Art – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:25:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 http://www.pagosasun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cropped-sun-logo-512x512-1-32x32.jpg Art – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com 32 32 Fourth of July events planned http://www.pagosasun.com/fourth-of-july-events-planned/ Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:57:04 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=206600 By Chris Mannara
Staff Writer

Despite the Fourth of July parade being canceled, Pagosa Springs is still looking to have a fun and exciting holiday for locals and visitors alike, with multiple events still planned for town, including a new one taking place on the San Juan River.

Pine Ridge parade

A parade for residents of Pine Ridge Nursing Home is set to take place today, July 2, at 2 p.m., according to a news release from Activities Director Tricia Mitchell.

Those who wished to participate in the parade were asked to contact Mitchell by June 29.

Back the Blues Cruise

On July 3, the Back the Blues Cruise will be held to show support for local law enforcement agencies.

The event is looking to have as many cars participate as possible, and cars are encouraged to be decorated and to honk their horns in support and for a positive experience.

Everyone will line up at 4:30 p.m. at two locations and the cruise will start at 5 p.m., according to event organizer Kim Hamilton.

The first route will begin on Aspen Village Drive, behind Walmart, and will feature a route that follows U.S. 160 onto Piedra Road and passes the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office, according to an email from Hamilton.

From there, the first route will go onto Cloud Cap Avenue, Park Avenue, Eaton Drive and eventually onto Village Drive past the Colorado State Patrol Office, Hamilton’s email describes.

The second route will begin at the Pagosa Springs High School parking lot and will go onto 8th Street and Apache Street, eventually leading into the Pagosa Springs Police Department parking lot, according to the email.

Both routes eventually lead to Yamaguchi park for a “clap rally” with positive posters.

Goodie bags will be handed out to the various stations the day before.

For more information, interested parties are encouraged to contact Hamilton at kimh55@hotmail.com.

Park 2 Park Artisan and Food Market

As has been tradition, the Park 2 Park Artisan and Food Market will make its return for the 40th time to Pagosa Springs July 3-5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with just a few changes.

According to Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Jo Coulehan, vendors will be spaced appropriately using vacant space at the athletic field across the street from Town Park, as well as Town Park and Mary Fisher Park.

“It’s always been intended to be a crafts fair,” Coulehan said in an interview on Tuesday. “We’ve kind of re-branded it this year into an artisan market to attract those people that really create handcrafted goods.”

With the carnival not taking place at the athletic field across from Town Park this year, Park to Park will see half of its vendors take up that space, as well as space at Mary Fisher Park for social distancing, she explained.

Attendees will have an opportunity to visit multiple parks and enjoy the handcrafted wares of over 60 vendors.

Although the market is outside, the Chamber is asking that people continue to practice safe guidelines, including distancing. If there is a crowd at one vendor’s booth, visit another one and circle back. Distance while standing in line. Be careful when handling the vendors’ merchandise and don’t handle unnecessarily. And please wear a face covering when around others as there will be more people out and about. 

“We encourage people, obviously, to wear masks, to not just maul the merchandise when they get to a vendor booth,” she said. “The vendors are asked to wear masks, as well.”

Flag ceremony
and flyover

American Legion Post 108 will be holding its flag ceremony on the Fourth of July at 10 a.m. at the American Legion 108 Post located at 287 Hermosa St.

This ceremony will include the running up of the flag with a bugle call and retiring it with taps.

A rifle salute on the foot bridge and a flyover by the San Juan Squadron is also planned for 10 a.m.

The flyover will proceed to Pine Ridge Nursing Home and then to the Veteran’s Memorial Park for visitors there, as well.

The American Legion asks those who come to observe to wear masks and participate in social distancing.

An Independence Day Music Breakout Concert

The New Thought Center for Inspirational Living will be holding an Independence Day Music Breakout Concert event at the Best Western Lodge on U.S. 160 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Fourth of July.

Tickets for the event will be $10 and the event will feature four musical groups and a few vendors.

Children are admitted for free, and children’s activities will be provided.

For more information, call/text (970) 309-6067.

Freedom Float

For the Fourth of July, residents and visitors are encouraged to float down the San Juan River, when it’s warm enough, and show off some patriotic pride and colors for the first ever Freedom Float.

