Campus Activities Events

26
Mar
17:00 to 00:00

Join RamEvents at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) for a Night on the Town Sunday, March 26th! As a CSU student, take advantage of this opportunity to see Kinky Boots, the Broadway musical sensation, for $12. Star-studded transportation to the DCPA is included in the price, but tickets are limited, so buy yours today at csutix.com!

“Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy- and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. “There is no show hotter than Kinky Boots!” – CBS News”

RamEvents
26
Mar
18:00 to 21:00

“Xpression!” was created to celebrate creative expression, unity and hip hop dance culture here in Fort Collins. RamEvents and the University Center for the Arts (UCA) is providing a free, refreshing platform dedicated to the importance of dance and building community. This artform has no boundaries or barriers. Incorporating local choreographers and dance crews in order to piece together an amazing experience for all. We want to inspire up-and-coming dancers by allowing the community to participate in educational workshops with star b-boy, M-PACT FROM THE KINJAZ. Not only will M-PACT teach a free workshop but he will be the official headliner to Xpression! Completely free for students and community, RSVP your tickets at csutix.com

Free Workshop (University Center of the Arts Dance):
1-4pm MST

Showtime (Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom):
6-9pm MST

Hosted by: Block 1750
Sounds by: DJ Zenas
Starring: M-PACT From The Kinjaz
(Free admission for students & community, RSVP at csutix.com!)

*Local Choreographers/Crews Lineup TBA!*

Click here to visit our Facebook event!

RamEvents
28
Mar
18:00 to 20:00

Join us for The Arc of Larimer County film festival in the Lory Student Center (LSC) Theatre to celebrate National Development Disabilities Awareness Month. 13 short films will touch your heart and mind, reframing perspectives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Purchase tickets now at csutix.com and don’t miss out on this incredible event March 28th from 6:00-8:00 pm.

For more information visit The Arc of Larimer County website here.

RamEvents
30
Mar
18:30 to 20:00

Franchesca Ramsey, the host and head writer for “MTV Decoded’ is coming to give a talk at CSU! Join RamEvents and the Women and Gender Advocacy Center (WGAC) for this FREE event on Thursday, March 30th at 6:30 pm in the Lory Student Center (LSC) Theatre. While the event is free, tickets are required and can be reserved at csutix.com.

For reasonable accommodations, please contact RamEvents at (970)-491-2727 at least three business days prior to the event.

Franchesca Ramsey is an actress, comedian and video blogger with over 29 million views on YouTube and over half a million followers across Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Her videos have been featured on MTV, The NY Times and The BBC. In 2012 “Sh*t White Girls Say…to Black Girls” was viewed 5 million times in 5 days, garnering coverage on MSNBC, ABC and Anderson Cooper. Most recently Franchesca worked as a writer and contributor for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central and is currently the host of the MTV web series Decoded.

For more information about Franchesca, visit her website here!

 

RamEvents
2
Apr
18:00 to 20:00

Prepare for a jump to hyperspeed as Prism’s next drag show takes to infinity and beyond the binary! This semester’s science fiction and space themed show, Galaxy Queers, will be on Sunday, April 2nd in the Grand Ballroom of the Lory Student Center. This show is completely free to everyone of all ages and home planets, so you have absolutely no excuse to the largest university drag show in the state! Doors will open at 5pm and the show will begin at 6pm. As always, we feature talent from students and faculty of CSU, as well as incredible performers from all around Colorado.

Donations this semester will go the Pride Resource Center here at CSU! So be sure to bring some change to support your fellow Rams! Huge thanks to our sponsors Wyoming Equality, the Residence Hall Association, and RamEvents for making this great event possible!

LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST:
***Shangela from RuPaul’s Drag Race will be joining our cast to give you a truly out of this world experience!!***

To visit our Facebook event, click here!

For any questions, contact prismdragshow@gmail.com

RamEvents
4
Apr
18:00 to 19:30

More information coming soon!

RamEvents
11
Apr
18:00 to 19:30

More information coming soon!

RamEvents
27
Apr
04:30 to 06:30

By Nani Chacon

By JayCee Bayale

Join the LSC Arts Program and Native American Cultural Center as we celebrate artists JayCee Beyale and Nanibah Chacon at a reception in the Duhesa Gallery. Both artists will be in attendance at the reception and will be giving artist talks and demonstrations earlier in the day. Further information about these talks and demonstrations TBA. Refreshments will be provided and all are invited to attend!

