Art – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:33:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Save the date for artisans, animals and shopping http://www.pagosasun.com/save-the-date-for-artisans-animals-and-shopping/ Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:00:10 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191304 By Mike Stoll
Special to The PREVIEW
If holiday shopping is on your to-do list for Thanksgiving weekend, then mark your calendar for the fourth annual Art for the Animals (AFTA) artisan extravaganza. This year’s AFTA will take place on Nov. 30 at the PLPOA clubhouse from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
AFTA is an artisan collaboration to benefit the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs and the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, and features the works and wares of 20 local artists, artisans, jewelers and craftsmen. This event is a wonderful opportunity to do some quality gift shopping for friends and loved ones and support our local artists and animal shelter at the same time. It’s festive, family-friendly and admission is free.
You’ll find a wide array of gift-giving ideas, all under one roof. Featured art and wares will include handmade leather and suede household items, apparel, ceramics and handmade mugs, home décor, unique equestrian gifts, children’s books, original art and note cards, organic beauty products, glasswork, sterling silver and gemstone jewelry, ready-to-give gift baskets and much more. Visit the Humane Society website (www.humanesociety.biz) for the full lineup of participating artisans and check out future editions of the The Pagosa Springs SUN and PREVIEW for more details.
If shopping works up an appetite, there will be food on hand to satisfy a hungry family, so you can make AFTA a lunch date, too. To quench your thirst, the Humane Society beverage bar will feature its Hermosa Coffee Roasters coffees, along with a variety of holiday drinks, including cider, eggnog and hot chocolate. A selection of adult beverages will also be available and there will be live music for your listening pleasure.
AFTA is a one-stop shop and eat event for the entire family. With gift ideas galore to choose from, you can plan to shop ‘til you drop and then regroup and relax with a beverage, some delicious food and enjoy the sounds of some wonderful live music.
So, mark your calendar and plan on making Art for the Animals an awesome part of your Thanksgiving weekend shopping on Nov. 30 at the PLPOA clubhouse, 230 Port Ave. Shop where you live, find the perfect gifts, have some lunch, and support the animal shelter and local artists all at the same time.

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Holiday Bazaar http://www.pagosasun.com/holiday-bazaar-2/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=190690

Photos Randi Pierce and Peggy Andrews

The longstanding Holiday Bazaar helped kick off the holiday season in Pagosa Country last weekend, with dozens of booths offering homemade wares. The event also featured a bake sale and silent auction.

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Art Above Violence http://www.pagosasun.com/art-above-violence/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:19:42 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=179730

Photos courtesy Bill Hudson

Scene … celebrating survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault at Rise Above Violence’s Art Above Violence event at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. The art activism project pairs local artists, including visual artists and performing artists, with victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to tell their stories on canvases, in poetry and through interpretive dances.

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Pagosa Springs Arts Council announces ‘Building Community through Art’ project http://www.pagosasun.com/pagosa-springs-arts-council-announces-building-community-through-art-project/ Sat, 06 Jul 2019 11:00:38 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=172319

Photos courtesy Pagosa Springs Arts Council
The Pagosa Springs Arts Council Mosaic project is underway, with artists and community members invited to participate.

By Sherry Phillips
Special to The PREVIEW
Join us for the ​Pagosa Springs Arts Council Mosaic Project, “Building Community through Art.” This project will provide free 6-by-6-inch blank canvases for area artists and community members to create their own unique piece of art. We will then collect, assemble and exhibit the canvases into one large mosaic.
This display will be at a few locations in town followed by a reception at the Pagosa Springs Arts Council in August where we will disassemble the mosaic. For a $35 donation (raffle ticket), you can join “Building Community Through Art” and receive one of these masterpieces to start or add to your own art collection.
All fundraising through this project supports the Pagosa Springs Arts Council scholarship program, arts education, and public/community art.
Timeline
Now: Pick up a canvas from Two Old Crows, Belvedere Arts Studio and Gallery or an Arts Council board member.
​July 28— Return canvases to Two Old Crows, Belvedere Arts Studio and Gallery or the person that handed it to you.
July 29-Aug. 9 — on display throughout Pagosa Springs.
Aug. 9 — Raffle and celebration, Pagosa Springs Arts Center, 197 Navajo Trail Drive.
Instructions
• Create freely on your canvas. Please try to fill the space. Ideas for creating: collage, painting, drawing, pastels, ceramics or anything that comes to mind.
• Sign your canvas in the bottom right-hand corner and fill out the artist statement form.
• Bring your completed canvas back to the person that gave it to you.
• Tell family and friends to buy tickets for the raffle at https://ps-artscouncil.org/.
​Free workshop
opportunities
When: July 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and July 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Pagosa Springs Arts Council, 197 Navajo Trail Drive.
This is an opportunity for anyone to come and work on their canvas. Jenna Gannon, the high school art teacher, as well as other artists, will be on hand to assist with the creative process. A number of materials will be available. Come play and contribute to the Pagosa Springs arts community.

