Jul
12
5:30 PM17:30

July Creative Mixer Thursday, July 12, 5:30-7:00pm SteamPlant

You're Invited!
July Creative Mixer

Thursday, July 12th - 5:30-7:00pm
SteamPlant Paquette Gallery & Plaza


The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites the public to attend the Creative Mixer on Thursday, July 12 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring artists Denise Liebl and Ben Strawn in the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery with music on the SteamPlant Plaza by Pint & a Half.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE MIXER: Held every second Thursday, the Creative Mixer is a free monthly public gathering of those interested in knowing more about the local arts scene in a casual social setting. Anyone with information to share about upcoming creative and art-related events is encouraged to give a brief announcement. Attendees are welcomed to introduce themselves and may find new friends and collaborators at the “Mixer.” Free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, great conversation, and music are always in abundance.  

FEATURED ARTISTS: Denise Liebl and Ben Strawn have been friends since college at Denver University where their talents spanned multiple mediums and they were driven to persevere as professional artists. Strawn and Liebl have continued to produce art. Salida owes much of its identity as an artists’ town to Strawn and Mel and Bea, his parents. Strawn continues to paint, make furniture, and is unmatched in his ability to salvage items from the second-hand store Caring and Sharing for art and other purposes. Strawn’s work has been featured in Denver’s Walker Fine Art for the past 13 years.  

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Liebl painted murals for Disney before becoming one of the most sought-after faux finish painters in the Houston area. She brought her aptitude for using textures, stencils and painting on large canvases with her when she dove into the world of watercolor about a decade ago. Her work has hung in some of the most prestigious gallery spaces in Houston, and she has participated in Houston’s Glassell School of Art’s Block Program for advanced artists.

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FEATURED MUSICIANS: Duke and Tami Sheppard, of Pint & A Half, met in high school where they were both deep into music; their first date was after a talent show where Tami sang a jaw-dropping version of "Amazing Grace", and Duke's heavy metal band (Duke on drums) performed a heavy version of Joe Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way." Tami won. They married shortly after high school, and soon life got in the way: music went by the wayside as college, then starting businesses in downtown Salida (Beadsong in 1995, FatTees in 2005) took over all their time. Around 2013, the creative urge began to stir again, and Duke was given a used guitar by his Dad, a working musician in St. Louis, MO. Before long they were playing a few songs around campfires where friends urged them to perform at an Open Mic Night at Boathouse Cantina. After that first open mic night, Boathouse asked them to play a full show. That first show led to other local gigs and eventually, two albums of original music; the first released in July 2015, and the second on the Howlin' Dog Records label in 2017. They have performed shows for audiences across the country, and continue to tour and write new music.

The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was founded in 2002 to facilitate community access to arts grants and other types of government and foundation funding. The SCFTA’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, business, government, and educational institutions.

www.salidacouncilforthearts.org

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Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

JUNE CREATIVE MIXER - Thursday, June 14th 5:30-7:00

 

JUNE CREATIVE MIXER

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites the public to attend the June Creative Mixer at the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery on Thursday, June 14 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists and Guitarist Bob Campbell. 

ABOUT THE CREATIVE MIXER: Held every second Thursday, the Creative Mixer is a free monthly public gathering of those interested in knowing more about the local arts scene in a casual social setting. Held in the Paquette Gallery of the SteamPlant, anyone with information to share about upcoming creative and art- related events is encouraged to give a brief announcement. Attendees are welcomed to introduce themselves and may find new friends and collaborators at the “Mixer.” Free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, great conversation, and music are always in abundance.   

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FEATURED ARTISTS: Canniabis: A Visual Perspective is the exhibit about the Cannabis Genus of Flowering Plants. The Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists has created an exhibit of botanical paintings of strains of the Cannabis species currently under legal cultivation in Colorado as agro pharmaceuticals or nutraceuticals, or fiber products. Each plant is beautifully and accurately portrayed in any of several archival media. All artworks are original for this collaboration and have not been previously exhibited.

Any confluence of art and science must blend together science and art in equal measure. Botanical art realizes this concept, conveying both beauty and information in elegance and style. Our artists carry this encounter to new heights of recorded observation and visual commentary, producing useful and timely portraits of various strains of species Cannabis sativa and C. indica. This genus of plants has historical and contemporary use in medicine, the fiber and paper industries, and recreation. Our educational goal is to depict various subspecies of these plants in their actuality rather than mythology, that the public may know and respect their ancient and ongoing utility.

