Artist Preview: KAY JURICEK

Hello THAC Friends & Family!

Today’s post features a fun Q& A session with artist Kay Juricek, whose work is featured in ‘The Art Of Water Exhibit‘ featured through our our entire production of Anything Goes in the Stanton Art Gallery at THAC.  See how this full time painter  feels about women in art history, Picasso’s overexposure, and what advise she has to offer struggling artists in 2014. Mark your calendar for our Artist Reception scheduled  Sat. 11/22/2014 (5:30 – 7:30 PM). Cheers!

COREY BROWN | @COREYLENBROWN

CBROWN@TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG


ARTIST PREVIEW •  KAY JURICEK

Kay Juricek
Kay Juricek

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…

NAME: Kay Juricek

HOMETOWN: Crete Nebraska, raised on our family farm.

EDUCATION: B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1980. M.S. in Library and Information Science, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 1984.

DAY JOB: I paint full-time.


WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…

COLOR: All of them!

BOOK: Carl Hiaasen is always good, Lawrence Shames as well. Smart, funny and environmentally concerned. Too many others to list.

BAND: Quite a few, but at the moment its the Infamous Stringdusters.


THIS OR THAT…

DOGS OR CATS? Cats

HEELS OR FLATS? Flats

COKE OR PEPSI? Neither

SPRING OR FALL? Spring

SUNRISE OR SUNSET? Both

BEACH OR POOL? Yes


ANSWER ME THIS…

WHAT IS ART? WHAT MAKES AN ARTIST? To be a artist you have to have an inexhaustible desire to improve yourself, to paint better, to draw better, in spite of tremendous odds and certain rejection by juries, galleries and publishers. You have to have unshakable tenacity to keep working in the face of numerous roadblocks and repeated rejection. If you can do these things, then you have a very good chance at succeeding as an artist.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU CONSIDERED YOURSELF AN ARTIST? Always.

DO YOU HAVE FORMAL TRAINING? EDUCATION? Yes, an Bachelor of Fine Arts  degree from the University of Nebraska,  Lincoln, in painting and printmaking, and have taken classes and workshops from Denver artists Bruce Gomez and Kevin Weckbach.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MEDIUM? Pastel and oil paint.

WHO/WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATION? Artists I admire are Russell Chatham’s prints, Maynard Dixon’s landscapes, Rockwell Kent’s oil landscapes, Richard Diebenkorn’s New Mexico and California series, among others.

FAVORITE PERIOD? PIECE? Lately, Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park series, Karl Rungius’ animal paintings, early 20th century California Impressionism.

IN ART HISTORY, WHO HASN’T RECEIVED ENOUGH CREDIT? Women artists. We don’t have too much historical information on past artists, the situation now is getting better.

WHO HAS TOO MUCH ATTENTION? Jeff Koons, Picasso, pop artists and minimalism.

ANY ADVICE FOR THE STRUGGLING ARTISTS OF THE WORLD? Work hard at it. Just because you get rejected doesn’t mean you stop. You have to develop a tough skin, because everyone gets rejection. What matters is that you don’t let rejection stop you from your pursuit to become a better artist. You have to have an optimistic, relentless drive that will not allow you to be deterred from your passion. Also, technology is your friend. Use it to start a website, share photos of your work, try to keep up with it.


To view more of Kay’s work please visit: www.kayjuricek.com

 


STANTON ART GALLERYMON – FRI  | 10 AM – 5 PM

WWW.TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG/STANTON-ART-GALLERY

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, FREE

ARTIST RECEPTION: NOV 22, 2014 (5:30 – 7:30 PM)


ANYTHING GOESNOV 14 – DEC 28, 2014

WWW.TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG/ANYTHING-GOES

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“The Art of Water” Exhibit

Hello THAC Friends & Family!

The Stanton Art Gallery will feature a brand new exhibit through our production of Anything Goes! We always try to feature artists’ work that coordinates with our main stage attractions creating a consistent theme at Town Hall for every run-of-show. Though the  story has been adapted through a number of revivals since it’s Broadway Debut in 1934, Anything Goes is set aboard a magical ocean liner where unpredictable events unfold for the ships passengers and their evolving romantic complications! Keeping things nautical, “The Art of Water Exhibit” features various ‘water scenes’ by professional artists Kate Wyman, Joanne Sisun, Colette Brooks and Kay Juricek. Watercolors, Oil Paintings, and Pastels, this exhibit is sure to intrigue observers of all mediums. Visit the ‘Upcoming Exhibit Page at townhallartcenter.org as well as their personal websites (listed below) for more info about these amazing artists!

The Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, NO CHARGE. “The Art of Water” Exhibit is scheduled form November 6, 2014 – January 5, 2015. The majority of the pieces are priced from $200 – $500, every piece is for sale. Be sure to stop by the Artist Reception on Saturday, November 22, 2014  (5:30 – 7:30 pm), it is open to public! Stay tuned to the THAC BLOG, I’ll be posting a fun Q&A Session with artist Kay Juricek tomorrow, Cheers!

