Featured Artist: Naomi Susan Schwartz Jacobs

Naomi Susan Schwartz Jacobs began creating digital paintings in 2008. "Motivated by color, each painting is a journey that develops organically, sometimes entirely abstract, occasionally partly figurative." Check out what she has going on for Boulder Arts Week.

Describe your work in 10 words or less:

Bright, colorful, uplifting, spiritual, Jewish/Kabbalah, digitally created, abstract, semi-abstract

 

Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

I fell in love with a piece at the Arts and Crafts Co-op, a collage on metal which said “the  highest peace is the peace between opposites” and included the Hebrew word for life. For me, creating art is indeed about integrating different parts of oneself  and the cosmos, which Kabbalah would say is the same process.

 

If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?

Slightly further afield, I would like to collaborate with Denver Jewish artist, Martin Mendelsberg, who has created a font based on the script used in the Torah. I’ve done some initial work using the Hebrew alphabet in my work and I’d like to expand it.

 

What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

I will be inviting visitors to my home gallery to see my paintings printed on stretched canvas and metal, as well as affordable smaller prints in various sizes.There also will be an opportunity to see my computer animations, many based on my paintings.

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Then what?

I’ve applied to three local gallery/art show opportunities. There is a good chance also that I will be exhibiting at the Lafayette Library this summer. One of my paintings also has been accepted to a national exhibit emphasizing the Jewishness of Jesus.

Featured Artists: JoLee Wingerson

JoLee Wingerson has provided critical support for Boulder Arts Week by organizing volunteers to conduct surveys, and last week, she'll finally had the chance to participate as an artist. Here, she tells us a little bit about her work as a storyteller.

Describe your work in 10 words or less:

I’m a writer and storyteller.

 

Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

About five years ago at the Dairy Center, I attended a mesmerizing show by a female performance artist. In the work, she supported her performance with spontaneously created layers of music, images, sound, lights and natural elements on her computer to tell the story of the history of life on Earth. It was quite compelling.

 

If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?

I’d collaborate with Barb Colombo, a passionate and gifted photographer who sees the world through the eyes of love.

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What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

On Saturday, March 29, at 10 am, I’ll read three of my children’s stories at Common Threads. Kids up to age 105 are welcome.


Then what?

Organic cookies for everyone! 

Featured Artist: Pinque Clark

Photographer Pinque Clark was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas and currently lives in Boulder. Pinque has a bachelor's degree in Geology but prefers working in photography. She loves both color and black & white, and boasts a photographic style which is modern and distinctive with a timeless, classical edge. 

Describe your work in 10 words or less:

Photography is a thirst that I cannot quench.

Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

I feel privileged to serve on the board of Open Arts Open Studios for the past 4 years.  It has given me the opportunity to interact with hundred's of Boulder County's talented artists.  

 

If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?

I would be honored to work with Jerry Wingren because I respect the simplicity of his art.

 

What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

I plan to attend as many art events as possible.  I am thrilled that my favorite nail salon, Ten20 Nail and Waxing Spa, offered me the opportunity to display my art. 

 

Then what?

I am looking forward to my art show in Arezzo, Italy in June and then part of 2 other shows in Boulder in July and August.

Featured Event: Celebration of the Arts, a Fundraiser for Boulder Arts Week 2015

Deborah Malden, Arts Liaison at the Boulder Chamber and Boulder Arts Week steering committee member, has been working hard to help make Boulder Arts Week's Inaugural Year a smash. She's spent much of her time putting together the Celebration of the Arts as a Fundraiser for the 2015 Boulder Arts Week, and has managed to score quite an impressive line up of local performers and artists for the event. 

Describe your work in 10 words or less: 

Championing the arts in Boulder!

 

 

Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:  

I saw an early rehearsal of 3rd Law Dance/Theater and Boulder Bach Festival creating Obstinate Pearl for Boulder Arts Week. The dance/music collaboration was awesome.  I wish I had it on video for everyone to see! In theater this season, I loved square product theatre’s Gidion’s Knot, The Catamounts' There Is A Happiness That Morning Is and Boulder Ensemble Theater Company’s Seminar. It’s incredible how much great, challenging theater there is right here in Boulder!  

 

If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why? 