FEATURED MUSICIAN: Guitarist Bob Campbell is the SCFTA musical guest for the June Creative Mixer. Bob’s family has been part of Salida for many years, going back to his grandfather “Bob” and his great grandfather. They would bring his mother and other family members to the upper Arkansas River Valley for vacation from their home in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Bob has made his home here for over the past 10 years. He participates in the singing group “You’ve Got Male” and serves on the Board of the Salida Museum. Bob is curently the Production Manager for KHEN community radio.

The exhibit was open to all botanical artists, including but not limited to members of RMSBA and the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA.) Artists who submitted works on the subject of ‘Cannabis’ were juried following standard botanical art tenets, assessing scientific accuracy, aesthetics, and technical mastery. Of note, the Colorado Front Range is a national center of contemporary botanical art, home to many nationally and internationally recognized artists. Several current RMSBA members’ works reside in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, the most prestigious US collector of contemporary botanical art.


The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was founded in 2002 to facilitate community access to arts grants and other types of government and foundation funding. The SCFTA’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, business, government, and educational institutions.

 

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May
10
5:30 PM17:30

May Creative Mixer - May 10th 5:30-7:00pm

MAY CREATIVE MIXER

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites anyone interested in the arts to attend the May Creative Mixer at the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery on Thursday, May 10 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring artist Jim Marshall and musician Bruce Warren. The Creative Mixer is free, open to the public and is a casual, social gathering to learn and share information about the local arts scene.
 
Featured Artist Jim Marshall creates abstract art work in a variety of mediums. His work is derived from the emotional impact of his life experiences, particularly relationships. His influences include Miles Davis, Daniel Johnson, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and abstract art from the 1960s. His work has been featured in galleries on F Street. 

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Marshall’s "My Space" exhibit is a collection of pastels, mixed media, oils and installations of various sizes. Prices range from $150-$600."
 
Featured Musician: Bruce Warren
“When I first heard the hammered dulcimer my life was instantly changed and I simply had to have one,” said musician Bruce Warren. 

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Warren has now been playing for 38 years. He took to it easily and less than four months after he began, he won the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship. Originally from the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas, Bruce plays mostly traditional Irish, Swedish and American folk tunes, as well as his own compositions. For almost 20 years he made his living playing music with Liz Thomas, traveling mostly in the Midwest and South where they performed at festivals, conventions, schools, libraries, museums, weddings and other venues. After several years of “retirement,” Bruce has returned to playing this ancient stringed instrument.
 
About the Creative Mixer: Held every second Thursday, free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, exciting entertainment, and great conversation are yours to enjoy! Join us at “The Mixer” on Thursday, May 10 from 5:30-7:00 pm.

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May
1
to May 31

Community Grants: Call for Application - May 1-31

APPLY NOW FOR SALIDA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS’ COMMUNITY GRANT

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) is now receiving applications for their first awarding of 2018 Community Grants. Grants of up to $500 each are open to applicants seeking funding for local arts and cultural based projects. These projects need to have a definable connection to the Salida Community and be supportive of the Council’s Mission Statement.  Current applications are available online and must be received by May 31. Successful projects will be funded in July 2018.                        

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Apr
12
5:30 PM17:30

April Creative Mixer Thursday, April 12th 5:30pm

APRIL CREATIVE MIXER

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites anyone interested in art or practicing the art of creative living to attend the April Creative Mixer at the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery on Thursday, April 12 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring artist Sally Mather and musician Hank Martin. The Creative Mixer is free, open to the public and is a casual, social gathering to share information about the local arts scene.

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Featured Artist Sally Mather spent her professional life as a nurse-midwife providing women’s health care. Through the years, she explored many different creative mediums - clay, printmaking, oils, acrylics and watercolors - on her own as well as participating in various workshops and classes. In 1998, her mom gave her a set of “garage sale” soft pastels. The vibrancy, kinesthetic aspect, and immediacy of the medium became love at first touch. A year later, Sally moved to Salida. Surrounded by mountains in the beautiful Arkansas River Valley and with her love of the outdoors it was a natural evolution to begin painting “en plein air”. Sally has been actively volunteering at Ark-Valley Humane Society for the past 7 years. Fifty percent of the sale of her original landscape paintings in this show will benefit the shelter. 

