Artwork is picture of grace |

Artwork is picture of grace

This year’s Dancers Dancing logo, a watercolor of a graceful young ballerina, dressed in a flossy pink tutu and stretching to reach her toes, was created by Ida Burnaman of Glenwood Springs. The painting is featured on Dancers Dancing 2002 posters and programs.

Burnaman, a member of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and the Glenwood Springs Art Guild, painted the piece a couple of years ago after she read an article about using the color green in images.

“I was having a good time and just playing around, and it worked,” said Burnaman.

Burnaman entered the piece in the center’s annual All-Member show in 2001. Center director Gayle Mortell liked it so much she bought it for her own collection and has displayed it in her office.

When it came time to select this year’s logo, Mortell said she knew that was the piece.

“It’s such an inspirational and pretty picture,” said Mortell.

Prints of the watercolor will be available at the Friday and Saturday Dancers Dancing programs. The 7-by-11-inch prints are matted to a 14-by-18-inch standard frame size and will sell for $60 each. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Dancers Dancing and the Center for the Arts’ dancing programs.

Burnaman, the special populations coordinator for Colorado Mountain College, also teaches pastel classes for CMC and is a member of the Colorado Pastel Society. She will offer an eight-hour pastel workshop May 10-11 at Black Diamond Studios in Glenwood Springs.

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