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Come enjoy Dancers Dancing, tonight

Tonight the curtain opens on Glenwood Springs’ big, beautiful 10th annual dance event, “Dancers Dancing,” featuring more than 100 kids from Center for the Arts classes. They will perform tonight, April 12, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 13, at 1 and 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs High School Auditorium.We invite the whole community to come out and tear up when those tiny girls in tutus take the stage and when our experienced ballerinas break your heart with their grace and poise.We really want to thank our patient, kind, dedicated teachers: Claire Evans, Melanie Huskey, Laura Stein and Laura Lee Teige, and all the beautiful, talented, above-average dance students. You all do a wonderful job. Bravo and bravisimo.And another bravo and sincere thanks to those who provided financial support this year. Dance. It’s all good and it’s all good for ya. Tickets are available at the Center and at the door. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for students, per show. Once again we’re raffling a bike for Strawberry Days. We’ll have tickets on sale for $1 each at the event, and the bike YOU can win on display. Bring a couple bucks and maybe you’ll get lucky. We’ll see you there!CMC photographersoffer fresh perspectivesat Portfolio ExhibitCelebrate the work of a new generation of photographers and graphic artists with a thought-provoking stroll through our Colorado Mountain College Graduate Portfolio Exhibit, on display through April 26, at the Center.Tami Kinner is one of the outstanding CMC students whose work is on exhibit. Her portfolio consists entirely of portraiture. Really good portraiture.”I’ve always loved to work with people,” Tami said.”It’s great to not only get an image that’s just the description of someone’s face, but also to capture a look in the eye. That’s what I challenge myself to do.”Like other artists, photographers and graphic artists translate subject matter through the filter of personal perspective to produce insight. While the philosophical debate continues on the point of whether or not photography is fine art, there is no doubt in Tami’s mind.”We’ve talked a lot about style this last semester,” Tami said. “You can give photographers a subject, and they can render it in so many different ways. The way I photograph is just the way I see the world. The photographer standing next to me could take something totally different away from it. I’m happy when I can look at my work and say, `Okay. This is something people might not see if I hadn’t taken this picture.’ “Come take a look. You’ll go away inspired. An Artists’ Reception is set for 1 p.m., Friday, April 26.Pianist to playgreatest Hollywood tunesPianist Richard Glazier plays “A Salute to the Hollywood Musical,” Thursday, 7p.m., April 18, at the Glenwood Springs High School Auditorium. It’s a multimedia celebration of the Hollywood Musical and great film composers. Former Community Concert series members may renew at the concert, and new members who purchase season tickets for next year are invited to attend the Glazier concert free of charge.Cost for the entire 2002-2003 series will be $35 for adults, $15 for student, and $80 for family. For those wishing to support the series at a higher level, Friends purchase one ticket for $50 or two tickets for $100. Patrons purchase four tickets for $200, Donors purchase six tickets for $500 and Sponsors purchase 10 tickets for $1,000.That’s a lot of music for your entertainment dollar! For more information or to order your tickets, call board members Judy O’Donnell at 945-7149 or Sue Ludtke, 945-8722.Raffle tickets on saleWin a very cool mountain bike for only one buck! But buy a whole bunch of tickets to make your chances of winning even better. Even if you lose, you look really good as a supporter of the arts! But if you WIN, you’re a supporter of the arts on a really hot set of wheels!You can’t win if you don’t play. Check out our bike at the Center in the coming weeks, and at “Dancers Dancing” tonight and tomorrow.Calendar of Events-Photography and Graphics – April 5-26, CMC Graduate Portfolio Exhibit. Artists’ Reception 1 p.m., Friday, April 26.-Application deadline for the “Five Rivers” juried exhibit: Friday, April 12.-Mr. Booker and the Swingtet – 7 p.m., Friday, April 19. A Community Dance with dance instructors from throughout the valley on hand to help YOU cut a rug!-Glenwood Springs Art Guild Member Exhibit, May 6-31. Opening Reception May 10 at 6 p.m.-Lionel Young – 7 p.m., Friday, May 10. Rhythm and blues mixed with a little Motown!-Five Rivers Juried Exhibit, June 6-24. Artists from the Colorado, Roaring Fork, Frying Pan, Crystal and Eagle River valleys will show their work. Juried by Dianne Vanderlip, curator of the Denver Art Museum. Opening and Artists’ Reception 6 p.m., Friday, June 8.Surf and Turf exhibit, June 28-July 31. A nonjuried show of Land and Seascapes. Surf and Turf Opening and Artists Reception 6 p.m., Friday, July 12.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 gwsarts@sopris.net for information on these and other events, classes and shows.


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