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July 4th Celebration Guide http://www.pagosasun.com/july-4th-celebration-guide-2/ Wed, 03 Jul 2019 10:57:22 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=172029 Thursday, July 4
Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast. 7:30-9:30 a.m., Parish Hall. Before the parade. $5 for pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee or tea. Tickets available at the door.
Fourth of July Parade. 10 a.m., downtown Pagosa Springs. The parade will start on U.S. 160 and 6th Street and will continue through town making a right onto 2nd Street, a right on Hermosa Street and end at Hot Springs Boulevard, just past the park.
Park to Park Arts and Crafts Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Mary Fisher and Town parks. Vendors will fill the parks with woodworking, jewelry, stained glass, photography, fibers, metal work, clay, food and more.
Carnival. Noon-10 p.m., Town Park athletic field.
Pagosa Springs Community Band Patriotic Concert. 2 p.m., The Springs Resort. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Larry Baisdon at 371-9288 or Malinda Burnett at 903-7109.
Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo. 2 p.m., Western Heritage Event Center. Tickets $15/adult, $8/child (12 and under). Tickets available at Goodman’s Department Store or at the gate prior to the event.
Tribute to Patsy Cline. 6 p.m., Liberty Theatre. This year’s donation will go to Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County. Tickets are available at Goodman’s Department Store and Liberty Theatre. Call 769-7254 to reserve tickets.
Fourth of July Fireworks. Dusk, Pagosa Springs High School sports complex.
Friday, July 5
Park to Park Arts and Crafts Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Mary Fisher and Town parks. Vendors will fill the parks with woodworking, jewelry, stained glass, photography, fibers, metal work, clay, food and more.
Thingamajig Theatre Company Presents ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ 2 p.m., Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to pagosacenter.org or call 731-SHOW.
Carnival. 4-10 p.m., Town Park athletic field.
Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo. 6 p.m., Western Heritage Event Center. Tickets $10/adult, $6/child (12 and under). Tickets available at Goodman’s Department Store or at the gate prior to the event.
Curtains Up Pagosa Presents ‘Tarzan the Musical.’ 7 p.m., Pagosa Springs High School. Tickets are $20 adults and $10 for students and children under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, or at the door.
Thingamajig Theatre Company Presents ‘Jekyll and Hyde.’ 7 p.m., Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to pagosacenter.org or call 731-SHOW.
Night Sky: Our Solar System. 7:30 p.m., Chimney Rock National Monument. This program is timed for when the moon is present in the sky, but not fully illuminated. For more information, go to www.chimneyrockco.org.
Saturday, July 6
Pagosa Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., East Side Market. For more information, please contact paulineb@centurytel.net or visit the SOS website, www.sospagosa.org.
Archuleta County Genealogical Society. 11 a.m., Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St. Our program will be “Brick Walls” in genealogy research. For more information, contact Carolyn Paschal 946-3255.
Thingamajig Theatre Company Presents ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ 11 a.m., Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to pagosacenter.org or call 731-SHOW.
Park to Park Arts and Crafts Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Mary Fisher and Town parks. Vendors will fill the parks with woodworking, jewelry, stained glass, photography, fibers, metal work, clay, food and more.
Carnival. Noon-10 p.m., Town Park athletic field.
Thingamajig Theatre Company Presents ‘Ring of Fire.’ 2 p.m., Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to pagosacenter.org or call 731-SHOW.
Red Ryder Roundup Rodeo. 6 p.m., Western Heritage Event Center. Tickets $10/adult, $6/child (12 and under). Tickets available at Goodman’s Department Store or at the gate prior to the event.
Curtains Up Pagosa Presents ‘Tarzan the Musical.’ 7 p.m., Pagosa Springs High School. Tickets are $20 adults and $10 for students and children under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, or at the door.
Thingamajig Theatre Company Presents ‘The Who’s Tommy.’ 7 p.m., Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to pagosacenter.org or call 731-SHOW.
Sunday, July 7
Park to Park Arts and Crafts Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Mary Fisher and Town parks. Vendors will fill the parks with woodworking, jewelry, stained glass, photography, fibers, metal work, clay, food and more.
Carnival. Noon-10 p.m., Town Park athletic field.
Curtains Up Pagosa Presents ‘Tarzan the Musical.’ 2 p.m., Pagosa Springs High School. Tickets are $20 adults and $10 for students and children under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, or at the door.
Thingamajig Theatre Company Presents ‘Mamma Mia.’ 2 p.m., Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to pagosacenter.org or call 731-SHOW.
Bingo. 5:45 p.m., Parish Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m., early-bird bingo at 5:45 p.m., bingo from 6-8 p.m. Concessions and cash prizes. No outside food or drink.

