I Miss My MTV Opens This Week


Band of Toughs, a group of interdisciplinary artists based in Boulder, has a show opening this weekend in Denver. Many are graduates from Naropa’s MFA Theatre: Contemporary Performance program and some have taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs.

I Miss My MTV will be presented by Denver Arts & Venues is a live performance mix tape celebrating the golden age of MTV. January 29-February 7, join the BoTs at the Denver Performing Arts Complex Studio Loft for a high-energy blend of theatre, dance, live music and video.

I Miss My MTV enjoyed sold-out performances and unanimous five-star reviews at the Boulder International Fringe Festival.

Director Colleeen Mylott was recently interviewed for Westword. Read the full article here.

New Exhibits at Nalanda Campus

Naropa University Art Galleries Present Three Compelling Exhibitions:

Still Throwing; Quiet Places; and The Generation of Uncertainty

January 15 – February 28, 2016

 Naropa University Art Galleries are honored to open three significant exhibits by contemporary nationally and internationally celebrated artistsIn the White Cube Gallery, Still Throwing features Master Potters: Jim Lorio, Jill Woodruff Manos, Peg Malloy, Robert Smith, Barbara Hoffman and Jim Klingman whose standing in the ceramic and arts community are unrivaled. Denver/Boulder artist, Linda Lowry features her interior paintings in Quiet Places in the Nalanda Gallery.  Breton Schwarzenbach’s photography exhibit in the Lounge Gallery, The Generation of Uncertainty addresses the contemporary plight of the Changpa Nomads in Ladakh, India.  Exhibits are at the Nalanda Campus in the Nalanda Building from January 15 – February 28, 2016 on the Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO  80302.

In the White Cube gallery, Still Throwing brings Colorado artists Jim Lorio, Jill Woodruff Manos, Peg Malloy, Robert Smith, Barbara Hoffman and Jim Klingman who have over 35+ years (each artist- not added together) of creating form, function and beauty in clay. This exhibit has selected 6 of the Master Potters to thank and celebrate their significant contributions that they have given to the community, region, state, nationally and internationally.

Linda Lowry’s (MFA University of Colorado/Boulder) exhibition Quiet Places preserves the environments of both her past as well as the community’s. She has been engaged and recognized in the local Boulder/Denver art scene since 1983. “I began painting interiors in graduate school as an observational painter interested in narrative. I began by studying figurative painting. Painting spaces as portraits seemed like a natural evolution,” Linda recalls.  The works shown in the Nalanda Gallery embody quietness, an order or contemplation of each interior.

Breton Schwarzenbach is a multi-media artist whose works address consumerism and the plight of indigenous cultures. The exhibit, The Generation of Uncertainty in the Lounge Gallery, presents his stories and photographs that communicate the tension between traditional pastoral livelihoods and modern pressures.  Breton is from Vermont and a graduate of Colorado College.  Since 2012, he’s been working on a photographic project with the Changpa, a nomadic people from the Himalayan region of Ladakh, India.

For more information please visit: http://naropa.edu/about-naropa/events/art-exhibitions or contact: Charmain Schuh at cschuh@naropa.edu.


Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities.  Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact Matt Peterson at mpeterson@naropa.edu or 303-546-3549. 

Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit Named Top of 2015

Visual Art Instructor Gina Adams’ solo exhibition at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, “It’s Honor Is Here Pledged,” was recently named one of the Top Exhibits of 2015 by The Kansas City Star.

“This solo show created for the Nerman reflected the layered and fractured history of European settlers and Native American tribes. Adams’ “Broken Treaty” quilts seduced and shocked with the beauty and intricate craftsmanship of hand-stitched letters on antique quilts juxtaposed with the quiet horror of the words themselves.”

Read more about the exhibit here.

Jayme Stone Residency THIS week!

Banjoist, composer, and instigator Jayme Stone will be in residence at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado from November 30 to December 5. Stone will offer classes and workshops for students as well as three events which are open to the public:

PRESENTATION // December 2, 7:30 – 9pm // Free
Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project
Stone will discuss his latest project focusing on songs collected by field recording pioneer Alan Lomax. This “collaboratory” brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle, and reimagine traditional music. In this presentation, Stone will share his process by playing field recordings, contextualizing Lomax’s work, and sharing the stories, traditions, and people behind the songs: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners, and homemakers. Stone will also perform a few songs and get everyone up and singing.

CONCERT // December 5, 7:30pm // $10
Jayme Stone & The Other Side of the Air
Featuring Tom Gershwin (trumpet) | Jean-Luc Davis (bass) | Marc Dalio (drums)

Two-time Juno Award winning banjoist Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world. His album, “The Other Side of the Air,” is a travelogue of imaginary landscapes and faraway lands. The music traverses the Cinnamon Route through Persia and India and revisits and reinvents melodies Stone collected in West Africa. In concert, you’ll also catch his quartet playing a Trinidadian Calypso, Bulgarian mountain dance, and Stone’s lush, edgy originals.



Gallery Feedback

The Nalanda Gallery just closed this lovely exhibit: For Everyday Practice by Pompe Strater Vidal. Here’s what visitors had to say:

“Love your dis-play-of delight.” R

“Inspiring. Graceful. Peaceful. Empty. Heart opening. Thank You.”

“Love Your Art! Love your vision! Your art brought a moment of stillness in the Chaos.” J.A.

“Dear Pompe, Nothing short of stunning. The beauty is palpable.” C

Check out more about what Naropa’s Galleries have to offer here:http://www.naropa.edu/about-naropa/events/art-exhibitions/




Exhibit in Paramita Gallery

Naropa University is honored to show photographs by John Birchak in the exhibition Tibet: A Vanishing Culture in the Paramita Gallery now until December 12, 2015 in the Paramita Gallery - 3285 30th Street, Boulder, CO.

In 2010, Mr. Birchak was drawn to help document through photography the dramatic and rapid changes taking place throughout Tibet.  Perspectives on the changes were shared to him by Tibetan nomads, rongpa (barley) farmers and individuals in Lhasa who had recently moved from small towns and villages to seek education and opportunity.  Through portraiture the exhibition focuses with great affection on the Tibetan people experiencing these rapid and dramatic changes.


Exhibit Honoring Veterans Now Open

Veterans Exhibit

Naropa University is honored to have the exhibition Warriors in Healing: Veterans en Route to Peace in the Lincoln Gallery on the Arapahoe Campus (2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO).  The exhibit runs from November 9 to December 11, 2015.

The exhibit’s content and context is one of healing and empowerment for all our Veterans who have served in peace and wartime. Every Veteran has a wide range of experiences while serving our country from the military. This show brings together a collection of photographs, memorabilia, writings, and more by Naropa Student Veterans in honor of their route to bring peace into daily living.

In addition to the gallery exhibit, Naropa University presents A Veteran’s Day Panel: Hosted by Dennis Kerr on November 11 from 12:00 to 1:20 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center on the Arapahoe Campus/2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302