Adam F. Bradley who created The Anthology of Rap. I would love to bring Adam and choreographers Katie Elliott and Nancy Cranbourne together. The blend of rap music, modern dance and jazz would be fabulous!

Gregg Tobo, Astonishing Productions

Gregg Tobo, Astonishing Productions

What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?  

Helping the Boulder Chamber do its part to shine a light on the great artists in this town by hosting CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS @ The Boulder Theater on April 2nd.   We have a remarkable group of artists performing, and I hope there’s huge turnout to show support for them and Boulder’s arts community. The $10 ticket price (free to children under 16) will help fund Boulder Arts Week 2015! The lineup includes:  a cappella trio VOXY; a film premiere for the Boulder Tattoo Project;  gospel music Cantabile Singers; magician Gregg Tobo/Astonishing Productions; critically acclaimed musicians Janet Feder, Junior Burke and Paul Fowler; up-and-coming rockers from the School of Rock House Band; powerful jazz dancer Kelsey Kempfer; and more a cappella music from the co-ed, post-collegiate group bFlatirons! Our Master of Ceremonies will be Emily K. Harrison, a theatrical powerhouse (square product theatre) in her own right and Boulder Arts Week’s very own Project Manager.

School of Rock House Band

School of Rock House Band

Then what? 

Planning for Boulder Arts Week 2015! I’ll also be talking to artists, arts organizations and businesses to build an arts council at the Boulder Chamber (if anyone reads this and wants to know more, please contact me!) and getting ready to dance in Nancy Cranbourne’s next dance showcase, baddaboom, at The Dairy in the October. (There’s also a mini-showcase at The Dairy on April 19th.)

Featured Artist: Mary Wohl Haan & HAAN Dances

Mary Wohl Haan of HAAN Dances is a staple in the Boulder arts scene. A teacher, choreographer, and performer, Haan is also a fierce advocate for and supporter of the arts in Boulder, and serves as Coordinator of the Boulder Arts Commission's Dance Bridge, a resource and networking project for dance and the Boulder community.

Describe your work in 10 words or less:

Dramatic, lyrical, roughly hewn, soulfully sensual –and sometimes damn funny!


Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

Bebe Miller Dance Company was in town years ago doing a small showing at CU and I still remember a moment in one of the dances where they gently touch arms - it was like I could feel the touch myself.


If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?

Any one of the fabulous teachers and artists who have come out of Naropa & CU and are here in town producing work.


What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

Teaching a FREE Modern Dance Class on Tuesday, April 1st (don’t be no fool – come to the class).  5:45 – 7 pm. at Community Dance Collective, 2020B 21st St. Inter. Level, teens & adults welcome.  We’ll move through space, delve into weight-play and have fun. Try something new! Wear comfortable clothes, bare feet and bring a water bottle. (The studio is behind Spruce Pool or the Boulder Furniture Store on Pearl and doors open at 5:30pm). 


Then what?

I’ll be showing a new dance-in-progress: Saturday, April 19, Casual Spring Dance Showing of Nancy Cranbourne and friends - yes, I’m a friend! 2 p.m. at the Dairy, $10.  This thing sells out cause there are so many cool people involved and fabulous dancers – get your tickets now.  After that…look for me on the Pearl St. Mall and around town this summer, new projects in-the-works. haandances.com


Featured Organization: RAW

RAW is "an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists." Johnnie Kuhn, the RAW Showcase Director for the Boulder chapter, took a moment to fill us in on what RAW Boulder has in mind for the first ever Boulder Arts Week.

Describe your work in 10 words or less:

We host creative extravaganzas spotlighting independent talent in the community.

Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

Watching our artists get approached by galleries, boutiques and shops to further their exposure and career ambitions.  

 

If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?  

Anyone who wishes to showcase their best with us! This can be in film, fashion, hair/makeup, visual art, photography, body painting, performance art, accessory and fashion design and music! 

 

What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

Hosting a mixer so people can meet the RAW: Boulder Showcase Director, and learn more about the organization while enjoying paintings and drawings by February artist, Summer Fox, and 2013 musician, Joe Olney.

 

Then what? 

