Got art? Register now for zany dance and art classes |

Got art? Register now for zany dance and art classes

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is offering a whopping 66 classes this fall, including a few that are just right for you. Registration began last week, but we’re happy to take you in, pro-rate your fee – you know, knock off the cost of any class sessions you missed – and make art a part of your life, baby!New fine arts classes include Drawing & Watercolor, taught by watercolorist Ruth Glenn Little, from 9 a.m. until noon on Thursdays.We also offer Watercolor and Horticulture, a class in which students learn to paint watercolor botanicals with Lezley Small. That class is offered from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center or 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts.The Center also presents an opportunity for everyone to Paint like Monet, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Teacher Diane Seabrook said, “It’s easy!”New crafts classes will be taught by master crafter Nancy Parfet, who goes beyond crafting into the realm of modern folk art. Her Mixed Media Magic class is open to teens and adults and runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays. This is a great opportunity to make your own, personalized Christmas gifts. She also teaches Creative Kids, from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Mondays. Students age 6 to 7 will build snow globes, kaleidoscopes, seasonal and patriotic decorations.New pottery classes include Clay Dogs, mudslinging for 3 to 5 year olds from 11:15 to noon on Wednesdays, which immediately follows a 10:30 a.m. Dance Dogs class for boys that same age. Girlfriend Pottery is offered for adults 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays.Best Friends Forever (BFF) Ballet is offered from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays or from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays for the same age group.Zoo Pottery is a new class developed for kids who want to create their own clay critters. It runs from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays.The Center is also launching a new Choreography & Repertoire project, a dance company within the dance program. This course begins with auditions from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14. The goal of the project is to introduce serious and advanced dance students to a professional experience of the rehearsal and performing process. The 32-week program meets from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday mornings. The cost is $25 a month.C & R training is taught by dancer/instructors Melanie Huskey and Claire Evans. The project incorporates public performances. If your dance interests run to the exotic, the Center also offers Belly Dancing for women of all ages. A workshop will be offered Sat. and Sun., Oct. 5 & 6. Classes meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Community Center.Check out all the new classes in the Center for the Arts and Parks & Recreation class schedule mailed out to every man, woman and child in Glenwood Springs. (Well okay, we only sent one to each household, but every man, woman and child should have access.)Head for the BorderMingle with international artists and professors of art at the opening and artists reception for the Borderlands exhibit at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14. Even the Mexican Consulate has been invited. Everyone is welcome to attend the event will feature finger food and beverages, open piano and enlightening conversation.It’s all good!Digital artist and University of Colorado at Boulder fine arts professor George Rivera, with the help of Gail Seigel, Community Relations Director for UC Boulder, have brought a really exceptional show to Glenwood Springs this month. We feel very fortunate to host Borderlands, an international exhibit featuring the work of Russian, Latino and Anglo artists. And might we add, very talented Russian, Latino and Anglo artists.Much of this collection was exhibited in Khbarovsk, East Russia, last September. Since then, the show has grown to include the works “At the River”; “Legend from AMU2”; “Sunday” and “Saint Michael–Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev” by four Russian artists. Works by local and regional artists are also part of the exhibit.The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts hosts the Borderlands exhibit Sept. 5 to 30. The exhibit celebrates our diverse cultural heritage and explores the borders that define us as individuals, as communities and as nations.Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the neighbors in our global village.Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Calendar of EventsBorderlands Exhibit, Sept. 5 to 30. A non-juried exhibition of international art exploring our geographical, personal, political and spiritual borders. Opening and artists reception 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.Transitions Exhibit, Oct. 4 to Nov. 4. A non-juried exhibition of work depicting life changes and seminal moments in an artist’s life, showing the artist’s work before and after change and featuring dialogue of what inspired the change. Opening and artists reception 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.Culinary Arts, Wine & Brewfest, Oct. 19, 3 to 7 p.m. at the Hotel Colorado. Join us for this posh, fun, delicious event. Live music, cooking demonstrations, and food that’s to die for. Taste (and quaff!) the very best our region has to offer. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door.Boxes & Bikes Exhibit, Nov. 7 to Dec. 1. A non-juried exhibition featuring two and three dimensional art of painted or decorated boxes and bikes. Opening and artists reception 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.Winterfest, Dec. 6 to 8. Our 12th annual arts and crafts fair. Call for an application.Artists Application Deadlines: Transitions: Friday, Sept. 23, applications due; Tuesday, Oct. 1, delivery day.Boxes & Bikes: Monday, Oct. 28, applications due; Tuesday, Nov. 5, delivery day. 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 Vapor Caves and Hot Springs Pool. We’re 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 for information on these and other events, classes and shows.

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