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Readers Say Thanks

As we pack up the displays and lighting from the Fall Art Festival, we look back fondly at the many volunteers, businesses and individuals who worked so diligently in support of the arts in our valley and surrounding communities. We remember our ever faithful “Purchase Patrons,” our walk-in viewers, the artists who produce such beautiful work, the City of Glenwood for its support, the Ramada Inn for the extra work, our sponsors for their tireless efforts, our local newspapers and radio stations, the companies who so generously donated door prizes, our merchant display participants, the Glenwood Springs Chamber for its support, the garden club for the beautiful flowers, Alpine Bank for including us in their radio spots, the band students from Glenwood Springs High School for donating their time, the honor camp personnel who helped with the displays, the Hot Springs Lodge & Pool for the donated passes for our judges, the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for the donated items, and most of all our guild members who donated hours and hours of their time once again to the festival. Thank you, thank you, thank you!The Fall Art Festival would not be the finest and largest art show in the state without the gift of time, talent and goods given by the members of our community. Because you give, the arts in the valley will thrive and many generations to come will benefit.All of the effort expended was well worth it when we got to treat our serving officer and family, Sgt. Clark and Shana Johnson, with “Operation Vacation,” and when we have artists gain recognition for the first time, as did our Amateur Grand Champion from South Africa, Morine Rosenberg. Her sister, Yvonne Reed, who attended the Fall Art Festival to represent her sister at the awards banquet, was a joy to have with us. If we spend our lives giving what we have to enrich the lives of others, we have spent them well indeed. Thank you again. Arlene LawCoordinator, 44th annual Fall Art FestivalGlenwood Springs, Art Guild

I would like to thank the Aspen Filmfest for continuing to screen their films in Carbondale and Glenwood. Thanks also to The Springs and The Crystal theaters for their involvement. These are films that we would not have access to even if we lived in a larger town on the eastern slope! These films are very timely and well crafted, keeping us apprised of what is going on all over the globe as well in our own backyard.Especially, I would like to thank the Filmfest for nurturing and screening “A Land Out Of Time” by Mark Harvey and Laurel Garrett last Sunday at the Springs Theater. If you didn’t have a chance to see this heartfelt exposure of the current oil and gas boom, you can get a copy at cost. It’s a very important side of the story upon which to reflect and form opinions. I was deeply moved by it.Keep up the good work, Filmfest and local artists! Looking forward to Spring and the Shortsfest!Debbie FiferGlenwood Springs


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