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Arts Council schedules annual dinner meeting

The Pagosa Springs Arts Council’s annual Membership Dinner Meeting will be held at Boss Hogg’s Restaurant on Friday, May 20, at 5 p.m.

The Arts Council would appreciate your attendance and enthusiasm while we enjoy a variety of menu items at $12.50 per person, drinks and tip not included.

Please R.S.V.P. by May 17 by calling Carol at 731-2252 or e-mail info@pagosa-arts.com.

Student art exhibit

Pagosa Springs Arts Council’s exhibit season opened with the Student Art Exhibit Grades 7-12 Friday night, May 6, to an enthusiastic crowd.

The show highlights some of the 2011 senior graduates as well as the many Intermountain League Art Show winners.

This exhibit showcases some of the talented student artists in our area. A wide variety of media is represented, including charcoal, sculpture, photography, acrylic paint, graphite, ceramic and mixed media. Each student portrays a unique view and style in their artwork. The level of creativity reaches out to viewers and encourages thought and contemplation, creating an interaction with the artwork. We thank these students for their entries and are proud to present this exhibit at Estudio Y Galeria located at 84 Goldmine Drive. Gail Hershey, middle school art instructor, and Janet Knocke, high school art instructor, are the coordinators of this special art show, which will run through May 20.

Youth art classes

Spring/summer editions of Youth Art Classes are open to the public and especially to home-schooled students who are in need of art in their curriculum. For more information, call Estudio Y Galeria at 264-1007.

Plein Aire Painters

We’ve regrouped for the season!. Come join us painting out in nature. No dues, just fun. We will meet the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. The place to meet will be announced each month in the Preview Artsline column. For May we will meet at Echo Lake, near the far end from U.S. 84. In case of bad weather, we will meet there and give directions to the backup indoor location. It will be helpful if you do plan to attend next week to R.S.V.P. so we can look out for you. Please call Jeanine Malaney at 731-1664 to R.S.V.P or for more information.

Exhibit schedule

This year we are proud to announce that some of our local galleries and businesses have graciously offered to hold exhibits while providing new, fresh, environments for showcasing the work of Pagosa’s talented artists. Following is the lineup for 2011.

May 6-May 20: Advanced Art Student Exhibit” hosted by Estudio Y Galleria

June 17-July 28: “8th Annual Juried Exhibit: A Regional Art Competition” hosted by Lantern Dancer.

July 29-Sept. 8: “Pagosa As Art” hosted by The Wildflower.

Sept. 9-Oct. 20: “Artist Challenge: Kinetic Art” host location open.

Oct. 7-9: Artists’ Studio and Gallery Tour.

Oct. 21-Dec. 1: “Contemporary Exhibit” hosted by Wild Spirit Gallery.

Dec. 2-3: “Tiny Treasures” fund-raiser hosted by The Artist Within.

Member artists

It’s membership drive time and if you’ve been enjoying the benefits of our membership by being featured on our website, please remember that only active members enjoy links and have their work highlighted on our site. We will also add where you are showing your work right now, so please send us that information. This is free advertising available to you through our website.

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

PSAC is located in the new Estudio Y Galeria at 84 Gold Mine Drive. Our winter hours are Tuesdays from noon-4. Please drop by and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee from the Potter Bean, the newest addition to the Galeria. We are here to assist your arts needs and from now on we will be fully operational. Since the office is not staffed on a daily 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 can also e-mail us at info@pagosa-arts.com or leave a message at 264-5020. Be sure to visit our website at www.pagosa-arts.com for additional information.

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