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Painting for the Pooches http://www.pagosasun.com/painting-for-the-pooches/ Thu, 27 Jun 2019 21:00:30 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=171562

SUN photos/Chris Mannara

Even a cloudy and somewhat rainy day couldn’t stop art from being created at the Painting for the Pooches event on Saturday, June 22. The event, sponsored by both the Pagosa Springs Arts Council and the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs, featured talented artists of all ages adding their own unique pieces to dog houses and the humane society’s storage container.

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Painting for the Pooches set for June 22 http://www.pagosasun.com/painting-for-the-pooches-set-for-june-22/ Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:00:14 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=170588 By Mike Stoll
Special to The PREVIEW
Kick off the arrival of summer with some family-friendly outdoor fun at the animal shelter and dog park on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Painting for the Pooches is a collaborative endeavor of the Pagosa Springs Arts Council and the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs featuring painting activities for kids and fun activities for people and pets, along with an animal shelter open house. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
The inspiration for Painting for the Pooches came from members of our local arts council who have volunteered their time and talents to beautify an otherwise drab shipping container at the animal shelter. The container houses equipment that would be used during an emergency evacuation of the animal shelter, and its current industrial appearance reflects its utility and serious purpose. To our artists, however, the container represents a potential canvas for one of Pagosa’s first public art works. The goal is to bring the container to life with fun and happy images of animals, a bright reflection of the joy that pets bring to people’s lives. Painting for the Pooches will mark the start of the container’s transformation, which will continue over the summer until the work is complete.
As the container painting gets underway, other art volunteers will assist kids in creating their own works of art. Paper, paint and other materials will be available for kids to indulge their imaginations and create their own colorful renditions of pets or other animals that grab their fancy. All kids are welcome to try their hand at some artistic magic, and any art work created during the day can be signed and donated for a summer-long display at the Humane Society animal shelter and thrift store. Those kids who would like to leave an even longer-lasting impression can put a painted hand print and signature on several refurbished and brightly colored dog houses on the shelter grounds.
Attendees are welcome to bring their friendly dogs (and cats) for some outdoor fun, too. Activities include dog races, Frisbee catch, bobbing for hot dogs and a chance to try out the shelter’s agility equipment. Prizes will be awarded and there will be free drawings for pet food, toys and other great pet stuff. If your dog likes to give kisses, you can have your photo taken getting a smooch from your pooch at the kissing booth. For the enjoyment of all, pets must be kept on leash except when participating in activities inside the dog park.
If you arrive with an appetite, or work one up having fun, a food truck will be onsite to offer some delectable menu items to satisfy your hunger. Attendees can buy some good food and eat and relax in the shaded Serenity Garden while enjoying some of the best mountain views in all of Pagosa Springs.
If you’ve never visited the animal shelter and dog park, the open house is a great opportunity for a guided tour of the facility. Humane Society staff and volunteers will be glad to answer questions about the organization and the animals. You can learn more about our mission and our various community programs, including spay/neuter support, emergency veterinary care funding and our community cat trap-neuter-return program. You can also learn more about the Pagosa Springs Arts Council and watch the artists actively applying their mission of stimulating and promoting art in our community as they paint for the pooches.
So, come on out to the animal shelter and dog park at 465 Cloman Blvd. on Saturday, June 22, for a fun mix of outdoor activities, art and animals. You’ll be glad you did.