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Featured Musician Hank Martin grew up fourth of nine children in a farm family in Western Nebraska. The family eventually went into the restaurant and lounge business. Early on, music, dancing, and humor were a big part of the family upbringing. At 13, Hank picked up his older brother’s guitar. He had no formal training in music theory, but found he had talent for creating and writing songs on stringed instruments. Hank formed and played in area bands and later became a solo act.

Hank earned degrees from Chadron State College and then lived on the Front Range of Colorado for over 30 years. Salida came calling on Halloween of 2016. Hank now lives her and is a social worker for Chaffee County. Seeing that Salida/Buena Vista has an outstanding music scene, he decided to dust off his guitar and start playing again. The Creative Mixer will be his first gig back as a singer and guitar player.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE MIXER: Held every second Thursday, free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, exciting entertainment, and great conversation are yours to enjoy! Join us at “The Mixer” on Thursday, April 12 from 5:30-7:00 pm.

Visit: www.salidacouncilforthearts.org

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Mar
8
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Mixer Thursday March 8th 5:30-7:00 SteamPlant

COME TO THE CREATIVE MIXER & BRING A FRIEND!
Thursday, March 8th at 5:30pm

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites anyone interested in art or practicing the art of creative living to attend the March Creative Mixer at the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery on Thursday, March 8 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring artist Donna Wagle and musician Ron Slaughter. The Creative Mixer is free, open to the public and is a casual, social gathering to share information about the local arts scene.

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Featured Artist Donna Wagle grew up in Western New York surrounded by an artistic family.  Earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, she taught art in New York and then in Colorado. She continued taking graduate classes and taught graduate extension classes for teachers, also entering art shows, studio tours, and arts and crafts shows over the years. Wagle is retired from teaching and now focuses full time on her own art work in ceramics, jewelry making and assemblages, along with painting in various mediums. Her art work runs from realistic to quirky and is often full of bright colors and light. Donna is known for her rusty old trucks, wildflowers, and plein air landscapes depicting Colorado scenery.

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Featured Musician Ron Slaughter picked up the guitar during his senior year of high school in Arlington, Massachusetts. In college, he began playing for school events, music competitions, community groups, and started writing songs. Wherever he lived and worked he wrote songs and poems. Arriving in Salida in the late 70’s, he taught at the high school, worked at the Chaffee County Times and The Mountain Mail, and continually played various local venues. Slaughter performs original songs, and traditional and contemporary folk, blues and popular music through the 70’s. You may have heard him recently at Vino Salida, Woods Distillery, The Bounty, Soulcraft Brewery, and Shallots. 

About the Creative Mixer: Held every second Thursday, free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, exciting entertainment, and great conversation are yours to enjoy! Join us at “The Mixer” on Thursday, March 8 from 5:30-7:00 pm.

The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was founded in 2002 to facilitate community access to arts grants and other types of government and foundation funding. The SCFTA’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellent in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, business, government, and educational institutions. www.salidacouncilforthearts.org

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Mar
5
to Jun 1

Salida Art Walk Mini-Masterpieces Auction Registration March 5 - June 1

            PHOTO COURTESY OF THE STEAMPLANT

          PHOTO COURTESY OF THE STEAMPLANT

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA), sponsor of Salida Art Walk, will again offer the opportunity for artists to submit their mini-masterpieces for the Mini-Masterpieces Auction to be held on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 at the Salida SteamPlant Annex.

Submission forms can be completed online or downloaded and printed at www.salidaartwalk.org/mini-masterpiece-auction.  Canvases for         
the minis can be picked up at no charge at Box of Bubbles, 206  E Street, Salida. Call Ken prior to pick-up at (719) 539-7443. Please be sure to sign the pick-up form at Box of Bubbles.
 
Artists may submit one or two minis for the auction. Early entries, submitted by April 1, will be considered for use in marketing and advertising purposes. All entries are due by June 1.
 
For more information, contact Ken Brandon at (719) 539-7443 or bwgraphics47@gmail.com.


