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Apr
25
Thu
Recycled @ Gallery@SBL
Apr 25 – Oct 1 all-day
Recycled @ Gallery@SBL | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Recycled draws attention to the man-made and natural art that is part of our everyday life. The opening of Recycled coincides with Earth Day, a global celebration of clean air, land and water.

All work is created by students in the Summit School District.

Photo: Joe Kusumoto

Jun
13
Thu
The Travelers + The Birds @ Breckenridge Arts District + Blue River Plaza
Jun 13 – Jul 14 all-day
The Travelers + The Birds @ Breckenridge Arts District + Blue River Plaza | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

The Travelers (Les Voyageurs) and The Birds (Les Oiseaux) are ethereal, illuminated artworks created from sculpted wire by French artist Cédric Le Borgne. Sitting on roofs, perched in trees or suspended in the air, the human and bird forms react to their environment and create a subtle link between the earth and sky, between dreams and reality.

Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts, in partnership with Town of Breckenridge.

Taming of the Shrew @ Breckenridge Theater
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 7 @ 6:30 pm
Taming of the Shrew @ Breckenridge Theater | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

The play opens as the student Lucentio arrives in Padua. He hears that the merchant Baptista has two daughters, but the younger, prettier daughter, Bianca, cannot be married before her strong-willed sister, Katherina.

Taming of the Shrew written by William Shakespeare

Presented by Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Run Time: 2 Hours with Intermission
Rating: PG

Dates: June 13, 2019 through July 7, 2019
Shows Start at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday
Shows Start at 6:30pm on Sunday

Location: Breckenridge Theater

Ticket Prices:
Adults $35.00; Children 16 and under $25.00

Jun
16
Sun
Clay Hand Building @ Ceramic Studio
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Clay Hand Building @ Ceramic Studio | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

This class will experience clay hand building through the method of slab construction and slab manipulation, pinching and coiling to create decorative and also functional pieces. Projects will include cylinder vessels, slab boxes and pockets, tumblers, cups, mugs and plates. This class will also explore using under glazes and sgraffito techniques for surface decoration as well as texture techniques and slip trailing that will make your utilitarian pieces come to life with design.

Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes clay, use of tools, and other studio equipment

Instructor: Melissa Michel

Jun
18
Tue
Creative Play for Pre-K @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
Jun 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Creative Play for Pre-K @ Quandary Antiques Cabin | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Bring your toddler/Pre-K kiddos to the Arts District Campus for a mini class for mini-artists. Projects are thirty minutes long and will provide parents an opportunity to be creative with their young ones. We will work on fine, gross and sensory motor skills along with cognitive, social and language development as they get crafty with unique, fun and artistic projects.

For ages 1 – 5. To ensure a spot, register online. Parents must register at Old Masonic Hall for first-time participants. NEW! $156 for Unlimited Creative Play for Pre-K Season Pass (May – Aug) – 25% savings!

Instructor: Paige P. Scheuermann

Beginner Welding @ Hot Shop
Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Beginner Welding @ Hot Shop | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

In this beginner welding class, students will learn oxy-acetylene welding techniques to produce unique sculptural projects. Our instructor will also cover: methods for identifying metals; surface preparation for scrap welding; and aesthetic and protective surface treatment for finished pieces. No prior experience is required, and materials are included in the cost for this class.

Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes metal, use of gas, and other studio equipment.

Instructor: Lou Bibeau

Woodworking Basics @ Fuqua Livery Stable
Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Woodworking Basics @ Fuqua Livery Stable | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

In these intro classes we will go over basic woodworking techniques. Come learn how to make ordinary pieces of wood into functional items or simple pieces of art.

Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes materials, use of tools, and other studio equipment.

Instructor: Dalton DiMatteo

Jun
19
Wed
Crafty Kids @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
Jun 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Crafty Kids @ Quandary Antiques Cabin | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Get creative and crafty in a fun and relaxed art studio environment! During each session, students will work on a new project, pushing the boundaries of imagination and invention. Throughout the summer, children will have the opportunity to explore new materials and techniques.

For ages 6 – 12. To ensure a spot, register online. Parents must register at Old Masonic Hall for first-time participants. NEW! $126 for Unlimited Crafty Kids Season Pass (May – Aug) – 25% savings!

Instructor: Paige P. Scheuermann

Beginner Metalsmithing Projects @ Hot Shop
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Beginner Metalsmithing Projects @ Hot Shop | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Projects:
6/5 stacking rings
6/12 silver pendant
6/19 Stacking rings
6/26 Silver pendant
7/3 Copper Pet Tags
7/10 Stacking rings
7/17 silver pendant
7/24 stacking rings
7/31 silver pendant
8/7 copper pet tags
8/14 silver pendant
8/21 stacking rings

Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes materials for a set project, use of tools, and other studio equipment.

Instructor: Kerri Anne Stassen

National Repertory Orchestra: American Splendor @ Riverwalk Center
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
National Repertory Orchestra: American Splendor @ Riverwalk Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

The NRO brings you American Splendor to benefit the Friends of Dillon Ranger District and in memory of longtime Summit County local, Harriett Bobo.