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A call for artists for Painting for the Pooches http://www.pagosasun.com/a-call-for-artists-for-painting-for-the-pooches/ Fri, 17 May 2019 11:00:28 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=168147

Illustration courtesy April Murphy

By Paula Jo Miller
and Mike Stoll
Special to The PREVIEW
Calling local artists: The Pagosa Springs Arts Council (PSAC) and the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs (HSPS) are collaborating on Painting for the Pooches, a public art project to take place at the local animal shelter. We are looking for artists capable of painting fun animal images to portray the joy of the human/animal bond that is such an important part of our community and an essential aspect in the lives of so many.
A year ago, the HSPS installed a 40-foot storage container at the animal shelter. The container houses much of the equipment needed for an emergency evacuation of animals in the event of a natural disaster or other life-threatening situation impacting the shelter. The container has a very serious purpose with a very drab appearance.
Painting for the Pooches will use the storage container as a canvas with the aim of turning drab into happy and beautiful. This is an opportunity to show your love of animals through the medium of paint and share your vision with everyone who visits the animal shelter and dog park.
The images associated with this article and The PREVIEW cover are from artist April Murphy and are used with her kind permission. They perfectly capture the spirit of joy and happiness — or as April said, “feel-good art that lightens the mood and brings a smile” — that we hope to portray in our container art. If you’re a local artist and would like to be a part of this public art project, please contact the PSAC via email at info@ps-artscouncil.org and include the message “Yes! I want to paint the HSPS container!” in the subject line of your email. Come and join your fellow artists in a worthwhile beautification project and help create some smiles for future animal shelter visitors.
Painting for the Pooches will take place on June 22 at the HSPS animal shelter on Cloman Boulevard. Participant artists will be supplied with paint and other materials necessary to help bring their vision to fruition. Some preparatory work and finish work may occur prior to and after the actual one-day event. Donations from near and far toward the cost of painting materials are most welcome and can be made by visiting the administration office above the HSPS thrift store or by calling 264-5549.
The Saturday painting party will also coincide with an animal shelter open house and celebration that will feature food, entertainment and fun activities for people and pets. Parents are invited to bring the kids to participate in Coloring for the Kitties and use their artistic talents to portray their own pets or the animals at the shelter. Young artists willing to donate their work will have their renditions displayed at the animal shelter and Humane Society thrift store through the month of July.
Mark your calendar in advance for June 22 and plan on joining the PSAC, HSPS and our local artists for a fun way to welcome summer and celebrate our animal friends and companions.
The PSAC is a local nonprofit that partners with businesses, schools, individuals, foundations and our local government to support creative programs and services that educate, nourish and inspire community members. PSAC’s vision is to help build a community where arts, culture and creativity are valued and celebrated. For information about and to become a member, visit the PSAC website at www.ps-artscouncil.org .
The HSPS is a local nonprofit that provides a safe haven for lost and homeless dogs and cats until they can be reunited with their families or new, loving homes found for them. HSPS does not receive funding from the Humane Society of the United States, American Humane, the ASPCA or any other national animal welfare organization. The animal shelter relies on revenue from private donations, our thrift store and various fundraisers to keep operating. For more information on HSPS programs and community services, please visit www.humanesociety.biz or contact our administration office at 264-5549.

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Pagosa Springs High School students rack up awards at IML art show http://www.pagosasun.com/pagosa-springs-high-school-students-rack-up-awards-at-iml-art-show/ Mon, 06 May 2019 11:00:30 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=166947

Photo courtesy Jenna Gannon
Pagosa Springs High School’s Grace Thompson won the Judge’s Choice Award for Advanced 2-D at the Intermountain League Regional Art Show in Cortez on April 25.

By Jenna Gannon
Special to The PREVIEW
On Thursday, April 25, the Pagosa Springs High School Art Department attended the Intermountain League Regional Art Show in Cortez.
We took 77 works of art and competed against five other schools. The students did amazing. Please congratulate these students when you see them.
All of the artwork that was taken to the show will be on display in the art hallway next week. All the award winners will go on to participate in our new art show, the Pagosa Springs Student Art Show, on May 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the high school commons area. Awards will be given in five categories and there will be six purchase awards made that evening. All schools, K-12, will be in participation. Mark your calendars; we would love to have you stop by.
We had two students win Judge’s Choice awards: Grace Thompson, Judge’s Choice Advanced 2-D; and Elise Yeager, Judge’s Choice Beginner 2-D.
Awards
3-D: Megan Greenly, Metal Art Beginner, third Place; Ameillia Davis, Metal Art Beginner, honorable mention; Nick Voelker, Special Talents Advanced, second and third place; Cerenity Keating, Sculpture Beginner, honorable mention; Kristina Moore, Sculpture Advanced, third place; Edgar Arellano, Sculpture Beginner, third place; Marie Wright, Sculpture Beginner, first place; Samuel Castaneda, Sculpture Beginner, honorable mention.

