Arts & Entertainment


Carolyn Campbell celebrated as Arts Person of the Year

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Seldom does one run across an artist whose creativity is as diverse as that of Carolyn Campbell, whose time in Evergreen has been highlighted by writing poetry, books and a play, complete with her own original music and libretto; oil painting; and teaching classes in poetry and creative writing.

On Saturday, October 15th at El Rancho Brewing, Center for the Arts Evergreen put together An Evening in Paradise: A Tropical Escape to honor her as Art Person of the Year.  

The event was colorful, just as Carolyn Campbell is colorful in all she does and has done.  Her abstract paintings reflect a Latino influence in a whimsical way.  Her writings are colorfully written.  Her life has been anything but dull.  Read a profile on Carolyn written specifically for by clicking here.



Karen Lindsay to be honored as CAE Arts Person of the Year

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Center for the Arts Evergreen’s annual gala fund raising evening – “Evening for the Arts: Dead Artists Society” – will be held on Tuesday, October 6, at Christie’s of Genesee.  Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in costume, but costumes are not necessary.

This annual event is filled with never-ending fun and entertainment, complete with dinner, open bar, a silent and live auctions of art work, exotic trips and services. The silent auction will highlight a selection of wonderful fine arts and crafts from Summerfest.

Each year Center for the Arts Evergreen honors a member of the Evergreen community for exemplary service and dedication to the arts as “CAE Arts Person of the Year.” This year’s honor goes to Karen Lindsay, a longtime member of Sculpture Evergreen (aka Arts for the Mountain Community).

Karen served as President of Arts for the Mountain Community and was active in creating its educational outreach program. Karen, who always signs her communications “Arts Enthusiast,” has been active in promoting, supporting and actively advocating for the arts in Evergreen.

She has taught art history courses at the Center for the Arts Evergreen and has led educational field trips to the Denver Art Museum, the Clifford Still Museum, Santa Fe and Taos. Karen has also taught in the University of Denver’s acclaimed “Olli” continuing adult educational program. As a member of the CAE Capital Campaign Committee, she is leading the charge towards moving the art center into a new home.

For tickets to Evening for the Arts, at $75 per person, call the Center for the Arts Evergreen at 303-674-0056 or for more information, go to


The Davises celebrate 50 years with the Evergreen Players

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John and Kathleen Davis were honored on Sunday, August 28th, as the king and queen of the Evergreen Players – two volunteers who have helped the organization in every way possible over the past fifty years.  More than 100 friends and family showed up at Mount Vernon Country Club to raise a toast to the husband-and-wife team who have devoted their entire married life to the theatre in Evergreen.

They were married in March of 1966 and moved to Colorado shortly thereafter, settling in Evergreen.  Soon after they noticed an article in the Canyon Courier announcing that the Players would be meeting at the Public Service building.  They attended and each signed up to help with the next production, and that was the start of the story – 50 years ago.  

Members of the improv team – EPIC – reenacted significant moments of the Davises' time with the organization.  One skit depicted the time an actor failed to show up for a performance, and John got a last-minute call at home, requesting he be a stand-in.  In another part of the show on Sunday, their daughters stood before a microphone and told stories about how the show had to go on no matter what. Grandchildren even took part in the program.

To read more of the history of the Davises with the Players, click here.