We hope artists will consider showcasing with us during our 2014 season. Submit a profile today for consideration: RAWartists.org


Featured Artist: Ptarmigan String Quartet

The Ptarmigan String Quartet will play two shows in unexpected venues during Boulder Arts Week, meaning that folks in Boulder will have the opportunity to engage with the arts whether they like it or not. Victoria Bryan, cellist for the group, filled us in on what they have planned.

Describe your work in 10 words or less:

A professional string quartet that performs for special events.

Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

Boulder and surrounding communities have great symphony orchestras.

Three of our musicians perform with local symphonies and chamber music ensembles.  The opportunity to attend these kinds of concerts and to perform in local orchestras enriches us and everyone in our community involved with music.

 

If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?

We enjoy performing music for art show openings and would love to work with any Boulder artist(s) who is having an up-coming opening. We would also enjoy collaborating with the University of Colorado Theater Department.

What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

Ptarmigan String Quartet will perform two concerts of Classic Rock and Roll (Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Stones) on April 5, 2014. The first performance will be from noon-1:30 PM at McGuckin Hardware; the second performance will be at the madelife store where we will collaborate to present live music accompanied by a beautiful video collage created by madelife staff.

 

Then what?

We are scheduled to perform music for a CU Theater salon in May, and many other special events throughout the summer including weddings and receptions. 

Featured Artist: Boulder Bassoon Quartet

The Boulder Bassoon Quartet has a show TONIGHT! Woah. Here's how they roll:

Describe your work in 10 words or less:
Original and familiar tunes - all on bassoons.

Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:
“Darrelpalooza.” Our first performance was a benefit concert for a fellow bassoon student battling cancer. We teamed up with all the bassoonists at CU plus renowned composer and Boulder resident Bill Douglas. It worked! We reached a large audience, surpassed fundraising expectations and, best of all, our friend is now the cancer-free bassoon professor at Louisiana State University.

If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?
An architect, to create a much-needed performing arts center in Boulder.


What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?
We’re performing Saturday 3/29 at 7:30pm at the Boulder Piano Gallery.
Come listen to the warm, dark, reedy voice of the bassoon as we play selections from original works and familiar arrangements, including pieces by local composers Bill Douglas and Kent Hurd.


Then what?
We have a big, ambitious project in the works culminating with an international trip! We’ll be performing at Boulder International Fringe Festival and many other interesting venues in the fall.

For more about us and to follow our adventures, check out our site.

Today: We Blast Off.

The day we've all been waiting for has arrived: the very first day of the very first Boulder Arts Week! Woah.

Shawn Huckins' Paint Chip Series @ Art + Soul Gallery

Shawn Huckins' Paint Chip Series @ Art + Soul Gallery

We hope you'll help us celebrate this new beginning by coming out to the FREE Kick Off Party today at The Dairy @ 5:30! There will be live music, food and drink, special performances by Frequent Flyers Productions, and the chance to engage with members of Boulder's creative community.

After the party: there are a variety of events for arts patrons to choose from, including art openings, performances, and workshops.

The list of events and participants continues to grow, so make sure you keep an eye on the calendar to ensure you know exactly what's happening every day in Boulder as part of Boulder Arts Week. Need the calendar on the go? Download the Guidebook for Boulder Arts Week on your smartphone or tablet for FREE!

The Boulder Theater

The Boulder Theater

Be sure to get on your calendar: The Boulder Chamber's Celebration of the Arts, a fundraiser for Boulder Arts Week 2015 at the historic Boulder Theater! The evening will feature a cappella trio VOXY, a film premiere by the Boulder Tattoo Project, gospel music performed by Cantabile Singers, magician Gregg Tobo/Astonishing Productions, critically acclaimed musicians Janet Feder, Junior Burke and Paul Fowler, up-and-coming rockers from the School of Rock House Band, a performance by dancer Kelsey Kempfer, and more a cappella music from the co-ed, post-collegiate group bFlatirons!  The evening will be emceed by Emily K. Harrison, a theatrical powerhouse in her own right and Boulder Arts Week’s very own Project Manager!

Tickets for this fundraiser are only $10! Doors at 7:30. Don't miss it!

We hope to see you around town this week! Get your arts on, Boulder.

 

Featured Artist: Boy Girl Band

Boy Girl Band's Emily Takahashi provided us with succinct responses regarding the band's participation in Boulder Arts Week. 

