Apr 29, 2011

Jazz and Emilio Lobato: FAC Weekend Round-Up

With so much going on here at the FAC this weekend, we decided to break it all down. Hope you have a beautiful, satisfying, art-filled weekend!

Friday -------------------------
Jazz in Deco Lounge

April 29 | 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Hear "21/3" play Deco Lounge. No cover charge.

Saturday -----------------
Jazz'N the Movies
Sat. April 30 | 6 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and $30 and may be purchased by telephone and in person at Amuzé at the FAC 719.477.4377 and online at FluteDaddy.com/moviejazz. The FluteDaddy Jazz Quartet performs Jazz’n The Movies in a cabaret concert and wine tasting hosted by Amuzé at the FAC. The 90-minute concert program includes jazz renditions of songs from West Side Story, Porgy and Bess, Shrek, Sweeney Todd, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music and other films.

Emilio Lobato Lecture

"Mi Linda Soledad" (My Beautiful Solitude)
May 1, 2011 | 2:00 p.m.
Music Room
Admission is free with a paid gallery admission
Gallery admission is free for FAC members; $10 for non-members

Colorado artist Emilio Lobato will discuss the influences of his work, such as the landscape where he grew up (the San Luis Valley) of southern Colorado, his rural upbringing and subsequent development as an artist in an urban setting. Of particular interest is his study and appreciation of Asian aesthetics and its relationship to life in a desert environment.

Reviews have been glowing for the FAC's current exhibition, Emilio Lobato: Mi Linda Soledad (My Beautiful Solitude). Michael Paglia of Westword reviewed both the FAC's exhibition and the concurrent Emilio Lobato show, Casi, Casi/Bit by Bit, at the William Havu Gallery in Denver. He writes, "Do not miss this stunning double dose of significant works by a living master of Colorado abstraction.”
The FAC and Denver's Havu Gallery were jointly awarded a Denver Westword "Best Of" award for "Best Two-Part Solo Exhibition-2011."

Kyle MacMillan at the Denver Post entitled his review "Virtuosity permeates Denver artist Emilio Lobato's mid-career retrospective."

Emilio Lobato: Mi Linda Soledad (My Beautiful Solitude) was the sole recipient in Colorado of the prestigious Western States Art Federation (WESTAF) grant. The exhibition will travel to the Sedona Center for the Arts in Arizona, the Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland, Oregon, and the Montana Museum of Art and Culture in Missoula.

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