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Art Scene: Inch by inch, putting it together

Christina Brusig
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In the world of art nothing is static, nothing is predictable. I’ve always thought those concepts described the excitement of creativity and artistic passion. But on a quiet Sunday afternoon, June 12, everything changed when thunderheads ganged up and delivered an unrelenting storm that slammed through the front door of the Art Center.

We went from a bustling summer of classes and public events to rallying the troops to mitigate the damage.

A call went out to find locations for temporary teaching spaces and a resounding, “you’re welcome here” came from Glenwood’s Masonic Lodge #65. True to their mission of community support and philanthropy, we have a second home for all of our dance classes as repairs begin on the damaged and unsafe first floor.

To paraphrase Sir Isaac Newton, we needed an “equal but opposite action,” and we got it this Wednesday when we were notified that the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts has been named a finalist in First Western Trust’s #WealthIsAbout Grants Contest. This contest gives us a chance to win $7,000 for our organization. That would be an enormous help as we deliver on our mission to “provide opportunities to create and enjoy the arts,” contribute to the much-needed flood recovery goal and the funding of the Summer of Music Series.

This is easy. You won’t spend money, and it takes just a few seconds of your time. Here’s how:

You can vote for us once each day through July 6 by visiting https://first-western-trust.pgtb.me/kGszWN.

That’s 13 opportunities to be part of the essential work we do at the center.

Call me with any questions you have about this great opportunity to support the Center for the Arts at 945-2414.

Play On

Nothing stands in the way of the Summer of Music as we begin Year 6 next Wednesday, June 29. This is one of the largest musical events in the valley and, year after year, stellar musicians bring us their best.

Jazz Aspen Snowmass’ student band is ready to go with its world-class cool sounds then hand it off to Long Run, Colorado’s matchless Eagles Tribute band who only get better and better. Be there at 6:30, enjoy some of the best food vendors around, and let the music take you away.

There is still time to make a tax-deductible donation of any amount to support one of the best community events in the valley and help us reach the remaining $10,000 balance of our fundraising goal.

Visit our website at glenwoodarts.org to donate online or call us at 945-2414.

Hitting the Hit Notes

A big shout out to our Summer of Music leading sponsors: Alpine Bank, Bighorn Toyota and our newest sponsor who donated like a seasoned supporter — Glenwood Springs Brew Garden.

Well, here we are, employing every cliché in the book like making lemonade and looking for the silver linings, and it seems to be working. Thanks for your ongoing support.

“Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.”

— Carl Sandburg

Christina Brusig is the Executive Director of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. She can be reached at christina@glenwoodarts.org.


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