 
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The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was founded in 2002 to facilitate community access to arts grants and other types of government and foundation funding. The SCFTA’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellent in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, business, government, and educational institutions. www.salidacouncilforthearts.org

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Feb
8
to Apr 4

CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR VALLEY VISIONS 2018

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Salida's impressive artistic talent is celebrated in the annual Valley Visions Art Show which features up to 40 local artists working in a variety of media. While this is a non-juried art show, attendees of the opening reception on Friday, May 4th 4:00-7:00pm, have the opportunity to vote for the People's Choice Awards which will be announced during the opening reception.

Entry forms accepted from Feb. 8th to April 6th. First 40 entries that meet all requirements will be accepted.  Send in your entry form with payment.  Become a "Friend" of Salida Council for the Arts for discounted entry fee.   For more information, contact: Licia Iverson at: salidacouncilforthearts@gmail.com

CLICK HERE FOR VALLEY VISIONS PAGE WITH DOWNLOADABLE INFORMATION, ARTIST ENTRY FORM & POSTER

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Feb
8
5:30 PM17:30

February Creative Mixer

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FEATURED ARTISTS: Artwork created by over 20 artists based on poems written by Salida’s Jennifer Dempsey will be on display and for sale. The show is called: "The Big Bad Mood and Other Love Stories"

 

FEATURED MUSICIAN: Joan Lobeck is the featured musician. Lobeck has over 20 years experience as a Catholic Church music director. She has worked as a piano accompanist, vocalist, and choir director. Since moving to Salida a little over a year ago, Joan has started working with Salida Circus and has added concertina and ukulele to her musical repertoire. Joan is looking for opportunities in small venues to play and sing easy-listening music and recently played at Vino Salida. Her music choices often are songs that people can sing along with.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE MIXER: Held every second Thursday, the Creative Mixer is free and open to everyone. It is a casual, social gathering to share information about the local arts scene. The Mixer is a great way to find new friends and collaborators. Free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, exciting entertainment, and great conversation are yours to enjoy! Join us at “The Mixer” on Thursday, February 8 from 5:30-7:00 pm.


The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was founded in 2002 to facilitate community access to arts grants and other types of government and foundation funding. The SCFTA’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellent in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, business, government, and educational institutions.  www.salidacouncilforthearts.org

 

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Feb
8
to Apr 15

High School Visual Arts & Performing Arts Scholarship Applications being accepted NOW

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The Salida Council for the Arts Visual Arts and Performing Arts Scholarships are open to any Salida senior who is planning to pursue their interest by attending an accredited college or university. The scholarship amount of $500 will be awarded to each during High School Honors Night.  Click here for more information!

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Feb
2
5:00 PM17:00

Artist's Opening Reception

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The Big Bad Mood and Other Love Stories”

An Arts Collaborative – the artwork of 24 Salida artists, inspired by original writings

Curated by Sue Ann Hum and Jennifer Dempsey

February’s Paquette Gallery exhibition, “The Big Bad Mood and Other Love Stories,” is a collaboration of 24 local artists, who will display new work inspired by the poems and prose of Salida’s own Jennifer Dempsey.

Each work is a visual interpretation of Dempsey’s words, which Dempsey and Sue Ann Hum (the exhibition’s curator) have also crafted into a one-act play, to be performed in the Paquette Gallery on Sunday, February 25 at 3:00 pm.

More Information

Salida resident Jennifer Dempsey began writing “The Big Bad Mood and Other Love Stories,” short works both humorous and dramatic, 30 years ago. Her writings reflect her struggle, accomplishment, self-doubt, infidelity, hope, loss, joy, love, fear, angst, confidence, and confusion as related to her experience of being a woman.

Participating visual artists are: Laura Barton, Paulette Brodeur, James Brown, Christine Davis, Jennifer Dempsey, Janine Frazee, Tina Gramann, Fay Golson, Katwin Hinerman, Sue Ann Hum, Erica Kinsella, Teresa Koransky, Julie Maas, Jim Marshall, Helen Martin, Sally Mather, Jessie Miller, Zoë Rayor, Max Ruppick, Jimmy Sellars, Karen Shaw, Roberta Smith, Dustin Tidwell, Rich Tyler, and Patti Vincent.

Displayed alongside the artwork will be both the poem that inspired the art and a brief note from the artist about his or her inspiration.

