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When an organization is in the throes of a capital campaign it is one fund-raiser after another. The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts needs to get this job done, and the heavy-duty stuff needs to get now before the winter hits.We especially need to replace the old roof. I’m not sure if it can handle another winter. So, if I sound just a little desperate it’s cuz I basically am a little desperate. I am, however, very proud of the events we have held so far. They have yielded enough capital to say we have a good start. We have raised over $45,000 with only $335,000 to go. Daunting, I know, but I have confidence we’ll get there. Onward and upward to the next event! We are very proud and pleased to present Circus Chimera. It is a family-oriented show which blends the traditional circus of yesteryear with a peek into the future. Technology and talent are intertwined under a Euro-designed Big Top with world-class performers from 90 countries!There are no animals; this circus is a Cirque du Soleil type event with acrobats who defy the force of gravity. We are very excited to bring this performance to Glenwood Springs. They came in 2002 to support L.A.P.S.; this year they are helping get our building renovated!Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5; 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6; and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7. The circus tent will be sent up in the field next to the Glenwood Springs Community Center.Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for juniors 2 to 14 and seniors 65 and up. Reserve them today; call 945-2414.Register for fall classes New classes at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts are like unopened gifts. The really good stuff is inside, but it’s wonderful to savor the feeling of pure potential.We invite you to sign up for our fall classes, then take a few days before classes begin Sept. 8 to visualize yourself in those sassy black dance tights and matching slippers, or anticipate the serenity that will surely come over you as you paint the Tetons in the grand fashion of Thomas Cole and Diane Seabrook.Save the dates: Registration is Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 2 and 3, from 3:45-7 p.m. Preregister for classes for a $10 discount. An invitation to allarea artistsThe Glenwood Springs Arts Council cordially invites you to participate in the Five Rivers juried show, to be held Nov. 7-30. We are honored to have Dr. George Rivera and Dr. Garrison Roots from the University of Colorado Fine Arts Department to jury this exhibit.We are very pleased these two very talented and distinguished men will jury this exhibit. The prestige they bring raises the bar on the exhibit and offers the participating artists high levels of credibility and distinction.Applications are available at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. 6th St. in Glenwood Springs across from the Hot Springs Pool next to the Yampah Vapor Caves.The Five Rivers area includes artists from the Roaring Fork, Fryingpan, Crystal, Eagle and Colorado river valleys. Information: 945-2414.Calendar of Events-Mask and local photographer’s exhibit, through Aug. 31.-Circus Chimera, Sept. 5-7, a fund-raiser for the Renovation Project.-Hola, Latino artists from Mexico City, Sept. 5-28. Artist reception, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12.-Real Men, an invitational featuring regional artists. Artist reception at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10.-Culinary Arts, Wine and Brewfest, Oct. 18, from 4-7 p.m. at the Hotel Colorado. Reserve your tickets.-Five Rivers, Nov. 7-30. Artist reception at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.Call the Center for applications, tickets or information, 945-2414. 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 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Stop by, call, or e-mail us at gwsarts@sopris.net or check out our cool new Web site at http://www.glenwoodspringscenterforthearts.com for information on these and other events, classes and shows.


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