Fall, “when the trees regret their leaves,” ushers us to the end of the year when we pause to look back and see where we have been and to look ahead to see where we are going.
The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts has had a remarkable year of exciting transition and growth with more classes, more local school outreach and more artists joining the family.
The Art Center is the most valuable cultural asset in the area, and we continue to grow because of the support we get from the community.
Supporting your Art Center has never been easier with Colorado Gives Day on Dec. 9. Log on to coloradogives.org, search for the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and donate. Share this event with friends and family in town and out of town — it’s a nationwide charitable-giving website. It’s easy and tax-deductible.
If you miss that date, think about year-end giving by picking a project to support, like the Summer of Music, donating to our scholarship fund because we believe art is for everyone or joining the center with a family or individual membership.
We’re expanding our class offerings as the community has asked for a variety of new learning opportunities, and we listened. Our pottery studio will be purchasing a new kiln to speed up the finished products created by our students. Sponsor our kiln and your tax return will thank you.
Meet The Artist
Judy Davis, our amazing studio potter and clay instructor, began her career in clay in 1975 while living in Denver.
“I was six months pregnant when I first put clay on a wheel,” Davis said. “I still tease my sons about that ‘creative’ event.”
Life in the mountains called, and the family moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1978, where Davis continued her education with classes and workshops in clay throwing and hand-building while raising her sons and running the family tile business in Glenwood Springs. She began teaching clay classes at the Art Center in 1998, managing the studio and inspiring students of all ages.
As Judy describes her artistic world, “The touch and feel of the clay, that certain pressure that makes it all work, yes, that lifts my spirits, and I strive to convey that energy and love into each piece. My work is functional in nature, inviting the user to reach for it every day, to touch and enjoy.”
You can find Davis’ one-of-the-kind pottery at Winterfest 2014. Join us from 5:30-8 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts for the Winterfest Artist Reception and Business After Hours event. Meet the artists, discover amazing holiday gifts and enjoy the holiday spirit.
Christina Brusig is the executive director of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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