Photo courtesy Jenna Gannon
Pagosa Springs High School student Elise Yeager won the Judge’s Choice Award for Beginner 2-D at the Intermountain League Regional Art Show in Cortez on April 25.

Collaborative Installation: Sculpture Beginner, first place, Kylie Keuning, Zoie Condrey, Alex Ciszek, Brandon Watson, Yonder Breedlove, Ebanie Wilkins, Sophie Heidelmeier, Sebastian Bancesco and two students to be named at a later date.
2-D: Wright, Drawing Ink Beginner, first place; Wright, Painting Beginner, second place; Wright, Drawing Ink Beginner, second place; Madeline Stewart, Photography Color, third place; Stewart, Watercolor Beginner, second place; Celia Taylor, Drawing Ink Advanced, second place; Ivory Carpenter, Paper Collage Beginner, third place; Zoie Condrey, Surrealism Advanced, first place; Condrey, Surrealism Beginner, first Place; Nicole Bartz, Watercolor Beginner, honorable mention; Bartz, Drawing Monochromatic Beginner, first place; Bartz, Drawing Color Beginner, second place; Yeager, Drawing Monochromatic Beginner, first place; Yeager, Mixed Media Beginner, honorable mention; Simon Mitchell, Mixed Media Advanced, honorable mention; Simon Mitchel, Watercolor Advanced, honorable mention; Smudge Plate, Drawing Color Advanced, first place; Greenly, Mixed Media Beginner, second place; Stella Schuchart, Printmaking Advanced, first and second place; Anneka Slead, Watercolor Beginner, first place; Gracie Horras, Paper Collage Beginner, first place; Joel Munoz, Special Talents Beginner, honorable mention; Thompson, Scratchboard Advanced, second place; Thompson, Metal Art Advanced, first place; Megan Foster, Scratchboard Beginner, honorable mention; Ashley Hernandez, Paper Collage Beginner, second place; Nina Smith, Paper Collage Beginner, honorable mention; Tyler Inez, Drawing Monochromatic Advanced, second place; Nicole Echavarria, Drawing Color Beginner, honorable mention; Michael Wedemeyer, Drawing Color Beginner, second place; Kristina Moore, Painting Advanced, first place; Tiarra Downing, Surrealism Beginner, third place; Braxton Goudie, Mixed Media Beginner, honorable mention; Jayden Rodina, Watercolor Advanced, third Place; and Sebastian Bancesco, Drawing Ink Advanced, honorable mention.

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Pagosa Springs Student Art Show set for May 8 http://www.pagosasun.com/pagosa-springs-student-art-show-set-for-may-8/ Sat, 04 May 2019 11:00:07 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=166944

Photo courtesy Jenna Gannon
The Pagosa Springs Student Art Show, an event to celebrate K-12 student art in Pagosa Springs, is set for May 8 at the high school.

By Jenna Gannon, Julie Ogier and Kelly Lewis
Special to The PREVIEW
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Pagosa Springs Student Art Show, an event to celebrate K-12 student art in Pagosa Springs. This art show aims to bring the community together around art and celebrate the hard work of our student artists.
The show will take place Wednesday, May 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Pagosa Springs High School commons area. Artwork will be on display until Wednesday, May 15.
The show will be juried, with jurors Kathleen Steventon, Janet Ford, the Pagosa Springs Arts Council and Superintendent Linda Reed.
This year’s awards will include: Archuleta County School District Purchase Awards at the Elementary, Middle and High School level; Pagosa Springs Arts Council Purchase Awards at the elementary, middle and high school levels; Best Craftmanship; Most Creative; Best Storytelling; Jurors Favorite; and Best in Show.
Light appetizers will be provided and student music will be performed.
Please come join us in celebrating the talented artists of Archuleta School District.

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