EXHIBIT DESCRIPTION

The exhibit Saturated Stories: Collaborations Between Two Diné Artists is meant to show the individual and collaborative body of work by JayCee Beyale and Nanibah Chacon. These two artists have partnered on various large scale projects within the past four years. Their friendship and similarity in subject matter is portrayed in this exhibit. Each artist has filled three cases of individual work that shows an array of work in various styles and mediums. JayCee and Nanibah worked together to create two large conceptual signage pieces that illustrate Diné phrases. Doo Shąąhtxéeh Da can be translated to make me strong or I have full strength, this affirmation is said after a meal as a way to be thankful. Haaláyeé , is a phrase that is hard to translate into English, but it can express sincerity that emphasizes encouragement, purpose and no failure to initiate a plan or act. Within context this phrase is said when one initially thinks of a plan and it is used to help the plan come to fruition.

The conceptual signage is one of the many ways JayCee and Nanibah have interwoven their culture into their artwork. In Nanibah Chacon’s work the celebration of women are evident and are celebrated through bright colors and minimal background. Nanibah has also included sketches of various activists that represent many indigenous communities. In JayCee Beyale’s work, the abstraction of space and line are used to blur the lines between the subject and the background.

Artist Information

NANIBAH “NANI” CHACON

BIO

Nanibah “Nani” Chacon is an Painter, Muralist, Educator and Art Activist and Organizer. She was raised in Chinle, Arizona and Albuquerque,New Mexico. Her cultural heritage and experience often informs her work as an artist and activist. Nani has a prolific career as an artist which spans close to 20 years, covering Graffiti artist, illustration, fine art painting, Murals and public works.  In 2002 she received her BA in education, she has taught grades K-College Prep both formally and informally as an artist and mentor. As an artist Nani has won numerous recognitions and exhibits her work nation wide. Her recent endeavors include work as an art activist on a national and international level, curatorial projects and community organizing.  

STATEMENT

My current work is based upon the notion of the integration and balance. I use this concept to propel both imagery and the content behind the work. The imagery of my work will often consist of two or more images, weather “subject” based or abstract, and allow them to interact with one another on a single plane. In doing this I explore the concept of balance. I integrate the images until I find the harmonious precipice in which they can aesthetically interact, and become one thought.
The content of my current body of work is an exploration of integrating Dine Philosophy and creation stories within the context of contemporary culture. I explore this idea by examining symbols within textile patterns of Diné rugs and using them to create a symbolic narration for the characters within my work. Often times the basis coming from traditional areas of thought with in Diné culture, such as Deities, nature, women, animals and creation. These symbols are then put into context by the characters within the paintings which are depicted in a contemporary style.
The characters in my work which are often women provide a commentary on women within traditional and contemporary cultures. The subjects become a piece to embrace and confront the natural attributes women possess and add to the forefront of society. I aim to provide a glimpse at women not only in contemporary culture but throughout time, as I feel it is inherent to provide an image for our natural grounding to history, culture and ideologies, and how that has a dialogue with the world at large.

 

JAYCEE BEYALE

BIO

JayCee Beyale grew up in the Four Corners area of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico.  He is a member of the Navajo Nation and he is of Tachii’nii – Red Running Into the Water people clan. JayCee received his BFA with an emphasis in Printmaking from the University of New Mexico. JayCee currently manages a screen printing shop in Colorado Springs, Colorado and often participates in collaborative murals and other art projects with fellow artists and community members in New Mexico and Colorado.

JayCee’s connection to his aboriginal culture is heavily influenced by his involvement in the Arts.  His personal identity and background have always been present in his work because he is proud of who is and where he comes from. His career as an artist started when he discovered street art and graffiti. JayCee is deeply influenced by electronic music, and feels certain that without music, his art would not exist.

STATEMENT

Combining traditional indigenous ideologies and his personal Buddhist practice, he is always striving to emphasize the concepts and convictions in his art. Using a combination of various mediums ranging from spray paint to balsa wood, he creates works that communicating his present existence.  He hopes to share his beliefs by celebrating the fusion of technology and indigenous culture. JayCee aspires to illustrate the Laws of Movement and Unity in his work.

 

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