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ARTSCENE

Gayle Mortell

Our sweet, beautiful presentation of “Dancers Dancing” has grown so much in the past three years. We’re almost as proud of it as we are of the more than 150 dancers who will take part in it this year, many of them under 7.

Dancers Dancing 2003 is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, with a special abbreviated version of the performance featuring the littlest ballerinas at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10.

We celebrate this event’s 11th anniversary! Students from age 3 to young adults will be participating in this event. They are all heart-breakingly beautiful.

We are seeking donations to support these girls and the grandest dance event in Glenwood Springs. If you can provide a donation, please call us at the Center, 945-2414.

Baily Barnum, 3, is one of our little ballerinas. She has just started taking dance at the Center. She asked Melanie to give her a tape of the music so she can practice at home. Her big sister Bella, 8, will also be performing. Bella came into Baily’s class to learn the routine to help her little sister. Now that is devotion to dance!

“Baily has the biggest blue eyes that you have ever seen,” said Melanie Husky, her teacher. “She is the tiniest one with the biggest heart. She has such pride when she dances. Her eyes light up.

“Ballet has given her the beginnings of poise, balance and grace in an environment that surrounds the all children with art,” Husky added.

It doesn’t get much better than that!

All the dance students have been rehearsing long and hard with heart and soul. This program began last September to better prepare the students for this performance, and there is a big difference this year in the quality of the performance. Claire Evans and Melanie Huskey designed the choreography, and some pieces were designed by the students themselves. You will even hear a little singing!

Evening of Gershwin

Get your tickets now for an Evening of Gershwin at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Please join us in supporting the artistic efforts of friend, neighbor and local treasure, Clay Boland Jr., former CMC professor. He is excited to come and entertain us on the piano for a wonderful evening of Gershwin.

The proceeds of this evening will benefit the Art Center’s HEART Renovation Project. Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts by reservation, $10 for members, $14 for non-members.

Calendar of Events

CMC Photography and Graphics Arts Exhibit through April 27. A student exhibit featuring the talents of aspiring graduates.

Glenwood Springs Art Guild Show, May 2 to June 1. Artists and opening reception at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 3.

“Wheels” Art Exhibit and Art Car Show, June 5-29. Artists and opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday, June 20. The cars will drive in the Strawberry Days Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21. Applications are due Friday, May 12. Delivery day is Tuesday, June 3, with pick up on Monday, June 30.

Phoenix Rising – Remembering the Coal Seam Fire, July 4-27. Artists reception and coffeehouse at 7 p.m. Friday, July 18.

Mask, August 1-31. Opening and artist reception at 7 p.m. Friday, August 8.

Call the Center for applications, tickets or information at 945-2414. The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is located at 601 E. 6th Street between the Yampah Vapor Caves and Hot Springs Pool, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 4 p.m. weekends. Stop by, call, or e-mail us at gwsarts@sopris.net for information on these and other events, classes and shows.


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