“The whole point of it was to show some patriotic colors throughout downtown during the day,” Tourism Director Jennie Green said.

Local outdoor adventure businesses have also encouraged patrons to get out and float on the afternoon of the Fourth of July, Green added.

“We’re still trying not to encourage large gatherings, so hopefully the tubes will keep them separated and people will just kind of do it throughout the day,” she said.

For those who are decorating their tubes or floats, keeping trash out of the San Juan River is a priority, Green noted.

“We want a clean river when this is over, so try to make sure the red, white and blue sticks to you as much as possible,” she said.

Fireworks

In an email to The SUN on June 22, Town Manager Andrea Phillips explained that the town is still planning on having a Fourth of July fireworks display around 9:30 p.m. depending on fire restrictions.

The fireworks will be set off in South Pagosa. Please maintain social distancing when viewing from various venues throughout the community.

The display is dependent on weather and fire conditions.

 

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Fourth of July events http://www.pagosasun.com/fourth-of-july-events/ Thu, 25 Jun 2020 11:00:25 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=206226 By Chris Mannara
Staff Writer

Despite the Fourth of July parade being canceled, Pagosa Springs is still looking to have a fun and exciting holiday for locals and visitors alike with multiple events still planned for town, including a new one taking place on the San Juan River.

Freedom Float

For the Fourth of July, residents and visitors are encouraged to float down the San Juan River, when it’s warm enough, and show off some patriotic pride and colors for the first ever Freedom Float.

“The whole point of it was to show some patriotic colors throughout downtown during the day,” Tourism Director Jennie Green said in an interview on Monday.

Local outdoor adventure businesses have also encouraged patrons to get out and float on the afternoon of the Fourth of July, Green added.

“We’re still trying not to encourage large gatherings, so hopefully the tubes will keep them separated and people will just kind of do it throughout the day,” she said.

For those who are decorating their tubes or floats, keeping trash out of the San Juan River is a priority, Green noted.

“We want a clean river when this is over, so try to make sure the red, white and blue sticks to you as much as possible,” she said.

Park 2 Park Artisan and Food Market

As has been tradition, the Park 2 Park Artisan and Food Market will make its return to Pagosa Springs July 4-6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with just a few changes.

According to Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Jo Coulehan, vendors will be spaced appropriately using vacant space at the athletic field across the street from Town Park.

“It’s always been intended to be a crafts fair,” Coulehan said in an interview on Tuesday. “We’ve kind of re-branded it this year into an artisan market to attract those people that really create handcrafted goods.”

With the carnival not taking place at the athletic field across from Town Park this year, Park to Park will see half of its vendors take up that space as well as space at Mary Fisher Park for social distancing, she explained.

“We encourage people, obviously, to wear masks. To not just maul the merchandise when they get to a vendor booth,” she said. “The vendors are asked to wear masks as well.”

An Independence Day Music Breakout Concert

The New Thought Center for Inspirational Living will be holding an event at the Best Western Lodge on U.S. 160 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets for the event will be $10 and the event will feature four musical groups and a few vendors.

Children are free, children’s activities will be provided.

For more information, call/text (970) 309-6067.

Fireworks

In an email to The SUN on June 22, Town Manager Andrea Phillips explained that the town is still planning on having a Fourth of July fireworks display around 9:30 p.m. depending on fire restrictions.

The fireworks will be set off in South Pagosa. Please maintain social distancing when viewing from various venues throughout the community.

Fourth of July Flag Ceremony

American Legion Post 108 will be holding its flag ceremony on the Fourth of July at 10 a.m. at the American Legion 108 Post located at 287 Hermosa St.

This ceremony will include the running up of the flag with a bugle call and retiring it with taps.

A rifle salute on the foot bridge and a flyover by the San Juan Squadron is also planned for 10 a.m.

The American Legion asks those who come to observe to wear masks and participate in social distancing.

Back the Blues Cruise

On July 3, the Back the Blues Cruise will be held to show support for local law enforcement agencies.

The event is looking to have as many cars participate as possible and cars are encouraged to be decorated and to honk their horns in support and for a positive experience.

Everyone will line up at 4:30 p.m. at two locations and the cruise will start at 5 p.m., according to event organizer Kim Hamilton.

The first route will begin on Aspen Village Drive, behind Walmart, and will feature a route that follows U.S. 160 onto Piedra Road and passes the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office, according to an email from Hamilton.

