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Art Scene: The seeds and the harvest

Christina Brusig

Throughout the year, we always react to the changes in the natural world. It is impossible not to. It is the essential rhythm — planting, growing, harvesting, renewing. Nature has to constantly remind us that She is in charge and will always help us with beginnings, growth, rewards and renewal.

We follow that essential rhythm at the Art Center — the burst of energy in the spring curriculum as we plant the seeds of new methods. Then, the easy enjoyment of summer art camps as we bring what we’ve learned to the next season of growth and now we harvest the results with the kind of learning experiences unique to the arts.

October is All About Community

On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., spend the day at the Jeannie Miller Theater at the Glenwood Springs High School with the 2016 GlenX Success Summit. GlenX is a vibrant, project-oriented community service organization that is all about being as good as we can be. Visit the website at to learn more about the day and get your tickets to this powerful event.

The Art Center was invited to be part of the day. Our talented dancers will start the event by showing you how to unleash your creativity with a great performance and then will deliver one fun audience Teach-A-Long.

I am honored to be part of the roster to speak on EQ: Emotional Intelligence and how we benefit in helping others achieve their best. You learn how to share the common goal of always working for the greatest good of the community through the individuals within it.

On Friday, Oct. 14, join friends, neighbors and visitors at Glen-A-Palooza when we celebrate each other and support local businesses. The theme for the night will be the Lumberjack Bash. That’s right, get on that flannel shirt and compete in the lumberjack and pumpkin competitions. Adults can carve and children can paint to their heart’s content. The Logan Brothers will bring their super sound, and Cooper Avenue will be closed for the event with downtown businesses open until 8 p.m. so head on over.

You’re on a roll now, and the best way to keep that spirit of community fired up is to be part of the 17th annual Culinary Arts, Wine and Brewfest when we bring the best restaurateurs, vintners and brew masters to the Hotel Colorado for a terrific evening. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and you can be a big part of it when you purchase your tickets at Think about becoming an Art Center member and enjoy discounts on your tickets and any classes at the center or donate a product or service to the silent auction.

Here’s just a few of the super items that have been generously donated for your consideration: a Redstone Inn retreat, a two-night stay at the Alpine Bank condo in Telluride or two Funday Passes to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Special thanks to Jacey Reilly from the park.

Round it out on Oct. 29 with the Rotary’s second annual Masquerade Ball from 6-10 p.m. at the Hotel Colorado. Enjoy an evening of great food, live music and dancing. We’re a big part of this community event with legendary artists Terry Muldoon and Noemi Kosmowski creating stunning masks for the night that can be purchased at the event. For ticket information and more details, visit

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

— Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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