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The Cultural Arts program creates an environment where artists and cultural organizations thrive by advancing and supporting the arts for the benefit of the citizens of Greenwood Village. Art and culture are integral to the livability of our community. Diverse cultural offerings play an essential part in the high quality of life in Greenwood Village and in maintaining a strong sense of civic pride. The Village’s contribution to the arts through its programs as well as ongoing collaborations with many local arts groups and individual artists makes Greenwood Village stand apart from other Colorado communities. In addition to initiating and supporting a variety of arts and culture programs, the Cultural Arts program manages the Curtis Center for the Arts bringing rotating exhibits and art classes for youth and adults, brings concerts and special events to the parks and other city venues and presents public art throughout the city.
GVAHC Scholarship Winners
Every year the Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council gives out two, $5,000 scholarships for graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in the arts. The students’ schools also receive $500 to go to their art departments. Meet this year’s winners.
Willem Luyten- Cherry Creek High School
Willlem Luyten, 18, has studied violin since age three with Scott Esty and Emily Ondracek. Willem will attend Northwestern University next year where he intends to double major in violin performance and computer science . He has been a winner of numerous local competitions, including the Colorado MTNA, Stillman-Kelley Competition, the Loveland Symphony Orchestra Young Artists’ Competition, the Broomfield Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and the Colorado Young Sinfonia Young Artists’ Competition. Willem was selected to attend the tuition-free Brian Lewis Young Artists’ Program, where he soloed with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Willem was invited to perform as soloist with the Pikes Peak Philharmonic. Over the summer, Willem has attended the Encore Chamber Music program at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Bowdoin International Music Festival at Bowdoin College, the Heartland Chamber Music Program, where he performed live on Kansas Public Radio, the Killington Chamber Music Festival, and the Lone Star Young Artists’ Program. Willem has been selected numerous times to perform in the Western States Honors Orchestra and the Colorado All-State Orchestra as first violin and concertmaster in their top orchestras.
David Weinstein- Cherry Creek High School
David Weinstein is a singer-songwriter from Greenwood Village. He writes mainly pop and alt-rock and is currently working on his debut EP.
New Artwork in Running Fox Park
At their January 6th meeting, the Greenwood Village City Council voted to purchase and install a piece of public art in the newly renovated Running Fox Park.The chosen work is “Within Reach” by Sedalia, Colorado artists Laurel Gregory. The process originated with a request from Park, Trails and Recreation Commission member, Ellie Moller, to the Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council. The Arts Council then opened a call for artists and received 29 submissions from 18 Colorado based artists. After forming a selection committee, the GVAHC presented the chosen piece to the PTR Commission and then to the City Council for final approval.
“Within Reach” is constructed of lost wax aluminum casting and depicts a playful fox sitting on a perch. The artists says of her work, "My art has always represented my vision and spirit. And if my current bronze sculpture series is any indication, that spirit is a tad whimsical." This whimsy can be seen in "Within Reach". The artwork was installed in May and is ready for you to view in person. The artwork was funded by the City of Greenwood Village’s Arts and Humanities Council.
Black Cube Project at the Curtis Center
The Curtis Center for the Arts was selected by Black Cube, a gallery without walls, to participate in their latest project, SHARE. SHARE is a series of 100 small-scale, bronze, sculptural text installations by Mexico City-based artist and Black Cube Fellow, Anuar Maauad. The artworks are installed on building facades throughout the Denver area. Each sculptural phrase mimics the thick, geometric, slab serif font and gold coloring of the iconic Trump Tower sign. Maauad’s series of text installations are approachable in scale and relay an uplifting message: “To share is precious, pure, and fair.” The phrase is a lyric from “I Want You” by American singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye. In doing so, the artist subtly transforms an icon synonymous with power into an artwork that symbolizes kindness. By engaging numerous public sites throughout the community and encouraging members of the community to disseminate a positive anecdote, the artist is literally acting out the message of his work. The artwork at the Curtis Center for the Arts can be found on the north side of the building. More information can be found at www.blackcube.art.