The month-long arts collaboration culminates with an elaborately staged reading of the full works at 3:00 pm February 25, adapted for the stage and directed by local artist Sue Ann Hum. Local actors Paul Byers, Jennifer Dempsey, Denise Goetz, Sharon King, Athena Kintgen, and Sandra Levitt will premiere the now-scripted original poems alongside the exhibition in the Paquette Gallery.

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Feb
1
to Feb 21

Wm. Boddy Passion to Learn Scholarship Applications Deadline Feb. 21st.

William Boddy Passion to Learn Scholarship Applications being Accepted NOW!

Applications will be accepted from February 1 - 21, 2018
Recipients will be notified on March 1, 2018

In an effort to memorialize the contribution William Boddy made to the community of Salida, the Salida Council for the Arts through community contributions has created the William Boddy Passion to Learn Scholarship.

Reflecting William's desire to share his many skills and talents, the SCFTA selection committee will bi-annually award these scholarships to worthy artists and/or craftspeople who also desire to teach their unique expression in art, music, drama or restoration via classes or workshops for the Salida community. Our mission is to share with as many people as possible to spark interest in artist endeavors, life changing careers or personal enrichment. We wish to tap into the rich creative spirit of Salida and the surrounding area.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION & MORE INFORMATION

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Loving Vincent
Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

Loving Vincent

“Loving Vincent” addresses its subject, the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, with two what-ifs — one marvelous and fantastical, the other empirical and pedestrian. What if his paintings, with their wild colors and vibrant brush strokes, had been able to move? And what if the bullet that killed him had been fired by someone else?

A long and arduous labor of love by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, the film turns van Gogh’s work into an unusual kind of biopic. Using tens of thousands of oil paintings commissioned from scores of artists, the filmmakers transform famous works of modern art into a hypnotic and beguiling cartoon. The people van Gogh rendered on canvas — the provincial French functionaries, doctors, barmaids and farmers immortalized on museum walls — are brought to uncanny life, with the voices of professional actors, some of them well known.

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They participate in a meandering detective story. Armand Roulin (Douglas Booth), the layabout son of a village postmaster (Chris O’Dowd), is instructed by his father to deliver a letter to Vincent’s brother Theo. Armand travels to Paris and then to Auvers-sur-Oise, the northern French town where Vincent died, leaving behind contradictory memories among the people he painted in his final years. They recall a passionate, hard-working artist, but not always the tormented, suicidal genius of legend. 

Tickets available through SteamPlant and on their website through Eventbrite

https://www.swank.com/parks-recreation/details/53550-loving-vincent

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January Creative Mixer
Jan
11
5:30 PM17:30

January Creative Mixer

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Featured Artist Jennie Noreen of Gunnison finds inspiration for her artwork from spending so much time on and around rivers, water, and in the wilderness. She has a particular infatuation with silk screen printing and strong interest in patterns found in nature. She developed a homemade screen printing setup and creates prints of her work. She enjoys the playfulness and texture of the ink, the bright colors and bold contrasts, the reusable materials, and pulling a fresh new color, lifting the screen, and seeing her prints come to life layer by layer.

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Featured Musician David Tipton plays the Chapman Stick and is well known in the region, having moved to Salida from Ohio in 2008. Beginning in his early teens David played guitar and bass with a wide variety of musical groups. He also spent many years performing as a solo finger-style guitarist. David believes the Chapman Stick gives him the best of both worlds.

 

 

 

Held every second Thursday, the Creative Mixer is free and open to the public. It’s a casual, social gathering to share information about the local arts scene. The Mixer is a great way to find new friends and collaborators. Free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, exciting entertainment, and great conversation are yours to enjoy!


The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was founded in 2002 to facilitate community access to arts grants and other types of government and foundation funding. The SCFTA’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellent in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, business, government, and educational institutions.

Visit our website: www.salidacouncilforthearts.org

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December Creative Mixer & Holiday Sing-Along
Dec
14
5:30 PM17:30

December Creative Mixer & Holiday Sing-Along

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites the public to attend the December Creative Mixer at the SteamPlant Paquette Gallery on Thursday December 14 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring artist Paula Hudson and musician Megan Lombardo.

About the Featured Artist

From the artist:

“The show is a collection of expressionistic oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings of many subjects. They are products of my feelings about them, such as their sense of intimacy, grandeur, peace, intensity, pleasure, etc. These feelings are represented by a heightened focus on the use of value and color.

