Students of Pierre Mion Exhibit opens at PSAC Gallery
The opening reception for the Students of Pierre Mion Exhibit takes place today, Oct. 2, from 5-7 p.m. at the PSAC Gallery at Town Park.

This show consists of watercolor pieces produced by the students of Pierre Mion over a two-year time period.

Refreshments will be available and entertainment will be provided by Stephany Bouchier.

This is the final PSAC exhibit of the 2008 season.

Gallery hours

The PSAC Gallery at Town Park is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information call 264-5020 and visit our Web site at www.Pagosa-Arts.com for additional event information, photographs and more.

Hospital art sponsors welcome

The Pagosa Mountain Hospital Art Exhibit will continue to run for two months and we encourage sponsors and donors to come forward between now and Nov. 18.

We would love to have small donations, from $1 and up, and there are donation envelopes and a drop box at the hospital’s front reception area for your convenience.

Thank you for whatever amount you can donate in order to provide “Healing Art” for our hospital.

Photo Club

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the Arts and Crafts Room of the Pagosa Springs Community Center.

This month’s program will be a round-table discussion concerning members’ questions. Please plan on attending, asking your questions and responding to other members’ questions.

Monthly photo competitions are held during each club meeting. The two competition categories are the Theme Category and the Open Category, where any subject is allowed. This month’s theme is “Portraiture.”

Members may enter as many as three prints, but no more than two in either category. President Tom Peterson will lead the critique of photos. This will be done as a group rather than with specific judges.

The Photography Club meets the second Wednesday of each month during the club year, from September through May. Interested photography enthusiasts are welcome to attend at no charge for the first meeting. Any and all are invited to join. Annual dues are $20 for single individuals and $30 for a family membership. For more information, contact Peterson at TJPimages@aol.com <mail to: TJPimages@aol.com> or 264-1220.

Painting Plein Air with Pierre Mion

Pierre Mion is offering a Plein Air Watercolor Workshop, but this time it is not in Pagosa Springs. The workshop will be held at the La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Ariz. This hotel is a restored masterpiece in the style of old Spanish hotels. Here is a link to the La Posada Hotel if you would like to see the beautiful surroundings for this fun, change of pace workshop: www.laposada.org.

The dates are Oct. 13-17. We will drive down on the 13th (it is a 5.5 hour drive) and classes will be held Oct. 14, 15 and 16. We will drive home on the 17th.

Cost of the class is $240 for PSAC members and $265 for nonmembers.

Call Pierre, 731-9781, for more information regarding this exciting Plein Air opportunity, hotel rates and to register for the class. The registration deadline is open.

Flower arranging workshop

Come and have fall fun learning dried flower arranging with Jenny of Angela’s Flowers. Jenny’s helpful hints will have you creating rustic compositions or simple, yet elegant designs using dried flowers and silks for your fall harvest table.

This workshop will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 1-3 p.m. at the community center Arts and Crafts Room. Class fee is $30 and materials will be sold by the stem as well as foam, moss and containers $5 and up or bring your own special basket.

PSAC 2008 workshop calendar

All workshop classes are held in the Arts and Crafts Room of the community center. Call PSAC at 264-5020 to register for any of the classes. Classes may be paid by credit card at the time of registration to reserve your spot. Please note: You must be pre-registered for all classes. If a class is cancelled, for some reason, we would have no way of contacting people who wish to drop in without a name and phone number on file.

Oct. 13-17 — Plein Air Watercolor in Winslow, Ariz., with Pierre Mion.

Oct. 15 — Dried Flower Arranging with Jenny From Angela’s Flowers.

Nov. 8 — Beading with Lizz, 1 to 4 p.m.

Plein Air Painters of Pagosa

Landscape painters, who work in any medium, are invited to join the Plein Air Painters of Pagosa (PAPP).  Inspired by the long tradition of artists meeting and painting together, PAPP members paint regularly in a friendly atmosphere, supporting and encouraging each other’s efforts — and have a lot of fun in the process!  Artists at any level are welcome.

The PAPP meets on the first Wednesday of each month, from 10 a.m. until after lunch, at various locations in the Pagosa area. Meet at 10 a.m. — bring your lunch, and a friend if you know anyone interested.

For more information, contact Jean Smith at 264- 6647.

Gift items from Pagosa Country

The 2009 Pagosa Country Calendars are available for sale in the Town Park Gallery. The calendars will sell for $8.95 plus tax for nonmembers and $7.95 plus tax for PSAC members. There are also quantity discounts: 10-24 for $6.95 each and 25-plus for $5.95 each.

Watercolor Club

The Watercolor Club normally meets the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Arts and Crafts Room at the community center.

Watercolorists of all levels are provided the opportunity to use the room for the day. Attending members contribute $5 for use of the space. Attendees should bring a bag lunch, their supplies and a willingness to have a fun creative day. New participants are always welcome.