A&E At a Glance
Spaces are still available in Colorado Mountain Colleges Acting I class, taught at Spring Valley by Lynn Aliya. Aliya is a Colorado artist-in-residence and an award-winning actress and playwright. Students learn basic acting techniques and approaches, including scene study, improvisation and script analysis. The class starts Aug. 28, and is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays through mid-December. For more information, go to http://www.coloradomtn.edu, or call or visit your local campus.
The free Fairy Festival for children returns to the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts from 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29. A fairy class, fairy cake, fairy juice and fairy couture are all part of the fun. Also, the Center for the Arts is hosting auditions to fill spots in its Senior and Junior Dance Companies Wednesday, Sept. 5 in the main gallery. Junior Company auditions will take place from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Auditions for the Senior Dance Company are scheduled from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Headed by expert dance instructors Maurine Taufer and Jennifer Brown, young dancers receive valuable training, instruction, discipline, and mentoring. Info: 945-2414.
Defiance Community Players end-of-summer dessert show takes place at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 Sixth Street in Glenwood. Tickets are $8 and include the show, pie and lemonade from the Village Inn. Seating is limited call 945-2174 for advance tickets.
Members of Glenwood Springs Art Guild were recent winners for the Montrose Visual Arts annual Show. Arlene Law placed third in oil acrylic, professional; Celine Krueger took a third in mixed media, professional; Sally Thompson won third and an honorable mention in watercolor, professional; Esther Moolick took a third in pastel, professional; Evelyn Koules placed third in pastel, professional; and Portia Griefenberg took a first in oil, professional. Also, at the Delta Fine Arts annual show, Law took a second place and an honorable mention in acrylic, professional; Moolick won a cash Merit Award in oil, professional; Mary Lou Felton placed second in sculpture, professional, and two honorable mentions in pastel, professional; and Ann Lieber took a first place in water media, professional.
Carbondales Tiffany Camas, 22, has been accepted into the Light of the World Ballet Company in Syracuse, New York. Camas, who graduated from Basalt High School in 2003 and trained at Crystal River Ballet under Jeni Ptacek, was recently accepted into the ballet company that will travel to India and Kazakhstan this year to dance and minister. Light of the World Ballet is a professional dance company and Christian ministry headed by Ashley Rollinson formerly of Ballet Magnificat. Camas recently performed at Carbondales Mountain Fair.
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