“We all have our own means of expression. I am a painter. Others are artists at helping others, at cooking, making herbal remedies, weaving, serving the community, poetry, and many, many more. Along with the many forms of expression there are myriad ways we choose to show our talents. I use color, composition, values, and other technical aspects of painting to convey the feelings and sights that impact me.

“I have been painting since I was 8 years old. I was born in Chicago and moved to Colorado in 1966. I am a Ph.D Speech Language Specialist and have done therapy with children and adults for 45 years. I guess I liked it. During that time, I taught at DU and CU and ran the speech/language program statewide for the state of Colorado.

“I have been in galleries and shows all during that time. Now I am a full-time painter and show in Denver and Crestone. I am presently searching for new markets, as well.”

About the Musician

Megan Lombardo is originally from Sherman, Texas and has been studying piano since the age of six.  She has over ten years experience as professional accompanist, collaborative instrumentalist, solo pianist, vocalist and songwriter. Ms. Lombardo attended Rhodes College in Memphis, TN where she majored in Music with an emphasis in Piano Performance.  She was also a student conductor for the Rhodes Orchestra, Rhodes Singers, and Rhodes Master Singers, as well as a Rhodes College Fine Arts Scholar.  Ms. Lombardo graduated from Rhodes in May of 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.  In addition to her musical endeavors at Rhodes, she was a member of Chi Omega and a co-founding member of the Rhodes College Women’s Center.

About Creative Mixers

Held every second Thursday of each month, the Creative Mixer is free and open to the public. It’s a casual, social gathering to share information about the local arts scene.

The Mixer is a great way to find new friends and collaborators. Free hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, exciting entertainment, and great conversation are yours to enjoy!

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Entries Now Being Accepted for Kent Haruf Memorial Writing Scholarship
Dec
11
to Jan 15

Entries Now Being Accepted for Kent Haruf Memorial Writing Scholarship

The 2017 KENT HARUF MEMORIAL WRITING SCHOLARSHIP is open to junior and senior high school students in Chaffee and Fremont Counties, Colorado, for excellence in fiction and creative non-fiction writing.

Students must be previously unpublished writers to participate. Writers may apply in one of four areas:  Short Story, Novel Excerpt/Novella, Creative Nonfiction, and Playwriting.

Sponsored by The Book Haven, Cathy Haruf, and the Salida Council for the Arts, the scholarship honors the memory of the late Kent Haruf, beloved Salida resident and best-selling author of The Tie That Binds, Where You Once Belonged, Plainsong, Eventide, Benediction, and most recently Our Souls At Night, which has also been made into a movie.

Entries and registration for this scholarship will be accepted until January 15 2018, 11:59 p.m.  The shortlist of finalists will be announced February 28, 2018.

Winning entries, finalists, their parents and teachers will be honored at an awards banquet on May 6, 2018. Winners will receive a cash prize of $750 presented by Cathy Haruf, the late author’s wife. The finalists will also participate in a writing workshop taught by a professional author.

Entries for the Kent Haruf Memorial Writing Scholarship must be received by January 15, 2018.  For complete information, submission guidelines and entry forms, applicants should visit the website www.honorkentharuf.org/memorialscholarship. Applications and writing samples must be submitted through the website. 

For inquiries or additional information, please contact Lisa Marvel at The Book Haven, 719-539-9629 or thebookhavensch@gmail.com.

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Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Breck Film Fest - Film On the Road in Salida

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Salida Council for the Arts presents “Breck Film Fest – Film On the Road in Salida!” at the Salida SteamPlant Event Center. A kick-off event the night before, "Celebrate Cinema with Filmmakers," will feature films, trailers and a panel of celebrated local filmmakers in a party atmosphere.

COMEDIES * DRAMAS * DOCUMENTARIES * FOREIGN FILMS * ANIMATION
Eleven blocks of films - beginning 9:00AM; concluding 10:00PM.

FILM SCHEDULE & TRAILERS MAY BE SEEN HERE

Tickets are available at the Salida SteamPlant Event Center and the Salida Chamber of Commerce

Movie-goers may select from these ticket offerings:

  • $50 All-Festival Pass - includes Friday night "Celebrate Cinema with Filmmakers" event plus an All-Day pass for Saturday's film blocks.

