Dairy Arts Center


Art on the loose!

Please enjoy a wide array of Free virtual content, specifically created for Dairy audiences. In support of our artistic community, we will also be providing collaborative events, classes, or workshops with individual artists or organizations. 

Dairy Arts Center Creative Collaborator, Author & Professor R. Alan Brooks wants to know “What are you afraid to do in your creative life?” Check back for more short artistic insights from R. Alan Brooks and the Dairy!

Recorded April 24, 2021 via Zoom Webinar -Join us for a night of true stories centered around the theme of RACE, told from the heart, and from living rooms across the country. Eliminating racism is a monumental task. We believe it starts with stories. When we can look at our own stories with honesty and courage, and listen to one another’s stories with curiosity and heart, we have a much better shot at taking meaningful action towards creating a just and equitable world. That’s what we’ve been doing in this 8-week storytelling workshop — digging for and sharing true, personal narrative stories about how race has played a part in our lives. On April 24, we’ll share those stories with you. Co-led by Johanna Walker, speaker, trainer, and host of Boulder’s Story Slam, and Darryl Piggott, LA-based educator, with a mixed-race group of storytellers from across the US. Storytellers include: Carrie Sawyer Kory May Gage Evans Mary Friedrichs Tim Hillmer Lola Adeyemo Shani Raviv Shene Randall

Join Dairy Arts Center’s Executive Director Melissa Fathman for the first in a series of Zoom conversations with Walt Pourier. Founder of Nakota Designs and the Stronghold Society, Walt is Oglala Lakota, an American skateboarder, artist, designer, skateboarding activist, and a thought-provoking speaker. He is an artist who paints and designs on skateboards, canvas, and other materials, and was Artist in Residence at the Denver Art Museum in 2017. These are not-to-miss conversations that will cover anything from creative movements, indigenous prophecies coming to life, to skateboarding and rock stars! Recorded March 3, 2021 via Zoom Webinar.

January 18th 6:00-7:00 pm – A virtual event hosted by poet Briannah Hill, featuring poet Hakeem Furious, visual artist Tya Anthony, and musicians Hazel Miller and Julia Kirkwood. Recorded via Zoom Webinar.

From Legacy to Possibility, a curated playlist for Martin Luther King Day

Selection of songs chosen by musicians Hazel Miller and Julia Kirkwood for the celebration of MLK Day, 2021. PLAY>>

From Hazel:

A Change Gone Come | Sam Cooke
This song was the wail of sadness that so many people felt.

Too Many Martyrs | Phil Ochs

This Train | Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud | James Brown

We Shall Not Be Moved | Freedom Singers

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round | Sweet Honey in the Rock

How I Got Over | Mahalia Jackson

From Julia:

I Can’t Breathe | H.E.R
This song speaks to some very specific events, (such as the ongoing list of deaths by Police officers imposed on Black citizens.), as well as current police brutality towards black people.

Freedom | Beyoncé
This song speaks to the fact that we’re trying to break free from the chains that continue to hold us down.

This is America (explicit) | Childish Gambino
This song tells it like it is. It shows how America continues to fight the same fight in different forms, but it also shows how both sides have things they need to figure out in order to end the ongoing violence and warfare.

I Just Wanna Live | Keedron Bryant
This song speaks to the true feelings and dangers many of us blacks are going through right now. This song being written by such a young person shows that the events taking place have a lasting effect on those of all ages.

Recorded via Zoom Webinar on November 1, 2020 – The theme for the night was FREE.

Did you ever go dumpster diving? Did you free yourself from the chains of your hometown and head out on the road? Did you judge someone in a judgement-free zone? Are you finally free from addiction after many years of trying? Are you child-free by choice or by circumstance? Did you free yourself from your corporate job and start a lemonade stand? Are you free on Sunday night?

Storytellers included Nora Burns, Lilly Hansing, Alexis Miles, Kelita Samone, Judy Cody, Keith Bailey, Diana Sorus, Melissa Dinwiddie, Laura Ellsworth and Mary Roberts.

Hosted by Johanna Walker, public speaking coach and lover of all things story, based in Boulder, CO. With guest musician, co-host (and Johanna’s brother!), Hal Walker, multi-instrumentalist of TikTok Fame, based in Kent, OH.

