JOIN US FOR A GARDEN PARTY!

Tanya Lawyer and Dancing Spirit artists interpret flowers, birds, insects and summer fun! The exhibit will be on display through June 28. The public is invited to the opening reception Friday, June 6, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will be BBQ, refreshments and live music.



LIPBONE REDDING RETURNS FOR ANOTHER DANCING SPIRIT BENEFIT!

Storyteller, songwriter, guitarist and voice-stramentalist Lawrence "Lipbone" Redding has spent years traveling the highways, byways, footpaths and train tracks of the world, melding exotic tales with exciting music. And he'll be in Ignacio on Sunday, June 29 performing and teaching, all to benefit Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center.

Redding will offer a music workshop from 3:00 to 4:30 for kids of all ages. The workshop fee is $5, payable at the door. Enjoy BBQ from 4:30 to 5:30, and the Lipbone Redding concert from 5:30 to 7:00. Adults: $25; Couples: $40; Kids 12 and under: free. Price includes BBQ dinner and the concert.

Advance purchase recommended; only 85 seats are available! Get your tickets today at Dancing Spirit, Roots Natural Foods or Ignacio Floral.

With humble beginnings as a New York City subway singer, Lipbone began an unlikely journey around the globe. He has played his music for good people everywhere at festivals, theaters and concert halls, art galleries, and even homes. He teaches workshops and collaborates with other musicians, dancers, and performance artists.

Redding worked the subways of New York City during the night hours in the late '90s, singing soulful ballads and stomping out echoey grooves. Late one night when a crowd of weary straphangers had gathered on the northbound side of the Uptown 6 Platform at Spring Street, something amazing happened. Always prone to imitating sounds and people, Redding began using his voice as a wordless solo instrument over the funky strumming of his acoustic guitar, a kind of wailing that bounced from wall to wall in the subterranean cavern. He experimented with the shape of his lips, and quite by accident, the sound resembled a brass instrument. - long slow sliding tones and bright brash explosions of musical joy. Commuters smiled and applauded as the train pulled into the station. Thus was born "The Lipbone."

In 2003, Lipbone met producer Mads Nordheim in Goa, India. The two collaborated and realized an instant affinity for the other's music. They recorded "Runaway Snail" in a small grass hut beneath the coconut palms along the coast of the Arabian Sea. They met again a year later for another session in Copenhagen. After traveling the world for several years, performing with musical artists from many cultures and with extended visits to South America and India, Lipbone came back to New York. He worked tirelessly to advance his performing career by playing in cafes, bars and restaurants. He recorded and printed his own CDs and sold thousands of copies. Several months later, he had four steady shows a week as a solo artist. It was not long after his return that he met bassist and producer Jeff Eyrich and formed The Lipbone Orchestra.

In 2007 BePop Records released Lipbone's first album, "Hop The Fence," produced by Jeff Eyrich and featuring The Lipbone Orchestra. The record moved to the #1 position in the JamBand Radio charts and remained there for months. The song "Dogs Of Santiago" became a staple of DJs at NPR and community radio stations across the country. Recorded, manufactured and promoted on a shoestring budget, the record was an Indie success.

It was also at this time that Lipbone began collaborating with Broadway Director/Choreographer Bill T. Jones on an evening-length work entitled "Chapel/Chapter." Along with musicians Chris Lancaster, Daniel Bernard Roumain and Alicia Hall Moran, Lipbone helped to create a score that was heralded by the press and audiences alike. Chapel/Chapter toured internationally until 2009 and won several awards including the 2007 Bessie Award for Best Collaborative Effort and the 2008 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production.

Teaming up with agent Karen Grossman, Lipbone began to capitalize on the radio success of "Hop The Fence" by visiting radio stations and securing a place in festivals, theaters and clubs across America. He released the follow-up record, "Party On The Fire Escape," to a waiting public. The title track was an instant classic and remains in radio play to this day.

In 2009 Lipbone released the EP "Science of Bootyism," offering four new tracks and two re-mixes by Danish producer Mads Nordheim.

