October is Engage Art Month In Colorado
We can say goodbye to Summer. It’s time to Fall into art!
This October, the Pikes Peak region will celebrate Arts Month as a way to highlight the quality, diversity and value of arts & culture in our community.
Orchestrated by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (see peakradar.com), our local Arts Month initiative, called Engage Art, will coincide with National Arts & Humanities Month, which was established in 1993 and is observed every October throughout the United States.
The national program was initiated to encourage Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives, and to begin a lifelong habit of participation in the arts and humanities. Over the past two decades, it has become the nation’s largest collective annual celebration of the arts. October 2014 marks the first time that the Pikes Peak region will join in this national effort.
This October you will find many special events at galleries, museums and music venues – opportunities to explore and engage art to enrich your life. We invite you to participate with us in two special opportunities to engage the art of jazz.
1. The Jazz Engagement at Bemis School Of Art – Begins October 1
This one month adventure into the jazz experience is the current version of our “jazzinar” series which has delighted participants since 2011. The program uses live and recorded music to transform your ability to listen to, understand and enjoy jazz.
This experience, which includes four seminars and one live jazz concert, is our second at Bemis. The last class was filled 50% with people new to jazz and 50% experienced jazz lovers. All wrote that the series dramatically increased their ability to enjoy jazz and other music!
Click here to see details and enrollment at Bemis. (Not for you this time? Please share the information and help others engage jazz.)
2. The Return of The Jazz Soiree – October 10
After taking the Summer off, the Jazz Soirée returns with some great players, some straight ahead jazz and a few new twists. A great rhythm section is a thing of beauty as they play their way through well loved jazz standards. Come join us and hear Denver’s Hanson, Stone and Smith with yours truly. We’re back at Soirée 100 S. Tejon. Bring your smart phone or iPad and participate in some extra fun. Click here for details and Early Bird tickets at $5 off!
Whichever adventure you choose – be it paintings, sculpture, dance, jazz or more, engage Colorado Springs art and artists this month for more pleasure in your life.
Be well and happy until we see you again,