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Art Scene

Christina Brusig
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6 x 6 = A Big Difference

We began this terrific annual exhibit in 2014 when our mixed media guru and teacher, Terry Muldoon, shared this great idea that art centers and galleries around the country were fundraising in a way that would involve the artistry of the whole community. “We’re in” was the rapid response. Year One – we sold out. Year Two – we sold out and we are ramping up for Year Three.

This is a true Community Art Exhibit. We want everyone to create and donate their art. All ages, all skill levels, all those new to the arts, and all seasoned pros are invited to participate. Become a part of our community mosaic!

Come by the Art Center, Monday – Friday from 9:00 – 5:00 and pick up your free 6” x 6” canvases. Let your imagination take over and paint, draw, paste, upcycle or bejewel it. Bring your completed canvases back to the Center by Friday, February 5th then join us Friday, February 12th at 6:00 pm for your Artist’s Reception, launching the exhibit that will run through March 3rd. All 6×6 canvases will be sold for $20 each/no tax.

When you support the Center for the Arts, you help us realize our mission “To provide opportunities to create and enjoy the arts.” You help us deliver a variety of classes for all ages and skill levels and make possible high quality community events like the Glenwood Springs Summer of Music Series. So, have a great time expressing yourself, donate your work of art back to us and we’ll reach our $50,000 fundraising goal. We can’t do it without you!

Painter’s Palette

Ariel Agemian’s life was his palette – from the strident primarily colors of early tragedy, loss, war and separation from his family in Turkey to the explosion of perception in the richly saturated colors of his art studies in Venice and the artist’s life of creating and teaching in the City of Art – Paris. Agemian’s palette would enrich his life and the lives of anyone he taught and anyone who shared his world of art.

We are delighted and honored to present the first offerings of Agemian prints for purchase at the Art Center’s gift shop. The striking Le Beret and Floral Bouquet are just two stunning examples of his unique perceptions and singular talents. To add to this event, Agemian’s daughter, Glenwood Springs resident Annig Raley, has generously loaned the Center the two original 1930’s oil paintings and the artist’s palette to make the experience complete! Come by and view one of the masters of his art.

Colorado Creative Industries – Final Call To Artists

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and CCAH have been designated to help facilitate the Creative Industries Summit in Carbondale May 5 – 6, 2016 during which the Governor’s Creative Leadership Awards will be given to 3 leading supporters of the arts in Colorado.

Garfield County artists have been invited, exclusively, to submit their designs for the Governor’s awards. All submissions – painting, sculpture, 3D, etc. – will be juried by a CCI panel. The winning artist will be commissioned to create the awards. Three awards will be presented to the individual award winners with the fourth award becoming part of the State of Colorado’s permanent Governor’s Art Award collection in the Colorado State Capitol.

Submission information is at Entry deadline to Colorado Creative Industries is January 21, 2015.

A Big Thanks in a Beautiful Gallery

We transformed the Center for the Arts with a fresh new look. We want you to join us January 22nd from 6:30 – 9:00 for our Annual Meeting and Appreciation Gala as we celebrate your support of the arts and honor our amazing teachers, volunteers and outstanding community arts supporters. To complement this wonderful evening, there will be live music, food and festivities so mark your calendar and we’ll see you there!

Endless Possibilities

Our blueprint for 2016…

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Albert Einstein

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

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