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The 2009 Pagosa Country Calendars are available for sale at the Town Park Gallery.

The calendars 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.

These calendars make ideal holiday and Christmas gifts.

Winter gallery hours

The PSAC Gallery in Town Park is now on its winter schedule. The gallery will be open on Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. only. Although the gallery will not be staffed on a regular basis, voice mail and e-mail will be checked regularly so please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. You may e-mail us at psac@centurytel.net or leave a message at 264-5020.

Also be sure to visit our Web site at www.pagosa-arts.com for additional information.

Pagosa Springs Music Boosters

The Boosters’ holiday performance will be a spectacular for the eyes and ears!

This year’s musical is “Into The Woods,” by Stephen Sondheim.

Performances are Nov. 20, 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. 

Sunday, Nov. 23, there will be a special matinee performance at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available online at brownpapertickets.com, the Chamber or at the Door. See www.pagosamusicboosters.org for more information.

Hospital art sponsors The Pagosa Mountain Hospital Art Exhibit runs until Nov. 18. We continually encourage sponsors and donors to come forward. Donations from $1 and up are welcome and there are donation envelopes as well as 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.

PSAC workshops

The Pagosa Springs Arts Council sponsors and manages workshops in the Arts and Crafts Room at the community center. From the outset, the Arts Council has been a partner and supporter of the center.

We started the workshops in 2002 and they have grown substantially since that time. Workshops provide those who want to teach a venue to do so and, at the same time, give our residents a place to learn something new whether it is watercolor, acrylic, oil, drawing, photography or the like. The space also provides a home for the Photo Club, Watercolor Club and a meeting location for various clubs.

If you are interested in teaching a workshop or class, call the Town Park Gallery at 264-5020 for a workshop application form or download the form from our Web site, www.pagosa-arts.com. If you are a resident and have ideas and suggestions for a class or workshop we haven’t offered, please let us hear from you. The Arts Council’s mailing address is: P.O. Box 533, Pagosa Springs, CO, 81147 or e-mail psac@centurytel.net.

To date all of our workshops have been held during the day. Would evenings work better for you? Would you prefer a series of classes? If you would like to see the Arts Council offer workshops in either of these formats, call 264-5020 and leave your name and number and we’ll touch base with you.

2009 workshop calendar

Watch the Artsline for information regarding the new 2009 workshop calendar. All of the 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 remaining 2008 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.

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

Nov. 15 — Saturday Drawing with Randall Davis. The subject of this class will be a barn in perspective. The class will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and you must pre-register.

Plein Air Painters

We have made the decision to combine the Watercolor Club and the Plein Air Painters of Pagosa. The new group will be called Plein Air Painters and will meet the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. 

Painters who work in any media are welcome. It’s a wonderful opportunity to share, tips, ideas and resources. With that in mind the next meeting of Plein Air Painters will be Thursday, Nov. 20. If the weather cooperates we will meet at the west end of Echo Reservoir off U.S. 84, several miles south of Pagosa. This is a great spot with views in all directions. Dress appropriately and bring a lunch. If the weather is bad we will meet at 10 a.m. at the community center in the Arts and Crafts Room. Please keep in mind that turpentine-based painting materials cannot be used in the center.

Contact Jean Shah for more information, 264-0188, or e-mail: jeangautam@hotmail.com.  

Consider a membership

Started in 1988, the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, a non-profit organization, was conceived and developed to, in part, promote the awareness of the vast array of local artistic talent, provide educational and cultural activities in the community, sponsor exhibits and workshops by local and regional artists and encourage and support continued appreciation and preservation of the aesthetic beauty of Pagosa Springs.

If becoming involved with such a dynamic organization excites you, we hope that you will consider becoming a member or perhaps even volunteer. If you have questions or would like more information regarding joining call the PSAC office at 264-5020.

Membership rates are: Youth-$10; Individual Senior-$20; Individual Regular-$25; Family Senior-$25; Family Regular-$35; Business-$75; Patron-$250; Benefactor-$500, Director-$1,000 and Guarantor-$2,500 and up.

PSAC-sponsored events Include:

Gallery Exhibits in Town Park, May-October.

Art Workshops and Classes in the Arts and Craft Room of the community center.

Annual PSAC Membership Meeting.

Annual Pagosa Country Calendar.

Annual Juried Art Exhibit.

Annual Photo Contest.

Plein Air Painting Club.

Photography Club.

Summer Youth Art Camp.

Watercolor Club.

If you would like to become a member or renew your membership, call 264-5020 or e-mail psac@centurytel.net.