An unusually versatile musician, Teddy Abrams is the widely-acclaimed Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra and Music Director and Conductor of the Britt Orchestra, as well as an established pianist, clarinetist, and composer. A tireless advocate for the power of music, Abrams continues to foster interdisciplinary collaboration with organizations including the Louisville Ballet, the Center for Interfaith Relations, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Speed Art Museum, and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

An accomplished pianist and clarinetist, Abrams has appeared as a soloist with a number of orchestras—including play-conducting the Ravel Piano Concerto with the Jacksonville Symphony in Fall 2013—and has performed chamber music with the St. Petersburg String Quartet, Menahem Pressler, Gilbert Kalish, Time for Three, and John Adams, in addition to annual appearances at the Olympic Music Festival.

Abrams studied conducting with Michael Tilson Thomas, Otto-Werner Mueller, and Ford Lallerstedt at the Curtis Institute of Music, and with David Zinman at the Aspen Music Festival; he was the youngest conducting student ever accepted at both institutions. Abrams is also an award-winning composer and a passionate educator—he has taught at numerous schools throughout the United States. His 2009 Education Concerts with the New World Symphony (featuring the world premiere of one of Abrams’ own orchestral works) were webcast to hundreds of schools throughout South Florida.

COPLAND
Suite from Appalachian Spring

WILLIAM GRANT STILL
In memoriam: The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy

– INTERMISSION –

GERSHWIN
Rhapsody in Blue

Teddy Abrams, piano

GERSHWIN
An American in Paris

CONDUCTOR / PIANIST
Teddy Abrams

SPONSORED BY
Beaver Run Resort

TICKETS
Gold $40, Silver $35, Bronze $25, Youth $10

Jun
20
Thu
Pick a Project: Doormats, Wine-holders + Planters (woodworking) @ Fuqua Livery Stable
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pick a Project: Doormats, Wine-holders + Planters (woodworking) @ Fuqua Livery Stable | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

The goal of the class is to introduce the safe and efficient use of basic carpentry tools and finishes. In our sessions, we will look at the function of tools, proper use, and will attempt to produce at least one of the three project options given or a personal project of choice. 

Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes wood, use of tools, and other studio equipment.

Instructor: Sage Miller

Pick a Project: Pencil Holders, Bookends + Horseshoe Wine Holders (welding) @ Hot Shop
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pick a Project: Pencil Holders, Bookends + Horseshoe Wine Holders (welding) @ Hot Shop | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

In this “Pick a Project” welding class, students will learn oxy-acetylene welding techniques to produce unique sculptural projects. The instructor will have three project options (all of different difficulties) available for students to choose from and people can drop-in any time between 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM to complete their creations or start a long-term project to finish in open studios.

Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes metal, use of gas, and other studio equipment.

Instructor: Lou Bibeau

Breckenridge Music Presents: Tommy Emmanuel, CGP with Logan Ledger @ Riverwalk Center
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Breckenridge Music Presents: Tommy Emmanuel, CGP with Logan Ledger @ Riverwalk Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer and performer Tommy Emmanuel is distinguished as one of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player (CGP). Tommy developed a style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the range of a whole band– simultaneously covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead guitar and a vocal melody. No loop pedals, no overdubs, just one man and ten fingers. While some artists take ten-piece bands on the road and still fill out the sound with backing tracks, Tommy builds a complete sonic world entirely on his own.

“If you like guitar playing, it simply doesn’t get any better than Tommy.” – Jason Isbell

Tommy Emmanuel has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. At the age of six, he was touring regional Australia with his family band. By 30, he was a rock n’ roll lead guitarist burning up stadiums in Europe. At 44, he became one of five people ever named a Certified Guitar Player by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. Today, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London. Influenced by the Merle Travis/Chet Atkins fingerstyle of guitar picking, Tommy developed a style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the range of a whole band– covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead guitar and a vocal melody simultaneously. No loop pedals, no overdubs, just one man and ten fingers. While some artists take ten-piece bands on the road and still fill out the sound with backing tracks, Tommy builds a complete sonic world entirely on his own.

 

 

WITH OPENER LOGAN LEDGER

Bay Area-bred singer/songwriter Logan Ledger sets most of his songs in lightless or shadowy spaces: the bottom of the ocean, the abandoned cells of Alcatraz, dreamless bedrooms, desolate streets in the dead of night. Produced by 13-time Grammy winner T Bone Burnett, the Nashville-based artist’s self-titled debut matches his moody noir lyricism with a darkly toned take on country music, a sound that’s stylistically wayward yet deeply grounded in classic songmanship.

 

Ledger’s self-guided musical education began back in the Bay Area, where he first felt compelled to sing after his grandmother introduced him to the music of Roy Orbison. Taking up guitar at age 12, he next began writing songs of his own, along with amassing a huge collection of Smithsonian Folkways CDs. Later, while attending Columbia University, Ledger hosted a bluegrass show on the campus radio station and played in a number of bluegrass bands, then moved to Nashville on a whim not long after graduation.

