Following is the Boulder County Arts Alliance monthly E-Newsletter for OCTOBER 2016 containing information on upcoming BCAA news, programs, and deadlines.

In This Issue
  • Literally, Boulder - Talk Show and 50th Anniversary Celebration!
  • Business of Arts - Copyrighting/Trademarking
  • Diversity Trainings for your Board and Staff
  • Mapa de los Muertos/Map of the Dead
  • Who's in the Limelight? 
  • Community Mural Project with Rafael Lopez
  • BCAA Acknowledgements
Literally, Boulder

Tuesday, October 25 at 7 pm

The Gordon Gamm Theater

Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St


$25 General Admission / $15 Boulder Arts & Lectures and BCAA Members

$50 Boulder County Arts Alliance Benefit Ticket*

*Includes VIP pre-show reception with the evening's special guests. 

More information and purchase tickets here.

Boulder Arts & Lectures launches their inaugural program with the premier of Literally, Boulder. It’s a talk show featuring filmmaker Maura Axelrod, Buddhist teacher Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, US Congressman Jared Polis and his husband writer Marlon Reis with host Justin Veach. The show will be followed by a reception in the Dairy Lobby. For this first installment of their signature program Boulder Arts & Lectures will also celebrate the 50th Anniversary of BCAA with special birthday antics.

Business of Arts: Copyright and Trademark Issues for Artists

Thursday, October 20 from 5-7 pm

Flagstaff Room, First Floor, Boulder Public Library

1001 Arapahoe Ave

More information and Register here.

This workshop will provide the “next level” knowledge of how the intricacies of copyright and trademark law can operate for those running creative- or arts-based businesses.  There will also be an overview of intellectual property licensing, and how you, as a creative professional, can leverage your work and content to generate revenue.

Presented by Attorneys Shirin Chahal and Caroline R. Kert.

$10 BCAA Members/$15 non-members.

Diversity and Inclusivity Trainings

Presenter: Johanna B. Maes, Ph.D.

For your Board Members and Staff


Click on the Registration links below for more details about the goals of the trainings.

How to Diversify Your Organization on the Board and Staff Levels

Audience: Executive Directors, Board Members

Friday, October 21 from 10:30 am - 1 pm

The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, 1123 Spruce St, Boulder 

Combatting Cultural Appropriation in Nonprofits

Audience: Executive Directors, Board Members, and Staff

Tuesday, November 1 from 5 - 7:30 pm

Flagstaff Room, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder

Dr. Johanna B. Maes is a professor of Multicultural Leadership at the University of Colorado Boulder and also an independent education consultant. She has over 20 years of experience working with diverse audiences (school groups, nonprofit organizations, government entities, etc.) where she teaches about inclusion, diversity, and multiculturalism in a rapidly changing society. As a cultural competency trainer and professor, Dr. Maes prides herself in including her audience as active participants within her pedagogy where she values their personal narratives and experiences and how they contribute to creating a cultural competent world.

Space is limited. Please register in advance to reserve your spot. 

$10 BCAA Members/$15 non-members for each workshop.

Mapa de los Muertos/Map of the Dead

BCAA Website Featuring Day of the Dead Events

Every year, people around the world gather to celebrate the Mexican holiday of Día De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead and honor friends and family who have passed away. There are events happening throughout October and early November.

Check out our detailed event listings and Map of the Dead, pinpointing where all events are taking place. If your organization is planning an event, submit it to the Arts Calendar to be included.

Who's in the Limelight?

Jennifer Heath

Independent scholar, cultural journalist, critic, and curator

With 18 exhibition venues and over 300 participating artists, you shouldn't miss seeing Celebration! A History of the Visual Arts in Boulder (HOVAB) over the next several months (through January 15, 2017). HOVAB was conceived by Jennifer Heath, who now is the Director and Senior Curator-at-large. HOVAB will "revisit and celebrate the City of Boulder’s dynamic and diverse visual arts past." It spans 121 years of history and includes 50 opening receptions, film screenings, presentations and panel discussions.  There will be a catalogue to document and preserve Boulder’s visual arts heritage in perpetuity as well.

Heath has lived and worked in Boulder since 1975. Her many international touring exhibitions include Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource (the first in a climate-change trilogy), which began traveling in 2012; The Veil: Visible & Invisible Spaces, which toured the United States from 2008 to 2013; and Black Velvet: The Art We Love to Hate. The Map is Not the Territory: Parallel Paths— Palestinians, Native Americans, Irish launched in 2013 in Washington, D.C., has traveled in the US and Europe, and is the foundational exhibition for a planned series of art shows about peace, justice, and reconciliation. Heath is the author/editor of twelve books of fiction and non-fiction.

BCAA is proud to be the fiscal sponsor for Jennifer Heath and HOVAB.

Community Mural Project with Rafael López

13th and Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder

It was a true community effort to create the new mural with Rafael López from September 28 - October 1. Rafael shared his gift and generous spirit with us and has made something beautiful for all to enjoy. BCAA is grateful to:

  • the Steering Committee of One Action 2016: Arts + Immigration for making the grant from the National Endowment for the Arts possible; 
  • the City of Boulder's Office of Arts and Culture for matching grant funds, as well as support from the City's Risk Management and Facilities offices;
  • the principal, Ina Rodriguez-Myer and art teacher, Mary Powell, at University Hill Elementary School for sharing 160 of their student artists, whose own stories helped inspire Rafael's design;
  • the art teachers at Boulder High School, Virginia Schick, Kate Villareal and Dave Blessing, and their art students for working alongside Rafael;
  • the dozens of BCAA members and friends who volunteered their artistic skills and time;
  • BaoBao Foundation and Boulder Samba School for performing at the site;
  • Made in Nature for donating delicious and healthy snacks; and
  • Home Depot for donating painting supplies
  • Sherwin Williams for discounting the paint
BCAA Acknowledgements

Congratulations to this round of recipients of Arts for All Children Grants

Kari Abankwah, BaoBao Foundation

Sarah Goodroad

Amanda Myers, Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts

Devon Newburn, Hopelight Family Services

Annie Savage

Thank you New and Renewing Members


  • Alan Rudy, Arts for All Children Panelist
  • Lisa McDonough, Arts for All Children Panelist
  • Justin Veach, Arts for All Children Panelist

  • Kathy Kucsan, Endowment Grant Panelist
  • David Ortolano, Endowment Grant Panelist
  • Peg Posnick, Endowment Grant Panelist
  • Allyson Sands, Endowment Grant Panelist
  • Laura Wright, Endowment Grant Panelist

  • Marty Wright, Information Technology
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