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Art Scene

Christina Brusig
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It doesn’t always happen from one day to the next or one week to the next, but from the last day of one year to the first day of the next, we feel we have a second chance for a new beginning. Like the tides and the gravitational pull of the moon, we are drawn to the future as we continue to build on our recent past.

We had a terrific year with big changes, big challenges and big successes, and we can’t wait to see what this year holds. Plans are in place for expanded class offerings, more public events and gallery exhibits and new partnerships with educators and artists.


Reminder about our first exhibit of 2015, and this one is definitely all about you: the Selfie Revolution. The exhibit will be on display for a month, and we will project the images onto a designated wall in the gallery. The deadline for your appropriate selfie submission is Jan. 5, and the opening night is Jan. 9 with the artists reception at 5:30 p.m. Send your digital, hi-res file to

Next up is the amazing 6×6 Exhibit — truly a community art exhibit. We launched this last year, and it was a triumph. We give you a 6-inch-by-6-inch canvas, and you create your masterpiece in oil, acrylic, mixed media or anything your creative mind can produce. You agree to create your showstopper and return it to us for our fundraising exhibit. The submission deadline is Feb. 2 with opening night and the artists reception on Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. Last year’s produced some astonishing work. Everyone is welcome — professional, amateur and anyone with a desire to have a great experience and support the Center for the Arts at the same time. Call your friends and family, and tell them to come by the Center and pick up a canvas.


Jenetta Howell’s Theatricals — Jenetta is a stand-out performer at the Vaudeville Revue, and she is bringing her talents to us starting on Wednesdays in January with:

Session One — Kid’s Kabaret, Jan. 14 through Feb. 18 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This six-week class is for kids of all ages and skill levels who want to learn how to showcase their theatrical talents.

2nd Session – Audition Workshop for Bugsy Malone Jr., Feb. 25 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Come learn how to audition.

Kay Cochran, former Disney miniatures artist, will be conducting three terrific sculpting classes every Thursday:

Clay with Kay (4-6 years) 4 to 5 p.m.

Basic Sculpture (7-15 years) 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Adult Sculpture (16 years+) 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Call for complete details about these exciting new classes that are waiting for you at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. 970-945-2414 or


Looking ahead, we renew, re-engage and focus on the future. But on a night when the sky is as clear as cold water, we look up and regard the ancient, original art of the celestial panorama that has watched us stumble and strut, search and discover, consider and resolve, weep and rejoice — we sigh and we smile.

From everyone at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, the very best for this New Year.

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

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