From there, the first route will go onto Cloud Cap Avenue, Park Avenue, Eaton Drive and eventually onto Village Drive past the Colorado State Patrol Office, Hamilton’s email describes.

The second route will begin at the Pagosa Springs High School parking lot and will go onto 8th Street and Apache Street, eventually leading into the Pagosa Springs Police Department parking lot, according to the email.

Both routes eventually lead to Yamaguchi park for a “clap rally” with positive posters.

Goodie bags will be handed out to the various stations the day before.

For more information, interested parties are encouraged to contact Hamilton at kimh55@hotmail.com

Pine Ridge Parade

A parade for residents of Pine Ridge Nursing Home is set to take place on July 2 at 2 p.m., according to a news release from Activities Director Tricia Mitchell.

Interested parties are encouraged to decorate their vehicles or make signs to lift the spirits of the residents.

For those who are wishing to participate in the parade, contact Mitchell at 731-4330 by June 29.

The Springs Resort

At 3 p.m. on the Fourth of July, Allora Leonard and the Lost Cause will be performing on The Springs Resort and Spa’s event lawn.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. The event will feature beer, food and games. Bringing a lawn chair is encouraged.

At 6 p.m. on the Fourth of July, Elder Grown will be performing on The Springs Resort and Spa’s event lawn.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. The event will feature beer, food and games. Bringing a lawn chair is encouraged.

Submit your event

If you would like to add your public event to this list, email the details of your event to editor@pagosasun.com by noon on Monday, June 29.

chris@pagosasun.com

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‘The Application of Imagination,’ a virtual art auction and concert, to benefit Pagosa Peak Open School http://www.pagosasun.com/the-application-of-imagination-a-virtual-art-auction-and-concert-to-benefit-pagosa-peak-open-school-2/ Thu, 21 May 2020 21:00:07 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=203892 By Alison Beach
Special to The PREVIEW

 On May 22, at 6 p.m., Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) will host “The Application of Imagination,” a virtual art auction and concert featuring artists and musicians Rain March, Karla Parker Choat, Bill Hudson, Keith Bruno, Alison Beach, Perry and Amy Harper, Lexi Bernstein, Jeanelle Wychesit, June Marquez and Angela Reali Crossland.

This is a Facebook live concert that will be filmed at the school following social distancing guidelines. The concert and art will be posted on the school’s Facebook page the night of the virtual event at: https://www.facebook.com/pagosacharterschool.

Artwork will be “silently auctioned” via our Facebook page during the Facebook live concert. Each piece of artwork will be posted underneath the concert and bids will be taken in the comment sections.

All funds raised will help to further PPOS’s mission to create a community of empowered, lifelong learners by providing a multiage learning environment designed to foster confidence, high academic achievement and the joy of learning through original and meaningful work.

PPOS is a tuition-free, public charter school.

 

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‘The Application of Imagination,’ a virtual art auction and concert, to benefit Pagosa Peak Open School http://www.pagosasun.com/the-application-of-imagination-a-virtual-art-auction-and-concert-to-benefit-pagosa-peak-open-school/ Fri, 15 May 2020 11:00:16 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=203596 By Alison Beach
Special to The PREVIEW

 On May 22, at 6 p.m., Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) will host “The Application of Imagination,” a virtual art auction and concert featuring artists and musicians Rain March, Karla Parker Choat, Bill Hudson, Keith Bruno, Alison Beach, Perry and Amy Harper, Lexi Bernstein, Jeanelle Wychesit, June Marquez and Angela Reali Crossland.

This is a Facebook live concert that will be filmed at the school following social distancing guidelines. The concert and art will be posted on the school’s Facebook page the night of the virtual event at: https://www.facebook.com/pagosacharterschool.

Artwork will be “silently auctioned” via our Facebook page during the Facebook live concert. Each piece of artwork will be posted underneath the concert and bids will be taken in the comment sections.

All funds raised will help to further PPOS’s mission to create a community of empowered, lifelong learners by providing a multiage learning environment designed to foster confidence, high academic achievement and the joy of learning through original and meaningful work.

PPOS is a tuition-free, public charter school.

