monday, December 29, 11 a.m. @ Ford-Warren
Tuesday, December 30, 6 p.m. @ Bear Valley
Wednesday, December 31, 1pm @ Green Valley Ranch