Glenwood arts center seeks support for ballerinas and Dancers Dancing troupe |

Glenwood arts center seeks support for ballerinas and Dancers Dancing troupe

Our wonderful presentation of Dancers Dancing has evolved tremendously in the past five years. We’re very proud of the dancers who will take part in it this year to celebrate this event’s 13th anniversary. Students from age 3 to young adults – all heartbreakingly beautiful and talented – will participate.We are seeking corporate and private donations to support these dancers and the grandest dance event in Glenwood Springs. We need your support more than ever to get these young dancers on the stage for an experience of a lifetime. If you can provide a donation, please call us at 945-2414 and we’ll be so happy to note your support in our program, in this column, and everywhere we go. And we will love you.Four-year-old Emma Frei is one of our little ballerinas. She has just started taking dance at the center in the fall. Emma has the biggest blue eyes that you have ever seen.”She has the biggest heart, too,” teacher Erinn Kelly said. “She has such pride when she dances. Her eyes light up. Ballet has given her the beginnings of poise, balance and grace in an environment that surrounds all the children with art.”It doesn’t get much better than that!All the dance students have been rehearsing long and hard with heart and soul. This program began last September to better prepare the students for this performance. You will see a big difference this year in the quality of the performance. You will be amazed at what the dance company students have prepared for this event. The fantastic choreography is crisp and perfect. Dancers Dancing 2005 is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 29-30, with a matinee featuring the full production at 1 p.m. Saturday. Dance: It’s all good. Please support Dancers Dancing. We need your help.Home and Garden Artsopens todayThe Home and Garden Arts Exhibit and Sale, Friday through May 1, has filled the gallery with a variety of items for indoor and outdoor enthusiasts. This is an exhibit we have been wanting to put together for years. You won’t be disappointed. You may just rush out to redo your entire home and garden. Well, we are here to inspire.Greg Tonozzi will demonstrate the fine art of marble sculpting and give you a chance to wield a power tool and see how easy it is to make your mark in stone. And expert Susan Hayward will be here to give feng shui tips on proper placement of items for auspicious results. Join us for the Garden Party and Artist Reception at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Refreshments will be served and spring enthusiasm will be given away for free.Sign of the timesIt’s not to late to “Buy a Letter” in the brass sign that will be on the outside of our building and becoming a little part of history at the same time. Small letters are $100 (“Glenwood Springs”), and large letters are $150 (“Center for the Arts”). We are halfway done with our campaign, but many of your favorite letters are still for sale. Give us a call and buy yours right over the phone.Save the dateThe Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is pleased to present a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night. Poker players can participate with a $135 entry fee and may have the opportunity to win $1,000 depending on the number of participants. We’re looking for 80-plus poker players to come down here and know when to hold ’em or know when to fold ’em. Don’t miss out on this one.Calendar of EventsApril 8-May 1: Home and Garden Arts ExhibitApril 16: 1 p.m.: Home and Garden Arts reception and Garden PartyApril 29-30 : 7 p.m. 13th annual Dancers Dancing, with 1 p.m. matinee April 30May 6-30: Glenwood Springs Art Guild ExhibitMay 13: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, a fund-raiser for Arts Center programmingMay 14: Art Guild receptionGayle Mortell is the director of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Call the center at 945-2414 for applications, tickets or information.

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