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Art Scene

Christina Brusig
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Parallel Universe

It happens to all of us. You lose your way during the day and seem to be on the outside looking in. Is everyone else more confident, easy in their step and handling anything that comes their way with a natural calm? Probably not but that is how we can feel.

Preparation is a constant at the Art Center. Everyday invites our best effort to perfect an environment wherein every student at every age is learning about themselves and building a confidence they can always call upon. They know they are free to try a new idea and see where it will lead.

24 Seven

This weekend, 16 dancers ranging from 6-16 years will be performing 18 pieces of original choreography at Denver’s 24 Seven Dance Convention. These dancers, aptly named The Center Stars, keep us focused on why the Center for the Arts exists — to discover, encourage and nurture the talent in everyone whether it is dance, music or art.

Teachers Laura Bahr, Katie Deyoe, Bella Barnum, Michelle Edgar Enos and I have taught the craft, refined the motion and created the artistry in the kind of original choreography that showcases these dancers at their best.

Beginning at 8 a.m. today through 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, log on to and see the results of the extraordinary level of creativity, dedication and hard work of everyone involved.

Art Matters

When Southern Methodist University name Glenwood Springs the Number One small city in the nation in its first-ever Arts Vibrancy Index, it was a fact-based recognition of a citizenry that believes in the power of art and supports that belief.

Join us from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, for our Annual Meeting and Appreciation Gala as we celebrate your support of the arts. We will be honoring our amazing teachers, volunteers and outstanding community supporters with a wonderful evening of live music, food and festivities.

Terry and Judy and Josefina

No, this is not a rock group in the traditional sense but these three artists certainly do rock the Art Center with their painting, drawing, pottery, ceramics and textile skills.

Here some great classes we have added for our Winter/Springs 2016 semester. Take a look, go online to and sign up.

Terry Muldoon

Tuesday 4-5: Young Master Drawing (6 yrs +)

Tuesday 5-6: Young Master Painting (6 yrs +)

These classes complement each other as basic composition, perspective and color are taught using pen, pencil, ink and paint.

Wednesday 6-7:30: Adult Mixed Media

Learn artistic, expressive layering using paint, paper and collage.

Josefina Gordh

Monday 5-6: Textile Art and Silk Design (all ages)

Painting, stenciling and printmaking on silk, cotton and linen.

Wednesday 6-7:30: Teen/Adult Ceramics (13 years and older)

Wheel throwing and hand building techniques, decorating, glazing and kiln firing.

Judy Davis

Monday 4-5: Kids Winter Clay Workshop (6 years and older)

Learn to make a treasure box, a piggy bank, castles and more.

Monday 5-6:30: Kids Wheel Throwing and Hand Building (6 years and older)

Learn to throw a pot on the potter’s wheel or use coil and slab techniques to make a hand-built piece — all in the same class.

6 x 6

There’s still time for you to pick up your canvas and be part of the biggest community art exhibit in town.

Remember, come by the Art Center, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pick up your free 6-inch-by-6-inch canvases and make your masterpiece in oil, acrylic, pencil, mixed media or anything your creative mind can imagine.

Bring your completed canvases back to the Center by Friday, Feb. 5, then join us at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, for your Artist’s Reception, launching the exhibit that will run through March 3.

All 6×6 canvases will be sold for $20 each/no tax.

Making Ready

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”

— Arthur Ashe

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

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