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Getting to the art of summertime

I love the Fourth of July. The Declaration of Independence is a living document, written by brave and courageous visionaries, that put human happiness at its center. Amazing! A day well worth celebrating! The Fourth of July also screams summertime is here! Daily patterns are rooting, the kids are getting used to summertime freedoms and exerting their own declarations of independence. I used to love it when my daughter would complain that she was bored and say, “Hey Mom, think of something for me to do today.” No matter what I came up for her, she would look at me and say “ugh, that sounds like work!”She discovered the Center for the Arts when I started working here. She took dance, pottery and art classes. I still heard, “I’m bored!” but not quite so often. I think every kid should be just a little bored in the summer – it gets their imagination going. Speaking of imagination we are hoping to inspire the artists out there with Artopia, which opens July 15 and runs through Aug. 29. The artist reception is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, July 23. We have extended the deadline for applications until 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 6.ARTOPIA is our summer project to bring public awareness to the vast array of artisans tucked away in all the corners of the Roaring Fork Valley. July 15 through Aug. 29 we are inviting all artists from 1-100 years old who have ever wanted to share their art to do so this summer in the “Roaring Fork Valley’s Largest Exhibit and Sale.” Pick up an application and plan to show your talent.ARTOPIA is about You! ARTOPIA is a state of mind! ARTOPIA is a celebration of everyday pleasures! ARTOPIA is what happens when two or more artisans are gathered in one place! We are about building community between artists, students, dancers, musicians, poets and bringing people from all cultures together in celebration of all things artistic. Please join in because we need you to make ARTOPIA HAPPEN! Arts are for everyone!Better late than neverIt’s still not too late to register for summer classes.This summer we’re offering our best lineup yet of fine arts, dance, movement and clay classes for kids and adults. We’ll prorate the classes if you’ve missed any. Dance, draw and just make art. Nothing feels better!Summer calendar of eventsJuly 6-9 – Summer Theatre Arts Camp, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. July 16 – Aug. 29 – Artopia Exhibit featuring artists from all over the region. We hope to fill the Arts Center to the rafters with art.July 23 – Artopia Reception, 6 p.m.Holiday weekend hours are noon – 4 p.m. Saturday, July 3, to Monday, July 5.July 6-9 there are no regularly scheduled classes because of the theatre camp – if you’re not participating in the camp, go to the beach! Call the Center for applications, tickets or information at 945-2414. The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is located at 601 E. 6th St. between the Yampah Vapor Caves and Hot Springs Pool, and open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 4 p.m. weekends. Stop by, call or e-mail us at gwsarts@sopris.net for information on these and other events, classes and shows.Call the Center for applications, tickets or information at 945-2414. The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is located at 601 E. 6th St. between the Yampah Vapor Caves and Hot Springs Pool, and open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 4 p.m. weekends. 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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