Calendar of Events

June 19, 2012

Avenir: Hawaiian Quilts: God in Expression, Elizabeth Akana, Guest Curator

Hawaiian flag quilt, circa 1890

February 17 – August 2, 2012

Opening reception Friday, February 17, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Hawaiian Quilts from the Henry and Angela Hite Collection

Originally brought to the islands by New England missionaries, Hawaiian appliqué quilts are unique for their “snowflake” designs. Imbued with the myths and traditions of the native Hawaiian population and references to the plant life and mythology of the islands, Hawaiian quilts are among the most visually striking of all quilt designs.

Guest Curator, Elizabeth Akana is one of Hawaii’s premier quilt historians as well as a quilter, teacher and lecturer. She has been demonstrating the art of Hawaiian quilting since 1972 and has taught and lectured throughout the United States, New Zealand and Japan. As a guiding force behind the Hawaiian Quilt Research Project which documented hundreds of historic quilts throughout the islands, she has been an advocate for the preservation of this cultural art form. Her quilts are included in many private and corporate collections, and have been accepted in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions.

Lang Lang Chinese Tree Blossom, circa 1992

Silversword, circa 1984

Lobelia, circa 2002

Start: February 17, 2012 11:00 am
End: August 2, 2012 6:00 pm
Venue: Avenir Museum
Address:
1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO, 80523, United States

Summer Theatre Program: Kids Do It All 2012

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Four Sessions in 2012:
June 4 – 9, June 11 – 16, June 18 – 23, June 25 – 30

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Prices and Registration Form
Camp Website

Kids Do It All, one of the most innovative theatre programs in the country, was founded in 1991 at The Children’s School in La Jolla, Calif. by Walt Jones. This summer kids ages 7 – 13 will work in age appropriate groups to write, design and act in plays entirely of their own creation.

Colorado State University theatre faculty and graduate students, as well as theatre professionals who have worked in New York and in Los Angeles in theatre and television, show the kids how to do everything it takes to mount a fully-staged play in just one week: acting, writing, improvisation, design,  song composition – anything it takes to realize their ideas.

In addition to learning skills such as speech & voice projection, dance & movement, set & prop design, stage combat & vaudeville tricks, kids also get a head start in the critical areas of self-esteem, self-worth, working with others, collective problem solving, sense of community and public presence.

  • Work with other kids to create your own play
  • Rehearse in state-of-the-art facilities at the University Center for the Arts
  • In one week, the play you write goes on stage
  • CSU Theatre professionals teach you:
    • Acting
    • Movement & Voice
    • Song Writing
    • Stage Combat
    • Circus Skills
    • Props & Set Design
  • Get a bound copy of the script you write with dozens of photos
  • Go to an autograph-signing wrap party
Start: June 4, 2012 9:00 am
End: June 30, 2012 5:00 pm
Venue: University Center for the Arts
Address:
1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO, 80524, United States

2012 Summer Choral Conducting Institute

A week-long program focused on the study and development of choral conducting technique and choral pedagogy.

Click here for more information and registration.

Start: June 18, 2012 8:00 am
End: June 22, 2012 5:00 pm
Venue: University Center for the Arts
Address:
1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO, 80524, United States
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