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Art Scene

Christina Brusig
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A great website is like great theater: the most immediate and impactful way to share ideas and experience.

After much critical thinking and looking at the possibilities from our point of view and yours, we are proud to direct you to our latest production: Find up-to-the-minute information on classes, events and exhibits. Get to know all about my amazing staff — the talented core of your art center and the reason we have the reputation for excellence and commitment that we enjoy. Find out how you or your company can sponsor our popular events that reach some of the biggest audiences in the valley and how individuals can donate online and support the vital arts and education programs we deliver. A special thanks to our website designer, Nicholas Villareal, and my assistant, Brie Carmer, whose brilliant design, photography and technical skills made the site possible.


When you saw our biggest dance performance and annual showcase last month, Dancers Dancing, you saw articulation, agility, strength and beauty. Among those dancing were several who are members of our competitive dance program. These extraordinary artists have been competing throughout the year in regional contests and have earned a place in the national competition in Anaheim this summer.

Join us at the Art Center at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 22, and be amazed as our competitive dancers debut all 23 original pieces they will be performing at the nationals. Tickets are $8 with all proceeds going toward competition costs. Visit our website or call us at 970-945-2414 and be part of the magic.

Nothing is more fun than a comedic sendup or a clever parody, and have we got a great one for you. Twenty-two super talented local students are struttin’ their stuff in Bugsy Malone, Jr., a brilliant take on the 1920s musical. This wonderful production, directed by our talented colleague Jennetta Howell, runs at 7 p.m. May 29 and 30 and 2 p.m. May 31 at the CMC Spring Valley New Space Theatre. Seating is limited, so get your tickets now at or call us at 970-945-2414. Tickets for adults are $10 and students are $7.


Public art has been with us for centuries. It is that thing that stirs us, sparks our imagination and suspends time even for a brief moment. The inert has movement and a power we cannot resist.

The 2 Rivers Art Project is a great source of pride for us. This will be the eighth year that the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and the Chamber Resort Association continue to bring public art to our town. Through the years, we have purchased eight pieces and have donated them to the city as permanent installations.

During the week of May 25, we will be installing the work of this year’s selected artists, the result of our annual call to artists. We will also be relocating some of the existing works. We invite you to take a walk around town and enjoy the remarkable talent of sculptors who carry on the timeless art of striking a balance between the momentary and the timeless and define the physicality of space and the nature of sculpture.

Christina Brusig is the executive director of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. She can be reached at

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