Collage singers to lend voices to bid to build Rifle art park |

Collage singers to lend voices to bid to build Rifle art park

Come as you are, pay as you will for some a cappella soul therapy. The a cappella group “Collage,” formerly known as “Soul Therapy,” will perform at the site of the Bookcliffs Arts Garden, on the outskirts of Rifle, Friday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the nonprofit Bookcliffs Council on the Arts and Humanities. Admission for the event is “Pay-as-you-will,” said organizer Jack Green. “Become a member, volunteer your time, donate building materials, make a cash donation. Give whatever it’s worth to you.”

Green said the event, and other planned performances, will operate much like Glenwood Springs’ Summer of Jazz series, in that people can bring food and drink and chairs and blankets to sit on.

The plan, said Green, is to offer live performances, be they theater or music or other acts, the first Friday of each month.

Proceeds will benefit construction of an art park, which will be built on a 5-acre parcel of land just outside of Rifle. The art park will be a place were the public can come to learn, discover, play, and enjoy everything from sculpture to theater – a place where artists can exhibit and sell their work to support themselves in their work.

Ultimately, said Green, the park will become “an idea factory with a multi-community concept.”

Anyone interested in becoming a member and supporting the park, or who is interested in performing at a future date, can contact Green at 618-0911.

To get to the park, take the Interstate 70 exit at Rifle and follow the main road to Railroad Avenue. Turn right at Ninth Street and follow the signs and balloons. The property is located at 0955 County Road 293, adjacent to the Mormon church.

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