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Fun Flashes

Clay Center student show opens Thursday

The Carbondale Clay Center and Alpine Bank in Carbondale will host their annual Student Show, April 25 through May 20, at Alpine Bank. This exhibit represents the Clay Center’s students’ work from the past year.

“It’s a great way for students, both kids and adults, to celebrate their clay accomplishments,” said Nancy Barbour, a Clay Center instructor.

An artists’ reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Student work will be displayed gallery-style. The reception coincides with Alpine Bank’s Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event.

The Carbondale Clay Center is a nonprofit clay center dedicated to quality ceramic arts education and community-building through clay-related activities. The center features a well-equipped studio located on Main Street within walking distance of historic downtown Carbondale. It is sponsored in part by the Colorado Council on the Arts. For more information on this event or on class schedules, please call 963-CLAY (2529).

Mountain Fair

needs a design

Design entries for this year’s Carbondale Mountain Fair T-shirt and poster contests are now being accepted. The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities will award $500 to the winning artist(s), and the design will appear on 2,000 T-shirts, 500 posters, and 12,000 copies of the official Mountain Fair Program. Deadline is 6 p.m. Monday, May 1.

For guidelines and an entry form, stop by 645 Main St., phone 963-1680, fax 963-1406, or e-mail

Art classes for everyone

Black Diamond Studios in Glenwood Springs is offering a variety of creative classes for adults and children starting in May.

In Book Arts #1, Wewer Keohane will teach students how to create a spine journal, a 200-page book bound with sticks, skewers, pencils, knitting needles and other objects. The class meets from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Cost is $35. Bring your own supplies or purchase them at class time.

Ida Burnaman will teach Joy of Pastel Painting, Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11. This eight-hour workshop is for beginner and intermediate painters and will teach various pastel techniques. Students will experiment on various surfaces and paint a still life (bring objects to add to the set-up). Cost is $65.

Children ages 6-11 can learn to make a hard-bound book or journal in Bookbinding Kits. Gail Lindley of the Denver Bookbinding Co. will be the instructor. Cost is $25 and includes instruction and materials to make a book in class and a second book at home.

For information on these and other upcoming classes, call 947-0947 or visit 823 Cooper Ave.

Learn Chinese ceramic arts

The Carbondale Clay Center will host a workshop featuring well-known Chinese ceramic artists Xiaoping and Jun Ya. Xiaoping does both large-scale museum and public art installations, as well as small pieces in the Yi Xing tradition. Jun Ya makes contemporary teapots using the Yi Xing clay.

Jun Ya will make and assemble one of her classic teapots. Following the noon break will be a special Tea Ceremony, with Xiao Ping completing the afternoon by hand-building a sculptural piece.

This special event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the center. Cost is $50 plus a $15 non-refundable registration fee. For more information, call the Clay Center at 963-CLAY(2529).

Derek does KAJX

Actress Bo Derek will join co-hosts John C. Noonan and Mike Waters at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, on KAJX’s Aspen Media Review. Derek was in the area recently to attend the Disabled American Veterans ski and horseback riding clinics.

Derek will share memories of the late Dudley Moore, her co-star in the hit movie, “10,” as well as her stormy relationships with chauvinistic Hollywood producers of “Bolero” and “Tarzan the Ape Man.”

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