Cajun-spiced Three Twins play Center for the Arts tonight |

Cajun-spiced Three Twins play Center for the Arts tonight

The Three Twins, formerly known as the subdudes, will perform at the Center for the Arts TONIGHT starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15. The Twins just returned from a two-week gig in New Orleans to play us some foot stompin’, feel-good music, hot as blackened catfish. As they say in N’Orleanz, you don’t wanna be missin’ this one, Honey.Tickets are $18 for members and $24 for nonmembers.Since the guys regrouped into the Three Twins, the band plays more Cajun gospel and rhythm & blues, along with an eclectic mix of Cajun-spiced country and rock & roll.The Twins – John Magnie, Steve Amadee and Tim Cook – were voted Best Debut Band at the 1999 New Orleans Jazz Festival. The band features Magnie’s trademark bluesy lead vocals, Amadee on drums and and Cook on bass.Tim assures us that the fellas have had time to work off all the butter they consumed in New Orleans. I’m guessing the spice has stayed with them. Join us tonight at the Center for a real good time. Call 945-2414 for tickets and information.

In two weeks the Center presents an exhibit of avant garde art by some of our favorite out-of-the-box, over-the-top, deep-in-the-psyche soul sisters. Our Wild Women II exhibit runs March 7-29. The show is an invitational. Sixteen of the wildest women we know will expose their quirks, their genius, their beauty, their wit and their truth in their art.Join us for the Opening and Artists Reception on Saturday, March 9, at 6 p.m. Wild woman Bobbie VanMeter is fearless when she’s making art, but trying to say what’s in her heart, using only words, is a challenge. “I express myself with my art, but words don’t come quickly,” Bobbie said.Wild women are so winningly complex!Bobbie is grateful to wild woman Wewer Keohane for helping her step outside the box of conventional thought and art. “I’ve been inspired by many, many people,” Bobbie said, “but Wewer’s classes made it easier for me to open myself up to different ideas. I took classes from Wewer many years ago. I was a closet artist till then. Since then I have been able to make art that comes from my heart.”How wild is Bobbie? “I’ve always had, deep down, a wild streak in me, and all my art comes from deep in me, so it mingles. I used to be on the “Wild and Crazy Bowling Team.”Her wild side is in her work. “I write down flashes of inspiration that come to me from way deep down, and ideas that seem to come from the universe,” Bobbie said. “The inspiration, for me, is in my heart; ideas come to me in flashes, and whatever comes out, that’s my art.”Wild woman Kristin DeSantos creates Wild Women Sculpture. The metal seems to come to life under her hand. “They’re wild in that they express the innate, instinctual beings that we were born into. They’re free. There’s a lot of movement.””One of the values of wild art, for a viewer, is to see how artists think, and to get in touch with their own wild self. Because art for me is freedom: It’s dancing, it’s music. Those are all the wild elements that we forget about when we’re in this domesticated world.””Art can remind us that we still have that innate wildness within us, and we can get in touch with it. Sometimes it is hard to express in words. It’s easier for me to express in metal and on canvas.”Her young son, Storm, and her soon-to-be-born son, Steel, keep Kristin in direct contact with the innate wildness in all of us.Please join us for the Wild Women II exhibit, and get in touch with your own wild self.

Our sweet, beautiful presentation of “Dancers Dancing” has grown so much in the past two years. We’re almost as proud of it as we are of the more than 100 dancers who will take part in it this year, many of them under the age of 6.We are seeking corporate and private donations to support these girls and the grandest dance event in Glenwood Springs. In 2002, we no longer have the support of the Wheeler, which has been generous to us in years past in putting on this program. If you can provide a donation, please call us at the center. We will be so happy to note your support on our posters, in this column, and everywhere we go! And we will love you.In 2002, we have received support from Dr. Roger Brown and Lori Brown, Maryann Sullivan of Night & Dance, John Buxman of the Springs Theater, Drs. Douglas Yajko & Randall Ross of Roaring Fork Surgical Associates, and Kat Newman of Vitamart. We are truly grateful.Marissa Kelly, age 6, is one of our little ballerinas. She has been taking dance at the Center since she was 3. “She asks the teacher every day, `When is the recital?,'” said her mom, Karen Kelly. “Ballet truly is her love. She went in for surgery when she was 3, and I asked if there was anything she wanted, and she said, `Yes. I want to be a ballerina.'””She’s focusing, and there is self-discipline. It’s also great exercise and a great way to interact with children of different ages. She’s taking a dance class with her older cousin, and it’s giving them an opportunity to bond in a way that they wouldn’t have otherwise.””She has such pride when she dances. I can’t explain it. Her eyes light up. Ballet has given her a lot of poise, balance and grace.”Her teachers have also helped make Marissa’s dancing experience positive.”They’re wonderful,” Karen said. “They encourage the children, but they don’t push them to do stuff before their time.”Dance. It’s all good. Please support Dancers Dancing if you can.

Hearts & Souls – Feb. 8-28A nonjuried exhibit of art by healers and by artists who are inspired by the power of healing arts.-The Three Twins (formerly the Subdudes) – Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.Doors open at 6:15.-Wild Women II – March 7-292nd Annual exhibit of avant garde art from avant garde women – it’s a wild invitational. Opening Reception March 9 at 6 p.m.-Tempe & the Tantrums – March 22 at 7 p.m. (She gets down!)-Photography & Graphics – April 5-26-CMC Graduate Portfolio Exhibit – Opening Reception April 5 at 7 p.m.-Application deadline for the Five Rivers juried exhibit – April 12.-Mr. Booker & the Swingtet – Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. A Community Dance!-GWS Art Guild Exhibit – May 6-31Glenwood Springs Art Guild Member Exhibit. Opening Reception May 10 at 7 p.m.-Lionel Young – May 24 at 7 p.m. Rhythm & blues mixed with a little Motown!

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is located at 601 E. 6th St. between the Vapor Caves and Hot Springs Pool. We are open Monday through Friday, 9 to 5, and noon to 4 on Saturday and Sunday. Call 945-2414, or e-mail us at for information on these and other events, classes, and shows.

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