Describe your work in 10 words or less:

Spontaneous, improvisational orchestra inviting all musical genres and poetry

Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

Participating with 3rd Law Dance company at the Dairy Center/collaborating with theatre performance program at Naropa University (that’s 2!)

 

If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?

Ars Nova Singers

What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

A performance at Grace Lutheran Church

 

Then what?

Continuing our adventure with the Deep Listening concert series

 

Featured Artist: TinHOUSE Experimental Dance Theatre

Joanna Rotkin of TinHOUSE Experimental Dance Theatre generally makes quite a mess, but she cleans up real nice for Boulder Arts Week. See what TinHOUSE has on the books for Boulder Arts Week and beyond.

Describe your work in 10 words or less:

Staking out territory with the tenacity of a guard dog.

Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

Requiem for a Snowflake by Bobby Dartt and Songs of Meat & Cake by square product theatre. I loved these shows so much...they moved me, made me laugh and cry, and pushed the edges of performance. I felt my whole being exploding and blasting off witnessing these shows. I feel like my cellular structure changed after seeing these shows.

If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?

I am already collaborating with Laura Ann Samuelson of Hoarded Stuff Performance and loving it. I am hoping to make something with Emily K. Harrison for Hoarded Stuff's Failure Festival in November; and am hoping to create a children’s show at some point with Bobby Dartt.

What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

We will be presenting a new version of The Great Green on Saturday, March 29th at madelife. The Great Green is a show TinHOUSE and Hoarded Stuff originally presented as part of the Boulder Fringe and have since taken to a few other performance festivals around the US. We'll be sharing the evening with Kelsie Huff and square product theatre. Tickets here

Then what?

We're off to Puebla, Mexico to perform The Great Green at the Foro Performatica. In April, we'll start work on a new project, Chalk Talk, with 7 dancers (ages 22-82), to be performed at the North Boulder Rec Center as part of the Boulder International Fringe Festival!

Featured Artist: The Boulder Tattoo Project & Locheart Arts

The Boulder Tattoo Project, which has connected more than 200 people in Boulder and features poetry by Anne Waldman and tattoo art designed by Vincent Bachert of Claw and Talon Tattoo, will premiere a short documentary about the project during Boulder Arts Week. We asked Project Manager Chelsea Locheart of Locheart Arts to give us the skinny. 

 

 

Describe your work in 10 words or less:

A community connected through a love poem to Boulder.

 

Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

During a community art show in a warehouse in North Boulder, I had a few pieces of art hanging and Robert Venosa stopped by and talked with me about my art.  That was a very rewarding moment.

 

If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?

They don’t know it yet, but I have plans to collaborate with Android Jones, the Boulder Ballet, and the Boulder Symphony.

What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

Locheart Arts will be showing the premiere of the final film of the Boulder Tattoo Project on April 2, from 7:30-9:30pm as part of a fundraiser of Boulder Arts Week 2015 at the Boulder Theater

Then what?

I am expanding my children’s art program, Little Locheart Arts, and aim to launch Children’s Art Month in the Spring of 2015.  

Featured Artist: Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company

The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company opens their latest production just as Boulder Arts Week kicks off! Producing Ensemble Director Stephen Weitz took some time out of his busy schedule to fill us in on the haps.

photo by Michael Ensminger

photo by Michael Ensminger

Describe your work in 10 words or less:

Wonderful stories.  Wonderfully told.

Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

I remember walking into the Chautauqua Auditorium when I first moved to Boulder and thinking, “what a fantastic space!”  I still think it’s a tremendous place to experience art. 

 

If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?

I’ve always dreamed about collaborating with Frequent Flyers on an “aerial combat” piece. 

photo by Michael Ensminger

photo by Michael Ensminger

What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

BETC will be presenting the world premiere of And The Sun Stood Still by Pulitzer-finalist Dava Sobel.  This piece about the life of Copernicus is a tremendous bridge between the scientific and cultural parts of our community. 


 

Then what?

And The Sun Stood Still will run until April 20th and then we close out our 8th season with a regional premiere production of This by Melissa James Gibson.  We’ll also be announcing our new season on April 12.  Stay tuned!

