Art Scene: A legacy and the ribbon of time |

Art Scene: A legacy and the ribbon of time

Philosophy left us a road map of life choices. Science and its systematic enterprise gave us explanations and predictions, but it was the arts that synthesized both worlds, letting us sing our songs, write our stories, paint our dreams and sculpt our futures.

Dancers Dancing: A Legacy

When the lights go down, the curtains go up and the dancers from the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts take the stage at the Jeannie Miller Theatre on May 12 and 13, our 25th anniversary dance experience begins.

This annual celebration is always spectacular but this year is all about the legacy of excellence and opportunity that has been nurtured for a quarter of a century.

To enhance this event, we are extending a special invitation to all former dancers, teachers and contributors who took part in Dancers Dancing over its history. Please join us for this year’s performances, as well as a special after-party for dancers, alumni and family following Saturday evening’s show. Alumni will be recognized at all three shows and are invited to mingle with friends during intermission.

After Saturday’s evening show, we will gather at Rivers Restaurant for food, drinks, fun and more reminiscing. Alumni reading this, please e-mail so we can officially invite you, and please help us spread the word to other alumni.

We are gathering photos and memorabilia from all of our past galas to display at this year’s performances and at the after-party. Please share any photos digitally at, email or drop them off in person with Brie at the Center for the Arts. We hope to receive all photos by April 30, and to see you in May.

Fill the Empty Bowl

We are taught at a very young age that if you work hard, anything is possible. For too many of us, life has a way of challenging that promise for a very simple reason — you start out most days hungry.

To help celebrate Colorado Mountain College’s 50th anniversary, two entities in the Rifle community will raise funds for Grand River Meals on Wheels while providing students opportunities to use their artistic and culinary skills for a worthy cause.

Kaaren Peck, director of Grand River Meals on Wheels, and an outstanding member of the nonprofit community, invites you to lunch and to do something good. Here’s how it works:

The March for Meals ‘Empty Bowls’ Luncheon is a fundraising partnership with CMC Rifle’s ceramics and culinary students for Grand River Meals on Wheels.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 8

Where: Grand River Health’s Grand River Ballroom, 501 Airport Road, Rifle

How: $20 includes a student-crafted ceramic bowl and soup lunch with unlimited soup tastings, prepared by culinary students.

Why: To raise money for Grand River Meals on Wheels, and to bring public awareness about those living with hunger.

The soup will be made in Grand River Health’s kitchen by Rifle and Coal Ridge high school students in the college’s concurrent enrollment culinary program. The students receive both high school and college credit for their culinary studies and internships at Grand River Health.

We can all make a difference.

Just Ira

If you think March 17 is just about shamrocks, corned beef and green beer, think again. We’ll kick off our Summer of Music 2017 fundraising with the fabulous Ira Shore and his mad mix of piano magic and comedy. The event is free to the public, but if you can bring a donation we will greatly appreciate it. Come to the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St. from 7-8:15 p.m. and enjoy beverages, snacks and Just Ira.

The Addams Family is Expecting You

Now, you know how they always get when you turn down their invitation. Last weekend’s opening was a mega hit and tonight, Saturday’s matinee and evening show are your last chances to witness funny, frightening and fabulous all in one place. Evening shows are 7 p.m. and the matinee is at 4 p.m. We’ll see you there!

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

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