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Get some class at the Glenwood Center for the Arts

Gayle Mortell

It’s not too late to register for a fall art or dance class at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Besides being just plain fun, it’s also time to start thinking about Christmas presents. Save money, give a hand-made present and above all, soothe your soul. If you’ve missed a class or two we’ll pro-rate it.

In addition, any child wanting to participate in the Dancers Dancing performance in May must be enrolled in a dance class at the center. Don’t miss this terrific opportunity. There are all levels of ballet, jazz, tap, break dancing and hip hop classes for girls and boys.

Dance classes will give you or your children happy feet. What could be better than that!

Learn to sculpt like Michelangelo, or throw a pot. Kids can learn to oil paint and create a comic book. Adults can set their creative spirits free with Learn to Draw or Paint like Monet. It’s all there and all fun.

The center wants to make it easy for anyone to take a class. It now offers the option to pay by the month or with a credit card or electronic funds transfer. Ask about a free tuition application. Don’t miss out because money may be an issue; we’ll be happy to work with you.

Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends. The center is located at 601 E 6th St., Glenwood Springs, between the Vapor Caves and the Hot Springs Pool. For information and to register, call the Center for the Arts at 945-2414 or go to

Real Men show their stuff

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts features “Real Men,” an invitational exhibit featuring the creative and edgy work of 11 male artists, Oct. 3- Nov. 4. The opening reception is at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Exhibiting artists include Michael Lindsay, who has worked in metal for more than 20 years. He has studied sculpture, blacksmithing and bronze casting and now produces custom metalwork. His work, which combines old-world blacksmithing with contemporary design, is now in homes in Aspen and Chicago.

Ted Devlin of Rifle works in pencil, painting and pottery in an impressionistic style. He has won top honors at statewide art shows.

Photographer Marty Garfinkel has traveled the back roads of the West through long-forgotten towns. He’s photographed the old motels and and cafes, the junkyards and bars. Last year he opened Roadside Gallery in Carbondale.

Fred Haberlein has painted murals in public buildings and outdoor venues all over Colorado and most recently at the top of the Iron Mountain Tramway at Glenwood Caverns’ Exclamation Point Restaurant.

Majid Kahhak is the owner of the Kahhak Fine Arts Gallery and School in Carbondale. He is known for his painting demonstrations at local and national events and has painted a host of sports and celebrity figures.

Local historian and photographer Jim Nelson is best known for his books on Glenwood Springs and environs and has recently turned his hand to photography.

Also included in the show are works of Rocky Hedstrom, Jamie Vaida, Paul Cruz and Joe Karr.

Live well, live it up at Culinary Arts, Wine and Brewfest

Here’s a chance to practice the “Art of Living Well” at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts annual Culinary Arts, Wine and Brewfest, Saturday, Oct. 18, from 4-7 p.m. at the Hotel Colorado.

Fine food, wine and brews make for a fall afternoon of gracious living. Listen to the soothing sound of Marty Martinez on the piano, see gourmet culinary demonstrations by Rob Seideman of the Cooking School of Aspen and French Culinary School graduate Don Wilmeth. Participating restaurants include Exclamation Point, Rivers, the Redstone Inn and Sake.

Silent auction prizes include a week in the Grand Cayman Islands and two nights at the Broadmoor Hotel. Proceeds go to the 117-year-old Center for the Arts building, which first provided electricity to the city. Get your tickets now. Call the center, 945-2414.

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