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Cut loose: Take an art class

Wouldn’t it be great to just turn it down a notch or two? Everyone, including myself, is so crazy busy that it seems close to impossible to stop and smell the roses. You know who you are! Okay, so here are 10 things we all can do to slow it down.

1. Actually go out there and smell the roses.

2. Count to 10 before making that call on your cell phone and ask yourself if it can wait `til you get to a land line.



3. Try writing a letter, report, etc. by hand instead of getting on a computer.

4. Park your car at least 100-200 yards away from a destination and walk to where you are going.



5. Take a long, refreshing bath instead of a quick shower. (A personal favorite).

6. Check out a favorite nonprofit organization and volunteer a few hours, even if it’s only once a month.

7. Head to Margaritaville.

8. Go stick your feet in the river.

9. If you get a coffee break, actually get out there and take it.

10. Take a dance, art, or pottery class at the Center for the Arts.

It’s not too late to register for some fun time in the arts. Pick up a catalogue at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, the Glenwood Springs Community Center, or at any of the local libraries.

Take a summer art beak! We are offering 56 classes in dance, pottery, fine arts, crafts and theater arts for all levels and all ages. We are also offering stone sculpting and silversmithing for adults at all levels. I am sure you will find something that interests you and your children.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is a great place to hang out and learn a new skill. The energy is positive and great people work and play here. It only requires a little bit of time, it’s fun, you’ll meet new people and develop a skill that will enhance your life.

It’s easy to register. If you can’t come in, phone. The Summer 2003 session has started and even if you’ve missed the first class, we’ll prorate it. Get over here! Call us at 945-2414.

Art car alert

We have three art cars entered into the Strawberry Days Parade. If you have an old beater car you would like an artist or two to spiff up and be in the parade with us, bring it to the Center for the Arts at 10 a.m. Friday, June 20, and we’ll beautify it for you . or you can beautify it yourself.

We’ll have the supplies. We’ll even have temporary paints if you don’t want to commit to a forever thing.

Summer Calendar of Events

“Wheels” Art Exhibit and Art Car Show, June 5-29. Artists and opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday, June 20. Art cars will drive in the Strawberry Days Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21. Applications are due by Friday May 12. Delivery day is Tuesday, June 3, with pick up on Monday June 30.

Phoenix Rising. Remembering the Coal Seam Fire, July 4-27. Artists reception and coffeehouse at 7 p.m. Friday, July 18.

Mask, August 1-31. Opening and artist reception at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. Mask-making workshop in Centennial Park, Aug. 2. Time: TBA.

Call the Center for applications, tickets or information, 945-2414.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is located at 601 E. 6th Street between the Yampah Vapor Caves and Hot Springs Pool, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 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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