Three local art projects will be awarded grants from Salida Council for the Arts at their Creative Mixer this month, to be held this coming Thursday, March 9th. This is the first of three cycles for 2017 Community Grants, giving support to local arts projects by the Arts Council.
At the free monthly event you’ll also meet artists, art appreciators, local residents or visitors, chat with Council members about current projects and hear details of upcoming creative projects throughout the Arkansas Valley.
“To Salida with LOVE” is the title of this month’s art exhibit in the Paquette Gallery of the SteamPlant Event Center where the Creative Mixer is held. This work, by Salida artist and instructor Tina Gramann, is what she calls “an art show of sentiment, memory, & whimsy captured in pictures, chalk art, & paintings.” Tina has worked in early childhood education, professional theatre and visual art for over 20 years and is the founder and instructor at Salida Creativity Lab.
Scott Adams brings his hugely popular finger-style guitar music to the Mixer. Known for his mastery of Hawaiian slack key, folk, blues, ragtime and bottleneck styles. Influenced by Leo Kottke, John Fahey, and Stephan Grossman, among others, Scott has been playing solo for more than 35 years; and builds exotic steel-string guitars as a hobby.
Entry to the Mixer is always free, and the Salida Council for the Arts encourages you leave have your pocket change to help offset expenses! All donations go to the general operating fund, which brings you the Creative Mixer, Community Grants, Salida Art Walk and more!
Free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available; as will the always-popular "soapbox", where anyone can stand up and make announcements of interest to the crowd.