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Sunday, March 1, 2009

March 2009 Newsletter


Through March 13
New Works by Padgett McFeely
Paquette Gallery at the SteamPlant
Exhibited work is from 4 unique series: The trees represent the very nature of life itself - a symbol of wisdom, growth, strength, renewal and reaching higher, toward the heavens. The mountains represent a quiet meditative place deep inside. 'Going to the mountain' means setting aside some time to be alone in the presence of God. The women represent the nurturing aspect of the planet. Evolving from a place that is sacred, each woman has a story to tell and a spirit to share. The cowboys (painted from Padgett’s black & white photographs) represent an energy, a passion for chosen work, a way of life in this country.

Through March 19
High School Student Art Show
Colorado Mountain College, 27900 County Road 319, Buena Vista
There is a high degree of skill and artistic ability in the artwork.
The gallery is open to the public.
Hours: Monday - Friday, Noon - 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

March 12, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Creative Mixer
Salida SteamPlant Annex
It’s a chance to mix and mingle with fellow creatives. Snacks are served. Cash bar.

March 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. and March 15 at 2:30 p.m.
Last of the Red Hot Lovers by Neil Simon
Salida SteamPlant Theater
In this delightful comedy classic, set in the late 1960's, Barney, an average middle-aged married man, is going through a mid-life crisis and decides to have an affair. He has no idea how to do it, but he knows his mother's apartment is available. Mature Themes.
Tickets available at the Salida Steamplant, Bong Billy's Salida Cafe and the Salida and Buena Vista Chambers of Commerce.

March 21 - April 15
David Passarelli
Paquette Gallery at the SteamPlant
Reception March 21, 4:00 p.m.
Dave was born and raised in Salida. To our delight, he has returned to retire after teaching art in Jefferson County for 30 years. Dave does plein air watercolor landscapes of Colorado, many of them of old Salida. Recognizing local scenes is part of the fun you will have when viewing Dave's art.

March 22 at 3:00 p.m.
The Walden Chamber Music Society
Salida SteamPlant Theater
Presenting Messiaen's Quartet for The End of Time with guest clarinetist Paul Garner from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, guest violinist Lynda O'Connor from Ireland, and Walden's cellist Camilla Bonzo and pianist Jo Boatright
Tickets available at the Salida and Buena Vista Chambers of Commerce, and at the door.
For information call 395-2097.

March 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Folding Chair Event
Presented by the Arkansas Valley Art Center
Free movie night at CMC - bring your own popcorn and drinks. Non-members may join at event. Call 719-395-8372 for more information.

March 27 - May 9
AVAC "Black, White, and Shades of Gray" Members' Show
It is a challenge show and will be unjudged; it is a test of the members' creativity.
Opening Reception March 27, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
The gallery is open to the public.

May3 at 4:30 p.m.
Catch the Salida Circus WAVE!
Ponderosa Lodge, Cty Road 240
Tickets $8 or 2/$15
Featuring the Fabulous Flying Femmes, Montessori Circus Maniacs, the Scarlet Sisters, Friday High Flyers, the One-Wheeled Wonders, and much much more!
For more information call Jennifer Dempsey 719-207-4169 or email All proceeds will go towards bringing children from Circus WAVE (Widows Against Violence, Northern Ireland) to Salida this July.

August 28-29
Salida Studio Tour
More information coming soon!


Deadline for Application: March 8
Salida Riverside Fine Arts Festival 2009
Call to Fine Artists
Categories: Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wood and Digital Art.
Festival Dates: August 15 and 16
Location: Salida Riverside Park
Great music and distinctive culinary offerings will complement this juried show.
Visit or call Danna Tullis, Festival Director, 719-221-1566 for details. Interested artists must apply online at:

Deadline for Entry: April 24
Outdoor Sculpture Celebration
Salida SteamPlant Park
Regional sculptors are invited to send in photographs of two of their outdoor pieces to be juried for dispay at the SteamPlant Park from June 15 to August 31, 2009. This is an opportunity to exhibit your work at the peak tourist times in Salida: Fibark, Art Walk, July 4 and through the summer.
For details call: 719-539-2637 or 719-942-4389 or email:

Deadline for Entry: May 3, 1:00 p.m. - 3 p.m., Salida Regional Library
Play on Words
The Arts at the Library program and the Art in Public Spaces program, through the Arkansas Valley Art Center, are holding a juried art show entitled Play on Words as an Art Walk 2009 event. All Chaffee County artists are invited to enter. The work of art must relate to an idiom (
Show Dates: May 4 - June 29, 2009, Salida Regional Library

For more information about Play on Words, contact: Sally Mather at 539-9636 or; Marilyn Whitney at 539-6317 or


Arkansas Valley Art Center (AVAC) Spring Workshops
Location: Colorado Mountain College
To register for AVAC workshops and for further information, visit or call 719-395-8372.

Making Friends With The Press
Date: March 7
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This is the instruction needed to use the Whelan press at the gallery. All members who have had this instruction may use the press at no charge, by appointment. This is for beginners.
Cost: $30 (Members $15) Plus $8 Materials fee

Intro to Artist's and Traveler's Journals
Date: March 14
Time: 9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m
This will instruct you in how to develop a journal/sketchbook that will capture memories in your own creative way. No art experience required!
Cost: $50 (Members $40)

Spring Break Workshop for ages 6 to 9: Meet the Masters
Dates: March 23 - 26
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Time: 9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m
Learn about famous artists and the materials used. The students will create a work of art that is inspired by the artiest. Materials provided except a paint shirt.
Cost: $50 (Members $40)

Spring Break workshop for ages 10 to adult: Tee Party!
Date: March 26
Time: 10:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m
Use an old or unused tee shirt to create a fun garment by cutting, tying, sewing, or ripping with skill. Bring your own or one will be provided.
Cost: $20 (Members $15)

Yoga and Drumming Workshop
Date: March 28
Time: 12:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m
To celebrate spring, easy-flowing yoga practice for all ages and ability. Bring drums if you have, a potluck to share at the end. Call or email as soon as possible. Andrea Rene Moore 719-239-0939, andrea@innerharmonium
Cost: $20 before March 21 or $30 after


Date: April 25
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Salida Regional Library
As part of Arts at the Library Denver Bookbinding will teach Build a Book. All materials provided. Limit 15 students. Call 719-539-4826 or visit the library for more details.
Cost: $35.00

Jude' Silva's Paper Making
Jude' Silva's Studio
28875 CR 330, Buena Vista CO 81211
Date: May
Time: TBA Three Days, 4 Hours each day
Cost: TBA
Contact: 719-395-6567

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