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Colcannon offers some ‘kilt-free’ entertainment

Art SceneGayle Mortell

Back by popular demand, Colcannon returns to the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Friday. This is the first time Colcannon has been back to Glenwood since 2000. They love us and wanted a return engagement.I can’t think of a better way to get the green on and start the St. Patrick’s celebration. After all, St. Paddy’s is one of those holidays we try to celebrate all month, isn’t it? Tickets are on sale now – $22 for nonmembers, $18 for members. Seating is limited to 150.Our heroesThis month we honor a new volunteer – someone we at the Art Center have grown to know and adore. Tim Tonozzi, a longtime Glenwood Springs resident and a gifted musician, has come through for us with his technical equipment and expertise.We could not have hosted the cabaret and the last few art exhibits without his help. He is a quiet and gentle man with a big heart. Thank you, Tim, for being part of the art center family. We truly appreciate you and your energy.Thank you, thank you, thank you Contract Appliance Center and Tom Knipping, thank you so much for the donation of a new refrigerator. It’s beautiful and will help us keep our cool during our many events and receptions! For all of you out there – please support Contract Appliance Center. They have a heart for art!Thank you, Roger and Laurie Brown. Your generosity touches our hearts. Thank you so much for sponsoring the cabaret event. Your support made a big difference in the success of this fun evening. I also want to thank you for the quiet way you both support the Center for the Arts. It doesn’t go unnoticed. You’re both great.Teacher and class of the month: Greg Tonozzi for stone sculpting. Greg is the quintessential renaissance man. He has so many talents; among them is his way with stone. He is utterly passionate about marble.When I was talking to Greg the other day, he was telling me how lucky we are to have the marble quarry so near to us. The quality of the marble that we have access to is some of the best in the country.”I went crazy the first time I saw white rock,” he said. “The beauty of this marble is that it is great for carving form and fine lines. Beginners can achieve success very early in their instruction.”Greg says we are lucky to have this marble, but I say we are lucky to have Greg, one of the country’s foremost stone artists. He teaches from 6-9 p.m. every Thursday.Call the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts for applications, tickets or information at 945-2414.Calendar of EventsNow through April 3: Wild Women 5.0 art exhibit7 p.m. Friday, March 4: Colcannon concert April 2: Spring into the Arts concert for the silversmithing program with a capella group Collage and pianist John Riger and friendsApril 8-May 1: Home and garden arts exhibit and sale1 p.m. Saturday, April 16: reception and garden party7 p.m. April 29-30: Dancers Dancing, including a Saturday matinee at 1 p.m., Glenwood Springs High School auditoriumGayle Mortell is the director of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Call the center at 945-2414 for applications, tickets or information.


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