Although his early days in the city were mostly spent working in bars and playing in cover bands, a spontaneously recorded demo of Ledger’s landed in the hands of Dennis Crouch, who then passed it on to Burnett. In summer 2016, the legendary producer invited Ledger out to L.A., and the two soon started working on Ledger’s debut. Throughout the album, Ledger and Burnett’s immediate chemistry extends to a charmed communion between all the featured musicians. “I love how everyone’s constantly improvising, but without ever getting in anybody else’s way,” Ledger points out. That uninterrupted and possibly transcendent flow is also the desired takeaway for listeners of his debut.

Presented by Breckenridge Music

Jun
21
Fri
Thomas Dambo: Isak Heartstone @ Trollstigen Trail, Illinois Gulch
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am
Thomas Dambo: Isak Heartstone @ Trollstigen Trail, Illinois Gulch | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

After spending the winter in warmer air, Isak is returning to Breckenridge in the spring of 2019 to settle back into the forest. Isak welcomes those who will love his home as he does and leave no trace on his new surroundings. Isak Heartstone is a large-scale, wooden troll sculpture by Danish artist Thomas Dambo created from recycled materials.

Co-commissioned by Town of Breckenridge + Breckenridge Creative Arts
Photo: Jenise Jensen

Due to construction and trail preparation, the Trollstigen Trail, where Isak is located, is closed until mid June (conditions depending). The Trollsteigen Trail is a one-way directional trail and is the only way to visit Isak. Please help us in staying off the trail so the artist and team can prepare the best possible experience for all that come to see Isak.

Muddy Buddies @ Ceramic Studio
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Muddy Buddies @ Ceramic Studio | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

In this class, students will be introduced to various ceramic processes and projects, and allowed to pursue their own creativity in clay with guidance from the instructor. We will mostly utilize hand building techniques, while wheel throwing will be an option for more advanced students.

Ceramics is a multi session process, and it usually takes 2-3 classes to complete a project. Firings occur when there is enough work to fill the kiln.

The cost of the class includes clay, use of wheels, tools, and other studio equipment. For ages 6 – 12. To ensure a spot, register online. Parents must register at Old Masonic Hall for first-time participants. NEW! $90 for Unlimited Muddy Buddies Season Pass (May – Aug) – 25% savings!

Instructor: Kia Neill

Creative Play for Pre-K @ Quandary Antiques Cabin
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Creative Play for Pre-K @ Quandary Antiques Cabin | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Bring your toddler/Pre-K kiddos to the Arts District Campus for a mini class for mini-artists. Projects are thirty minutes long and will provide parents an opportunity to be creative with their young ones. We will work on fine, gross and sensory motor skills along with cognitive, social and language development as they get crafty with unique, fun and artistic projects.

For ages 1 – 5. To ensure a spot, register online. Parents must register at Old Masonic Hall for first-time participants. NEW! $156 for Unlimited Creative Play for Pre-K Season Pass (May – Aug) – 25% savings!

Instructor: Paige P. Scheuermann

Oil Painting @ Randall Barn
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oil Painting @ Randall Barn | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

This class is for aspiring or novice painters and for students who would like to brush up on their oil painting skills. These small classes are designed to meet the needs of individual students while covering painting skills that pertain to any level.

Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes materials and use of studio equipment.

Instructor: Amy Evans + Emily Wahl

Beginner Ceramics (drop in) @ Ceramic Studio
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Beginner Ceramics (drop in) @ Ceramic Studio | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

This adult class offers an introduction to the comprehensive process of ceramics and pottery, and students will practice both wheel throwing and hand building techniques. Other skills that will be covered include: wedging, trimming, and attachments. Each class will start with a specific skill-focused demonstration, and students can expect supportive guidance from our instructor. While participants will not be able to complete a project in 1 class, they are encouraged to take another class and/or open studio to complete their project. Firings occur when there is enough work to fill the kiln.

Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes clay, use of tools, and other studio equipment.

Instructor: Melissa Michel

Jun
22
Sat
Nature Inspired Pendants @ Hot Shop
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Nature Inspired Pendants @ Hot Shop | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

In this class, students will explore the unique properties of glass, an amorphous solid that showcases properties similar to liquid. Students will focus on replicating natural shapes (like mushrooms and leaves), and will learn how to achieve consistent results. While this class is appropriate for beginners, students are welcome to attend multiple classes, which will provide the opportunity to progress into more complex natural forms (like snails and lizards).

Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes glass, use of gas, and other studio equipment.

Instructor: John Fetchko

Mold Making + Slip Casting @ Ceramic Studio
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mold Making + Slip Casting @ Ceramic Studio | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Molds are a useful tool for duplicating objects or translating non-ceramics objects into clay. In this workshop, students will bring objects to practice creating accurate reproductions as well as discuss different types of molds, slip clay, recycling, and firing. Students will go home with their own molds and will have their slip casted product fired. All materials and tools included. No experience necessary.

Participants must be 15 or older to participate. The cost of the class includes clay, use of tools, and other studio equipment

Instructor: Kayla Mahoney