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Call to artists for October show at Center

“The Art of Writing” is the title of the October art show in the Center for the Arts Gallery. 

The Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts is issuing a call to all artists for the show, which will run from Oct. 7 to Nov. 10. 

All art shows in the Center Gallery correspond with the Thingamajig Theatre Company productions that are held in the Breaks Black Box Theatre.  The center will be accepting works in all mediums that use any version of the written word. 

Songs and poems are encouraged to be framed or matted to hang for display.  Short stories and collective works will be accepted in book form, self published or otherwise. Oil paintings, sculptures, photographs and carvings will all be accepted if they have incorporated any part of the written word. 

The center takes a 30 percent commission from any piece sold in the gallery during the show.  Artists must bring their pieces in on Oct. 2, from 2-6 p.m. and remove them on Nov. 10, from 9 a.m.-noon, or by appointment.

The Thingamajig Theatre Company’s October show is “The Turn of the Screw,”  which is based on a Henry James novella about a governess in England who has the charge of two children at the beautiful English manor of Bly.  The story is a work of art by the author, who delicately and spookily meanders around the possibilities of ghosts at the manor.  “The Turn of the Screw”  is a true celebration of the art of writing. 

On Oct. 7, there will be a magnificent evening that will preview the art show.  The talented singer-songwriter Andrew Dahl-Bredine, who recently won the songwriter title at the Tucson Folk Festival, will bring his talents to the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.   Andrew’s musical abilities and interests span several cultures and languages.  He writes beautiful, uplifting pieces in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic, and is a master of words and music as an art form. 

Both “The Turn of the Screw” and the Evening with Andrew will complement the gallery show that the Center for the Arts hopes will showcase many of the writing talents in Pagosa Springs as well as the creative works of the areas accomplished visual artists.

Call the Center at 731-7469 or e-mail laura@pagosacenter.org for more information about the call to artists or the October productions.

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