Steamboat briefs: City seeks public art proposals
The city of Steamboat Springs has ended the moratorium on accepting public art to be placed on city-owned property and is accepting proposals through Monday, Aug. 14.
Applicants must submit an application and associated information, including photographs, site plans, maintenance requirements and budget to Winnie DelliQuadri, assistant to the city manager at email@example.com. Applications can also be dropped off at City Hall, 137 10th Street.
The city’s Public Art Policy, which provides guidance on this process, as well as the Public Art Donation Application, can be found on the city’s website at steamboatsprings.net/publicart.
Appropriate city departments will be consulted to evaluate the proposal and any potential issues, and a curatorial group will make recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Commission and/or City Council for final approval.
The deadline to apply is Monday, Aug. 14.
Chief to hold auditions for performance of Edgar Allan Poe works
Auditions for “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14 at the Chief Theater. The show is a series of Edgar Allan Poe dramatic readings that will be performed on Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct.21. Interested parties should contact Arty Smith via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The show includes readings of seven poems and seven abridged tales . Although it does not require memorization of lines, it does require a commitment to making rehearsals as most of the readings require careful timing in choral readings.
Yampa Valley Singers to begin rehearsals, invite singers
Yampa Valley Singers will begin weekly rehearsals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 at St.Paul’s Episcopal Church. The group invites all singers to join this community chorus, directed by Christel Houston, as it prepares for concerts Nov. 17 and 18. Tenor and bass singers are especially needed. For more information and registration, contact Ruth McClelland at 970-879-2641.
Library to present free foreign film Wednesday
Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free foreign film series continues with “Soul on a String,” a drama from Tibet directed by Yang Zhang, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the Chief Theater. Variety magazine calls it “a slow-simmering, Western-style action drama of blood feud, misfired machismo, and spiritual quest spread across Tibet’s rolling steppes and scorching deserts.”
After discovering a sacred stone in the mouth of a deer, Taibei, a solitary Tibetan cowboy, embarks on a mission: to bring it back to the holy Mountain of Buddha’s Handprint. Pursued by black market traders who seek the priceless artifact for themselves, as well as two brothers seeking vengeance for the long-ago death of their father, Taibei’s journey will be a long and difficult one — even before it is thrown off course by strange, mystical events. The film screens in Tibetan and with English subtitles. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
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