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Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour — participants announced

By Leanne Goebel
Special to The PREVIEW

The Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour happens Oct.12-13.

A hybrid between a studio tour and a MAKERS expo, it is a fun and interactive maze of exhibits, displays and demonstrations by those in Archuleta County who make stuff, create objects, design things, invent gadgets and concoct things.

The PME&T Production Team has selected more than 50 MAKERS who will present their work at expo booths or by having their studio or business open to the public during event hours.

The expo portion of the event will happen at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts and the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.

The tour portion of the event will include MAKERS with their own studio or workshop and commercial businesses that feature local MAKERS. These MAKERS will be provided a tour sign, be included on the event map and listed in the event program.

Expo Participants who will be located at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts or the PSCA include Sandy Applegate, Marti Bledsoe, Charla Ellis, D. Michael Coffee, Denise Coffee, Jennifer Robinson, Mary Walls, Emily Tholberg, Gail Hershey, Chris Haas, Ursula Hudson, Michele White Pagosa Verde, Donna Nelson, Leslie Kron, Dee Pitchon, Karl Isberg, Susan Martin-Serra, Rick Sessions, Tina Rolig, Steven Rolig, Megan Riddle, Dian Davis, June Russell, Jessica Peterson, Autumn Teneyl Design, Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership, Inc., Rick Jewel, Syl Lobato, Leanne Goebel, Christa Laos and Bernard Reinhardt.

Tour participants: Lantern Dancer, Pagosa Brewing and Grill, Chad Haspels Sculpture, The Artist Within, John Farley Photography, Pagosa Baking Company, Mountain Springs Gallery, Studio A with Anne Campbell, Cave Creek Woodworks and Cave Creek Glassworks, Todd Condon, Handcrafted Interiors and A Body of Art.

Music performed by: Emily Tholberg, Denise and Jason Chaney, Jessica Peterson, Jack Ellis and Bob Hemenger.

The Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour will be intensely marketed around the region with the intention of bringing cultural tourists to the area to enjoy the autumn colors and experience all the creativity and innovation hidden away in Pagosa country.

The Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour is currently sponsored by the following local businesses and individuals: Pagosa Arts and Culture Project, BlueFrog Commercial Arts, SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts, the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, the Pagosa Springs Town Tourism Committee, Alley House Grille, Pagosa Brewing, Red Dog Ridge, King Campbell DDS, The Lindblad Group, Paula Miller and Lowell Wiles, Bob and Robin Brobst, DSP Pizzeria, Marti H. Bledsoe, a Body of Art Tattoo, Art and Framing and a number of anonymous donors.

Sponsorships are still available and ad space in a full color program can be purchased by contacting Paula Miller at PaulaJoMiller@gmail.com.

This story was posted on July 25, 2013.