 

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Recreating masterpieces http://www.pagosasun.com/recreating-masterpieces/ Sun, 03 May 2020 11:00:51 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=202514

Photos courtesy Pagosa Family School

Pagosa Family School’s art teacher Linda Lutomski was inspired by museums around the country challenging the public to recreate masterpieces by posing and making props using everyday objects. Her students were presented with the challenge to recreate their own masterpieces. Families worked together to create the scene, paying close attention to the subject and objects in the paintings and photographing the result. Lutomski and her husband, Jim, as well as art classroom instructional aide Mattie Joyner, also participated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pagosa Peak Open School students art at the Museum of American Bird Art http://www.pagosasun.com/pagosa-peak-open-school-students-art-at-the-museum-of-american-bird-art/ Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:00:19 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=198720

Photos courtesy Pagosa Peak Open School

Pagosa Peak Open School students Tevye Zissman (second grade) and Jayelle Lee (first grade) will have their art hang at the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon in Canton, Mass., this spring. The exhibit called Taking Flight will run from March to July featuring “Hummingbird in the Summer” by Zissman and “Hummingbird” by Lee. The goal of this exhibition is to create a greater awareness and appreciation for birds while fostering the development of young artists and sharing their work with the public.

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Wish Upon a StarLab Book Fair door decorating contest http://www.pagosasun.com/wish-upon-a-starlab-book-fair-door-decorating-contest/ Sat, 07 Mar 2020 12:00:23 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=198577

Photos courtesy Lisa Scott

Each classroom at Pagosa Springs Elementary School has decorated its door for the contest that accompanies the Wish Upon a StarLab Book Fair. Tessie Garcia decorated the Kobe Bryant-themed door for Kain Lucero’s second-grade classroom. Voting to choose the top three designs will be held during the Stars of Fine Arts Family Night on March 11.

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Art students earn top awards http://www.pagosasun.com/art-students-earn-top-awards-2/ Wed, 12 Feb 2020 12:00:36 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=196852 By Jenna Gannon
Special to The SUN

Photos courtesy Jenna Gannon
Pagosa Springs High School Art Department students placing first and receiving Gold Keys in The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are, top photo, Kristina Moore; middle photo, Nicole Bartz; and, bottom photo, Grace Thompson.

This year the Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS) Art Department submitted 17 works of art to The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Four works of art placed first in their category and will receive a Gold Key award. These awards can be likened to winning state in a sport competition.
PSHS winners this year are: Kristina Moore, 12th grade, two Gold Keys in painting; Grace Thompson, 12th grade, Gold Key in painting; and Nicole Bartz, 11th grade, Gold Key in painting.
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades seven through 12, ages 13-plus.
In 2019, Colorado had more than 6,000 pieces of art from approximately 2,200 students in the program. Submissions are adjudicated and selected works will go on display at the History Colorado Center, Colleen Fanning Art Advisory’s Chancery Building and the Sie Center.
Judges look for work that best exemplifies originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Students receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, American Visions and Voices Nominations in the spring of 2020 will be celebrated at the regional exhibition and spring awards ceremonies.
Gold Key works are then judged nationally by a panel of creative industry experts to receive national medals, including Gold, Silver, American Visions and Voices, Portfolio Silver with Distinction or Portfolio Gold Medals and special awards.
National medalists will be recognized at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June 2020.

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Art students earn top awards http://www.pagosasun.com/art-students-earn-top-awards/ Thu, 06 Feb 2020 11:55:50 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=196774

Photos courtesy Jenna Gannon
Pagosa Springs High School Art Department students placing first and receiving Gold Keys in The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are, top photo, Kristina Moore; middle photo, Nicole Bartz; and, bottom photo, Grace Thompson.

By Jenna Gannon
Special to The SUN
This year the Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS) Art Department submitted 17 works of art to The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Four works of art placed first in their category and will receive a Gold Key award. These awards can be likened to winning state in a sport competition.

The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition of the Pagosa Springs SUN. Subscribe today by calling (970)264-2100 or click here.

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Art for the Animals http://www.pagosasun.com/art-for-the-animals/ Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:00:54 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192383

Photos courtesy Art for the Animals

Holiday shoppers were treated to an artisan extravaganza at the fourth annual Art for the Animals event on Saturday at the PLPOA clubhouse. The annual event featured custom works and wares of local artisans. Local artists and shelter animals benefited from the event.

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