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Carbondale Clay Center welcomes Joe Zeller, University of Idaho professor and artist, for a visiting artist workshop today through Sunday. The weekend workshop, titled “Travels to China: Altered porcelain vessels,” includes demonstrations exploring the delicate process of throwing and altering porcelain forms. To start the workshop, Zeller hosts an evening slide lecture today (potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m., slides to follow). The lecture is free and open to the public. Workshop tuition is $50, and registration ends today. For more information or to register, call the 963-CLAY or visit http://www.carbondaleclay.org online.Chili and square dancingThe Missouri Heights Community League Chili Cook-off and Square Dance takes place at 6:30 p.m. today at the Missouri Heights Schoolhouse. Enter the cook-off with your favorite chili or bring a side dish to share. Square dancing with Tom Paxton to follow. For more information, please call Lesley or Larry at 963-3477.Happy anniversary to youThe Midland Arts Co. in Rifle is celebrating its one-year anniversary from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Artists will be present to present various demonstrations including throwing clay on the wheel. The party also features a raffle for a piece of art from the store, located in the newly renovated Midland Building at 111 E. Third St. For more information, call 625-3068.Get artsyIn October, the Artist’s Mercantile hosts fall art classes at its Cooper Avenue store. Classes include:• Oct. 3, 3:45-5:30 p.m., “Drawing Horses 101” for ages 6-12• Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., plein air watercolor workshop, instructor: Ernest C. Delto; and “Mixed Media for Kids” for ages up to 5, 9-10 a.m.• Oct. 10, 3:35-5:30 p.m. “Dragons & Dinosaurs” for ages 6-12• Oct. 14, 9-11 a.m., “Beginning Drawing,” instructor: Jane SeglemFor a full class list with descriptions, stop in or call The Artist’s Mercantile at 720 Cooper Ave., 947-0947.Hammer timeColorado Council on the Arts has awarded a grant to the Carbondale Center on the Arts and Humanities to provide support for “Strike the Hammer,” an art show and demonstration celebrating blacksmithing in the Roaring Fork Valley. The show opens Friday, Oct. 6, as part of the First Friday art walk. Blacksmithing demonstrations take place Saturday, Oct. 7, in Sopris Park as part of Carbondale’s Potato Day celebration. All area blacksmiths are invited to participate in the event. Call Ro at 963-1680 or Donna at 963-7207 for more information or to apply.Potato Day prepThe 97th annual Potato Day celebration takes place Saturday, Oct. 7 in downtown Carbondale. This year’s theme is “Super Spud Roundup.” Sopris Park hosts a farmer’s market, barbecue, and music, and Potato Day parade participants will march down Main Street. Applications for the parade are available at the Carbondale Town Hall or the Carbondale Chamber. A rodeo takes place later in the afternoon at Carbondale’s rodeo arena.A feast for the sensesCelebrate autumn at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts’ seventh annual Culinary Arts, Wine and Brewfest from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 in the historic and recently renovated Hotel Colorado. This year’s theme is “Grape and Grain on the Rocks.” The event has expanded its venue to include both the Devereux and Colorado rooms for plenty of dancing to live music by Van Wampler and Kirk Carlson. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door, and are available at the Center for the Arts, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Association, Design Audio and Video, and from any Culinary Arts, Wine and Brewfest committee members. Proceeds from tickets and the event’s popular silent auction help fund Center for the Arts programming. Call 945-2414 for tickets and additional information.


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