Art Scene: Calligraphy of the imagination |

Art Scene: Calligraphy of the imagination

Christina Brusig

The Center for the Arts is about becoming. Every day invites our best effort in the classroom and the community. Art builds on itself and on what is happening in our town and in our world. We become program designers, introducing and inspiring students to see the world through the art of others. We become artistic guides as individuals tap into a well of creativity through our wide range of classes. We become mentors in our after-school programs giving young people artistic tools that will enhance any life path they choose. We take the arts with their roots in the ancient experience and make a compact with the next generation.

We’re in the business of partnering. It’s a natural occurrence, because there isn’t a class we offer, a workshop we build, or event we deliver that doesn’t provide an essential experience for the individual.

Our Fall/Spring curriculum begins on Aug. 19 with our wonderful 5th Day program for kids 6-12. This amazing full day of art, dance, pottery and music has developed a big reputation in the valley, and we encourage you to call and register now. Ask about our affordable early drop-off and late pick-up rates.

Our complete class lineup launches Tuesday, Sept. 6, with dozens of classes to choose from: Painting, mixed media and art journaling with Noemi Kosmowski and Terry Muldoon; pottery, sculpting and ceramics with Judy Davis and Kay Cochran; Brad Vierheller, Karen Cochran and Ashton Taufer will do their magic with singing, piano and guitar classes. Maurine Taufer and her fabulous dance faculty guide pre-ballet through advanced dance company with a variety of classes and ability levels.

We are dedicated to our mission of making the arts available to everyone, and we constantly seek feedback to make sure we are on track.

The through line of this feedback is consistent: Keep developing more classes and programs, keep improving the quality and keep expanding the outreach into every part of the community.

Our outreach programs are flourishing and back this school year with Fine Arts Wednesday at Two Rivers Community School and the Early Release Wednesday program through the Aspen Community Foundation at GWS Middle School, Sopris Elementary and GWS Elementary School. Painting Pages is every second Tuesday at the Glenwood Springs Library with a free afterschool bilingual story and art experience for elementary school kids. This has been a terrific partnership with Sue Schnitzer and her incredible library staff. Find out which of these educational outreach programs can benefit your children and let the Art Center be an expanded part of your family.

All classes are filling up so call us at 945-2414 or register online at and select Classes, and we’ll have one terrific year.

“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”

— Albert Camus

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

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