The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities today announced the expansion of the powerful Amplify program that lifts the voices of marginalized communities through the arts.
The expanded Amplify Event Series taps a roster of powerful arts leaders to act as “guest curators” and create evenings of arts experiences that encourage and support dialogue through artistic expression.
Kicking off these live events in March is actor, director, and President of the Colorado Theatre Guild, Betty Hart. Following the powerful presentations of her virtual episodes, Hart will showcase Black excellence in a variety of mediums including music and dance.
In April, Colorado Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre brings his unique perspective to the Amplify series. As a poet, writer, and performer, LeFebre will focus on the role of artmaking in shaping a new collective consci ousness.
Finally,the June edition of Amplify features Lynne Holman, President and Founder of the Denver American Indian Festival. As a Cherokee Elder, Holman plans on giving a voice to those Native artists and performers who have previously gone unheard. “We are all keenly aware that words alone will not suffice at such a time as this, so we are focused on action,” says Arvada Center President and CEO, Philip Sneed.
By adding an in-person audience to the Amplify experience, guest curators have an opportunity to create dialogue and moments for reflection about the experiences of marginalized communities in Colorado and beyond. LeFebre adds, “As my friend Aja Monet has said, ‘we do not create because we have the answers, we create because we are possessed by our questions.’
In this edition of Amplify, we will showcase how artists’ questions materialize.” The Amplify Event Series will be presented live from the Arvada Center with a limited number of in-person tickets and will also be livestreamed for at-home audiences. This livestream option offers an opportunity for people across the country to experience this program as well as those that may be experiencing circumstances preventing them from attending an in-person event.
In-person and livestream tickets are $5. To purchase tickets or watch the previous episodes of Amplify, visit the webpage https://arvadacenter.org/amplify or call our Box Office at 720-898-7200.
Amplify Event Series Amplify curated by Betty Hart Main Stage Theatre March 22, 2021 at 7:00pm
Amplify curated by Bobby LeFebre Arvada Center Ballrooms A-C April 19, 2021 at 7:00pm
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Amplify curated by Lynne Holman Main Stage Theatre June 28, 2021 at 7:00pm
About the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Since its founding in 1976, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has produced, cur ated, and created national-caliber arts, humanities, and education programs. From producing award-winning plays and musicals, curating intriguing gallery exhibitions, and creating engaging educational programs for tens of thousands of students a year, the Arvada Center provides a place of enlightenment and entertainment for all people. The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is generously supported in part by the City of Arvada, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Colorado Creative Industries, and the National Endowment for the Arts.