Latest News – May 20

Arts and Presentations for 500, Alex

It’s the week before the official kick-off to Summer. There’s a lot going on, so wasting no time, here’s some arts and presentations news:Obit_Spacer_Thin


The Tabors: Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 21, Fred Mark will present “The Tabors” in the Amax Room of the library at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Admission is free and seating is limited to the first 75 attendees. Friends of Lake County Public Library is sponsoring this event. Come hear the true rags-to-riches-to-rags story of Leadville’s Tabor family!Obit_Spacer_Thin

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Obit_Spacer_Thin Meet the Artist:  Ursula Gilgulin this Saturday Kick off the summer this Memorial Day weekend with an evening of art, friends, conversation, nibbles and wine.  

Art Meets Aviation: Ursula Gilgulin

Art Meets Aviation: Ursula Gilgulin. Photo: Contributed

The Leadville Art Coalition is hosting a reception for Leadville artist Ursula Gilgulin at their next “Meet The Artist” series. Her  work extends from paintings and drawings in a variety of media to the craft arts.  The reception is this Saturday, May 24, at the Leomyka Gallery from 5 – 7 p.m. The gallery is located at the corner of 6th and Harrison Ave. in historic downtown Leadville. (719) 486-3883.

"I Will Wait for You Here" by Ursula Gilgulin.

“I Will Wait for You Here” by Ursula Gilgulin.

Gilgulin’s art studies in college include  Bachelor of Fine Art and Master of Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in painting, drawing, sculpture, and art history. Additional studies in painting were at The Art Students’ League and the Studio School both in Manhattan, NY and Graduate Art Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY and the Aspen School of Contemporary Art in Aspen, CO. Further education includes the many FAA certificates she now holds.

"Out of the Mountains in the Gathering Night" by Ursula Gilgulin.

“Out of the Mountains in the Gathering Night”               by Ursula Gilgulin.

  She teaches art classes in studio subjects, art history and art appreciation for Colorado Mountain College and Oil Painting for the Vail Valley Art Guild.  Landscape, figure, flora and still life are the subject of Gilgulin’s work. Also working as a pilot, the Colorado landscape as seen from 14,000 feet, her Swiss heritage and art training in Modernism ultimately combine resulting in her work. This exhibit features her drawings, mixed media works, watercolors and wreath crafts made from flotsam collected while hiking.  Subjects in this show include aviation, botanicals, nudes and flotsam wreaths. Obit_Spacer_ThinWellness With Essential Oils.

Sure they smell good, but what other wellness qualities do essentail oils have? Find out this Saturday, May 24 at a FREE educational clinic presented by Kelly West, doTERRA Wellness Advocate & Educator. DoterraFLYER2This is the first in a series of free, educational clinics on Wellness with Essential Oils being held throughout the summer months at Studio 225, located above Leadville Outdoors at the corner of 3rd & Harrison, downtown. This Saturday’s clinic will be held from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Kelly will focus on how you can take charge of your health through natural healing with pure, plant based essential oils. All attendees will also receive a free bottle of Wild Orange Essential Oil. For details and to register: LINK

About the instructor: Kelly West was born and raised in southern New Hampshire, and after graduating high school, moved to Richmond, Virg.  where she attended and graduated from VCU with a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Environmental Studies. 

Kelly West

Kelly West & Pony

She has lived in Colorado for the past 7 years and moved permanently to Leadville last summer. 

Kelly began studying plant based healing several years ago when she began to discover the many toxic chemicals our bodies are exposed to in the food we eat, and the personal care & cleaning products we use on a daily basis.

She is currently completing her Aromatherapy certification and is excited to start teaching other’s about the powerful healing properties of plant based essential oils.Obit_Spacer_Thin

The Ballet: The historic Tabor Opera House season will kick off their 2014 season with Ballet Ariel this Saturday, May 24. The group will be performing “Coppelia” at 7:30 p.m.Coppelia

Coppelia, is one of the best-loved comic ballets. This magical story of the eccentric toymaker Dr. Coppelius and his doll Coppelia, is retold by Ballet Ariel with a contemporary twist full of invention, both beautiful and strange. Danced to the magnificent score by Leo Delibes first performed in 1870. A charming story of mistaken identity and humorous misunderstandings engages the audience in a delightful way as an unusual love story unfolds. Audiences of all ages find it absolutely captivating!

The opera house is located at 308 Harrison Avenue in downtown Leadville. This season they are also offering special dinner & show packages, check out the details on their website.

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