Center for the Arts Evergreen

Center for the Arts Evergreen's mission is to enrich and serve our mountain community by promoting and cultivating the arts through quality educational programs, exhibitions, and events. We invite you to help us sustain CAE's ability to bring the arts and the community together this CO Gives Day.

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Visual Arts Exhibitions

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

General Public/Unspecified

Description

Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) hosts 12 exhibitions annually in our main gallery, and six in our collaborative partner's, CenterStage, gallery facility. These exhibitions present all media (including two-dimensional and three-dimensional) and provide styles ranging from Contemporary to traditional. Our annual Calendar Show provides patrons the chance to see cutting edge art. This year we look forward to Quang Ho, Michelle Torrez and Suk Shuglie to be among the participating artists in our Dreams Calendar show. The High School show allows the students of the area to have the opportunity to exhibit their work. We also highlight a different elementary school in our gallery year round. We strive to broaden, deepen and diversity our audience by offering exhibits that educate the community and provides the arts of minority and ethnic cultures. We look forward to our Native American show in 2008. In 2006, EAC exhibitions included 498 artists.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Center for the Arts Evergreen has a high attendance rate on a regular basis. We continue to attract full houses at our Last Friday Gallery walks. We are currently gathering information to determine the satisfaction % of the exhibitions offered.

Art Education (On-Site)

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)

Description

Center for the Arts Evergreen continues to grow our Education Program. The Center is filled year round with classes ranging from Mornings with moms and tots to summer camps for kids to retired seniors who find fulfilling recreation in this facility. CAE also offers year round education through our exhibitions. CAE honors our mission of art excellence through our exhibit series. Examples of these shows are The Self Portrait show displaying local artist self interpretation, while a modernist exhibition of international artist Herbert Bayer provided audiences with a taste of the accomplished. We complement many shows with a Brown Bag Lecture as well as gallery tours by visiting artists and jurors, on-site demonstrations, hands-on workshops and printed materials. All of these educational opportunities are designed to broaden, deepen and diversify the level of public awareness and engagement with each class and exhibition. Scholarships for art classes are available.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Our classes continue to grow. We continue to attract superior teachers and our classrooms are filled. The surveys that have been distributed to the community at large by EPRD show that there is a desire for more art classes to be offered at CAE. We have outgrown our space and look forward to extending our class offerings in the future in our new facility.

Art Education (Outreach)

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens

Description

Center for the Arts Evergreen currently provides outreach through four programs: Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series offers free year round art history lectures and discussions by art historians and experts. . "Share the moment" a new program for adults with memory loss. So far very popular and wildly successful. Headed up by Celia Sladek and specialized trained docents. A similar program young adults and older children with both physical and mental challenges. . Concerts, big and small. Guest speakers, special guest teachers for workshops. All are outreach. Almost all are free, concerts a minimal charge, workshops class pricing.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Our outreach programs have longevity. The Brown Bag Lunch series is in its third year. We have successfully completed an ARK Initiative program and look forward to providing this program again for a second year. We have students from ARK signed up for Scholarship classes. We also have the support of the community who shows up for these events and supports our efforts. Articles from the local papers have been written about all of these programs.

Summerfest and Winterfest

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Families
General population
Children (3 -12 years)

Description

Our two annual Arts and Crafts festivals, Summerfest and Winterfest, each draw more than 5,000 people to the area. The events provide an opportunity for over 200 artists to exhibit and sell their work. The festivals also provide an opportunity for local vocal and performing groups and students to perform on stage. The "hands-on" Art Activities area allows adults and children to participate in visual art activities and projects.

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Evidence of Program's Success

These festivals have been in existence for decades and continue to grow.

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