The Focus of Two Colorado Residents' Books

For two Boulder County authors, breast cancer made an indelible mark on each of their lives. Now, Jennifer Lynch and Cristina Trapani-Scott are each set to release books that explore their individual experiences as caregiver and survivor. Both authors will be launching their books at the Lyons Regional Library on Wednesday, February 28, at 6:30 p.m.



As the United States commemorates the centennial anniversary of the American military entering World War I, the Longmont Museum unveils a new exhibition illustrating Longmont’s role in the Great War. Opening the evening of Friday, Feb. 2, WWI: Longmont & the Great War tells the personal stories of World War I through the experiences of people from Longmont – soldiers, doctors, and nurses in training and overseas, as well as citizens on the homefront.



By Chrystal DeCoster
"Not just 'Western' -- Beyond Gift Shop -- More than a Gallery," is the tagline for Western Stars Gallery and Studio at 160 East Main in Lyons. Thanks to tourists from near and far who have 'just popped in,' discerning regional shoppers who have declared it as a regular 'must stop' destination, and locals who depend upon it as 'the go to place' in Lyons for gifts and cards - Western Stars is on the map and celebrating December as its best month yet.

On January 3, gallery owners Chrystal DeCoster and Betsy Hubner attended the 25th Anniversary Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale's Red Carpet Reception at the National Western Complex in Denver. There



By Chrystal DeCoster

In February, the Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission (LAHC) is preparing to launch an exciting campaign for the expansion of public art in Lyons; a collection now known as the "heARTS of LYONS - an outdoor arts collection -- all over town."

A logo, a website facilitating the application process via Submittable, and a detailed nationwide Call to Artists release have been collectively crafted by the Board over the past few months. The Town of Lyons staff helped devise a map where placement of art is permitted, and will also be assisting with the installation of mounting blocks and placards for each piece selected.


In the final stretch is the planning for what will come to be known as, heARTS of LYONS - "an outdoor arts collection - all over town." Now that the dust has settled from most flood recovery efforts and recent eastern corridor construction, the number of sculptures placed on the streets of Lyons is about to double and a regional Call to Artists for an official submission of outdoor art is soon to launch. Through the generosity of The Lyons Community Foundation, selected sculptors will be paid




By Bonnie Auslander
The poetry teacher was coaxing about twenty children of all ages and their parents gathered at Lyons Town Hall on Saturday, January 6, for the Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission's (LAHC) seasonal art show. She was looking for descriptions of a snowy day.

Lyons area artists are welcome to submit their wall hangable creations for Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission's 2018 Quarterly Town Hall Art Show Series - "Four Seasons."  Deadlines and submission instructions are listed below.

Deliver wintry wall hangable creations (all mediums) with placards on Fri. Jan. 5 to Town Hall 4-7 pm; Show Opening / Community Tapas Potluck / Open Poetry

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