Priced Separately

  • $25 Friday Night Event (only) - "Celebrate Cinema with Filmmakers"
  • $30 All-Day pass for Saturday (Students - 18 & under are FREE)
  • $10 Single block of films on Saturday (Students - 18 & under are FREE)

"Film on the Road in Salida!" is a fundraiser for the ongoing projects of Salida Council for the Arts.

For more information about the entire Film Festival click HERE

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Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Kick-off Event: "Celebrate Cinema with Filmmakers" for Breck Film Fest -Film On the Road in Salida!

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"Celebrate Cinema with Local Filmmakers"
Kick-off Event for Breck Film Fest - Film On The Road in Salida
Presented by Salida Council for the Arts
$25 per person

Friday Dec 1             6:00 - 10:00pm     Salida Ballroom

Salida Council for the Arts and The Salida SteamPlant Event Center are
co-hosting the kick-off event for the Film Festival.

The evening will include films, trailers and a panel of
celebrated local filmmakers in a party atmosphere.
 

Cocktails 6:00
Films 7:00
Panel Discussion 8:20
Party with the pros 9:00
Cash bar and free sponsored bites from favorite local restaurants

Tickets are available at the
Salida SteamPlant Event Center and the Salida Chamber of Commerce

Friday Night Film Program

Julie Speer of Salida will be showing a portion of her Emmy Award winning PBS documentary “Sand Creek Massacre” as well as a trailer for her latest film "Breaking the Mold" which was shot by Salida native Nathan Ward.

Ben Knight of Howard has won an amazing 46 film festival awards in just 10 years.  In 2015, he was a National Geographic Adventurer of the year.  He’ll be showing his latest film “The Last Honey Hunter”  filmed in Nepal for National Geographic and recently nominated for an OSCAR.

Nathan Ward has made award winning films in some of the most remote locations on earth and he’ll be showing several samples of his work.

We'll be seeing a trailer for Paprika leaverton's latest film, HIKO - The Women Juggler's of Tonga.

Beth and George Gage will be showing Kick Ass Katie Lee about river running legend Katie Lee who passed away just this month at age 98.  The film features rarely seen footage of Glen Canyon before it was buried by Lake Powell. 

Following the film showings will be a panel discussion with Moderator Leslie Matthews, Chair of the Board of KHEN.  Audience members will have a chance to interact with the filmmakers first hand and ask questions about the films.

Sponsors for the event:
Cosmos
Shallots
Soulcraft
Wood's Distillery

For more information about the entire film festival, click HERE

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Nov
11
7:30 PM19:30

Alpine Orchestra - "Mostly Mozart"

 

Come join us on Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 pm for the community-based Alpine Orchestra’s fall performance, Mostly Mozart.

Concerts are also scheduled for Friday, November 10 at 7:30 at Lake County High School in Leadville and Sunday, November 12 at 3:00 pm at ClearView Community Church in Buena Vista.

Concerts are offered free of charge (though donations are most welcome).

Learn more about the Alpine Orchestra here.

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Nov
9
5:30 PM17:30

November Creative Mixer - Thurs. Nov. 9th 5:30-7:00

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The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites the public to attend the October Creative Mixer at the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery on Thursday, November 9 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring artist Max Ruppeck and musician Drew Petersen.

Max Ruppeck’s first watercolor was painted in 1962 when an architectural student at the University of Illinois. He painted sporadically over the next 40-plus years and more seriously since retiring in 2012. Land/city/seascapes are his primary subjects and he also enjoys figurative/portrait painting. Ruppeck shared that his general approach to painting is to lay in the larger areas of value and color using large brushes with as few strokes as possible, followed by highlights, linear elements and textures added with smaller brushes and applicators.

Acoustic guitarist John Drew Petersen has been spreading instrumental magic around central Colorado since the release of his album "Faint But Visible" in early 2017. Altered tunings, partial capos, free harmonics, and "extended techniques" help this Cotopaxi musician/composer create tunes with layered themes and harmonies- like "National Monument", a tribute to the Arkansas River- with just one guitar.

Held every second Thursday, the Creative Mixer is free and open to the public. It’s a casual, social gathering to share information about the local arts scene. The Mixer is a great way to find new friends and collaborators. Free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, exciting entertainment, and great conversation are yours to enjoy! Join us at “The Mixer” on Thursday, November 9 from 5:30-7:00 pm.