Featured Artist: Bouldering Poets

Bouldering Poets, a collective of writers and performer who host a monthly series at locations throughout Boulder, is preparing a very special edition for Boulder Arts Week. We asked Elyse Brownell to fill us in on this dynamic and burgeoning group and their plans for the future.


Describe your work in 10 words or less:

A monthly performance series showcasing poets, writers, and musicians.


Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

Naropa’s Summer Writing Program (SWP)* immediately comes to mind. There is no other place where you are given the opportunity to encounter so many talented writers and performers. Not only that, but you are able to interact with them during their workshops, lectures, and readings.  SWP is a reminder of what happens when a confined space, such as your own life, is bombarded by brilliance, raw-talent, and honesty, and it all resides in an environment only Naropa can create.

*Note from Boulder Arts Week: public registration for Naropa's Summer Writing Program is NOW OPEN! You don't have to be a student at Naropa to take workshops from some of the best and brightest writer's from around the world during this month-long program - these workshops and events are open to the community! Click HERE for more information.


If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?

Bouldering Poets would love to have Andrea Gibson at a future event.  A Boulderite herself, she shows poets and performers that you can make a living doing what you love.  We are also constantly looking for ways to expand our format by featuring experimental performance artists who are willing to challenge the space: performers like, Edwin Torres, Michelle Ellsworth, M. NourbeSe Philip, and Anne Waldman.


What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

We have scheduled our monthly installment during Boulder Arts Week in hopes we will reach more communities and provide a space where anyone can be immersed in poetry and performance.  We are featuring Seattle poet, Graham Isaac, Erie poet, Martin Balgach, and Boulder poet and musician, Angel Dominguez.  Each month, we aim to showcase a variety of artists by bringing in both established and emerging performers and keeping the space open for the audience to interact during the open mic, which begins after the features.  We will be at Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place at 7:30PM on Thursday, April 3, 2014.  There is a $5 cover.


Then what?

Our 2 year anniversary event is in May, and we will continue doing what we do every month.  We are always looking for new features and/or new venues. If you’re interested you can contact us at boulderingpoets@gmail.com, Facebook, or boulderingpoets.wordpress.com/


  

Call for Artists: Work Using Reclaimed Materials

Got Art?

ReSource is joining forces with Boulder Arts Week to put on an exhibition of ReSourced Art onsite at the ReSource yard.

If you'd like to submit a sculptural piece made from reclaimed materials, email Melissa @ mtamura@resourceyard.org by March 24th. Art will be exhibited outside on the lot from March 28th - April 6th with a special interactive art day happening on Saturday April 5th

Featured Artist: Samba Colorado Dance Company

Nothing reflects the energy and vibrancy of Brazilian culture quite like Samba music and dance. We asked Kebrina Josefina De Jesus to fill us in on what Samba Colorado Dance Company has on the books for Boulder Arts Week.

Describe your work in 10 words or less:

Samba: “Brasil’s unambivalent joy.” Samba Colorado Dance Company, classes, entertainment.

Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

I enjoy walking down 30th street and seeing the mountains of Scott Carpenter Park. I love the green grass, people playing in the park and sitting with friends on top of the hill reading a book, loving the sun.

 

If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?

I would love to collaborate with a visual artist to create dance/theatre fusion work.

 

What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

Holding a Zumba Party to support Samba Colorado Dance Company.

 

 

Then what?  

We shall continue to educate the community on Brazilian Samba culture, music and dance through weekly dance classes, workshops and shows throughout Colorado as well as provide high quality entertainment in the form of Brazilian dance shows for private and public events and to share the love, joy, celebration and passion of Brazilian music, dance & culture to the world.

Featured Artist: Sharon Glassman & The Lazy Person's Book Club

Sharon Glassman knows you're busy. With everything you have going on, who has time to read, right? Let's face it: reading really interferes with napping and eating. That's why she started The Lazy Person's Book Club, a monthly event that allows an audience to sit back, relax, and let someone else do the reading.

Describe your work in 10 words or less:

Funny, smart stories & songs with heart.

Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

Stumbling across The Motet play at the Boulder bandshell with Rockin' Robin hosting on a summer afternoon. I had recently moved to town, wandered over and had my mind blown in a good way: blue sky, great band, tons of folks dancing, sunshine and a library just across the street!