Recorded via Zoom Webinar August 9, 2020 – $1600 was donated to the Equal Justice Initiative as a result of this show! A night of true stories centered around the theme of RACE, told from the heart, and from living rooms across the country.

Recorded June 30, 2020 via Zoom Webinar. Redlined – Author Linda Gartz discusses her book for this moment. Inspired by a trove of long-hidden family letters, diaries, photos, spanning the 20th Century, Redlined interweaves a riveting family story with the history of redlining. Linda will share this history, read short excerpts from Redlined, and speak about the federal government’s redlining policies that segregated America. She’ll display historic photos and talk about digitized versions of the original 1940s redlining maps.

Recorded via Zoom Webinar June 7, 2020 – Hosted by Johanna Walker, speaking coach, and lover of all things story
With guest musician and co-host, Hal Walker. And stories BY YOU! The theme for the night is RING.

A motley menagerie of wild (and not-so-wild) animals inhabit these stories about what it really means to be human. Featuring Stories on Stage favorites Erin Rollman and John Jurcheck!
Plus a chat after with the actors. Recorded May 14, 2020 via Zoom Webinar.

Artist Chat: Absurd Digital World – Recorded May 7, 2020 via Zoom Webinar.

Artist Chat: Studio Tour with Ashley Joon – Abstract floral artist Ashley Joon is joined by photographer Blake Jackson for an intimate interview from the artist’s studio. Recorded May 9, 2020 via Zoom Webinar.

Boulder’s Story Slam – “Lost and Found” – Recorded May 3, 2020 via Zoom Webinar. 

Boulder Ballet Presents Michael Schulze in Collaboration with Amy Earnest and Lance Hardin – Host George Thomas shares 4 years of collaboration between composer Michael Schulze and Choreographers Amy Earnest and Lance Hardin of the Boulder Ballet. Featuring pre-recorded performances of Interactive V1.0, DeProgramme, Angels, Demons, and Deadly Sins, and Vertical.

Free Range Magic with Ben Young and Braden Carlisle – Ben Young has thrilled audiences worldwide with his fresh spin on the typical magic show. Forget the rabbits and sequins, and join Ben in an upbeat show that focuses on a fun group experience! Find out why Ben was hand-picked to appear on the hit CW TV show Penn & Teller: Fool Us, has performed for the troops at 30+ military bases, and is a frequent guest performer in major casinos on the Las Vegas Strip! Offstage, Ben is just your average, nerdy, magic, part-time superhero. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and is a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and dabbles with the ukulele. As always, the Boulder Magic Show at the Dairy is hosted and curated by our own Braden Carlisle.

Stories On Stage: Adults Alone – Recorded on April 9, 2020, via Zoom Webinar – Stories on Stage favorites Jessica Austgen and Geoff Kent perform an outrageous and funny short story, “Adults Alone.” When the kids are away, the adults will DEFINITELY play — and learn some weird new things about themselves, as well!


Artist Chat: We Are What We Wear – Recorded April 9, 2020, via Zoom Webinar – Associate Curator Drew Austin chats with artists of We Are What We Wear, previously exhibited in 2019 at The Dairy. Hear from Winnie van der Rijn (New York), Peggy Turchette (Colorado), and more artists from around the country on their current live/work situation and their connection to fiber media in a time of mask creation and repurposing.

Boulder’s Story Slam – VIRTUAL (recorded Sunday, April 5). Hosted by Johanna Walker, speaking coach and lover of all things story With guest musician and co-host, Hal Walker. And stories BY YOU! The theme for the night was VIRAL. 

“Among Flowers in Bloom”- A collaborative online performance, made in isolation, with dance artist Julie Rothschild, musicians Emily Bowman and David Crowe, and visual artist Belgin Yucelen.

Curator of the Dairy Arts Center’s monthly Magic Showcase and Magician Braden Carlisle’s “Easiest Rubber Band Magic Trick”

“From The Ashes”  – Cindy Brandle Dance Company, February 2020

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MARCH 2020

As of today, 3/12/2020, The Dairy Arts Center remains open and operational. Should scheduling changes occur, ticket holders will be directly notified by The Dairy Arts Center.

If you have a question about an event please contact the presenting arts organization. For films, Dairy Presents and all other questions contact the Box Office at 303.440.7826