Art Guild’s members to show off their talents |

Art Guild’s members to show off their talents

The Center for the Arts is proud to host the Glenwood Springs Art Guild Exhibit, on display through July 11 at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.

I love this group! They are dynamic, interesting and talented. They meet every Thursday for “paint day” to encourage, mentor and support each other’s work. I’m sure they even get a little gossip time in there!

It doesn’t get much better than that!

They meet monthly to provide members with educational programs, demonstrations and critique sessions. Members of the Art Guild sponsor continuous exhibits at the Flower Mart, John Glossa Jewelry Studio, VitaMart, the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association.

Each year the Glenwood Springs Art Guild awards the $2,000 Nancy Piper Memorial Art Grant to a worthy high school senior who intends to study art. The Art Guild also awards the Jan Worden Memorial Grants to two seniors every year. They support art-related activities from Basalt to Parachute, including providing art supplies for children’s classes at the Center for the Arts!

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild’s membership includes many seasoned professionals. Many guild members have works published in books and other print media, many have work on display throughout the state on a continuing basis, and many are represented in galleries around the state. The guild has over 200 members.

The Guild’s Fall Arts Festival at the Ramada is one of the most popular shows and sales in the state. It practically becomes an art-buying frenzy on Patrons Night. They sell thousands of dollars in art and support the community with the proceeds. So you can understand why I love them.

What’s the buzz about this exhibit at the Center for the Arts? There are always new people and old favorites who will be exhibiting their art. There will be bargain bin pieces which are very affordable. The variety of art is always exciting.

“This show is a tremendous opportunity for art lovers to view many of the Guild members’ artwork, and spend a little time getting to meet the artists at the reception,” says Berard Hoffman. “It’s always exciting because you never know who is going to show up or what new work they’ll have.”

Please join us for the Artists Reception and Opening at 6 p.m. Friday, June 11, at the Center for the Arts.

Summer Classes

Take a summer class at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. We are offering 84 great classes!

It’s easy to register. If you can’t come in, we can take your information over the phone. The Summer 2004 session begins Monday, June 7. It’s important to register early so we don’t have to drop a class because of low registration. Information: 945-2414.

Calendar of Events

” not to be missed!

6 p.m. June 11 ” Glenwood Springs Art Guild Opening

7 p.m. June 12 ” An Armenian Feast! Early Twentieth Century, Secular to Sacred ” the exploration of artist Ariel Agemian. An evening of fine art, Armenian foods and fine wines hosted by his daughter, Annig Raley, and her husband Howard at their home. This is not to be missed. Tickets are available at the Center.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is located at 601 E. 6th St. between the Yampah Vapor Caves and Hot Springs Pool. We’re open 9-5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. weekends. Information:,, 945-2414.

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