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‘Buena Vista’ art exhibit is filled with intrigue

Art SceneSinda Wood

A private collector stepped forward this week with a stunning group of paintings that add authentic Latin flair to the “Buena Vista” exhibit that opens Friday, Sept. 10.This collection, primarily from Cuba and Haiti, portrays everyday village life in the islands through the brilliance of color and style, both contemporary and classical. Everything from saints to sunsets fills the canvases with shapes and themes not often seen in this area of the country. Street scenes brim with detail showing the architecture, ironwork, gardens and people of the areas spilling into the streets and mercados. You will be transported into the tropics, hear the voices and laughter that these street artists bring to their canvases. Dark figures stand against juicy, citrus-colored backgrounds, the sun-bleached buildings arch against azure skies, roosters crow from kaleidoscope backdrops.This exhibit is spicy, and we hope you will take time to join us at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts for a special artist reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, when we will fill the gallery with live Latin music by guitarist Tim Tonozzi. Enjoy festive ethnic snacks and libations.The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts & Dance also has a new dance company: ColoradoWest. Our new dance company provides an opportunity for dancers to train, and learn how to create and perform advanced choreography in all dance styles on a professional level. We are expanding the program by including advanced (15- 25-year-olds) and junior (9- 14-year-olds) divisions.Don’t miss this important dance event!Auditions for the company will be:Saturday, Sept. 1111 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Junior division1-2:30 p.m. – Senior divisionColoradoWest Dance Company is a year-round program with six scheduled performances in 2005. Three will be in the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium, and three will take place throughout the valley. As the opportunity rises, we will take the company on the road to perform statewide.Senior dance company members will be paid a stipend for performing.The junior company meets from 5:15-6:45 p.m. Mondays, and the senior company 5:15-6:45 p.m. ThursdaysWhatever you choose to do, choose to do it here! If your artistic talents aren’t becoming to you, you should be coming to us! Call the center today at 945-2414 to register. Visit the Web site for updated information. Calendar of eventsOct. 16 – The Culinary Arts, Wine and BrewfestNov. 5-28 – Watercolor featuring the work of the Western Colorado Watercolor Society, as well as local watercolor artists.Nov. 13 – Nina Storey concertDec. 3-23 – “Gifts”: miniature art, handmade crafts, pottery and jewelry Sinda Wood is a program assistant for the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts & Dance. Call the center at 945-2414 for applications, tickets or information. The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is located at 601 E. Sixth St. between the Yampah Vapor Caves and Hot Springs Pool, and 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.Sinda Wood is a program assistant for the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts & Dance. Call the center at 945-2414 for applications, tickets or information. The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is located at 601 E. Sixth St. between the Yampah Vapor Caves and Hot Springs Pool, and 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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