 

If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?

Junior Burke. I was introduced to Junior Burke's songs by Andy at Albums on the Hill and am in love with his songwriting and commitment to performance and storytelling.

 

 

What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

Performing a live episode and songs from my comic-novel-with-songs Blame It On Hoboken with special guests Emily K. Harrison and jazz guitarist/vocalist Laurie Dameron at Shine at 3pm on Sunday, April 6th. The event is called The Lazy Person's Book Club

 

Then what?

I'll be performing Blame It On Hoboken songs & Lazy Person's Book Club shows at FocoMX (April 26th), Still Cellars Distillery & Arthouse in Longmont (May-Aug) and releasing an EP of Blame It On Hoboken songs to folk radio stations nationwide. 

Also! Check out sharonglassmanlive.com for updates on Blame It On Hoboken at libraries and home book clubs in BoCo, FoCo and beyond.

Featured Artist: The Boulder Filmmaking Incubator

The Boulder Filmmaking Incubator has big plans for Boulder Arts Week and beyond. Marianne Leviton fills us in on the haps.

Describe your work in 10 words or less:

An environment where filmmakers can share experiences, problem solve, collaborate.

Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

Open Studios Tour 2005 – At her studio, Susan Albers had a bench with paper and paints set up for visitors to explore painting. How inviting! My husband and I put paint to paper and became smitten with the creativity. Shortly afterwards, I began studying fine art at academies in Boulder. Now, between film projects, I find I can’t wait to immerse myself in our beautiful, Boulder countryside and create plein air paintings – somehow therapeutic but really, just plain fun.

If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why

As filmmakers, we frequently collaborate with all kinds of Boulder artists.  The art of filmmaking is complex and involves creatives from myriad disciplines including fine and graphic artists, composers, cinematographers, performers, writers, etc.  Incubator collaborators include: Mike Scalisi/Editor, Academy Award winner, The Cove; Steve Glotzer/Composer (his music has been featured on shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Knight Rider, and in Diane Sawyers’s documentary, Children of the Mountains); and Jeff Orlowski/Director, Chasing Ice – a Sundance award winner that made Wall Street Journal news and has been screened for Congress.  There’s a reason Boulder has been selected as one of the best towns in the country for filmmakers to live and work in!

What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

On Friday, April 4, 6:30PM – 8:30PM, we will host a free event at Boulder Digital Arts: “The Art of Filmmaking” – an evening of independent films created and presented by Boulder filmmakers.  These filmmakers work in a vast array of styles.  Some work on Hollywood blockbusters, some do commercial/industrial work, and some take a strong, artistic approach and create avant-garde/experimental pieces.  Boulder is also an active center for documentary film production.  On this evening, filmmakers will present their work and then discuss the art and process of filmmaking.  This is sure to be an interesting and entertaining event.   No need to be shy, we’re looking forward to audience questions.

Then what? 

I will be completing a feature documentary, A Line in the Sand, with my production company, Whistling Boulder Productions, Inc.  The Boulder Filmmaking Incubator ­­– now in its 9th year - will continue to meet monthly at Boulder Digital Arts.  We bring in industry speakers such as Colorado Film Commissioner Donald Zuckerman, Vincent Gonzales (1st AD on The Walking Dead), and Meryem Ersoz (supervising producer for Dear Eleanor) to inform and inspire Colorado filmmakers.

Featured Artist: Hippieman

We caught up with local comedian John Novosad, aka Hippieman, to see if he'd be cool sharing his brownie recipe with us. He was like, "no way, man," but was more than willing to answer our questions. Turns out, he's got big plans for Boulder Arts Week, and even bigger plans for America.

Describe your work in 10 words or less:

I am a nationally touring Stand-up comedian.

 

 

 

Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

Concerts at the Boulder Theater: Arlo Guthrie, Richard Thompson and Doctor John are a few that come to mind.

If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?

Musicians and dancers to create a variety show that features comedy, music and big production numbers.


What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

I will be performing in Hippieman’s Plan for America on April 3rd at the Dairy Center. It’s a show that illustrates comedic solutions to our country’s problems.


Then what?

I will make a sandwich, eat it and continue to tour comedy clubs across the nation.