The end of a year signifies an ideal time to thank those who have made 2014 such a success for us.
I have to admit, 2014 has been the best year of my life so far. I was blessed with a sweet, healthy and loving baby boy, and was also granted an incredible promotion to executive director of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts in June.
We have come so far in seven short months. We look forward to a very bright future and welcome 2015 with open arms. I’m excited to see what this year has in store for us. I can tell you this much — we will greet every opportunity and challenge with art as the answer.
I’m blessed every day to wake up and know that another life will be touched, another child will find his or her passion, and another employee will get to live his or her dream. I’m so lucky and so thankful. I couldn’t do it without the support of my incredible staff:
Brie, Betty, Jess, Michele, Maurine, Terry, Liz and Judy — I owe it all to you. Thank you so very much for helping grow art in Glenwood Springs. You are so amazing.
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The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
A very special thank you to our dedicated and dynamic board of directors:
President: Wayne Griffin
Vice President: Lindsay Gould
Treasurer: Tessa Warman
Secretaries: Beth McCafferty and Kate Collins
Members at Large: Annie Olson, Karin Cooper Phelps, Kate McGraith, Raquel Koch
Thank you to the changemakers, the doers — simply put, our talented teaching staff:
Director of Dance: Maurine Taufer
Director of Visual Arts: Terry Muldoon
Director of Pottery: Judy Davis
Dance Teachers: Maurine Taufer, Christina Brusig, Laura Bahr, Katie Deyoe, Dana Peterson, Kari Sea, Neal Stiles
Visual Arts: Terry Muldoon, Noemi Kosmowski, Liz Waters, Amy Levenson, Mary Borkenhagen
Pottery: Judy Davis
Music: Karen Mills-Cochran, Brad Vierheller, Ashton Taufer
Thank you to our most major sponsors:
Alpine Bank — Bob Young and Bill Sanderson, we couldn’t do what we do for this community without your continued financial support. Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart. You truly do help make dreams come true.
KMTS — Gabe Chenoweth, a million thanks for all the years of support you have provided us. It is another reason you represent the most listened to radio station in the valley. You are amazing.
City of Glenwood Springs — Thank you for your support of all of our artistic efforts, and for your financial assistance with the Summer of Music series.
Garfield County — Our relationship is growing by the day, and I’m so grateful for all that you do to support and represent the arts. Thank you for your contributions to the Summer of Music series. I look forward to our very bright future.
Big Horn Toyota — Thank you for always supporting the best of our community efforts. We appreciate you so very much.
Thank you parents, students, patrons, donors and all those who love the arts and support us. We are your community art center.
We look forward to seeing you and enhancing your lives through our creative efforts in 2015. Thanks again.
Cheers to a great new year.
Christina Brusig is the executive director of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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