In 2011 Lipbone released "UNBROKEN." The record's rootsy rocking title track introduces a character who is a brash teenager grown up, still driving a beat-up station wagon, living in New York's famous Chelsea Hotel and awaiting the chance to steal back his high school sweetheart.

In 2012 Lipbone decided to get back to basics with a nationwide solo tour. He released "Best Of LB, Volume 1" and spent nearly an entire year on the road doing shows from New York and Florida to Oregon and California making all stops in between.

With a new record and a European tour on the horizon, Lipbone has no time for cooling his heels. It's on to the next town, to the next show, to the next song!

2013–2014 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE UNDERWAY

We're grateful for your support and involvement! Download a membership form. All donors receive public recognition of their support in printed materials, on our website, and in the gallery; invitations to exhibit openings and special events. Donors at the Friend level or above receive a 10% discount on facility rental fees and class registrations, and a 10% discount on the commission charged for artwork entered and sold in a Dancing Spirit exhibit. New members who join at the $100 level are invited to select a Dancing Spirit T-shirt (a $15 value) as our gift. Thank you for your support!



OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Provide a community arts center to enhance creativity and fellowship, to promote the education, appreciation, and enjoyment of the arts, and to celebrate the cultural heritages of our diverse population.


The Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center is a Colorado non-profit entity located in downtown Ignacio, Colorado. We now have 5,000 square feet of space in which to offer more opportunities to celebrate and explore the diverse cultural traditions of Ignacio and the surrounding communities.

We have expanded our vision to include four components:

Cooperative Art Gallery: The Gallery offers a venue for the creative works of over 30 artisans who express their talents in variety of ways, including painting, drawing, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, etching, printing, fused and stained glass. Members of the cooperative gallery share the expense and time involved in running the retail and display areas of the Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center. No commission is charged to the artists except during special showings. Please call or stop by the center if you are interested in showing in the gallery; there are currently spaces available for new members.

Working Studio Space: We currently have an open pottery studio and two private studios in the rear of the building: jewelry and etching/printing.

Art Instruction: Space is available for classes, book signings, and special events. The pottery studio offers on-going classes and personalized instruction.

Performing Arts: We are currently the home of the band "One Lane Highway" and are working on developing a space for live music, poetry readings, theater and dance performances.


WE NEED YOU!

We are looking for volunteers and benefactors to be involved in your Community Art Center. Come by and visit us to see where you may be able to put your talents to work.




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755 Goddard Avenue | PO Box 414 | Ignacio, CO 81137

Call us at (970) 563-4600 or e-mail us at
info@DancingSpiritCommunityArtsCenter.org

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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June 2 through 6
Art á la Carte Week.
Great classes for kids age 5 or 6 and up! Choose from fun classes like pottery, fused glass, piñata making, and lots more! Download the event flyer here.

June 6 through 28
Garden Party!
Tanya Lawyer and Dancing Spirit artists interpret flowers, birds, insects and summer fun! The exhibit will be on display through June 28. The public is invited to the opening reception Friday, June 6, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will be BBQ, refreshments and live music. Download the event flyer here. An Ignacio First Fridays event.

Beginning June 17
Building Bridges through Art Kids' Summer Art Program.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon beginning Tuesday, June 17. FREE for kids K–12 who live in the JT-11 school district; includes SUIMA kids. Call the Arts Center for more information. Download the event flyer here.

June 29
Lipbone Redding Workshop and Concert.
Lipbone Redding is back in Ignacio Sunday, June 29! Lipbone will offer an "Intro to Music" workshop for kids of all ages from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.; $5 at the door. Enjoy dinner and a show! BBQ from 4:30 to 5:30, and Lipbone Redding concert from 5:30 to 7:00. Adults: $25; Couples: $40; Kids 12 and under: free. Price includes BBQ dinner and the concert. Advance purchase recommended; only 85 seats are available! Get your tickets today at Dancing Spirit, Roots Natural Foods or Ignacio Floral. A fundraiser for Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center. Download the event flyer here.