Past Events:

Winter 2017-2018

Join your friends for some warm, Winter gatherings.

We're slowly entering the winter season, while making many preparations for spring....

          

  • Mmmwhah! Gatherings, Second Sundays in Lafayette:  Free dance and art-making with live improvisational music

  • Music Improvisation Workshop Series. Feb 18, March 4 & 18.  For beginners to professionals. With Mark Miller.

  • Kirtan Arts: Feb 28  Sacred songs and ancient Sanskrit chants to open the heart and celebrate the divine, with free dance and art-making. 

  • Art & Activism:  Every Wednesday at 9:30am. Post card writing and phone calling over coffee and bagels

  • Mmmwhah! Ensemble Rehearsals. Stay tuned for a really delightful offering next summer.

 

"The Planting" by Sandra Bierman

Past Events: Autumn 2017

A Mmmwhahsome! Autumn

All for free / Donations greatly appreciated.  

The Mmmwhah! policy on money is:  Don't let money stop you.  / Give as generously as you can.

 

Tune in:  Our programming keeps expanding and changing. Sign up to receive invitations, updates on additions, cancellations, rain dates, etc. 

by Merlyn Holmes

Fall Schedule

Join your friends for a Mmmwhahsome! Autumn.

We'll be enjoying a range of events, most with wonderful live music, including: 

  • Mmms: Music & Movement Meditations, with art making             

  • Mmmwhah! Jams:  Free dance and art-making with live improvisational music

  • Art Workshops: Informal gatherings and explorations of particular art topics

  • Art & Activism:  Post card writing and phone calling over coffee and bagels

  • Kirtan Arts:  Sacred songs and ancient Sanskrit chants to open the heart and celebrate the divine, with free dance and art-making. 

  • NoBo Art District Mixers & Pop-up Galleries: Casual get together and sharing with NoBo artists, musicians, dancers and other creatives. Potluck.

  • BIG EVENT:  Mmmwhah! Turns One! Celebration and Fundraiser. Open jam, dance, art-making, food, beverages, friends.... November 29. (Rain date: Dec 13)  Please RSVP.

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Music for the Mmms and Mmmwhah! Jams by

  • Bill McCrossen on kora, guembri, ocean harp, Tibetan gong, meditation bowls, bird whistles, and double bass...

  • Jesse Manno on oud, flute, voice, percussion, laptop, and recorded sounds...

  • Woodwinds by Mark Miller, Prasanna Bishop, and Dexter Payne on flute, shakuhachi, saxophone, clarinet...

  • Brian Mullins on a variety of instruments...

Music for the Kirtans by

  • Ken Bernstein, guitar and vocals

  • Laura Moses granger, vocals and harmonium

  • Prasanna Bishop, woodwinds

  • Zay Alejandro Camara Rios, vocals and percussion

  • Bill McCrossen, electric bass

  • Andy Skellinger, Zach Hedstrom, tabla

Facilitation by Merlyn Holmes, Sandra Bierman, and other NoBo Art District members

Every Wednesday:  Art & Activism | 9:30am @ Silver Sage Cohousing , 1650 Yellow Pine, Boulder

Art and Activism go together like Coffee and Bagels.  Join us each and every week to tend the state of our nation and write postcards and make phone calls.  It's way more fun doing this together! Coffee and bagels, postcards and stamps provided.
 

 

Wednesday Evenings at Alive Studios | 4593 Broadway, Boulder - near Yarmouth

Facilitated by Merlyn Holmes

  

Sept 20: Kirtan Arts | 7-9pm | Ken Bernstein, Laura Moses Granger, Bill McCrossen and guests

Oct 4: Mmm | 7-8:30pm | Bill McCrossen and Jesse Manno. Art led by Catherine Carilli.

Oct 11:  NoBo Art District Mixer & Pop-up Gallery | 5:30-6:45pm

              Mmmwhah! Jam | 7-9pm | Bill McCrossen, Jesse Manno, and Dexter Payne. 

              Art led by Ken Bernstein.

Oct 18:  Mmm | 7-8:30pm |  Bill McCrossen and Dexter Payne. Art led by Catherine Carilli.

Oct 25: Kirtan Arts | 7-9pm | Ken Bernstein, Laura Moses Granger, Prasanna Bishop, Zach Hedstrom,and Bill McCrossen. Art led by Kathleen LeRoy.

Nov 1:  Mmm | 7-8:30pm | Bill McCrossen and Prasanna Bishop. Art led by Lisa Michot.

Nov 8:  NoBo Art District Mixer & Pop-up Gallery | 5:30-6:45pm

             Mmmwhah! Jam | 7-9pm | Brian Mullins, Dexter Payne and Bill McCrossen. Art led by Catherine Carilli.

Nov 15: Mmm | 7-8;30pm | Mark Miller and Bill McCrossen. Art led by Ken Bernstein.

Nov 22:  Kirtan Arts | 7-9pm | Ken Bernstein, Laura Moses Granger, Prasanna Bishop, Bill McCrossen, and guests

Nov 29:   BIG EVENT:  Mmmwhah TURNS ONE! | Celebration & Fundraiser | Join us in celebrating with an open jam, dance, art-making, food, beverages, and good company. (Rain date: Dec 13)  Please RSVP.

Dec 6:  NoBo Art District Mixer & Pop-up Gallery | 5:30-6:45pm

             Mmm | 7-8;30pm | Bill McCrossen and guests

Dec 13:  Mmmwhah! Jam | 7-9pm | Bill McCrossen, Mark Miller, and Prasanna Bishop

Dec 20:  -- Postponed to Jan. 17 -- Mmm | 7-8;30pm | Bill McCrossen and guests

Dec 27:  Kirtan Arts | 7-9pm | Ken Bernstein, Bill McCrossen, and guests

 

Special Event: Dance is for Every Body

"Mmmwhah! in 20 minutes"

Saturday, November 4, 11:30 am

Boulder Public Library, Canyon Gallery

Merlyn Holmes (dance), Bill McCrossen (kora, geumbri, double bass), Prasanna Bishop (woodwinds), Emily Takahashi (piano), Elena Camerin Young (voice), Khabu Young (guitar), and other dancers and artists including Amy Biondo, Hope Malken, Talia Santos, Natalie Tate, and Kristen.

Every Wednesday:  Art & Activism

9:30am @ Silver Sage Cohousing, 1650 Yellow Pine

Write postcards. Make phone calls. Enjoy coffee, bagels and company.

Sandra Bierman and Merlyn Holmes.

 

Sunday Art Workshops with Sandra Bierman 

4-5:30pm | Silver Sage Cohousing, 1650 Yellow Pine

  •    Figure Drawing Series | 1st & 3rd Sundays through November (except Oct 15)

  •    Mandala Making | 2nd Sundays through November

 Open to complete beginners or serious artists.

Early fall events

Sept 10:  Art Workshop: Making Mandalas with Sandra Bierman | 4-5:30pm @ Silver  Sage Cohousing, 1650 Yellow Pine, Boulder

Sept 13:  Mmm | 5:30-6:30pm @ 4691 16th St., hopefully outside if weather is good!

               Music by Bill McCrossen and Prasanna Bishop 

               Facilitated by Merlyn Holmes

Sept 17: Art Workshop: Drawing Hands & Feet with Sandra Bierman | 4-5:30pm @ Silver Sage

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