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Staying The Course

Christina Brusig
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I never grow tired of the view. Living in these astonishing mountains demands my attention and rewards me every time. But lately, as I drive to the Art Center, I’m not seeing fields of snow but oceans of snow; not changing light on the peaks but cresting waves. Maybe it’s inevitable and suggested by a Prehistoric Colorado covered with ice that became water causing the first humans to create the first boats so as to make their way. I might be stretching a point but, lately, all things nautical have captured my imagination and I now realize the why of it.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is a sturdy craft. We maintain our bearings when we encounter navigational challenges. We stay ahead of the artist curve by watching the changing cultural weather and resetting the compass. We see to the brightwork before every show we launch. But we would never leave the dock if it weren’t for the crew.

We Thank You

Join us tonight for our Second Annual Appreciation Gala as we honor the entire crew. Beginning at 6:30, this free-to-the-public event honors the outstanding teachers, volunteers, community supporters and our terrific membership.

The highest awards given tonight are the 2015 Outstanding Supporters of the Arts. These businesses have contributed financially to the Center for the Arts and backed our efforts in every way.

We honor their consistent support of the Center for the Arts and the Summer of Music Series. These businesses keep the Roaring Fork Valley vibrant by helping the Center for the Arts educate and entertain valley residents through various forms of art. Because of them, we live our mission of providing opportunities to create and enjoy the arts.

Taking the Gold Outstanding Supporters of the Arts award is Alpine Bank. Thank you to everyone at Alpine Bank, and a special thank you to Bill Sanderson. Bill, your continued support for the Art Center has been the most fundamental aspect of our success. For you and our partnership, we are forever grateful.

Our Silver Outstanding Supporters of the Arts awards are given to KMTS Radio Station and Western Slope Communications. These collaborations are a joy as well as a partnership.

And our Bronze Outstanding Supporters of the Arts include Bighorn Toyota and Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Realty. Thanks to everyone.

We look forward to honoring these dynamic partners at tonight’s gala and to thank them, in person, for all that they do for the Center and our community.

This is a great time to join the team with an annual Individual ($30) or Family ($45) Membership. You’ll receive discounts on classes and performance events. Call us at 970-945-2414.

6 x 6

There’s still time for you to pick up your canvas and be part of the biggest community art exhibit in town. Remember, come by the Art Center, Monday – Friday from 9:00 – 5:00 and pick up your free 6” x 6” canvases and make your masterpiece in oil, acrylic, pencil, mixed media or anything your creative mind can imagine.

Bring your completed canvases back to the Center by Friday, February 5th then join us Friday, February 12th at 6:00 pm for your Artist’s Reception, launching the exhibit that will run through March 3rd. All 6×6 canvases will be sold for $20 each/no tax.

Brightwork

Last weekend, our amazing participants at Denver’s 24 Seven Dance Convention did us proud. The Center Stars received Silver and Gold recognition. Brava!

So, join us tonight as we head into this wonderful New Year. We’re staying the course and it’s full speed ahead!

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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