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PSAC presents a superb equine exhibit

All Things Horse is a superb equine exhibit, which will continue to run through Aug. 10.

The show consists of a variety of artwork depicted in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography and steel sculpture. Among the many works on display are those by Randy Albers, David Burch, Katherine Cruse, T. Cutter Collins, Buster Griggs, Pierre Mion, Marcia Stover Pastuszek, Rick Unger, Gillian Wallace and Rachel Weissberger. The exhibit is showing at 450 Lewis St. in the Studio on third floor and can be viewed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon-5 p.m.

For more information ,call PSAC at 264-5020.

On Eagles’ Wings

You are cordially invited to a reception for Chad Haspels honoring his latest work “On Eagles’ Wings” Saturday, July 31, from 3-5 p.m. at the home of Peggy Andrews, 100 Squaw Valley Place (five miles south on U.S. 84 in Squaw Valley Ranches) Refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P.: to 946-0473 or peggy@realchoicepagosa.com.

Collaboration

Artisans have been working in the metal arts for centuries using forges, hand hammering and various other methods to bend and shape this rigid medium.

Local artist David Burch, and Drew Harbison of Hydro-Cut, Inc., have merged their expertise to create a unique three-dimensional technique that blends old world artisanship with cutting edge technology.

Burch originally joined HCI to help with production work. However, through a sequence of auspicious conversations, the two entrepreneurs collaborated on developing a series of three-dimensional metal artworks for log cabin/ranch home decor. Then, they turned their attention towards bigger things, in the very literal sense. Some of their commissioned pieces in Archuleta County include life-sized pieces such as the one shown here in The PREVIEW. Their scaled art and technology pieces are currently on display through Aug. 10, as part of the Pagosa Springs Arts Council exhibit All Things Horse. The pieces, “Mare and Filly” and “Julie’s Horse,” are a small glimpse of the metal arts being produced by these two locals. For more information, contact Anna Harbison at 264-6957.

Wet-felting hats

In this class taught by Lois Brubach, we will get our hands wet and have fun while learning to felt a hat without seams.

Choose either a dome top or western style hat. No knitting, crocheting, or sewing is involved. You will learn the basics of wet-felting with a resist and leave with your finished hat. However, you might want to wait for it to dry before you wear it.

The class will be held Saturday, Aug. 7, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Studio at 450 Lewis St. The cost is $75 for PSAC members; $100 for non-members — plus $15 fee for supplies. Call 264-5020 to register and pre-pay. A minimum of three students must be registered no later than three days prior to the start of the class in order to offer the class.

2010 exhibit schedule

Please make note that the 2010 PSAC Exhibits will be held in the Studio of the Lewis Building.

July 15 — All Things Horse.

Aug. 12 — Soft Art: Decorative and Wearable.

Sept. 9 — Art of the American West.

Oct. 7 — PSAC Artist Member’s Exhibit.

Nov. 4 — TBD.

PSAC workshop schedule

All workshops, unless otherwise noted, will be held in The Studio of the Lewis Building at 450 Lewis St.

Wet Felting Hats — Lois Burbach, Aug. 7.

Live Model/Any Media — Lavern Burton, Aug. 21.

Wet Felting Scarves — Lois Burbach, Sept. 18.

Collage/Mixed Media; Altered Books — Dee Pitchon, Sept. 25.

Pastel Painting — Lorraine Trenholm, Oct. 13-14.

Member artists on website

We’ve made a few changes on our website, the most important of which is a listing of our member artists. We’ve made it easier now than ever before for everyone to get to know the amazing, talented artists we have in our community and surrounding area. Log onto www.pagosa-arts.com and click on the Artist Listing button. Visit our site often, as we continue to add artists and new features.

Office location and schedule

The Arts Council office is located in the Lewis Building at 450 Lewis St., Suite B-2. Exhibits are held in The Studio on third floor. Our workshops will be held in the Studio unless otherwise noted in the 2010 brochure or you may visit our website noted below.

The current office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon-5 p.m. You can e-mail us at info@pagosa-arts.com or leave a message at 264-5020. Also be sure to visit our website at www.pagosa-arts.com for additional information.

Plein Air Painters

Plein Air Painters Club offers a wonderful opportunity for artists and art enthusiasts alike to share tips, ideas and resources. Painters who work in any media are welcome. We meet on the fourth Thursday of the month. On Aug. 26 we will meet at the Ryder Museum at Harman Park. The entrance is at the traffic light, at the top of Put Hill, by Wells Fargo Bank. If the weather is nice, the group paints outdoors. If the weather is bad, the group paints in The Studio of the Lewis Building at 450 Lewis St., third floor. Please call Jean Smith 264-6647 if you need more information.

PSAC invites you to join

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, please mail your name, address, phone number and e-mail address to PSAC, P.O. Box 533, and 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.