Ring of Fire Cape by Marie Josette
Ring of Fire Cape by Marie Josette

ArtWear Approaches

Our biennial wearable art celebration, the 16th ArtWear Fashion Week, will open on Friday, August 20th, with a dynamic Fashion Show. Tickets go on sale August 27th at the Lincoln Center Box Office. Seats are limited, so reserve them early!

A tradition since 1992, ArtWear Fashion Week is the creative brainchild of Gary Hixon and is a major fundraiser for the Lincoln Center's Visual Arts programs. It features original wearable art garments and accessories by artists from around the country. It's a busy opening weekend with the Fashion Show on Friday, September 20th; trunk shows and a gallery talk with featured artist Wylie Sofia Garcia on Saturday, September 21st; and KnitWear Fiber Arts Market on Sunday, September 22nd, 11am – 4pm. The Sales Gallery is open daily from September 21st through the 28th, and the Gallery Exhibition featuring "The Dress That Makes the Woman," original upcycled dresses created by Wylie Sofia Garcia will open on the evening of Friday, September 20th and run through November 2nd, 2013.

ArtWear Fashion Week Info

Cherry Blossom 10 by Chiaki Dosho
Cherry Blossom 10 by Chiaki Dosho

Quilts Enter Realm of Fine Art

Chiaki Dosho is an internationally recognized quilt artist from Japan. Her art quilt, "Cherry Blossom 10" won the $1000 Grand Prize in our 31st Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts exhibition. You can see this striking artwork, along with 47 other juried contemporary quilts through August 31st.

Thirty-one years ago, this Lincoln Center perennial favorite began with an exhibit of historic quilts and family heirlooms. Today advancements in surface design techniques, textiles and machine quilting technologies have changed the face of quilting. Through the creative vision of artists, contemporary quilting has entered the realm of fine art.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays, noon – 6:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed Sundays and Mondays, and is open for most evening theatre performances. Admission is free.

Visit the Art Gallery webpage for more information.

Healthy Tidbits

Have A Good Laugh For Health.

Laughing triggers the release of endorphins, a chemical in the brain that makes you feel good.

It stimulates organs by bringing more oxygen into the body.

And, it can help circulation and relax your muscles.

As an added bonus, a smile is contagious so you could make someone else happy and healthy.

The Best Shows - The Best Seats!

Tickets are on sale now for our 2013-2014 Performing Arts Season. Order today to secure the best seats for all the best shows that the Lincoln Center has to offer!

Season Highlights Include:
Natalie Merchant & The Fort Collins Symphony
Memphis - National Tour
Men Are From Mars-Women Are From Venus - Live
Elvis Lives – National Tour
West Side Story – National Tour
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Chick Corea & Béla Fleck
Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group

See the full season here.

New Use for Historic Building

The Lincoln Center is pleased to announce the opening of the Community Creative Center! This exciting use of the historic Carnegie Building at 200 Mathews Street offers a new gallery and performance space for community artists. The inaugural event was an "Open Hang," for which 160 local artists showed up with art in hand to hang on the crisp white walls of the beautiful old Carnegie Library Building. Over 200 people were in attendance at the Opening Reception that evening, and the place was abuzz with excitement! The Open Hang exhibition is open to the public on Saturdays, August 17th and 24th from noon – 4 p.m.

The Community Creative Center (CCC) is managed by the Lincoln Center and is a place for community artists to showcase their art and talent in a large visual arts gallery setting and an intimate space for arts and culture performances. These spaces are available for a nominal rental fee to artists who would like to share their art with the community. Starting in September, the rented spaces will be open to the public Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon – 6 p.m.

Gallery rentals are available on a weekly basis. Performance space rentals are available on an hourly basis. For more detailed information about rental rates and policies click here. Reservations for September 2013 and beyond will be taken beginning on Monday, August 12, 8 a.m.

Extra Parking During Performances

As our 2013-14 performing arts season begins, we are happy to announce that Otterbox has one again sponsored a parking agreement with the Lincoln Center. This opens up 65 extra parking spaces to be used for Lincoln Center-presented performances!

These spaces are located at the Lincoln Office Center at 419 Canyon Avenue (across the street to the west of the Lincoln Center) and are available for all performances presented by Lincoln Center. (These include all shows in the Showstoppers, Anything Goes, Dance and Imagination Series, plus our Special Events.) Parking signs will be posted during these events to let you know the lot is available for Lincoln Center patrons. The spaces are available for Lincoln Center patrons only during the duration of the performance.

We appreciate Otterbox's sponsorship and hope you enjoy the extra parking spaces they have shared with us!

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Colorado's Legendary Silver Queen Comes to Life

Opera Fort Collins opens the 2013-14 performing arts season with the favorite American opera The Ballad of Baby Doe. Based on the larger-than-life Colorado historical figures of Horace Tabor, Augusta Tabor, and Elizabeth "Baby Doe" Tabor, this two-act opera follows the quicksilver rise and fall of a 19th century Leadville mining baron. It is a rags-to-riches-to-rags tale from Tabor's first encounter with Baby Doe and the dissolution of his marriage from Augusta to the opulent life of mining millionaires and their tragic but predictable downfall. Composer Douglas Moore's most prominent work is one of the few American operas that reside in the standard repertory.

OFC is proud to introduce rising coloratura soprano Colleen Jackson as Baby Doe. She has just been picked by Opera Colorado as one of their coveted emerging artists - but you can see her here first!

Regional professional favorites Marcia Ragonetti (Augusta Tabor) and Bradley Thompson (Horace Tabor) join the production, along with Wes Kenney and the Fort Collins Symphony. Ms. Ragonetti was recently seen in OFC's Daughter of the Regiment and Dr. Thompson in Rigoletto.

This performance will be sung in English with easy-to-read supertitles.

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