COREY BROWN | @COREYLENBROWN

CBROWN@TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG


MORE ABOUT KAY JURICEK?

www.kayjuricek.com


MORE ABOUT KATE WYMAN?

www.sundancerarts.com | 303.933.2767


MORE ABOUT COLETTE BROOKS?

www.artisanaccents.com | coletterbrooks@msn.com |303. 949.3398


 MORE ABOUT JOANNE SISUN?

www.jks-oils.com


STANTON ART GALLERY

MON – FRI  | 10 AM – 5 PM

WWW.TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG/STANTON-ART-GALLERY

NO CHARGE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ARTIST RECEPTION: NOV 22, 2014 (5:30 – 7:30 PM)


ANYTHING GOES  

NOV 14 – DEC 28, 2014

WWW.TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG/ANYTHING-GOES

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Anything Goes Preview

Hello THAC Friends & Family!

As we anxiously await opening night, THAC is dedicating a series of blog posts with exclusive information surrounding the cast, crew, producers, designers, and director of our 2014 holiday production, Anything Goes! Stay tuned to the THAC BLOG for updates and fun facts surrounding this amazing production.

CHEERS,

COREY BROWN | @COREYLENBROWN

CBROWN@TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG


Anything Goes

ANYTHING GOES 

SHOWING: NOV 14 – DEC 28, 2014

Directed by Nick Sugar

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse

New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman,
Originally Produced by Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City

DESCRIPTION

The age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications which ensue intrigue every audience. This show is an amusing story wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s magical scores, including It’s De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, All Through The Night,Anything Goes, You’re The Top and Blow, Gabriel, Blow. It’s a wonder that all the romances are sorted out and disaster is averted aboard the magical ship where ANYTHING GOES!

DID YOU KNOW?


Enjoy THAC’s YouTube Playlist featuring our favorite Anything Goes tunes:

listen to Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter, & more!


THANK YOU to our Anything Goes sponsor:

Colorado Business Bank (CoBiz Financial)

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 ANYTHING GOESNOV 14 – DEC 28, 2014

WWW.TOWNHALLARTSCENTER.ORG/ANYTHING-GOES

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Town Hall Arts Center Presents Spring Awakening

Spring AwakeningWHAT: The next production in Town Hall Arts Center’s 2013-2014 Season will be Spring Awakening, Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind. Spring Awakening is directed and choreographed by Nick Sugar, Henry Award winning director of Town Hall’s 2012 production of The Who’s Tommy and 2010 Henry Award winning production of RENT, and most recently seen directing and choreographing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for Town Hall this past fall.

WHO: Returning for a second show in the 2013-2014 Season is Casey Andree as Melchior Gabor, most recently seen at Town Hall in Boeing-Boeing as Robert. Also returning to Town Hall, Heather Doris takes on the role of Wendla Bergmann. Heather was most recently seen at Town Hall in Oklahoma (2009) and Guys and Dolls (2010). Making his Town Hall debut is Jake Brasch as Moritz Stiefel,

Town Hall favorite, Donna K. Debreceni (2012 Henry Award winner for Outstanding Musical Direction for The Who’s Tommy) returns as musical director and will lead a live band on keyboards. Keeping her company are Adam Galblum (Violin), Kristin Mills (Cello), Mitch Jervis (Guitars), Scott Alan Smith (Bass/Guitars) and Tag Worley (Drums).

THE STORY: Germany, 1891. Adolescents, Wendla and Melchior, discover a desire unlike anything they’ve ever felt. Spring Awakening is a high energy, rock musical that explores the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the ignorance of children. Spring Awakening celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget. Rated R for language, mature themes, and brief nudity.

WHEN: Town Hall’s production of Spring Awakening is underwritten by Don and Cheryl Hartman in memory of their Mother, Joyce Hazen Litz (1928-2014). Spring Awakening opens April 11, 2014 and runs through May 4, 2014. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (& 2:00 p.m. on 4/19 & 4/26) & Sundays at 2 p.m. (& 6:30 p.m. on 4/20)

Ticket Information:
Reserved seat tickets are currently on sale, priced $20.00-$40.00 at the Town Hall Arts Center box office, 303-794-2787 ext. 5 (Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 1 Hour prior to Shows) or on-line at www.TownHallArtsCenter.com . In a continuing effort to make plays at Town Hall Arts Center accessible to all, ten value seats at $10 each will be made available on a first-come-first-served basis one-hour prior to each published curtain time.

Completely Hollywood Abridged Comes to Town Hall in October

“Completely Hollywood (Abridged)” is some seriously stupid stuff.” – John Moore, The Denver PostImage

Originally produced by Avenue Theatre in 2011, this hilarious comedy comes to Town Hall Arts Center for two weekends: October 19-28, 2012. Avenue Theatre describes it as “…the Greatest Hollywood Blockbuster Never Made! The funniest guys in Denver are back with Completely Hollywood (abridged), reducing 186 movies in 100 minutes, and condensing every cliché from every movie ever made into an evening of stellar shtick. The madness! The method! The images! The implants! Armed with the theory that every Hollywood movie is just a combination of two old movies, the Avenue Theater unleashes such unlikely mash-ups as Kevin Bacon teaching a disabled writer how to dance in My Left Footloose, Jessica Tandy and Robert DeNiro in the feel-good movie of the year, Taxi Driving Miss Daisy and Akira Kurosawa directing Disney’s next hit, Snow White and the Seven Samurai. It all culminates in the summer’s biggest blockbuster with no stars, no budget, and no popcorn–but plenty of laughs!”
Bob Wells directs and Eric Mather and Steven J. Burge reprise their roles for what is sure to be every bit as much of a hit the second time around! Tickets are selling quickly, so if you want to get in on the laughs, click here to purchase your tickets.