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Oct
12
5:30 PM17:30

October Creative Mixer

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IT'S TIME FOR THE...
OCTOBER CREATIVE MIXER

The Salida Council for the Arts (SCFTA) invites the public to attend the October Creative Mixer at the Salida SteamPlant Paquette Gallery on Thursday, October 12 from 5:30-7:00 pm featuring artist Dvora Kanegis and Joe Lobeck of the Salida Circus.

Artist Dvora Kanegis, a life-long painter, finds that after years of painting abstract faces, dancers, and landscapes, that total abstraction is her new passion. Her intent is to create meaningful experiences from color alone with very little form, which she says is an incredibly challenging goal! Dvora has been experimenting with Venetian plaster, which she applies to canvas in many layers, thus making the acrylic paint look luminous. 

Joe Lobeck of the Salida Circus will be on hand to make juggling look easy. Of course, it’s not! His message through juggling is one of determination, hard work, and focus, as we strive for greatness in whatever we do. He’ll share some insights on what it takes to juggle the various pursuits we all take on in our personal and professional lives, and have fun while we’re doing it!

Held every second Thursday, the Creative Mixer is free and open to the public. It’s a casual, social gathering to share information about the local arts scene. The Mixer is a great way to find new friends and collaborators. Free hors’ de oeuvres, a cash bar, beautiful artwork, exciting entertainment, and great conversation are yours to enjoy!

Join us at “The Mixer” on Thursday, October 12 from 5:30-7:00 pm.

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Oct
8
to Oct 9

Chipeta Rising October 8 & 9

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Together We Moved a Mountain!
Chipeta Rising Celebration - October 8 & 9

The Chipeta Rising Celebration is being organized to honor the renaming of Chipeta Mountain in the Sawatch Range on Sunday, October 8, and Monday, October 9, in Salida and surrounding areas.

Free historic, public events will pay tribute to Ute culture with a Unity Walk, reconciliation and rededication presentations and ceremonies, performances, a blessing of the Arkansas River, a mountain dedication ceremony, memorial summit climb, and a mountain blessing for Chipeta Mountain at the summit.

This historic occasion will be led by our esteemed guests, Chipeta's Family and the Ute Tribal Council. Many members of the Ute Tribe will be present for these ceremonies, their dancers, and their drummers. You won't want to miss this event. Bring your entire family. 


For a full schedule of events for the Chipeta Rising Celebration, visit the Chipeta Mountain Project website: www.chipetamountain.com

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Oct
7
7:30 AM07:30

Salida Ballcano 2017 - BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

 FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FUN

FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FUN

Salida Ballcano is an annual event where the Salida Council for the Arts partners with a local school to conduct a fabulously fun fundraiser. Proceeds (after expenses) are shared equally between the two organizations. This year's fundraiser benefits the Salida Montessori Charter School and the Salida Council for the Arts. 

A Pancake Breakfast will be served on the SteamPlant Plaza from 7:30am until 9:30am BEFORE the “Ball drop”. The breakfast ($8/Adults & $4/Youth) will go to benefit wildfire victims. The ball drop will take place down Tenderfoot Mountain, aka “S” Mountain at 10:00AM.

Ball tickets may be purchased at www.salidaballcano.com for $10 each and from Box of Bubbles and Kaleidoscope Toys. You may buy as many tickets as you’d like– the more tickets you purchase, the better your chance of winning!

NOTE: You do not actually receive a ball (as they will be used again in future years) but are rather paying for an opportunity to win a cash prize if your numbered ball is one of the balls that goes the furthest. There are 3 different sized balls and they will be numbered randomly so that everyone has a “fair” chance.

Following are the cash prizes that will be awarded to the 9 balls that travel the furthest down “S” mountain. The course that the balls will flow will be on the east side of “S” Mountain. There is a possibility the course will change. It will be obvious the morning of the ball eruption on October 7. Winners will be notified by phone and email.

$500 prize (furthest ball to roll down the mountain)
$250 prize (2nd furthest ball to roll down the mountain)
$100 prize (3rd furthest ball to roll down the mountain)
$25 prizes (4th-9th furthest balls to roll down the mountain)

“Thank you for participating in the Second Annual Salida Ballcano,” said Salida Council for the Arts Vice-President and Ballcano Ballvedero Ken Brandon. “This is a really fun way we all can raise money to benefit multiple good causes and get people participating in a fabulously fun original hometown Salida idea!”  

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