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Pagosa Springs Arts Council has a new home

Since the Pagosa Springs Town Council has voted to demolish Town Park Gallery we have found a new home!

The Arts Council office will be located in The Club building on Lewis Street. Effective Feb. 1, 2010 our address will be 450 Lewis St., Unit B2, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. The phone number — 264-5020 — will remain the same. Our new e-mail address will be info@pagosa-arts.com.

Our workshops will continue to be held in the Ross Aragon Community Center Arts and Crafts Room until March 31. After April 1 they will be held in The Studio at The Club.

Our exhibits will be held in the rotunda at Town Hall, thanks to town’s gracious offer to host these events.

So, all in all, we are looking forward to the new changes, new venue and are excited about the 2010 season for the Pagosa Springs Arts Council.

Come along to the Sing-Along

The Pagosa Springs Arts Council’s Sing-Along is just around the corner.

This night of fabulous show tunes will feature Larry Elginer leading our songfest and on the trumpet, along with vocalist Debbie Tucker and John Graves at the keyboard.

Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors for this great night of song and gaiety and mark your calendars for next Thursday evening, Jan. 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Pagosa Pub Works Brewpub at 185 N. Pagosa Blvd. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and assorted desserts will be provided along with a cash bar. Tickets are $15 and are available at Pagosa Pub Works Brewpub, Higher Grounds and the Chamber Visitor Center.

We’ll be singing your favorites so we hope to see you there! The Pagosa Springs Arts Council is sponsoring this fund-raiser.

Saturday Drawing Workshop

The much-loved Saturday Drawing Workshop with Randall Davis will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the community center Arts and Crafts Room. The cost is $38 and you can call PSAC at 264-5020 to register and prepay for the class.

Winter Watercolor Workshop

A Winter Watercolor Workshop with local Pagosa Springs artist Pierre Mion will be held Feb. 22-24 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the community center Arts and Crafts Room.

Pierre is an internationally-known artist and illustrator who worked with Norman Rockwell for 12 years, and who has exhibited worldwide. He brings a wealth of talent and experience to his classes, helping locals discover the joy and excitement of doing watercolors.

Students of Pierre often comment about his professionalism, as well as his teaching expertise. He models for his students, he coaches them and he works with them to produce an end result that is beyond their expectations. Even with his background and experience his students never feel intimidated by him.

The tuition is $250 for PSAC members and $275 for non-members. February 25 will be an optional day for $70. There will not be a photo shoot ahead of time and you will be painting snow scenes in watercolor. Please contact PSAC at 264-5020 for registration and payment. The artist must request that registrations are made no later than one week in advance due to extensive class preparation and there will be no refunds for cancellations.

PSAC winter schedule

The Pagosa Springs Arts Council is now closed for the winter. Although the office is not staffed on a regular basis, voice mail and e-mail are checked regularly so please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. You can e-mail us at info@pagosa-arts.com or leave a message at 264-5020. Also be sure to visit our Web site at www.pagosa-arts.com for additional information.

Photo Club

The Photo Club meets the second Wednesday of each month during the club year from September through May at 6 p.m. at the community center Arts and Crafts Room. Interested photography enthusiasts are welcome to attend at no charge for the first meeting. Any and all are invited to join for annual dues of $20 for single individuals and $30 for family membership.

For more information, contact club president T. J. Reynolds at rmp1950@msn.com or 731-9681.

Plein Air Painters

The group offers a wonderful opportunity for artists and art enthusiasts alike to share tips, ideas and resources. Painters who work in any media are welcome.

This fun group will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, in the community center Arts and Crafts Room. Please keep in mind that turpentine-based painting materials cannot be used in the Community Center. Our schedule has changed and from now on we will meet on the fourth Thursday of the month. If the weather is nice, the group paints outdoors. If the weather is bad, the group paints in the community center Arts and Crafts Room. Call Jean Shah 264-0188 or Jean Smith 264-6647 if you need more information.

New members and volunteers

Our members are our organization’s lifeblood, and we always welcome new and renewed members!

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, and encourage and support continued appreciation and preservation of the aesthetic beauty of Pagosa Springs.

If you would like to join the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, mail your name, address, phone number and e-mail address to PSAC, P.O. Box 533, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. You will also need to enclose a check payable to PSAC for the membership rate of your choice.

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.