Month: August 2014

  • A Little More About Cafe Americana

    (Mosaic, our 2014 fund-raising event, will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, September 5 here at the Center. We’re especially excited out our main musical guests, Café Americana, and we want you to be excited too! Here’s a bit more about them, and don’t forget to buy your tickets using the link on this page!)

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    We’ve captured a few strays from the Denver area acoustic roots band Stray Dog: Eric Woods, Zac Cottrell & Anne and Joe Rigley. From numerous original songs, acoustic interpretations of classic rock tunes, 1940’s jazz standards, all the way to bluegrass and blues, they put their own mark on a broad, eclectic mix of music.

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  • Art Instructor Cunningham Demos Stone Carving at Denver Art Museum

    Colorado artist Ann Cunningham has been teaching art to blind students at the Center since … well, it feels like she’s always been with us! That’s why we’re excited to spread the word. For the next two weekends, Ann will be demonstrating stone carving at the Denver Art Museum as part of their weekend artist demonstrations. We’re reposting some of the info explaining what that’s all about from DAM’s web site. If you want to find out what other artist demonstrations are coming up, follow the link.

    Sculpture Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

    Every day the museum is open, visitors can explore the creative process behind assorted techniques and mediums in the Sculpture Studio.… Read the rest “Art Instructor Cunningham Demos Stone Carving at Denver Art Museum”

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  • Announcing Mosaic

    Announcing Mosaic

    An Evening of Art, Cuisine and Entertainment

    Purchase Tickets for Mosaic

    Tickets are just $30, $10 for children under 12.

    Proceeds benefit the programs at the Colorado Center for the Blind. From youth to seniors, we teach our students that blindness is just a characteristic. It’s all about confidence!

    Join us at the Center:

    Friday, September 5th
    5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

    Black & White photo of Cafe AmericanaTaste a wide selection of foods from some of Littleton’s best restaurants.

    Learn how blind students create sculpture and stone carvings, and how they build a final project in woodshop.

    Pick up some basics in Braille.

    Cap off the evening with Cafe Americana’s own blend of American roots music – everything from jazz, bluegrass and folk to originals!… Read the rest “Announcing Mosaic”

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  • Students & Staff close CCB Summer ’14 with ‘You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful’

    Watch the video of the July 30 Talent Show finale:

    Summer Youth Programs ended July 30 with a student talent show featuring solo singing and duets, Native American flute, songs in Spanish, Mandarin and Thai, as well as lively and funny Emceeing.

    The finale of the show – and the summer – was was ‘You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful’ sung by all summer students and staff.

    Why this song? Youth Services Director Brent Batron decided it was the theme of the summer after hearing it almost every day for month at 7 a.m. Early-arriving students took advantage of the baby grand piano in our lobby to play and sing before the start of classes.… Read the rest “Students & Staff close CCB Summer ’14 with ‘You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful’”

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  • Summer 2014 StudentNow Knows She Can

    Summer 2014 StudentNow Knows She Can

    Editor’s Note: Annalyn, a 17-year-old from South Carolina, was part of our Earn and Learn Program in 2014. She worked at the Auraria Childcare Center with infants and toddlers, taking a 20-minute light rail ride to work early each morning. She wrote this thank-you letter in perfect contracted Braille with her slate and stylus. The next morning, our next-to-last day in the Summer 2014 Youth Programs, she read it aloud to Brent and Julie at our morning announcements. Read the letter and you might see why Brent and Julie were momentarily speechless, but also why we do what we do at the Colorado Center for the Blind.

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