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Loveland Museum to Present a Variety of Events, Classes, and Programs in March 2017

Post Date:02/27/2017 9:46 AM

Loveland MuseumLoveland Museum to Present a Variety of Events, Classes, and Programs in March 2017

Each month, the Loveland Museum presents a variety of events, classes, and programs for the community to enjoy. The March schedule includes exhibit openings; lectures and meet-and-greets with artists; Night on the Town celebrations; a St. Patrick’s Day-themed cocktail party; and art classes for tots, children, teens, and adults.

The following events and programs will take place at the Loveland Museum during the month of March:

Free Event: Opening Celebration for All the Places You Go

Saturday, March 4, 1 – 3 pm

Enjoy free admission to the Main Gallery exhibition All the Places You Go: Journeys Dreams and Imagination Thompson School District Student Art Show 2017.

Support Loveland and Berthoud’s youth artistry and celebrate National Youth Art Month with the annual Thompson School District Student Art Show. Displaying artwork of students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, the show features two- and three-dimensional works of art from the areas of photography, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, collage, painting, and drawing. This show is part of the ArtSteps program, which was created by the Loveland Museum and the Thompson School District in 2000. ArtSteps’ overall goals are to affirm community appreciation for young artists by displaying their artwork in a professional setting, as well as fostering relationships between local artists and students.

Free Lecture: The Life Stories of Women Who Made History

Thursday, March 9, 5:30 pm

Presented by Preethi Fernando

Some of the most amazing women of our time were born with unimaginable emotional, physical, and financial setbacks. They overcame significant obstacles and went on to become champions of our time. Wilma Rudolph contracted polio when she was five and could not walk until she was twelve, but she clinched the title of the fastest runner on earth at the 1960 Olympic Games! Mother Teresa lost her father when she was eight, and she went on to heal and inspire people all over the world. Preethi Fernando is the author of 17 Women Who Shook the World and will share stories of women who made history in this engaging, entertaining, and inspiring presentation.  Autographed copies of her book will be available for $22.

Ticketed Event: Fiddle in the Gallery ($20)
Thursday, March 9, 7 – 9 pm

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at the Loveland Museum with a swanky cocktail party that will have you seeing green. Enjoy free admission and a self-guided tour of the Main Gallery exhibition; a variety of hors d’oeuvres and unlimited host beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options); a variety of entertainment including live fiddle performances; a photo-booth with FREE souvenir prints from the event, and adult-friendly crafts and activities inspired by Irish traditions.

Free Event: Night on the Town at the Museum

Friday, March 10, 5 – 9 pm

On the second Friday of every month, the Museum takes part in Loveland’s Night on the Town celebration, offering free admission to the Main Gallery as well as free events and programs for all ages. The following programs/events will take place during the March Night on the Town celebration:

Main Gallery: Dr. Seuss Celebration (5 – 8 pm)

Celebrate Night on the Town, National Youth Art Month, and Dr. Seuss’ birthday all in one night! Join the Museum and staff from the Loveland Public Library for Dr. Seuss stories, crafts, and perhaps a visit from the Cat in the Hat. All activities will take place in the Main Gallery of the Museum, surrounded by the colorful artwork of Loveland and Berthoud students.

Foote Gallery: Lecture with Installation Artist Heather Fortin Rubald (6 pm)

Heather Fortin Rubald has always enjoyed working with her hands and making something out of nothing- or what most people would consider nothing…plastic grocery bags. During this free lecture, Heather will discuss her process of experimentation and why plastic bags are her media of choice. Heather estimates that she has single-handedly kept 50,000 bags out of the landfill in the last five years, including the 6,000 - 10,000 bags that comprise her current installation at the Museum. After the lecture, enjoy a casual meet and greet with the artist in the exhibit space.

Foote Gallery: Opening for Dreaming in Color: Paintings by Mary A. Shivers (7 pm)

Meet Loveland artist Mary Shivers and get an exclusive first look at her new exhibit featured in the Foote Gallery at the Museum. This bright and colorful exhibit presents a series of paintings that place recognizable images in otherworldly context using layers of color and ambiguous settings, highlighting the depth of her design skill and her use of perspective.

Workshop: Spring Gift Boxes with Heather Fortin Rubald ($50)

Thursday, March 23, 5 – 7 pm

Post-consumer plastic bags are the choice media for artist Heather Fortin Rubald. Over the years, Heather has discovered that these bags are an iconic piece of everyday living and differ greatly in regards to logos, colors, and functionality. Heather keeps plastic bags out of landfills by creating stunning hand-crafted handbags and other products with function and fashion. In this workshop, she will show students how to design and fuse fabric from post-consumer plastic bags and then shape it into mini origami “take-out” style boxes that are just right for small treats or special gifts.

Art Classes for Tots, Children, Teens, and Adults (prices vary)

March art classes for tots, children, teens, and adults are available on a first-come-first-served basis, and students must register at least one week prior to the class. Below are a list of available classes:

Tot Art Classes:

Color Field Fun (March 31, 10:30 – 11:30)

Youth/Teen Art Classes:

Journey through Imagination (3 part session: March 2, 9, 23 from 4:45 – 6 pm)

Pre-College Studio Art (4 part session: April 1, 8, 15, 22 from noon – 3 pm)

Adult Art Classes

Watercolor Winter Moon (March 2, 10:30 am – 1 pm)

For more information about events, lectures, classes, or programs at the Museum, contact the Loveland Museum at (970) 962-2410 or visit

About The Loveland Museum

The Loveland Museum is an accredited art and history museum that was founded in 1937 by local author, collector, curator, and mountain guide Harold Dunning. Dunning began collecting pioneer artifacts and stories as early as 1919, and today, the Loveland Museum is home to a variety of history exhibits, hosts world-class art exhibitions, and provides family events; adult and youth classes; lectures; poetry readings; and other programming opportunities for the Loveland community and visitors from around the world.

The Loveland Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Thursdays 10:00 am - 7:00 pm; Saturdays 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Sundays 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Closed Mondays. For more information, please call the Loveland Museum at 970-962-2410. The Loveland Museum is located at 503 N Lincoln Avenue, the corner of 5th and Lincoln, in Loveland, Colorado.