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Art Scene

Christina Brusig
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“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things I had no words for.”

When Georgia O’Keeffe visited Santa Fe, she needed a break from New York and her art. The minute she saw the light play on the abstract shapes of the outcroppings and the regal assumptions of the cactus, there was no going back. Her art forever redefined the power of individual perception, and she and the world were never the same again.

Terry Muldoon, the Art Center’s gifted teacher and gallery curator, shares that same curiosity, that same artistic reach, that same endless imagination. A well-known regional artist and teacher, Terry creates classes that discover the art in everyone.

Terry’s input into our new 2015/2016 class schedule says it all — classes for students from 3 years to 16 years and older. Open enrollment ends Sept. 25, so go to, take a look, find the right class and register. Call us with any questions at 970-945-2414.

Something good

We don’t demand perfection every day, the constant peak experience, the essential moment, but we certainly want to feel good about ourselves as often as possible.

We can help you with that last part.

Every time you attend a Center for the Arts event, you make all the difference by supporting more than 60 in-house art, pottery, dance and music classes for children and adults; six collaborative outreach programs at the Two Rivers Community School, Glenwood Springs Middle School, Glenwood Springs Elementary School and Sopris Elementary School; as well as our large in-house world and culture program for students in the Re-2 school district. Best of all, you will help sponsor 50 annual scholarships every year to families in need.

Your next feel-good experience is coming up at the historic Hotel Colorado on from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 17.

It’s the Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest, our biggest fundraiser of the year. That’s the night you leave all personal restraint at the door and enjoy great food, wine, brews and the best silent auction yet. Join the Art Center as an individual, family or corporate member, and get tickets at a discount. You will have a marvelous evening sampling the very best food and drink in the area, and at the same time, you will be part of a very good thing — supporting the largest arts organization in the Roaring Fork Valley.

One of the best parts of that night is your opportunity to be a corporate sponsor and enjoy valleywide recognition. Last year, we had the biggest turnout to date, and we are poised to beat that personal best. Give me a call, and we can discuss ways to create a customized package for your organization. 970-945-2414.

Georgia O’Keeffe would be proud

The Art Center without our legendary artists/teachers is unimaginable. They constantly raise the bar, inspire their students and keep burnishing our reputation. We want you to see the art behind the artist. Our next gallery exhibit opens next Friday, Sept. 25, and features the sublime work of Kay Cochran, Josefina Gordh, Alyssa Kirstein, Kris Kosmowski, Noemi Kosmowski, Amy Levenson and Terry Muldoon. Come by and take a look at the world through their artistry.

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

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